#1 Posted by Ryanmc94 (50 posts) -

So I had a few mates around my place when my parents were on holidays. I thought 'Hey! Throwing a little LAN party wouldn't be such a bad idea'. It was a great deal of fun (you can checkout the kinect shenanigans on my youtube channel). We whipped out the kinect, the old wii got dusted off, borderlands 2 coop was fantastic... and that was my problem. When everyone else decided to call it a night, one of my mates stayed up and played Borderlands 2 from dusk to dawn... ON MY ACCOUNT. I woke up in the morning to discover a truckload of new gear, quests and obtained level ranks. So after ruining what could have been fantastic solo experience, I forced myself this weekend to restart the entire game from the beginning.

This wasn't the only game a friend ruined for me this year. A girl who's had a thing for me for a while now turned up at my door, drunk off her tits and asked if she could come inside. It was after the AFL grand final (It's an Australian thing) and I was relaxing with Max Payne 3. My parents were still away and this girl wanted to take full advantage of the situation. Not being interested at all I shrugged off all the moves she made. Eventually she attempted to appeal to my nerdy side by snatching the controller and playing 2 and a half chapters worth whilst I entertained other friends who randomly decided to make an appearance.

So my question is this: Has any of your friends ever played or ruined a game for you without permission?

For me Max Payne was an easy fix, I just reloaded the chapter I was on. I was a solid 16 hours into Borderlands 2 however so it's starting to feel a bit grindy.

#2 Posted by Synaptic (310 posts) -

not the way your experience was ruined. borderlands wouldn't have been a big deal to me, you play the same story on your second playthrough if you want to go that far in. it's definitely grindy as a solo player, its more fun with even one more person, and less monotonous.

(btw rugby is better, Leinster ftw)

#3 Posted by Nightriff (5335 posts) -

I thought you were going to go with they stole from you, not beat the game for you. First World Problems.

#4 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (888 posts) -

Fortunately, no.

But I do have dick friends that would occasionally set my PC wallpaper to gay porn when I'm not around. Couple of times, strangers saw it and things became really awkward.

#5 Posted by believer258 (12185 posts) -

@Zomgfruitbunnies said:

Fortunately, no.

But I do have dick friends that would occasionally set my PC wallpaper to gay porn when I'm not around. Couple of times, strangers saw it and things became really awkward.

A few of my friends did that very same thing to one of my friends. Only, it was on his assigned high school computer while he was gone to the bathroom.

Anyway, for the Borderlands 2 thing you should probably have made new characters for your friends. Or, you should have a solo character specifically for soloing and nothing else. For Max Payne 3, you could have just saved it and cut the whole thing off if you already had friends over. I just finished that game and it is not one I would play when friends are visiting.

For solutions, you said you've got the Max Payne 3 thing figured out but I suggest using Borderlands 2 as a podcast game until you get back to where you were.

Finally, no. I'm going to sound like a dick by saying this, but I've never come across such issues simply because I don't let anyone else use my single player profiles and stuff. I let my brother play some games on my PC, but only if they have separate characters and save slots. I have lost saves before, but not in a long time, and usually due to my own damn fault.

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#6 Posted by VooDooPC (337 posts) -

So you let this drunk girl who you claim has a thing for you (and you have no interest in) into your house and let her play Max Payne for a couple hours while you went off and did something else? I think that story is completely fabricated!

#7 Posted by Hunter5024 (5962 posts) -

My brother accidentally saved over my Oblivion file four fucking times. Can't say I was really enjoying it, and I probably would have stopped playing pretty quickly afterwords, but still. If that had been a good game I would've been really upset.

#8 Posted by snarekick (101 posts) -

pics of the drunk chick

#9 Posted by HistoryInRust (6401 posts) -

Declined sleeping with a girl to play a video game.

Legendary.

#10 Posted by probablytuna (3822 posts) -

I don't think I've ever had a problem like that, mostly because when my friends come over we do anything but play games since most of my games are single-playing experiences.

#11 Posted by YoThatLimp (1938 posts) -

The first time I had come across Pokemon it was at a sleep over at a friends house with my cousin, and he let me play on his file for a few hours. After he went to bed I thought "Hey, why not start up my own game?". Is tarted it, named the player something random and played for hours!

In the morning I woke up to a screaming friend. Apparently Pokemon only had one save slot. I blamed it on my cousin. I have never told anyone this story before.

