What do you think makes CB so addictive? (in General)

Dudley Dotson May 17 2006 6:21 AM EDT

Post your ideas here

I think its the clan points

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 17 2006 6:31 AM EDT

It's the chatmails.

DD34isback(justkidding) [Severswoed Accounting] May 17 2006 6:33 AM EDT

you are both wrong its me DD that makes people play cb

QBJohnnywas May 17 2006 6:37 AM EDT

It's the hair. We have such marvellous hair.

Dudley Dotson May 17 2006 6:38 AM EDT

On the contrary, I belive you have HIDEOUS HAIR!!! o_O

QBJohnnywas May 17 2006 6:42 AM EDT

Who me? Actually I have very little hair.

Or perhaps you're discussing Bast's fantastic hair? I understand the hat now.

QBJohnnywas May 17 2006 6:43 AM EDT

If you would prefer a serious answer?!? It's a combination of the people and watching a character grow.

It's like being part of a family. Now where's that family tree?

[me]Davis May 17 2006 6:54 AM EDT

yea this game is truly addictive.... I bought Guild Wars factions at release and i can't drag myself away from this game to play it lol

[T]Vestax May 17 2006 8:31 AM EDT

I'm just waiting for GL to get drunk again.

QBBarzooMonkey May 17 2006 8:53 AM EDT

It's the subliminal messages secretly written in the underlying code "Oooooohhh, you're gonna play my game!"


Maelstrom May 17 2006 9:20 AM EDT

The community: I would have gotten bored of this game pretty quickly if there weren't so many interesting people playing it.

The changes: games get boring after a while, unless they are continually changing. Unfortunately, there have been very few changes to CB so far in 2006, and there has been only one small addition to the game - PL. Come on Jon...

Limited BA: you can only fight so much at once, and then have to wait for more BA. This encourages interaction with the community, and/or it makes you keep coming back to the game every few hours. It also means you can't spend all your time fighting, so you don't get bored with it as quickly.

[Quoth]The Raven May 17 2006 9:46 AM EDT

I greatly enjoy repetitive tasks, CB provides me with a safety valve to defuse the tension built up during the course of my stupendously exciting daily life.
I'm also a very good driver.

[DC]Final Fight May 17 2006 9:57 AM EDT

for me it definately has to be the community. If i would have asked someone on a different game to loan me 3 million dollars they would have laughed in my face.

And watching my character grow and thinking of new strategys is like having a pet, except you don't have to feed it. :)

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 17 2006 10:32 AM EDT

You don't feed your minions? O.O

QBJohnnywas May 17 2006 10:36 AM EDT

I just get mine drunk.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 17 2006 10:49 AM EDT

resplendent array of choices!

Gimme MORE!

QBsutekh137 May 17 2006 10:50 AM EDT

Everything BUT clan activities/points. Clans are restrictive and puerile.

QBJohnnywas May 17 2006 10:54 AM EDT

Those occasions when somebody really should have been talked out of a using a particular picture for their user pic. And no Nov, I'm NOT talking about yours! That one is fine!

It's the pictures of shoes and big televisions and big jeans that I don't understand.....

Maybe we should have a competition for the worst User Pics...

Gilgamesh2090 [NCB Shop] May 17 2006 10:57 AM EDT

The community: Finest I have ever been around on my many many years on Internet

The economy: Who knows when the next Flaming Whip or G Beee owned discount item is waiting around the corner!

Progress: Jon does care about this game and thus it does change as opposed to games that become stagnant within weeks of playing.

Gameplay: Most "tick" games go way to slow and there is nothing else to do once you use you ticks up. CB has the speed factor down. Stuff to do while waiting for BA also - like watching one of the colorful people here say something funny or serious - both are a mystery - "how in the world do they come up with some of the stuff they say?"

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 17 2006 10:57 AM EDT

I'll send this cat your way JW...she'll give you quite the talking to!
Mow row mow marow!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 17 2006 11:09 AM EDT

"I'm just waiting for GL to get drunk again."

Well I've just come back from the House of Commons, after sampling two glasses of House Champaign. :) But that's not quite enough...

We're having a family bbq on saturday for Claires birthday, I promise I'll get drunk then! ;) And I might even turn on chat! :D

AdminG Beee May 17 2006 11:29 AM EDT

CB is addictive?

Heh, you think so. I could quit any time I want to...

AdminG Beee May 17 2006 11:29 AM EDT

I could, honest...

AdminG Beee May 17 2006 11:29 AM EDT

Seriously, I could...

I like it so much because it's something to do when I'm at work :)

AdminShade May 17 2006 11:31 AM EDT

I like to play to do something when I'm not working.

I can also quit at any time, really!

Really I can, when I want to.


The only problem is, I don't want to quit :p

Dudley Dotson May 17 2006 3:12 PM EDT

Hehe I only play it for my clan..and so I can get my MCM...and get my SF...and get a new NCB...and do some more contest..SNK's especially..and talk to the community..and joke around and post weird things like this...

See I don't really like this game so much..I could quit anytime!!

Adminedyit [Superheros] May 17 2006 3:35 PM EDT

What makes this game so good?...I would have to answer 1. The people that play it, there are some really decent people on this game, talented intelligent people that can make you laugh and are fun to talk to, I've played some games where all you get in chat is a steady stream of obscenities and racial slurs so the people here make this game a lot of what it is. 2. Making a character and watching it grow, seeing how your strategy will fare against the strats of other people, tweaking your strat so you can add this person to your list without losing anybody else off of it, these are the two things that make this game the most fun for me.

Flamey May 18 2006 1:13 AM EDT

the community of course, the smartest bunch of people i know :)

they don't snap at you if you don't know anything.

getting all the gear for my team, then figuring out what to do after that unachievable goal :P

Phrede May 18 2006 5:15 AM EDT

Its not addictive - I have spent whole hours not playing the game (OK - I was thinking about it).

Its like taking your best mate's girlfriend out - you know you shouldnt be doing it but what the heck.

Also its a good way to use up all that equipment you've got lying around. What on earth would you do with an Adamantite Cuirass if this game wasnt available. You would look silly walking into the pub wearing it.

QBJohnnywas May 18 2006 5:28 AM EDT

Yup, you do look silly walking into a pub like that. But not as silly as I do with only my big tattoo, a pair of gloves and a pair of boots. Gets people attention that does.

AdminG Beee May 18 2006 5:41 AM EDT

Freed, you need to wear an Adamantite Cuirass in some of the pubs I've visited in Glasgow.

Dudley Dotson May 18 2006 5:59 AM EDT

You might need Kevlar Cuirass actually

Hmm Kevlar isn't in the dictionary? Maybe it isn't PG hehe

Phrede May 18 2006 7:29 AM EDT

Kevlar is Albanian for (edited for non-PG).
Not a lot of people know that :-)

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] May 18 2006 8:35 AM EDT

it think its addictive because of you dotsons

Maelstrom May 18 2006 8:49 AM EDT

What are the Dotsons? Why, why?

LayWaste-[bA May 18 2006 5:23 PM EDT

I think it's the nicotine.
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