Last week you all cast your votes in the quest to determine which TV show’s season finale was truly the best. Heroes came up with a whopping 55% of the votes, with Lost in second place at 24%. I didn’t actually see any of the season enders other than Lost’s, and I imagine this is how it came down with the voting was most people really didn’t watch more then one or two of the shows listed. I say this factually, not because I couldn’t stand the sight of Heroes. Honestly!
If you do a shallow search on the internet you can come up with tons of lists online of the supposed different types of Gamers and what they mean, how to avoid them, or how to determine which group you actually fit into. There is really no definitive list unless you look at one quantitative factor and represent the differing levels of attitude along those lines, however it’s still pretty easy to tell if a person is most commonly a cheater, or a hyper competitive player. Things like that just don’t stay hidden for very long.
Most of those listed above should be self-explanitory, but for the more vague few I shall define them. If there is one you do not understand, or even worse one that was left out entirely, please let us know!
Explorer / Achiever: They most likely tried to play Oblivion, but the simple fact that you can go anywhere at any time and do whatever you want made them have to change their pants three times before the game even finished loading. Even worse is World of Warcraft, when they find themselves completing level 3 quests with their full set of purples and an epic flying mount, just to get the story!
Cheater / Hacker: Like the smack-talker or hyper competitive gamer, except they can actually kick your ass because they don’t play within the rules. Neo was one of these, that’s why Agent Smith got so damned angry. If only he’d kept Arwen in as a child she’d stop running off with those damned humans.
Game-Snob: Someone who scoffs at being asked to play games like Risk, Scrabble, or Yatzee. Surely there are finer dishes on which they can sup. Why waste time with common triffles when caviar like Wits’n'Wagers and Puerto Rico are so readily available in his mint condition collection worth millions in Board Game Geek gold?
Dysfunctional Game Designer: They may no longer have genetalia, due to that gruesome playtesting accident years ago, but that doesn’t mean they have to enjoy anything they play. It’s their business, for the love of cheese, why should they enjoy it?
Recluse / Shut-in: You definitely know someone like this, or have at least heard about them. Much like I threaten when any new Blizzard game comes out, these people will not be seen outside their apartments/bedrooms for weeks on end (due to gaming). They typically have hair growing in funny places, unfettered by the grooming of a razor or even a comb, for all that is holy do they even bathe?
Hyper-Competitive: They can’t lose. They often will, and boy will you hear about it, but while in the midst of combat (or resource gathering, tile-placement, anything really…) they cannot possibly imagine what it’d be like to lose. Their world would collapse, and indeed their pride undoubtedly goes with it. At least until the next game starts.
Smack-Talker: “You don’t have @#$% on me, @#$%&!11!!” This kind of gamer can’t get through one sitting of Indian Poker without being damn sure that your 3 of hearts, 7 or spades, or even ace of clubs is nothing compared to that which they have no idea about. It doesn’t matter, the insults are the fun part of any game.