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« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2007, 07:18:50 AM »

I will join ya for Hellgate:  London biggrin
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« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2007, 03:48:31 AM »

I took a day off from work to finish the original Metal Gear Solid.
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« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2007, 06:12:32 PM »

I honestly can't say that I've ever done this. Games have certainly swayed my descision though. If i'm borderline sick and I have a great game I can't wait to play, then I'll stay home.

Actually, I missed a couple classes in college to play NHL games of varying years. I've actually started to use games to kind of pass the time though. Great on commutes. I just downloaded the god of war game on the cellphone and started playing this morning. Surprisingly succinct story and pretty good controls for a phone game. Very impressed, and it certainly helps pass the time on public transportation.
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« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2007, 06:21:17 PM »

I plan on taking a day off work-if working a salaried position (no game in the entire megaverse could make me skip when I work hourly, thats just plan retarded), for Bioshock and Blue dragon, maybe right after BD is released, and spend half day on Bio, and half on BD.
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« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2007, 11:01:30 PM »

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« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2007, 04:26:34 PM »

I know I will be.  This is the first time I've worked a job with a lot of vacation time, and I'm actually now in the "use it or lose it" situation (only so much time will carry over to the next year).
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« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2007, 12:29:30 AM »

Unfortunately, I work a job that involves both a ton of travel and not many days off at all (since they're pro-rated and I started full-time in June, I only get 5 days PTO this year).  They're being saved for a nice vacation to, you know, go somewhere.

I used to skip classes just to chill out and play games all the time, though, and I've missed more than my fair share because of staying up late playing the night before too.
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« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2007, 08:58:30 AM »

Picked up gaming as a hobby when I couldn't work any longer.........So um yeah, never had to do it....
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« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2008, 04:19:35 PM »

Dunno about taking time off of work formally, but the games that have ruined me the most in terms of making me stay up late and be late to work often include:

-Duke Nukem 3D (esp. dial-up modem co-op games  icon_lol)
-Diablo (not Diablo II so much)
-City of Heroes (one day I played on a Sunday evening Task Force until about 5 a.m., I was a wreck at my newspaper job after maybe 3-4 hours of sleep)
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« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2008, 07:05:26 PM »

I remember cutting corners a bit for Everquest waaay back in the day.
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« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2008, 04:18:43 PM »

Several MMOL games. Provided they are not a buggy mess that requires lots of server reboots, a week off gives you time to get ahead of all the other 40-hour work week workers thus making your experience as you progress much less crowded. I have never taken time off for non-MMOL games since they are not effected by other players. i.e. there are no benifits from playing a week straight. I could see the benifits however in multiplayer FPS/RTS games if I was heavily into that.
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« Reply #51 on: January 07, 2008, 04:14:34 PM »

Mass Effect did not turn out to be the game that made me take time off.

COD4 has owned me and the few hours of ME that I played hardly sucked me in. I guess it needs to be played in a block and that's not something I've done yet.
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« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2008, 09:03:09 PM »

I'm taking Jan 18th off to play Magic...

Well, to be more specific, I'm taking Jan 18th off to sleep all day so that I can play magic starting at 6:30pm friday night (3x Lorwyn Draft). That should finish around 10:30pm ~ish. Then some friends and I are going to get late dinner of white castle or dennys or something, then it's off to Morningtide Prerelease for midnight.

Midnight Sealed Deck. (1 Lorwyn Starter, 3 Morningtide boosters). When that's done (or I've scrubbed out) draft until 9am when the next sealed deck starts. Then draft until the end of the day (~6pm or whenever my knees give out).

Go home and get some rest.

Sunday morning - Morningtide two headed giant. Followed by morningtide drafting.

I've set aside $250 from my Christmas bonus for this weekend of gaming heaven. Chances are good that I will spend all of it.

11 days til gaming bliss. I'm excited.
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« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2008, 10:56:15 PM »

WoW when I was addicted to it.
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« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2008, 08:30:55 PM »

Heh people are gonna beat me over the head with a stick for this.

Final Fantasy XI
Back when it was released in Oct-03, and all of us petty little level-nothings were jumping into the level-god Japanese players infested world, I booked a week of vacation time to play this game.
Fun times.

