Christoffer's forum posts

#1 Posted by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

When I was deep into BF3 I made the great decision to have a few beers while playing on a friday night (no, it was actually a pretty stupid decision). Apparently I befriended a german squad mate during this session. He seemed to be a pretty cool guy, and he wanted to continue to play with me.

But then he told me he and his girlfriend was visiting a friend in sweden and wanted to swing by my place... which was miles away from the town he was going to. So it got a bit awkward for me.

Don't get me wrong. Asking to visit people you've played a few games with is pretty... brazen. In hindsight, I regret not meeting up with him. He was probably planning to roadtrip around, so it was probably not about me at all. But I'm a socially awkward person, and it felt pretty strange.

#2 Posted by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

I just kept on minmaxing INT and ATN with some VGR for my sorcerer, I didn't do hexes. I wanted the damage and the cast speed and it worked pretty well. Too well, actually, the game seems to be a bit easier on normal difficulty when your playing sorcerers.

I ended up putting some points into STR to get a shields, I needed to block some basic damage and I didn't use my left hand for anything else.

#3 Edited by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

No celebration? What are you talking about? I went to my mothers place and had a rainy and cold BBQ feast... it was actually a great time.

#4 Edited by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

Use analogy.

  • It feels like running knee-deep in mud
  • The weapons are peashooters
  • The textures looks like a blurry photo
  • The story is like a bad episode of Goosebumps
#5 Edited by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

I watch a lot of Dota 2 on Twitch because I find it to be a pretty interesting game to spectate. Also, it's a good way to learn the game. I don't watch much else in terms of Let's Plays and streams, except Jeff Green (cause he's fun as hell) and the occasional GB staff stream.

I mostly watch Draskyl on Twitch. Pretty knowledgeable and skilled at Dota. Also, I like his personality and the people he plays with. And he has good taste in music.

I don't think there's a simple answer to why we watch other people play games rather than play them ourselves. It all depends on what you want out of it.

Edit: Draskyl and crew http://www.twitch.tv/draskyl/b/535714518

#6 Posted by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

Those options are quite shit... sorry to be so blatant.

#7 Posted by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

Am I the only one who think it depends on the game?

#8 Posted by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

I will try to finish Sacrifice, and "Iron Brigade"... that's it for me

#9 Posted by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

Don't give me false hope.

#10 Edited by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

I've been struggling with that myself (well, most people I guess). Whatever happens to me and whatever I acquire, positive or negative, the hedonic treadmill pulls me back to normal soon after leaving me with that "well, now what?" -feeling. I guess you have to work on improving that status quo mindset when nothing is really going on, that's the most part of your life. My normal mode right now is: content. Which I think is pretty good, but it's certainly not euforic.

I have no suggestions on how to convince these people. Maybe they need to slam their heads at the same "solution" until they understand that they need something more long term (good health, trustworthy people around, a sense of identity and belonging, I dunno)... but that would be pretty weak therapeutic advice.