#12 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

The fuck are you doing letting drunk chicks in your place of residence? That one is on YOU. Especially if you JUST IGNORED HER ANYWAY. Either turn her away or fuck her dude. Give her what she wants if you're going to let her into the damn house, otherwise you're just a cock tease.

Sounds to me like you have boundary issues. Tell the asshole to start a new character! Through hot coffee on the brat to sober her up. Etc.

#13 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1857 posts) -

@HistoryInRust said:

Declined sleeping with a girl to play a video game.

Legendary.

easy mode. As long as you're not a complete animal you can use that rational part of your brain and realize sex is fifteen minutes to an hour of a decently good time, while video games are forever.

#14 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4701 posts) -

@HistoryInRust said:

Declined sleeping with a girl to play a video game.

Legendary.

Yes, make fun of somebody for not taking advantage a drunk person.

#15 Posted by Athadam (704 posts) -

@Artemesia said:

@HistoryInRust said:

Declined sleeping with a girl to play a video game.

Legendary.

easy mode. As long as you're not a complete animal you can use that rational part of your brain and realize sex is fifteen minutes to an hour of a decently good time, while video games are forever.

Max Payne will always be there tomorrow. The opportunity to bone isn't.

#16 Posted by HistoryInRust (6401 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@HistoryInRust said:

Declined sleeping with a girl to play a video game.

Legendary.

Yes, make fun of somebody for not taking advantage a drunk person.

Don't worry. You're next.

#17 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1857 posts) -

@Castermhief117 said:

@Artemesia said:

@HistoryInRust said:

Declined sleeping with a girl to play a video game.

Legendary.

easy mode. As long as you're not a complete animal you can use that rational part of your brain and realize sex is fifteen minutes to an hour of a decently good time, while video games are forever.

Max Payne will always be there tomorrow. The opportunity to bone isn't.

And it was that easy to discover which one was more loyal and worth your time.

#18 Posted by jking47 (1248 posts) -

I support your decision OP, sex with drunk girls who turn up on your doorstep is no good.

To the point, yeah I have had this shit. A friend of mine will always try to log in to my profile/account on whatever game and just play from there, every time I have to tell him to get off of it. Sometimes he will whine about not wanting to start from the beginning, but meh. Dunno why, but he just does not get that I want to play and experience the full game for myself, he just does not see it as an issue at all. But, I don't understand his position at all either, I could never just start a game from the middle on someone else's save. I guess people are just looking for different things out of a game.

#19 Posted by konig_kei (668 posts) -

I wish someone would play borderlands 2 on my account for me. Game is so goddamn boring but i need to finish it. Can't explain why but I do a little every now and then.

#20 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2295 posts) -

Lending a copy of Sonic Advance 3 to a friend and he had a friend who played a new game over my one which I put a great deal of time into finding those chao things in each level. That's going back a few years ago and I no longer give a damn but the lesson was don't lend carts with saves to friends.

#21 Posted by JoeBigfoot (114 posts) -

@HistoryInRust said:

Declined sleeping with a girl to play a video game.

Legendary.

Or natural selection in action.

#22 Posted by Vextroid (1429 posts) -

@YoThatLimp said:

The first time I had come across Pokemon it was at a sleep over at a friends house with my cousin, and he let me play on his file for a few hours. After he went to bed I thought "Hey, why not start up my own game?". Is tarted it, named the player something random and played for hours!

In the morning I woke up to a screaming friend. Apparently Pokemon only had one save slot. I blamed it on my cousin. I have never told anyone this story before.

Had a similar experience with Pokemon Silver. Left it at a friends house and a friend of his overwrites my file. I was pissed, granted it was only 2 gym leaders in but I couldn't be arsed grinding up again and facing the fuckin' Miltank. (Some of you know what I'm talking about)

To this day still haven't been arsed playing Silver.

#23 Posted by Rainbowkisses (472 posts) -

Why didn't you just kick her out? Also, to some other posters, is it that hard to imagine there is a girl you don't want to have sex with?

#24 Posted by crusader8463 (14428 posts) -

The closest thing to that would have been when I was a kid and game saves were on the carts themselves like in NES/SNES/N64 days. I would rent a game for a weekend then have to take it back. I would then rent it again next week hoping my save was still there but someone would always without fail have ether deleted it or started playing it.

#25 Posted by mandude (2666 posts) -

If she was drunk, then you should have shooed her away with a broom. It would be far too ridiculous for her to believe it when she remembers it the next morning anyway.