Even the release of WoW didn't manage to make me pull that again.
Think the MMO thrill is slowly fading for me in favor of the more action-rpg or shooter-rpg hybrids that seem more common nowadays.
 
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« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2008, 05:39:00 PM »

Past:
I took a couple of days off to play Oblivion on release.

Future:
Fallout 3

I get 25 PTO days a year. Might as well use them somewhere.
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« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2008, 05:43:36 PM »

I'm seriously considering taking time off for GTA4. Much like Moliere, I get way more time off than I can reasonably use. I often iend up taking off all fridays from oct-dec just to burn leftover days.
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« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2008, 01:19:37 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on April 14, 2008, 05:43:36 PM

I'm seriously considering taking time off for GTA4. Much like Moliere, I get way more time off than I can reasonably use. I often iend up taking off all fridays from oct-dec just to burn leftover days.

So did you?
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« Reply #58 on: May 06, 2008, 03:26:01 PM »

well, I took a day off for GTA IV.  I think it's the first time I've purposely scheduled a day off.
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« Reply #59 on: May 06, 2008, 05:24:23 PM »

Quote from: DragonFyre on January 07, 2008, 09:03:09 PM

to play Magic...

Heh. Back when Urza's Saga came out, I was the assistant manager at a store where my buddy was the manager.

We would go in together on the sat/sun of PTQs and pre-releases to get the paperwork etc done so neither of us got stuck missing the tournament.

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« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2008, 06:37:55 PM »

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Quote from: coopasonic on April 14, 2008, 05:43:36 PM

I'm seriously considering taking time off for GTA4. Much like Moliere, I get way more time off than I can reasonably use. I often iend up taking off all fridays from oct-dec just to burn leftover days.

So did you?

Nope, I didn't. Had too much going on last week and this week. I might be able to get away with a 3 day weekend in the next week or two.
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« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2008, 02:08:56 PM »

I have plenty of annual/sick leave accrued at Intel, but I can't see myself ever taking a day off for any game. Ever. Days off go by like that clicks fingers and I'd rather go on vacation for a week than use a day here and there.

I find my best gaming is done in very short (half-hour) bursts where I'm forced to concentrate. A whole day? I'd amble about, go the gym, work on the yard, watch some tv, listen to some music, try a videogame, go for a run, etc.  I'd still wind up with maybe an hour of gaming.
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« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2008, 11:59:02 PM »

I bought Bioshock on release day, and took an early out the following day to play it.
Which was fun, but it cost me $30 in lost hours, so I sort of regretted it.

Last year, I scheduled an entire week off specifically to replay the Thief series.
During that week, I never fired up a single game. Instead, I watched TV, took a day trip to Fargo, napped a lot, and posted on OO.
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« Reply #63 on: May 11, 2008, 04:55:14 AM »

I was thinking about this topic today: although I've never taken a day off work or allocated a weekend or holiday for any game, I have on occasion played a game all night long. It didn't happen often and I certainly paid for it at school or work later.

The guilty culprits? The original Civilization, X-Com, Civilization 2, Populous, and Ultimate Domain?

Remember Ultimate Domain? The twelve-year-old me thought it the ultimate in gaming. Sheeesh.
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« Reply #64 on: May 11, 2008, 06:41:57 AM »

World of Warcraft

I finally got into a guild where I had some people I enjoyed doing instances with but I worked nights and they all worked days.  I had really gotten into the game over the previous couple of weeks and after an instance run on a Sunday night everyone but me had planned on running some more during the week.  Well when it came time to leave for work the next day I didn't want to stop playing and called in sick and ended up calling in the following 2 days as well (one of them was my Birthday though) to run with the guild at night.  Just a few weeks later I dropped the game again and didn't play it for another 6 months.
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« Reply #65 on: May 11, 2008, 01:17:19 PM »

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on May 11, 2008, 04:55:14 AM

, I have on occasion played a game all night long. It didn't happen often and I certainly paid for it at school or work later.

