Are you a game addict?

AuthorTopic: Are you a game addict?
Agent
Member # 1993
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Because everybody likes polls and because I wanted to find out how addicted I am, I made this little test.
Feel free to share your experiences.

About myself: I’m a rather affected person (Avernum and skribbane). And I confess that I play even stupid card games like Klondike sometimes – just to calm down :P

Poll Information
This poll contains 10 question(s). 50 user(s) have voted.

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Posts: 1420 | Registered: Wednesday, October 2 2002 07:00
Law Bringer
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Actually, I play games very rarely these days. Significantly more of my time is spent online (on forums as well as just surfing aimlessly).

And yes, games are kind of an escape when I do play them. Usually when I have either some kind of stress problem or something very unpleasant to do. It doesn't make that go away, of course, but it provides a brief relief from that "tunnel perspective".

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Guardian
Member # 3521
Profile #2
The amount of time I spend gaming per week is highly variable- I basically only play when I have something worth my while, and since I don't bother to spend more than twenty-five dollars or so on games per year, there are more than a few dry periods. My main objective in playing a game is to assuage boredom, and as such I don't play when I have anything better to do. Which means I'll never be the loser holed up in his room on the computer while others are partying it up somewhere or even hanging out next door. However, I have been guilty on more than one occasion of playing when I ought to have been at class or doing homework.

In terms of my addictions, gaming hardly qualifies. Alcohol tops the list, although I'm in my early stages of addiction yet. Once I get pangs from abstaining a week, I'll know I'm there. I'm not really sure if any other addictions exist in my life. I'm not a terribly passionate person in general, although when I do really like something (or someone) I suppose I am rather prone to addiction and obsession.

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Posts: 1798 | Registered: Sunday, October 5 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 5437
Profile #3
Some of my answers are different than they would have been a month ago. I played all the Avernum and Geneforge games until I was too bored to even consider opening them again. This was after having played each game multiple times and being able to recite conversations before the NPCs said anything. I liked playing the new games and the scenarios because they were new stories and I didn't know what was going to happen next.

Computer games are an escape from the world. They are a much less harmful method than most people use, assuming school and relationships don't suffer due to lack of doing anything else.

hmm, only one skribbane head huh (thinking back on some past posts)

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Nena
Posts: 2032 | Registered: Wednesday, January 26 2005 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 4214
Profile #4
Computergames do not distract me from my sorrow.

The main aim in a game is triumph. Realising that this triumph would be irrational, however, I do not enjoy playing games. The only reason why I do is a desperate attempt to fight the tedium and emptiness.
Posts: 356 | Registered: Tuesday, April 6 2004 07:00
Agent
Member # 2210
Profile #5
I stick with spiderweb games. Otherwise games would take up too much of my time. Not that Avernum isn't as addictive as Skribbane. I am addicted to Gremlin Merlot! Can't stop drinking the stuff...

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Posts: 1084 | Registered: Thursday, November 7 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 4592
Profile #6
Mostly to forget a little about the world (these days) and because I enjoy the immersion in a parallel world (since. . . a long time).

If I like the game, I tend to play it straight through until I finish it (RPs and Adventure games) or a map or so a day (Strategy), but it doesn't keep me from work or going out (unless it's a really nice game. If Fallout 3 ever comes out, for example, and I like it as much as the previous 2, I'll be playing it straight through, forcing myself to work, but sleeping little (as usual) in between.)

Only addiction I have these days, besides films (I guess seeing every single movie I can, including tons of garbage, may constitute an addiction), I'll have to say cigs.

Hardly ever play a game a second time.

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Posts: 604 | Registered: Sunday, June 20 2004 07:00
By Committee
Member # 4233
Profile #7
I was stuck for the longest time in Khoth's laser maze in ZKR before I realized I had invulnerability potions to use (cursed efreeti!), which actually kept me off away from Blades. Now that I'm past that stopgap, however, I'm back to playing whenever I can. Diplomacy with the Dead will be done soon, and then - the other scenarios!

And to think I purchased my mac to reduce my gaming...
Posts: 2242 | Registered: Saturday, April 10 2004 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 1092
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Macs don't lessen your gaimng expierience. PC's have plenty of problems, more than any person can have. As for the mac, better performance.

PCs=Ford
Macs=Holden

I'd just thought I'd say that.

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Posts: 615 | Registered: Friday, May 3 2002 07:00
Master
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Macs are PCs.

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Posts: 3323 | Registered: Thursday, April 25 2002 07:00
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hmm... is von toast copying my sig?

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Avernum is as addictive as skribbane!!! Withdrawal symptoms are harsh so I just keep playing.
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Posts: 296 | Registered: Monday, September 22 2003 07:00
Agent
Member # 618
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Computer games distract me. They distract my attention from the crap, the misery and the stupidity of the world. Sure, my schoolwork probably suffers from me playing on the computer, when I should be working, but after a few hours work, my brain is pretty useless.

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Posts: 1487 | Registered: Sunday, February 10 2002 08:00
Agent
Member # 1993
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Hey FBM, you changed your name! Epimetheus, the afterwards-thinker? ... what should we think of that? :P

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Posts: 1420 | Registered: Wednesday, October 2 2002 07:00
Master
Member # 4614
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I don't really play games all that much any more. I usually just surf the Internet and post useless posts on these forums in my recently-limited spare time. But yeah, on vacations, my addiction is strong. :)

Everybody should have checked skribbane. :P

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Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Agent
Member # 618
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Yes, after thought.

We should probably think of that that the FBM decided that change is good and wanted to keep up appearances.

Because, like heck, is anyone wanting the real reason.

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Posts: 1487 | Registered: Sunday, February 10 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
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Hi FBM! Nice new name.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Posts: 604 | Registered: Sunday, June 20 2004 07:00