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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 8:09PM Celtar said

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Good read, Karen. :) Thanks for the article, I added it to my Gaming - General Reference folder.

Posted: Jan 26th 2012 8:40PM Irem said

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Great film, great idea for an article.

Posted: Jan 26th 2012 9:06PM stealthrider said

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@Irem

Agreed.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 11:56PM ArcherAvatar said

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loved the movie... loved the article

Archetypes are a fascinating part of sociology, and by extension, social gaming.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 8:43PM Blyn said

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this is probably the coolest article i've read on Massively.

Posted: Jan 26th 2012 8:45PM oxlar said

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Don't forget you also need a Yule Brenner who can also go all westworld on their ass.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 12:56PM Spaminacan said

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+1 internets for making me lol
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 8:46PM dragonandante said

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Hah, an interesting read I must admit.

Posted: Jan 26th 2012 8:55PM (Unverified) said

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Think I fit under Heihachi.

Usually, when everyone starts bringing everyone down because of a problem I usually jump in to lighten things up.

Nice article.

Posted: Jan 26th 2012 10:21PM DevilSei said

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Heh, same here. I'm never one to be the most "serious" type in groups. Just isn't my style. I'm probably as busy mocking/joking about the enemy or situation at hand as I am playing the game.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 9:28PM h4ngedm4n said

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I love this film, one of my all time favorites.

Posted: Jan 26th 2012 9:37PM Shazzie said

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I think I'm tentatively Shichirōji. I've been a guild leader (more than once!) due to being voted up to replace guild leaders who were leaving, but (as I tell any given guild leader in whatever guild I'm in) I'm much better and more comfortable as 'guild leader support'. I'm also sort of what's called a 'guild mom' type character... I listen to everybody and keep my finger on the 'pulse' of the guild, and then let the guild leader know about it so they (or we) can decide what needs to be done if things aren't going smoothly.

Great article!

Posted: Jan 26th 2012 10:24PM Kalex716 said

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great article!

very nice way and anyone who's ever been in a guild can relate and can even put a face(name) to these personalities in some way.

Posted: Jan 26th 2012 11:17PM jimr9999us said

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Haha, I'm 100% Kikuchiyo...great article!

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 1:06AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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I think I have a bit of Gorobei. I always seem to end up officer/guild leader seats, even if I start off by actively avoiding them. I tend to stay at the sidelines following the sway of discussion - and then try to cut through the noise to the point. After a while of this, there's usually the "hey, we could use a new officer..interested?"

I need to learn to say no.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 3:51AM pcgneurotic said

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Definitely a win here, KB!

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 8:55AM Lombardus said

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Most definately been a Katsushiro. I will confess I'm not that great, but I will always, always try my hardest for the team. :)

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 10:45AM (Unverified) said

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Wheres the one that complains about everything and thinks everyone else is OP? thats me :P

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 11:17AM Space Cobra said

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I believe that's one of the peasants/farmers....

;p
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Posted: Jan 27th 2012 10:54AM Resurge said

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Great read ..as a GM in WOW for years, i can put names to every type listed. Quite funny how it works as an analogy so well.

I was all bitching about the "what day of the week is your favorite" article, and then i see this one, and i feel better about you guys again now :)

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