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  1. #141
    Quote Originally Posted by Vyalona View Post
    But you registered an account just to say that? :3
    Hardly. You just have the luck of being the first freak I've communicated with. Good luck on being you.

  2. #142
    Quote Originally Posted by Vyalona View Post
    Why? Why don't I?


    Not literally, clearly. But in the abstract sense. You can't literally kill a dragon, but you can figuratively. That's what life is about. Is entering the dragon's cave and stealing his treasure. That's what we as humans have a burning desire to do. But because most people would rather stay in the safety of their own bubbles, they sought out video games as a way of replacing real adventure. There is adventure to be had in the world, you are just too scared to seek it out.

    At this point I am sure that playing video games is a bad habit. It means you are weak. Yeah we all want to do it, and every now and then, we're weak, and then we have to overcome our weakness and get our lifes back on track, but for the most part you should strive to do something worthwhile.
    You don't know me or my life. You're not a person. You're a condescending robot with no humanity, and I'm done talking with you now.

  3. #143
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    I'll continue playing video games until I die.
    Even if its only 1 hour a day.
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  4. #144
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    I'd never quit gaming entirely. In the past 9 months I quit MMOs for good though. I feel free. Now I play games on my terms when I feel like it.

  5. #145
    i'm gonna keep gaming until i die, which is only about 9 years or so now.

    i love games, they do so many things for me that it's hard to list them all.

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    If you can't prioritize your life to control your video game playing, the games aren't the problem.
    Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries.

  7. #147
    Quote Originally Posted by timberx View Post
    He thinks movies and books are a waste of time, too. Other than self-help books, that is.
    Not entirely. There are movies that can teach you something and there's a big difference between fiction and non-fiction books. Waste of time is a matter of perspective, but you can't argue that reading a book that helps you develop as a human being and improve your life is objectively better than reading a book that entertains you, and that's it. It makes you feel good. That's great. It's a distraction from your awful, boring life. It's escapism. But the moment you put it aside, your life is still just as boring and awful. It's like taking a drug. It's great while the effect lasts. Then it wears off. Sure we all need that stuff from time to time, but that doesn't mean it's a good thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knadra View Post
    That's a terrible argument. You can apply to that every other medium of entertainment for one.
    Yes, I can.

  8. #148
    Video games have been a passion of mine and my favorite hobby. It's been incorporated into my family's lifestyle and they all enjoy it. So, on top of it being a hobby and past time, it's become a family bonding experience and hot discussion topic that keeps us all excited for something and engaged.

  9. #149
    Quote Originally Posted by derpkitteh View Post
    until i die, which is only about 9 years or so now.
    That sounds horrible. Why?

  10. #150
    Quote Originally Posted by Vyalona View Post
    Why? Why don't I?


    Not literally, clearly. But in the abstract sense. You can't literally kill a dragon, but you can figuratively. That's what life is about. Is entering the dragon's cave and stealing his treasure. That's what we as humans have a burning desire to do. But because most people would rather stay in the safety of their own bubbles, they sought out video games as a way of replacing real adventure. There is adventure to be had in the world, you are just too scared to seek it out.

    At this point I am sure that playing video games is a bad habit. It means you are weak. Yeah we all want to do it, and every now and then, we're weak, and then we have to overcome our weakness and get our lifes back on track, but for the most part you should strive to do something worthwhile.

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    Did you only come in here to flame me?
    Not flaming you. Pointing out my opinion on this thread.

    If you came to say goodbye. Then you would have made the initial post that said "I'm leaving video games", explained the why, said farewell and then be done with it.

    But like every other post you make, you'll spend dozens arguing with people or justifying your resolve or reasoning.

    Guess what? You don't have to do that. If quitting video games is just for you, then it's just for you. You say your farewell and then you move on. What this thread REALLY is, is you virtue signaling how awesome you are that you are quitting video games. Why is that important? It should only be important to you. Then you share that later on down the road.

    But, as I said, you have a tendency to come across very disingenuous. And this thread appears no different. That's not flaming you. That's stating a perception that I think others share.

  11. #151
    Quote Originally Posted by Vyalona View Post
    That sounds horrible. Why?
    my own choosing, no need for further details.

  12. #152
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vyalona View Post
    Not entirely. There are movies that can teach you something and there's a big difference between fiction and non-fiction books. Waste of time is a matter of perspective, but you can't argue that reading a book that helps you develop as a human being and improve your life is objectively better than reading a book that entertains you, and that's it. It makes you feel good. That's great. It's a distraction from your awful, boring life. It's escapism. But the moment you put it aside, your life is still just as boring and awful. It's like taking a drug. It's great while the effect lasts. Then it wears off. Sure we all need that stuff from time to time, but that doesn't mean it's a good thing.
    It doesn't have to be one or the other. In fact, I don't think I've ever read a book without intending to do both of those things.

  13. #153
    Oh shit, I totally forgot about Anduin Menethil. I had no idea he came back months ago. This is gold ;D.

  14. #154
    Quote Originally Posted by Knadra View Post
    By what perversion of logic is reading not worthwhile?
    I've never said that.

  15. #155
    Good. You'll get more shit done, and be able to commit to anything that isn't useless. Though, I would just recommend quitting bad video games. That way you only really play once a year for a few weeks at most.

  16. #156
    Quote Originally Posted by Knadra View Post
    It doesn't have to be one or the other. In fact, I don't think I've ever read a book without intending to do both of those things.
    So you've never read fiction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by derpkitteh View Post
    my own choosing, no need for further details.
    You wanna kill yourself in 9 years? Then maybe it is time to stop playing video games now and get your life in order. You just prove my point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakshana View Post
    Not flaming you. Pointing out my opinion on this thread.

    If you came to say goodbye. Then you would have made the initial post that said "I'm leaving video games", explained the why, said farewell and then be done with it.

    But like every other post you make, you'll spend dozens arguing with people or justifying your resolve or reasoning.

    Guess what? You don't have to do that. If quitting video games is just for you, then it's just for you. You say your farewell and then you move on. What this thread REALLY is, is you virtue signaling how awesome you are that you are quitting video games. Why is that important? It should only be important to you. Then you share that later on down the road.

    But, as I said, you have a tendency to come across very disingenuous. And this thread appears no different. That's not flaming you. That's stating a perception that I think others share.
    Why wouldn't I respond to people if they took the time to respond to me? Do you usually do that?

  17. #157
    Quote Originally Posted by SaLiSs View Post
    What a bunch of nonsense.. Spending time doing something you enjoy is not wasted time.

    Doing something better? Like what.
    Like something you don't enjoy, but will be helpful in the long run. Like reading books on business or economy.

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    Delete this post. Misread.
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  19. #159
    Quote Originally Posted by VyersReaver View Post
    Like something you don't enjoy, but will be helpful in the long run. Like reading books on business or economy.
    Sometimes you have to sacrifice the present for the future.


  20. #160
    If you can't show the self discipline to moderate the time spent doing something I doubt you are going to be able to stop it all together UNLESS you replace it with something else...

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