Are you an extroverted or introverted gamer?

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  1. jDSX
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    Everyone approaches gaming differently. For some, gaming is a fun way to connect with others while some like to disappear into the worlds the games open up; others may like both experiences.

    While I have learnt to enjoy being with people in social & work circumstances, my gaming time on the 3DS is exclusively "me time". I particularly like playing RPGs and simulation games which enable me to immerse into a new reality for a while by myself.

    I am highly introverted by nature so I guess it's no surprise that my gaming style would reflect that.

    What about you?
     
  2. andremario81

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    Introvert primarily. I like online play on my 3ds but being that my life takes me everywhere I don't make enough time to play online plus I get creamed a lot of times because some players have more time to craft there skills then I do competitively. I love online play tho it is fun but gaming is more me than we time. I like this topic! Anyone got anything they'd like to share?
     
  3. astrangeone

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    Mostly an introvert player. I sometimes play online - *looks at MH Generations nervously*. My gaming time is "me time", and I cannot stand whipping out my smartphone when waiting for people or stuff.
     
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    Honestly, these days I don't play a lot of games on my own, but I'm usually up for a good multiplayer game.
    When I play multiplayer, it's usually with family, or online with close friends.
    I only really play single player games when there's a new game out in a franchise I really like, such as Zelda, Mario and Pokemon.
     
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    Extrovert gamer mostly. I love to play multiplayer games, like mario kart.

    I also play alone, during my free time, but I get bored relatively quickly.
     
  7. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Does this question apply to online games?
     
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    Exactly that.
    I don't play multiplayer outside of with friends on private servers which is extremely rare.
     
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    I'm an introvert. Also none of the few friends I have play video games and never have been good at making friends which most people don't believe when they meet me. I can act extroverted at work or if I have to but really I'm just shy and don't talk much.
     
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    Introversion and gaming are like peanut butter and jelly, sad to say. :P
     
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    Very introvert gamer here. I really dislike playing online, because it's just not for me.
     
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    I dunno if this matters but is not my place to say, is just someone asked a question that they were curious about. I made a blog about social gaming and difference between introvert and extrovert which the video is from.

    Basically to summerize, i play game alone most of the time cause i do not have anyone willing to play with me. While there is online games to play, i do not really agree with playing random lobby and people who are total strangers for only 5 minutes. I prefer someone i can actually develope a relationship with (That does not mean romance or with girls) Is just a matter of being more constructive. Is not constructive to me to play random people with "Potty mouth humor" twoards me on daily basis, when i could be playing with someone who potentially can allow me to have better company and time doing so. If i had actual people to invite to my house i would be glad to play with them but as i said before i do not so online is my only option.

    Bottom line, people will struggle with certain things about anything and this is no exception. More common is the fact people seem to be pushing network gaming a lot more than in house gathered around tv gaming, which is hard to seee when every game you buy is online mode (not really every just a majority) and unless we have ways to play games without split screen is just something i see people maybe avoiding more common.
     
  13. osaka35

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    Introverted. I avoid online games where I have to interact with other people. I would rather play a multiplayer game solo, and die often, than go in a group. Games like splatoon or mario kart online I'll play though, because I don't have to directly interact with anyone. Just shoot or drive. I still prefer single player.
     
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    Mainly introvert, but I've seen myself trying to be extroverted more. ofc, in chats like gmod, CoD, overwatch, etc. introverted all the way, it's fun to hear the screams of trolls imo

    yee it does get annoying after a while tho lmao
     
  15. Raylight

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    Introvert i like my me time.
     
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    I don't play games super often but when I do I generally prefer multiplayer stuff.
     
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    Introverted for sure. Even though I have a ps4, 3, wii u, and all downstairs, I am upstairs still playing my vita, and 3ds. I like my time, its for me, by me, and only for me.
     
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    I won't be surprised if most people here are introverted gamers. haha.
     
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    Neither. Video games are for losers lmao.
     
  20. Rockhoundhigh

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    Definitely introvert though my roommates were always willing to play a round of Smash, Mario Kart, or GoldenEye. The main problem we have now is finding the time to play at all.