This is just a fun discussion post. I’m interested to hear how people describe their play styles, like, how you prefer to play and why. I thought of making a poll, but it might be more interesting for people to just explain in their own words. Also let’s be honest, this is the internet. A poll would just result in arguments over how to define the poll choices!
I’ll go first. I’m a hardcore survival player, but for me immersion is probably the most important thing. I like to play solo on official PvP servers, as it means I’m surviving clanless and alone against the environment, with the added threat of other players, and on official servers people tend not to pull their punches I don’t play Conan for it to be easy. I like the feeling of being knocked down and getting back up again.
I’m not at all interested in playing in a hardcore PvP clan, even though I often meet them and sometimes fight them guerilla style. I choose to play Conan over other similar games because I like the world. Playing in a clan means too many compromises that break my immersion, like building ugly stacked buildings and running around in godbreaker armour with a Teimos in tow. I like to play like I’m a wilderness-living nomad and I’m not going to change how I roll just to win a fight.
Likewise I avoid chat if I can. Text chat is OK but voice definitely breaks my immersion. I prefer to communicate with emotes or a sword lol. I raid people for loot and if someone attacks me I retaliate if I’m able.
It feels to me like most players I meet are either hardcore PvP people, or social gamers who enjoy clan life and eventually get smashed by the hardcores. Immersive survival purists like me seem a bit rarer. I wonder if that’s true?