David Newton wrote:When Java is your hammer, everything starts to look like a thumb.
Sergio C. Campos J. wrote:All the example codes I found didn't work when placed in my program.
fred rosenberger wrote:To me, RPGs let you... Role Play. I am still in a paper-n-pencils group that (tries to) meet once a week. The funnest moments are when you do something the GM didn't expect... In other words, there may be 3 possible choices - the left hall, the right hall, or straight ahead. The team decides to go into the air ducts...
We have had sessions where the whole night was spent in the town arguing with the various shop keepers over how much we should pay for our 50' rope and our 10' poles (you know, standard dungeon crawl equipment that everyone carries).
I don't see the ability to do that on a computer RPG. Everything has to be pre-determined. You can't 'go off the script', even if that script gives you 12 choices. Every time I play, I start 'meta-gaming', and try and figure out which choice will give me what I want.
Don't get me wrong - I enjoy them all IMMENSELY, but I don't consider them RPGs.