Play Time

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Guardian
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This poll's identical to this one from Bioware.com. I'm curious how the Spiderweb numbers are distributed.

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Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #1
I beta tested for the last few months so I got to combine work and play. It also really increased my game time.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Shaper
Member # 32
Profile #2
It used to be more. However, having a full-time job has impacted my play time.

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Lt. Sullust
Quaere verum
Posts: 2462 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #3
I am not sure whether I should count KoL as a game or just chatroom, since I sometimes log in just for the chat, and the times I've stayed up until 2am were usually due to interesting conversations, rather than playing a game for too long.

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Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 6700
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I put a well-made game on the same level as a well-written book, or a well-produced movie (and sometimes higher, as a game's staff must merge elements of the two); meaning also that like a good movie or a good book, once I discover I like it, it becomes very difficult for me to pull myself out of it. My last roommate jokes about how I "swap obsessions" between books and games on a regular basis, and that once I start a title, I don't stop until it's done.
So I play games. A lot.
I also read. A lot.

Games, unlike books, however, have this facinating aspect called "multiplayer", meaning that I can match wits, skills, and luck with my closest friends without any of us having to bring in games from home. And internet gaming gives me a great way to interact with my brother back home.
So I play games. A lot.

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Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 5576
Profile Homepage #5
The amount of time I spend playing games is vastly decreased lately, mostly due to school work. Also, however, I've been devoting more of my free time to making games (Blades and work for my video-game programming class) and making tools to make games (working on AScript and the 3D Editor).

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Überraschung des Dosenöffners!
"On guard, you musty sofa!"
Posts: 627 | Registered: Monday, March 7 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
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I recently got hooked on Settlers III again, but really I've been going almost game-less for most of 2007. Mostly I read or code.

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
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Member # 869
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quote:
Originally written by Lenar:

Games, unlike books, however, have this facinating aspect called "multiplayer"
Clearly someone has never been to an Eye of Argon reading.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Agent
Member # 8030
Profile Homepage #8
21 or more hours sounds like an absurdity, but alas, I've met a few people devote much of their free time to gaming.

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Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #9
I hardly play at all these days, and when I do devote time to computer games, it's either designing for BoA, or Baldur's Gate, which I have rediscovered recently.

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Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

21 or more hours sounds like an absurdity, but alas, I've met a few people devote much of their free time to gaming.
Per week, not per day. That's only 3 hours a day.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Shaper
Member # 32
Profile #11
I'm sure in summers of my youth I managed to get above 40 hours a week. I remember at least one 12 hour session of Diablo II...

[ Tuesday, November 13, 2007 03:09: Message edited by: Lt. Sullust ]

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Lt. Sullust
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Posts: 2462 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Warrior
Member # 8131
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I used to run on far less sleep than I do now. In high school and my first couple three years of college I was able to survive on 4-5 hours a night. Now I need a good 8. As such I had 10-20 more hours available for activities, often devoted to to whatever the latest RPG was. Now I'm almost 25, out of school, needing more sleep, married, often working overtime, doing activities in the community, etc... Gametime is seriously diminished. Every so often I put on a pot of coffee and hammer an all night session. Last week I played GRAW from 10 Saturday night til 7 Sunday morning. The wife is leaving for a craft faire this weekend, A5 is out, can my body handle another all night session so quickly? We'll find out.

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Posts: 145 | Registered: Sunday, February 18 2007 08:00
Guardian
Member # 6670
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Now that I think about it, the time I spend playing tactile games far outweighs the time I spend playing video games.

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Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 2123
Profile #14
Wow, we are all over the bord on that graph. I was suprised to see that there were so many that do 21+ hours a week.

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Rahhar...
Posts: 228 | Registered: Monday, October 21 2002 07:00