Our lives are games:

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1 eternalNoob21st Dec 2011 06:15:26 AM from yer mum , Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Ded
Who is the main PC, however, is a mystery.
If you wanna PM me, send it to my mrsunshinesprinkles account; this one is blorked.
2 Carciofus21st Dec 2011 06:27:07 AM from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
Well, it's pretty clearly a massively multiplayer game. There are a number of reviews around, if you are interested.

I kind of like it, but the timed missions are annoying. Anybody know of some mod that removes that wretched "deadlines" mechanics?
But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

3 RalphCrown22nd Dec 2011 05:35:29 AM from Next Door to Nowhere
Short Hair
When do I level up and get some new abilities? Where are the towns with shops full of magic weapons and healing potions? How do I get instant money just for killing things? How do I get everyone to do nothing while I'm away? And where do I save my game so I can restart when I die?
Under World. It rocks!
4 Carciofus22nd Dec 2011 06:13:32 AM from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
When do I level up and get some new abilities?
School or gym, generally. Or you can just train skills on your own, if you are so inclined. The skill tree is truly enormous, go nuts.

Where are the towns with shops full of magic weapons and healing potions?
As for healing potions, your local friendly pharmacist has plenty of very powerful potions and remedies if you want them. If you need something even stronger, hospitals can cure almost everything. It takes a lot of grinding, but if you want your character to be able to make potions, or even invent new ones, you can do that too.

As for magic weapons... if you are in the U.S., you can get fairly powerful ones relatively easily. If you are in Europe or in another zone with stricter weapon rules, it's trickier, but you can probably get the relevant permissions if you really want to. But beware, playing Real Life as if it were a First-Person Shooter will get you killed very, very quickly.

And of course, if you go for a military-oriented profession and complete enough quests you can eventually gain access to truly devastating weaponry, if you care to.

How do I get instant money just for killing things?
You kill people and take their money. But beware, that'll get a lot of other P Cs to go after you.

How do I get everyone to do nothing while I'm away?
You don't. It's a MMORPG, after all...

And where do I save my game so I can restart when I die?
You don't. Real Life is as Nintendo Hard as it gets.

edited 22nd Dec '11 6:18:01 AM by Carciofus

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

Wacky!
Yeah how do i get that mod? i have heard of it, time stop or something? the build I'm going for is "reclusive writer."
what's a char? and why do i have 140 of them?
Tilde key ... sv_cheats 1 ... noclip ... m^-^m

edited 12th Jan '12 7:36:11 PM by JackalopeChris

Jossed: No Save Scumming.
8 ProfessorMetallica13th Apr 2012 11:58:22 AM from The nth dimension! , Relationship Status: Married to my murderer
I design worlds. Or, I hope to.
Lesse here... UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A START

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Damn.

edited 13th Apr '12 11:58:37 AM by ProfessorMetallica

Don't fear the Reaper. Make him fear you.
9 ZigtarXamos1st Jun 2012 06:49:11 PM from Lounging on the Frozen Throne , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Purveyor of Gently-Used Souls
Best MMO I've played, by far. If there are any NP Cs at all, they're remarkably similar to P Cs. And the P Cs usually behave decently in public. Granted, there's always the occasional scammer or someone spamming up the screen on a street corner, but all-in-all, the cooperative playstyle is amazing. It's pretty disappointing that they're not releasing other planets to American players in the next expansion, though. By the way, does anyone know when they're going to patch the combat system? It seems really unbalanced in favor of firearm-wielding classes.

edited 1st Jun '12 6:50:23 PM by ZigtarXamos

The more rules there are to magic, the more ways the author will inevitably have to break them.
10 ProfessorMetallica12th Jun 2012 01:37:19 PM from The nth dimension! , Relationship Status: Married to my murderer
I design worlds. Or, I hope to.
I love how well NPC conversations are scripted; Also the fact that I can just butt in at any time and they actually have a reply to literally anything I say. Item crafting is a bit tricky, though. As hard as I push them together, I can't make a decent weapon out of a stick and a chunk of scrap metal. I honestly have to say, however, that the graphics are absolutely phenominal. One point of interest, though: Are the ghosts intended or just glitches?
Don't fear the Reaper. Make him fear you.
11 Carciofus13th Jun 2012 05:36:40 AM from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
By the way, does anyone know when they're going to patch the combat system? It seems really unbalanced in favor of firearm-wielding classes.
Nah. If anything, it is social skills-based classes that are rather overpowered, I think.

