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I used to play a game online called Draw My Thing. It was very Ni/Te-based.

But Zynga bought the rights to it and now it no longer exists :(


I know that Pictionary is very Ni/Te-based. But I would rather play something online.

Any ideas?

(tip: don't say chess)
 
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I'm not sure what kind of games exactly you actually mean.

I had a lot of fun with Portal (1) and occasionally play it to relax.
However, if you are really into the puzzle aspect of the game, I highly recommend playing the mod "Portal Pro".
Portal Pro mod - Mod DB

While playing portal is a nice tasl, Portal Pro is a serious challenge.


However, currently I'm having great fun with Darkest Dungeon.
The game features excellent gameplay and makes you think twice before you do an action.

Why I recommend this game to a Ni user is because it demands very strong organisational skills. This party based 2D RPG has many gameplay mechanics which can end up killing several characters, so you better know what you are doing.

You need to be very forward-looking, however, if you are too cautious you will waste resources.
Also, the atmosphere of the game is excellent. The artwork is amazing and the game even features an own narrator.


Btw. emberfly, two of the videos in your signature don't work.

Edit: Alright, nevermind the videos then "emberfly" ;)
 

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I'm not sure what kind of games exactly you actually mean.
I mean games that require the use of Ni/Te to win. So this could be any type of game that requires these. I gave two examples--one was an online flash game and the other was a board game.

I had a lot of fun with Portal (1) and occasionally play it to relax.
This definitely counts as Ni/Te.

However, currently I'm having great fun with Darkest Dungeon.
The game features excellent gameplay and makes you think twice before you do an action.
Cool, I will check it out!

Why I recommend this game to a Ni user is because it demands very strong organisational skills. This party based 2D RPG has many gameplay mechanics which can end up killing several characters, so you better know what you are doing.
Shite that sounds scary :O!! You've piqued my interest.

Btw. Emberfly, two of the videos in your signature don't work.
Hi, my name is emberfly, not Emberfly. It looks super ugly when capitalized, imo.

The videos work if you copy+paste the URLs into the address bar, but the links do not work when clicked--this is a problem with the way PerC handles YouTube links.
 

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Braid? That's a fun game, but I'm not sure about the Ni-Te thing.

Professor Layton games are sort of Ni-Te. But not online...
 

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I like building railways in Minecraft. I'm not sure if that counts...:tongue:. I have always liked strategy games in which one
builds and improves a (historical) city. Making it flourish and defending it.
I would like to play typical ni/te games, but I don't grant myself the time to do so. I guess I should be nicer to myself.
I am inspired to make a thread because of this thread, thanks.
 

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Age of Empires II. I love the organizational and strategy component. Playing online against a skilled opponent is exhilarating.
 

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I knew someone would name this.

I don't think sudoku is Ni/Te at all.

It isn't a guessing game. It's much more trial-and-error. And there is no mystery to it. You know every column must have 1-10 and every row must have 1-10. So you just mindlessly jam numbers in until it works.

There are different strategies of going about it. You can do squares (4x4s) first and work your way around the page, you can do rows one at a time, but ultimately it isn't Ni.

My ENTP friend in high school was so damn good at them. I wonder could it be a Ti preference?

I would expect Si/Te to be really good at that game.



Crossword puzzles, on the other hand, definitely Ni/Te. Any kind of riddle is Ni.
 

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I thiink Geoguesser is very Ni/Te based - seeing if you can guess the location of some google street view with minimal clues. I have wasted an astounding amount of time with this.
 

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Exactly these days it's coming out Pillars of Eternity, which I'm not sure is a Ni/Te game, but it seems to be a pretty good old-school rpg that you could enjoy, emberfly.
 

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I play Warlight with a bunch of friends.

It isn't a guessing game. It's much more trial-and-error. And there is no mystery to it. You know every column must have 1-10 and every row must have 1-10. So you just mindlessly jam numbers in until it works.

There are different strategies of going about it. You can do squares (4x4s) first and work your way around the page, you can do rows one at a time, but ultimately it isn't Ni.
I'm not entirely sure if I'm reading into this wrong, but part of being good at Sudoku is being able to solve the missing number(s) without having to guess or jam numbers in until it works.
 

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I'm not entirely sure if I'm reading into this wrong, but part of being good at Sudoku is being able to solve the missing number(s) without having to guess or jam numbers in until it works.
Yes, I definitely think you are. You're giving it way too much credit. I'm not sure how to explain. . . I personally find it self-evident that sudoku is fundamentally different from a riddle, for example.

The former has a very known and predictable outcome. The latter requires Ni/Te.

The former does not involve intuition in any way. It's definitely a "puzzle," but not an intuitive puzzle. More like Si/Te.
 

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Yes, I definitely think you are. You're giving it way too much credit. I'm not sure how to explain. . . I personally find it self-evident that sudoku is fundamentally different from a riddle, for example.

The former has a very known and predictable outcome. The latter requires Ni/Te.

The former does not involve intuition in any way. It's definitely a "puzzle," but not an intuitive puzzle. More like Si/Te.
I know what you mean now. The process and outcome is the same, in other words. There is no reading between the lines. Although, part of that comes from it being a numbers game even though you're not using mathematics to solve the puzzle. There is a form of pattern recognition and a process of elimination to solving the missing numbers, though. It's usually people who don't know how to play Sudoku that use the trial and error process. If you get good enough at the game, you use more than just the rows and columns to find the numbers. I usually play it at night when I can't sleep and I want to relax.

I will say that I tend to like more of the puzzle games that you are talking about. It reminds me a bit of Clue, which was my favorite board game growing up. They don't make mystery games like they used to.
 

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One of my favorite games that requires Ni+Te would be any of the Stronghold games, made by Firefly Studios.

You have to build and manage your city (or keep, if we are being technical...) as well as create and prepare your army against potential invaders. Stronghold and Stronghold 2 are my favorite and most particularly difficult. It isn't online though...
 

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Age of Empires II. I love the organizational and strategy component. Playing online against a skilled opponent is exhilarating.
Real time strategy really messes with me. I cant function fast enough to play them properly so I just lose pretty much every game, going at like 20 APM. I lose intrest before I get good at the game.

Games that could hold some value - mobas such as dota or lol, casual roguelikes (dcss), building games such as dungeon keeper, dwarf fortress or sim city.

What about more fast paced shooters such as quake or doom? They require a lot of practice, quick reactions and subconcious decisions
 

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You might want to look into the Heroes of Might and Magic or Total War games, which are turn based strategy games, if you're looking for slower games. In these games you'll find yourself doing a lot of preparation and planning, and it's quite easy to follow through and complete the plan, since you're never in a hurry. The battles in the Total War series are in real time, but they're a lot slower than most RTS because it's a matter of maneuvering thousands of units, rather than fifty or so.

I believe the third HoMM and Rome: Total War are the most popular in either series, and I can personally recommend both. Total War is about being realistic, and capturing the grand scale of ancient battles, while HoMM is about fantasy and magic, and has some RPG elements. Both series have great music too.
 

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Real time strategy really messes with me. I cant function fast enough to play them properly so I just lose pretty much every game, going at like 20 APM. I lose intrest before I get good at the game.

Games that could hold some value - mobas such as dota or lol, casual roguelikes (dcss), building games such as dungeon keeper, dwarf fortress or sim city.

What about more fast paced shooters such as quake or doom? They require a lot of practice, quick reactions and subconscious decisions
Well, I LOVE Quake and Doom, but for most people I think that requires a different mindset. The trick with RTS games is that you DO need quick reactions and subconscious decisions so you end up beating the enemy. But I think for most people you can't just jump from Quake or Doom to an RTS game like Age of Empires II. I usually have to play an RTS game strait for several days until I have a large enough grasp to pull out my Quick-Draw-McGraw reactions.
 

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Competitive Pokemon can be Ni/Te. Pokemon Showdown is basically a flash based version of it that you can play online, but I'm not dedicated to Pokemon enough to crawl up the leaderboards.
 

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Real time strategy really messes with me. I cant function fast enough to play them properly so I just lose pretty much every game, going at like 20 APM. I lose intrest before I get good at the game.

Games that could hold some value - mobas such as dota or lol, casual roguelikes (dcss), building games such as dungeon keeper, dwarf fortress or sim city.

What about more fast paced shooters such as quake or doom? They require a lot of practice, quick reactions and subconcious decisions
Playing RTS games against a skilled opponent can be daunting especially when the opponent likes to blitz. But that's a legitimate strategy too, which keeps it in the purview of Te. Just because something is frustrating doesn't mean it's not an Ni-Te game. I would argue FPS games are more geared towards heavy Se-users such as XTPS.
 
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