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gaming thoughts...

...I really need to learn some patience. Antsiness waiting for other people to complete their turn makes board games, and even tabletop RPGs, much less enjoyable than it should be.

I play such "social" games less often because of this, and play online games more, since there's less downtime... except when I start to play with a group... DDO was all right, "before", because we were all getting experienced in the game at the same time, and accelerated about the same as we got further in...

Now, going back to get some newer friends into it, it feels painfully slow, and I alternate between zipping ahead and pissiing people off, or sitting around waiting for things to happen, staying back, and stewing. Had a bad night of it last night, and I know I need to get this impatience thing under control before next week's game.

If only there weren't "productive" feeling games that make waiting around feel inefficient.

(Edit: also, this impatience causes me to make tactical errors in games far too often)

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chenoameg
Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
I found that when my laptop was becoming slower and slower I had a much happier time if I viewed every wait time as an opportunity to take a deep breath, stretch my shoulders, and practice various kinds of almost meditation.

Alternately, are you doing the videogaming because you want to take your mind of something and when it's slow you can't? Can you do a sudoku or something simultaneously?

We should have you over sometime to practice playing board games patiently. :-)
twe
Aug. 22nd, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
Take up knitting, or drawing - then you ca do that when you have to wait. :)
(Anonymous)
Aug. 22nd, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
this isn't a very good suggestion, but when I'm letting people figure out a instance I already know (I took some new people to the statues int eh ST for instance) while I'm waiting for them to figure it out, I try to go find details I've missed. Look more carefully at things. As spree, perhaps you should have been checking for more secret doors or alike.

As I said, not a great suggestion.
forgotten_aria
Aug. 22nd, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
Sorry, that was me.
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