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Anyone here play video games 12+ hours a day

CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 3,223
And if youbdo, do you get bored and switch between games or what.

Or those that average 60+ hours a week of gaming.
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  • DafAtRandomDafAtRandom Member UncommonPosts: 124
    Yes and partly yes.

    That is why I have a list of 10 games that I play at a time, and I pick which one I play at the moment randomly.
    It's weird for many I'm sure, but it works wonders for ME (which is the important part, my system works for me, so I don't really care if it works for others or not).  I don't have the time to get bored.  Once a game is beat, I replace it with another one.

    It's important to note that I have a vast diversity of genres that I play too, so it's not that redundant, and some games cannot be beat.  For example, I play text based sports simulations and some MMORPGs.  Those games you can come and go as you want as they don't truly have an ending.
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  • iixviiiixiixviiiix Member RarePosts: 2,256
    I used to play 6h a day when i was young and it's tough enough for me get tired . 12h is too much .
    AlBQuirky
  • NarugNarug Member UncommonPosts: 756
    On my days off I can maybe pull an 8-12

    otherwise I’m lucky if I get an hour or two on a work day
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 7,388
    20 years ago I played 12+ hours over a weekend stretch (mainly EQ). I just can't anymore. Physical discomfort sets in too quickly now, even with "stand up and walk about" breaks.

    ahhh... to be young again... I have the time now to game all day, every day, just not the energy anymore :)
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  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 7,486
    I cannot manage that many hours my back and hands will beg for mercy if I ever try it at my age. Younger I may have but when I was younger I never sat myself in front of a PC for this long. Even if I could do it I'd worry too much about the consequences to enjoy it much.
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  • bcbullybcbully Member EpicPosts: 11,818
    I did a few years back, and no I played one game. How I didn't get bored? I kicked ass. That never gets boring.
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  • UngoodUngood Member LegendaryPosts: 7,287
    LOL.. back in the day with EQ, a 12 hour day was what you needed to do to get the rare spawns and best gear. Used to be a kick to do cycle camping, where we would take turns camping a spot.

    Bored? No.

    Burned Out? Yes.. took a few years tho.. and I am NEVER doing that again.
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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,731
    Sometimes. It depends. On weekends, sure. I don't have much else going on and I don't really enjoy going out much. But on weekdays I tend to work and have places to go so maybe a few hours here and there. 
    AlBQuirky
  • DibdabsDibdabs Member RarePosts: 3,107
    Play computer games 12+ hours a day?  God no.  :D
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,954
    When I first started mmorpg's I probably played 6 hours per day.

    I won't do that anymore. The exception would be a game with the scope of one of the Elder Scrolls games. For both Oblivion and Skyrim I took a week off (I get a lot of time off at my job) and would do the same for the next one or any similar game that launched that I was interested in.

    Other than that, I can possibly play 5 to 7 hours "occasionally" on a Saturday here and there. 
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  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,486
    No, I want to enjoy life.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 41,526
    edited March 2020
    Ungood said:
    LOL.. back in the day with EQ, a 12 hour day was what you needed to do to get the rare spawns and best gear. Used to be a kick to do cycle camping, where we would take turns camping a spot.

    Bored? No.

    Burned Out? Yes.. took a few years tho.. and I am NEVER doing that again.
    I recall considering playing a new MMORPG and a coworker shared her EQ1 experience which was very much like you described above.

    Having once spawn camped a boss in L1 for 8 hours only to have another group arrive at the last minute, kill us, and take the boss I decided to play DAOC instead. (Great decision, at least for me) 

    Once while my wife was away my son (only 13 at the time) and I took advantage playing for like 10 hours straight, after which we both felt physically ill.

    We decided to stop and eat dinner and go to the movies just to get out of the house, and I've rarely played more than 8 hours a day since, and certainly not in one sitting even then.


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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    edited March 2020
    I have played 12+ hours straight on occasional weekends, holidays, and vacations.

    Never otherwise.  Well, except one very long epic spawn.

    And it has been a long, long time since I did that.
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  • DammamDammam Member UncommonPosts: 59

    To be honest, I clicked on the discussion because I couldn’t believe anyone could regularly play 12+ hours a day. I don’t mean any judgement by it, truly, but are there that many people who don’t have any other obligations/interests? With half the day gone gaming and, say, a good 7 hours for sleep, that leaves 5 hours for work/cooking/eating/washing/shopping/general commute, not to mention any other hobbies like reading/playing music/drawing/building something/hiking/sailing. Obviously not everyone has the same obligations or interests, but I am so far away from having 12 hours to do any one thing that I find the notion astounding. My 2 little kids make it tough blocking out 8 hours a day for work, let alone anything else!

    That said, many years ago I used to visit family for a few weeks each summer, and it would get blistering hot during the day, so my cousins and I would sometimes spend hours in a gaming café. I don’t know about 12 hours, but those days would be the most time I’ve ever spent playing games in one session, and we definitely switched things up in the beginning. I don’t think it had much to do with boredom, but we mostly played multiplayer games and between us (cousins and friends) different people were better at different types of games. Counter-strike would usually mean a specific few did well, but then we’d switch to aoe 2 or warcraft 3 and others would kick ass. Or we’d play a cooperative game, like some custom warcraft 3 maps.

