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Anyone else feel that MMOs are a HUGE waste of time?

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  • Dren_UtogiDren_Utogi OuterSpacePosts: 1,708Member Uncommon
    pvp fixes bordom

    reviews are !@#$ing stupid. Play what you love.

  • GhavriggGhavrigg Halifax, NSPosts: 775Member Uncommon

    MMO's are entertainment, and a life without entertainment is not a life worth living.

    If you feel it's a huge waste of time, then don't play them anymore. Get out and enjoy other aspects of life that don't ring as a waste of time in your mind.

    If it makes you happy for even a short amount of time, it's not a waste of time. If you feel you're addicted to the genre in theory, but aren't actually into the games themselves, then it's probably time to move on. Personally, I don't really find current MMO's overly fun, but I have an addictive personality, and I've been playing them for so long, I'm just on here checking to see what's up all the time. I haven't really played any MMO's in a long time becuase I always end up trying them and getting bored quickly. I was hoping GW2 was gonna be the end to that, but I ended up getting tired of that game within a month and now I'm back in MMO limbo.

    I just basically go out and have a life, and when I'm bored, I try to find an MMO that's worth playing, and if I can't, I just play my PS3. :P

    I think I'm actually more interested in fun PS3 games with an online component nowadays, rather than a full blown MMO's.

  • CorehavenCorehaven Colorado Springs, COPosts: 1,538Member
    Originally posted by Lienhart

    I've clocked an absurdly high amount of hours into MMOs from WoW to Final Fantasy XI. After recently switching to a much more expensive hobby (supersport track days), I'm feeling the need to slap my face for wasting so much time on a hobby that amounts to having nothing to show for in the real world.

    Anyone else ever feel the same way?

     

    I can think of a bigger waste of time. 

     

    Posting on an mmo forum about what a waste of time mmos are.  I can't think of a bigger waste of time than that.  Of all the pointless things a person might do, that's right up there. 

     

    So you've topped yourself.  Congratulations. 

  • Cochran1Cochran1 Eden, NCPosts: 456Member
    It's no bigger waste of time than any other hobby out there. I mean gaming in general is just a waste of time for the majority of people, that's what hobbies are for wasting free time. As for being constructive that depends on the person as well as what they choose to fill their free time with.
  • MagiknightMagiknight McKinleyville, CAPosts: 782Member
    Instead of your new hobbie lets say that you picked up gambling. Lets say you eventually lose 60,000 dollars over seven months. If you had kept playing MMOs you might have never gambled. In this case MMOs might be life saving.
  • tupodawg999tupodawg999 LondonPosts: 724Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lienhart

    I've clocked an absurdly high amount of hours into MMOs from WoW to Final Fantasy XI. After recently switching to a much more expensive hobby (supersport track days), I'm feeling the need to slap my face for wasting so much time on a hobby that amounts to having nothing to show for in the real world.

    Anyone else ever feel the same way?

     

    I feel the time i spent in mmorpgs is better spent than the time i spent watching TV before mmorpgs - although not as good as some of the other alternatives. However most of those better alternatives e.g. hiking, i *couldn't* do most of the time anyway e.g. worknights, so the best comparison is with things like TV.

  • ScarfeScarfe londonPosts: 281Member
    Anyone else feel that work is a huge waste of time?  It gets in the way of all the better things I could be doing.  

    currently playing: DDO, AOC, WoT, P101

  • LienhartLienhart Markham, ONPosts: 635Member
    Originally posted by Scarfe
    Anyone else feel that work is a huge waste of time?  It gets in the way of all the better things I could be doing.  

    Get a different job.

  • LienhartLienhart Markham, ONPosts: 635Member
    Originally posted by tupodawg999
    Originally posted by Lienhart

    I've clocked an absurdly high amount of hours into MMOs from WoW to Final Fantasy XI. After recently switching to a much more expensive hobby (supersport track days), I'm feeling the need to slap my face for wasting so much time on a hobby that amounts to having nothing to show for in the real world.

    Anyone else ever feel the same way?

     

    I feel the time i spent in mmorpgs is better spent than the time i spent watching TV before mmorpgs - although not as good as some of the other alternatives. However most of those better alternatives e.g. hiking, i *couldn't* do most of the time anyway e.g. worknights, so the best comparison is with things like TV.

