|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » Polls & Comments » How often do you game?

Poll: How often do you game?

Poll Options
How often do you game?

Default How often do you game?

September 5th, 2011, 06:39
Ever think of going training your left hand to use the mouse? That way you have a whole new wrist to mess up

Seriously, I switch to my left hand every now and then if my wrist starts to hurt. Also finger excerises and stopping every hour or so (more like every 3 hours) for a ten minute break really helps. I know it's pretty much general knowledge, but ever since I started doing the finger exercises and stopping to watch a show on TV for a bit my wrist doesn't act up much at all.

I saw this guy on the Tonight show way before I left for Taiwan and have been doing the simple exercises he showed on the show (never bought his book….guess I should since those exercises he demonstrated helped so much ).

Here are the few exercises he demonstrated on the show.

I forgot to mention that switching to the left hand only works for turnbased games.

Despite all my rage.
I'm still just a rat in a cage.
skavenhorde is offline

skavenhorde

skavenhorde's Avatar
Little BRO Rat
RPGWatch Team

#41

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 5,408

Default 

September 5th, 2011, 11:46
Depends on what games I have, my mood, how much time I have etc.
I often game every day… But I haven't really touched a game all summer this year.

"I am not interested in good; I am interested in new, even if this includes the possibility of it's being evil"
(LaMonte Young, 1962)
holeraw is offline

holeraw

holeraw's Avatar
V.G.A.

#42

Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 693

Default 

September 6th, 2011, 18:27
Since I stopped taking the blood pressure medication, my "carpal tunnel" symptoms have gotten slowly better. I may even get some gaming in tonight, yayy!!!!!
xSamhainx is offline

xSamhainx

xSamhainx's Avatar
Paws of Doom

#43

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 4,615

Default 

September 6th, 2011, 18:52
Just don't play anything that stresses you!

I was diagnosed with heart disease after playing Starcraft. Seriously need to stop smoking.
Thrasher is offline

Thrasher

Thrasher's Avatar
Wheeee!
RPGWatch Donor

#44

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Studio City, CA
Posts: 9,874

Default 

September 6th, 2011, 20:16
definitely. Probably something on the 360 w/ a gamepad.

smoking? cigarettes? I didnt think anyone still did that.
xSamhainx is offline

xSamhainx

xSamhainx's Avatar
Paws of Doom

#45

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 4,615

Default 

September 7th, 2011, 07:32
Originally Posted by skavenhorde View Post
Ever think of going training your left hand to use the mouse? (…) I forgot to mention that switching to the left hand only works for turnbased games.
Oh my, this reminds me … (watch out, another Granny story ahead …)
Long after I had my gamer's wrist (after playing Doom for weeks on end - with a joystick! - and finding out that I couldn't play Doom with the cast, but was able to win using Baraka in MK 2 in the arcades) .. well, it must have been around the time of Half-Life, because I remember playing in a tournament where everyody was hacking away at each other with a crowbar. Anyway, during that tournament a girl - her nick was Killing Lilly - approached me and asked me if I was lefthanded. I'm not, and I told her so - I really had no idea what she was getting at until she told me:"Well, then you should be using the mouse with your right hand, dear." I always played shooters with the keyboard on my right and the mouse on my left., and only after she had said that I started to wonder … and retrained. Unfortunately, I never became as efficient with mouse/right than I had been with mouse/left - and when I tried to re-re-train, it wouldn't work anymore!
Sheesh *shakes head*. That's what you get for listening to others.

Semper HiFi!
Motto of the 54th Groove Bde.
Jaz is offline

Jaz

Jaz's Avatar
SC-2201
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#46

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,323

Default 

September 7th, 2011, 07:37
Jaz, you might be naturally left handed and they just trained you in the wrong hand when you were a girl.

Seriously I think back to when they asked me in I think 1st grade or kindergarte…..which hand felt easier to write with. I looked at everyone else and said the right because everyone else were using their right hand. I now look at my handwriting and think DAMN!!! It was the left!!!

Despite all my rage.
I'm still just a rat in a cage.
skavenhorde is offline

skavenhorde

skavenhorde's Avatar
Little BRO Rat
RPGWatch Team

#47

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 5,408

Default 

September 9th, 2011, 03:17
Hmmmmmmmm, I guess everyday or almost some sort of game. Even if it is just a freeroll on pokerstars.
When the witcher2 or a game like that maybe 2-5 hours a day until completed. Silly free games on my iphone if having lunch by myself on the road…
CelticFrost is offline

CelticFrost

Sentinel

#48

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 308

Default 

October 2nd, 2011, 04:01
I'm kind of late to the party on this but just noticed it (wow the poll changes from time to time? Who knew? )

It used to be I would get a game, and then play through it and then not play anything really for months at a time. However now with digital downloads and all the sales and various ways to track the sales I've accumlated quite the backlog and would feel too guilty if I don't at least play a little bit of something every day.

