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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?
if i had the money? yes <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

How do you decide to buy an RPG?
from every source of information i can find.

Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?
NO

Do you use walk throughs?
only if i beat the game already, and i find some things i missed

Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?
yes

Do you prefer single character or party?
single character

Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?
i haven't played multiplayer yet.
but i think i'm a "loner"



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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?
No. It has to be interesting. I'll usually try the demo first.

How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?
Usually demo. Or a magazine reveiw.

Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?
No. Not unless I'm really bored and have already completed it.

Do you use walk throughs?
Only if I've been stuck for over a week.

Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?
Definately!

Do you prefer single character or party?
Single character. It makes me closer to them and I get a better feeling as I create them. Party based games tend to have less character development and more levelling-up.

Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?
Single-player. I don't have time for multiplayer, and it ends up being a hack-fest anyway.

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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?
that against FPS, sure i'll buy RPG. another factor that weighs heavily for me is that whether it's turn-based or real-time. if it'sreal-time then i'll look into it. if it's turn-based, i'll look somewhere else.

How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?
reviews as well as word of mouth (friends & fellow gamers). in some cases, demo.

Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?
not when it's not necessary.

Do you use walk throughs?
only after i played the first time & wondering if i miss anything like quests, easter eggs, etc.

Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?
yep. better that way.

Do you prefer single character or party?
never thought of RPGs that way. what i emphasise a lot is FUN.

Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?
never really had a chance of experiencing multiplayer (except NOX, which is RPG lite). single player of course.



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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?

Not buy but yes.
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How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?

Why, are you trying to sell me something?
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Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?

No!
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If I can't get past something, I go to the forums.
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Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?

Nah.
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Depends on the game.
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Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?

Single

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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?
[color:"red"] No but I do look at a rpgs if they look good ill buy them [/color]

How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?
[color:"purple"] Reviews and demos [/color]

Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?
[color:"green"] Not unless I beat the game, then I cheat like crazy, cheats are fun [/color]

Do you use walk throughs?
[color:"blue"] not unless I am stuck [/color]

Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?
[color:"black"] No, not unless i need it or add quests or something to the game [/color]

Do you prefer single character or party?
[color:"orange"] both, but single is better [/color]

Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?
[color:"yellow"] both, multiplayer only if its funner and gots more stuff in it but if not then single [/color]


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1. I dont buy em...(except for dd and bd)

2. demos, word of mouth, reviews

3. I mod some games for my own, but that includes making enemys stronger.

4. sometimes, when im really stuck. (but most times it ruins the fun)

5.Mostly not

6. single character.

7. Both cool, as long as yuou dont have to pay.


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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?

How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?

Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?

Do you use walk throughs?

Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?

Do you prefer single character or party?

Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?


(1) i have no choice. i'm very poor in strategy, fps, and those other game genres. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

(2) mostly after trying out their respective demos.

(3) not all the time. only when i think that the game designers made the game more tedious than it should have been. for example, i used the ease-of-use mods by weimer (excellent btw) for baldur's gate ii and icewind dale ii. it made my experience w/ those games more pleasant rather than a chore to be finished.

(4) only when i don't know how to progress in the game anymore.

(5) absolutely!

(6) i prefer small parties of up to 3. 4 or more gives me a headache much worse than migraine. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

(7) single player, except when i find a nice group to play with in multi, like the brief time i had playing w/ shyon and ube in d2.


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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?
I used to, couple of years ago. Now I don't. In fact, now I'm a little more into racing and strategy games (but not RTS...hate them things).

How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?
Like any game I get, reviews and forums, if a game is praised on a forum a lot you can find out a lot more info than you'd read in a review.

Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?
No...no interest in those things.

Do you use walk throughs?
Only when completely stuck to the point where I don't want to play it any more unless I can get the solution - then I only read enough to get me unstuck.

Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?
Always...when possible!

Do you prefer single character or party?
Hmmmm...tough one! Depends on how well the game has implemented the party mode...some party games give me a headache trying to manage all the characters. Single character games just edge ahead in my opinion.

Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?
Single player for sure. When given the chance mulitplayer is something I'd try for a laugh, but for real gaming I only get games with serious strong single player campaigns.

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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?
[color:"red"]no.. it has to look interesting to me..[/color]

How do you decide to buy an RPG? reviews,word of mouth, forums?
[color:"red"]it all depends.. sometimes reviews, or forums, but normaly word of mouth...[/color]

Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?
[color:"red"]i have before, but i normaly dont unless i already have beaten the game, i always have to play it through the right way before i try messing around with something else.. then i might after that..[/color]

Do you use walk throughs?
[color:"red"]same as the answer above.. i normaly like to just figure it all out on my own first, then after that i may play using a walkthrough just to see what i may have missed the first time around...[/color]

Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?
[color:"red"]normaly.. unless i dont know about it.. or its too big for me (on dial-up)[/color]

Do you prefer single character or party?
[color:"red"]for multi-player games im pretty much a loner for the most part.. unless its a game like NWN and some servers you HAVE to be in a party to get anywhere.. but if its a single player game, im all for having a party that i can control...[/color]

Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?
[color:"red"]depends on the game.. some games are just better in multi-player.. some are not.. it also depends on if im in a socal mood or not.. not genraly a ppl person..[/color]


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Interesting idea. I'll play <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?

