Right so as some of my friends know, I'd cleared my Steam “friends list” (Or just Steamlist is I like to call it heh) some months back.
Truth be told and despite what I said back then, this was largely out of depression and with a bit of anger laced in with it. However, even then I still really and truly thought that I wasn't really going to be needing it anyway, and that hasn't really changed much today.
Why is that? Well, let's look at the games I own compared to the games I regularly play.
I don't – not even in the slightest – care about using Steam as a way to 'chat' or socialize. It's full-on gaming platform for me, and if we don't have any games in common or don't really play often together – why keep them on it? That's why I don't really consider it a “Friends List” - more like Skype's “Contacts”. We may be friends but that doesn't mean I'll be adding you on my Steamlist. There's DA/FA and Sype for that heh. But going off-topic here!
So the games I've got... Age of Empires II
- Not entirely sure how often I'd play this, but everything's better with friends yeah?
and I both have Age of Empires II, though we've never actually gotten around to playing together Age of Mythology
- I really like playing this game, and
and I would play it from time to time but.... I don't think he enjoys it as much as I do, and the AI can only hold one's interest for so long Age of Wonders
- Spike's most played is obviously DDD (I bet she's passed 1k hours now, was 850+ a few months ago!)
, but my most played is AoW. Only 50 something hours but still! I love this game a great deal and feel it's got the most fun combat in the series. AoW2 removed the blood on the battlefield and shrank down all of the battlefields (Especially the cities! *sadface*)
and removed “Dungeon Battlefields”, but the other mechanics were improved. Nevertheless, if there was a way to play this multiplayer I gladly would. However, I don't think Steam is a service like say Voobly which emulates a LAN connection for everyone, so... Age of Wonders 2 / Shadow Magic
- AoW2 and AoW2:SM are both good, though Shadow Magic is better. Before AoW3 (What's all this hype with Class Based games lately?)
Shadow Magic was the best and greatest. I still prefer the original a bit, but that's mostly because it's easier for my laptop to run heh. Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
- I'd be up for playing a bit of this, though it'd probably just be on the side and every now and then sadly. Worms Reloaded
- I won't get the later Worms games for the same reason I won't get AoW3: I don't really much care for this Class-Craze. [Warning: Rant ahead]
I don't care what your arguments are in favor of Class-Based mechanics (i.e. Team Fortress, Primal Carnage, Call of Duty, Halo 4...)
I don't like it. The games themselves might be fun, but in every experience I've had, the Class-Based mechanic always ends up turning me away after a while. If the game itself isn't that fun or attractive, or if the Class mechanic is really annoying me, then I just drop the game – simple as that. [/rant]
Now, Worms Reloaded I only have one other friend who plays
and even then only rarely, but I could always ask if she's still interested hehe Starbound
- Own it, never played it. To be honest I don't see what all the excitement is about. Rome: Total War
- Just got this as a gift after a seriously long time of having the game on my wishlist. This was the first game I was going to get (To play with )
but it never worked out (Steam charged me for the game twice but never actually gave me the game) Star Forge
- Same as Starbound. I haven't installed it yet since my laptop can't handle it. Dino D-Day
and I both have Dino D-Day, which I don't really play anymore. Nothing against the game, it just wasn't holding my interest (I'm very picky with FPS games)
That was the only game she and I had in common really – it also looks like she has Civilization V but I won't even touch that game
There's... Also some minor-ish personal problems I have around this game (Though not with the game itself, more rather some stupid emotions of mine)
as well, so there's that too. *If you do have this game, don't bother asking me to play it with you. I've got it uninstalled and it will remain as such until I work some of my problems out* ORION
: Played it a few times, don't have an opinion just yet. A few of my friends dislike or hate it (For personal personal reasons), but my laptop just can't run it at all so... Yeah. Dino D-Day seems to be the better game overall, even if it is a bit 'smaller' compared to this one. It's cleaner and it works, and has that charm to it that ORION and Primal Carnage don't have. (Though PC definitely has the better animations heh. Dat trexy and spino <3 )
Halo: Spartan Assault
I don't *technically* have this game on Steam (I don't have Windows 8)
, but I do own it for the 360. Just listing it here because it's also on Steam heh
So yeah. There's the games I have multiplayer on. I'm mostly interested in Age of Mythology and Age of Wonders, so... I've also got Civilization IV but not on Steam. I've re-bought several games I already own (i.e. Fallout 3 and Titan Quest)
but haven't with CivIV and probably won't be any time soon. I got it off Amazon myself, and the only real reason I'd ever have it on Steam is just to track my playtime (Pretty sure I could top Spike's DinoDD playtime with CivIV easily Most of my games tend to last into the upper 50 ~ 90 hours for an average playtime)
but Steam's got this habit of screwing with some of the advanced mods for the game, most of which workarounds have been found for so I guess that's not too bad.
Anyway, will be looking at re-adding people I zapped off again soon, though I won't be re-adding everyone I had. Frankly, if we never really did anything together or had any games in common – there's not much point. I've likely got you on FA or on my Skype, so we can 'socialize' there. I'm keeping my Steam strictly for gaming, and as such if there's no gaming to be done.... Stick to FA and Skype yes? ^^
Also, don't bother asking me about Primal Carnage, Team Fortress, or "Gary's Mod". I don't give a crap about the latter two, and I just don't think I'd find PC fun at all (Only thing it's got going for it to me is purdy dinosaus and of course trexy and spino noms)