RPG Games: Why Do You Like Text Games?
Why do some people appreciate text games and others would rather play graphical MMO role playing games? This question is discussed often in clans throughout Iron Realms. I think I have come up with things to consider.
If you crave customizing your world and possessions to be uniquely yours, you may enjoy a text game.
Housing, furniture, clothing, and pets can be fully customized. The player or playerbase can change even cities, and organizations. Sometimes the things you can change are free, as in your description, the way you walk and talk. Other times they are fairly quick and inexpensive, such as clothing and jewellery, and sometimes they need to be long-term goals that can unfold over a number of real life months or years.
If you like to imagine places you read about in any kind of fiction, especially fantasy, science fiction and historical fiction, you may enjoy a text game.
Each of the Iron Realms worlds draws its inspiration from different kinds of fiction, be it historical, magicks, vampires, science or even the works of Midkemia, Iron Realms has a land for you. Each world is rich in detail; many places are so well described that you can see them before your very eyes.
If you tire of canned responses and canned outcomes, you may enjoy a text game.
In this case, you are in for a wonderful surprise. Player interaction with each other and with denizens can be a fun role playing game experience. While most NPCs have a set of normal responses, the Administrators animate them as well. It is not unusual for a guard to start singing, or a bartender to be especially attentive. Sure, you can often do the same quest over and over if you choose, but if you want variety, the possibilities are astounding. Did I mention that many quests have multiple solutions?
If you delight in responding in unpredictable situations, or improvising, you may enjoy a text game.
Improv aficionados, this one’s for you! You never know what will come out of the mouths and brains of the other players and it can be great fun to roll with the action and see where it leads!
If you enjoy the challenges of learning how things work and setting goals, you may enjoy a text game.
There are mind puzzles, spatial puzzles and word games in many of the quests in IRE rpg games. There are hundreds, if not thousands of quests. Each world is complex and as you learn more about it, you can add layers of complexities. For example, if you have your class skills down pat, learn a trade! Done with requirements for your Guild or House? Join an Order!
If you enjoy immersing yourself in a role completely, you may enjoy a text game.
There is no preset appearance, you decide what you look like, talk like, what you believe and how you live your life. Unlike graphical role playing games, there are few, if any, limitations. You can interact with a chosen family, various organizations like cities, houses, guilds and orders. You can also change organizations, most of the time with few repercussions. You decide.
Beth E. is a text game enthusiast who enjoys the best role playing games from Iron Realms!