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    I'm not a big "halo" player. My favorite games are strategy games, both real time and turn based. I played the original Civilizations, all the way up to Civilization IV. I also have every command and conquer game and age of empires game. I recently got into galactic civilizations II. Pretty much anything that involves building a base/city/empire, manageing resources, and taking over everyone else. Anyone else have the same inclination?

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    That's why I love strategy games, but I'm more inclined to just figure out a good plan and then play over and over. That's the SJ way, though. Those games appeal to the NT's because they like devising the plans. I prefer to implement the plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freemarketpopulist View Post
    I'm not a big "halo" player. My favorite games are strategy games, both real time and turn based. I played the original Civilizations, all the way up to Civilization IV. I also have every command and conquer game and age of empires game. I recently got into galactic civilizations II. Pretty much anything that involves building a base/city/empire, manageing resources, and taking over everyone else. Anyone else have the same inclination?
    Same here.

    Black and White was nifty for it's creation bent.

    I'm not into MMOs. I like to play games alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freemarketpopulist View Post
    Anyone else have the same inclination?
    I liked strategizing in my war games. I was in a clan and we organized things and put tons of strategy into what we did, and even how we played as individuals, but there was still plenty of room left for improvising and on the fly excitement.

    Those pure strategy games are fun, but too consuming for me. Not that it drains me of energy, but I don't like wasting too much of my time. I'm very P, but productivity and sticking to priorities is often on my mind.

    My favorite game ever, though, was Civilization: Call to Power. I tried the third CIV when it was new, and I hated it compared to Call to Power. Those are the only two strategy games I've ever bought.
    "When a resolute young fellow steps up the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find that it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Thought I would bring this to the table: Which gamer personality are you?

    Cliff notes:
    Five groups of gamers
    Casual: ESFP, ESTP, ESFJ, ESTJ;
    * You don't mind quitting in the middle of a game.
    * The majority of your gaming time is spent playing free online games or shareware.
    * You actually have something to do on Friday nights other than staring at a computer screen.

    Sociable: No prescribed type
    * Many of your friends are gamers.
    * Your icebreaker in conversations is often related to gaming.
    * You also enjoy other forms of gaming (cards, board games, etc)

    Moderate: ISTP, ISFP, INFP, INTP
    * You spend money on new games a couple of times per month.
    * You have, at one point or another, stayed up all night playing a game.
    * Your daydreams at work sometimes revolve around the latest game that just came out.

    Addicted: ISFJ, INFJ, INTJ
    * You call in sick just to be able to stay home and play your newest game.
    * A majority of your computer's hard drive is taken up by games.
    * You spend more money on games than you do on groceries and clothes, combined.

    Hardcore: ISTJ
    * You accidentally sign your checks with your gamer screen name.
    * Your social calendar is filled with dates of LAN parties.
    * You turn down a date with the girl of your dreams to compete in a scheduled online gaming tournament.

    Conclusion:
    "The casual gamer sets the foundation for new gamers, the sociable gamer defines the importance of social interaction in gaming, and the moderate gamer sets the overall norm for gamers. Then you have the addicted gamer, who displays what happens when you take gaming a little too far, and the hardcore gamer who shows just how far the hobby of gaming can go. They all fit together to create the gaming puzzle, which is as unique as all the different games that are available, and the characteristics of those who play them."
    I may be bested in battle, but I shall never be defeated.

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    Amusing, Noel, though...I almost refuse to be called Addictive (eventhough I DO do the 100% completion thing) since I do do things outside of gaming often enough--it's just when I have nothing else to do that I get in trouble.
    "I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noel View Post
    Casual: ESFP, ESTP, ESFJ, ESTJ;


    Sociable: No prescribed type
    * Many of your friends are gamers.
    * Your icebreaker in conversations is often related to gaming.
    * You also enjoy other forms of gaming (cards, board games, etc)


    Moderate: ISTP, ISFP, INFP, INTP
    * You have, at one point or another, stayed up all night playing a game.
    * Your daydreams at work sometimes revolve around the latest game that just came out.


    Addicted: ISFJ, INFJ, INTJ
    * You call in sick just to be able to stay home and play your newest game.

    Hardcore: ISTJ

    * Your social calendar is filled with dates of LAN parties.
    * You turn down a date with the girl of your dreams to compete in a scheduled online gaming tournament.
    Those ones describe me pretty well

    It changes over periods of time - ie: the "filled" part used to be true when I was ~20, but it isn't anymore... In that sense, I'm more casual, in that it's what I do with friends and what not on a regular basis now.

    The addicted stages are definitely when it comes to raiding and theorycraft. I'm a huge number cruncher and modeller, and so I do that quite a bit.

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    I used to play wow and played a warlock... not sure if that means anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noel View Post
    Thought I would bring this to the table: Which gamer personality are you?

    Cliff notes:
    Five groups of gamers
    Casual: ESFP, ESTP, ESFJ, ESTJ;
    * You don't mind quitting in the middle of a game.
    * The majority of your gaming time is spent playing free online games or shareware.
    * You actually have something to do on Friday nights other than staring at a computer screen.

    Sociable: No prescribed type
    * Many of your friends are gamers.
    * Your icebreaker in conversations is often related to gaming.
    * You also enjoy other forms of gaming (cards, board games, etc)

    Moderate: ISTP, ISFP, INFP, INTP
    * You spend money on new games a couple of times per month.
    * You have, at one point or another, stayed up all night playing a game.
    * Your daydreams at work sometimes revolve around the latest game that just came out.

    Addicted: ISFJ, INFJ, INTJ
    * You call in sick just to be able to stay home and play your newest game.
    * A majority of your computer's hard drive is taken up by games.
    * You spend more money on games than you do on groceries and clothes, combined.

    Hardcore: ISTJ
    * You accidentally sign your checks with your gamer screen name.
    * Your social calendar is filled with dates of LAN parties.
    * You turn down a date with the girl of your dreams to compete in a scheduled online gaming tournament.

    Conclusion:
    "The casual gamer sets the foundation for new gamers, the sociable gamer defines the importance of social interaction in gaming, and the moderate gamer sets the overall norm for gamers. Then you have the addicted gamer, who displays what happens when you take gaming a little too far, and the hardcore gamer who shows just how far the hobby of gaming can go. They all fit together to create the gaming puzzle, which is as unique as all the different games that are available, and the characteristics of those who play them."
    LOL awesome post!!!!!!
    I fall into the addicted category AAHAHAHHA!!!!
    My desktop computer(I'm on my laptop now) is strictly used for gaming. Nothing else. Ahahaha. My money is definitely spent more on upgrading and games than clothes and groceries, I can care less about those, haha. Except.. I have turned down dates with my girlfriend for online gaming matches.. and last year had a bunch of LAN parties... =P

    EPIC POST, NOEL!!!! 5*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrielle View Post
    I tend to first get into a game because of how the landscape looks and how I emotionally respond to it. Is it beautiful? Can I spend a large amount of time exploring it and finding all the cool vistas? Can I explore it and pretend that I'm actually there, adventuring about on my character?
    Me too!

    I have played WoW (only to level 20, then I got bored). I loved Lord of the Rings Online - my character was a bard, and since I play piano in real life, I had so much fun randomly walking up to people and entertaining people.

    I always play a healer with light fighting skills. I love (and hate! it's so stressful!) standing in the background, monitoring everyone's health and applying my skills as needed. I don't like making decisions for a group and am happy to let others take the lead.

    For several months, I was one of four admins on a Counterstrike server. I probably never would have taken on the role, but this server was very concerned with keeping pornographic images off the walls, so I happily jumped in. We played the same map always (office), and I never got bored with it.

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