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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.
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 :)
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.
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.
joined:Feb 28, 2004
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.
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
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. :)
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.
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*
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.