A Harsh Death Penalty Affects the Game "Real Life"

While certainly realistic, the harsh death penalty makes players think twice before trying anything adventurous. Risk avoidance then leads to long stretches of the game where nothing much happens, which can be a bit boring. As a consequence Real Life is one of the few games where the crafting and tradeskill part of the game is more popular than the combat part of the game. Well, truth be told, combat in Real Life isn't much fun anyway. But in consequence many players spend a lot of time in RL doing player-given errands and quests, and that often involves grinding the same stuff over and over.


As a result, crafting is more popular than combat.

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 Real Life review
Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Stoutfoot, Tobold (July 10, 2010), Real Life review, Tobold's Blog, Retrieved on 2013-11-16
  • Source Material [tobolds.blogspot.com]
  • Folksonomies: humor game reviews real life


    16 NOV 2013

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