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View Poll Results: Will you ever quit gaming
Yes if certain circumstances are met. 9 25.00%
NEVER! I will DIE playing video games! 23 63.89%
Not sure, never thought about it before 4 11.11%
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:28 PM   #1
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Your gaming exit scenario(rage free edition)

So a little bird told me I've been away from home too much. I'm missed and I need to come around more. Talk a spell or two, that sort of thing.

And yes, this is the same thread as before(nuked the first one because tempers were flaring, started a new one with my stupid attitude surgically removed). So I will ask the question once again(with feeling); do you ever see yourself giving up video games? And if so, why?

Me? After a lot of thought, only the death of SP gaming in it's entirety would make me quit. Outside of that, I will be put into my grave with a controller in my hand!
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:59 PM   #2
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I cannot see myself giving up gaming. It is one of the only constants that as been with me throughout my life; Music, gaming and reading.

Even if I was worried that SP games were ever going to stop being made, I feel confident that there is enough out there already that I haven't played that I would be fine.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:01 PM   #3
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I'd just boot up Skyrim and play that until I mastered EVERYTHING!
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:07 PM   #4
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:12 PM   #5
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No level cap and legendary skills? You really could play that game forever.

That is what I mean though. For example I never finished KOTOR and never even played Jade Empire, I can look at my shelf and easily come up with enough to play for year without buying anything new. And that is with the recent purge and not including my steam account. Between finally finishing and playing games I never got around to and replaying old favorites I am not worried about not having the games I prefer available ever.

Something significant would have to change for me to give up gaming, after all these years I am still as passionate and interested as I have ever been.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:14 PM   #6
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I voted maybe because, in true Keck pedantic fashion, that felt the most accurate.

There are plenty of games, the only thing is the time. I've gone six, seven months without playing, but I've always found a way to get back into it. My current life doesn't really allow it, but circumstances change.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:15 PM   #7
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I voted maybe because, in true Keck pedantic fashion, that felt the most accurate.
I COULD complain about the lack of satisfying options in this poll.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:24 PM   #8
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At some point physical limitations will get in the way but until then it’s business as usual.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:27 PM   #9
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I dunno. I don't play nearly as much as I used to at this point since I got married. If we have kids I have no idea where the time would come from.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:49 PM   #10
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I will say sooner than later.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:11 PM   #11
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I COULD complain about the lack of satisfying options in this poll.
There is no pleasing you!
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:27 PM   #12
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:04 PM   #13
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This is like asking if I'll stop reading books, listening to music, going to the theatre.

Not likely. There will always be someone using any art form in a way I want to experience, I think.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:30 PM   #14
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This is like asking if I'll stop reading books, listening to music, going to the theatre.

Not likely. There will always be someone using any art form in a way I want to experience, I think.
I agree. But I have two brothers who quit gaming later in life. They both just lost interest. I've always wondered what killed it for them.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:56 PM   #15
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I agree. But I have two brothers who quit gaming later in life. They both just lost interest. I've always wondered what killed it for them.


Honestly, sometimes it's just that people get busy and fill their lives with other things. Kids, family, a new hobby... sometimes there isn't anything deeper than "it isn't a priority anymore."


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Old 11-16-2017, 03:03 PM   #16
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Honestly, sometimes it's just that people get busy and fill their lives with other things. Kids, family, a new hobby... sometimes there isn't anything deeper than "it isn't a priority anymore."


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Old 11-16-2017, 03:11 PM   #17
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It will always be something I do. I have enough in my collection to last me a couple of decades even if traditional single player games become a thing of the past. That combined with my declining amount of free time, and yeah, I'm good. I won't ever make an exit, I'll always be gaming in some capacity.
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Old 11-16-2017, 05:04 PM   #18
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Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

Seems like a silly idea to have an exit scenario for a hobby you enjoy. If you no longer enjoy the hobby, you will exit it naturally.

I used to love playing the guitar, then one day I put it down and never picked it up again. There was no deep seeded thought process behind it, it just happened.
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I have definitely toned things down and spend way less money and time gaming. I am way more selective and have slimmed my gaming queue down to nearly nothing. So with that in mind, I imagine in the next 10 to 20 years, it will only get "worse". With these pay to win online games, I have effectively stopped playing online shooters. BF1 was the final straw for me. I just do not enjoy them. I do a lot more research and avoid games like Persona 5 that will demand 100+ hours of my time and instead would rather play Blue Reflection which can be finished in under 40 hours. The site How Long to Beat is great. I also imagine things like arthritis and poor vision and hand eye coordination will prevent me from playing most games.
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:50 PM   #20
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Never, unless I'm physically unable to do so. There are certainly stretches where I prefer to do other things and end up not playing anything but I can't see a realistic reason I'd ever decide I'm never touching a game again.
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