3 Pages V  < 1 2 3 >  
How To Waste A Year Of Your Life.-eat-sleep-andjam, Dealing with an addiction-and now getting rid of it !
Unleash-The-Shre...
Apr 19 2008, 04:06 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 1.397
Joined: 12-August 07
From: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
That's good that you put a stop to something that was a big problem to you. I love video games myself and I love playing for hours but not all the time.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Outlaw2112
Apr 19 2008, 04:16 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 1.881
Joined: 16-January 08
From: Washington DC
I was the same way with cod 1 on the computer.... I was in a clan in CAL and TWL and had matches and scrims every night... it was alot of fun, but i wasted alot of time doing that stuff... but i dont regret it at all, i made some good friends online gaming and still keep in contact with a few of them..

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Unleash-The-Shre...
Apr 19 2008, 04:40 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 1.397
Joined: 12-August 07
From: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
QUOTE (Outlaw2112 @ Apr 18 2008, 11:16 PM) *
I was the same way with cod 1 on the computer.... I was in a clan in CAL and TWL and had matches and scrims every night... it was alot of fun, but i wasted alot of time doing that stuff... but i dont regret it at all, i made some good friends online gaming and still keep in contact with a few of them..


Yeah I love online gaming. I don't find gaming a waste of time for the most part because it really can be beneficial believe it or not.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Eat-Sleep-andJam
Apr 19 2008, 04:48 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 2.412
Joined: 23-February 07
From: New york
QUOTE (Unleash-The-Shred @ Apr 18 2008, 07:40 PM) *
Yeah I love online gaming. I don't find gaming a waste of time for the most part because it really can be beneficial believe it or not.



There is nothing wrong with gaming
. But there is a distinct difference between My Gaming and Your Gaming.

Before I started playing video games I would bring my Guitar Magezines in the Bathroom. Once I started I moved onto gaming manuals biggrin.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Join Me On the Lyrics Board !


"Find something worth dying for...



...And live for it"
-The Uncreator
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Unleash-The-Shre...
Apr 19 2008, 04:53 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 1.397
Joined: 12-August 07
From: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Apr 18 2008, 11:48 PM) *

There is nothing wrong with gaming
. But there is a distinct difference between My Gaming and Your Gaming.

Before I started playing video games I would bring my Guitar Magezines in the Bathroom. Once I started I moved onto gaming manuals biggrin.gif


Lmao! Now thats hardcore gaming!

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Smikey2006
Apr 19 2008, 06:14 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 2.361
Joined: 27-April 07
From: London,ont
good to hear your over your addiction.. i used to be a major gamer.. now i own an x-box 360 and online.. but i manage to only use it for casual halo 3 action-- smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Schecter Exotic Star+ Peavey VK
Ibanez Xiphos 707 + Krank Revolution 100
Damien 7




Wishlist
Schecter Customshop
Schecter 2008 Blackjack
Damage Control Timeline Delay Pedal/Distortion
a laptop that runs protools :'(
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Eat-Sleep-andJam
Apr 19 2008, 06:30 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 2.412
Joined: 23-February 07
From: New york
QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Apr 18 2008, 09:14 PM) *
good to hear your over your addiction.. i used to be a major gamer.. now i own an x-box 360 and online.. but i manage to only use it for casual halo 3 action-- smile.gif



Yeah smile.gif Halo 3 was never my strong point. laugh.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Join Me On the Lyrics Board !


"Find something worth dying for...



...And live for it"
-The Uncreator
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Young Guitarist
Apr 19 2008, 08:08 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 668
Joined: 17-April 08
From: Home, spamming the GMC forum.
I got a PS3, with this game i love, Elder Scrools: Oblivion. Its awesome, but i merely use time on it. since i got my guitar i use most of my time on this site, and these awesome forums biggrin.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Rock On!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Siggum
Apr 19 2008, 10:04 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 1.228
Joined: 3-January 08
From: Denmark
Ex gamer here as well, i got addicted to wow without even realising it wink.gif The only game i play now is the fretboard game smile.gif

Anyway man, glad you quit

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------


It dont mean a thing if it aint got that swing
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Eat-Sleep-andJam
Apr 20 2008, 11:46 PM
GMC:er
Posts: 2.412
Joined: 23-February 07
From: New york
QUOTE (Siggum @ Apr 19 2008, 01:04 AM) *
Ex gamer here as well, i got addicted to wow without even realising it wink.gif The only game i play now is the fretboard game smile.gif

Anyway man, glad you quit



Thanks smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Join Me On the Lyrics Board !


"Find something worth dying for...



...And live for it"
-The Uncreator
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Fsgdjv
Apr 21 2008, 07:29 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 1.255
Joined: 12-April 07
Omg, I'm the total opposite, I'm wishing I could find more time to play games, I didn't finish a single game last year and that's actually a problem for me. laugh.gif

But good job for quitting something that had gotten out of hand!

