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Voyages of Vanguard (and other fun and unusual games) #59
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 01:29:00 GMT [download/play]



The highlights from this show:
 
I explore what "sandbox" means. I covered this topic a few times, but wanted an update. I think it is thrown around as much as "polish" and needs to be stopped.

Life is a sandbox, and yet we don't go around slaying orcs.

 Enjoy!

 Beau Turkey

 http://www.mmocam.com
 http://www.youtube.com/user/beauturkey

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Episode 59 Discussion Thread

'Roooooooxanne, you don't have to turn on the red light...' by Seritaph
Submitted on 2008-11-10 20:07:03 CST
I like the sandbox elements that some online games have. The main reason why I haven't tried Second Wife (yes, I misspelled that on purpose) is because I really don't want to have to deal with having to look at the dildo factory, or cyber propositions and the like. I used to play Sims Online before long before they killed it, and I really enjoyed being able to create things. Then the "sexo weirdos" took over and ruined the game for me. I'm don't consider myself a sexual prude, but I don't want it in my face or to have to tell people my creation is right next door to the dildo factory.

As for PVE, I prefer cooperative gameplay over competitive. I just find it more enjoyable, and seems to embody the idea of making friends and working together in a multiplayer experience better.

Thanks always for the show.



' Well, I might have put too fine a point on it.' by Beauturkey
Submitted on 2008-11-10 23:15:11 CST
But the basic thing stands, I think.

In a real sandbow game, one that is truly open, you end up with deviants. lol If they would just stop allowing Mature sims to be right next to a PG one, just divide the land up...the wierdos could stay away. Oh well.

Us gamers like boundaries, but I do think that most of us like as much sandbox as we can get, while maintaining those limits so we can achieve something.

And me too, as far as cooperative. In real life I am always trying to be the leader, but online I love to just do my job on the team, and to have a good time.

Thanks for the comments!

Beau