We’re back with our “thinking about thinking” series! If you’re interested in our previous deep thoughts, check out the Metacognition series. Join us for some deep thoughts (and maybe the occasional not-so-deep thought) about gaming. If you find one you’d like to answer, you can either comment below or write a post and share the link so we can all read your fantastic thoughts!
What is a persistent problem you’ve had as a gamer?
In a Metacognition post a long time ago, I spoke a bit about guilt and how it relates to playing games. I spoke a bit about self-care and how gaming is the hobby that gets dropped when time gets tight.
Guilt is definitely a persistent problem I’ve had when it comes to playing games. It sometimes is bad to the point I will set aside time to play games, only to feel so bad that I’ll wind up doing nothing over gaming. Yeah. Messed up.
But I’m not here to talk about that. We’ve already talked about guilt and the ridiculousness of feeling guilty over a hobby, when comparable hobbies are often considered perfectly fine to partake in.
No, today we’re going to take a slightly more light-hearted approach to this topic.
Friends, have I ever told you about the few times I dared try and play as a mage in an RPG?
Hoo buddy. If friendly fire can’t be “turned off,” then I might as well turn off the entire game because Mage Athena is great at setting her party alight in the name of attempting to hit the baddies.
Recently, I decided to try again during my Baldur’s Gate playthrough, which entailed me taking control of Dynaheir, only to set off some sort of fiery explosion in an attempt to keep the party from being overwhelmed, but instead just insta-killing every living thing on the screen.
I froze my Warden’s party once in Dragon Age: Origins, and watched in horror as all the companions were systematically murdered by darkspawn, and I’m fairly certain Lightning almost killed Vanille once in some sort of electric storm that she set off.
What about you? Is there a class or mechanic haunts your gamer experience? Is there a trick to being a mage or does it all come down to practice? Or should I just stick to my ranged weaponry? Let me know in the comments!
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