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#1 Posted by SuperSolidSnake2019 (74 posts) -

I was wondering if there was other people who generally played games alone as that's what I do most of the time. I only ever had a few friends on my list of contacts but I have had to play games alone or with strangers that you are matched with online for the majority of time.

So are there any of you that play alone and how do you feel about it?

For me the experience of playing alone is fine if its an offline game like Zelda or something like that but I seem to lack interest in competing against strangers in COD or Battlefield if I have no one to share it with or speak to about what I have done and what I am doing.

I am less likely to try things in games like harder settings or challenges as I won't have anyone to tell about it. Sad.

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#2 Posted by Poppy_Persona (150 posts) -

I always play alone, i don't have anybody on my friends list. I just don't play those kind of games i guess I'm all about the single player. I really have no interest at all in multiplayer of any kind.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

That's all I do.

#4 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4686 posts) -

Depends on the game. If it's multiplayer I'll play with friends. I play a lot of LoL, and I pretty much just DON'T play unless I have a group. Random strangers are assholes.

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#5 Posted by Ezakael (929 posts) -

I almost always play games alone. I enjoy playing singleplayer games more than multiplayer so I spend most game time alone.

#6 Edited by falserelic (5394 posts) -

Well of coarse I do, I also like to watch porn by myself too.

Edit: I do play multiplayer games. I don't have a problem playing with other people.

#7 Posted by Clonedzero (4194 posts) -

Well my favorite genre is RPGs, so yeah.

#8 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5351 posts) -

I play singleplayer games alone and multiplayer games with others

#9 Posted by AiurFlux (901 posts) -

I hate people, so yeah.

#10 Posted by CaLe (3943 posts) -

I was the type of person who would be in clans and guilds when I was between ages 14-21 but I've changed and now I can't imagine being in such a thing again. I still play multiplayer games from time to time, just not with any people I know.

#11 Posted by SuperSolidSnake2019 (74 posts) -

Well of coarse I do, I also like to watch porn by myself too.

Edit: I do play multiplayer games. I don't have a problem playing with other people.

So who else...plays multiplayer games.

#12 Edited by Rorie (2764 posts) -

I'm almost exclusively set to offline on Steam. When I'm actually logged in I get too many people messaging me. It's distracting.

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#13 Posted by NakAttack (1289 posts) -
#14 Posted by excido (199 posts) -

99% of my gaming is done alone. I only have one controller for ps3 and one controller for xbox 360. only gaming i do multiplayer is when i play move games with my wife or daughter and that's not even often. I LOVE deep single player games.

#15 Posted by Kaiserreich (690 posts) -

Single-player 4 lyfe.

#16 Posted by MildMolasses (3218 posts) -

@rorie said:

I'm almost exclusively set to offline on Steam. When I'm actually logged in I get too many people messaging me. It's distracting.

I know what I'm doing this evening...

#17 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5363 posts) -

That's the only way I play.

#18 Edited by MOAB (374 posts) -

@rorie said:

I'm almost exclusively set to offline on Steam. When I'm actually logged in I get too many people messaging me. It's distracting.

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#19 Posted by tonyp2121 (169 posts) -

I mostly play single player games, and multiplayer games only with strangers, unless a friend of mine asks to play a game with me I usually go with random strangers.

#20 Edited by HelicopterSpy (139 posts) -

I almost always play alone. Even multiplayer games (League, Halo, etc) I tend to just do solo matchmaking. Sometimes I'll play with my friends, but I usually play a game or two, then take a break, then another game or two. I don't go for crazy marathon sessions, but my friends usually do, so that doesn't really line up.

#21 Posted by gokaired (518 posts) -

I hate people, i usually play games alone, funny i have so many friends XD

#22 Posted by VirtuaGrant (52 posts) -

I play almost exclusively alone, even in stuff like L4D2 and Borderlands. Though I have found The Last of Us multiplayer compelling enough to play 50 or so hours of recently.

I do wonder if the bigger focus on multiplayer games and the social aspects of the systems in the next generation will kind of force people to play more online stuff to get the most from the games. Stuff like Destiny and Titanfall obviously will but hopefully there will be plenty of single player stuff for the more...curmudgeonly among us.

#23 Posted by ShaggE (6399 posts) -

Almost always. I like multiplayer just fine, I just prefer gaming to be a solitary experience.

That said, I love playing bad games with friends so that we may poke fun at them.

