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    Default What makes a good gamer?

    How are some people are good at rpg games?

    I been playing RPG games for a while, and I still sometimes rely on walkthroughs.

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    Lots of free time, insane OCD-like dedication, and decent hand-eye coordination.
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    autism, apparently. this is why i'm a really shitty gamer :P

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    big penis .

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    Lots of invested time.

    A very small minority of people naturally have the talent to play extremely well regardless of invested time, and these people are typically pros.

    It's true autistic people tend to focus solely on one goal and strive to master it. If games are their goal, they will try to master their skills by researching and playing constantly.

    So...maybe autism?

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    Judging by the number of hard-core super-good gamers that I've known that have confided in me that they are some sort of high-functioning autistic, I would say that autism is actually a pretty good answer. Heck, when you think about it, my answer is basically describing autism.

    Jesus, I think we're on to something here.
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    didn't you just make a thread about how you'll be good at something if you practice it enough? ppl who are good at video games play a lot of video games, the same way ppl who are good at guitar play a lot of guitar. i hope y'all are joking about the autism thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    didn't you just make a thread about how you'll be good at something if you practice it enough? ppl who are good at video games play a lot of video games, the same way ppl who are good at guitar play a lot of guitar.
    Most people can be good if they practice enough. Some more than others within the same time-span. The people who excel immensely are typically perceived as people who are "talented" in that respective field. There are also people who fall below the average performance within the same time-span, too.

    In conclusion, everyone is different. Most people who spend a buttload of time on one hobby are very likely to be decent or amazing at it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    i hope y'all are joking about the autism thing
    Maybe they were, but I wasn't. Autism is frequently used as a joke or exaggeration, but I don't believe I've ever used it in such context. I hope not, anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by General Autism
    Preoccupation with certain topics. For example, older children and adults may be fascinated by video games, trading cards, or license plates.
    Source: http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/autism-symptoms

    Moreover, Asperger's, which is considered a mild form of autism, is actually most likely to do well at video games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Asperger's Symptom
    Be preoccupied with only one or few interests, which he or she may be very knowledgeable about. Many children with Asperger's syndrome are overly interested in parts of a whole or in unusual activities, such as designing houses, drawing highly detailed scenes, or studying astronomy. They may show an unusual interest in certain topics such as snakes, names of stars, or dinosaurs.
    Source: http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/tc...drome-symptoms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loric View Post
    The ability to love and enjoy the games you play. <3
    Loric gets it

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    yeah, no, autism doesn't mean you're going to be good at video games.

    source: undergrad in speech-language pathology. I've simply studied autism more than you.

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