Started by Patrice, January 03, 2009, 12:47:59 PM
QuoteZilchplay is the absence of interesting contribution on a player's part, with "interesting" given a very specific meaning of "relevant, but not predictable." If a player's contribution is limited to choices that just about everyone would make the same way given the same situation, or to actions that are part of the player's own well-established routine, that player's play is Zilchplay.
QuoteIs actual roleplaying such as it is defined in a P&PRPG possible in a MMORPG? What defines it? What sets it apart of what we call roleplaying in P&PRPGs? What conditions might see it emerge if we find that such conditions aren't met?
Quote from: Patrice on January 04, 2009, 07:59:36 PMI state that roleplaying gaming happening within a MMORPG is a different game using the MMO resources, but living in it as a parasite does.
QuoteAnd I now wonder if such a game is bare zilchplay exploration or does shape the embryo of an user-generated Narrativist game of its own. That's where we are.