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Title: Too much gaming
Post by: SilentFyre on August 03, 2005, 01:38:41 am
I know it is a crazy thought, but it can happen. I'm am asking everyone here who plays any sort of video game/game or even watches so much of one show that it affects their daily lives.

I play World of Warcraft like no tomorrow. I am not afrad to say it. I am addicted. I have gained so many great friends through this game. But right now that isn't the topic.

So one evening after playing WoW for many many hours, I sit down to find something on the television. I flip over to MTV on accident and a music video is just beginning. Too lazy to change the channel, I keep watching. What happens is that this guy is walking into a party. So pretty much my brain registers some guy walking into a people infested house. The back of my mind automatically think, "Jesus this guy is so stupid. He is going to aggro EVERYTHING. I hope he is high enough level or has some support to back him up, or he is so ganked."

I blinked a few times, realized what I just thought and turned off the television. I promptly went to bed, hoping that never happened again.

My friends have caught themself asking 'How much silver is it?" before.

My best friend was trying on clothes with her mom and the shirt was too small. She almost said, "What's the next level?" I was like, "I would so say, "What stats does it have?" to see if it was worth looking like a tard."

That's it. >.>
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: Xepher on August 03, 2005, 05:27:29 pm
I hear ya... I play (or used to) a lot of flightsims and such. Also, had a bit there was I was playing a lot of desertcombat/battlefield. As such, everytime my car crests a hill, I keep trying to pull back on the wheel to lift off. I was driving back in a major storm the other day and it starts hailing. As it hits the car, my first reaction is to look for the guy gunning me, then to relax because "it's only small arms fire, so I'm safe in this vehicle." Another one that happens to me all the time is when I see some stereotypical "target" like a tanker truck or some such. I always find myself trying to switch to the SMAW. Also, I have a bad habit of scanning for snipers anytime I see an obvious place like a bell tower, or a dormer window. I also have a habit of trying to find the most "defensible" table when I eat at a resturant. Then again, I've been doing that last one since I can remember... long before I ever played a video game. Just some instinct in me that says it's stupid to have your back to the crowd or to not have an easy exit planned in advance.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: griever on August 03, 2005, 08:48:19 pm
Wow...the most I've said is, "Whatcha wanna kill?" from the orcs in Warcraft II, but it was jokingly.  My friends and I sometimes classify ourselves according to the Final Fantasy classes....  And sometimes, when I'm trying to convince someone to do something with the group, I tell them that it's, "Fun +2".  But it's all in conscious joke...I think.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: Ashley_Rose on August 04, 2005, 01:57:41 pm
Mostly, we watch movies, and say, oh, wow, he rolled an awesome tumble and acrobatics! or, and that would be him, blowing a bluff check, similar things like that. We'll walk around talking about it, saying things like, oh, I rolled a bad balance check, or Wow, my dexterity sucks.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: Databits on August 04, 2005, 04:23:27 pm
That's a tad closer to what I do. Considering I'm a Kanar addict and WoW. But I've never really referenced anything out of WoW. From Kanar however, It ususally takes me about a week to stop speaking in ren-style after an event. So when my mom asks me a question and I say Aye instead of Yes...

I've also done the whole +# to __________ thing many times. Sometimes I'd do a, "What are you doing! You gain a +2 to your stupid." type thing.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: Lei on August 05, 2005, 04:01:11 pm
data... just... no XD

 The worst I've come to was dreaming I was actually in the world, which is usually sorta merged with my own, and I just kinda run around doing things that I do in a 3-d version. Thank god they only least a couple scenes at a time :D
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: tickyhead on August 05, 2005, 07:20:16 pm
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The worst I've come to was dreaming I was actually in the world, which is usually sorta merged with my own, and I just kinda run around doing things that I do in a 3-d version. Thank god they only least a couple scenes at a time
XD yeah, that's usually as far as I've gotten too. The only time I can remember it actually affecting my life was when a friend and I started shouting RO references at a baseball game, but that was just for fun.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: Lei on August 25, 2005, 09:35:44 pm
Ah... I just replaced "age" with "level" for the first time yesterday.

