The lights are on
Veteran Member - Level 12
I don't particularly enjoy going to school. Call me crazy,
but there are just so many more fun things to do than sit in a classroom all
day and listen to somebody else talk. Fun isn't the right word. School is necessary. I certainly don't want to be
that guy who drops out and becomes a traveling salesman trying to peddle used
Furbys to gullible old people. Mom and Dad always said that would happen if I
didn't keep studying.
So that's why I'm going back to school this week. It's hard
to eat without a job, and it's hard to have a good job without a complete
education. People like eyros who got a good job without going to college,
please sit down. We're all jealous of you.
I'm so jealous, I listened to an album named exactly that.
Right. Back on topic. Going back to school will be a lot of
fun in some ways. I'll get to see some friends that have been glaringly absent
for the past few months. They're all good people, and I hate living several
states away. School should solve that, as I'll have uninterrupted contact with
them for a good nine months or so. It looks fun.
The downside of school is that I won't have time for all the
little fun things that summer provides. Things like spending a good two hours
playing Batman: Arkham City on a
whim. In the summer, I can put in some serious game time. June, July, and the
first week of August are a magical wonderland of zero commitments and all the
time in the world for playing games. This summer, I have beaten The Witcher 2
(again), Braid, Dead Space, and Batman: Arkham City. Plus there's the usual
huge amount of time spent playing Minecraft and Team Fortress 2.
All that ends when school starts. Suddenly I have
commitments. Homework. Friends. Shopping. Cleaning. Basically, my life starts
back up again.
That I'm OK with. I like having a life. It's fun. What's not
fun is its effect on my gaming time. Between all the things I listed and
countless other concerns, actual time spent in serious console games tends to
drop dramatically when I'm at school. That sucks. Don't get me wrong, the other
stuff comes first, but it would be great to be able to do all that and have
time to play the games I want.
After thinking about this topic, I can't be alone here. As
much as we would like to have unlimited time for games and gaming, we don't.
Life doesn't stop forever. We exist in a finite, constantly changing maelstrom
of events which pull us in every direction... with most of those being directions
that lead away from gaming.
My question is simple (though your answer may be long). What
do you do to make time for gaming? Do you have time to play games? Why or why