A long time ago, when we were still huddled by the campfire, afraid of the harsh sound of the dot matrix printer on the plain, the exercise used to be a .txt file with ASCII art. Sometimes they hint at the long and mysterious history of beef among competing writers in the final FAQ. It was a different era. Now, you are more likely to find a professionally written guide or a rich wiki. Either that is the case, or you have to go back and browse YouTube videos with the sound turned off, so you don’t have to listen to others.
When was the last time you checked the drill?
This is our answer, and some from us forum.
Natalie Clayton: I think I occasionally look up guides about loose tasks or items, but the last time I fully “open 15 walkthrough tabs” mode was a replay of Halo 3: ODST last year. I was about halfway through the process of collecting the audio logs of the game, and then I realized that I don’t know where to start to find the rest-these logs tell a very solid little black story, and I want to read it through. Prompt me to copy the exercise map into MS paint and check where I know (or quite sure) because my poor soldier is striding along the rain-soaked streets of Mombasa. I’m glad I did it, mind. That short story is well connected to the main plot, ODST’s midnight street full of jazz is a joy to live in.
Katie Wickens: Most of the time I don’t tend to bother with the guide, especially because I have never been a 100% person. I tend to wander around blindly, accepting what is thrown at me while enjoying any surprises that are coming…until I inevitably get into a deadlock.
I think I checked the forest drill earlier this year simply because it was not feasible to fumble through the disturbing labyrinthine network of underground tunnels chased by the cannibals-please let me get out of there as soon as possible, please.
Evan Ratti: Spelunky 2 is full of hidden secrets.For me, this is the kind of game you like do not Want to win through the wiki, because when it happens organically, the experience of discovering hidden doors on your own or through word of mouth will be richer. But at some point, you have run across every wall and dropped a bomb on every block, you just need to crack the secret book. Last week I finally found out how to get the alien compass so that I can finally reach the mothership in 150 hours.Check this and I finally unlocked it pilot, One of the two characters I haven’t saved.
Christopher Livingston: I often use guides and walkthroughs-of course I have checked a lot for the new world to understand where various resources can be found and where fishing hotspots are. When returning to the game after an absence, I look up the content to remember how they work, just like I did when I started playing No Man’s Sky again after the last update. I used our own Far Cry 6 guide to find a rocket launcher because Castillo’s helicopter rained during my parade.
The last time I used a properly detailed walkthrough was playing the new version of Mysterious Island last month — it’s still an old Mysterious Island, really, so those ancient walkthroughs written nearly 30 years ago still apply to those I don’t even remember. I can’t figure out the puzzle either. A few months ago, I even used a walkthrough while playing Sam & Max Hit the Road. I have played it many times, and I remember the location of almost every item and the solution of every puzzle, but this time I can’t remember where to find the cork. It’s in a bottle at the Sasquatch party. certainly.
Lauren Aitken: Nowadays. I had to look up my own guide because my lizard brain forgot what I did in Destiny 2. I am a professional.
Phil Savage: If you don’t refer to the guide, it’s impossible to play Destiny 2 seriously. Sometimes this is basic, basic information, such as where exactly Xur is — a mobile supplier that is not marked on the map for whatever reason. Sometimes it is more intriguing, such as the obscure rituals that need to be performed in order to launch the most obscure foreign missions. Sometimes it is more in-depth, such as recommended equipment for the most difficult PvP and PvE activities in the game. Sometimes it’s just frustrating, like you need to complete a list of activities before “sunset” (that is, removed from the game) when the next expansion pack is released.
Robin Valentine: I have been checking the guide. I am a very indecisive person in the game, and I often worry about making the wrong choice, so I often seek more advice than pure information. I think recently I was reading where I should spend my Infusion points in Deathloop-whether it is better to inject rare guns, accessories, weapon upgrades or other things.
I am also just very impatient. I rarely like to hit puzzles with my head or hide secrets for too long. For example, the treasure in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will give you some hints or pictures to explain. After about five minutes of thinking, if I have not got the answer immediately, I will go to Google to find out for me.
Dave James: The last guide I checked was actually for FIFA 22. Not because I forgot how the offside rule works, or I need to remind me how much my own real money should be spent on FUT (the answer is of course no; mess up that mode), but after all about the authenticity of the latest version or the new goalkeeper What a nice noise, it’s…boring to play. Fortunately, you can adjust the discrete sliders to your liking for a more realistic experience. So I just looked for a guide to help me provide a real challenge, not an impossible one.
Alan Dexter: It may describe the type of game I play, or it may just be myself, but I usually open a guide next to anything on the main screen. For now, this will be related to the new world-where to find specific resources, what is the best way to upgrade Armorsmithing, which dungeon should I go next, what is the best build for Life Staff, etc. This has been sunk for many hours in “World of Warcraft” and “Magic: The Gathering”, and I just got used to this way of playing. There is no need to reinvent the wheel every time. Learn from the experience of others and save time.
