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Anyone here play video games 12+ hours a day

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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 7,388
    Dammam said:
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    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.

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    This is a great point. MMORPGs introduced me to "no save points." I found myself fighting it at first, looking to save my game before trying something possibly stupid, but accepting it after a while, then embracing it.

    Then there is the dreaded "death just before logging out" that foiled many a player's plans and/or timing. That train that kills you as you "camp", or some dumb Mob wanders too close to you camp point.

    Add in that old MMORPGs where traveling was not a map point click away, and logging out many times was not a quick action :)
    AmatheDammam

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR


  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    I also remember reading about uber guilds such as Afterlife and Fires of Heaven, and marveling at their time (and other) commitments to original EQ. In the next life maybe I can do that. But for now I just appreciated their exploits from afar. 
    AlBQuirky

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  • AAAMEOWAAAMEOW Member RarePosts: 1,561
    I used to play 18 hours a day.  Basically play and sleep.

    I don't play mmorpg any more.  Now I play pokemon go so I at least go outside and only a few hours a day.
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  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,486
    edited March 2020
    AlBQuirky said:
    Dragnelus said:
    No, I want to enjoy life.
    Not being snarky, but don't you "enjoy" video games, too?
    Not when playing 12+ hours. I would consider it an addiction when I would play it x+ hours a day. And would question myself at the end. I rather spent time with my family and do things in rl that matters.

    "Maybe" when I dont have a life (family/work etc) I would be a shut in gamer.

    Edit: for me it would be like a weekend day going to party. Its also not normal to party every day, right?
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  • Vermillion_RaventhalVermillion_Raventhal Member EpicPosts: 4,196
    I can play a game like 15 minutes and I get bored.  Very few games hold my attention longer. 

    Kind of on a hiatus from playing.  Last time my skills diminished drastically and never quite returned.  I think I need this though 
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    AAAMEOW said:
    I used to play 18 hours a day.  Basically play and sleep.

    I don't play mmorpg any more.  Now I play pokemon go so I at least go outside and only a few hours a day.
    Reading this I was reminded of a line from a Joe Walsh song: "My Maserati does 185. I lost my license, now I don't drive." 
    AlBQuirky

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  • NorseGodNorseGod Member EpicPosts: 2,654
    My games log out due to inactivity more than I actually play these days.
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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel Member EpicPosts: 11,895
    I'm a binge gamer. When something comes out that I really want to play, and I have the time, I'll go 12.. sometimes 16... Sometimes 24 hours... Time willing. 

    I binge hard, get tired of it and move on. Sometimes I don't play anything for days. Other times I'm in it for 6 - 16 hours over the course of a weekend. 

    As long as it's stimulating to me, I'll play it.  It's rare that happens nowadays though. 
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  • lorddeath101lorddeath101 Member UncommonPosts: 315
    I barely played 20 mins a day .  12 hour is too much and no one is willing to paid me $$$$  on twitch
  • CosmoguardCosmoguard Member UncommonPosts: 11
    I find that I game more at night.
    On the weekends it varies. I would say I max out at 10 to 12 hours a week.
    I would be at it more if irl obligations weren't a factor and if I could find a game that kept my attention for more than a few hours.
    To this day I still find myself hunting for that one game. It's kind of like an old hobby of mine.
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,916
    I could do that since I'm retired but I don't except in very rare occasions like PvPing in an RvR type game when there's a good fight that keeps going back and forth... haven't done that in a couple of years.

    Combined with watching Netflix and/or Prime, yeah, probably. I only sleep 6 hours a day typically so that still leaves me 6 hours for other things.

    It was much different when I worked 10-12 hours a day. I was mostly a weekend warrior then.
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  • RelampagoRelampago Member UncommonPosts: 422
    I am 47 years old.  Have been gaming since the original Atari.  When I can line up the time I can easily do a 12-18 hour session.  I usually do those sessions straight in one game which is usually a RPG, if not then a strategy game.
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  • JackQuinnJackQuinn Newbie CommonPosts: 5
    edited October 2020
    Well, to be honest, i was always kind of addicted to video games. However, during the pandemic i started to play way too much. I mean it was like more than 12 hours a day. I was playing literally everything. Call of Duty Warzone, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption, Forza Horizon, The Crew 2, everything. I also played a lot of CS:GO. So i decided to stop, i thought it is just exaggerated already. However, i couldn't even expect that such a simple game as among us will bring my addiction back. I mean, i even got hacks from https://wallhax.com/hacks/among-us/, so i get every skin in this game. Just do not understand why i like it so much.


