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post #11 of 18
I know exactly what you mean. I call it gaming block. Find a game that will grip you, whether it be an MMO, or something else. The only games that could keep me playing for a long time, were WoW, competitive CSS, and Oblivion/Morrowind, and the FF series (played FF10 about 5 times, 9 about 8 or 9, and 8 3 times).

Or just take a break for a really long time and focus on life.
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post #12 of 18
If you lack motivation to play games...go with it. Can't imagine trying to motivate myself to have fun with something optional. As you know, games are nothing but food to feed your entertainment needs. If you've lost interest in games or the games you have then find something else to occupy your time, because it's likely you're just bored of games altogether. Don't be like some of the poor smucks (like myself) who pay for demo's...erm, I mean new games.... that simply either go unfinished, forcing yourself to play through to justify money spent, or never play the game beyond a few minutes only to still fail to re-spark the enjoyment you reminisce about from your gaming experiences.

To sum it up, give gaming a break........or make friends. Having friends to play with or at least chat with while gaming adds that finishing touch (sometimes, minus drama)
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post #13 of 18
As many others have said, online games are lots of fun once you get into them. I don't know if you want to play WoW though, as it tends to be addictive. I played it a lot for a few months(4-6hrs/day) then i quit because i was playing too much. Then i went to playing FPS online, which i liked to play before but i had a PC and free FPS games = lots of hack users. If you are going to try an online game, try to get your friends to play it too. It's a lots of fun forming parties and chatting while you pwn noobs(for me anyways).

Also, when you have that many games your probably going to get in the habbit of playing a game just to beat it and then move on. It happened to me for a bit, and i just totally lost interest in the games i had the moment i beat them, and it even felt like a grind sometimes. So now i just buy 1-3 games a year and play the crap out of them. But i only buy online games because they generally have greater replay value. Right now i'm playing Black Ops, and have been doing so since its release. I have been bored a few times though and took like a week break.

My advice summed up: Get a game, get your friends to get the game, then play it with them.

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Having friends to play with or at least chat with while gaming adds that finishing touch (sometimes, minus drama)
QFT
Edited by nawon72 - 3/31/11 at 10:48pm
post #14 of 18
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The difficulty I'm having is finding one of those games. I hear and see all these accounts of people pouring hundreds of hours into a game, going back for more, etc., but I guess I haven't been able to ever do the same, past what I've already mentioned. I may just have to contradict myself and take that last bit of advice; the summer will probably give me a lot more to do than I'm expecting.

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I suppose it's like I mentioned just above, that I'm hoping for one of those really enticing gaming experiences to come along and surprise me. I don't need it, not by a long shot. But after forming such a connection with gaming, I feel that urge to try to keep the dying flame lit. I haven't been surrounded by real gamers in a pretty long time, and online connections haven't been enough for me since a good few years ago.

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I've flipped through genres, tried a bunch of games. Once in a while, something like Mass Effect 2 comes along that really keeps me in the single player aspect. Or I'll have an experience like the spree I had at one point in which I rigorously played CS:S for a few months straight. I haven't had anything of the sort in a while; I feel a bit starved. I think it's the fact that I can't really find a game to get into, nor have I been lucky enough to find people to share the experience with.

I'm probably hopeless, at least until later this year.
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Maybe you should not worry about gaming so much and focus on the ultimate game: life.
Dude go away, your leading him down the wrong path. The only part of life that matters is playing 1000's of hours of Unreal 3 competitively and hopefully someday for money and telling all your friends about it.


If your goal is not to become like this dude here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098663/, then your doing it wrong. Competitive gaming is where it's at!


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Edited by themadhatterxxx - 3/31/11 at 11:26pm
post #16 of 18
You need friends to troll on multiplayer with, especially over the mic. Now THAT is fun. Need at least another guy in Left 4 Dead or they'll vote kick you.

Oops, did I say that out loud? I mean, uhh, I WOULD NEVER DO THAT and sure games are fun you just need to be in the right mood. Personally I play a bit competitively on Black Ops, and whether I win or lose it's a good time. I like the mechanics of Call of Duty over any other FPS for the most part.

Now I used to be really into Battlefield 2, and I'm rank 31 in Bad Company 2, those are great games too but if you ask me they lack the replay value CoD has. It is largely preference based so I'm not saying this is absolutely true. See if Counter-Strike or TF2 is your bag as well, lots of people are addicted to CSS in particular. (I find it boring myself)

Single-player games, which you seem to be into the most typically don't have a lot of replay value when they're first person shooters. Some do, like Crysis, but even then you'll get tired of it. I recommend going for a sandbox game like Garry's Mod or Minecraft. Or if you'd like to try other genres, pick up some RTS/4X games. Civilization V will give you weeks of fun on SP, or at least it did for me.
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You need friends to troll on multiplayer with, especially over the mic. Now THAT is fun. Need at least another guy in Left 4 Dead or they'll vote kick you.
^^ See this guy here has the right idea. Glad to see we share that NY state of mind.
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Thanks for the input. I haven't been able to really go back to multiplayer without someone to go with, and game's with no real point, like Garry's Mod (which I own) and Minecraft don't keep me interested unless I'm playing with friends. See the recurring pattern?

RTS games lack replayability for me, in the sense that simple strategy changes aren't enough. I was bored of Civ V in a few days.

It seems like no amount of input is going to solve my problem, so back to waiting and filling my time I go.
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