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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenonight2 View Post
    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.

    Don't think anyone said that. Or what I was saying, anyways. You can't deny that the elements associated with high functioning autism would help you be able to have a more single-mindedness when it comes to games, thus give you the natural ability to become good at games. That is, if games happens to be your focus. It's a dice-roll - being HFA may give you the natural "mindset" to be good at games, but there's a massive chance that you wont be interested in games. And, if you don't, you're not going to be good at it (same with everyone).

    So no, just because you have autism does not mean you're going to be good at games. But, if you are a HFA and have an interest in games, it might.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApocaRUFF View Post
    Don't think anyone said that. Or what I was saying, anyways. You can't deny that the elements associated with high functioning autism would help you be able to have a more single-mindedness when it comes to games, thus give you the natural ability to become good at games. That is, if games happens to be your focus. It's a dice-roll - being HFA may give you the natural "mindset" to be good at games, but there's a massive chance that you wont be interested in games. And, if you don't, you're not going to be good at it (same with everyone).

    So no, just because you have autism does not mean you're going to be good at games. But, if you are a HFA and have an interest in games, it might.
    ApocaRUFF completely understood what I said.

    I didn't say autism = good at video games. Just that if someone has Asperger's-type autism and has an interest in video games, that person may have a higher chance of devoting his time and energy into it and become really good.

    I know someone who is an Aspie and he spends 90% of his time playing LoL and he's diamond. He literally compares everything in life to LoL.

    NOR am I saying that all aspies who like gaming will be good. Just a speculation that PERHAPS that may be likely.

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    Well all know you must've caught the first 151 pokemon without trading with the opposite color and catching mew without using the glitch or any other kind of glitch.

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    what apoca said.

    edit: i only caught like 36 pokemon. i was interesting in beating the story, not catching em all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApocaRUFF View Post
    Don't think anyone said that. Or what I was saying, anyways. You can't deny that the elements associated with high functioning autism would help you be able to have a more single-mindedness when it comes to games, thus give you the natural ability to become good at games. That is, if games happens to be your focus. It's a dice-roll - being HFA may give you the natural "mindset" to be good at games, but there's a massive chance that you wont be interested in games. And, if you don't, you're not going to be good at it (same with everyone).

    So no, just because you have autism does not mean you're going to be good at games. But, if you are a HFA and have an interest in games, it might.
    What are you even talking about? People with HFA don't have a "chance" of being interested in something or not. It's not a dice roll. They are functioning human beings and they can choose whether they play and enjoy video games or not just as we can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenonight2 View Post
    What are you even talking about? People with HFA don't have a "chance" of being interested in something or not. It's not a dice roll. They are functioning human beings and they can choose whether they play and enjoy video games or not just as we can.
    Most of us didn't "choose" to enjoy games. It's just how it is. We played a game, realized we loved it, and then off we went to play more. We didn't wake up one day and out of the blue go, "This is what I want to dedicate a decent portion of my life to." Plenty of people play games and don't come to that conclusion, because it doesn't mesh with them - it doesn't match with their mindset. And what "mindset" you have is based off numerous factors - most of which happen by chance/coincidence. Probably a decent number are down to genetics, but some based on how you were raised.

    As I said, it's like that for everyone, not just "HFA."
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