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I hadn't been aware that Blizzard had released 2 new expansions of World of Warcraft ... this whole time .

So I decided to check out the gameplay of Mists of Pandaria .


Video Games would be dangerous for me to spend money on , I mean as we speak ... cause I'm unemployed ... but I can always just use a private server if I want to give World of Warcraft another shot without blowing my wallet .

I kinda thought this expansion was cute ... I'd try it out if I had a better laptop ... but meh , video games kinda trigger a feeling of Lethargy in me .

Are video games a complete waste of time ?

The only way video games have helped me in the past ..... is through Inspiration . I became inspired to draw comics .... inspired to learn about world History .... Medieval history .

Also .. when dealing with Real Life problems in High School .. I would always use video game scenarios as a metaphor .. and it kinda became my Religion back at the time (lol)

You could say .... video games helped me survive High School , but now that I've graduated .. now that life has become Harder than ever ... now that life has actually Turned Into a video game ... I can't see why I should be getting into them again .

Are video games worth playing ? Share your experiences .
 

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Hahaaah way back I made a facebook group called something like 'Blizzard should make Pandaren a playable race in WoW' and then they did (not cause of my group obviously but funny coincidence), and everyone hated that idea, and I still haven't bought it. :')

Sometimes I feel like playing WoW again, but then I don't. I'm not sure how people become really addicted to it tbh, it's fun enough for me to keep playing for a while but then I get bored and stop. Maybe if I had other people to play with and got into raiding. But I don't want to now, because of the subscription and my lack of funds. I'm so behind now too.

Warlords of Draenor is coming out in December too lol. So then I'll be even more behind. At the point when I was last playing I was still working my way through WotLK dungeons and quests and the last expansion pack I bought was Cataclysm...


All the Elder Scrolls titles are worth playing :blank go play them now. All of them, one after the other. Nah, just Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim.
 

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Sometimes at least. I've mentioned Final Fantasy Tactics a few times. Kingdom Hearts is a great series. There are games it's hard to imagine my life without.
 

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Often I come across something that reminds me of WoW and I think: "Now that I think about it I really miss playing that game" Then I buy subscription and realize that all I'm doing in game is standing around doing nothing (Something I could be doing IRL for free) So I have banned myself from any MMORPG with a subscription. I mostly play single player games now and while some people see it as a waste of time I see it as a hobby and the gaming community is a very vocal and large community nowadays. You can make alot of friends by going to conventions or even just going online and talking to people about it... So no I don't think its a waste of time.
 

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Are video games a complete waste of time ?
Hmmm I'm sadly much older and have been playing computer / console games a little longer. In the grand scheme of things, do you reckon when all is said and done, that you'll be glad you spent lots of your time playing computer / console games?
I'm sadly old and grumpy :)b) but I can say that because of SA, I have wasted way too much time on frivolous stuff, in an attempt to distract myself from my sad little life (games, drugs and alcohol as prime examples)
I'm not going to judge what folks do to get through rough times (having done much of them myself for the very same reasons)
but I do know at my age what I'm really regretting already! And therefore what I can recommended, is not to waste any of your precious time repeating my mistakes and therefore my already wasted time :sus
 

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Just like any other medium of passive entertainment... Is a movie worth watching, or a book worth reading?
 

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Just like any other medium of passive entertainment... Is a movie worth watching, or a book worth reading?
People go on about how Reading is a virtue , for one ... especially snobby college kids who get straight A's . (A room without books is a body without a soul , blah blah blah ....)

Movies ? Yeah , watch this ... watch that .. don't watch that , it's crap .

Now video games ..... I don't recall anyone Ever suggesting I should play video games .
 

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Just like any other medium of passive entertainment... Is a movie worth watching, or a book worth reading?
Quite simply YES. I'm not claiming that games cannot do the same but I'd suggest they are few and far between. Books and films (to a lesser extent) can give us a glimpse or window into other people's point of view or life experiences. I'm not saying that games cannot do the same but I am saying they largely do not.
I'd suggest you read better books (or perhaps more books lol)
 

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People go on about how Reading is a virtue , for one ... especially snobby college kids who get straight A's . (A room without books is a body without a soul , blah blah blah ....)

