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Signs that tells you you've been playing this game too long

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Manticore, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Manticore

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    1. A simple vacuuming job on a Saturday morning takes 5 times as long because in between you're answering ICQs or making sure your char is still alive in the dungeons.

    2. When at the work place you actually answer "aye or nay" to someone's inquiry.

    3. When your favorite sex dreams have been replaced by dreams of attending an event and finding out you're the first one there and all the Mesanna decorations have been somehow unlocked. Then waking up with such disappointments.

    4. When your spouse yells "dinner time" you say "hold on a sec, in the middle of fighting".

    5. When facing cancelling cable bill vs fancier phones or phone plans vs going to the movies vs UO subscription, you cancel them all and keep the UO subscriptions.

    6. When the homes in UO looks cleaner than your real life home lol.

    There, keep it coming :)
     
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    When someone cuts you off in traffic and your first thought is a the perfect spell combo to drop him...
     
  3. MalagAste

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    I'm so with you on #6..... I'm such a fanatic about organizing my UO homes..... I've kinda quit doing it at home. Every once in a awhile I look around and clear the clutter that builds up around my desk..... but usually that's me making lists and charts of things for UO.

    At work I find myself saying thinks like "Bel'la Dos". (Drow for Thank you) When I mean to thank someone for something.

    I get the weirdest looks when I say something like ....... "No can't switch you call because I have an EM event I have to go to.... " Or "Sorry but that's High Council night and I have to be there."

    My kids know not to try to talk to me when I'm sitting at an IDOC. Instead they ask things like...... "Well..... how many hours you got on that one?" "Is that about to fall cause it's supper time?"

    They start conversations like..... "There is a good Movie playing and it's Not a Monday or Tuesday ..... can we go?"

    I wish often that I could just mark a rune..... so I can recall there.

    My UO homes are far more decorative than my RL home. At least in UO most my furniture matches.

    A few times I've wished I could flamestrike the jerks at the door how dare they interrupt my gameplay!!!!!!!
     
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    When your out in real life clock watching, wondering if that IDOC has fallen yet.
     
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    1. No mute for vacuum so don'y play with it.

    2. Blanket answer, "whatever newb"

    3. Logging on to find characters stripped, on foot and houses really cleaned out and set to private. And you can not open the door. Then waking up.

    4. "Be there in 30 minutes or more. Waiting for a circle!"

    5. Cable bill only covers internet. And power bill comes before water, insurance, cell and food expenses.

    6. At least till they add the smell-a-vision upgrade. Cleaner fumes are a bit much. Also the ogre corpses in Serpent Hold would make the city very unpleasent. WBB naked pet washing events breaths some new life in the old hang out.
     
  6. Manticore

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    LOL
     
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    You go out to a club / bar and ask yourself why the cute girl serving you needs to wear a crimson cincture...
     
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    When UHall isnt up on your browser and your co-workers state "He is in one of 'Those' moods"
     
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    When you go to bed at midnight, yet set your alarm clock for 3am for a 3:15am IDOC. Thanks Cuda!!!
     
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    Ok, here's one that just happened this week:
    I'm driving (I'm certain it was RL, since there's nothin to "drive" in UO) out in the country and notice that about half way up a telephone pole there's a bunch of little white flowers that looked a lot like our "snowdrops" and what comes to mind is "How did they raise them to that level?" I actually laughed out loud on that one...

    Then there was one occasion where I'm driving down this 2 mile stretch of road that's 25mph (and it really should be at least 35 since there are few houses and no foot traffic or kids here ever) and some 97ish person is doing 22 the whole way... (Have you ever driven for 2 miles at 22mph) Can't pass, illegal... So I'm behind him thinking of what I'd like to do and it goes something along the lines of: "Ok, just a mild poison - then a couple of lightenings, hmmm... Don't want to kill him right away, he must suffer first"... hehehehehe
     
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    I saw a Christmas lawn decoration recently and my first thougth was... I'm going to grab that if this goes idoc :blushing:.
     
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    While climbing the stairs to go to bed, you wonder why you didn't just put in a teleporter.
     
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    press the alt(Ventrilo) key to talk to my wife
     
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    Is it just me or does this bring to mind some character endlessly toiling away slaying critters in search of the Mythical CLEAN "Legendary Artifacts" ?
     
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    Going to the drive up atm at the Chase, rolling down the wndow and saying 'bank'
     
  16. Mr. Plod

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    LOL this is a funny thread!

    #1 when you're running dry on cash and you daydream of a world where you could go farm mobs for some pocket change

    #2 when you are squirming at your computer because you have to pee but you just know the idoc will fall as soon as you turn around

    #3 when you are bank sitting at 3 am because you're too tired to play but too stubborn to log out

    #4 when you name your pets after npcs or mobs

    #5 when you are on suo or stratics on your smartphone every time you take a ****

    Those are mine hehe
     
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    1. You started putting "Crafted by _____" or "Exceptionally Made ____" on your home work/school work rl anything..
     
