The Perfect Act

Over the years, games have reached (and in some cases surpassed) the quality of stories and characters in modern movies, leaving some players wanting more interaction with a certain character, and for those into it, cosplaying as that character.

I am NOT the latter – sorry. 🙂

Take for example the three primary characters in Grand Theft Auto V. There has been no other game I have played where Ive gone “wow, I wish they would make a TV series out of this”. The script, acting, action is all perfect (for me at least), and I actually felt some sadness for one of the characters, when I made a certain decision that resulted in their death in the storyline. Obviously I’m not going to say who and spoil it for those that have not taken that path yet….

There has been another character in an older game, that has impressed me.

Vaas from Far Cry 3.

The character is so perfectly sarcastic and evil, and his little rants are spot on for the occasion.

Some of his rants are based on other speeches/quotes made at stage in the world, but the actor giving voice to these words, nails it.

I’d love to see a game featuring more of Vaas, but sadly I doubt that will happen.

I’ll leave you with this great speech from Vaas….

Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is? Insanity is doing the exact… same fucking thing… over and over again expecting… shit to change… That. Is. Crazy. The first time somebody told me that, I dunno, I thought they were bullshitting me, so, I shot him. The thing is… He was right. And then I started seeing, everywhere I looked, everywhere I looked all these fucking pricks, everywhere I looked, doing the exact same fucking thing… over and over and over and over again thinking ‘this time is gonna be different’ no, no, no please… This time is gonna be different, I’m sorry, I don’t like… The way…
… you are looking at me… Okay, Do you have a fucking problem in your head, do you think I am bullshitting you, do you think I am lying? Fuck you! Okay? Fuck you!… It’s okay, man. I’m gonna chill, hermano. I’m gonna chill… The thing is… Alright, the thing is I killed you once already… and it’s not like I am fucking crazy. It’s okay… It’s like water under the bridge. Did I ever tell you the definition… of insanity?

One Set Of Rules…except for you.

I use torrents to obtains some files I require (come on, who can say they don’t, regardless if its legit or not) and generally do not have any problems.

Except for one site I visit.

They employ a ratio system to ensure files are kept alive long as possible – you seed for 72 hours or 1:1.

It works, except when a new file is uploaded.

So Bob uploads file ABC to the site. He seeds for a few hours then logs off his PC. However no one in the time Bob was seeding, was able to complete the file, so no one else can offer it.

Bob comes back days later and continues seeding. Everyone finally gets the file completed.

Now, Bob has broken the seeding/ratio rule – and nothing happens to him.

Now I come along, obtain a popular file with dozens of seeders, download it, and seed it for 71.5 hours and accidentally remove the torrent.

I get punished immediately.

Its frustrating as hell – I know there’s probably a bit of give and take with uploaders, but come on, if those uploaders are not seeding it long enough for at least one other user to complete it, punish them.

Anyway, bit of rant. I’m done.