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#124200 - 03/01/03 04:34 PM Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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You know, I don't hate action gamers, or rpg-ers, or strategy gamers, or any OTHER type gamers. So....why is it they all seem to hate adventure gamers so much??

I've posted on other gaming boards and been met with downright hateful flaming just for expressing my love of adventures. And I'm always careful to say that I do play other genres as well (because I DO), but....they still pounce on me like I've just commited a mortal sin! What's up with that??? How did we become such a HATED segment of the gaming population???

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#124201 - 03/01/03 04:44 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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They do? grrrr.

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#124202 - 03/01/03 05:27 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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I too have the same problem. I went to a action webb once looking for a walkthrough. There were some there but I found a more complete walkthrough for the game I was looking for, and posted a reply. I got a answer to my reply and it said (We would rather write our own walkthrough, goodbye). I never went back there again.
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#124203 - 03/01/03 05:35 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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Maybe they don't take us seriously, and think we're a bunch of wimps, because we'd rather not spend our leisure time slicing and dicing our way through horrible monsters, or fighting gun battles, or trying to escape other forms of violent death.

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#124204 - 03/01/03 05:37 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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P.S., I should have added: because we'd rather use our brains than our trigger fingers.

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#124205 - 03/01/03 05:52 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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Well, there's room here at Gameboomers for puzzlers, adventurers, rpgers, fpsers and "slice and dicers" FOTFL laugh laugh laugh , that's for sure! Come one come all...its just one big community. That's what makes Gameboomers such a great place to park your hat, or your bike, or your HummerII, or even your unicycle! ......whatever you got, we've got a spot for it.....we're just plain NICE here at Gameboomers!

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#124206 - 03/01/03 06:01 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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P.S., I should have added: because we'd rather use our brains than our trigger fingers.
They're just jealous of our brain power. <img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />
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#124207 - 03/01/03 06:04 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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I don't know that all folks who play action games hate adventure gamers. I have played a number of number of FSP/action games as have quite a few people here at GB.

I think that at many pure action sites - the average age of the members is considerably younger than here at GB and other more mixed sites. As such - they aren't only ruder to an adventure gamer who stumbles in - they tend to give fellow members more than their share of grief as well. A lot of it is just the way they joke and talk to one another. I look at many of the threads to get a sense of the layout before I post. If it's fairly rough and tumble - I expect it too. On the other hand - there is some universal disdain of adventure games as they think of them. They just don;t want a story, plot - dialogue and the like to get in the way of quick twitch action and can't figure out what the noise is all about with those who do. Just the way it is.

That's why I hang here at GB - it suits me fine smile

Laura
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#124208 - 03/01/03 06:07 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
kjos Offline
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Good for you witchen. I love adventure games but I've played all the new ones, so I have to go to action and rpg. They keep me going until another adventure game comes out.
Richard
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#124209 - 03/01/03 06:21 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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Another genre I should have mentioned above is "strategy." I love strategy games, not necessarily war/combat, but city/country building games like the Sierra series Pharoah/Cleopatra/Zeus/Poseidon and the latest, Emperor! Great stories, very engaging. There's another called "Tropico" about building an empire south of the border, and many, many others that are darn fun and NICE for a change. smile



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#124210 - 03/01/03 06:46 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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I certainly agree with Witchen that there's room here for everyone with all different tastes, and that the "niceness" of GB is what makes the difference.

On the other hand, it's good for everyone to remember to check their biases at the door. Being an action gamer myself, I can't think of too many brains that I envy, personally. wink

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#124211 - 03/01/03 07:07 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
Mad Offline
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Hi.

I reckon those ones who "hate" us (and they don't ALL hate us) just allow their tongues to run away with themselves as much as their action button fingers do.....

rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes

Cheers.

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#124212 - 03/01/03 08:14 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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I think gatorlaw hit it right on the head. It all depends on the board and how it's moderated. I personally won't post on one that runs wild. There's too much grief in the world already without me posting and then having to get all worked up over the fighting and arguing in places like that, so I avoid them.

GB is a great place, because we accept all types of gamers here.

Witchen, I like strategy games too, but I'm a dunce at them. smile I start out fine and then spread myself too thin. I have "The Nations" here that looks pretty good, so eventually I'll get up my nerve to try it.

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#124213 - 03/01/03 08:32 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
audrey522 Offline
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Why do they hate us???
frown frown frown
Why does a person hate ANYONE who is smarter, cuter and more popular than them?

lol lol lol

Marion
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#124214 - 03/01/03 10:07 PM Re: Why do other genre gamers hate us so much???
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Hi Jean, wave

....you yourself hit it on the head too, with your statement about there already being enough grief in the world. Gaming creates a community of fun, relaxation and, yes, even education, here at Gameboomers. Its a fine space to hang in, isn't it? Collectively, Gameboomers creates the best of all possible gaming environments, thanks to both members and staff. As they say..."birds of a feather flock together."


As for strategy games, I haven't heard of "The Nations." Sounds like I am missing something. I'll check it out. laugh


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