When a player chooses a play style in a game, he is presented with a multitude of options. A “fighter” can use many weapons, parry, dodge, and use potions or magic scrolls. A “thief” can usually sneak around, hide in shadows, use sound cues, distract the enemy, turn off lights or use gadgets. Even in non-RPGs, such as a racing game, one can change their car, tweak the engine, ram into enemies or drive peacefully. And he can do it all dynamically, at any point in the game, constantly adjust and re-adjusting his strategy.
But a “conversationalist” – what can he do besides merely picking from one of the few predefined responses?
Random Thought of the Moment"Consider then the complete psychic isolation of a single unit of this terribly intent mob that does not know where to go; yet at the same time feels more intensely than any of the others possibly can, the necessity of going somewheres; anywhere!"
- Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation
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