Save Scummers

By on October 30, 2012 11:58:46 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


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Save scumming is cheating in my opinion. Strategy games are ALL about decisions (much like roguelikes, which are honestly more strategy than RPG sometimes) and reloading a bad decision is just totally against the spirit of strategy games. Strategy games are about dealing with the decisions you make and making critical decisions. Maybe I am just a 'hardcore' gamer or a purist or whatever you want to call it but I only save to take a break from the game and to avoid crashes. I use a single save and I don't go back - I live with my decisions. That is how I think a strategy game is supposed to be played. I always thought this was the norm for strategy games.

What do you guys think? Are you a save scummer or do you play ironman in FE? If you save scum why, I'd like to know the rationale.  


(PS: Don't mean to come off as offensive or combative, just giving my opinion. Don't hate. haha.)

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October 31, 2012 8:44:12 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting mqpiffle,
Is save scum anything like soap scum? 

Because I HATE soap scum.

Best post of the thread.  I mean that seriously.  

On topic though:

Why does anyone care about "save scumming"?  Seriously, who gives a shit?  Play the game however you want to get enjoyment from it.  Use cheats, don't use cheats.  Save and reload before every battle.  Play house-ruled single save iron man.  What do I care how you play as long as you enjoy the game and give Stardock their props and your money so that they keep making games I enjoy for the foreseeable future.  

Anyone who complains the game is too easy because they reload every lost battle or use cheats is a dumbass.  Ignore them.  Problem solved.


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November 1, 2012 12:36:11 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Fistalis,
Generally speaking, I'll start a new game rather than load and replay.


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