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
Apr 21 2008, 09:47 AM
Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
I'm very happy for you because you don't play games in such manner man. They are truly very very addictive. I used to play games a lot, get one game and don't calm down till I finish it, but don't play games for quite some time, and really don't have the time for them now. They are truly a waste of time and brain energy. You can find some other much better things to do instead of playing games.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Danilo Capezzuto
Apr 21 2008, 12:59 PM
Instructor
Posts: 1.829
Joined: 16-February 08
From: Italy
QUOTE (Siggum @ Apr 19 2008, 11:04 AM) *
Ex gamer here as well, i got addicted to wow without even realising it wink.gif The only game i play now is the fretboard game smile.gif

Anyway man, glad you quit

Me too... laugh.gif laugh.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Check out my video lessons!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
OrganisedConfusi...
Apr 21 2008, 01:09 PM
GMC:er
Posts: 5.635
Joined: 29-November 07
From: Nottingham, UK
I'd say interacting in games online is a fun way to spend your time but everything needs to be in moderation. It's ok playing 4 hours games in a row as long as you make sure the next day you go out with friends and do something and also have a day of guitar or whatever. I try and mix up a load of activities to make me happy. I enjoy spending time reading books, listening to music, playing guitar, playing keyboard, playing games on my PC and new PSP smile.gif, Playing in my band, going to see concerts, going archery and clay pigeon shooting, drinking and socialising at rock nights and many other things. It's all about getting the right mix. You shouldn't feel like playing games is bad. You should just see it as a means of fun that if you moderate your playing time is great smile.gif. I also love watching TV shows like Lost, Criminal Minds, 24 etc.

Life has many activities and opportunities. Make the most of everything smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Gear
Guitars:- Caparison Horus Snowcloud, Parker Nitefly M, Parker Nitefly SA, Gibson SG, Parker P10e, 40 Year Old Spanish Acoustic
Amps:- Framus Ruby Riot 2x12" stack
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Fran
Apr 21 2008, 04:39 PM
Learning Rock Star - Wiki Coordinator
Posts: 8.297
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Spain
QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Apr 21 2008, 02:09 PM) *
I'd say interacting in games online is a fun way to spend your time but everything needs to be in moderation. It's ok playing 4 hours games in a row as long as you make sure the next day you go out with friends and do something and also have a day of guitar or whatever. I try and mix up a load of activities to make me happy. I enjoy spending time reading books, listening to music, playing guitar, playing keyboard, playing games on my PC and new PSP smile.gif, Playing in my band, going to see concerts, going archery and clay pigeon shooting, drinking and socialising at rock nights and many other things. It's all about getting the right mix. You shouldn't feel like playing games is bad. You should just see it as a means of fun that if you moderate your playing time is great smile.gif. I also love watching TV shows like Lost, Criminal Minds, 24 etc.

Life has many activities and opportunities. Make the most of everything smile.gif


I totally agree!

Gaming is great, but like all things in excess, can be damaging.

Except guitar, of course laugh.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Guitars:
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Ibanez RG2570MZ, Epiphone SG G-400
Amp:
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Effects:
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Recording:
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

GMC wants YOU to take part in our Guitar-Wikipedia!
Have a good time reading great articles and writing your own with us in our GUITAR WIKI!
Share your playing and get Pro-advice from our Instructors: Join REC
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
shellshock1911
Apr 21 2008, 06:53 PM
GMC:er
Posts: 689
Joined: 26-March 07
From: Columbus, Georgia, USA
If you thought Xbox Live was bad, World of Warcraft or any other MMORPGs are even worse. At one point in my life 1/3 of my life was going to WoW, I calculated it. And since sleeping and eating is about 1/3, school is 1/3, that means I LITERALLY had NO life.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Fsgdjv
Apr 21 2008, 07:31 PM
GMC:er
Posts: 1.255
Joined: 12-April 07
No offense to Eat Sleep and Jam, but.

I'm getting abit tired of this whining about how games are addictive, games can make you waste a lot of you're life on them etc. Just face it, it's not a game that's does this to people, it's the people themselves. Play as much games as you want, just don't let them take over your life. It's the one playing too much (if he doesn't want to play that much) that's got a problem, but it's a problem caused by the person playing too much and not the game itself.

I used to play world of warcraft around 12 hours/day and while I understand that it seems like a lot of time, I never felt addicted. I played because I liked it and I didn't have anything better tyo do with my time. When I got tired I just stopped playing, nothing hard or dramatic about that. I still don't regret those hours I spend with the game. So this is clearly individual, and if you can't control your playing then, yes, it's good to play less, but come on, don't blame the games, blame the weak psyche of the person getting these problems.

This is not meant to offend anyone or anything, I just had to bring this up, and I still think it's awesome that you realised you played to much and did something about it, Eat sleep and Jam, that's how it's supposed to be when you know it's become more than just a way of relaxing and having fun.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Nick325
Apr 21 2008, 08:02 PM
GMC:er
Posts: 1.996
Joined: 24-July 07
From: Long Island, NY
glad you got over your addiction. when i first got my xbox and call of duty thats all i played everyday online but i got over it and play it occasionaly with my friends online.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jeff
Apr 21 2008, 08:09 PM
GMC:er
Posts: 877
Joined: 25-April 06
From: Virginia, US
Good move, John! smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Nathan333
Apr 21 2008, 08:11 PM
GMC:er
Posts: 89
Joined: 4-January 08
From: Toulouse, France
Good that you got over your addiction man! I suffer a kind of similar problem, I haven't played on my 360 in about 2 weeks now, but when I get a new game I will not be able to stop playing until I complete it. This makes games with online especially dangerous as there's nothing to complete sad.gif . With some new games that I want coming out soon I don't really know what to do... Do you recon I should kick the habit altogether and sell my 360? blink.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

3 Pages V  < 1 2 3 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 




RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 28th September 2020 - 07:11 AM