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post #91 of 103 (permalink) Old 08-21-2018, 06:18 AM
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I'm 50, man and gaming tech, gaming hardware and games themselves, from the most basic of plaformers all the way to triple AAA cinematic RPG's are still my favorite thing to do with my free time; it's actually why I stay completely unshackled by marriage and "chirren" (my time, my money.) ... all so I can game happily on the weekends. It's also why I stay employed. LOL ... I was this way at 15 and I'll be this way at 80 (only 30 more years! [email protected]).

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post #92 of 103 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 04:50 AM
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I started exercising and lifting weights instead. It took a few months but I got addicted to the "high" I feel after these activities. 92 pounds loss over a year, in the best shape of my life, and prefer to go out and meet random new people instead of sitting at home playing games. I can't even stand being indoors anymore. Getting in shape will do wonders both physically AND mentally.

It's an improvement. You are growing up. Embrace it, find new hobbies and meet new people.
Sounds good, but you may still come back. I've been through the outdoorsy phase, the socializing phase, etc, and come back to games. I reckon there's just a limit (different for everyone) to how long you can do something before you want a decent change.
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I started exercising and lifting weights instead. It took a few months but I got addicted to the "high" I feel after these activities. 92 pounds loss over a year, in the best shape of my life, and prefer to go out and meet random new people instead of sitting at home playing games. I can't even stand being indoors anymore. Getting in shape will do wonders both physically AND mentally.

It's an improvement. You are growing up. Embrace it, find new hobbies and meet new people.
I have done the same, and am currently 24 y/o, and in great physical shape, but have not magically gone from being introverted to enjoying 'going out' or anything like that. I still get incredibly bored going out, meeting new people, and engaging in small talk. However, at the same time I am not able to play games and enjoy it for as long as I used to, either.
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Such feeling catches me everytime I trying to play something on PC.. just, after playing 1-2h, I totally lose any interest or fun to the process. This starts to happen with me at 26yo, so now I'm completely switched to mobile gaming, which I can enjoy on the work, or on the way from home to work. As the years pass by, you can start to realize that there are a tons of things in life, which deserve your time, remember that and keep in mind life is shorter than it seems, at least when you was younger.

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Now it seems that everyone just ran out of ideas, take Mario Odyssey for instance, it looks cool but the gameplay is almost completely rips off Spyro from PS1 and Sonic Adventure. I'm not even talking about Ubisoft or EA, it's just vapid money making games devoid of any soul. I can say the same about Witcher, everyone raved about W3 but for me it's just a pubescent fantasy romp with a naked woman in every cutscene, that said W1 which had truly immersed me in it's world and lore. So after 20 years of gaming I'd say my tastes become very picky, I guess the same happened with OP, we literally "saw it all" and nothing really impresses us. Same can be said about music and movies, "times used to be better when music was music and not computer toilet noise with people who can't sing" or "all movies now are bad remakes and sequels or some pretentious hipster crap". It's easy to virtually don an Edwardian suit with a top hat and pretend you have some fine taste compared to the mindless public, but it doesn't help when 99% of games out there just suck.

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I thought I would drop in to OC.net for my yearly visit. Going back to the 'time flies' thing: It's been one and a half years since I posted this. WTH!?

Since the original post I've gone through a phase of hardcore Dark Souls 3 (and then off after a few months), trying the Witcher 3 which I thought I'd love (lasted 1 hour), Battlefield V (lasted about 1 month), and various tinkering on my PC. Strangely, I found that old RTS style games suck me in like crazy - just as they used to. I re-found Majesty 1&2 on my PC and can spend hours on that stupid game. I'm thinking maybe I need to see if some of the old RTS games I used to love have been updated, and if not just buy the old versions. I'm talking games like Age of Empires 2, Civ, Rise of Nations, Stronghold, Homeworld etc.

Real life has still been the main draw and the mountains never get old. The wandering and discovery it entails replaces that feeling I used to have in games.

The other thing I'm interested in is re-building my PC for the first time in 8 years. I was super proud of my water-cooling rig I setup in 2012ish, and I've recently gotten very excited about doing a brand new build in a new case with hard tubing. I'm really looking forward to that - the process of designing, building, tinkering, failing, drawing board, rebuilding is such a draw for me. I've already been using new PC parts in my old loop and it runs great; I just want a new project. The 8700k and 2080ti are fantastic and I shouldn't have to upgrade hardware for quite a long time.

Anyhow, I guess the point is that I still feel the same way as in the original post; it's just that I'm more comfortable with the way things are. Hope everyone is well.