Oh good lord yes. I'd nearly forgotten.
When Duke Dukem 3D came out, I hardly played the game.
Instead, I got totally fixated on the level editor.
It was my first (and only, thus far) experience with any 3D FPS editor, and when I realiuzed I could create my own little worlds, I went nuts, bought the 2 books I could find on using the editor (the readme sucked), and stayed up MANY a work night until 3 in the morning designing levels. Some of them I'd put several hundred hours into, and I'm still quite proud of those.
And to think that all my hard work over the following year fits onto a few floppy disks.
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« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2008, 08:10:19 PM »

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on May 11, 2008, 04:55:14 AM

Civilization 2,

I bought Duke Nukem 3D and Civ II on the same day. I thought for sure that the fomer would get all the play time and I'd pick up the latter on breaks.  Instead, Civ II swept into my life like an all consuming juggernaut and I played and played and played and was officially diagnosed with One-more-turn-itis. Fortunately, IIRC, it was summer break so there were no adverse affects on my GPA.

I still consider it to be one of the greatest games of all time- possibly the greatest...

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« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2008, 10:10:46 PM »

Quote from: Giles Habibula on May 11, 2008, 01:17:19 PM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on May 11, 2008, 04:55:14 AM

, I have on occasion played a game all night long. It didn't happen often and I certainly paid for it at school or work later.

Oh good lord yes. I'd nearly forgotten.
When Duke Dukem 3D came out, I hardly played the game.
Instead, I got totally fixated on the level editor.
It was my first (and only, thus far) experience with any 3D FPS editor, and when I realiuzed I could create my own little worlds, I went nuts, bought the 2 books I could find on using the editor (the readme sucked), and stayed up MANY a work night until 3 in the morning designing levels. Some of them I'd put several hundred hours into, and I'm still quite proud of those.
And to think that all my hard work over the following year fits onto a few floppy disks.

the cool thing about Duke's 'Build' editor was that you could actually make changes in the 3D first-person view, unlike earlier editors for other games.  i tried my hand at making a few maps for Doom, but it was always a pain in the ass to create something, save it, load it in the game, and see all your problems.  in the Duke editor, you could adjust certain properties in a first-person view, making it much easier to figure out.  of course i don't think any editor i tried was as confusing as the one for the original Descent...
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« Reply #68 on: May 13, 2008, 09:07:17 PM »

Morrowind (damn you Hetz, wherever you are!)

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« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2008, 03:08:36 PM »

Diablo 1 in college.. My god I came within a single day of failing my entire semester; ugh.  I disappeared for 2 weeks I think before the school called and gave me a choice; come back and don't miss a damn thing or fail.

Everquest for sure, that grind cycle was brutal and the whole MMO idea fresh.  I also played the WoW Beta at home while "working from home" in a slackass job; not sure if that counts since I had my laptop up beside me and I would respond to emails as they came in etc.

These days though I'd rather play hookey for golf or something; typically by "going to a vendor presentation" on a Friday (even better if it's a vendor paying for golf!). I'm so old.  crybaby
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« Reply #70 on: May 15, 2008, 04:47:24 PM »

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« Reply #71 on: May 19, 2008, 02:31:04 AM »

The only time I've ever done it was recently for GTA IV.
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« Reply #72 on: May 19, 2008, 04:31:25 AM »

I was thinking of taking Tuesday off for AoC, but I doubt the servers will be up and running most of the day  icon_wink
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« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2008, 03:27:15 PM »

Those of you who say you haven't, it's like masturbation: I'll believe you if you say you haven't, but you're missing out on something great! There are few joys like that of having an entire day to yourself to spend with a new game you've allowed yourself to feel a lot of excitement for.

I forget what game it was for, but I remember planning out my projects for 2 weeks so that I'd have a day off for a game. It might have been the BG2 expansion.
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« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2008, 05:35:45 PM »

I'm also given ample paid "free time" at my job, and I'll readily admit to several incidents where I came in later than normal because I was finishing up a game.  I'd draw the line at not getting paid for that, however: when you think that if you come in late and don't get paid, you effectively gave away the means to purchase another game. 

Now college, on the other hand ...  icon_lol
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« Reply #75 on: May 22, 2008, 04:22:54 AM »

I will admit that I went home early for the release of GTA IV.  But I had already put in 9 hours as I came in early knowing I planned to head home "early", so I didn't really take personal time off to play, I merely adjusted my schedule to allow for an early departure.
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