Here's something fun for a Monday. Typhoon Andrew wrote last week about a deeper breakdown of the common "casual" and "hardcore" gamer tags. It's a nice little article, but I'm particularly a sucker for personality tests. They speak to the closet psychology nerd in me. Hence, I have to point you over there.
I, of course, am an AELOHF.
Amateur, for sure. Though I wish I got paid for being casual. I would have to say I'm Experienced now in WoW, though there are plenty of things I don't know... and it's always changing. My time is extremely Limited. Fortunately, I have 10-12 other L's in a guild with me, which is the only thing that allows me to raid. I'm an Optimal player. Sometimes this annoys the hell out of my guildmates, I know, but I crave optimization in my gameplay. I tend to get pretty antsy when people are "dicking around" (as I say) or "having fun" (as they say). Generally, I try to reign myself in (since it's obviously a personal thing) or sit out for "fun runs."
Though I'm a blogger, I would classify myself as Hidden. This is because I generally don't talk to people when I'm not doing group content. It sort of goes with that optimization stuff. If I'm online, I'm usually trying to complete something. I generally don't get on to shoot the shit. Still, I could wane Social here because who I'm playing with is extremely important to me. I try to surround myself with people that I can play well with, and don't PuG a lot. I recognize that I have pretty specific opinions about my play time, so I try to keep a close group of people that feel mostly the same.
Finally, I'm Focused. I have one PvE toon, and one PvP toon. I would have had them both be the same, but I have an in-your-face mentality with PvP that doesn't translate well to playing as a Warlock. Also, it does provide a nice change of pace. Still, after, what, four years of playing, I only have two max level characters, and have really rolled only three others.
Anyway, it was a neat article and had me thinking about my proclivities. Thus, I thought it was worth sharing. I'll get back to beating the dead horse of the FL-nerf topic tomorrow, as tonight will be our first chance to experience it. I expect a one-shot on Rag. :-D.
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