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Why do you DROD
To conquer every room ever designed.
To design new and evil puzzles the likes of which have never been seen before.
You mean this forum is dedicated to a game? I just liked posting on CarvelNet.
I live to optimize. Or optimise as the case may be.
To compete in the monthly contests.
Other. I refuse your labels!
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This is my first poll, and while I'm sure this question has been done before, I don't know that it has been done recently, so newer people, or lurkers like me might not have participated. If it has been done before, last week, and I just missed it let me know and I'll take it down.

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I refuse your labels!

I DROD for all of these reasons, to various degrees. The one option that's in the greatest proportion would have to be "designing puzzles" though.

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I refuse your labels!

I DROD for all of these reasons, to various degrees. The one option that's in the greatest proportion would have to be "designing puzzles" though.


Hmmm... maybe I should have made it a voting poll. For me it's a clear answer: optimizing. I dabbled in hold building, but I've always been more of a problem solver, rather than figuring out problems to solve. While I do like solving rooms, I also like resolving the same room 5.. 10.. 25 times just to try to knock out a few moves. And I tend toward lurking over active participation on CaravelNet.

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I think I'd have to vote "other". I like optimizing--I don't live for it, though. I like playing some rooms, but at other times I stop playing because I can't beat a room, or I don't like the way it looks.

I am not a good architect, by any stretch of the imagination.

The reason I play is because I haven't found a game that's better.

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I would not play DROD unless the optimising element was present.
01-29-2008 at 12:36 AM
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Because Drod is a way of life.

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I used to be an optimist, now I am a completist.

And sometimes an optimist if the room is interesting.



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I used to be an optimist, now I am a completist.

And sometimes an optimist if the room is interesting.

I think I beat you to the change of style ;)
01-29-2008 at 03:48 AM
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I like exploring. Not just in the sense of "let's see all the pretty places", but more like "let's explore in what ways a puzzle can be solved". Both bring me a sense of wonder.

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Now, I DROD just for fun. Just for fun. Why else? I do everything I can as long as it brings me happiness.

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I think I beat you to the change of style ;)

I think you beat the highscore system at least once too often... o_O;

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Because it's fun and because figuring out puzzles is a great joy to me. That and getting frustrated horribly, to the point of smashing time, then doing it 30 more times and actually finally getting it right is immensely satisfying.

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I think I beat you to the change of style ;)

I think you beat the highscore system at least once too often... o_O;

Well, I stopped optimising and completed every room ever made (and yet to be made) in one evening. Isn't that completionism?
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I think you beat the highscore system at least once too often... o_O;

Isn't that completionism?

I meant that in the "you beat it once too often and now it's completely whack" sense... :D

(Of course, if that was your mission all along it'd be completionism, yeah. ;))

np: Autechre - Altibzz (Quaristice)

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I meant that in the "you beat it once too often and now it's completely whack" sense... :D

Ahhh :lol
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To conquer all the rooms, all the games, all the everything! It's just one (well, three) on a list of several thousand games I'm working my way through. Not hurriedly mind, I'm making sure I experience everything they have to offer. (Un)fortunately DROD has so many levels when you factor in all the holds I might be here a while :P

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All of it except for the optimizing part. I'm not the guy who does everything the fastest possible.

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All of it except for the optimizing part. I'm not the guy who does everything in the most efficient way possible.

Fixed ;)
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To have fun,darnit!!! Whyelse do people play computer games???
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But! You can have fun in different ways and take pride in different things within the same elements, which is what this thread is all about.

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I am the dark scriptmaster. Why I DROD should be obvious from that. It is one of the most versatile engines I have seen.

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If Sillyman is the scriptmaster, what level would I be?

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No, he's the dark scriptmaster. Only I am the Scriptmaster, even though his skill with scripting is at least equal to and probably greater than mine.
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Exactly, Someone Else. I am the dark scriptmaster. I do unDRODly things with the tools I am given.

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Well, what level am I in the system? Am I a servant of Sillyman?

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You know, I don't know. I think I'm an unofficial peon of the Department of Grand Constructions. You're... just some guy on the forums without a job in the Beauracracy, as far as I know.

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For the Fun and to keep my brain in shape. :)
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I play Drod to make evil puzzles. But now that I found a cool device on my computer that can play movies (on the computer!) I only have time to play user holds once in a while.

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That device wouldn't happen to be called a monitor, would it?
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