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Kalle Demos
Amarr
Helix Protocol
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:08:00 - [1]
 

Thats like giving up smoking and doing crack?

Why are all the leaving threads in short "I am leaving EVE for XXXX game"?

Only two people said they were going to focus on RL, this is really concerning

Note: This doesnt apply to ANYONE that focuses on coding, RMT or anyone planning on making a career directly or indirectly out of games.

For everyone else, u mad?

Valei Khurelem
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:09:00 - [2]
 

Because real life sucks for most people

the end

Kalle Demos
Amarr
Helix Protocol
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:10:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Kalle Demos on 01/07/2011 11:10:07
Originally by: Valei Khurelem
Because real life sucks for most people

the end


RL is what you make of it, if people put the same effort in studying etc as they do in gaming / trolling all EVE players would have multiple PHDs

Gah'q
Caldari
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:11:00 - [4]
 

Why do you focus on making ******ed threads instead of focusing on RL ?

San Severina
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:12:00 - [5]
 

In this day & age you are not supposed to care about other people only yourself & if you have enough shoes or a Monocle or something.

Get with the program hereCool

Enna Shendara
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:12:00 - [6]
 

Because people play games so they can be or do something they can't be in RL. I can't actually fly interstellar spaceships IRL, sadly. If I could, I assure you I wouldn't be playing eve.

I think the comparison to drugs is poor, and insulting. Games are a means to an end, and its a perfectly reasonable end.

A more apt comparison might be giving up fishing and taking up farming instead. You could choose to not eat, but the aim of the exercise was to acquire food. Choosing to not acquire food because you don't find fishing a satisfactory means of doing so is pointless and ultimately self-defeating.

Karii Ildarian
Caldari
EVE University
Ivy League
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:12:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Karii Ildarian on 01/07/2011 11:12:58
Originally by: Kalle Demos
Thats like giving up smoking and doing crack?

Why are all the leaving threads in short "I am leaving EVE for XXXX game"?

Only two people said they were going to focus on RL, this is really concerning

Note:doesn'tdoesnt apply to ANYONE that focuses on coding, RMT or anyone planning on making a career directly or indirectly out of games.

For everyone else, u mad?


I imagine the answer is that the vast majority of people who make these announcements are not yet burdend with needing to worry about "real life", not that this is a bad thing, mind you. Nor is real life actually relevant to one's gameing hobby.

Zagdul
Gallente
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:12:00 - [8]
 

Because we're all fat neckbearded losers who live in our mother's basements and have kickboxing girlfriends who drive Ferraris.

Valei Khurelem
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:12:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Kalle Demos
Edited by: Kalle Demos on 01/07/2011 11:10:07
Originally by: Valei Khurelem
Because real life sucks for most people

the end


RL is what you make of it, if people put the same effort in studying etc as they do in gaming / trolling all EVE players would have multiple PHDs


Which would all become instantly worthless in todays economy since most of them don't come with a marketable skill set :D

DuKackBoon
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:12:00 - [10]
 

Because they use EVE to cover (some of) their free time. Without EVE, they need something else.

nartela
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:13:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Valei Khurelem
Because real life sucks for most people

the end


this thread should of ended here

Saving Face
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:14:00 - [12]
 

I play games to balance what I do when I don't play games. I don't see why I need to focus on RL more just because I switch games. My RL is fine; I have a few hours every week dedicated to playing because all work no play makes etc.

Jones Bones
Burning Napalm
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:15:00 - [13]
 

There are a lot of people in EVE who's only achievements over the past few years are represented in this game. Any change to EVE is a change to their "life".

Pathetic husks of men who deserve neither pity nor compassion. CCP has a tool to remove this cancerous playerbase and that tool is "The Monocle"!

Kalle Demos
Amarr
Helix Protocol
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:16:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Zagdul
Because we're all fat neckbearded losers who live in our mother's basements and have kickboxing girlfriends who drive Ferraris.


I keep hearing about this kickboxing gf with a ferrari, is the a Metal Dude joke?

Ayame Yubari
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:16:00 - [15]
 

Games are entertainment. If you leave a game and suddenly stop playing games in general, you'd need to find another form of entertainment. Another hobby.

I have many hobbies personally. There are times when I'm not playing games at all for months or even a year. But for many, gaming is the one hobby.

Spyra Gryra
Cruoris Seraphim
Exalted.
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:17:00 - [16]
 

I play games cause my mother got a pet Giraffe and I'm sick of her bringing it into the sitting room. It ****s all over the place and we have to cover the floor with newspapers. It also ate one of my favourite plants in the bathroom and she spends all her time with it and won't even come to watch me play in the connect four European championships. My life is ****ing hell and I need somewhere to get away from it.

Reilly Duvolle
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:18:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Gah'q
Why do you focus on making retar ded threads instead of focusing on RL ?


+1

nartela
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:20:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Spyra Gryra
I play games cause my mother got a pet Giraffe and I'm sick of her bringing it into the sitting room. It ****s all over the place and we have to cover the floor with newspapers. It also ate one of my favourite plants in the bathroom and she spends all her time with it and won't even come to watch me play in the connect four European championships. My life is ****ing hell and I need somewhere to get away from it.


i feel for you sometimes life isnt fair is there anything i can do for you

Aughir Asmet
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:20:00 - [19]
 

Most likely because you (read: The Internet) have no bussniess knowing what they do with their private time? But my apologies, I will furthermore always inform you, good sir, what I shall do next other then playing EVE, since you find this to be relevant to post in a quitting-this-game post.

Signing off to cut the grass, I shall then logon to consult you whether I should let my wife cut my hair or if I should cook dinner first.

Jerraia
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:21:00 - [20]
 

Not everyone has great fulfilling rl's, not everyone has the money or the inclination to put themselves through endless hours of classroom education (which I personally find soul soul-destroyingly dull)

Besides, just because the rest of society thinks accumulating as much wealth as possible is the road to happiness doesn't mean it actually IS right, there seems to be a really narrow definition of what human beings SHOULD do with their time. We work to survive, no way around that, but my free time is mine to spend on whatever I want, I choose to spend it on escapism, be it games books or television.

Also your analogy sucks, quitting eve to play another game is a far cry from quitting smoking (which while extremely harmful is completely legal and generally accepted) and taking up crack (which destroys lives much faster than ciggies). I would say its like giving up smoking and taking up drinking.

Kalle Demos
Amarr
Helix Protocol
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:23:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Aughir Asmet
Most likely because you (read: The Internet) have no bussniess knowing what they do with their private time? But my apologies, I will furthermore always inform you, good sir, what I shall do next other then playing EVE, since you find this to be relevant to post in a quitting-this-game post.

Signing off to cut the grass, I shall then logon to consult you whether I should let my wife cut my hair or if I should cook dinner first.


im talking about quitting threads where people announce what they are doing after quitting, I dont really care much about what you and your imaginary wife do for fun

Y0ur M0m
Gallente
Serene Security Corporation
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:23:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Jerraia
Not everyone has great fulfilling rl's, not everyone has the money or the inclination to put themselves through endless hours of classroom education (which I personally find soul soul-destroyingly dull)

Besides, just because the rest of society thinks accumulating as much wealth as possible is the road to happiness doesn't mean it actually IS right, there seems to be a really narrow definition of what human beings SHOULD do with their time. We work to survive, no way around that, but my free time is mine to spend on whatever I want, I choose to spend it on escapism, be it games books or television.

Also your analogy sucks, quitting eve to play another game is a far cry from quitting smoking (which while extremely harmful is completely legal and generally accepted) and taking up crack (which destroys lives much faster than ciggies). I would say its like giving up smoking and taking up drinking.


Couldn't have said it any better mate. +1

Spyra Gryra
Cruoris Seraphim
Exalted.
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:23:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Jerraia
I would say its like giving up smoking and taking up drinking.


I took up both after my mother got that ****ing Giraffe.

vyseman
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:24:00 - [24]
 

Why do people watch TV?
Why people use to play board games?
Why... whatever.

Maybe they enjoy what they do?

Karl Planck
Labyrinth Obtaining Chaotic Kangaroos
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:24:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Enna Shendara
Because people play games so they can be or do something they can't be in RL. I can't actually fly interstellar spaceships IRL, sadly. If I could, I assure you I wouldn't be playing eve.

I think the comparison to drugs is poor, and insulting. Games are a means to an end, and its a perfectly reasonable end.

A more apt comparison might be giving up fishing and taking up farming instead. You could choose to not eat, but the aim of the exercise was to acquire food. Choosing to not acquire food because you don't find fishing a satisfactory means of doing so is pointless and ultimately self-defeating.


+1

This is actually a very well thought out and logical point (and I have been hating on the protesters)

Ghoest
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:25:00 - [26]
 

Im quite sure that many people who backed off from EVE are spending more time IRL. People usually dont announce it. Even people who switched to a new game probably are spending less total time in game - for now.

Saddeyes
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:25:00 - [27]
 

Not sure this is either important or that it requires explanation, but I'll bite.

Scenario (hypothetical):

Warhammer 40,000 tabletop gamer has played for years. Games Workshop changes the rulebook and he/she is completely and totally against everything about it. Reluctantly, this player would rather not play than play by unfair or poorly thought out changes. Said player goes to play another tabletop game like Warmachine or Battletech. Why? He/she enjoys tabletop gaming as his/her preferred medium and is in search to try something new and find another area in which to enjoy his hobby.

Similarly: Paintball player has played for years. The field he loves to play at has enacted obnoxious rules and made changes that breaks the player's hobby for him/her. Paintballer plays at other fields.

Either way, most who play these sorts of games are gamers by hobbyist trade, if you will. EVE is not the only game out there and if somebody is tired of it or doesn't like it for one reason or another, another "field" will be employed to satisfy their entertainment.

However Michael Jordan did say "hey, I'm gonna go pro golf." So who the hell knows what people end up doing. It really only matters to them...



Doesn't it?


Chuffer
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:25:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Kalle Demos
Thats like giving up smoking and doing crack?

Why are all the leaving threads in short "I am leaving EVE for XXXX game"?

Only two people said they were going to focus on RL, this is really concerning

Note: This doesnt apply to ANYONE that focuses on coding, RMT or anyone planning on making a career directly or indirectly out of games.

For everyone else, u mad?


Lol wut?

Actually its more like; I don't like this tennis club any more so I think I will join another one instead.

And nothing like; I gave up smoking so I could become a crack addict.

See what I did there? No, probably not.

Kalle Demos
Amarr
Helix Protocol
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:25:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: vyseman
Why do people watch TV?
Why people use to play board games?
Why... whatever.

Maybe they enjoy what they do?


You enjoy watching TV Shocked

RIP x

Jimmy Duce
Chaotic Tranquility
Posted - 2011.07.01 11:26:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Kalle Demos
Edited by: Kalle Demos on 01/07/2011 11:10:07
Originally by: Valei Khurelem
Because real life sucks for most people

the end


RL is what you make of it, if people put the same effort in studying etc as they do in gaming / trolling all EVE players would have multiple PHDs



I have one PhD and trust me, one is too much.


We, well I play games for enjoyment, if CCP kills Eve I still will look for another game to fill that part of my life. I "only" spend about 10 hrs/week on Eve. So even if Eve dies, I'll have to find something else to fill those 10 hrs and the most direct one is another, or a couple more games.


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