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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-24-2003, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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So my 13 year old has been playing StarCraft for a while and wanted me to challenge or play with him on the net (He lives with my x). I'm an old war gamer and thought it would be fun plus be more father son bonding stuff. So I picked it up last Wednesday and started playing single player mode to get a feel so he doesn't just dust me.

I've now come to the conclusion that I'm an even bigger nerd than I thought. I play it late after my wife and 2 year old crash. The game is totally addictive and time consuming to the point that I watched the sun come up Sunday morning while still playing. Come on, I used to do that partying not in front of a computer! I was up to 3 last night and now have a lack of sleep headache, but I still want to go home to finish a level.

Anyone else out there addicted?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-24-2003, 07:55 PM
freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
 
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Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. Whenever I try a new game I lose a LOT of sleep for the next couple of days. By the next week I'm so sick of it, I never play it again until there's dust on the CD.
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Wait until you are playing "just a few more minutes" to finish a campaign and fall asleep forgetting to save your progress, waking to defeat.


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Ahh massive Zerg Swarms. No rest for the loley Marines.

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Yes in my life time how many times have I told my self, 5 more minutes, let me just get to the next save point, or get the next item, or kill the next monster. 4 hours later im passing out going wtf am i doing.

It's all good until you do it often enough and you look around and say, damn I need to clean and pay my bills, maybe get some sunlight!

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2003, 07:56 AM
 
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Warcraft III is better
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I only did this once.

Played Doom in college all night and almost puked from moshion sickness, big monitor.

I actually skipped on going out, it was a saterday.

I relaized that I steped into the gammers world and vowed never again.
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LOL, I played the cracked version, was good, but not a lot of replay value. Now if I could just get myself off EQ. lvl 61 and I still find things I want to do/accoplish in there!
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Starcraft is old school, but I still play it once in a while. It is nice & simple, easy to pick back up and play after it's been gathering dust for a few months. Haven't been back into games for a while, I've been working on the "basket case" this winter....but Starcraft is still good for a run once in a while...
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I sold all my games on ebay a few months ago - my productivity was hurting

EQ scares me and I won't play it - it's worse than crack
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OK, so I was good last night. After staying up to 3 on Friday, 6 on Saturday, 3 on Sunday it got to 11 and the girls were crashing and I just fell over before gettng to the computer. I woke up on the couch. So now I'm awake, alert, refreshed, reenergized and attuned to life. I'm at the office and back to being productive. Where are those Zerg, lemme at um. Oh, Kyle (my 13 year old) does Warcraft too. I guess he's warming me up with StarCraft.

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OK, so I was good last night. After staying up to 3 on Friday, 6 on Saturday, 3 on Sunday it got to 11 and the girls were crashing and I just fell over before gettng to the computer. I woke up on the couch. So now I'm awake, alert, refreshed, reenergized and attuned to life. I'm at the office and back to being productive. Where are those Zerg, lemme at um. Oh, Kyle (my 13 year old) does Warcraft too. I guess he's warming me up with StarCraft.
It's the beginning of the end for ya Bruce! Just wait till you pull another weekend like that, and you lay in bed(When you finally decide to go to sleep) and find yourself restless because you are running scenarios through your head thinking about how you can beat the protos that are trying to take your camp, then you wake up in hte middle of the night in a paniced sweat thinking a zergling was about to run you through!

No....ive never had anything like that happen to me....not ever......not that you can prove anyways!

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This is why I stay away from games cuz I've been there done that and the computer gets enough of my time
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freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
 
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It's the beginning of the end for ya Bruce! Just wait till you pull another weekend like that, and you lay in bed(When you finally decide to go to sleep) and find yourself restless because you are running scenarios through your head thinking about how you can beat the protos that are trying to take your camp, then you wake up in hte middle of the night in a paniced sweat thinking a zergling was about to run you through!

No....ive never had anything like that happen to me....not ever......not that you can prove anyways!

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That hit a little close to home...damn computer games
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That hit a little close to home...damn computer games
I have to admit though, I would much rather have dreams about how to solve problems that I am having in a game rather than work related ones. The stress from a video game is so much easier to deal with....lol you just dont play. Whish I could say that for work!
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Stress at work? Why, you just need a job like mine.

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