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How many booked time off for launch?

DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member

Asking my online friends who are planning to play GW2, most of them have sheduled time off work to play the game. Another friend I know booked a whole week off for the wow expansion release in september.

I myself booked monday off for a 3 day weekend, how about everyone else, how many of your potential days in the sun are you investing into the GW2 launch?

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  • JagaridJagarid West Covina, CAPosts: 415Member
    Originally posted by Dragonantis

    Asking my online friends who are planning to play GW2, most of them have sheduled time off work to play the game. Another friend I know booked a whole week off for the wow expansion release in september.

    I myself booked monday off for a 3 day weekend, how about everyone else, how many of your potential days in the sun are you investing into the GW2 launch?

    Two days for me, Monday and Tuesday,

    I get 4 weeks total vacation a year and I figured using 1/2 of one of those weeks (I work 10 hour days, 4 day work week) was reasonable for a game that I am looking forward to more than any game released in the past 5+ years.

    I also think it's pretty awesome that after my 5 day marathon of playing I only have to work 2 days and then it's a 4 day weekend due to the holiday the following week. image

  • EvilGeekEvilGeek londonPosts: 1,225Member Uncommon

    Next Monday is a public holiday here in the UK so have three days to enjoy the head start :)

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  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,975Member Uncommon
    Not me.. *cough* I might be coming down with something though that makes me take a few days off.
  • ajayazirajayazir RC, BCPosts: 108Member
    What's is this so called "booked time off"? Is that what people with jobs do?
  • xmentyxmenty SingaporePosts: 679Member

    No time off since I have a toddler and wife that aggro 24 hrs lol.

    Just play as much as possible when both of them are asleep.

    Pardon my English as it is not my 1st language :)

  • KrossliteKrosslite Folsom, PAPosts: 317Member
    I work 3rd shift so i am already off friday night. But I did make Sunday nite a vacation day

    A MMO is like life. It is something to cherish and enjoy upon in it journey. So why race to the end of it. In life at the end you die.

  • tank017tank017 Glendale, CAPosts: 2,192Member

    lmao...

     

    people actaully take time off for a game?

     

    thats ridiculous,no wonder people cut through MMO's in a matter of weeks....or should I say in a matter of sick days?

  • MikeJezZMikeJezZ HillerødPosts: 1,197Member

    Im surprised that people take time off for playing Guild Wars 2. I really look forward to this game, its great and all that...

     

    But seriously? Its getting opened here saturday morning (Denmark), and that means i have both saturday and sunday to play this game. I will look forward to get free from my work so I can get home and play it, but I dont want to play it" to death" the first couple of days.

     

    This game doesnt punish you, if you dont live in Tyria.

    Playing ATM: Elder Scrolls Online, Diablo 3
    MMO's shelted: Check my mmorpg profile
    KICKSTARTED: Camelot Unchained. (250 USD)

  • WeretigarWeretigar winifrede, WVPosts: 609Member
    Yeah I got sat/sun off as always. Probally be able to come back on thursday
  • pratikrath86pratikrath86 Abu DhabiPosts: 79Member

    Cant unfortunately .. this game released a week too late .. just got done with a month of almost no work and then tommorow finishing a 4 day weekend .... Due to Ramadan and Eid ( Islamic Holidays + Living in the middle East) ... if only the game had released a week earlier i would have taken more than a few days off with no consequences at work. 

     

  • RaekonRaekon AugsburgPosts: 553Member

    I don't work at weekends and since it starts at saturday everything is good. :)

    However, I took payed vacations for monday, tuesday and wendsday cause I have a few other appointments and for the game additionaly.

    5 days to go! :)

  • JagaridJagarid West Covina, CAPosts: 415Member
    Originally posted by tank017

    lmao...

     people actaully take time off for a game?

     thats ridiculous,no wonder people cut through MMO's in a matter of weeks....or should I say in a matter of sick days?

    Why do you think it is ridiculous?

    Isn't the point of paid vacation so that you can relax and enjoy yourself?    Isn't the point of gaming to relax and enjoy yourself?

    I'm not seeing how the two are anything but compatable.  Please enlighten us to how you see there being some kind of alignment issue between them and what is a "better" way to spend vacation time if you are a avid gamer?

  • HonnerHonner SydneyPosts: 504Member
    Well the game release at 5pm saturday here :) that's just fine for me.
  • CohasCohas Savannah, GAPosts: 145Member Uncommon
    My Wife a daughter are going out of town that friday night before head start, I have also taken time off work the monday and tuesday.  So I get 4 days of just pure play time

    Have No Fear Cohas is here!!!
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  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Loke666
    Not me.. *cough* I might be coming down with something though that makes me take a few days off.