Brother: Don't you think Dad should retire?
Me: What the? Where did that come from? Besides, he's not at the right level... age yet.

Random conversation snippet.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: thefemnazi on August 28, 2005, 04:46:59 pm
I did it at work the other day.  I was working a cash register and ran out of change.  When my bossed asked me why I waited until I was totally out, I told him the damsel in distress act would give me a charisma bonus.  He laughed so hard he snorted a couple times.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: DC Bueller on September 11, 2005, 03:23:58 am
...I watch time attack videos, eating popcorn and drinking pop...I even let them play into my sleep, meaning I have some really tripped up, mixed up dreams (such as when Belmont was jumping on some Koopas while Mario was whipping some zombies).  I never really thought anyone would beat Zelda's SNES Link to the Past in less than many, many hours...but apparently you can do it in less than five minutes (and yes, everyone else said B.S. before and after they watched that video).
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: DC Bueller on September 11, 2005, 03:25:17 am
Oh, and can't help but say things like, "You totally fumbled your Spot check there, boyo."
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: Gwyn on September 11, 2005, 03:30:58 am
I had a RPG dream once, I think I posted it here. I'll go into detail if you like but the funniest part was when I healed everyone of their DRNK status so we could go to another party.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: DC Bueller on September 11, 2005, 03:38:06 am
Oh goodness...I could use a bit of that from time to time...not for me, but for the way too many DRNK parties we have...nothing like a Drunken Master roleplaying his drunkenness, that's for sure.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: Tafkae on September 14, 2005, 01:07:04 am
I've had it where my friends and I went to Six Flags as if it were an RO leveling excursion...

Also I've found myself envisioning my Hunger and Social bars going up while I eat dinner with people.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: Phelerex on September 14, 2005, 01:12:00 am
i'm totally addicted to the zelda games. i even figured out how to play zelda's lullaby on my clarinet.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: thefemnazi on September 14, 2005, 02:01:34 am
Sweet!  I once mastered the sad part of FF7 on my french horn....but I'd forgotten it the next day.  Stupid ADD.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: Databits on September 14, 2005, 02:18:33 am
Quote from: Phelerex
i'm totally addicted to the zelda games. i even figured out how to play zelda's lullaby on my clarinet.
I made the hylian shield as a larp shield. It's a scaled up design that I printed out, then I made each individual shape, got the correct colors of duct tape, cut and heat molded the plastic base into the correct form, then padded it and did placement of the patterns. Now I just need to make the master sword... but I'm waiting until I master the arts of latex weapons... then I'll remake my shield, and make the master sword!

Rock on Zelda!
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: DC Bueller on September 14, 2005, 03:58:59 am
I went around with my friend, myself with my big wooden sword I got from Med Fair, and another friend who made his own set of bow and arrows...and we got stopped by the cops because they were called by someone, saying there was someone playing Cowboys and Indians outside... ::smacks forehead::
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: Databits on September 14, 2005, 04:02:01 am
One time during a practice session at my friends house using padded weapons someone called the police on us thinking it was a gang fight. After the police came, not 1 car but 2, and we showed them that the weapons were padded and safe, they just wen't, "well those are kinda neat" and left. lol
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: Xepher on September 14, 2005, 04:40:30 pm
We used to ditch and duel with Amtgard weapons (aka "padded sticks") in the school parking lot when we'd take a break during robotics. Security guard thought we were fighting, drives up in her golf cart and then as she gets close realizes it's some sort of sport. She watches for a few minutes, then shakes her head and drives off. I kinda miss those days.
Title: Too much gaming
Post by: thefemnazi on September 14, 2005, 11:57:18 pm
I wasn't a gamer in high school.  It was a sad time for me.  And everyone knew it, cuz I WAS a drama queen.