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If you are good at games, do you share the following "gamer's" perspective?

Asked by luigirovatti (1609points) 2 weeks ago

I’ve spent all night trying to come up with a solution to the question in “gamer”‘s terms, shall we say, but here it’s what came out of this furnishing and refurbishing of this text:

Both the rules and the goal are unknown, so you’ve got 7 billion players making whatever move they want. If you lose or win too much, you incur a penalty. You’re not allowed to pass a turn, and if you talk too much, you’ll be alienated. There are no parameters, and even the game’s genre is unknown. In other words, a crappy game. What do you think?

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Zaku's avatar

I am good at games. I design games. And I don’t know what you mean here.

Is “a” world a tough place? What world? The situation you describe in the second paragraph of the description?

That looks to me not so much like a “world” as a “game”, and I don’t know what you mean by “tough place for you to live” in that context.

What’s a turn? Really I don’t get what you’re talking about.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I am not making the connection between being good at games (which I am) and the world being a tough place. My world isn’t so bad.

luigirovatti's avatar

@Zaku: I meant the real world, in which, by the way, you must always choose what you can do, and do, in your life, without never regretting it for the rest of your life (you can’t pass a turn, in this sense). Anyway, sorry for the mistake.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I’m trying to sleep off an ability score damage and level draining. From continuous use of contact from outer plane spell. To get advice and help to get over the past.

luigirovatti's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1: Did you want to pique my curiosity?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@luigirovatti Not deliberately. Just a happy side effect. Just a mess with girlfriends and failing out of university 20 years ago.

luigirovatti's avatar

:(, I mean, is “getting over the past” a happy side effect?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@luigirovatti No. Just piquing your curiousity. Is a happy side effect.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Life is indeed a game. Rather, I believe that is an excellent approach to place living in context for dealing with the world. I’m convinced that those interested in games have a distinct advantage in navigating the world. The great problem in this is with the tendency for gamers to utilize games to hide from the BIG game that matters—the world as it is.

Zaku's avatar

OH! I see (I think)... You were sharing your own perspective on your own life, and asking whether we orient to life in the same way?

No, I don’t see “the real world” as very much like you have described it above, though I feel something similar to a couple of your ideas.

“lose or win too much”
– What’s losing or winning in the real world? Seems to me that I get to choose how I define those ideas, if I choose to define them at all. At least, once I have a certain amount of self-awareness and a handle on what meanings I choose.
– What’s “too much”? Again, I think that’s up to me to choose.

“If you lose or win too much, you incur a penalty.”
= I do? I don’t know what you mean by that.

“You’re not allowed to pass a turn”
– Seems to me I can choose to pass turns too, though regretting passing on action is something I do relate to. But again, it’s my responsibility, not a “reality”.

“if you talk too much, you’ll be alienated.”
– Will I? Seems to me that depends on whom I’m talking to and what I say.
– I think I tend to feel more the opposite. That if I don’t jabber enough, some people may not connect with me.
– The people who might alienate me for saying things, tend to be people who aren’t comfortable with what I might say. But if I have something genuine to say, then not saying it may also mean not being myself around them. Maybe it’s better to say it and find out whether they are willing to hear it or not.

“in which, by the way, you must always choose what you can do, and do, in your life, without never regretting it for the rest of your life (you can’t pass a turn, in this sense).”
– I relate to the part about having to choose what to do with my time, and then having to live with my own self-judgement about the choice I made, even (or especially) if i chose to do nothing. That’s actually one of my core concerns.

And yes, that regret can last, though we have some choice about that. And I’ve done some work that aims at breaking that up, which was really helpful.

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