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Our Real Life Compared to RPG (Role-Playing Games)

Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Hi friends, how do you do ?

Do you ever think that our life is resemble to RPG ?

We have profession (the character class in RPG such as knight, priest, archer, wizard, etc)
We have attribute (the attribute in RPG like strength, dexterity, stamina, etc)
We have skill (in RPG it likes skill in sword, spear, fire spell, water spell, etc)
We have money (gold in most RPG)
We have experience (experience value in RPG)
We have equipment (like weapon, potion, armor in RPG)

So, whether you like to play RPG or not, you are playing it in your life.

We also concern about out character in our favorite RPG, but we don't really concern about our real character.


So, lets increase our real character by learning a particular skill, doing a job, participating on training, etc.

Thanks for reading my thread. Please share your experience and comments. Any comments will be appreciated.


Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar (Java Instructor) SCJP 5.0, SCJA, SCJD (UrlyBird 1.3.2)

Akhilesh Trivedi
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Isnt it other way round... RPG based on real life?


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Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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So far, there is no RPG as real as our real life.


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Akhilesh Trivedi
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Not RPG but did you you hear of Second Life.?

http://secondlife.com/whatis/

I haven't explored it though.

Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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I know it. Is that as real as our life ?

Is there any events that happened in our real life such as war, robbery, etc ?
Henry Wong
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Here's a case where real life and second life crossed...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,451945,00.html

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Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Hmm, interesting. It is happened where the virtual world is crossed in the real world.

Is that a problem having opposite friend in the game ? After all, it is just a game. It is similar when we have chatting friends.

Are the character in the second life can fight each other ?
Akhilesh Trivedi
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I read some stories of this kind as well

http://aplink.wordpress.com/2007/04/23/hp-and-dell-slug-it-out-in-second-life-itsreal/
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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So far, I think it is better to do the marketing in the social network sites.

Can the characters in second life fight each other "physically" ?

Henry Wong
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After all, it is just a game.


This statement misses the point... some RPGs, particulary the MMORPGs, such as WOW, can become an addiction. To some "players" in Second Life, or World of Warcraft, it isn't just a game.

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I playing this since 25 years & i have cheat codes also!
But i didnt understand where should i put them so my life will changes as Winner!

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Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Henry Wong wrote:

This statement misses the point... some RPGs, particulary the MMORPGs, such as WOW, can become an addiction. To some "players" in Second Life, or World of Warcraft, it isn't just a game.

Henry


Learning Java can become an addiction too. I never miss one day without thinking about Java. What MMORPG can do to their life ? Just a little.

Java changed my life entirely.


Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar (Java Instructor) SCJP 5.0, SCJA, SCJD (UrlyBird 1.3.2)
Akhilesh Trivedi
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Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar wrote:

Learning Java can become an addiction too. ...




Do you steal few cents from your dad's pocket to rush in an internet cafe and browse javaranch?
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Nope, I have Internet connection in my room. 384 kbps is good enough to browse Javaranch. But I don't play MMORPG, I just play web-based RPG that don't really make me addicted.

Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar (Java Instructor) SCJP 5.0, SCJA, SCJD (UrlyBird 1.3.2)
 
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