Pointless stuff you always do in games

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by jawafour » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:30 pm

Hyperion wrote:Give up on them after 5 minutes [/jawa]

:lol: .

Already completed two games this year :datass: .

Oh, and yeah, I also always take a look at the Settings section before starting a game. I turn on subtitles and make sure the graphics aren't too dark.

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by Rapidly-Greying » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:41 pm

I spend far too much time admiring the scenery.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:25 pm

Photek wrote:I walk a lot in open world games.

It breaks the realism for me if I’m non stop running.


I do this too, particularly if I'm about to go kill some mofo who has it coming. In Red Dead Redemption slowly walking up to your intended victim and blowing them away with a pistol was particularity satisfying. Gave it a whole sinister, 'High Plains Drifter' feel to everything.

And like Peter, inventory management. I hate a cluttered inventory.

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PostRe: Pointless stuff you always do in games
by rinks » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:36 pm

KK wrote:Just sit in the car or aimlessly drive around listening to the music, achieving nothing. An hour then passes and you're angry with yourself that you've achieved nothing.

Then you go inside and do the same thing in a game.

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by Ironhide » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:49 pm

Saving twice, just in case.

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PostRe: Pointless stuff you always do in games
by Dowbocop » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:20 pm

In Soul Calibur, once I've won a bout I'll always try and get a throw off if they're falling down slowly.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:38 pm

Dowbocop wrote:In Soul Calibur, once I've won a bout I'll always try and get a throw off if they're falling down slowly.

I used to love this, juggling the opponent also sometimes 4 or 5 extra blows after the killing blow :cool:

In Zelda it's smashing rocks and vases, even after it becomes evident they've set the RNG to 0 for that area for some reason, i.e. there's never anything in them.

I also like using acronyms on gaming forums shortly after I've discovered what they actually mean, so I feel like I fit in.

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PostRe: Pointless stuff you always do in games
by Albear » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:44 am

I like to spend a few hours tweaking settings to try and find the optimum setting. Then spend 5 mins playing before I get distracted by another game.

and repeat.

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PostRe: Pointless stuff you always do in games
by Slayerx » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:38 am

Check the trophy list :fp:

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PostRe: Pointless stuff you always do in games
by jawafour » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:46 am

jawafour wrote:...I also always take a look at the Settings section before starting a game...

Albear wrote:I like to spend a few hours tweaking settings to try and find the optimum setting...

\o.

Albear wrote:...Then spend 5 mins playing before I get distracted by another game.

and repeat.

...o/. jawabear / Alfour :datass: .

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PostRe: Pointless stuff you always do in games
by Blue Canary » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:53 am

In anything with a vehicle, see what the silliest place I can get the car to. Edge of the map/Top of a building sort of thing.

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by Irene Demova » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:08 pm

I find it outright impossible to immediately do the story in open world games, even in Sleeping Dogs which I've completed like 3 times I still find myself running around doing side stuff even though I need to do more of the story to unlock the proper side stuff.

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PostRe: Pointless stuff you always do in games
by K » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:07 am

Dowbocop wrote:In Soul Calibur, once I've won a bout I'll always try and get a throw off if they're falling down slowly.


Bonus points if you can get a side or rear throw for extra dramatic effect.

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by JNR » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:46 am

Photek wrote:
After Christmas Name Change wrote:Where possible, I go into the settings first before starting the game proper.

I have to do that anyway to invert the Y axis.


Not just me then. Why do we do it? What game from yesteryear had inverted axis that made its mark on us to the extent we are inverting 20 years later?

Edit: Goldeneye on the N64 did it for me, as well as flight sims on the PC. Remember when every PC owner had a joystick with a red trigger?

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by mcjihge2 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:29 pm

I shoot lights to see if they go out and make the game darker.

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by Jazzem » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:35 pm

Albear wrote:I like to spend a few hours tweaking settings to try and find the optimum setting. Then spend 5 mins playing before I get distracted by another game.

and repeat.


Well that's the most relatable thing I've read in a good while :simper:

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by Minoru » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:35 pm

In RPGs I hoard items. I'll have a hundred potions, a character who's nearly dead and be like 'but what if I need those later?' I also talk to all the NPCs, often twice, even when it's clear they won't have anything interesting to say.

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by HaruKazuhira » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:54 pm

I always spend more time than anyone should spend observing the running and walking animations of main protagonist. Usually during the start of a new game when you first get to move your player around. I'm a sucker for extra details.

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PostRe: Pointless stuff you always do in games
by jawafour » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:07 pm

If there is a photo mode in a game, I invariably spend more time with that than actually playing.

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by Earfolds » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:13 pm

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This pretty much sums it up. I find weird places to stand, and stand there.

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