It's usually about an hour or less though unless I am really engrossed, then maybe I'll get up to 4 hours a day. But gone for sure are the days of my youth and 18 hour gaming sessions.
Motoki is offline

Motoki

Keeper of the Watch

#49

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 966

Default 

October 16th, 2011, 20:16
Originally Posted by szokol View Post
Every day, but no more than 1 hour. After work, before sleep.
I'm like this too, sometimes I don't even have any energy left to play, I immediately go to bed. That really makes me sad nowadays, I'm getting old. I'm crying right now. Help me out here.
ZzzZombi is offline

ZzzZombi

Traveler

#50

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1

Default 

October 16th, 2011, 20:17
I'm a casual gamer nowadays. I sometimes go a month or several without gaming, and then I immerse myself in another RPG, or sometimes a strategy game. That's much less than years ago, but even then I did excessive gaming only in stretches, interrupted by times without games.

Originally Posted by skavenhorde View Post
Ever think of going training your left hand to use the mouse? That way you have a whole new wrist to mess up
Heh, you are so right. I have that problem now. After getting into a mix of ailments with my right hand (carpal syndrome, "tennis" arm, etc.), I switched to using the mouse mostly with my left hand. Now that arm starts hurting.

I had already trained using the left hand for the mouse many years ago, when I was using a workstation that also needed a joystick with the right hand at the same time as the mouse. My boss' computer also has the mouse on the left, but she switched left and right keys (grrrr!).

Anyway, I had some physical therapy done with my right arm and now know what to do if it starts to hurt, so it's manageable.
Turjan is offline

Turjan

Sentinel

#51

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 454

Default 

October 18th, 2011, 03:37
Pretty much every day. Sometimes I'll end up chatting about games on the forums so much that I won't get any playtime in. I make up for it on the weekends, though.
Zloth is offline

Zloth

Zloth's Avatar
I smell a… wumpus!?

#52

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 2,648

Default 

November 9th, 2011, 09:55
Every day for past 14 years and still going strong, mainly RPGs and MMOs.
evasia_nl is offline

evasia_nl

evasia_nl's Avatar
Traveler

#53

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5

Default 

November 21st, 2011, 17:01
I don't play EVERY day, but I do play more than a few times a week. I would guess my normal gaming week would be about 5 days a week for an hour or two a day.

When something like Skyrim or Risen 2 comes out though I will play 40 hours a week for a couple weeks… it all kind of depends.
DoctorNarrative is offline

DoctorNarrative

DoctorNarrative's Avatar
Patroling Written Words

#54

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,825

Default 

November 21st, 2011, 19:25
A few times a week would be my average. Like most, if I have a new shinny you can't get me off the pc for however long it takes to save the world one more time.

Bart and Corwin should just admit that when it gets down to it, I will have the final say.
Cm is offline

Cm

Cm's Avatar
Sentinel of Light

#55

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Missouri USA
Posts: 2,092
Send a message via Skype™ to Cm

Default 

November 29th, 2011, 01:58
Pretty much all day every day. I have a part time job, no other hobbies or interests and no social commitments… so it's pretty much all I've got. So I play A LOT.
human_male is offline

human_male

human_male's Avatar
Math and girls is hard.

#56

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 514

Default 

December 28th, 2011, 01:45
Hardly ever anymore. I'll get back into it sooner or later.

Any good games for someone who loves Ja2 but has no patience for Doom or Tomb Raider etc?
Khor1255 is offline

Khor1255

Traveler

#57

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 11

Default 

December 28th, 2011, 01:52
Good that you necroed this thread because I forgot to ask a question all the time:

Why can't you choose multiple options? For Example "I play every day" and "I have no time for gaming"? That would be my choice.
bkrueger is offline

bkrueger

Nothing to see here.

#58

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 790

Default 

December 28th, 2011, 01:55
Originally Posted by bkrueger View Post
Good that you necroed this thread because I forgot to ask a question all the time:

Why can't you choose multiple options? For Example "I play every day" and "I have no time for gaming"? That would be my choice.
you forgot to add the guilt factor option when you also have a family.
Dajjer is offline

Dajjer

Dajjer's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch

#59

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles area
Posts: 977

Default 

December 28th, 2011, 04:10
Thaat would e m y excuse. It requires quite a bit of concentration to really enjoy an rpg. When you have small kids it's not easy to give anything your undivided attention.

But that's maye a lame excuse, my real reason might be that newer rpgs are banal.shit.boring.
Khor1255 is offline

Khor1255

Traveler

#60

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 11
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » Polls & Comments » How often do you game?
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:58.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch