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So I tried to tell my wife...

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Bladedakoda
03.07.2012 , 12:35 AM | #11
I'm pretty lucky, my wife does not play, but does not care if at night i log in and play for 3-4 hours. As long as i put her and the kids first.

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haliy
03.07.2012 , 12:35 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Tierven View Post
My solution: Only get involved with women who share my intrests.
See, that would have been great if when i was dating, I had already been playing mmo's. It was just PS1 and no real mmo's were introduced that i had actually noticed.
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Soulfighter
03.07.2012 , 02:50 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by haliy View Post
I truly wished it worked this way at my house. My wife is a lost cause when it comes to gaming. Unfortunately she thinks this game along with every other mmo that i've played are stupid.
why did you marry such a narrow minded person by the way ?

she sounds quite boring and uninteresting

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SNEAKYSIX
03.07.2012 , 02:51 AM | #14
LOL the juggle is hard to get right, the fine line of balance between divorce and bliss... My marriage ended in 2005, maybe part of that was my addiction to online gaming. My ex wife didnt share my hobby. It was a brutal lesson and since then any relationship ive had ive made sure not to over play at all.....

BUT,,,,,, where can I find me a female online gamer lol.... can play together lol.....

Ladies Please fill out application form,,,,,,,
Name:
Age: (must be 30-40)
Pulse: Yes / No (lol)
Game Addiction Score level : 1-10 (1 being not very 10 being addict)
Other interests :
Region : (UK be nice)
You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?... It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs."
....

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Erevan_Kindelar
03.07.2012 , 02:55 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by SteffizleESQ View Post
...that playing 30-60 minutes a day makes me a "casual" player.

Bad idea.
Lol, I had a girlfriend like that once... then I met a girl who enjoyed gaming and we played SWG together, but she insisted on playing Rebel when I was Empire. Eventually she dumped me for killing her too often in faction warfare...
Now I have a girlfriend who commented on my friendship with my old SWG guildies (no joke) when we first got together, that you cannot have friends you have never met. Then they are not friends, they are just casual acquaintances. I then introduced her to Facebook, and she now has 500+ FB friends and has changed her position. Still not got her into SWTOR though
No, really! I am telling the truth, honestly! Look I can prove it, I am a politician! I am as honest as the day is long!
Besides, I am a terrible liar, everyone can see when I am lying - my lips are moving... oh damn, err, that last comment was off the record, right?

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Burana
03.07.2012 , 05:51 AM | #16
Try to reserve a couple of days per week for 3 hours of gaming each time, rather than 1 hour every day.

Both my hubby and I play SWTOR (WoW and Rift before that), but we don't play every day. THAT would be childish in our situation.
I of course don't think that playing video games by adults is childish, but it is childish to put your gaming before your partner, kids and job or studies, and before your own well-being.
Some gamers start to sacrifice chores, dinner quality time, doggy walk time, playing with their own kids time, whatever, just to find more time for gaming. This is what partners or parents of gamers are most concerned about, so just promise and prove that playing won't interfere with your normal life.

Enjoy responsibly, in other words :-)

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haliy
03.07.2012 , 06:15 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Soulfighter View Post
why did you marry such a narrow minded person by the way ?

she sounds quite boring and uninteresting
Nope, quite the opposite which is just a couple of the many reasons why I married her.


Quote: Originally Posted by Burana View Post
I of course don't think that playing video games by adults is childish, but it is childish to put your gaming before your partner, kids and job or studies, and before your own well-being.
Some gamers start to sacrifice chores, dinner quality time, doggy walk time, playing with their own kids time, whatever, just to find more time for gaming. This is what partners or parents of gamers are most concerned about, so just promise and prove that playing won't interfere with your normal life.

Enjoy responsibly, in other words :-)
Couldn't have said it better myself. With my current job, the times I play just happen to fall into the times where she is at work and the kids are at school. This way when the kids get home, I can help them with their homework or whatever else they need. They also like playing so after the homework, I can log on with them and play for an hour or so before the wife gets home to spend time with her.
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Vindeta - 55 Commando ~ Snapshote - 55 Operative

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Tadshackles
03.07.2012 , 07:48 AM | #18
I see this in far too many relationships. Women are very narrow minded about this topic. I will never understand why. Most would be totally ok with me building model airplanes for three hours per night but if instead I wanna kill some Jedi, then I am a child who needs to grow up and act like a man bla bla bla.

Here it is. People fear what they do not understand. I imagine your wife spends at least 4 hours a day staring at facebook or gawking at E-TV trying to find out what Brangelina is up to. The only real difference, is you are becoming a better typer and improving your hand-eye coordination.

Ask her if going out to the club with your boys a few nights a week would be better.
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~Abraham Lincoln

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SNEAKYSIX
03.07.2012 , 08:59 AM | #19
if your in your 30s, even early 40s you are born into the first console/gaming/generation.

Atari 2600 (cartridge slotter)
Commadore 64.
Amiga
Master System
Mega Drive
Nintendo 64
Playstation
PC
Playstation 2
Xbox 360
Playstation 3
Gaming Laptop

This is my history of gaming... My hobby....
But its not my life, family comes first this is my bonus on nights when theres nothing on TV. My ex-spouse stated its not the gaming itself thats the issue its the fact your chatting and having conversations with others and not me...... Which when you look at it,, was true....
You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?... It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs."
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Ohnoto
03.07.2012 , 09:01 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by SteffizleESQ View Post
...that playing 30-60 minutes a day makes me a "casual" player.

Bad idea.

My wife and I play together. I'll get home, and she'll make dinner, which gives me time to check for things on my main character, guild, and send off companions. Then after dinner we get on and level our alts together.

She typically works most evenings, but she also knows that I am one of those "average" players that does at least 5 hours a day