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Addicted to Evercrack/Camecrack

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Marshall Alsup, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. Marshall Alsup

    Marshall Alsup Second Unit

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    Hey I wanted to make a thread where those of you who are addicted to these game could discuss and console youselves [​IMG]
    Top this: My roomate just moved from Evercrack to Dark Age of Camelot (aka Camecrack). He gets up in the morning (if you can call noon the morning) and plays this game until he goes to bed at around 3 or 4am. THATS ALL HE DOES ALL DAY EVERY DAY. He no longer attends his classes except once in a while. He'll go on an exam day, but thats about it. I cant imagine putting this kind of time into a video game. I remember back when I was addicted to CivII and I would play for 5 or 6 hours at a time. Man, I have nothing on my roomate!
    I seriously think his muscles are atrophying from sitting in his computer chair all day everyday!
    So, are any of you this addicted?
    -Marshall
     
  2. Camp

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    I don't think massively multiplayer RPGs are really games. It's like The Sims...only with real time chatting.
     
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  4. Romier S

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    I play Dark Age of Camelot. In fact I run a guild of 30+ in the game. Of course I also have a real life that needs tending so I dont spend a ridiculous amount of time in the game. Usually on average of 5-8 hours a week. If I'm feeling frisky I might ramp that up some.
    Part of the reason I enjoy playing is the community and the true ability to roleplay. I'm an old school D&D head and love to roleplay. I detest people in Everquest or DAOC that run around saying "dude, did you watch the game the other day?"..UGH. When I play I'm in character at all times and it allows me to create a character that is enjoyable to present to others for interaction. I've made allot friends in game that I party and group with for hunting sessions.
    The skill based system in DAOC gives you good incentive to level and the PVP setup they have in the game is quite enjoyable (Balancing issues aside). You'll also find many players and guilds who just enjoy creating stories in game to play out. It can be pretty in depth.
     
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  7. Tim Markley

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    Count me as another DAoC addict. I've been playing it since it came out and have 5 different characters on 3 different servers. I haven't been playing it as much lately though because I've been playing Dungeon Siege.
     
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    I don't think my wife would stay with me long if I decided to try a new MMORPG after my EQ addiction. The fact that you can't pause or just turn the game off is the biggest problem that will keep me from playing one again any time soon. "Wife_001 scowls at you...What do you want your divorce papers to say?" [​IMG]
    Dean
     
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    I played EverQuest for quite some time. I had a 46th level Dark Elf Cleric. Had to drop it because it was getting very boring and time consuming (high level clerics don't do much... Sit, stand, heal, sit, ...). I am though anxiously waiting for Shadowbane to come out, sadly it recently went from "release date first half of 2002" to the very ambiguous "when it's ready" [​IMG]
     
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  14. Marshall Alsup

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    Romier,

    Those are good points, I'm not sure if my roomate plays "in character" or not. It just amazes me that a person can devote all their wakeing time on a game. I've played some great games and I could never do that. I think my roomate is the first true hardcore gamer I've met.

    As an update he's been splitting his time lately between Camecrack and Dungeon Siege. I think he may have spent almost half of his time on DS in the last couple days. I've not seen him cut his playing down (with Camecrack that is) this much in weeks.

    -Marshall
     

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