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Jul. 13th, 2015 @ 07:53 pm Twitchiness...
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I've been watching some streamer play Shadow of Mordor on Twitch. And some of them play the game all wrong! I mean, sure, I can understand not obsessively reading every entry in the background materials, but why would you not buy a new ability if you get the points for it? Why would you pass an artefact by if picking it up means that you could raise one of your stats sooner? Why would you not check out the new rune you just pillaged from the dead body of an Orc captain?
At least, that is what I do. And it irks me when another player doesn't do that. And I understand that I am the one who is annoyed, and that they play the game in the manner that they enjoy most -- so really there is no objective reason for me to be annoyed.

And yet still I am. Which makes me get a bit annoyed at myself, and then amused because apparently I care so much about this that I feel annoyed.
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From:greybeta
Date:July 13th, 2015 08:01 pm (UTC)
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They're doing it wrong!
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From:fub
Date:July 14th, 2015 10:29 am (UTC)
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Indeed they do!
(Or maybe I am such a bad player of games that I need to get all the advantages I can get in order to progress in the story, which means finding all that extra stuff that does not really advance the story. They just have better skills than I do, so they can progress into the game much further without having the advantages that I did.)

And then I remind myself that I am watching Twitch all wrong as well -- because if you're looking to unwind by watching other people play, and instead you get annoyed, you'tr doing it wrong too.
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From:andrewducker
Date:July 14th, 2015 09:02 am (UTC)
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I'd love to know what their though process is.

I take it you can't interact with the person playing the game?
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From:fub
Date:July 14th, 2015 10:31 am (UTC)
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Maybe I am such a bad player of games that I need to get all the advantages I can get in order to progress in the story, which means finding all that extra stuff that does not really advance the story. They just have better skills than I do, so they can progress into the game much further without having the advantages that I did. If you can finish a story mission with the basic capabilities of the character, then why not progress in the story instead of running around on semi-meaningless collection quests?

There is a chat in Twitch. Some streamers are really open and up for a chat, talking to their audience constantly -- those are the streamers that I stick around for. Others simply play the game and don't seem to be too interested in interacting with viewers.
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