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Do you hide your EVE addiction

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Serene Repose
#21 - 2012-02-15 00:10:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Serene Repose
A post rife with the terms of cultural enslavement. I mean, we have a gaming population that brims with arrogance borne of an impression all are independently thinking, and blatantly free-will weilding paragons of individuality....hiding the fact they play EVE...

Hide from whom? The first obvious question - what sort of person has others around them from whom they must hide things? Very strange.

Game "addiction" - something about which I've written extensively (interviewing people in the field of addictive behavior), the professionals in that field reply, "You're kidding, right?"

"Your free, recreational time..." That one got me. It's like someone speaking from inside a zoo cage. So....your time is so preoccupied with the demands of your culture, you're only allowed so much time as "free"? You get to recreate? What is it you're recreating when you do this? Yourself? Even stranger.

The "stupid [im]mature" part speaks for itself. Are you addressing stupid, immature people with your adult questions? Makes one wonder what sort of answer you expect. "Der...yeah. I hide playing EVE with my beat-off magazines."

But...you've been there. You've actually been ashamed to play games past 20 years old? Then...you got over it by becoming insensitive...? (I won't try to parse that pretzel logic.)

Einstein himself said one of the qualities of intelligent people is their understanding of the need to play games.

-8/10 for just plain idiocy on the hoof. (+2 for the effort to cloak the post in a semblence of objective insight.)

We must accommodate the idiocracy.

Lharanai
Fools of the Blue Oyster
#22 - 2012-02-15 00:29:41 UTC
Serene Repose wrote:
A post rife with the terms of cultural enslavement. I mean, we have a gaming population that brims with arrogance borne of an impression all are independently thinking, and blatantly free-will weilding paragons of individuality....hiding the fact they play EVE...

Hide from whom? The first obvious question - what sort of person has others around them from whom they must hide things? Very strange.

Game "addiction" - something about which I've written extensively (interviewing people in the field of addictive behavior), the professionals in that field reply, "You're kidding, right?"

"Your free, recreational time..." That one got me. It's like someone speaking from inside a zoo cage. So....your time is so preoccupied with the demands of your culture, you're only allowed so much time as "free"? You get to recreate? What is it you're recreating when you do this? Yourself? Even stranger.

The "stupid [im]mature" part speaks for itself. Are you addressing stupid, immature people with your adult questions? Makes one wonder what sort of answer you expect. "Der...yeah. I hide playing EVE with my beat-off magazines."

But...you've been there. You've actually been ashamed to play games past 20 years old? Then...you got over it by becoming insensitive...? (I won't try to parse that pretzel logic.)

Einstein himself said one of the qualities of intelligent people is their understanding of the need to play games.

-8/10 for just plain idiocy on the hoof. (+2 for the effort to cloak the post in a semblence of objective insight.)



you did take that one sentence serious did you? Should have marked it more clearly as cynism Lol

but for clarification, yes I was silent about EVE as a hobby, because you get weird looks, because people put you in the nerd category, because computergaming is still not accepted as a serious hobby for adults, if anybody of you over 30 never got a weird look when he said he plays computergames you can throw the first stone :)

Seriously, don't take me serious, I MEAN IT...seriously

Jno Aubrey
Galactic Patrol
#23 - 2012-02-15 00:32:44 UTC
I have an Eve-related license plate on my car.Lol

Name a shrub after me.  Something prickly and hard to eradicate.

Shazzam Vokanavom
Doomheim
#24 - 2012-02-15 00:34:18 UTC
I simply deny that you can be addicted to EvE. *eye twitch*

*tops up the saline solution in his drip attached to the office chair with toliet and autowash facilities*
Lharanai
Fools of the Blue Oyster
#25 - 2012-02-15 00:35:43 UTC
Thats why always come back, even after years of absence

Seriously, don't take me serious, I MEAN IT...seriously

Paragon Renegade
Sebiestor Tribe
#26 - 2012-02-15 01:38:28 UTC
Ayuren Aakiwa wrote:
Hell no, everyone I know know's i'm obsessed with 'that spaceship game'. It's just easier.


Classy as always Mr. Ayuren

The pie is a tautology

MadMuppet
Critical Mass Inc
#27 - 2012-02-15 02:40:07 UTC
I don't hide that I play, but when I interview people I ask them if they are gamers and what they do play. Nobody will be the first to admit to playing Eve, but if you mention it they will admit it.

Funny though, if they mention anything it is WoW and half the time they paint a very sad picture of their life in the process.

This message brought to you by Experience(tm). When common sense fails you, experience will come to the rescue. Experience(tm) from the makers of CONCORD.

"If you are part of the problem, you will be nerfed." -MadMuppet

Shu Jia
Mineski Infinity
Royal Roader
#28 - 2012-02-15 02:40:33 UTC
Eveonline is my pet.
Hainnz
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#29 - 2012-02-15 02:56:35 UTC
EVE isn't really a game, exactly.

I think it's a project jointly funded by governments across the world to safely channel the destructive behaviors of people suffering from various anti-social personality disorders.

So yes, I'd rather not tell people I play this "game" for fun. :-)

Seriously though, I never mention this or any of the games I play to my non-gamer friends. They don't ask. I don't tell.
Pok Nibin
Doomheim
#30 - 2012-02-15 03:17:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Pok Nibin
Lharanai wrote:
...but for clarification, yes I was silent about EVE as a hobby, because you get weird looks, because people put you in the nerd category, because computergaming is still not accepted as a serious hobby for adults, if anybody of you over 30 never got a weird look when he said he plays computergames you can throw the first stone :)....