Movies ? Yeah , watch this ... watch that .. don't watch that , it's crap .

Now video games ..... I don't recall anyone Ever suggesting I should play video games .
I mean in the sense, some (movies/books/video games) leave a lasting emotional/intellectual impact on you will effect you long after you finish them, while others are basically ****, but entertaining and can help pass the time. So ya, some movies are worth watching, some books are worth reading and some video games are worth playing. I don't think MMO's are particularly worth the time or effort but whatever your into.
 

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People go on about how Reading is a virtue , for one ... especially snobby college kids who get straight A's . (A room without books is a body without a soul , blah blah blah ....)
I ain't snobby nor am I a college kid. I'm from a poor working class background, plus I'm dyslexic (sadly I wasn't diagnosed till my late 20's - when I was a kid at school there were no dyslexic kids, we were just dumb and unable to spell lol)

If you honestly haven't read any book yet that has utterly grabbed you / shook your world then I'd suggest checking out some other genres or classics. You strike my as an intelligent young person Denise, I'd wager a guess you simply haven't been exposed to the right kinda of literature as of yet.
No other medium can compare to the written word - even in the digital age. Even if you don't like the predefined 'classics' you definitely will find something that moves you and makes you think about the world in a different way.
Nothing can beat getting into a good book. :yes

*EDIT* I should add Kiba, that you do not strike me as dumb either and again I'd suggest that you haven't yet encountered (in your opinion) a good book.
 

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I ain't snobby nor am I a college kid. I'm from a poor working class background, plus I'm dyslexic (sadly I wasn't diagnosed till my late 20's - when I was a kid at school there were no dyslexic kids, we were just dumb and unable to spell lol)

If you honestly haven't read any book yet that has utterly grabbed you / shook your world then I'd suggest checking out some other genres or classics. You strike my as an intelligent young person Denise, I'd wager a guess you simply haven't been exposed to the right kinda of literature as of yet.
No other medium can compare to the written word - even in the digital age. Even if you don't like the predefined 'classics' you definitely will find something that moves you and makes you think about the world in a different way.
Nothing can beat getting into a good book. :yes
Yes they can.... Arguing one medium is better than the other is stupid, redundant and unnecessary.
 

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I ain't snobby nor am I a college kid. I'm from a poor working class background, plus I'm dyslexic (sadly I wasn't diagnosed till my late 20's - when I was a kid at school there were no dyslexic kids, we were just dumb and unable to spell lol)

If you honestly haven't read any book yet that has utterly grabbed you / shook your world then I'd suggest checking out some other generas or classicsYou strike my as an intelligent young person Denise, I'd wager a guess you simply haven't been exposed to the right kinda of literature as of yet.
No other medium can compare to the written word - even in the digital age. Even if you don't like the predefined 'classics' you definitely will find something that moves you and makes you think about the world in a different way.
Nothing can beat getting into a good book. :yes
I can quite honestly say that I've read no more than 10 books in my life (mind you .. these were 100+ page books I've Finished reading .)

I have a really bad problem with paying attention . I can't commit to deadlines . I lose focus too easily .... it's horrible . I could blow my fist into a window just to express the Anger that I feel from having to Re-read a paragraph 5-10 times whenever I read a book .

I've since given up on reading books .

I do ... however .... read hundreds of Thousands of online articles . That's cause they finish within a matter of minutes , and I'm free to change topic after that .
 

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Yes they can....
hehehe please present comparable mediums or formats then. (Please read my edited previous post thoguh) I still reckon you simply haven't read a book you really loved.

