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3:20 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I got this random urge to see if this forum has more then just internet geeks and business folks...

so anyone here a fan of Warcraft!?

(psst...I'm on Bloodscalp ;)

3:48 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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more then just internet geeks and business folks

ummm, you forgot to mention the curmudgeonous geezers.

What is Warcraft, or Bloodscalp? I'm thinking my grandson might know....

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ummm, you forgot to mention the curmudgeonous geezers.

My bad ;)

What is Warcraft, or Bloodscalp?

by Warcraft I meant World of Warcraft. Very popular online game, and I am a big fan of it. I was curious to see if anyone else on WebmasterWorld might be too. Bloodscalp is the name of the "realm" I am on, which is just the server.

...so? Anyone?

12:46 pm on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Nah, never tried WoW but I do play some DnD Online - with my manager and his mates nonetheless :D
10:42 am on Oct 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Never tried it and probably never will. MMORPGs are really not my thing.
I do play computer games, but as a former pen-and-paper-RPG player MMORPGs have little appeal.
11:10 am on Oct 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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as a former pen-and-paper-RPG player MMORPGs have little appeal

Me too and if this was 6 months earlier I would have agreed, heck even now playing solo I agree but getting online with ppl you know makes all the difference.

I hate the "looking for group" thing but playing with mates rocks :)

8:17 pm on Oct 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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MMORPG

just a guess

massive multiplayer online role playing game

?

2:03 pm on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I swore off computer games 7 years ago, after they had sucked away inordinate amounts of time, energy, and opportunity. Time is too precious and I don't have the luxury of being able to throw it away on entertainment in that way.

If I was still a computer game junkie, I would never have written a book, or built several websites, and I don't know how I would ever find time for my family.

4:25 pm on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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@callivert - its just a question of having discipline. My game time is 5-7pm on a Saturday. I really look forward to it. I have to limit myself because of RSI concerns. I've never thought of playing a game as wasted time any more than reading a book. Work is work, play is play.
6:08 pm on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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My game time is 5-7pm on a Saturday.

You're one of the only people who can actually set limits on game playing and follow them.

WoW and other MMORPG's are horribly addicting...if I started playing one my website work would get pushed to the back of the line. They are fun but they never end, you'll be playing the game forever. I'd rather use my time on something that increases my intelligence(books) or makes me money(coding). I do play video games every now and then but after a month of playing a MMORPG I'm glad I was able to get away.

6:15 pm on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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just a matter of discipline, online or otherwise my gaming time helps my sanity, just like time with my family or whatever else I make time for. If it detracts from anything then I need to look at priorities again.

I'm on Cairne btw ;)

9:18 pm on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I remember about 12 years ago going to a computer convention that also had a software exchange/sale area where people could dispose of old software. I saw this one guy with a whole bunch of game software for sale. He saw me staring at his offerings, his eyes were sunken and gray, his hair messed up and he looked really really tired.

He asked me if I played games, I replied, no I don't have the time. He looked at me perplexed and said "I make the time".

I have never played any game since that time.

I understand that some people can actually control their time on such things, but I know that I have an addictive personality that would rob me of my productivity.

2:19 am on Nov 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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some people sit in the evening and quietly read a book with a glass of wine

some people watch a little tv before bed

I game for a bit chatting with my wife while she is watching tv, I don't watch tv

for me it's that quiet thing i do when i want ot unwind, well, mostly quiet, I have also done days in a row when i was single and didn't have much to fill my time, it was cheaper and less destructive than going drinking ;)

anything can take over if you let it

4:03 am on Nov 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Blades Edge for me, dang expansion pack is coming out and I still haven't leveled past 52 yet, so no burning crusade yet, not even near ready for next pack.
i'm a fps at heart, but WoW takes alot of time up, and i rarely play anymore, just found out last night that i have to respec my toon, doh...
1:30 am on Nov 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Must be an age thing. I've heard the names of both of those games. And when I was younger (asteroids/space invader days) and in school, 100% of my earned income went into the video arcade machines. But nowadays since I spend my work day at the computer, my spare time isn't spent on the computer. It's spent away from it.

Screen time is like shaving. Cool when you're younger, but try doing it for 20 years. It starts to get old eventually.

In other words, I could probably beat you at both those games. I just choose not to. :)

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hehe, nice wheel

I feel very comfortable at my home machine, it's like slipping into your favourite chair at home as opposed to the one you're parked in at work.

I had my nephew, who is three, tell my four year old daughter that girls couldn't play video games, standard kid stuff. I will chuckle the first time she rips him a new one playing whatever game they play in the years to come. She is growing up as a gamer, he isn't. We'll see what girls can't do.

My daughter likes to 'drive the horse' while sitting on my lap. If I could teach her how to do BGs maybe she could get me a little more honour.

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It is all about control - I hook up with some friends on a Saturday afternoon and play a few hours but if I have a date with my wife or someone's having a bbq I simply skip that weekend. So for me it is just like reading a book - only I tell the character what to do ;)

I will chuckle the first time she rips him a new one playing whatever game they play in the years to come

Nice one - I used to loved it when my little sisters whipped my buddies at gaming, I trained them well *grin*

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100% of my earned income went into the video arcade machines

LOL - I remember those days, used to "trade in" the sweets my mom offered to buy me for a few coins so I could play Double Dragon or Shinobi :D

I also have fond memories of Asteroids - my grand dad would walk me down to the local corner store and let me play it, I had to stand on a box to see over the controls... I think that was the start of it for me, been a gamer ever since.

3:30 pm on Nov 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I am a lucky enough man that my wife is going to the store to buy WotLK for me as we speak
5:17 pm on Nov 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I used to play games at varsity instead of studying ...... havent played a games in ages (other than the four in a row on ubuntu [which you cannot beat on level 3] )
12:59 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Around our house we call it " World of Warcrack. The problem with it is unlike other games, you never win, it just goes on and on and on....... I don't play it, but the wife does for hours everyday.
8:03 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have a friend who actually met his wife thru WoW. They even had a section for the WoW-friends in their wedding.
8:42 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Nails MUD at Rutgers in the 90s, project Entropia and Omerta/Barafranca in early 00's. No more...
11:18 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I spend too much time working on my computer anyway. No gaming for me.