Sometimes people may secretly wonder why my rank is still low in certain games, why it is still below let’s say…..level 20 two weeks after the game is released.
Why am I only at rank 13 and not rank 50 one week later after the game’s release?
Why does it take several months for my rank to go up rather than several weeks or even less?
You say you’ve been playing for years, but why are you still not performing well in online matchmaking?
Nobody actually asks me these things but I can bet that people are thinking it when they encounter me online.
People have a tendency to binge play a video game whenever it’s released. Buy the game, play for 5 – 10 hours, maybe even pull an all-nighter, ask for the day off work, etc.
So you may look like this 6 hours into the game without taking a break:
We’ve all gone through that feeling, our eyes are so tired but we force them to pay attention to the game. Sometimes it makes us less focused during the game and we make silly mistakes.
My mind tends to wander when I’m 30 minutes or an hour into a test at school and I’m still not finished. It’s really common now with me since I choose to take my time.
I have had those moments when I buy a new game and play for 3 hours one night, go to bed, can’t sleep because I want to play some more tomorrow, and then I play tomorrow. Depending on the day of the week, the time I spend on video games varies.
While still under 18 years of age, my parents had a strict rule of gaming for a limited time. In middle school it was 30 minutes, then in high school it was 1 hour and was cast aside once I turned 18. As much as I despised having someone else decide how long I would play, I never disobeyed that rule. But, even with the freedom to play as long as I want, I still don’t do it.
Why is that? I went through an addiction phase of video games on all the consoles I had. I have a PSOne, a GameCube (replaced with a Wii on my 14th birthday, hell I remember I would play Kirby Air Ride for hours whenever I got the chance…..say I think I’ll write about that game later and Triple Deluxe since I’ve been meaning to do so for quite some time), the original Gameboy Advance, then GBA SP, Nintendo DS Lite, then DSi, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and a Nintendo 3DS. Yep, that’s a helluva lot for a console gamer. I would play every chance I got because it was new to me, and when it’s new to you, it’s all you want to do.
The addiction started to subside when I got my first laptop years later. But I am still known to play when I feel like it. I find that I’m one of those gamer chicks that begins to wear off a little on playing a lot at a certain stage in life. It doesn’t mean I’m going to stop completely, because I love video games and I’ll find the time to play them no matter how busy my life gets, even if I only play for an hour on a weeknight and 3 hours on Fridays and weekends. We’ll see what the future holds.
Some people older than me still prefer to binge play which is okay, it’s your life, not mine. But try not to end up getting this: