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time spent playing - how do you end a session?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by clif9710, Jan 3, 2011.

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How do you end your Civ sessions?

  1. BIOLOGICAL: when I get too tired or hungry to continue

    47 vote(s)
    31.8%
  2. SOCIAL: when my sig other/parent/kid bugs me to stop

    20 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. PSYCHOLOGICAL: when I feel guilty about the time I've spent

    19 vote(s)
    12.8%
  4. MECHANICAL: by alarm clock. After X hours/minutes I stop

    6 vote(s)
    4.1%
  5. LOGICAL: when I have achieved a goal in the game

    30 vote(s)
    20.3%
  6. NUMERICAL: when a certain number of turns/game years have passed

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  7. OTHER

    24 vote(s)
    16.2%
  1. clif9710

    clif9710 Warlord

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    We all love to play a session of Civ, but what most frequently stops you from playing without limit?
     
  2. sav

    sav Prince

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    Civ5: When the turns start taking 5 minutes each, otherwise known as 1AD.

    Civ4: When I must sleep for work the next day, well, two hours after that point to be honest...
     
  3. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    When I start thinking, "Hmm, I wonder if OT has any new posts to look at". If I've started to think this, is time to take a break. Just an Alt-Tab break, though (and I'll Alt-Tab back into it when I realise that, no, OT doesn't have any new posts :(). The amount of times I find myself thinking this is probably related to how immersed I am in the game.
     
  4. jprc

    jprc My dog is smarter than me

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    is the poll about civilization V, or all civilizations in general?
    I did not vote as my vote would not be the same according to the version (latest versions with all expansions)

    Civ1: SOCIAL
    Civ2: OTHER (when my - former - boss showed up)
    Civ3: BIOLOGICAL (I am now the boss)
    Civ4: BIOLOGICAL (no more bosses and wife(s))
    Civ5: OTHER (when I am bored by the game)
     
  5. glaivemaster

    glaivemaster Prince

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    It's between biological and social - if there's no-one else around I'll play until I'm tired or hungry (and even then keep playing for a while after I realise I should have stopped), but often somebody comes around who wants to do something, so I stop to go hang out
     
  6. basta

    basta Prince

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    I voted "other," my game sessions usually end either when I can see I've won and it gets boring going through the motions to achieve actual victory (and those sorry little painted sketches aren't worth it) OR the game crashes and I think, "well that's a sign." (BTW it's a strong rig).

    Pretty much 50/50 which way it ends, but I rarely finish a game--the endgame is pure tedium.
     
  7. ewade244

    ewade244 Chieftain

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    Usually logical. Be it the end of a war, finishing a National Wonder that I've wanted for a while, finally reaching the new continent with my settling party, or maybe at a certain Turn #/Time...
     
  8. ash88

    ash88 Hail to the King Baby -DN

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    I stop when I've won but the game doesn't realize it yet.
     
  9. cman2010

    cman2010 King

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    I usualy just stop when I know I need to get ready to go to bed so im not tired for work the next day.
     
  10. Tokira

    Tokira Warlord

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    Other: I would've chosen social but I read that its that if my parents or kids bug me to stop but its not that. It's most likely my friends who want me to come and do something or then myself knowing that I need to do something else (for example go sleep due to an early wake up on the following day). :)
     
  11. Morningcalm

    Morningcalm Keeper of Records

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    Bored is my reason. Not a choice in the poll, so I've not voted in the poll. *shrug*
     
  12. bryanw1995

    bryanw1995 Emperor

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    biological, as sav said typically 2 hours after my originally decided-upon bedtime.
     
  13. McRoos

    McRoos Warlord

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    Frustrated, as when in the end game the turns take 5+ minutes or the game hangs !!
     
  14. cccv

    cccv King

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    a mix of biological and logical. I either have to go to bed or I just won a game.
     
  15. Arsenic Steel

    Arsenic Steel Warlord

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    This one has my vote.
     
  16. Methos

    Methos HoF Quattromaster Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    Moderator Action: If all you're going to do is rant about how bad the game is, then don't post here. There are plenty of other threads for that. I've deleted the rant posts.
     
  17. Methos

    Methos HoF Quattromaster Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    While I enjoy this game, its not something that is causing the one more turn syndrome. I tend to stop when I've played for a while, due to my daughter, time to get ready for work, or simply because I have something else I need to do. So rather then choose just one of the options, I voted 'Other'.
     
  18. jacyp

    jacyp Winter Lover

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    I would say Psychological but not cos of the reason stated above.

    It's more like a feeling that I have already won the game, it's only a matter of time. It's not the Logical option, I don't know how to quite explain it. The feeling of game won can happen on turn 100 or turn 600, so it isn't really a logical appraise.

    If the game is heading for a defeat, I don't mind trying to stay alive and pester the AI though.

    By the way: whoever voted for "Biological" is a WIMP! :lol:

    Come on, sleep is for the weak and you can eat while you play.
     
  19. elprofesor

    elprofesor Pluri-editing poster

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    A combination of three:
    -biological: I'm starting to feel tired, so I stop.
    -logical: I suddenly realize that I haven't stopped playing because of the biological reason, so I just say to myself: "ok, I make sure that this wonder is mine, and I leave"
    -psychological: two wonders, five techs and a war later, I feel guilty for having no will, and quit playing. A quick glance at the clock helps too.(the one I have voted for)

    I tend to avoid the social reason by playing only after everybody is asleep. Not really healthy.
     
  20. dj_morton

    dj_morton Chieftain

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    when my wife starts threatening me lol
     

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