Weekend Open Forum: Do you prefer single or multiplayer gaming?

m4a4

TS Evangelist
Prefer singleplayer, but love multiplayer when playing with friends. Don't mind multiplayer otherwise...
 

MattS

TS Evangelist
Singleplayer is fun but multiplayer takes the experience to a far better one as u can play and interact with friends in battles and have fun together instead of sometimes ending grinding for hours alone u actually will have someone to talk with and chat
 
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FLWrd

Multi/coop. Single-player gets stale. I remember playing Bungie's Marathon (quite some time ago) and it was fantastic. There were regular updates, people built custom maps, etc., and occasionally the game really surprised. But then the graphics started to get better, while the "AI" (as everyone calls it) didn't. The last single player campaign I've played was COD Black-Ops, and it was just tedious. They're trying to turn it into a movie, but unfortunately the script never changes. OTOH Black-Ops' multi-player experience is also quite bad (on a mac). Still, MP it is, for me.
 

highlander84

TS Booster
Multiplier is indeed more fun...However...its sometimes hard to get past the ***** window lickers messing my games up because their stupidity.... I did play World of Tanks every day...but now its like once a week because I get so annoyed with the *****s on my team being...well *****s....
 
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cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
It's not the in-experienced that ruin a multi-player game, it's the ones that get annoyed. This is the main reason, I prefer single-player games.
 
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H3llion

TechSpot Paladin
Just to add, one issue with multiplayer.

#crazylocos that can't control them self and act like adults *cough* (I was one of them once upon a time, only in certain situations though).
 

trgz

TS Addict
SP 73%, Co-op (2-4player against AI) 25%, MP 2%.
I'd happily replay a good SP, given the time and if it had a bit of diversity in it's story threads (ie Dishonoured); I have great fun with the LAN type co-op modes in R6Vegas, Far Cry3, Bulletstorm, HL2/Singularity; and would play more MP if it weren't for the 'high **** quotient' that permeates many accessible games (and the fact that I'm not that good), or the vast amount of time to get into the likes of Eve given that I have a life already, though I am interested in the standalone version of DayZ.
 

Dawn1113

TS Booster
While I do enjoy playing multiplayer with my friends from time to time, I always buy games hoping that I get a truly good singleplayer campaign. For me, the singleplayer mode makes or breaks a game.
 

BlueDrake

TS Evangelist
Depends how you really define "multiplayer" I'm going to say, because co-op based things are always fun usually. I tend to play solely alone because really, my PC isn't all that great at handling newer games. Even with some of the older MMOs and such, I find it all just the same drab repeated nonsense.

Online shooters are just meh, with the constant plague of hackers and more. It's why really I stick to solo experiences, or with friends only to avoid conflicts of interest. Since all you get are more headaches then you want, because all I've experienced is trouble.
 

mrtraver

TS Evangelist
I'm glad I am not the only one who prefers single player. I've had fun with some online shooters in the Battlefield series, but generally I just prefer single player, at my own pace, without getting slaughtered by people much more experienced than me. Also, with kids in the house, I tend to get interrupted a lot, and there is no pause key in MP. :)
 
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Guest

I do 1 play though of single player, then move over to multiplayer where I can get owned real good. LOL I just dont have time to get good enough at most online games. But I do make for good target practice.
 

dotVezz

TS Booster
It depends a lot on the genre that I'm playing. I really enjoy MOBA games, but I have a (huge) thing for JRPG's and similar single-player, character-driven stories that unfold as I play. Some MMO's have also provided a surprisingly satisfying amount of character-driven plot development, like GW2 -- especially with Seiran and Logan.

I'm on the fence, but leaning toward single player. Playing with strangers doesn't interest me, but playing with friends can make MMO's and other online games worth playing.
 
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dotVezz

TS Booster
It's not the in-experienced that ruin a multi-player game, it's the ones that get annoyed. This is the main reason, I prefer single-player games.
This is so true. When I play MOBAs, and there's an inexperienced or unskilled player on my team, I cringe when other teammates get negative and blame him for every bad move. It's not the unskilled at playing who make Multiplayer a detrimental experience (sometimes), it's the unskilled at communicating who do this.
 
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danhodge

TS Member
Depends on the genre. In shooters, the single player is pointless to most people. Its all about multi player/coop games.

However, with games like RPG's, I much prefer single player. Until an MMO with combat that rivals that of any single player RPG comes around, I will stay away from them.
So, basically, until ESO is released ;)
 

LukeDJ

TS Maniac
A bit of both. Multiplayer games are much more fun than single player when you've got a good group of mates to mess about with. Unfortunately, it can be rather difficult to get a group of friends to all play at the same time, which is when single player games shine.

If I had to pick one, I'd probably go single player.
 

BlueDrake

TS Evangelist
It's not the in-experienced that ruin a multi-player game, it's the ones that get annoyed. This is the main reason, I prefer single-player games.
This is so true. When I play MOBAs, and there's an inexperienced or unskilled player on my team, I cringe when other teammates get negative and blame him for every bad move. It's not the unskilled at playing who make Multiplayer a detrimental experience (sometimes), it's the unskilled at communicating who do this.
Quite true. People are so negative, if they have someone unskilled. They wonder why people have a serious burnout, and many other problems that come after. The negativity in multiplayer games really is hurting, where new players don't join in as long.

If you can actually properly communicate with them, and at least help them out then it might not be so bad. Someone might be just experienced at other things, but still new and rough around the edges at that game / genre of games. Also able to build up a trust over time, as they get more experienced. So you have other new friends to play with, and able to share your knowledge with someone else.
 

Demigod001

TS Rookie
Single player.

I do play mmo's and the odd me3 and unrealT / quake3 match but other than that the macho twelve year olds put me off.