thebaldduelist wrote:This is just a simple, little discussion topic for a change. When you play an RPG, what kinds of notes do you take? How extensive? Maybe you are blessed enough to remember everything and don't need to write down anything? Do you jot stuff down in detail, just random thoughts, carefully, quickly, can you read what you have written afterwards?My notebook is always at my side when I play any RPG. I tend to write down lots of things, depending on what I am thinking at the time. Sometimes I will write down where I need to go if I know I won't get to it for awhile. I always make myself a to do list. Like go raise this many levels, then shop for this, take this person there and make sure they do/get that, etc. All things I know I intend to do but will forget if left to my own devices.I write down stuff I will need to go back to as well. Like a blocked passage or a chest that can't be opened now, stuff like that. I also keep tracks of points of interest. (for example if I find a particularly good spot for raising, I'll jot it down) Sometimes if I feel like it, I'll keep lists of where I got stuff (like I did with DQ8' mini medals, but I did that in case someone I know ever plays or anyone on here asked, for example) or where I fought certain monsters. (like if I need to go back to analyze them if the game has a bestiary to fill in) Sometimes I'll try to solve a puzzle on paper, or draw a makeshift map of an area if I keep getting lost. (although that rarely works as I can't draw a straight line with a ruler lol)I tend to not write neatly so sometimes I can't make out what I wrote. Then I get steamed at myself. lol I wouldn't say I keep extensive notes purposely, i just write down what I feel is necessary at the time.
I only take notes when I play MMO's and thats only for recipes, or items I need to get to build something. I rarely write notes.....ever.
I also write notes when I play adventure games, like LOOM for example, I had to write down the music notes so I could remember what combinations I needed to play on the staff to get certian effects, or Maniac Mansion, Zack McKraken and the Alien Mind benders, the monkey Island series, etc.
and Passwords for old games. lol
I think the earliest RPG game created, that I used notes was for Secret of Evermore for the SNES, and that was so I could remember how many of a certian object I needed so I could trade for something. IE
12 beans - 6 bags of rice
12 bags of rice - 20 beads
30 bags of rice + 15 beads - sun stone
things like that, it was a pain in the butt, but I got good items. lol everything else has been older.
Message Edited by Seiken_Densetsu on 02-16-200606:18 PM