(Hello Cybernations Community, I thought my first blog entry would be to group you all into groups and poke fun at them)
Cybernations Thoughts: Player types
Like any online game, the hook of the game is the community, and within the community there are different personalities and player types. This is my summary of the different type of players out there.
The Casual Player: The casual player is the majority player of the cybernations community. These are the player that understand the game at its basic level, collect taxes, pay bills, buy !@#$, log out and repeat day in and day out. The only real community involvement that the casual player might interact in would be joining an alliance to save there @#$% from the wolves out there is the cybernations pasture, where they do the same thing and contribute diddle to the alliance, so they might as well be ghosts. I have always wonder how the casual player got into this game? Probably there geeky friend said “ I HAVE THIS AWESOME GAME FOR YOU, YOU SHOULD TOTALLY PLAY IT” and then when the make a nation, they must think there friend is the most boring person on the planet. To me the ACTUAL(nation building) game of the cybernations is about as entertaining as watching paint dry. Sadly, I don’t think the casual player gets to experience the REAL part of the game, at least the entertaining part.
The Power player: The power player is rare player, because they actually like the ACTUAL game part of cybernations. That means the nation building and the combat part of the game. Which makes me think these are the most dull people in the universe. The difference between power players and casual players is that power player are actually useful. Usually when someone spends time to understand something they want to get more involved. Power player are good a writing guilds or being Minsters of War, because they have taken the time out of there lives study the nuances of battle mechanics, improvement swapping and whatever $%&@ up game point to exploit. I would like to think of power players as failed teachers. they have devoted energy to figuring which wonder to buy at 6K infra or what’s the best naval strategy to the idiot masses of cybernations. Of course they players are dying out like the dinosaurs, because they game has been analyzed countless number of times so everyone copies off of everyone else. That’s community for ya.
The Social Player: Another rare player, unless you are on IRC. Social player could give two !@#$% about the game; they are in it for the social experience. There is sort of popularity with social players, its like people are trying denying their geekyness by saying “I’m not really into this game, I’m into people....who happen to be geeks”. I don’t quite understand these players, you would think that if you wanted to social experience you might think about talking to ACTUAL people, or at the every at least go on chatroulette and dodge the people jerking off. I remember the Infra < Friends campaign and I had to roll my eyes at these people. It was almost like they forgot that Cybernation is ultimately a game and who ever has the most infra, usually wins
The Political Player: I almost wanted to call them “The Actual Player” because these people actually effective the game (for better or for worst). Political players are usually the Minsters of Foreign Affairs and the Leaders of alliance or at least they want to be. They want to shape the landscape of alliance and when they become "successfully" at doing that, effect the game. Also they might be called “The Hardcore Player” because in order to become one you need encyclopedic knowledge of the MDP web. It seems like the goal of the political player is to start there own !@#$ alliance and boss people around and add their blip on the MDP web. Its like there are afraid of death and they need to have something that proves to the future generation of players, even if said alliance only lasted 6 months and failed because of there own stupidity.
The Retired Player: And now its has come full circle when we reach the retired player. The retired play usually sits back and “advises” from a far. They seem to be sick of the “running an alliance” part of the game and have opt for the yelling at kids on there porch and firing out pearls of wisdom to there “lessors”. 2 things that piss me off about retired players, 1. Unlike old people, retired players wont die, they retire, then come out, then retire again, then come out again with a new alliance, then retire because they couldn’t handle it and so on. Bowing out of responsibility doesn’t make you honorable, it makes you a !@#$% hack. 2. retire players seem to talk smack, but don’t take responsibility for the words that they say, saying “I’m not apart of the leadership, I’m just acting the part” You are retired, now shut up before i take out by the shed and shoot you.
That's it for now kids.