Videogame-like scenario

Discussion in 'Scenarios & Milsim' started by PeterLuger, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. PeterLuger

    PeterLuger New Member

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    I was playing Mafia II today and realized: imagine if this was airsoft! Sure would be cool, probably hard to get the field to do it, because of the place and all, but imagine if you were playing as the main character or a secondary cahracter, or an enemy, and tell me that it wouldnt be fun! After all, that is what airsoft is about.Just dont ***** about it 'cause its a videogame..
     
  2. Knief

    Knief Moderator Moderator

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    The biggest problem with video game based scenarios is that they're designed for a single main character or a very small group of main characters. That means a lot of your goals are based around one or a few people completing some task. Enemies are set up, either in their placement in the game or in their skill, strength, and health attributes so that one or a few people can dispatch them. Airsoft games, however, are based around fairly equal teams rather than individuals or small groups. The result of incorporating a lot of video game gameplay concepts into airsoft is that either you assign a main character on a team and everybody else is less important, or you actually single out one person or a small group to play against everybody else and they get slaughtered.

    If you can effectively transpose a video game scenario into an interesting team based scenario, go for it. But you have to be aware that there's almost always a huge difference between what works in a video game and what works in real life.
     

  3. PeterLuger

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    There could be rules like times hit tolerances (main characters could get hit with 7 single shots or sprays and would have a marking system), or respawns. Anyway, its just an idea.
     
  4. Knief

    Knief Moderator Moderator

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    I think you're missing the point. The problem is that these types of games aren't fun for anybody else because they're not the main character. You're only looking at the scenario from one perspective, think about how much it would suck to be Mindless Henchman #3 who gets killed 2 minutes into the game.
     
  5. mikejosephman

    mikejosephman Moderator Alligator Staff Member Moderator

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    i say let the guy work on his idea, video games ARE based on realistic scenarios mostly so if everybody knows the rules starting out, then mindless henchman wouldn't have a problem if he gave it his best shot to stop the protagonist from reaching a certain objective. you could always have flexibility in the rules to consider radiant and random AI to compensate for the fact that you're going to have human enemies and not mindless computer NPCs going up against you. I for one think it's an idea worth pursuing. especially if you rotate roles in the scenario and let everyone have a chance at being the "hero"!.

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  6. Knief

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    This is a sign that you should play less video games. If you believe reality is in any way similar to what's coming out of your Xbox, it's time to unplug for a while.
     
  7. Shiftyshooter

    Shiftyshooter Learn from your mistakes. Lifetime Supporter

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    If you ever want to make a PC game based airsoft or larp event, you have to make it interesting for everyone.
    You need a game with an open world, a sandbox game. That means that the player can do whatever he wants and go wherever he wants.

    We managed to make events based on games like STALKER: Shadow Of Chernobyl and Metro: 2033. Players are free to go anywhere they want and do what they want. It is very hard to acheive and coordinate the whole event. For every five people, you need one staff member.

    Games like Mafia would hardly work. Since in Czech Republic, there are literally thousands of people who do LARP (Live-action role Play), even computer games like Mafia were turned into LARP events. Some of them lasted for months. It was played without airosft or any other type of guns. We used "Glove-Guns". You wanted to off someone? You had to put a white glove on your hand and touch him.

    Once you had the white glove, everyone could see it meant you had a gun and could react without arousing suspicion of people who had no idea what was going on. We have had assassinations during a theater visit, in the middle of a crouwded subway, etc. Still, people who did not know what is going on were safe, did not panic and usually ignored what was happening.

    There were several mob families which fought a war against each other. There was alcohol smuggling (bottles filled with water), drugs smuggling (bags with flour), etc.

    What does all this mean? A PC game, before it can be played in real life, MUST be adjusted and severely modified.
     
  8. Knief

    Knief Moderator Moderator

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    The Engineers at The University of Michigan have been running a similar game for years. They call it Assassin and use nerf guns. Each player is assigned a target whom they must surprise and assassinate by the end of the semester. If you're killed, the player who kills you gets your target. The idea is to be the last man standing. There are some basic rules like no killing during class and things like that. But otherwise, pretty much the same idea.
     
  9. PeterLuger

    PeterLuger New Member

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    Yeah, thats another problem..

    I think eaht he means is that they are based on reality in the way that if you shot someone, they will die or if crash a car, you can die, not that everything is absolutely real
     
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  10. Phillies2406

    Phillies2406 New Member

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    Or he thinks we killed some one armed Russian guy back in '07. ;)
     
  11. PeterLuger

    PeterLuger New Member

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    Hahahaha nice one dude