Roleplaying The Old Republic

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Yahtzee Croshaw:
Roleplaying The Old Republic

Let Yahtzee tell you about his character.

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"So as I said in the video I opted for a Republic Smuggler, and for race I chose Cyborg... blah, blah, blah... "

Not interesting, not interested, who gives a fuck?

Did you really just call vaginas "salty tuna sandwiches"? Why would a presumably heterosexual man (though, with that hat, vest and goatee I may have my doubts) equate delicious lady bits to salty fish while at the same time comparing a man's wedding tackle to a scrumptious hot dog with all the trimmings?

Sorry I was just reading through the comments section, but this one in particular stuck in my head so I have to speak to it to clean it out.

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"delicious lady bits"?
... You're a virgin aren't you?

or because your alter ego is particularly uninteresting.

I think I would have to disagree.

Ramblings about someone's character IS uninteresting. Uninteresting in the same way most fan fiction is.

Reason? Mary Sue characters. And most RP characters ARE Mary Sue characters. Characters designed to appeases the sensibilities of it's creator, instead of being designed to be interesting to an audience like most non-boring characters that you see in successful works of fiction.

EvilRoy:

Zom-B:

Yahtzee Croshaw:
Roleplaying The Old Republic

Let Yahtzee tell you about his character.

Read Full Article

"So as I said in the video I opted for a Republic Smuggler, and for race I chose Cyborg... blah, blah, blah... "

Not interesting, not interested, who gives a fuck?

Did you really just call vaginas "salty tuna sandwiches"? Why would a presumably heterosexual man (though, with that hat, vest and goatee I may have my doubts) equate delicious lady bits to salty fish while at the same time comparing a man's wedding tackle to a scrumptious hot dog with all the trimmings?

Sorry I was just reading through the comments section, but this one in particular stuck in my head so I have to speak to it to clean it out.

...
"delicious lady bits"?
... You're a virgin aren't you?

Your powers of deduction fail you, good sir. I am a happily married man of four years, lucky to be partnered with a beautiful woman who does indeed have "delicious lady bits". I can't speak for the ones you've encountered, if any at all, but I have yet to meet any that weren't delightful in their own special way.

By your comments, I might think that you are the virgin. But that would be rude and presumptuous of me, don't you agree?

The_root_of_all_evil:

El Dwarfio:

What about if I climbed Snowdon and it wasn't on a camping trip? :)

I'd suspect a little bit of varnishing there...what went wrong? ;)

Nothing really :P Me and my Brother were road-tripping Wales, we stopped for the weekend in Dolwydellan, drove to Rhydd Du and parked n the train station there and then climbed Snowdon, the Rhydd Du track is a great way of doing it, not as stunning as the Miner's but virtually no tourists on it.

Afterwards we drove to Llanberis and got hench fuck off pizzas from the greek owned takeaway there.

Zom-B:

EvilRoy:

Zom-B:

"So as I said in the video I opted for a Republic Smuggler, and for race I chose Cyborg... blah, blah, blah... "

Not interesting, not interested, who gives a fuck?

Did you really just call vaginas "salty tuna sandwiches"? Why would a presumably heterosexual man (though, with that hat, vest and goatee I may have my doubts) equate delicious lady bits to salty fish while at the same time comparing a man's wedding tackle to a scrumptious hot dog with all the trimmings?

Sorry I was just reading through the comments section, but this one in particular stuck in my head so I have to speak to it to clean it out.

...
"delicious lady bits"?
... You're a virgin aren't you?

Your powers of deduction fail you, good sir. I am a happily married man of four years, lucky to be partnered with a beautiful woman who does indeed have "delicious lady bits". I can't speak for the ones you've encountered, if any at all, but I have yet to meet any that weren't delightful in their own special way.

By your comments, I might think that [b]you</> are the virgin. But that would be rude and presumptuous of me, don't you agree?

Delight is one thing, delicious is another. I suppose it's possible that the... hmm "flavour" of any individual woman's "area" would depend strongly on the individuals diet, but I have yet to meet one that tastes especially delicious. Certainly have been less bad than others, but never enough to qualify as delicious.

Rude and presumptuous I suppose, yes, but no more or less so than questioning a persons gender preference based on a food analogy...

keroko:
There's a teeny-tiny flaw in that logic though: Star wars has a pen and paper RPG too. Now the pen and paper characters in question are framed by a universe we care about. Is it still impossible to care about a pen and paper character?

I'm not sure how this scenario is a "flaw" in my reasoning. A lot of people are familiar with D&D, LotR, etc. I still don't think that's as compelling as discussing your experiences in a world you've both experienced (as an entertainment product rather than a theoretical exercise).

But, for the third time, YMMV. I'm not telling you what to like or setting some sort of objective standard for how compelling different fictional constructions are. It's just my perspective.

jawakiller:
Old Republic was shitty Yahtzee, everybody knows that.

I didn't get the memo.

EvilRoy:
Sorry I was just reading through the comments section, but this one in particular stuck in my head so I have to speak to it to clean it out.

...
"delicious lady bits"?
... You're a virgin aren't you?

Your powers of deduction fail you, good sir. I am a happily married man of four years, lucky to be partnered with a beautiful woman who does indeed have "delicious lady bits". I can't speak for the ones you've encountered, if any at all, but I have yet to meet any that weren't delightful in their own special way.

By your comments, I might think that [b]you</> are the virgin. But that would be rude and presumptuous of me, don't you agree?[/quote]

Delight is one thing, delicious is another. I suppose it's possible that the... hmm "flavour" of any individual woman's "area" would depend strongly on the individuals diet, but I have yet to meet one that tastes especially delicious. Certainly have been less bad than others, but never enough to qualify as delicious.

Rude and presumptuous I suppose, yes, but no more or less so than questioning a persons gender preference based on a food analogy...[/quote]

You'll notice I didn't limit my curiousity about Yahtzee to just the food analogy, I also pointed out his rather dapper mode of dress.

Anyway, all I can do is feel bad for you that you seem only to have encountered women of questionable hygiene or dubious dietary habits.

Zom-B:

EvilRoy:
Sorry I was just reading through the comments section, but this one in particular stuck in my head so I have to speak to it to clean it out.

...
"delicious lady bits"?
... You're a virgin aren't you?

Your powers of deduction fail you, good sir. I am a happily married man of four years, lucky to be partnered with a beautiful woman who does indeed have "delicious lady bits". I can't speak for the ones you've encountered, if any at all, but I have yet to meet any that weren't delightful in their own special way.

By your comments, I might think that [b]you</> are the virgin. But that would be rude and presumptuous of me, don't you agree?

Delight is one thing, delicious is another. I suppose it's possible that the... hmm "flavour" of any individual woman's "area" would depend strongly on the individuals diet, but I have yet to meet one that tastes especially delicious. Certainly have been less bad than others, but never enough to qualify as delicious.

Rude and presumptuous I suppose, yes, but no more or less so than questioning a persons gender preference based on a food analogy...

You'll notice I didn't limit my curiousity about Yahtzee to just the food analogy, I also pointed out his rather dapper mode of dress.

Anyway, all I can do is feel bad for you that you seem only to have encountered women of questionable hygiene or dubious dietary habits.[/quote]

I see, including judgment based on proper grooming in addition to food analogy reduces presumption and rudeness to an insightful and polite observation. I'll file that for future use, thank you.

I suppose pity is the correct response to my situation, although I might wonder if your enjoyment of the flavour is more of an acquired taste, like caviar or chard.

EvilRoy:

Zom-B:

EvilRoy:
Sorry I was just reading through the comments section, but this one in particular stuck in my head so I have to speak to it to clean it out.

...
"delicious lady bits"?
... You're a virgin aren't you?

Your powers of deduction fail you, good sir. I am a happily married man of four years, lucky to be partnered with a beautiful woman who does indeed have "delicious lady bits". I can't speak for the ones you've encountered, if any at all, but I have yet to meet any that weren't delightful in their own special way.

By your comments, I might think that [b]you</> are the virgin. But that would be rude and presumptuous of me, don't you agree?

Delight is one thing, delicious is another. I suppose it's possible that the... hmm "flavour" of any individual woman's "area" would depend strongly on the individuals diet, but I have yet to meet one that tastes especially delicious. Certainly have been less bad than others, but never enough to qualify as delicious.

Rude and presumptuous I suppose, yes, but no more or less so than questioning a persons gender preference based on a food analogy...

You'll notice I didn't limit my curiousity about Yahtzee to just the food analogy, I also pointed out his rather dapper mode of dress.

Anyway, all I can do is feel bad for you that you seem only to have encountered women of questionable hygiene or dubious dietary habits.

I see, including judgment based on proper grooming in addition to food analogy reduces presumption and rudeness to an insightful and polite observation. I'll file that for future use, thank you.

I suppose pity is the correct response to my situation, although I might wonder if your enjoyment of the flavour is more of an acquired taste, like caviar or chard.[/quote]

I'll be damned if this isn't the most polite argument I've ever had.

I suppose like a fine scotch or coffee, the intoxicating flavours of the fairer sex may very well be an acquired taste.

As for my comments about Yahtzee, they are as humourously intended as his articles are.

Good day to you.

El Dwarfio:

Nothing really :P Me and my Brother were road-tripping Wales, we stopped for the weekend in Dolwydellan, drove to Rhydd Du and parked n the train station there and then climbed Snowdon, the Rhydd Du track is a great way of doing it, not as stunning as the Miner's but virtually no tourists on it.