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Since my last post, been the same except work has become more important as I moved up in the ranking. Just want to go home, grab a beer and game after work, or even just listen to music and work out. Going out, that time has come and gone from my early 20's (mind you that I'm 27), because going out means spending money... and it usually ends up being a lot. I would much rather host a beer and BBQ session at home with my friends, and maybe upgrade it to a LAN party. But going out, bars, drinking watered down cheap liquor, no thanks. A brewery trip here and there, but nothing crazy. Mix in a couple of outdoor activities like hiking, shooting sports, fishing, grill at the bay/beach, or any other friend/family hosted event, life is good just like that for me.

Find what's comfortable for you, and what brings out the extra goodness in you while you still feel comfortable. Gaming is comfortable, but doing other activities that doesn't involve big crowds of strangers is fun for me as well. Should I ever go out, once in a blue moon, it'll be for an event, and not out of the whim.

Feels like I went off tangent, but I guess what I'm trying to say is I just extended my reach further than just video games. Added more to my activity list with video games still being #1!

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Quote: Originally Posted by evensen007 View Post
I thought I would drop in to OC.net for my yearly visit. Going back to the 'time flies' thing: It's been one and a half years since I posted this. WTH!?

Since the original post I've gone through a phase of hardcore Dark Souls 3 (and then off after a few months), trying the Witcher 3 which I thought I'd love (lasted 1 hour), Battlefield V (lasted about 1 month), and various tinkering on my PC. Strangely, I found that old RTS style games suck me in like crazy - just as they used to. I re-found Majesty 1&2 on my PC and can spend hours on that stupid game. I'm thinking maybe I need to see if some of the old RTS games I used to love have been updated, and if not just buy the old versions. I'm talking games like Age of Empires 2, Civ, Rise of Nations, Stronghold, Homeworld etc.

Real life has still been the main draw and the mountains never get old. The wandering and discovery it entails replaces that feeling I used to have in games.

The other thing I'm interested in is re-building my PC for the first time in 8 years. I was super proud of my water-cooling rig I setup in 2012ish, and I've recently gotten very excited about doing a brand new build in a new case with hard tubing. I'm really looking forward to that - the process of designing, building, tinkering, failing, drawing board, rebuilding is such a draw for me. I've already been using new PC parts in my old loop and it runs great; I just want a new project. The 8700k and 2080ti are fantastic and I shouldn't have to upgrade hardware for quite a long time.

Anyhow, I guess the point is that I still feel the same way as in the original post; it's just that I'm more comfortable with the way things are. Hope everyone is well.
I've felt this way for awhile, 36. Chivalry medieval warfare has been the last game to keep my attention. I feel like I'm waiting for a new genre to popup. Lately I've been tinkering with my PC instead of gaming. It's my new hobby. I'm using a 40 gallon tote to water cool, I have a extra bedroom and my girlfriend gave me the go ahead to clutter it up all I want . I've been taking off old pc parts, like my 2009 mobo heat sinks and putting them on my GPU with thermal pads. Using a hybrid watercool\remade blower fan design. Challenging myself for the fun of it to implement a fanless case design I thought up while initially pouring over all the old innovations on this forum. Comparing wattage of water heaters, engines n such. Learning about how gravity affects loops, basic, experimental and advanced cooling in almost all regards. Starting from the ground up, but not with hardly any normal parts. It's been a real treat. Alcohol was the only thing keeping my gaming interest at even a mild level. But I cut that out for the better.


Maybe it's something I'll come back too. I'd love to design a game, it's to bad small teams of game devs is kind of a thing of the past. And I would be starting from the ground up. Anyways life goes on. A Diablo 2 mechanic hack and slash MMORPG would be epic. Picture hundreds of barbs\sorcies etc attacking a giant beast. Even dota style maps with your diablo 2 characters, your own items etc as pvp matches. Equip sigon set at lvl xx on and on, with your endless stash against lanes with tons of varying ai combined with players. No gold you can just equip what you previously farmed at different levels. Or both. Seems like everyone is afraid to create anything innovative. Warcraft 3 custom maps rip








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Quote: Originally Posted by evensen007 View Post
I thought I would drop in to OC.net for my yearly visit. Going back to the 'time flies' thing: It's been one and a half years since I posted this. WTH!?
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I'm talking games like Age of Empires 2, Civ, Rise of Nations, Stronghold, Homeworld etc.
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You should know that AoE2: Definitive Edition (2nd official remaster) is releasing in November, this time with fully reworked graphics for 4K! And Homeworld 3 is being worked on, courtesy of Gearbox Software backing the original developers.

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IDK about too old, but I've definitely gone through phases of too busy / too much important stuff to do instead.

IE: sit up all night playing new title, OR sit up all night studying AZURE?

hmmm.

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