No. There are a lot of games I won't touch that are RPGs, including anything at all with turn based combat. It's real time or nothing, for me. That's my major sticking point; there are others.

How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?

If I like the like of it primarily, though I do tend to look at word of mouth and reviews a lot more now than I did. Largely to find out if the release is a beta version, though.

Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?

Never. I see no point in them.

Do you use walk throughs?

Only after I have finished a game, to see if there's anything I missed. No-one really needs walkthroughs for an RPG. The puzzle solving games... That's something else again <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?

Always. This I have learned the hard way...

Do you prefer single character or party?

Party. It's hard to role play without group interaction.

Do you prefer single player or multiplayer?

Single player.


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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?

No, it should interest me and probably get some good reviews. But I'm always on the look-out for an RPG, something I can't say of an RTS for instance.

How do you decide to buy an RPG? reviews,word of mouth, forums?

A blend of those factors.

Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?

Sometimes, for fun, but only after I have finished the game 'legitimately' first.

Do you use walk throughs?

When I'm really, really dead stuck. (Or am just unable find the complete dragon-set. Who looks in a bloody cellar anyway? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />)

Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?

Sure.

Do you prefer single character or party?

Single character.

Do you prefer single player or multiplayer?

Single player.


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---Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?
Hubby is a game collector, so i wont have to buy it... its already on the shelve.... but there are few RPGs that i will play... I will play it depending to the playability.... the intensity of the quests... the story line... loads of things i look at.... (Diablo i wont play because there are only 3 quests through the whole game...
If mouse over object = yellow, then pick it up
If mouse over object = red, then kill it
If mouse over object - blue, pick it up its magical)

---How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?
Word of mouth, Demo, i dont believe reviews.. that just means someone else liked it... forums has the same subjectiveness... its the game fans who hand around...

---Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?
There are 2 things i do professionally:
1.Steal (it was mentioned on a forum, "you know you are a kleptomaniac, when people are scared to come to your funeral, because you might steal their stuff from beyond" (this was said after i discovered that you can still steal after you are dead in BD <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/evilgrin1.gif" alt="" />
2. Cheating, i wont use it every time... but the first time is guaranteed....

---Do you use walk throughs?
Not initially... but if the game is worth playing again, i will make sure that i get all the hidden quests that i may have missed the first time round...

---Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?
Oh yeaa....

---Do you prefer single character or party?
Single player... that way all the gold is MINE <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/badsmile2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/badsmile2.gif" alt="" />

---Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?
Multiplayer... c'mon who can resist beating their own friends at it????


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(Diablo i wont play because there are only 3 quests through the whole game...
If mouse over object = yellow, then pick it up
If mouse over object = red, then kill it
If mouse over object - blue, pick it up its magical)


And there you have it, the ultimate proof that Diablo is NOT an RPG <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />!

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Multiplayer... c'mon who can resist beating their own friends at it????


The thing is: I don't beat them <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/suspicion.gif" alt="" />. (That's right, I don't beat the friends I don't have <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />!)

And I don't steal in games, first because I'm too much of a hero to do it, and second because I allways manage to find the equipment I really need. Or I have NPC's in my party who does it for me <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />!

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---Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?
nope, i buy the games that look cool to me.

---How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?
previews, reviews and when it looks cool to me.

---Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?
i try not to, but when i'm stuck and there is no possible way i can get past it then yes i cheat/ use hacks/editors.

---Do you use walk throughs?
if i'm not stuck, i dont use them. if i'm stuck i read the part i need to get on with the game.


---Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?
depends on the situation: if the patch has some additional features or items, yes. if it has not i just install it when i want to.

---Do you prefer single character or party?
single player, but as a druid i lika a pet(to bad divdiv hasnt druids or pets)

---Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?
i like single player more, but i like to show off in multiplayer so its kind a balanced.


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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?

If it is an good RPG, yes. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?

Combination of all of these, if possible. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?

I have a rather strict principle : If a game loses its "play" style and instead becomes real hard work, or is unsolvable to me, then I'll cheat. I hardly ever use hacks, only hexediting, if I can manage it. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

Do you use walk throughs?

Of course. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

But normally only since the point that has been reached in the above mentioned description. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?