    I've heard this excuse many times back when I used to PT clients.

    I run through the snow at -10C and ride through thunder storms or till -5C if no ice on my GSXR750. Don't be so soft.

  • DogblasterDogblaster PraguePosts: 491Member

    EVERYTHING is just waste of your time ...

     

    go kill yourself

     

    Now for real ... almost everything is waste of your time, BUT if you enjoy it and it makes you happy thats all what matters :) NO ONE can ever say that playing mmorpgs, games or whatever is less meaningfull that going out with your friends or whaterver. All comes to you and what you enjoy more :)

     

     

  • ThaneThane berlinPosts: 2,230Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lienhart

    I've clocked an absurdly high amount of hours into MMOs from WoW to Final Fantasy XI. After recently switching to a much more expensive hobby (supersport track days), I'm feeling the need to slap my face for wasting so much time on a hobby that amounts to having nothing to show for in the real world.

    Anyone else ever feel the same way?

    everything is a waste of time.

    your live consists of time you waste.

     

    actually even doing stuff in RL is a waste of time.

    earning money? waste of time.

    life is meaningless. it's only meaning is to waste your time. get used to it.

     

    you will waste your time till you ran out of it, then you die. no more time to waste...

     

     

     

    so, i suggest do what is fun to you while wasting your time.

     

    "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

  • DogblasterDogblaster PraguePosts: 491Member
    Originally posted by Thane
    Originally posted by Lienhart

    I've clocked an absurdly high amount of hours into MMOs from WoW to Final Fantasy XI. After recently switching to a much more expensive hobby (supersport track days), I'm feeling the need to slap my face for wasting so much time on a hobby that amounts to having nothing to show for in the real world.

    Anyone else ever feel the same way?

    everything is a waste of time.

    your live consists of time you waste.

     

    actually even doing stuff in RL is a waste of time.

    earning money? waste of time.

    life is meaningless. it's only meaning is to waste your time. get used to it.

     

    you will waste your time till you ran out of it, then you die. no more time to waste...

     

     

     

    so, i suggest do what is fun to you while wasting your time.

     

    This guy ... hes right :)

  • UkihaUkiha BCNPosts: 58Member
    Originally posted by Thane
    Originally posted by Lienhart

    I've clocked an absurdly high amount of hours into MMOs from WoW to Final Fantasy XI. After recently switching to a much more expensive hobby (supersport track days), I'm feeling the need to slap my face for wasting so much time on a hobby that amounts to having nothing to show for in the real world.

    Anyone else ever feel the same way?

    everything is a waste of time.

    your live consists of time you waste.

     

    actually even doing stuff in RL is a waste of time.

    earning money? waste of time.

    life is meaningless. it's only meaning is to waste your time. get used to it.

     

    you will waste your time till you ran out of it, then you die. no more time to waste...

     

     

     

    so, i suggest do what is fun to you while wasting your time.

     

    This.

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member
    Originally posted by Thane

    everything is a waste of time.

    If nihilism was a valid philisophy then nihilism wouldn't matter, thus I can safely reject it from consideration and embrace the essential value of my time.

  • Effin_RabbitEffin_Rabbit Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 772Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eladi

    As mutch a waiste of time as watching tv,  reading books (non education books/tv) or making post about waisted past time on forums. If you feel unsatisfied be a Hero  and act.

     

    I have that book, I found it via http://department.monm.edu/classics/courses/clas230/mythdocuments/heropattern/default.htm

  • EdeusEdeus Stamford, CTPosts: 506Member
    Say what you want, but my hand-eye coordination, and reflexes, are absurdly high! 

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  • DrevarDrevar College Station, TXPosts: 157Member Uncommon

    Being a waste of time is why it is called a hobby, and not a job.

    Many would argue that their job is a waste of time, though...heh.

    All apples are fruit, but not all fruit are apples.

    “If MMORPG players were around when God said, "Let their be light" they'd have called the light gay, and plunged the universe back into darkness by squatting their nutsacks over it.”
    -Luke McKinney, The 7 Biggest Dick Moves in the History of Online Gaming

    "In the end, SWG may have been more potential and promise than fulfilled expectation. But I’d rather work on something with great potential than on fulfilling a promise of mediocrity."
    -Raph Koster

  • ENTR0PYENTR0PY asdfkjasd, CAPosts: 62Member
    Originally posted by maplestone
    Originally posted by Thane

    everything is a waste of time.

