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  • Witcher 3: The most Alpha videogame of today?

    I’ve been floating this idea in my head for a while, so I’d like to know what everybody else thinks.

    Buuut before we start some quick notes:
    1. I’ve always loved to play videogames! Mind you I started at a very young age (back in 1985, to be more precise) when me and my brother got our very own (brand new!!!) Atari 2600;
    2. As I got older and adult life caught on, my time became very limited to enjoy it. So these days I choose very carefully what I’ll play and only play one game at a time;
    3. I’m an old school RPG enthusiast. Games like Chrono Trigger, Zelda, FF, Diablo and Fallout will always be among my favorites. So every new game with a good story and RPG elements (like leveling and searching for prime items to beat a tough boss) will sure be on my playing list;

    That said, I must say I was very surprised the first time I played the Witcher series. No, I didn’t start back on the first PlayStation feature. My encounter happened last year with the PC version of Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt. Oh boy, as soon as I looked at the amazing graphics and completed the first couple of quests I was hooked!

    Not just about the history, which is beautifully written and full of twists and hard choices you are forced to make (some of which may kill beloved characters). What really caught my eye was that Geralt the Rivia, the protagonist, seemed like a true Alpha guy! Some kind of medieval MGTOW so to speak, LOL.

    I won’t get in details so I won’t spoil the fun for people who not played it yet, but at some point in the game you’ll be able to:
    1. Fuck hookers at will;
    2. Fuck almost every hot female character who crosses your path, providing you choose correctly;
    3. Dismiss those very women when they give you shit, jumping to the next one;
    4. Get drunk with other dudes;
    5. Play cards and gamble a lot on exclusive events;
    6. Go to bars and parties with dozens of half-naked women dancing around you;
    7. Kill at will when you or your friends are wronged;

    In my opinion it’s a (very) welcome breath of fresh air when a male protagonist of one of the bestselling games of 2015 (and Game of The Year Award Winner: http://thegameawards.com/) is treated like…a real man!

    He’s not a thug like those one-dimensional GTA guys. He’s not trying to save the world, or rescue the princess, or be a role model to anybody else. Geralt just behaves like a man with a very strong mission! He likes women. He likes sex. He likes booze and gambling. He gets tricked by women. He’s a capitalist who only works for money. He’s also trying to make some good in the world. And he’s ok with it all.

    Even when he chooses wrong, you understand it’s an honest mistake and not some feminist politically correct garbage. Guy has real dilemmas! His main motivation is to protect his friends, especially his self-appointed step daughter who’s facing a lot of trouble through the game, and enjoy life the best he can being a full-time monster killer mutant.

    Although I must confess the best part came when I played the first expansion, Hearts of Stone. I have not finished it yet, but at some point you have to go to some marriage with a very hot female companion.

    As day goes by you have to perform tasks in order to complete the quest (some very funny I might add). As soon as night arrives, your “date” completely loses her vibe and starts to get sad for no apparent reason. Side note: Geralt gets a lot of women to his bed, but he’s kind of clueless when it comes to understand them LOL. Point is, you’re left alone and must get her vibe back up, but you don’t know how! Geralt is stiff…his life and tragedies made him like that, so he’s got a hard time to understand this dynamic and be loose with women and life in general. He’s just too serious!

    That’s when a second character, who took part of the tale a chapter before, shoots the best advice a guy could give in that kind of situation (and one of the best lines I’ve ever seen on a videogame):

    “You know those two, the ones who got married today? They’re bound forever to some contract they’ll never be able to break! They’ll probably have 5 years of joy and a lifetime of fighting and boredom! But you? You’re free! You can do whatever you want! And right now you have a very beautiful woman waiting for you to go to her and cheer her up. She’s willing to have an amazing time with you! Now you have to choose if you want to give her that”.

    What? Did he just say it? Holly shit dude, you won’t get more Alpha-wisdom from a pixel character! I’m serious: almost got an orgasm when I heard it, LOL.

    And that’s it! I never read the Witcher books or knew anything about the universe before that game, but they got a new fan for sure!
    Sooo I’d really like to know if anybody else played the game, or had a similar experience with another title.

    Cheers everyone!

    POB.

  • #2
    Dude! Geralt is the most badass alpha dude ever. From the first scene where he's hanging out naked with his smoking wife/gf/fb lol, you can tell he's masculine af. Witcher 3's a great game, the storyline, characters, visuals, and voice acting are all excellent.

    Probably the only other character that comes close is Wei Shen from Sleeping Dogs.

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    • #3
      My favourite game is GTA 5. I like how they mimic reality with the stock market, buying properties, etc.. Rich dude's wife cheats on him and bangs the tennis instructor in his mansion, pretty funny, the ungrateful spoiled rich kids, crazy airforce anti-gov dude, etc.. Pretty realistic to be honest, I know a lot of rich families with ungrateful kids and this game reminds of them.

      I'm also sure that a lot of white collar crime in GTA exist in the real world too. It's a fun fantasy if you want to know what it feels like to be a billionaire or a kingpin..

      Fun fact, my relative's motorcycle shop is in GTA: Vice city.