Afterwards we drove to Llanberis and got hench fuck off pizzas from the greek owned takeaway there.

And that's still a good story about a character. (in this case, yourself)

See, Yahtzee? Doesn't have to be boring.

I actually bought and read Yahtzee's book Mogworld and I have to say it is decent. The main character had a unique yet cynical personality and the ending was fulfilling as far as closure is concerned.
Worth checking out.

Sentox6:

jawakiller:
Old Republic was shitty Yahtzee, everybody knows that.

I didn't get the memo.

Perhaps you haven't played it yet. Or you like bad games based on decent ones. Not sure which but I'll I'll assume the former.

I love the shameless self plug for MOGWorld - which I must say I bought last week!

jawakiller:
Perhaps you haven't played it yet. Or you like bad games based on decent ones. Not sure which but I'll I'll assume the former.

Perhaps you just don't understand that your opinion is subjective and not universal. Or... no, we'll go with that.

Sentox6:

Perhaps you just don't understand that your opinion is subjective and not universal. Or... no, we'll go with that.

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"The Anti-Life Equation"

BUZZ!

Wrong!

Yahtzee did not make that up. It is from a horrible old terminator-esque sci-fi movie called "Abraxas" starring Jesse "the Body" Ventura. Only worth seeing if you're curious how long the terminator type story has been around.

As for all the conversation about what is, and what is not interesting, I have to plead a tin ear. During November (National Novel Writing Month), I had my fill of critiquing other people's fantasy stories.

So why did/do I find them uninteresting? Ummm...

Maybe it is because I don't find such fantasy stories novel anymore. There was the story where the strapping 20-something boy was sleeping in, despite what his father wanted. So that was a Fantasy setting, but with behavior common to the shitty real world. Then there was a story about multiple relationships going bad all at the same time. It sounded like a preview of next year's 'reality' television shows. For that one, why have a fantasy setting at all? So I'll pass on that too.

So Yahtzee did up a character for his smuggler, but its someone who goes to work every day? Well, I sorta dig the drug thing, I'll respect adding flaws to the character. Yet, unless he brings tears to my eyes with tales of this crippling drug addiction in his next book... then yeah, I'll pass on that too.

Sorry, Yahtzee, but made a major misstep here.

If you have an understanding of the fictional world that the character is based in, you can see how the person's character fits into the world and how unique/bland the person's alter ego is in this realm. Be it D&D, Vampire:The Masquerade or SW:TOR. I had a friend just last night start to rave about how great 'role-playing' on TOR is, and frankly, I didn't give a shit about THAT. Here's why:

I never got into Star Wars, and, therefore, don't have a good working knowledge of the universe the character he was about to talk about was set in.

I have been playing MMO's for almost a decade, and I STILL don't know how people can get into 'role-playing' online. I think far too much is lost when you can't focus in on the nuances of the person speaking to you, their body language as they sit across from you, and overall PERSONAL interaction with REAL people. This is why Pen and Paper role-playing will always be superior to online role-playing. It's not all about hack and slash and getting the most shinies; it's about friends getting together and having a shared experience and having a good time.

But, since Ben can't be bothered to interact with REAL people, I guess he has to resort to sitting behind a computer screen and having a laid-out copy/paste adventure unfold before him along with everyone else in their cousin that has ran through the same adventure.

All sounds a little silly now when put in that perspective, doesn't it?

KarlMonster:
"The Anti-Life Equation"

BUZZ!

Wrong!

Yahtzee did not make that up. It is from a horrible old terminator-esque sci-fi movie called "Abraxas" starring Jesse "the Body" Ventura. Only worth seeing if you're curious how long the terminator type story has been around.

Uhh...what? The Anti-Life Equation is from DC Comics, its basically the driving motivation of Darkseid.

ZeroMachine:
Every now and then something comes along and reminds me as to why I extremely dislike Ol' Ben here as a person.

This is one of those things.

Have to agree. I meant to reply to this one earlier, but I got busy. Suffice to say I think Yahtzee's just displaying...well I can't call it a lack of imagination because he's obviously got one...I'd say it's a lack of sympathy for others. People may find his antics entertaining, but frankly at moments like these, it really comes out that Yahtzee's attitude may not just be an act and he's genuinely a sour, surly individual who has serious issues sympathizing with anyone.

Caleco:
Yeah, pretty accurate impression of TOR. But I just find mumorpugers too similar, repetitive and grindy. It's usually too focused on the level system then the involvement of the player. Like one of Yahtzee's episode you feel more like a little man tugging at the brainstrings of the protagonist and not really playing for yourself.

Same here. I like to see how the world would react to me.

I rarely play games twice, really. I don't try roleplaying often. Maybe I should.

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