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Old 07-30-2008, 03:29 PM   #17
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I'm an offline gamer, too. I tried online but it wasn't for me. Glad to hear I'm not the only one out there.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:15 PM   #18
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Re: Why I Have Not Made the Leap To Online

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I'm going to offer some constructive criticism..
I generally don't like commenting in my own articles because I shouldn't have to explain anything. I also prefer that readers perceive the piece the way they want to. You get what you want out of it.

I just wanted to point out that I do appreciate the feedback. And you're right, to a point, that this is something that could have been done in a thread with one sentence. "I don't play online because I like playing against the CPU and I don't really even have the time to play in online leagues."

This article, however, while written from my perspective is to open commentary on why other gamers have not made that leap. I'm telling you exactly my reasons and even explaining them a bit. Now, it's your turn. Now, you can read this and say, "Wow, I'm not the only one that feels the same exact way. Great to know that there is someone else out there like me when it comes to offline vs. online."

Or maybe you'll say, "Those are not the best of reasons to avoid online. Here's what you can do."

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As for your time argument. I'm not sure if perhaps I wasn't clear enough but I did round out that reasoning by stating I don't want to be that gamer that makes an online league wait. By time, I meant scheduling myself to a dedicated time slot for online gaming. And the only reason someone would be scheduled to play online is to play a game in their online league. I think that makes the point valid while not discrediting the others.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:21 PM   #19
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:35 PM   #20
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Re: Why I Have Not Made the Leap To Online

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I generally don't like commenting in my own articles because I shouldn't have to explain anything. I also prefer that readers perceive the piece the way they want to. You get what you want out of it.

I just wanted to point out that I do appreciate the feedback. And you're right, to a point, that this is something that could have been done in a thread with one sentence. "I don't play online because I like playing against the CPU and I don't really even have the time to play in online leagues."

This article, however, while written from my perspective is to open commentary on why other gamers have not made that leap. I'm telling you exactly my reasons and even explaining them a bit. Now, it's your turn. Now, you can read this and say, "Wow, I'm not the only one that feels the same exact way. Great to know that there is someone else out there like me when it comes to offline vs. online."

Or maybe you'll say, "Those are not the best of reasons to avoid online. Here's what you can do."

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As for your time argument. I'm not sure if perhaps I wasn't clear enough but I did round out that reasoning by stating I don't want to be that gamer that makes an online league wait. By time, I meant scheduling myself to a dedicated time slot for online gaming. And the only reason someone would be scheduled to play online is to play a game in their online league. I think that makes the point valid while not discrediting the others.
If it was to be used to open commentary, than that is another story completely. I think the commentary aspect should have been mentioned, or made more clear. When I read the article, I though it was just one person writing why they don't play online (without making an argument as to why a person should or should not), but the purpose of the article changes completely when put in a new context (trying to open up dialogue/commentary).

I also apologize if the feedback came off as too negative. I was trying to be helpful.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:38 PM   #21
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Nice write up Carlos and don't worry about what rs said about the article.

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I generally don't like commenting in my own articles because I shouldn't have to explain anything. I also prefer that readers perceive the piece the way they want to. You get what you want out of it.

I just wanted to point out that I do appreciate the feedback. And you're right, to a point, that this is something that could have been done in a thread with one sentence. "I don't play online because I like playing against the CPU and I don't really even have the time to play in online leagues."

This article, however, while written from my perspective is to open commentary on why other gamers have not made that leap. I'm telling you exactly my reasons and even explaining them a bit. Now, it's your turn. Now, you can read this and say, "Wow, I'm not the only one that feels the same exact way. Great to know that there is someone else out there like me when it comes to offline vs. online."

Or maybe you'll say, "Those are not the best of reasons to avoid online. Here's what you can do."

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As for your time argument. I'm not sure if perhaps I wasn't clear enough but I did round out that reasoning by stating I don't want to be that gamer that makes an online league wait. By time, I meant scheduling myself to a dedicated time slot for online gaming. And the only reason someone would be scheduled to play online is to play a game in their online league. I think that makes the point valid while not discrediting the others.
Thought I would highlight the third paragraph of this and comment on it. We generally write articles in a few molds and one is to just basically open up discussion on a certain topic. This article is one of them. While we appreciate the feedback and are continually working to improve our content writing for an English major and writing for a website such as Operation Sports are two completely different animals.

Switching gears, I think I have a very unique perspective to offer. I love playing head to head in king of the couch kind of battles but I don't usually venture online with sports titles. Like Carlos my time with any one game is limited and I do what I enjoy most with games and that is playing franchise mode and trying to build up a team through that. However, other games such as Call of Duty 4, I have put many multiples of times more play time into that game online than I have offline. I guess I'm a living hypocrite in that regard
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:56 PM   #23
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Re: Why I Have Not Made the Leap To Online

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Nice write up Carlos and don't worry about what rs said about the article.
Haha. You guys make it seem like he hurt my feelings.

I really appreciate his criticism. I wasn't offended in anyway. I think he brought up a good point and whether or not it mattered in regards to this article, it matters in regards to writing and that's something I'll take with me in the future.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:29 PM   #24
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Re: Why I Have Not Made the Leap To Online

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Haha. You guys make it seem like he hurt my feelings.

I really appreciate his criticism. I wasn't offended in anyway. I think he brought up a good point and whether or not it mattered in regards to this article, it matters in regards to writing and that's something I'll take with me in the future.
I agree with some of his criticism in a lot of "articles" are not articles but commentary or opinions....which is fine....alot of threads in the forums are started with a commentary just like that one....which I do enjoy reading.

No reason to bash either guy.

Instead of articles you guys should all be referred to as columnists......writing a column has the oportunity to be full of opinions and fun stuff....just a suggestion.

Either way content is a good thing.

I agree the shift to online only for some things is alarming...although NHL 08 was the 1st sports game I strictly played online....sure I encounter a dozen cheats but i just quit and started up again....i played over 500 online games which shocked the hell out of me...i had more wins than losses but i got nailed with a loss alot becuase I'd just quit the second i realized i was playing a cheat in the top 100.

I like some of the things online has brought.....being able to stay in touch with friends who went I went to University with and spent many late nights playing seasons and franchises with....being able to meet online and do that again is what is fun for me so i do enjoy that.

I could care less about the rankings and the leaderboards and think alot of that stuff should be done away with.

I prefer to play most of my sports games offline...I can tweak the sliders so that the comp can just as easily whoop my azz if im not playing well.....like MLB the Show..

I almost never play madden or ncaa online against someone I don't know or have met.

As for OS its a great place to get online with people that want some good fun...realism and comradary and the likes...

A great example is the Monday Night Hot Shots Golf 4 league Im in with a bunch of OSer...we all have different skill levels but its alot of fun to get online and goof off....witnessing great and bad shots....and really giving a game alot of replay value....I definately lookforward to the Monday night meetups.

But in the end its do what makes you happy...offline or offline.
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