So I got in this “discussion” the other day about the game Dragon Age: Origins on a board I frequent. I play games like this on Easy, because I’m more interested in the story than in the challenge. I was told that I’m not really playing the game if I’m not playing on Nightmare or whatever.
After a few rounds of trying to get them to understand that “why would the creators put an easy difficulty on there if it wasn’t acceptable to play as such”, I dropped out of the conversation.
I recently popped back in, since the conversation has continued on without me, just to see how it was going. It had become a lively discussion about all the mods they use to play the game and make it “more fun” on the hardest levels. All the mods they described appeared, to me, to take the difficulty out of the game.
So… what’s the damn point? You just want the “prestige” of saying you beat it on the hardest setting, but then you don’t actually do that because you mod the game to make it easier? And you rag on me for playing on easy? I may be a carebear, but at least I’m honest, you hypocrite.