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    Something similar happened to me along the lines of this MalagAste, one morning at work an associate of mine said hello to me by saying "Greetings" and I replied, without thinking "Merry Meet". She looked at me with a lopsided and a seemingly 'knowing' smile; I just grinned. I never asked her what she thought of that very short interaction and to this day I still wonder, ha.
     
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    Coming home from the grocery store, I carry my bags into the kitchen and just put them on the kitchen table. Then, going back outside to drive the car into the garage, a neighbor gets hold of me and starts to chitchat endlessly. I suddenly have the feeling that I should hurry up now... (= the food is not in a secure container / locked down yet - it might decay while we talk!)
     
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    When you drive by abandoned house and wonder if that idoc would be worth of camping.

    When you look at your kids and wonder if Ultima Online 2 will be out before they grow up

    Moment when you realize that your stealthing skills where not high enough to get past bedroom door guardian(wife) on your way to bed after too late night of playing UO.

    When you try to ninja your way in to nursery to add extra pacifiers in kids bed and they wake up, you wish you had some smoke bombs for insta hide.

    When driving 16 hours to see your friends on other state, you wish you could have just use moongate or recall spell to get there faster.
     
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    When you drive home from work for lunch...just to check your vendors....
    When you've made out a UO will......better safe than sorry!
    When u realise u forgot to eat all day cuz u got on UO first thing in the morn-and got "sidetracked"...
     
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    when you sit down at the cinema to watch Moon (few years back) while the missus is off to get pop corn (of course its HER job!) you realise that the chest full of friends gifts (including a val hammer from Bobar Europa, several years old, and gifts from Shamu,Stomp WoY and many others as appreciation for your help) is unlocked after you moved it and forgot to lock it down, ITS A BIG PROBLEM
    you say, "I have to go, you can come with me or i come pick you up later,either way i am leaving" dilemma, only to drive a mach 10 to get home, thinking that the decay timer will **** you, the EUPHORIA to see it there loyally waiting for you!!!!, to this day, its safe in the bank after quitting a year ago!!!!! (and she knows not to argue cos you have THAT look in your eye that says "there is no point fighting"

    Only to have my great freind Shadefox declare he would abandon a candle lit anniversary dinner for the same problem! (classic)

    BEAT THAT!

    or, Having your fire service alerters go off a nano second before an idoc you own yourself, thats loaded, to justify NOT GOING as you know there are enough guys to crew the pump! "apparently" **just in case someone from HFRS is reading and knows Jack is me;)**

    when you have 20 days off work, and all the gym fitness plans and or neglected dogs did not get walked in that time, and that you are proud you achieve FU*K ALL in that time in RL (whatever that is)

    when you go to bed when you hear the birds start singing outside
    when you go to be and your girlfriends wake up alarm goes off 2 min after your head hits the pillow
    when your colleagues inform you that you could have gained a college degree in aeronautical engineering in the time you managed to gain GM begging
     
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    when you try to explain the intricacies of house placement to the numpties at work
     
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    Great idea Manti by the way, this is bringing back memories and entertaining me greatly, oh wait, or is it somewhat? ;) bravo!
     
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    when you plan dr's appts around Idocs and events!
    when you schedule your vacation around the release of a new expansion
    when you go fishing with your husband and think Oh crap did you refresh the boat! "on uo"
    when you stop answering to your real name because you so use to being called by your chars name
    when you straight drive to mc donalds with your lap top because the power has just went out and your not missing that dang 1 room shack falling "i live 45 minutes from town might i add"
    when you refer to Stratics as : the news
    when you find your self naming rl pets after uo pets
    when you no longer refer to UO as UO...it is now known only by the Game "the only game"
    when you catch yourself telling family members epic sagas about things that happen in uo "they havent the slightest what the hell your talking about but you keep telling them anyway"
    when you get annoyed at before mentioned Mc Donalds employe for not being able to make a simple plain hamburger and cast flame strike on them "this will also get you stared at in public"
    when you have been in the same guild longer than you have ever worked at any job
    when you model your pond around the one you have on uo
    when you hear animal noises on tv and instantly recognize it as a uo sound clip
    and lastly .....when you refer to you nephews green plastic play survival knife as a 100% poison dagger...you might have been playing the game to long lol
     
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  26. MalagAste

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    How about this one...... When you move and don't have any internet you hook up your PC anyway and play an "offline" game ..... such as.... Sims Medieval..... and you name all the characters in it after your own characters in game and the characters of all your in-game friends so you don't feel so..... Left out and alone.
     
