Self imposed missions when playing open world games

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    • #44396
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      Does anyone else do little self imposed missions when playing open world games. One thing I found very fun was to start at one end of hyrule coast and reach the other while collecting hearty blue snails to see how many I end up with at the end. I start with no weapons and must scavenge for them. If I die or take more than 4 in game days I fail. This make it so I have some pressure to use my snails to boost my health. The better I get the less I need and thus the more snails I have at the end of the mission.

    • #44398
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      Back in the day on the Xbox version of Morrowind I embarked on a quest to make a pillow fort. It was more like an igloo, and it crashed my game, but still neat that you could even do that at the time.

      • #44400
        Anonymous
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        Yeah this kind of shit is what I’m talking about!

    • #44399
      Anonymous
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      yikes

      • #44410
        Anonymous
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        Jesus I know right. Why can’t I just pay 20 dollars for 5 hours of DLC product like the rest of us. Like what do I think I’m doing, playing a game? lol

        • #44415
          Anonymous
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          >game is so devoid of content you have to come up with some autistic busywork to find something resembling fun to do
          oof

          • #44416
            Anonymous
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            It’s not busy work, it’s something I thought up when I realized scavenging with a goal in mind works best to the games strengths. The game is plenty fun enough and I’ve come up with other mission types that play to the mechanics strengths. I know games are serous business and art now and I have to wait/pay for the official fun pack but I enjoy playing with games the same way I enjoyed playing with wooden blocks growing up.

            • #44417
              Anonymous
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              >Ballet
              kek’d

              I like you. Post more missions anon

              • #44419
                Anonymous
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                I made up one during winter where I gave myself 30 hearts saw how long I can survive the cold of the mountains just hunting without cooking. couldn’t use warming items and just had to keep on the move. It got tense sometimes especially when I was running out of food. I think next time I’ll do like 3 hearts.

    • #44401
      Anonymous
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      I’ve read this post before, why do you ask again anon, why?

    • #44403
      Anonymous
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      Oh, well, I think I have one, if maybe a little strange.
      Playing games like TES I like to play interior decorator and to furnish any places I frequent as well as I can, going so far as to hunt rare items for decoration purposes.

      • #44404
        Anonymous
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        Awesome! In Skyrim I would play as an unarmed thief who traveled around each city try to steal what I could. I would have to move out if I was caught. Made moving in the wilderness actually kinda tense

    • #44406
      Anonymous
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      I get a kick out of this kind of thing when playing Ubi games, I’ll pretend some malevolent chaos god is giving me orders in my head. "For this fort all civilians must die" or "For this base kill every archer before challenging the captain to a 1 on 1 duel". My personal favorite is introducing elements of randomness, rolling a die to determine what weapons I bring, or making things OSP.

      • #44407
        Anonymous
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        I do something similar, in my headspace the character I control is actually being controlled by an immortal being that has controlled every character I play. He discusses the games events with his handler, and receives special orders to spice up the gameplay. "Kill that one last" or things like that.

    • #44409
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      I do this too, but my only goal for the mission is to enjoy the video game I’m playing, and I usually fail

    • #44412
      Anonymous
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      I like to role play as if the character I’m playing as needs to actually do things like sleep or hunt for food.

      When I was little I would always bring my Pokémon MC back to his home in the main town to sleep whenever I would go to bed.

      In BoTW I sometimes set up campfire at night and have link eat meals during certain intake hours.

      It’s pretty autistic but I like living vicariously through my characters.

    • #44413
      Anonymous
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      what was that one jrpg series designed specifically around roleplay? might be worth a shot.

    • #44418
      Anonymous
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      Everyone does this in their own way.

      • #44420
        Anonymous
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        Yeah I’d like to read them 😀

    • #44421
      Anonymous
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      Dunno if this counts but in Assassin’s Creed 2, once you wreck the Templars in that area the Medici guards (the ones in yellow and brown) take over. Since Ezio was friendly with Lorenzo de’ Medici, I would actively avoid killing the guards, only fighting them with fists so that they’d get knocked out rather than killed. All the other guards were fair game for stabbing, but not the Medici ones.

      • #44422
        Anonymous
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        That’s nice of you, anon.
        I used to fight everyone with fists out of a general desire to reduce bloodshed myself, they’re just doing their jobs after all, but the finisher animations can be so brutal most of them would be dead anyway.

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