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Weekend Open Forum: Your worst gaming habits

By Matthew
Feb 3, 2012
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  1. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Back when I just getting started with PC gaming, I used to spend 4-5 hours a day playing Doom and Doom 2. I also spent so much time playing Call of Duty that I eventually finished the game with a Logitech mouse whose teflon feet were so badly battered that I had a hard time aiming at the bad guys. I was so intent on playing that I didn't feel like getting up to look for another mouse. Nowadays, I have more games than I have time to play them with most still in their shrink wrapped covers. Another bad gaming habit I guess.
     
  2. monrayl

    monrayl TS Member Posts: 74

    Haha, I couldn't get enough of Contra on NES when I was little. Those were the days. In fact, I played Contra using an emulator on my pc about 3 months ago lol. On PS1 the games I played the most were: Megaman Legends, Alundra, Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy Vlll (one of the discs were damaged, so I couldn't finish the game though :( )
     
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,283   +157

    Last time i played wow a couple of years ago i had over 100 days /played on 1 char...

    I had 8 chars in total..
     
  4. Used to play on battlefield 2 on the pc a LOT not really played on my pc as much as i used to anymore due to missus not appreciating late night gaming in bedroom but do spend a lot of time playing a strategy called risk factions on ps3 along with battlefield 3 and call of duty black ops/mw3 i sometimes look at the amount of hours played in game and i'm like wow really........
     
  5. scarhcqc

    scarhcqc TS Rookie

    637 hours on Castlevania H.D.
     
  6. I used to play an MMORPG named RF Online. It was a very good MMO with lots of PVP. I got hooked with the PVP experience since my character was the strongest in the guild even though I am not at max level. We've been wreaking havoc all day making farming and levelling spots killing fields. I used to call in sick at work just to play and participate on the chip/race wars since it really made some difference when I am there. After I reached max level, I decided to quit since I was already overspending.
     
  7. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Maniac Posts: 346   +18

    My biggest mistake was trying to farm trash in World of Warcraft like they did in "Make love not Warcraft" to level instead of questing... Took me forever to level that toon although it was a fun time.
     
  8. Reloading after nearly every kill is one of my worst FPS habits. Hundreds, if not thousands of hours playing shooters and I still haven't kicked the habit.
     
  9. DanUK

    DanUK TS Enthusiast Posts: 204   +8

    Played Aion since its release up until december last year (so a bit over 2 years), but spending a LOT of time on that game. Like getting in from work and logging on and playing till I go to sleep, and clocking up some serious weekend hours too. Xfire has my logged hours but I can't access that on my work PC, but it would be in the thousands. Now I don't play it anymore I look back at it and think what a grindy korean piece of crap.

    Unfortunately what weaned me off it is Star Wars ToR, so I've just hopped from one MMO to the other, and am spending just as much time on SW as I did on Aion! I guess the good thing is the PvP is better in SW and its 100 times less grindy, and doesnt strictly demand the same time investment.

    Long story short.. MMOs are dangerous haha.
     
  10. jackal2687

    jackal2687 TS Member Posts: 70   +11

    I was hooked on Counter-Strike from Beta 6.1 to Version 2.0. Then it was Diablo 2 for several years, buying merchandise and everything. Then it was MW 1/2/3, but I am mostly proud of all of it versus ashamed.
     
  11. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    Probably the GTA series. From 2002 when I first saw GTA III on a friend's PC back in 2002 and he installed it on mine, I spent the next five years playing and living in that game and its sequels. If I had a computer capable of running GTA IV I might have continued playing, but after finishing San Andreas I just had to quit; too much of my life and time was being taken up on those games. Other than that, completing SNES RPGs was an addiction for a while in the late 1990s, early 2000s. Harvest Moon, Chrono Trigger, Seiken Densetsu 3, Final Fantasy III... All great games and experiences.
     
     
  12. MapleStory - played for 6+ hours at a time at work and had 11-year-olds ask why a 23-year-old was playing the game...
     
  13. benken2202001

    benken2202001 TS Enthusiast Posts: 155   +16

    I used to love the Settlers games. Settlers 3 and 4 i've played tons of hours. But the new ones had a new format, didn't catch on to me, so i searched for another game and found Knights and Merchants, only to find that the only version available was a torrent copy in dutch. I can't read any of the text, but I found the right button for Random Map.

    Also, I play Skyrim on super easy....
     
  14. Just jailbreak it and throw PSX emulator on it mon frere
     
  15. How can a topic like this not have anyone mention Everquest
     
  16. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    i'm a serial game buyer to then almost never play them ...

    but to the few that got me hooked, MMORPGs are the ones that keep the wify yelling at me (CoX, since 1 year, Aion, DCUO since f2p on PC, purchased/pre-ordered & never unwrapped on PS3 & tried a lot f2p off steam, also bought but then stopped: Champions Online / Rift (may get back to that 1) ...

    other games: Dungeon siege series (en cours...) / Diablo series (still have to finish LOD) ...

    not far than the day before yesterday, the wify asked me if I had but 1 game ... & what are all those silly boxes on my shelf (*sarcasm*) ...

    shame on me ...

    cheers!
     


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