So i just noticed that when i really like the game at some point i will at once play the game and watch the stream/youtube wideo of the game( usualy speedrun or aome hardcore challenge). I noticed it recently with anno 1800 but now that i think about it i did that with tales of arise, eu4 ,kings bounty,total war,hades and probably some more. So i wonder do you have similar strange habits

  • @[email protected]
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    309 months ago

    I can tell I’m really into a game when I end up ditching the objectives to just screw around. If I’m following the quest arrow I’m probably just in it for the plot or for some completionist urge, but if I really like the game I’ll start wandering off the main path to just enjoy the environment and satisfy my own curiosity about things.

    • @[email protected]
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      89 months ago

      Similarly, it’s if I really start looking at the scenery. Like zooming in on desks and and where textures meet and stuff to a) see all the worldbuilding details, and b) to see the level designer / env artist’s work up closer.

    • Rhynoplaz
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      49 months ago

      I was like level 20 before I started the main quests in Skyrim. 😂

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    289 months ago

    I know I like a game when I start it at 5pm and then two seconds later it’s 11pm and I tell myself I’ll just finish this one quest and then boom it’s now 1230.

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    209 months ago

    I start ‘solving’ the game’s puzzles in my dreams, or random mechanics from the game show up in my dreams somehow. When that happens I know a game has its hooks deep into me.

    • Pika
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      29 months ago

      This, I had this with shenZen i/o, I would solve the solutions in my sleep then never remember them when I woke!

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    9 months ago

    Avoiding main quest line advancements in order to make the game last as long as possible.

    After overcoming a challenge, reverting my progress so I can try it another way, and then another.

    Getting through real-life tasks as quickly as possible because I want to get back to the game.

    Contemplating game characters and their motivations when I’m supposed to be trying to sleep.

  • Voytrekk
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    99 months ago

    I will be in my own bubble playing the game. Not looking at social media, just focused on the game.

  • daredevil
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    The game will be my first thought when waking up, and my last thought before I sleep.

    • @sirdorius
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      59 months ago

      Night? More like sunrise and time to go to work

  • all-knight-party
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    When I start making notepad lists of long term goals or shopping lists and such, usually in open world games with lots of tasks where you’d forget on your own what you might be working toward

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    39 months ago

    When I go back to do some part over again to try and do it better, or just do it different.

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    When I start taking screenshots waaaay too often, that’s when I know I’m really engrossed in it.

    I do this especially often with EU4, like whenever I’m in a gigantic war, or when I’ve just taken some land and my borders are looking real sexy

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    29 months ago

    When I have on the video game music and sound effects. That means I’m totally in it.

    Otherwise I’ll have Netflix/Hulu/whatever streaming or music playing.

    • Rhynoplaz
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      39 months ago

      For real!! I don’t know how many times I listened to Short Change Hero while playing Borderlands 2!

      Related sidenote: My son just started playing it like ten minutes ago. Aww, Nostalgia.

      • @[email protected]
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        29 months ago

        Borderlands and Diablo style games are so great for music farming sessions. Good times man.