    This was, of course, pre-mmo explosion. In hindsight, it feels like one moment we were all playing all these different games and then, overnight, people started playing lineage or everquest or world of warcraft. Anecdotally, I must say that it seemed like people stopped mixing it up once they committed to an mmo. Again, I think it had less to do with boredom and more the nature of the games themselves. The other games I mentioned us playing had clearly defined sessions with a beginning and an end, so players either started another session of the same game or switched to a different game. But mmos didn’t have a clear end, nor could anything like an ending be reached in one session (even a mammoth 12 hour session) so people stopped jumping around. Except to make alts. Far, far too many alts.

    TL;DR – 12 hours of gaming blows my mind and I'd rather do so many other things, but if I had to game it would definitely be spent jumping around different games if not mmos, otherwise probably sticking to one mmo though different toons are likely.

    AlBQuirky
  • cameltosiscameltosis Member LegendaryPosts: 3,447
    I think even at my peak, I was averaging 4 hours a day gaming (over a 7 year period....my mmo glory years!). I'd do the occasional long session but never 12 hours long.

    At the moment, I'm averaging 15-20 hours gaming a week, but that fluctuates a lot. When Planet Zoo came out last November, I was putting in 30 hours a week for a month because it filled a need, but once I'd "mastered" the systems, my interest dropped instantly. There will be some weeks when I barely game at all because nothing grabs my interest.
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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,938
    I once did a 17 hour long Alterac Valley battle and on launch day I played FF7 for 13 hours straight, no food, no drinks, no breaks. On both occasions I couldn’t sleep at all at night even though I was dead tired.

    Nowadays I get 12 hours of gaming a week if I am lucky. My wife, house, kids and career got in the way and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    /Cheers,
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  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 3,223
    Reality is, i can do 12+ hours a day easy, i just never have the time with family and work.

    But i do 7 hours straight of starcraft 2 a few times in the past year.

    Overall, i probably could do 16 hours easy even at 38 years old, id just probably need to rotate games a bit.
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  • CaffynatedCaffynated Member RarePosts: 753
    I rarely play for more than an hour or 2 at a time except around release of a highly anticipated game. These days I don't really even game daily or sometimes weekly.

    Shadowbane "day" 1 I played for almost 40 hours straight trying to make sure my guild wasn't steamrolled without trainers, siege, gear, etc. and played 12+ hours for the next 2 weeks.

    Guild Wars 2 I played a lot to help insure my server ended up in tier 1 WvW, though ironically I left the server soon after we took over the top spot because of the stupid long queues and garbage people that it attracted. Many days were definitely over 12 hours.

    It's not something I would be willing to do now though. I can't imagine wanting to spend that can't of time on a regular basis gaming. Not just because you would burn out, but your health would seriously suffer.
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  • GladDogGladDog Member RarePosts: 1,097
    Sometimes.

    Often when I get a new game I will marathon for 12-16 hours a day over the weekend.  But after that, I go back to my typical 16-24 hours a week.


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  • Quizar1973Quizar1973 Member UncommonPosts: 251
    I use to Play UO about 6 hours on Weekdays and i could go 12 on Weekends becuase of my Job.....But now i have all the time in the world but i dont play 12 Hours a day becuase i dont want to get Burnt out...I enjoy Gaming and getting Burnt out would Agravate me....LOL
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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,722
    edited March 2020
    If I only have an hour or two a day to play, I usually don't play that day. I can easily spend that first hour just making a character in an mmo and 1 more hour isn't enough to do any progress.

    I usually switch between a few games when I have enough time to play. I have too many games to play across PC and 8 generations of consoles, and age doesn't wait for anyone to catch up.

    When i'm hooked on an mmo i play it long term but casually with no group commitment for the same reason i stated above.
    AlBQuirky




  • NarugNarug Member UncommonPosts: 756
    edited March 2020
    Dammam said:

    To be honest, I clicked on the discussion because I couldn’t believe anyone could regularly play 12+ hours a day. I don’t mean any judgement by it, truly, but are there that many people who don’t have any other obligations/interests? With half the day gone gaming and, say, a good 7 hours for sleep, that leaves 5 hours for work/cooking/eating/washing/shopping/general commute, not to mention any other hobbies like reading/playing music/drawing/building something/hiking/sailing. Obviously not everyone has the same obligations or interests, but I am so far away from having 12 hours to do any one thing that I find the notion astounding. My 2 little kids make it tough blocking out 8 hours a day for work, let alone anything else!

    I know myself when AC2 was up I think it was about a 20 hour run one time.  Middle of the day till the next...hmm so yeah probably about 20+ for me.

    The first time I really wanted to play Halo I played it all the way to completion.  I know that took me greater than 12 hours the first time.

    I worked then and still am now.  I did take time off for that AC2 run.  Halo was another time in the past when I was between jobs....


    It's just so hard to get game time and sometimes you just feel you have to make it happen.
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  • GroqstrongGroqstrong Member RarePosts: 775
    I think back then when i was able to BS with my guild members while playing a game, it would keep me logged in much longer 10+ hrs.  Today I play mainly solo do to time constraints so i only really play 1-2 hrs on the weekdays and 3-4hrs on weekends.
    AlBQuirky
  • TheocritusTheocritus Member LegendaryPosts: 9,457
    Ungood said:
    LOL.. back in the day with EQ, a 12 hour day was what you needed to do to get the rare spawns and best gear. Used to be a kick to do cycle camping, where we would take turns camping a spot.

    Bored? No.

    Burned Out? Yes.. took a few years tho.. and I am NEVER doing that again.

    I imagine EQ broke up a few marriages with the time requirements it had. We used to call it "wife aggro" and often had to leave fairly quik or there were consequences.
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 7,388
    Dragnelus said:
    No, I want to enjoy life.
    Not being snarky, but don't you "enjoy" video games, too?
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