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Filthy, Dirty, Rotten, Scumbag Malingerers

NorseGodNorseGod Member EpicPosts: 2,634
Who here has called in "sick" to play a MMORPG on release day?

When was the last game you've done that?

If it's been a long time, does that say anything about the state of genre?

Mine was SWG. Yes, I think that says something about the state of the genre.
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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,540
    While it isn't necessarily an MMO, I made the mistake of calling in for two days straight during the Diablo 3 launch thinking they would fix that error. But I ended up getting to play it a total of like an hour in that two day period. 
    Torval
  • NorseGodNorseGod Member EpicPosts: 2,634
    While it isn't necessarily an MMO, I made the mistake of calling in for two days straight during the Diablo 3 launch thinking they would fix that error. But I ended up getting to play it a total of like an hour in that two day period. 
    Same happened to me with SWG and AO when they launched.
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  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    I got all you guys beat. I brought my gaming laptop to my office and "worked" around (well tried to at least) launch day of Archeage.

    My name is FlyByKnight and I am a scumbag malingerer. :D
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  • mmoloummolou Member UncommonPosts: 241
    I do not call in sick, I have a gaming PC in the office
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  • xD_GamingxD_Gaming Member EpicPosts: 2,499
    edited October 2019
    never done that, it is irresponsible . Now going to see Metallica on the Million Decibel March Day for a free concert in Philadelphia; that's a different story ;)
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  • NorseGodNorseGod Member EpicPosts: 2,634
    edited October 2019
    mmolou said:
    I do not call in sick, I have a gaming PC in the office
    Same. :smiley:
    (wasn't always the case)
    mmolou
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,058
    SWTOR (early access).

    Mad props for a clever post heading.
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    EQ1, EQ2, SWG, SWTOR, GW, GW2 CoH, CoV, FFXI, WoW, CO, War,TSW and a slew of free trials and beta tests

  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    mmolou said:
    I do not call in sick, I have a gaming PC in the office
    NorseGod said:
    mmolou said:
    I do not call in sick, I have a gaming PC in the office
    Same. :smiley:
    (wasn't always the case)

    mmolouNorseGod
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,058
    Amathe said:
    SWTOR (early access). Took my two week vacation lol.

    Mad props for a clever post heading.

    EQ1, EQ2, SWG, SWTOR, GW, GW2 CoH, CoV, FFXI, WoW, CO, War,TSW and a slew of free trials and beta tests

  • alkarionlogalkarionlog Member EpicPosts: 3,303
    you guys know that don't work if your boss also follow such things right?

    and yes i'm that boss, I don't even call sick when i'm, why I will not go to work just to play a game who will wait for me anyway?
    FOR HONOR, FOR FREEDOM.... and for some money.
  • xD_GamingxD_Gaming Member EpicPosts: 2,499
    edited October 2019
    I was there :P 
    Estimated 100k people, altogether from the parking lot , surrounding street and i-95 bridge.  I was about 250 feet stage right on the edge of the massive mosh out in the center.
    saw more breast at this then a strip club lol 
    NSFW Metallica Concert


    Post edited by xD_Gaming on
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  • IlayaIlaya Member UncommonPosts: 659
    Not for sick tbh, but took days of vacation for it. And it is that loooong ago, that i can't recall what it was. I think it was DaoC.....but i'm not sure anymore. F*** im to old :blush: :smiley:
  • noxaeternusnoxaeternus Member UncommonPosts: 20
    Called in sick a long time ago for Everquest (pre Kunark). Have taken vacation for certain launches since.

    E: 86% S: 53% A: 40% K: 20%

  • kryntokkryntok Member UncommonPosts: 77
    Interesting question! For many MMO launches I was still in School, and they launched during summer. SWG, Shadowbane, EQ2. 

    I DO rememeber missing work for SWTOR and Darkfall. Darkfall being the last time I have done it.

    As far as the state of the genre, I think its partly the games and partly us. For instance I just cant see myself dedicating that much time to SWG or Darkfall anymore like I used to. I do crave that feeling again though and I hope one day a game comes to light that brings me back.
  • NeblessNebless Member RarePosts: 1,415
    Never.  I've played before work on occasion, but have never stayed home just to play a game.

    SWG (pre-cu) - AoC (pre-f2p) - PotBS (pre-boarder) - DDO - LotRO (pre-f2p) - STO - GnH (beta tester) - SWToR - Neverwinter

  • donzin08donzin08 Member UncommonPosts: 19
    you guys know that don't work if your boss also follow such things right?

    and yes i'm that boss, I don't even call sick when i'm, why I will not go to work just to play a game who will wait for me anyway?
    What does this even say?
  • xD_GamingxD_Gaming Member EpicPosts: 2,499
    donzin08 said:
    you guys know that don't work if your boss also follow such things right?

    and yes i'm that boss, I don't even call sick when i'm, why I will not go to work just to play a game who will wait for me anyway?
    What does this even say?
    That taking a day off doesn't work if the Boss is a gamer too.
    There is a multiverse inside our minds which millions live.
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,117
    EverQuest. Not on release day, but once I found the game.

    I called in "sick" on September 11, 2001 (9-11 as it is also known as). My boss called me at home and asked if I had my TV on. I said yes and we just sat on each end of the phone, stunned at what was happening on our TVs.
    Amathe

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  • 3dom3dom Member RarePosts: 889
    I've changed region / city because electricity supply was unstable and didn't let me play Dark Age of Camelot for two weeks back in 2001. Does that count?

    Thank you for your time!

  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,205
    I can neither confirm nor deny that I have done or not done that due to games and/or hangovers.
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  • SheldonTreverSheldonTrever Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    edited October 2019
    Well how does that really work with that?
    dkt nsw
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,117
    Iselin said:
    I can neither confirm nor deny that I have done or not done that due to games and/or hangovers.
    Are you a Government worker? LOL

    - 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


  • NorseGodNorseGod Member EpicPosts: 2,634
    3dom said:
    I've changed region / city because electricity supply was unstable and didn't let me play Dark Age of Camelot for two weeks back in 2001. Does that count?
    >power outages
    >DARK AGE of Camelot

    Taking immersion to a whole new level.
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