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Thoughts on auto-play

11-19-2017, 04:08 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 19
Thoughts on auto-play

I donít understand one thing ...

If auto-play is a virtue, then why play it in the first place? You can just watch a movie. It is far more interesting plot wise and it has far higher production values than any game.

Have games became just ways to feel good about ourselves by being rewarded all the time? It makes no sense whatsoever. If I want to observe something, I can watch a movie or watch someone else play. If I want to play, I want the stimulation of actually needing to play the game. Imagine how XCOM EW would be if it would play itself or something like Counter Strike.

I swear, the gaming field is heading in a very strange direction. When I was 20, I played The Walking Dead. So many people were complaining that it is virtually an interactive movie and that the input is minimal. Compared to this, that was Civilization. Now games that play themselves are a good thing.

In a few years, there arenít even going to be any more games. We just login, get the rewards, log-out. So much for interactive art.
11-19-2017, 07:57 AM
#2
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Originally Posted by RazvanClau View Post
I donít understand one thing ...

If auto-play is a virtue, then why play it in the first place? You can just watch a movie. It is far more interesting plot wise and it has far higher production values than any game.

Have games became just ways to feel good about ourselves by being rewarded all the time? It makes no sense whatsoever. If I want to observe something, I can watch a movie or watch someone else play. If I want to play, I want the stimulation of actually needing to play the game. Imagine how XCOM EW would be if it would play itself or something like Counter Strike.

I swear, the gaming field is heading in a very strange direction. When I was 20, I played The Walking Dead. So many people were complaining that it is virtually an interactive movie and that the input is minimal. Compared to this, that was Civilization. Now games that play themselves are a good thing.

In a few years, there arenít even going to be any more games. We just login, get the rewards, log-out. So much for interactive art.
Or maybe there’s no such thing as a slippery slope here, and we’ll keep getting all sorts of games with all sorts of gameplay.

In other words, folks can play Lineage on their phones and Skyrim on their Switches at the same time.

And BTW — please post general thoughts on auto-play here, and not on the Lineage 2 thread.

11-19-2017, 09:58 AM
#3
Auto play is a new type of MMORPG I guess. Just stay clear of these types if you dont like them.

MMORPGs always were less attention required than other games

im constantly clicking on differentent upgrades and rewards, while the character is fighting, im only level 20 though.
11-19-2017, 11:34 AM
#4
Itís just a new fancy way to say clickers,those are not games and autoplay is dumb and boring.
11-19-2017, 01:09 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 283
Auto play is perfect for anything that requires grinding of low difficulty contents.

Almost all MMO's and loot based games have this kind of contents. Auto play allows players to grind when they are doing other things.
11-19-2017, 01:55 PM
#6
When I play a game,I generally donít do anything else at the same time,except looking at how to beat a hard boss or walkthrough of the game so no autoplay is for me useless,I want to play,not watch an interactive movie.
11-19-2017, 02:41 PM
#7
Joined: May 2010
Location: Lincoln, UK
Posts: 356
Auto-play switches the skill from the core game loop to the strategy progression. Some people like that, some don't. Which is fine as it is not the only type of game available.
11-19-2017, 05:52 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 189
Every big f2p title has the goal to find the right formula to make the player addicted and to find a way to get money even if a player swears to never spend anything. Its never about the gameplay.
The auto-play function in a f2p title is one more way to give players with low selfesteem (sadly most humans are like this) the feeling of getting rewarded all the time without doing anything. This is one more stupid mechanism for addicting players who are not really playing.
11-19-2017, 05:54 PM
#9
So similar to managing your units in a rts,it sure work well in those but in a mmo...that donít fit with the genre.
11-22-2017, 04:24 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 24
I believe, that games should have Auto-play but only optional. Example is in grinding low level opponent to get this rare item, etc, you can just activate auto-play than to button smash the game for more than an hour. Auto-Play only becomes negative when the game requires the player play the game in Auto-Play or Auto-Quest.