Yeah, but....I think you miss Serene's point, and you further do what she's pointed-out. Who cares if people give you weird looks? They're weird people. What other looks do you expect? OR, do you seek their approval?

"...people put you in the nerd catagory...." WHO CARES about people who catagorize people? They're fools! Or, do you seek THEIR approval TOO?

I'm six-foot five, I weigh an athletic 225 pounds. Anyone gives ME a weird look...well, let's just say they don't dare. But, again, you seem to think this society and their reaction to you should govern your decisions about life, and that's just a **** poor shame.

"...not accepted as a serious hobby for adults..." It just goes ON and ON...so she's right - cultural enslavement.

I don't have to cast a stone at you. You're doing alright on your own.

signed

An unapologetic does-what-he-wants and screw you type person

The right to free speech doesn't automatically carry with it the right to be taken seriously.

Reilly Duvolle
Hydra Squadron
#31 - 2012-02-15 03:58:22 UTC
Liang Nuren
No Salvation
#32 - 2012-02-15 04:27:51 UTC
Hainnz wrote:
EVE isn't really a game, exactly.

I think it's a project jointly funded by governments across the world to safely channel the destructive behaviors of people suffering from various anti-social personality disorders.

So yes, I'd rather not tell people I play this "game" for fun. :-)

Seriously though, I never mention this or any of the games I play to my non-gamer friends. They don't ask. I don't tell.


Eve seems pretty tame next to GTA, Saints Row, and even HALO/CS/Modern Warfare/BF etc.

-Liang

I'm an idiot, don't mind me.

Lharanai
Fools of the Blue Oyster
#33 - 2012-02-15 04:32:59 UTC
Pok Nibin wrote:
Lharanai wrote:
...but for clarification, yes I was silent about EVE as a hobby, because you get weird looks, because people put you in the nerd category, because computergaming is still not accepted as a serious hobby for adults, if anybody of you over 30 never got a weird look when he said he plays computergames you can throw the first stone :)....

Yeah, but....I think you miss Serene's point, and you further do what she's pointed-out. Who cares if people give you weird looks? They're weird people. What other looks do you expect? OR, do you seek their approval?

"...people put you in the nerd catagory...." WHO CARES about people who catagorize people? They're fools! Or, do you seek THEIR approval TOO?

I'm six-foot five, I weigh an athletic 225 pounds. Anyone gives ME a weird look...well, let's just say they don't dare. But, again, you seem to think this society and their reaction to you should govern your decisions about life, and that's just a **** poor shame.

"...not accepted as a serious hobby for adults..." I just goes ON and ON...so she's right - cultural enslavement.

I don't have to cast a stone at you. You're doing alright on your own.

signed

An unapologitic does-what-he-wants and screw you type person



oh don't get me wrong, I also don't longer care, but at some point I did. I was just curious how my fellow EVE players handle it, without any deeper meaning or jugdement.

Seriously, don't take me serious, I MEAN IT...seriously

MeestaPenni
Mercantile and Stuff
#34 - 2012-02-15 05:27:50 UTC
Hide it? Of course I do...I'm wearing women's clothes.

I am not Prencleeve Grothsmore.

rodyas
Tie Fighters Inc
#35 - 2012-02-15 05:33:23 UTC
How can I talk about, that which I dont understand?

Signature removed for inappropriate language - CCP Eterne

FeralShadow
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#36 - 2012-02-15 06:57:35 UTC
I used to hide it. Then, I realized there were other gamers out there (more than you think) that are hiding their own gaming behaviors . At this point, I don't hide it, don't care, and routinely talk to others about their own gaming behaviors and we have a jolly ole time. If people don't like it they can *bleep* off those self-righteous *bleeps*.

Now the only trick is to find a woman who likes gaming like I do. They aren't very forthcoming about it.

One of the bitter points of a good bittervet is the realisation that all those SP don't really do much, and that the newbie is having much more fun with what little he has. - Tippia

Joe Astor
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#37 - 2012-02-15 07:05:40 UTC
*just paid 2x1 year subs this week, with 2 coming up next week*

Addiction? What addiction? :)
Eternus8lux8lucis
Duckzer Mining Corporation
RAZOR Alliance
#38 - 2012-02-15 07:24:45 UTC
Theres no reason to hide it but people that dont play or have NO clue about it do glaze over if you start talking about it.

So no I dont hide it but I dont go out of my way to scream I PLAY EVE!! everywhere I go in life. I have been seriously considering buying some clothing but Id love to see more variety in some of the color patterns.

Have you heard anything I've said?

You said it's all circling the drain, the whole universe. Right?

That's right.

Had to end sometime.

Akrasjel Lanate
Lanate Industries
#39 - 2012-02-15 07:26:58 UTC
What addiction Shocked

CEO of Lanate Industries

Citizen of Solitude

Eternus8lux8lucis
Duckzer Mining Corporation
RAZOR Alliance
#40 - 2012-02-15 07:38:42 UTC
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
What addiction Shocked

Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery.


...recovery? Wait!! What?!?! Did something happen to my Hard drive?!?!

Really it was for your OWN good. Youll thank me later.

Have you heard anything I've said?

You said it's all circling the drain, the whole universe. Right?

That's right.

Had to end sometime.