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  • Fritz123Fritz123 Member UncommonPosts: 18
    I used to play a lot more. Don't really find anything out there currently to be very appealing, so I hardly play at all now.
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  • ChildoftheShadowsChildoftheShadows Member EpicPosts: 2,161
    I wish I could find a game that had the capability to suck me in for 2 hours a day let alone 12.

    I find myself working more and more... (self employed so that's not a bad thing)
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  • DibdabsDibdabs Member RarePosts: 3,107
    There are no games that would keep me occupied for more than an hour at a time these days.  Maybe total burnout or something.  I have Steam and Epic games I've bought and that I haven't even run at all, but at least they're there if I get interested in games again.
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member LegendaryPosts: 9,457
    Most of the games I play now are browser based Idle games....They require very little playing, just have to check once in awhile to manage them. Of the games I actually play, I probably play about 2 hours a day.
    AlBQuirky
  • Hawkaya399Hawkaya399 Member RarePosts: 620
    edited October 2020
    On workdays, I'm lucky to get one to three hours, sometimes I don't play anyting at all. On my days off, I don't have much to do, so I might play off and on all day, maybe several hours, or maybe not. I don't play as intensively as I used to. I get more worn down the longer I sit. I think I play better at the start, and it just gets worse with time.

    19 years ago I was playing EQ up to five hours on workdays. I can't see myself doing that now, even on days when I'm essentailly part time. I think most of the reason is I was younger, and also I, being older now, have higher aspirations for myself, and want to see myself doing other things, evne if I have the time.

    Honeslty though I wish everything was ag ame, or alternatively just a social meeting place or whatever desired. I wish when people died they just respawned, or if you're sick of how life is going you could reroll in a different life, maybe even in a different universe.

    For all intents and purpose I really believe that's the direction we're going. People don't like to die. We don't like to see anybody or anyting die.  And everybody likes to play games, they just disagree which games to play and how long. Maybe it's a stretch to say everyting could be a game, but with the possible capacity to program everything, including matter and energy and everytign else, at atomic or subatomic or quantum or interdimensional levels, everything around us, including our universe, becomes a program for us to mold. What will that program be. Who or what will own the rights to it. I do believe, despite all historic evidence to the contrary, humanity believes in sharing its fruits with everyone and everything, and so ultimately attaining some measure of peace and blessings for all things. In all that, hopefully individual peoples will be able to live in a fashion similar to that above, or to wahtever desired. It might not happen for hundreds or thousands or millions or untold eons of years, or maybe humanity is destroyed, but I think there's a good ahnce it'll happen for someone who unlocks the deepest secrets of the code of existence.
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  • vegetableoilvegetableoil Member RarePosts: 766
    No, wait until you have children, if games are still a priority then you have a problem. Unless you plan to be celibate.
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  • NeanderthalNeanderthal Member RarePosts: 1,861
    I do believe, despite all historic evidence to the contrary, humanity believes in sharing its fruits with everyone and everything, and so ultimately attaining some measure of peace and blessings for all things.

    I won't comment on your vision of programming reality but I have to say you are overly optimistic in your assessment of the human race.  I've seen too much of the sh-tyness of the human race to agree with the part I quoted.
    AlBQuirky
  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Member RarePosts: 3,294
    Not since college, 25 years ago.
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    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • HazenXIIIHazenXIII Member UncommonPosts: 130
    I'm pretty sure 12+ hours A DAY constitutes the "addiction" label. Not remotely healthy. I game every day, like most of us here I'm sure, but my biggest binges were in SWG in the mid-2000s. I was 15-17 years old at the time and played that game religiously, but the most I ever spent in it at one time was MAYBE 8 hours on very rare occasions (guild events probably). 12 hours a day is nuts, regardless of what your other real life responsibilities are.
    AlBQuirky
  • CoatedCoated Member UncommonPosts: 507
    Those are some pro gamer hours right there. If i remember correctly from the starcraft 2 interviews from the top players, 12-14 hour days were required.
    AlBQuirky
  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 3,223
    Coated said:
    Those are some pro gamer hours right there. If i remember correctly from the starcraft 2 interviews from the top players, 12-14 hour days were required.
    Starcraft 2 is the hardest RTS if not game in the world. You must practice hard, a lot of times, one misclick and game is over. I tend to watch the starcraft esports finals called GSL, very good. 
    Catch me streaming at twitch.tv/cryomatrix
    You can see my sci-fi/WW2 book recommendations. 
  • tieboldmcdonelltieboldmcdonell Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    As a teenager, I played video games for 10-12 hours. My parents scolded me because of that, as I did nothing but play.
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