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      • #4
        I haven't played Witcher but I get the feeling that you incorrectly put an equal sign between "macho" and "alpha". Good social and networking skills are the most important traits of the alpha in my opinion. That is why short scrawny cowardly guys can be way more successful with girls than fearless brutes.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Stargazer View Post
          I haven't played Witcher but I get the feeling that you incorrectly put an equal sign between "macho" and "alpha". Good social and networking skills are the most important traits of the alpha in my opinion. That is why short scrawny cowardly guys can be way more successful with girls than fearless brutes.
          I would say they're both "Alpha" just one is modern and the other isn't. In this age, we attack with words rather than swords. The more "advanced" a culture is the less brutish it is. However, a man who knows how to survive in nature with nothing but his hands is way more "Alpha" than a man who is social in a network.

          When shit hits the fan, the women flock to the men who have the capacity to kill, hunt, defend, capture, etc.. A well rounded "Alpha" has both, the etiquette of a modern man, and the brute of the natural man.

          Scrawny cowardly guys hide behind the force of the brutes, when the brutes no longer protect them then the cowards are dead. What you see in Europe is an influx of brutes demolishing the cowards who the women mistook as alpha but now have no one to run to. Watch the movie Defiance, there is a scene when the jews are hiding in the forest and they build their own town, all the intelligent types (lawyers, accountants, teachers, etc..) were useless for survival, and had to be retrained to learn how to become brutes in order to survive. The jews who were brutes survived, the jews who weren't were killed or sent to camps.

          For modern society to function, you need balance between brutes and the intelligent, but without the brutes, there is no intelligence. Women who disrespect the brute will eventually find themselves alone without protection. Scrawny leftists who like to shout and demand things of others, will eventually get their necks wrangled.


          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CEYqIjhTHs

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Qlue View Post
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            Yeah, survival skills is definitely a plus and cowardness is a minus. What I mean is that people seem to neglect the most important traits of the alpha.

            Back in school I was the biggest and strongest guy in class, I was also the most knowledgable and experienced about the wild. I was the best in sports and among the funniest and most intelligent. In spite of all that I was not among the girls favorites. I lacked social saviness, was introverted, dressed non-cool (regarded fashion as banal), and didn't understand seduction.

            What are you basing your knowledge of europeans on? I live here every day and constantly see evidence of girls going for guys who would be completely worthless for surviving in the wild and in battle, while neglecting guys who would be awesome for surviving simply because they are not cool enough.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Stargazer View Post
              Yeah, survival skills is definitely a plus and cowardness is a minus. What I mean is that people seem to neglect the most important traits of the alpha.

              Back in school I was the biggest and strongest guy in class, I was also the most knowledgable and experienced about the wild. I was the best in sports and among the funniest and most intelligent. In spite of all that I was not among the girls favorites. I lacked social saviness, was introverted, dressed non-cool (regarded fashion as banal), and didn't understand seduction.

              What are you basing your knowledge of europeans on? I live here every day and constantly see evidence of girls going for guys who would be completely worthless for surviving in the wild and in battle, while neglecting guys who would be awesome for surviving simply because they are not cool enough.
              As I said you need to be well rounded in both areas. If you're deficient in one you may lose your girl to a brute, or to a social intelligent man. If you want respect you need to be a brute, a woman will not disrespect a man she fears. Likewise, a woman will not enjoy a man who is not socially intelligent. To have both their respect and their hearts you need both. A weak man will get walked on, and a dumb man will get manipulated.

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              • #8
                We are not sarging in a post-apocalyptic world, qlue

                We live in a world where Justin Bieber is the alpha-est of dudes as far as pick up is considered lol

                There are guys that chicks want to bang, and there are guys that other guys want to be like. There is some overlap between the two, but guys often overestimate the value of the latter.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hangman View Post
                  We are not sarging in a post-apocalyptic world, qlue

                  We live in a world where Justin Bieber is the alpha-est of dudes as far as pick up is considered lol

                  There are guys that chicks want to bang, and there are guys that other guys want to be like. There is some overlap between the two, but guys often overestimate the value of the latter.
                  Interesting you bring up Justin Beiber, someone who has hundreds of thousands of girls who "want" him, yet instead he hires escorts. I wonder why that is, prehaps because the girls who want him care more about his status and money and he cannot trust them. What happens to those types of celebrities? They get accused with rape, and they get sued and divorced and they lose their assets.

                  What happens to presidents who have power? Like Bill Clinton, the women get swept under the rug and nothing happens to the presidents. Hell, the British monarchy can have sex with kids and get away with it.

                  Power leads to respect
                  Status leads to desire

                  Both exist today and always will. Women test you for both. A man who is scared of killing a spider, or eating meat or killing an animal is weak and will get walked on.

                  As I said, Beiber cannot trust them, because you can't trust someone who doesn't respect you. Status != Respect

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                  • #10
                    I know nothing about Bieber, but i am not buying that he cant get laid without hookers. Clinton, Brand, Bieber, Schwarxennegger all were talented guys that excelled at something or the other and leveraged it to vagina, thats the obvious unifying theme.

