Back in Poll Question 008 I asked whether you preferred playing alone or with a squad. The results were quite conclusive (75% preferred to play alone) and I thought perhaps it was time to dig a little deeper. This week’s poll question is:
Why exactly do you prefer to play alone?
Below are the choices, I have ranted a little, just to give you something to disagree with!
They get in your way, they die without doing much good, they can actually make life harder for you. Where exactly is the damn benefit? Squad Romero for Half-Life 2 is one attempt to improve they way squads work and I, for one, am looking forward to see what the author produces next. However, even if the squad worked exactly as we expected then I still wouldn’t want a squad!
What’s the point of create this whole concept as me as the Saver of Humanity if I have to rely on a squad of untrained, scruffy and despondent rebels? I wanna save the world, rescue the chick and reap the glory all on my own. Stand aside Squad Rebels!
If I wanted to worry about positioning my squad to maximize my potential I would play team/MP games. More tactical games can be interested from the Run and Gun too often seen but I believe there are ways to do that without having to have a squad follow you around like a love sick puppy. Plenty of mods have featured very tactical battles with only the play and their wits to use.
Feel free to add your concise idea in the Other section. It won’t appear for other users but either you or I can add the details to the comments.