    If nihilism was a valid philisophy then nihilism wouldn't matter, thus I can safely reject it from consideration and embrace the essential value of my time.

    Nope you are wrong. Life is a waste of time and so is everything you do. Everything you do is worthless anyway when you die so do whatever you want before you die.

  • cylon8cylon8 lodi, NJPosts: 333Member Uncommon
    mmo's were worth the effort back when people were more social animals that weren't turned off by teamwork to accomplish things......it's kinda why sandboxes don't work in the states and why so many mmos are at their core solo experiences...it's a real shame

    so say we all

  • MyownGodMyownGod SydneyPosts: 205Member
    Originally posted by Lienhart

    I've clocked an absurdly high amount of hours into MMOs from WoW to Final Fantasy XI. After recently switching to a much more expensive hobby (supersport track days), I'm feeling the need to slap my face for wasting so much time on a hobby that amounts to having nothing to show for in the real world.

    Anyone else ever feel the same way?

    Buddy, you have to realize that there is nothing to gain from play mmos or video games. Well technically there is, such as friends and perhaps some knowledge that you wouldn't think of, for such I learnt how to socialize from mmos, I learnt how to trade, or work as a team mates, also decision making.

    Mmos and video games is just another entertainment type, it's like reading a book but without imagination but its more interactive.

    You don't see anyone gaining anything from watching a TV/Movies or reading a book, except the message implemented in it. It is the same as that.

  • GroovyFlowerGroovyFlower RdamPosts: 1,245Member
    Originally posted by Lienhart

    I've clocked an absurdly high amount of hours into MMOs from WoW to Final Fantasy XI. After recently switching to a much more expensive hobby (supersport track days), I'm feeling the need to slap my face for wasting so much time on a hobby that amounts to having nothing to show for in the real world.

    Anyone else ever feel the same way?

    Ive gamed sinds beginning of time and never saw it as a waste of time its my hobby and it always will be.
  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon

    You live only once....at the end of your life just make sure you have done all the things you wanted to do.
    Be it gaming / traveling / collecting / vacations / whatever flows your boat.
    In the end when you die you got nothing to show for anyway.
    you will be burried or burned and no1 will remember you.

    So live life the way you want it and make sure to have fun :)

  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member


    Originally posted by Lienhart
    I've clocked an absurdly high amount of hours into MMOs from WoW to Final Fantasy XI. After recently switching to a much more expensive hobby (supersport track days), I'm feeling the need to slap my face for wasting so much time on a hobby that amounts to having nothing to show for in the real world.Anyone else ever feel the same way?
    I guess if you seek some kind of tangible, real world benefit from playing games, it would indeed be a waste of time. I did not know that games provided this kind of reward, so I never sought that out from my games.

    If it is a hobby for a player and all they seek is enjoyment and pleasure for a little while and find it playing games, I don't think that is a waste of time for them.

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR

  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVPosts: 5,128Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lienhart

    I've clocked an absurdly high amount of hours into MMOs from WoW to Final Fantasy XI. After recently switching to a much more expensive hobby (supersport track days), I'm feeling the need to slap my face for wasting so much time on a hobby that amounts to having nothing to show for in the real world.

    Anyone else ever feel the same way?

    You....are just figuring this out now?

    All games are a massive waste of time, lol. There's a reason it's called a pass-time. It's something people do to pass the time. The only games that are not wastes of time are those that either earn you some kind of real life tangible reward (ie. money), or educate you.

  • GrailerGrailer HamiltonPosts: 876Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lienhart

    I've clocked an absurdly high amount of hours into MMOs from WoW to Final Fantasy XI. After recently switching to a much more expensive hobby (supersport track days), I'm feeling the need to slap my face for wasting so much time on a hobby that amounts to having nothing to show for in the real world.

    Anyone else ever feel the same way?

     

    I know a single guy who spent his whole life working hard , he was a multi millionare .  Unfortunately he died in a car accident last year .

    Do you think he wasted his life working so hard for nothing ?

     

    The point is , if you are having fun while playing the game then you aren't wasting your time.

    MMO's are a way to escape the dull boredom of daily life.  To live the high adventure .

     

    I virtually killed a dragon today , what the fuck have you done lately ?

     

     

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