    You baddy its your faulth healt costs increased so much !!!!!!! slacker !!

    j/k :)


    Come October i need to undergo a surgery on my Knee, will be a tuff operation but right know i cant even walk properly without massive pain.

    So i have alot of free time xD

    Then its 6 months of heavy work to learn to walk again so dunno if i can even play GW2 :(

  • KanubisKanubis SouthamptonPosts: 112Member
    The opposite for me - away for 10 days on business, leaving on Friday. At least the early DEs shouldn't be such zerg-fests by the time I start I suppose!
  • delete5230delete5230 Posts: 2,958Member Uncommon

    All week.....Really really need a vacation anyway, it's been a year.

    I have a bad habit of planning things to do with people, but not this time.......I'll keep my mouth shut, and make no plans but to play and go to the gym.

  • faxnadufaxnadu HelsinkiPosts: 940Member Uncommon
    used my remaining 9 days of holiday that were unbooked this year, so yes im guilty for booking time off at launch =p
  • FaderonFaderon KristianstadPosts: 4Member

    I took the entire week after launch off.

    I figured I had to, since if I wouldn't have, then I would just sit at my computer at work, thinking about the game, and not produce anything at all for the entire week...

    And that's pretty bad, considering I am the System Architect and Lead Developer for the company's main system.

  • ScivaSciva NonePosts: 299Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by tank017

    lmao...

     

    people actaully take time off for a game?

     

    thats ridiculous,no wonder people cut through MMO's in a matter of weeks....or should I say in a matter of sick days?

    People take time off so they can go to an island, get trashed and probably catch somthing nasty.

     

    Now tell me that taking time off for somthing you find fun is bad again.

  • IstrebiteIIstrebiteI SpbPosts: 266Member
    Took two weeks off. What, you guys outside Russia arent entitled to a one month per year paid holiday? Well, i used half of mine this year to get two weeks after launch vacated for Guild Wars 2. Whats wrong with that? Should i have preferred lying on some God forsaken beack doing nothing except swimming and getting sunburned and eating local cuisine? I prefer intellectual and involved vacations, so Guild Wars 2 is one of them for me.
  • FaderonFaderon KristianstadPosts: 4Member
    Originally posted by Sciva
    Originally posted by tank017

    lmao...

     

    people actaully take time off for a game?

     

    thats ridiculous,no wonder people cut through MMO's in a matter of weeks....or should I say in a matter of sick days?

    People take time off so they can go to an island, get trashed and probably catch somthing nasty.

     

    Now tell me that taking time off for somthing you find fun is bad again.

    You've just unlocked the Logical Internet Hero achievement!

  • FaderonFaderon KristianstadPosts: 4Member
    Originally posted by IstrebiteI
    Took two weeks off. What, you guys outside Russia arent entitled to a one month per year paid holiday? Well, i used half of mine this year to get two weeks after launch vacated for Guild Wars 2. Whats wrong with that? Should i have preferred lying on some God forsaken beack doing nothing except swimming and getting sunburned and eating local cuisine? I prefer intellectual and involved vacations, so Guild Wars 2 is one of them for me.

    In Sweden we get 5 weeks payed vacation!

    I think it's mainly the USA that has 2 weeks.

  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member
    I have the full week off and a fairly light schedule the week after that. Then I'll need to moderate my GW2. However, for those two weeks? I'll be playing it like it was my job, a very fun job exploring a beautiful, far off land. :)

    Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated
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  • JagaridJagarid West Covina, CAPosts: 415Member
    Originally posted by Faderon
    Originally posted by IstrebiteI
    Took two weeks off. What, you guys outside Russia arent entitled to a one month per year paid holiday? Well, i used half of mine this year to get two weeks after launch vacated for Guild Wars 2. Whats wrong with that? Should i have preferred lying on some God forsaken beack doing nothing except swimming and getting sunburned and eating local cuisine? I prefer intellectual and involved vacations, so Guild Wars 2 is one of them for me.

    In Sweden we get 5 weeks payed vacation!

    I think it's mainly the USA that has 2 weeks.

    In the USA it actually depends on where you work and how long you have worked there.  Most companies start you at 1 or 2 weeks and then give you 1 extra week for every 3-5 years you work for them.  Capping you at 4 to 5 weeks.   Some companies are stingier than that though, and others are even more generous.  My father had 8 weeks of vacation per year when he retired, for example...but my company stops give you more after you earn 5 weeks at 15 years.

    Also, if you work for the US government, you get more days off than you work each year..... >.<

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