#24 Posted by Unequivocable (215 posts) -

Almost always, except for one period in my life when I had a roommate who enjoyed watching games more than playing them, so he'd watch me play RPGs and comment on the plot and stuff--it was great fun! But that's a rare case.

#25 Edited by SuperSolidSnake2019 (74 posts) -

I play almost exclusively alone, even in stuff like L4D2 and Borderlands. Though I have found The Last of Us multiplayer compelling enough to play 50 or so hours of recently.

I do wonder if the bigger focus on multiplayer games and the social aspects of the systems in the next generation will kind of force people to play more online stuff to get the most from the games. Stuff like Destiny and Titanfall obviously will but hopefully there will be plenty of single player stuff for the more...curmudgeonly among us.

I think that might be an issue with these new machines. I won't ever play in a massive team on Battlefield 4 were I am communicating and carrying out instructions etc. I will be playing myself and listening and if there is any communications people are trying to make I will work as a team if they seem decent.

#26 Edited by thatdutchguy (1271 posts) -

yep

#27 Edited by Aetheldod (3541 posts) -

95% of the time ... if you count random people in the webz as not playing alone

#28 Posted by Monkeyman04 (1041 posts) -

For the most part, yes.

#29 Posted by believer258 (11771 posts) -

I mostly play single player games, so yes.

#30 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

As of late I tend to. Unless I have a group of friends to play with, I generally stick to more single player based games anyway.

#31 Posted by Glottery (1181 posts) -

Ayup, if we don't count WoW. I used to have a group of people to play UT2K4, Battlefield 1942, RB6, Operation Flashpoint and the likes together with, but that was years ago. Back then I might've also played with randoms at times, but most of the times there was at least one person from that group...but like said, those times are long-gone by now and I do miss them occasionally. The last multiplayer game I've played with random peeps in the recent years was Max Payne 3. Was decent fun, but didn't play it for longer than a week or so.

So single player it is for me! Enjoyable campaign/story > Multiplayer.

#32 Edited by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

Pretty much all the time. I rarely play Multiplayer games at all.

#33 Edited by IrrelevantJohn (1052 posts) -

i'm a lonely man...

Does streaming on twitch count?

#34 Posted by RetroMetal (189 posts) -

Unless I'm playing CoD or Battlefield, I'm always playing alone.

#35 Edited by Miyuki (176 posts) -

Yup. I play lots of single player games, so it's fine. I don't have many RL friends who game, and most of them have 360 instead of PS3, so I stick to offline mode most of the time (and I don't like multi-player as much anyway!)

#36 Edited by kaos_cracker (576 posts) -

I play alone like 90% of the time. I play some Battlefield multiplayer while listening to the Bombcast so I have something to do. With The Last of Us, I happened to be in a lobby with people who use mics so if I ever play that I don't play it alone anymore. But it depends on the game and the system. I enjoy solo games more.

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#37 Posted by Sanity (1896 posts) -

Its all i know, been years since i had friends interested in games so thats all i have.

#38 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2342 posts) -

I play online games with friends all the time nowadays.

#39 Posted by BeachThunder (11793 posts) -
#40 Posted by BaneFireLord (2918 posts) -

Apart from some multiplayer shooters and the occasional MMO (which I invariably play through with solo builds), the vast, vast majority of my gaming is single player in nature.

#41 Posted by DR34DN0UGHT (34 posts) -

It all depends on the game and how I am feeling at the time.

#42 Posted by armaan8014 (5375 posts) -

I dont play online at all

#43 Posted by Reisz (1478 posts) -

That's the best way to play.

#44 Posted by pyromagnestir (4283 posts) -

I do everything alone...

:(

#45 Posted by CreepyUncleBrad (166 posts) -

I usually end up playing multiplayer games "alone" because most of my friends own consoles and I'm all up in that PC business (though I do plan on getting a console someday) This leads to me only playing certain games online because I find some are fine playing with randoms and some you really need to be playing with friends to enjoy.

#46 Posted by Zaccheus (1791 posts) -

Almost exclusively. Not really my choice thought.

#47 Posted by Darson (450 posts) -

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7t1sepWR51rvtz7yo2_500.gif

Sigh.....

#48 Posted by Quarters (1663 posts) -

Play alone about 90% of the time.

#49 Posted by Pr1mus (3854 posts) -

About 90-95% of the time.

Even when it's multiplayer most of the time it's with total strangers that i make sure to mute if possible.

#50 Edited by Vextroid (1380 posts) -

Yep and I prefer it that way.

Exceptions are for games like Borderlands and Dead Island but I don't have PC gamer friends.