                    That, is the most useful deginition of alpha, as far as pick up goes.

                    Also, power creates not respect (necessarily), but fear. I have NEVER had issues getting the respect of the women in my life, but i dont own countries or people. Respect from women is automatic if you are ambitious/talented and have a sound vision of the world, and they know you "get it". (Getting laid does not require respect.)

                    You are projecting your power fantasies, which is fine, i am saying that it doesn't have that much to do with pick up.

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                    • #11
                      Beiber hires escorts, he doesn't bang fans, if you google it, it's all over the web. He does this not because he can't bang fans, because it's too risky.

                      You know in NFL and the NBA they teach rookies to be careful with women because of false rape allegations, divorces, etc.. Just like what happened with Tiger Woods and most celebs..

                      Schwarzenegger is someone who has power and fame, and once again he's immune to allegations unlike other celebs. Schwarzenegger is one of my role models, he has power physically and politically. Again, when a woman accused him of having his child, she got quickly dismissed and swept under the rug. Nothing touches Schwarzenegger. He also has power monetarily and is an investor in a lot of companies.

                      Power exists, and it is foolish to deny it because then you're automatically giving yours up.

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                      • #12
                        Wow, awesome replies!

                        Just some points I'd like to add:

                        1) I love GTA, but have not played beyond the third one, so my comment regarding the series is a little biased. Seen some glimpses of Vice City and IV and both seem awesome!;

                        2) I was expecting some back and forth around Geralt Alphaness, but the point of the OP was to say that his non-PC actions are more than welcome and very fun to watch. Even as a medieval fantasy character, I can sense the guy(s) behind his lines know a little about the stuff we talk here;

                        3) Ok, we're derailing a bit, but I gotta say Bieber is not Alpha...not even close! I don't care about his lay count or bank account digits, he's as beta as it comes. Putting his insecure ass and Alpha in the same sentence is 100% heresy. I''ll go beyond and say an uber guy like Brad Pitt (who used to look Alpha) seems to be pussy wiped by his chick, even when everybody knows he could fuck 99.99% of the women on this planet. This is not a "being a celebrity" problem, as Qlue's example showed;

                        Status and women do not equal Alpha. Nor pure brute force or survival skills. Attitude does. Get the right attitude and you'll naturally develop: basic women skills, physical prowess, financial security, social awareness and basic survival skills (no need to kill wild animals or fight a bear....changing a flat tire or defusing a bar fight comes to mind).

                        Originally posted by WestCoast View Post
                        Dude! Geralt is the most badass alpha dude ever. From the first scene where he's hanging out naked with his smoking wife/gf/fb lol, you can tell he's masculine af. Witcher 3's a great game, the storyline, characters, visuals, and voice acting are all excellent.

                        Probably the only other character that comes close is Wei Shen from Sleeping Dogs.
                        Yeah!!! I was like: "WTF, that's his girl??? And he starts the game banging her? I'm in!!! LOL". Although later we find out she's just a drama bitch . Lucky for us Geralt has several options through his adventures...

                        Funny thing is I showed the game to one of my former MLTRs and she said: "Game looks cooooll...Geralt is kinda hot....but what I love most is Yeneffer boots!" . Guess they nailed the wardrobe too, LOL. All the way, female characters on this game seem very feminine and real, and their interactions with Geralt very true. I could sure put myself in his shoes on several occasions.

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                        • #13
                          Oh man POB, you're missing out, GTA 5 has an amazing story line and the characters are amazing, you develop a bond with them as the story grows. Definitely my favourite GTA out of all of them.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Qlue View Post
                            Oh man POB, you're missing out, GTA 5 has an amazing story line and the characters are amazing, you develop a bond with them as the story grows. Definitely my favourite GTA out of all of them.
                            Dude, I'm sure trying to get back to the series, but time is a rare commodity these days
                            Also my brother is constantly bothering me for more than a year to buy Diablo 3 and play with him LOL. Too many good games coming out...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by POB View Post
                              3) Ok, we're derailing a bit, but I gotta say Bieber is not Alpha...not even close! I don't care about his lay count or bank account digits, he's as beta as it comes. Putting his insecure ass and Alpha in the same sentence is 100% heresy.
                              Not really. He's a horny hooker-banging guy who literally does whatever the fuck he wants (and has the money to pay the price after the fact), leads legions of adoring fans, was a self-made man to begin with by blowing himself up on YouTube without any corporate assistance, and is now in pretty much complete control of his career and creative direction. He did the stretch of playing the "new artist" game and cranked out obvious teeny hits (which was a more submissive success-building phase, fitting of a 14 year old), but now is charting with left-field Skrillex/Diplo collaborations calling his own shots.

                              He's an easily un-likable (especially to other dudes) and often acts the self-centered punk, but that's his polarization at play, which is an often talked about attraction tactic that's promoted here. Def not a beta male by any stretch, I'd put him somewhere between sigma and alpha. He's much closer to Charlie Sheen than the house-husband patiently holding his girl's purse outside the store she's shopping at at the mall.

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