If you have a high enough charisma stat, you can basically get hordes of NP Cs to do your bidding, and basically play Real Life as if it was a RTS. Some of the most notorious griefers, like for example Hitler or Stalin or Pol Pot or Pinochet, were able to case a lot of damage with that trick.

edited 13th Jun '12 5:39:59 AM by Carciofus

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

12 Danniiee13th Jun 2012 05:36:03 PM from    THE DEPTHS OF HELL   
GROWWWWWWL
So when you experience déjà vu, it's just your character going back to the last checkpoint? Curiouser and curiouser... surprised
MISSED ME?!?!
Why are you guys so sure you're P Cs? I personally think I'm a NPC, I mean, I don't have accomplishments, I have few useful skills, and I don't go on quests
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I really hate how most copies of the game glitch out in 60 to 70 years time, especially if you download risky mods like the heroin and crystal meth expansions. They occasionally do release patches to lengthen life, and even mods but those are for newer players.
Out of Mind
15 Danniiee2nd Jul 2012 08:21:24 PM from    THE DEPTHS OF HELL   
GROWWWWWWL
Have you ever walked into a room and forgot why you were there? Maybe someone deleted the action you were about to do. Maybe our life is very similar to the Sims grin
MISSED ME?!?!
16 Carciofus2nd Jul 2012 10:36:17 PM from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
I really hate how most copies of the game glitch out in 60 to 70 years time, especially if you download risky mods like the heroin and crystal meth expansions. They occasionally do release patches to lengthen life, and even mods but those are for newer players.
There is a cheat. If you use certain strategies in the "eating" and "physical activity" subgames, you can add up to 10—20 years to the time limit (although there is a strong random element, as always in Real Life). And yeah, these mods are malware.

Also, there is some talk around about how new mods should be released soon to radically increase the time limit, or even to dispense with it altogether. Personally, I'm kinda doubtful (that sounds a lot like vaporware), but we'll see.

One thing that I think would really improve Real Life would be an in-built quest screen. Mostly because my character has "self-organization" as a dump stat, and keeps forgetting things and making a mess of deadlines.

edited 2nd Jul '12 10:36:31 PM by Carciofus

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

17 ozaniel26th Jul 2012 11:44:19 PM from Yeşilköy, İstanbul
why?
I just love the minigames. I mean they're no Gold Saucer but there is so many minigames that many people are sidetracked by it. I also enjoy Japanese fan vids.
My hatoful Monster Girlfriend is the President Ecstasy: Higurashi After in Summer (All ages memorial edition)
18 Dolski10th Aug 2012 12:47:39 AM from Next Door , Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Anybody know any good cheats for this Real Life game? Also, I think I have a handicap on my character... Is that a glitch, as well? Bummer.
19 Danniiee12th Aug 2012 04:13:57 PM from    THE DEPTHS OF HELL   
GROWWWWWWL
Genetic modification is the cheat code! :P
MISSED ME?!?!
20 Pentigan27th Aug 2012 07:46:20 PM from Summerland , Relationship Status:
Fwomph
wild mass guess We are all components of a giant game of Dwarf Fortress. Only running with humans and almost entirely automated.wild mass guess
They say that when you die, you just go into another server, depending on the moral choices you´ve made.

But then you arent allowed to come back, do some bugs have been reported.
I will always cherish the chance of a new beggining.
22 Carciofus25th Jan 2013 11:02:41 AM from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
Does anyone know what happens if you recite the Konami Code aloud?

I'd try myself, but I'm kind of afraid of the possible effects.... tongue

edited 25th Jan '13 11:02:55 AM by Carciofus

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

23 porschelemans26th Jan 2013 11:41:30 AM from A Giant Hamster Ball , Relationship Status: You're a beautiful woman, probably
Avatar Sakaki Ignore cat
You start hearing Thom Yorke singing and then somebody else makes you dinner. Completely unspectacular... Thanks a lot Konami.
I'm so sorry that my avatar doesn't appear fully in the shot, but the cat was threatening the photographer.
24 Wildcard3rd Feb 2013 08:40:37 AM from Somewhere in the galaxy
Go! Fly! Win!
I really hate how there is no designated PvP area and you can start a fight anywhere. Sure it can be fun but it can get annoying to see two people in a fight in a restaurant your in if your just trying to heal your character.
Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there. With open arms and open eyes.
At least the creators went for peer-to-peer multiplayer this time, the last game had way too much lag. That said, the current user interface is downright creepy; and while the lack of a HUD or Menus is great for immersion, combined with the game's other features it can be overwhelming.

Also, the Astral Projection replacement for Alt-Tab / Cmd-~ is far too difficult to use on a regular basis, let alone the initial learning curve that's more like a cliff. I know it's to reduce Out of Character chat, but come on! Any anti-cheating system that causes a game to be compared to, let alone called a Lotus-Eater Machine is clearly faulty.

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