There are plenty of people out there who claim that they are hardcore gamers, people who spend countless hours on counter strike or Team Fortress 2, but not actually trying out other genres of games. I guess you can categorize the different types of gamers out there; FPS gamers, RPG gamers, or RTS gamers. I believe that being a true hardcore gamer, you’d have to be good at every game you play and be able to pick up on the game play right away.
I figured that with this article, I would discuss about the different gamers out there and their preferred games. The reason for this is because in RPGs (role playing games), it usually requires you take a character’s part (step into their role) and plan out how the character will grow through-out the game. For instance, if you’ve ever played any of the final fantasy series game, you’d know that you’re controlling a team of fantasy characters such as wizards, warriors, archers, etc. MMORPGs are pretty much RPGs but played online. There are hundreds of thousands playing world of warcraft all over the world trying to build their character to have the best stats and have the best equipment.
For the ones of you that don’t know RPG stands for Role Playing Game, and is one of the most played type of game nowadays.
You are the main hero, and you interact with other characters also called NPC-s ( or Non Playable Characters if you’re playing single player). The story has the main quest, that will end the game when finished, and usually a lot of side quests, that will help you develop your character. Most RPG games allow you to choose your type of character at the beginning. For example, the wizard can become specialized on different categories of spells, like earth, water, dark magic, white magic, fire, lightning, nature.
How do you grow your character? Well this depends from game to game, but basically you have :
-life, called life points in many games representing your health
-mana, or mana points representing the wizardry point you have left( these point allow you to do spells, if you don’t have them you won’t be able to cast spells)
-strength – representing the strength of your character, you’ll have to put points here if your character is a fighter.
-dexterity -representing the dexterity of your character, usually important for archers.
- intelligence – representing the intelligence of your character, usually important for wizards.
There may appear some more primary attributes depending on the game but don’t worry they are usually explained!
Basically, when you kill monsters you get experience, you also get experience when you do the quests. Take care how you spend your experience, because in the later part of the game it’s important to be strong so you can finish the game.