PUG's with people around the world:
- UK: happy happy time lalala. I find UK people have the perfect mix of having fun and taking things seriusly enough to have fun. It feel familiar.
- Germans: awesome, is always great to end with a pack of german, and awesomenes ensues.
- France: horrible, always horrible. People from france is horrible at videogames. Paris is a great city, and probably the average french person is cool, but in videogames his skills are very poor, bar organization, ..argh.
- Italians: Okish. You can find some interesting types. Good people.
- Belges: Okish, with some cool in it. Mostly the best thing of belges is having everything good of french, withouth everything bad of frenchs. But Paris is on france, so ... tought luck.
- USA: at first sight good people, but have his own things, and there are jokes you sould not made. Look like normal people until you make a joke about jews or something (I love jews).
- Scandinavian: unfortunally I have not played enough. I have only good things to say about these people, but don't have enough experience to have a good idea.
- Spanish that speak english: Is normally good. Like germans, the spanish take things seriusly, so awesomenes ensues. Too bad something is broken with the spanish stuff, and sometimes guild drama or forum drama ensues. But is a guild thing, and almost never affect groups. The 99% of the time is like playing with germans. Is awesome.
- Spanish that don't speak english: Random. Sometimes is good, but other times is weird. I am spanish, so I can talk with then in spanish, but that don't mean I can know whats going on. It could be some forum drama. It could be a problem with the girlfriend. It could be are playing A, waiting for his friend to be online. In all mmos there are 3 spanish servers. The official one. The Pvp one. and another one. The spanish can't agree to use the same server. Also, people that don't speak english need you speaking spanish, but if a foreign joins the group, you want everyone to talk in english. At this moment the group can turn confusing wen theres a mix of people that talks english and people that don't talk english. Theres no real solution for a problem like that, so I try to not be in that situation.
In all games I love to play in public groups. Most people avoid public groups, but I enjoy to play in teams that mix people from all around the world... like tiny United Nations or International Space Stations. I like PUG's. All groups feel different, and this add a lot of variety to the games. You also learns more about games or play different gamestyles. Recently, I was in a french group in Dead Island. These french where tryiing to do the whole game ignoring quests... just farming...
Last edited by Tei; 03-10-2011 at 04:57 PM.
Btw, if we're nominating awesome people to play games with, I think the Dutch deserve a mention :)
USA: Hate 'em
Canukistan: Hate 'em, eh
UK: Hate 'em, wut
France: Hate 'em
Germany: Hate 'em
Italy: Hate 'em
China: Hate 'em
Russia: Hate 'em
Ukraine: Eh, s'alright
Korea: Hate 'em
Japan: Hate 'em
Australia: Good snogging
I find it strange DICE are listed in with the rest. I thought they were about reaching the biggest mass market possible. I enjoy their games, but I don't think they are anything other than commercial.
Also, you need to change Australia to hate em. Bloody bigots!
In my experience?
American gamers: Imperialistic, Charismatic
British gamers: Imperialistic, Financial
German gamers: Industrious, Organized
French gamers: Cultural, Charismatic
Chinese gamers: Expansive, Protective
Russian gamers: Aggressive, Expansive
Japanese gamers: Aggressive, Philosophical
Spanish gamers: Imperialistic, Spiritual
Korean gamers: Organized, Protective
I've had good and bad experiences with people from all over the world, so... can't we all just get along?
Misreading "Taidan" as "Taiidan", I was outraged at his suggestion to relocate the Scandinavian peoples considering the whole Kushan debacle.
This thread seems quite similar to the recent East European one in so far as it's only amazing that Scandinavia has the games development industry that it does if you're under the impression that it consists of a few fishing villages in the Arctic wastes.
Regardless of the actual reason, though, I'm certainly glad the Swedes (and Central/Eastern Europeans, Russians, Germans, etc) are out there making great games, because my country (for the most part) certainly isn't anymore.
Buying games you aren't going to play is a waste of money (no matter how cheap they are). Forcing yourself to play games you wish you hadn't bought is a waste of time. Both are best avoided.