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POLL: Gaming Motivation


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Scorpio writes:

Yeah, it's a little bit of all of them, but if you're asking me to pick one, it's fun, hands down. If it's not fun, then why am I there?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
fun
84
49%
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simulation
35
20%
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competitive
2
1%
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other
17
10%
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presentation
22
13%
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game mechanics
11
6%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

ubercommando Inactive Member observes:

Having been a gamer of all varieties since... well, since Reagan was inaugurated... I've developed this theory that gamers have five basic motivations, and they chose preferences and styles based around which of the five they value the most. (There's more on my blog.)

But which of the five chimes most with you? Most gamers I've encountered have one primary motivator and usually one secondary one that is just behind. So which is yours?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.

fun
You like games to be not too serious, very sociable, and the result isn't too important.
simulation
You value games for their accuracy, either to the historical era they're set in or to the genre they're depicting.
competitive
You like games to have a competitive edge, winning feels great, losing hurts, and there has to be a result to play for.
other
Please explain.
presentation
The look of the game is important, whether it be finely painted miniatures and terrain or perhaps the latest and most popular games which may contain great artwork or photos.
game mechanics
The setting of the game is less important than the mechanism that drives it. You like innovative rules, tactical conundrums, and pushing the rules to the limit.