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Do you min-max when playing games?
Yup, I do this all the time. 17.20% 27 17.20%
Sometimes, but not always. 42.04% 66 42.04%
No, very rarely, if ever. 12.74% 20 12.74%
Min-maxing? 28.03% 44 28.03%
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Started by Tecca
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I min-max to an extent. It really comes down to which game I'm playing, but a lot of the time I seem to do it passively because that's how I want my character built rather than specifically trying to do so.


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Excuse my ignorance but what is min-maxing?
This post was last modified: November 15th 2013 08:58 AM by Sienna


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I do it very rarely now, though I would get back into it if I was as competitive in PvP as I used to be.


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i honestly have no clue what min-max is
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Min-maxing is basically minimalizing stats you feel are not needed, and maximizing stats that you want to have booming. For example, you might have a rogue and put ALL your points in Dexterity, and not a single one in say, Vitality. You can only do this in games where your amounts of points/traits to spend are limited. You basically sacrifice a bit of balance to have one or two stats spike like crazy for that extra damage or survivability, depending on what you are aiming for.




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(November 15th 2013 10:06 AM)Triskele Wrote:  Min-maxing is basically minimalizing stats you feel are not needed, and maximizing stats that you want to have booming. For example, you might have a rogue and put ALL your points in Dexterity, and not a single one in say, Vitality. You can only do this in games where your amounts of points/traits to spend are limited. You basically sacrifice a bit of balance to have one or two stats spike like crazy for that extra damage or survivability, depending on what you are aiming for.

Oh yes, I do that. I guess I find it annoying to spend points (being unlimited or not) on skills or traits that I'm not planning to use. I pretty much have done so with all of the games that I've played and have that system, from The Sims to Skyrim.

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I don't do this in every MMO I play. Although, I probably will do it in TESO. Granted, we don't know whether or not min-maxing will actually be a viable option in TESO. . Seeing as you can max every skill tree of any type of desired trait without having to sacrifice another - you could essentially max everything (except for health, stam, and magicka). For those stat though - I'm going to do a 2:2:1 ratio for health, stamina, and magicka respectively by level 50. Seeing as my off hand will be a destruction staff I need some magicka. This basically means for every level I add 1 in health, 1 in stam, 1 in health, 1 in stam, then on the 5th levels I add to magicka. It ends up being me adding 20 levels to health, 20 levels to stamina, and 10 levels to magicka. I've never liked the idea of just picking all out stam and health for combat seeing as you can weapon-swap and essentially be a mage and a tank simply by pressing a button. AND seeing as the sword and board style of combat seems to have a lot of CC - mixing that with a destruction staff would be profitable in my eyes. . but we'll see how it goes. I, personally, don't see Min-maxing as that good of a building strategy in TESO though.


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I somewhat do it, but I don't go hardcore at it. I basically just look at a new piece of gear or a stat during leveling up and go "Huh, that looks useful" and slap it on if I feel it's an overall improvement to what I have.


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I do it most of the time, but sometimes I just go with a minor penalty for the sake of style.
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In some games I do; some games not so much.
Example, in FFXIV ARR one of my chars. is Hargus
a Warrior Tank. So I've put all my points into Vitality
which increases health (and damage mitigation).
Sure, I don't hit near as hard as the dps or damage
dealers, but, that's not my job. My job is to grab agro
quick and hold on to it and keep the Boss off the healer.
(Not always an easy job in FFXIV!!)
I am finding out that a competent Tank that can take a
serious pounding and knows his class well is very much in
demand. So in this case Min-Maxing works well for me.
For ESO, heck, I won't really know for sure until I get in
there and start playing around with different builds.
But that's part of the fun. Right?


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I like to play, not the best class, but the one I enjoy then most (usually a sneaky guy!), but I will max out that class


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The only game I've ever done it in really was Dark Souls, but only because if you didn't plan your character out carefully in that game you ended up with a gimped fighter who would get smashed by every invader you came across at high levels.

I don't really see min/maxing being viable in TESO since classes are so versatile. It'll always be there to an extent of course, but only really in the health/stamina/magicka area in my opinion.
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I do this in a lot of games and almost always but for TESO I suppose it will depend on which char I use, for at least two of my three I'm probably going to min-max.


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I tend to focus more on what play style I enjoy the most. Min/Maxing has its uses, and I definitely do so to an extent, but I don't obsess over the tiniest numbers. In ESO, I see it being a less important feature of the game, especially with its minimalistic view of stats.
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PvP is my life in MMOs and I look for any advantage I possibly can.

Min-maxing is a must for me.



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