*Always* if it fits through my Modem. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> Or I try CD-ROMs which came with magazines. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

Do you prefer single character or party?

Personally, I prefer party, but that's simply due to the very first RPGs I've grown up with, so to say. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?

If I could afford MP, I'd give it a try. I once played a few sessions D2LOD with some forummembers here and it was a lot of fun ! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Since i cannot afford it now, I prefer SP. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Edit : Just discovered that I had already answered here a few years ago. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> Typical me, I would say. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?
[color:"red"] Not usually. [/color]

How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?
[color:"orange"] I like to have a demo first. Also i like to get ones that my friends recommend. Or i get some that i have read about in PC gamer. [/color]

Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?
[color:"yellow"]Only after i have beaten the game without them first.
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Do you use walk throughs?
[color:"green"] I consider walktroughs a cheat mecanisim. [/color]

Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?
[color:"blue"] Yes, then the game has less bugs and has the latest new items/maps. [/color]

Do you prefer single character or party?
[color:"purple"] Single character. I like to be a bounty hunter.
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Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?
[color:"red"] Single Player. but when i feel like it, i will play multiplayer. [/color]


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[color:"orange"]Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?[/color]

No, but that certainly helps. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />


[color:"orange"]How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?[/color]

The demo. Reviews, word of mouth and forums can get me to try a demo, and in some cases might convince me that the full game is better than the demo would imply (ie bugs fixed, changes made or annoying features, etc much less of an issue). I've rarely bought a game without trying a demo, but if it is cheap I'll gamble based on reviews. If it is not quite so cheap I may buy something based on forum discussion, where there is usually more detail, more people have input and you can judge someone's opinions based on what other games they like or dislike.


[color:"orange"]Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?[/color]

Generally, no. If part of a game is particularly tedious or not fun I might cheat to get through it easier, rather than quit the game because of it.


[color:"orange"]Do you use walk throughs?[/color]

Usually not, unless I am really stuck. Sometimes I skim through portions of a walkthrough after I have completed that part of a game, to see if I missed anything. If main plot quests or events frequently break uncompleted side quests or if I have to find something in a world of respawning monsters with no clue as to its location (ie Summoner), I will check a walkthrough as I go.


[color:"orange"]Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?[/color]

Yes.


[color:"orange"]Do you prefer single character or party?[/color]

Neither; it depends on the game design. Party based games offer more flexibility in character creation and plot, potentially more strategic combat, etc but also have more complex user interfaces, so there are more things that can be done wrong (though in some cases that may just be a matter of taste).


[color:"orange"]Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?[/color]

Single player. Multi-player can be fun, but trying to match up schedules to finish a longish game can be a problem. There are also issues with quest design in multi-player situations, which AFAIK (only ever tried multi-player with my brother in Diablo I/II) tend to encourage more hack and slash than plot development. This would make me more likely to become bored with playing (as in Diablo), requiring a break (perhaps permanent), and thus exacerbate the scheduling problem.

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Divine Divinity is my level of RPG playing.

It brought back classic gaming and the concept of fun. Single character and an open world, can it get any simpler. I didn't have to study to play the game, I was able to enjoy it through.

That's what was so Divine about it. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" />

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[color:"red"] Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG? [/color]
I would say about 30-35% more likely.

[color:"red"] How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums? [/color]
Mainly: Reviews and Demos, although any other means will certainly come into play.

[color:"red"] Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors? [/color]
Only when it is needed (stuck in wall, Lost items, Dead quest), or to create a different character (KoToR -- used editor to have a female scoundrel that looked like a female soldier).

[color:"red"] Do you use walk throughs? [/color]
Mainly for item stats and such, will use if I out think myself and get stuck.

[color:"red"] Do you download the latest patch before you start a game? [/color]
Always, don't you?

[color:"red"] Do you prefer single character or party? [/color]
It really depends on the game.

[color:"red"] Do you prefer single player or multipalyer? [/color]
Again it depends on the game.


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Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?


No, I have my own preferences. For example I strongly dislike Japanese RPGs.
Have tried them but was utterly disappointed - childish stories, metrosexual characters, way too much cutscenes...

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How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?

Hm, depends. Sometimes info by friends, sometimes forums & internet (especially if I already know a game and look for sequels), sometimes just spontaneous buys in my local games store.

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Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?


No, never used any...

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Yes, if I desperately need some help with a tricky issue. But in general I try to resolve the issues myself first, and only consult walkthroughs in a second step.

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Well, if I know that there's one out there, then yes. Otherwise no ;-)

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Party, for the much more tactical combat and more characters to develop.

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Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?


Depends. I usually have no time for longer MP sessions and I play way more SP. Nevertheless I've nothing against a well-made MP-part.


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