Considering how long human beings have been writing books, I truly doubt that you have exhausted the medium quite yet.
There is no reason to think that you need to like books considered classics. that doesn't mean there is not some books out there that you will love. Reading and then painting a mental image in your head cannot be beat by visual representations be that a film or video game.
 

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hehehe please present comparable mediums or formats then. (Please read my edited previous post thoguh) I still reckon you simply haven't read a book you really loved.

Considering how long human beings have been writing books, I truly doubt that you have exhausted the medium quite yet.
There is no reason to think that you need to like books considered classics. that doesn't mean there is not some books out there that you will love. Reading and then painting a mental image in your head cannot be beat by visual representations be that a film or video game.
I've read plenty of books i've loved.. I've watched films i've loved, i've played video games i've loved, i've heard music i loved. They are all different and offer different things. Are paintings better than sculptures? Like i said earlier, arguments like this are stupid, redundant and unnecessary. I hate this elitist book ****, this thread isn't even about books, wtf happened.
 

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I've read plenty of books i've loved.. I've watched films i've loved, i've played video games i've loved, i've heard music i loved. They are all different and offer different things. Are paintings better than sculptures? Like i said earlier, arguments like this are stupid, redundant and unnecessary.
Oh dear - stupid and redundant.....really???. I'd suggest that you haven't in anyway made that point.
The fact that you concede that these 'artforms' offer different things kind of undoes your argument.

I'd be interested in learning about the books you have loved for instance :yes
Please tell us about them and why you feel they were no more effective than films or video games.
 

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I can quite honestly say that I've read no more than 10 books in my life (mind you .. these were 100+ page books I've Finished reading .)

I have a really bad problem with paying attention . I can't commit to deadlines . I lose focus too easily .... it's horrible . I could blow my fist into a window just to express the Anger that I feel from having to Re-read a paragraph 5-10 times whenever I read a book .

I've since given up on reading books .

I do ... however .... read hundreds of Thousands of online articles . That's cause they finish within a matter of minutes , and I'm free to change topic after that .
That just kinda proves that you haven't encountered / read books that really grab you as of yet.
I do not envy folks younger than me, that have grown up in the online / digital age.
The fact you can read short articles to me is representative of the modern (digital) age. It's not that you can't read longer peices or books, it's just that you haven't had the practice doing so.

I could start banging on about books that grabbed me and changed my point of view but i won't.
Personally, as an example, it was only in recent years I started reading Sci-Fi. Even though I've been a massive Sci-Fi film and TV fan since I was little.

Amazingly it was a book by an author I was already a massive fan of (his fiction work) that I finally read one of his many Sci-Fi books and it utterly changed my opinion on the genre, to the point I wish I started reading that stuff years ago!! :yes
 

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Oh dear - stupid and redundant.....really???. I'd suggest that you haven't in anyway made that point.
The fact that you concede that these 'artforms' offer different things kind of undoes your argument.

I'd be interested in learning about the books you have loved for instance :yes
Please tell us about them and why you feel they were no more effective than films or video games.
I didn't concede anything. How does that undo my argument? Just because they offer different experiences doesn't make one any more or less impactful if it is quality storytelling.
 

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Since you're unemployed, don't waste your money on games, unless you can get it for really cheap during sales. But of course you can get it from friends or illegal download.

Keep that money for your dream mobile home and your lesbian adventure :D
 

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Since you're unemployed, don't waste your money on games, unless you can get it for really cheap during sales. But of course you can get it from friends or illegal download.

Keep that money for your dream mobile home and your lesbian adventure :D
I know how to play World of Warcraft for free . I did it first when I was 12 . I even set up my own private server on my dad's computer .... and that's how I made my very first friends in early high school .. after spending 1 year being a nerd who everybody hated , in Venezuela .
 

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I know how to play World of Warcraft for free . I did it first when I was 12 . I even set up my own private server on my dad's computer .... and that's how I made my very first friends in early high school .. after spending 1 year being a nerd who everybody hated , in Venezuela .
If you can play it for free, then please proceed.
 
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