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    When you load up "the Hobbit Kingdom of Middle Earth" on your ipad4 and call your "char" atfer a UO name!
     
  28. Manticore

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    Here are some new ones:

    1. When the thought of attending early Asian shard events replaces your actual alarm clock to wake you up.

    2. When you travel abroad and gain access to the internet at the local public library you down load UO client just to check in your houses.

    3. When you visit the relatives you secretly download UO onto their computers and logging in to check your houses.

    4. When you know friends in this game who you've never met in real life longer than real life friends.

    5. when you trust people in this game more than your real life friends lol.
     
  29. LordDrago

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    When you take the wrong exit ending up in Camden, NJ, and realize you have the same feeling as when you accidently walk into a red moongate.
     
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    My sister finds UO on her computer after every one of my visits...sooner or later she will just leave it there.
     
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    Now this is more like it!
    When you wish your dragon was with you in heavy traffic.
    Telling your mom give me a second to pop a gate ... then remember she lives in mesa
    Calendar has more UO events then RL activitys....

    LordDrago give her a game time # and tell her come visit you..... in your world.
     
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    You saved a piece of the Castle IDOC cake from Fairfax to send to work with your mother, so she can share it with her coworkers (my former coworkers) that got you into UO.
     
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    I remember one of these years ago, great fun.

    When you are driving through the countryside/at the zoo and see a fun animal - then catch yourself hoping it is a) tameable and b) ridable!
    Wishing you could CTRL Q to find your lost keys/phone/wallet
     
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    When you are driving home from work and wish you could say the words Kal Ort Por to get home faster
     
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    hmmmm...NJ traffic and drivers....

    Hey, a a guy can dream can't he?
     
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    Back in 1999 I was working at a local store while going to college and was dating a girl work worked their part time. One afternoon she had come up to meet me as my shift ended... Just before I left I got a call from a friend who played UO telling me someone had gotten into my UO house and was looting everything (of course this was back before houses were secure). I looked at the girl and said I've got to go, my house was getting robbed. She followed me out to my car and rode with me... white as a sheet as I raced through town at Mach 10. She was very confused as we pulled up to my apt and I unlocked the door and ran for the computer chair!

    14 years later she is my wife with her own set of UO accounts... She understands now!
     
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    Now that's priceless! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thats a life mate for sure!
    I always say a family who plays together is one strong family.
    One would not imagine the ways UO language and thoughts enter our life in the RL world.
    Non gamers think we have gone batty... till they try it.
    It took my son and I 9 years but now his wife gets it.
    go figure.......
     
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    I'm guilty of 2&6
     
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    -when you no longer refer to UO as UO...it is now known only by the Game "the only game"
    -when you model your pond around the one you have on uo
    -when you hear animal noises on tv and instantly recognize it as a uo sound clip

    Guilty of these.. kinda =).

    No pond (yet) but my rubble plant collection mimics my rl plants around the apartment/balcony.

    And seriously, the sound clips one.. ive turned my head more than once while the wife is watching tv lol.
     
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    Driving down the road in a rural area, seeing an open field and having no doubt in your mind that a castle could be placed there.

    Everytime you light a lighter "Vas Flan, or Kal Vas Flam" goes off in your head.

    Same as above for turning on the lights in a room is referred to as "In Lor".
     
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    Been there done that.
     
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    When you read Ultima Hall befor your morning news paper
     
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    When you start the 1,234,932nd "you know you've been playing too long" thread.
     
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    Gods...... I can't tell you how many conversations my friends have been forced to listen to because I or one of them keeps thinking we have to hit the push to talk key to talk to people at home or on the phone......

    I've heard Poly order pizza talk to his boss..... and a dozen other things....

    My friends have heard me hold conversations with my kids..... heck my kids even sometimes grab my mouse and tell my friends in Vent things..... I know it's REALLY bad when my daughter comes home listens to vent for a moment and goes "OMG is that Clone? Is he still playing?"...... even though she's NEVER played UO.... It's so sad.
     
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    When you're sitting at your computer and suddenly a host of rather impolite words spew from your mouth and immediately your partner jumps up, runs to their computer while saying "Where are you"? (You of course are very dead somewhere and once again they are on their way to rez you).
     
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    *turns red*
    Oh yes, when you have a hard time writing a business letter, or anything else for that matter, without emotes.
     
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    Or if your reading this thread and realize that your suspose to pick up your son from school and bring him to doctors appointment and see that you only have 5 minutes to shower and get there
     
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    driving down the road and seeing a dead bird and yelling feathers!!! or seeing a fallen tree and saying logs !!!
     
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    hah...when your daughter calls you 30 minutes AFTER you were supposed to pick her up...and you have to try to make her believe that you are already on the way....
     
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