Harry Shepard: I am the guide editor of PCG, so I already know everything I need to know.
Please do not try to verify this.
ZedClampet: It’s been too long, I can’t remember. I kind of decided that if I have to use the walkthrough, then I am not interested in the game.
Walkthrough: Put the cat on the turntable to play the secret message.
Me: I’m not playing this anymore.
I should mention that many of the games I play now tend to use extensive wikis rather than walkthroughs, and I have been using wikis to figure out questions such as “How often do meteors strike?” As for YouTube videos, they are definitely the last resort. Content creators just don’t pay enough attention to my time. I ended up viewing a 30-minute video, just hoping that I accidentally landed in the right place. If you are making a video on a specific topic, please watch it directly. I don’t need a complicated introduction or a tortuous monologue.
Pifanjr: I think the last time is for Dark Souls to better understand which way to go and where to grab some good items. I also have to see how to upgrade in Dark Souls 2. I either missed the prompt or went straight to the game without telling you.
Brian Boru: That will be about 2 hours ago! If you perform the Clean Water Act mission in Far Cry 5—you have to blow up the two pumping stations of the water plant—I don’t know how to get to the second station, so I checked it last. This is definitely a tricky question!
In addition to being stuck, usually after the first time I play—or occasionally in the middle of the first time—see what other people think of the best weapon in each class. I often miss things like this gun has a grenade launcher attachment under the barrel, or that rifle has armor-piercing bullets.
The last time I played Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 for the first time, I couldn’t figure out how to get a stable (ie non-swaying) long-range sniper scope in my whole life.I haven’t found the information, but I found it by accident.
I also sometimes like to watch YT videos after the fact to see how others deal with more interesting or challenging tasks.
McStabStab: I often use the Wiki of “Divine Realm: Original Sin 2”. There were a lot of things in that game, and if I did it blindly, I might miss a lot. In the end, I don’t think I’m cheating, but really unlocked more of the content provided by the story.
Sadness: Probably a few days ago. I watched some Dead by Daylight videos and they always talk about “this privilege” or “that privilege”. As you know, in highly competitive multiplayer games, there is always a lot of information, so I hope everyone knows that there is a wiki. Besides, I think I checked the TD Bloons wiki once or twice.
Alm: I’m not ashamed of watching the walkthrough (and playing simple games). The last time I used the walkthrough was Zelda on Switch a few weeks ago. I pay a lot of attention to the story in the game. If I am stuck with a puzzle that seems unintuitive, I usually look for it. I don’t think it is just to serve a certain principle to emphasize the meaning of solving problems by yourself.
Exchange: Why was it just a few minutes ago! I looked up some content for “Far Cry 6” and learned where to unlock the whole set of special equipment I wanted.
main: I will not use walkthroughs, wikis, or any other sources throughout the game, but when I am completely frustrated with a puzzle that I cannot understand, I will look at these sources at certain points in the game and turn my head. The most recent attempt to solve some Astarium Constellation puzzles was in “The Trial of Dragon Age” (3rd pass). I like this game, but some of the puzzles make me feel very frustrated. It’s not worth spending a few hours trying to solve a problem.Some are relatively easy, but some are not, such as this.
I spent too much time on that. Another source of frustration that led to my consultation exercise was the teleportation pyramid puzzle that appeared at the end of Divinity Original Sin EE and in order to advance the game. I don’t plan to quit the game (because I like it most of the time) and I’m close to the end, but I just hit a wall and my brain is locked; so I looked for the last few mysteries in the exercise Problem solution.
Kaamos_Call: Today is the gate of death. I just killed Betty the Yeti and I don’t know where I should go next. If I can’t beat the game part, I won’t be frustrated, but if I don’t know where I should go or what I should watch, I will go straight to the walkthrough. Hanging around and kicking the scenery is boring to me.
crude: Well. I do not remember. Last Tuesday, maybe? I’m so casual about it now that I don’t pay attention. Wow, when I feel guilty about it, I can tell you every time I give up the puzzle and look at it, but now I’m just lazy and entitled, uh, I mean, too busy, too efficient… ….
Sarafan: That’s recently. I’m playing the classic game “Bridge Commander” in “Star Trek”, but I can’t complete the mission that requires invisibility. Basically Bridge Commander is a game in which you can directly control the spaceship with limited access. You can do it, but it’s better and more fun to just give orders. After all, this is all about this game! The problem begins when you have to avoid enemy patrols by giving orders to your crew. And very importantly, you cannot save the game during the mission. Therefore, if they detect you, the only option is to start over. After a few attempts, I was fed up and decided to view the walkthrough on YouTube. I don’t regret it, because there are too many tasks…