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IRL - How much do you get to play? (1 Viewer)

Joined
Mar 21, 2020
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As a parent to small children i hardly get any playtime at all. This morning i checked my uptime on my crew that i have standing around in guild hall. 12 days, active playtime during those 12 days? About 2 hours... i took all my 12 characters that have been running overseer.mac and bought augs from the vendor. Thats it.

How much do you other parents get to sit by the computer?
 

luclinjunkie

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Jul 14, 2019
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As a parent of a 4 year old and my neverending appetite for certifications...only game time I get is if I sacrifice sleep. I have to plan out my play beforehand. I will let my sub lapse very commonly. Speaking of which, need to log in and claim a few.

My kid was never a good sleeper though first few years. I have a buddy with a kid that sleeps like a log 8PM-8AM nightly. He can play 2-3hrs no problem. Lucky bastard.
 
Joined
Mar 21, 2020
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As a parent of a 4 year old and my neverending appetite for certifications...only game time I get is if I sacrifice sleep. I have to plan out my play beforehand. I will let my sub lapse very commonly. Speaking of which, need to log in and claim a few.

My kid was never a good sleeper though first few years. I have a buddy with a kid that sleeps like a log 8PM-8AM nightly. He can play 2-3hrs no problem. Lucky bastard.
I envy your friend 😉
 
Joined
Jul 13, 2019
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Since MQ2 and covid, I have been getting to play a lot more. With the current situation, I've been working from home so I get set up and get my camp going right before i log in for work, then I am working/taking meetings right next to it. I keep a close eye on it and intervene when needed. This allows me to play a lot more than I usually would.

I've gotten to really tinker with KA12 and I am happy to report that I have a full group doing pretty well on nothing but KA12. I've never gotten it to work this well before.
 

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Jul 20, 2020
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I would say I don't get to play enough! But in all reality a couple hours every other night. MacroQuest really allows me to get on and feel like I can accomplish something in a short amount of time.
 

Sum1

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Jul 30, 2006
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I don’t get to play as much as I’d like (also have a young child, although she’s a solid 6pm to 6am sleeper). My wife HATES EQ and also hates when I’m in school or studying for certs, so I have to tread carefully, lest she get so pissed that she punishes me for raiding. Thankfully, my guild doesn’t raid 4 days a week or anything crazy like that.
 
Joined
Oct 5, 2020
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I play a lot, but only during the day. The kids 10 and 15 are remote school and pretty self sufficient besides me making lunch when they are busy. My wife works from a home office which is where I am also set up.

I would say 4-6 active at the keyboard hours of playing a day on average. I hop on and off throughout the day, I usually stop at 8pm because that is husband/wife time where we hang out, watch the and talk and stuff.
 
Joined
Sep 24, 2016
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When my kiddo was younger my play time was severely limited. But as she got older my evenings started to open up quite a bit. I have dedicated nights each week to hang out with the wife, and one to play games online with some old college buddies. The other nights I normally end up in EQ for 2-3 hours. And I tend to check in and do something on weekend days after any planned chores etc. My wife knew what she was getting into thankfully as I have been playing EQ since we were only friends, so she is supportive until I bring up the raid word. I even manage to get her to play with me about 1 day a year.. lol
 
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Being a newbie to EQ with less than a year of tenure, I'm glad that I've had enough time to play to catch up to my guildmates in that time. I am usually logged in For a solid 12-14 hours per day, and just recently have reached the level range to be somewhat useful to my guild. ( :
 
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Jun 30, 2020
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Since MQ2 and covid, I have been getting to play a lot more. With the current situation, I've been working from home so I get set up and get my camp going right before i log in for work, then I am working/taking meetings right next to it. I keep a close eye on it and intervene when needed. This allows me to play a lot more than I usually would.

I've gotten to really tinker with KA12 and I am happy to report that I have a full group doing pretty well on nothing but KA12. I've never gotten it to work this well before.
This is me to a tee. I work from home, so I can literally play in the background. Probably a LOT more than I should. But I don't watch TV or movies that much, so EQ is pretty much my only in-home entertainment.
 
Joined
Nov 4, 2015
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honestly not as much as i used to, although now that my daughter is almost 9 i do have a bit more time. have been setting up my group and letting them pull for a few hours while i work on things and watch the show. although i set up a ftp account for her and we picked a race/class she wanted to do and i'm going to teach her the game. well assuming i can pry her out of minecraft :)
 
Joined
Nov 29, 2015
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Like many of you I am working from home with covid so keep EQ on in the background. Outside of that I have 2 under 5 so my only play time is after they go to bed. I have it worked out with my wife that she puts the kids to bed 3 days a week so I can get on an hour early to raid and I take them the rest of the week.

Usually get 1 weekend night to play as late as I want.

All in 15-20 hours a week active and whatever I get in during work hours.
 
Joined
Nov 21, 2020
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Used to play 12-20 hrs a day 4 days a week then work 3 days straight lol. Then I played 12-16 hrs a day 7 days a week depending on TV. Then I didn't play at all for 5 yrs due to moving and internet issues, tried a bit with 4g tethering but it sucked couple years ago(bad reception, I've raided on 3g internet np) now it's hit or miss, can play 0-18 hrs in a day but all those hours include 15-20min afks, whereas they didn't used to(smoking at desk vs not in the house) plus I have a houseful of needy ADULTS that are incapable of adulting so I have to instruct them. The 2 kids really aren't an issue lol. So I may have 4-6hrs straight set aside for "me" time, bit I may lose most or all of it to needy ppl, and just stay up til 4 am to make up for it instead. All of this is regardless of mq, I don't depend on it to play and don't ever want to, but without it I'd be using mercs instead of rogues, and my Dru would NOT be my healer. But, that's how I played for over a decade so ..no big deal. My "job" now is pretty much doing everything for the other adults because they're incapable, and that takes time. Cooking, cleaning, haircuts, animal Care, tech support, babysitting, advice, medical ...you name it. I'm apparently the mother/housewife to all of them lol
 
Joined
Nov 30, 2019
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Hi there I have three kids with the oldest being 7. I am a potter by trade and spend my days throwing clay around but I am done around 6-7 pm then the kids are up till 8 when the bedtime process begins and they are usually asleep by 9. Provided the wife does not want or need anything I can game from 9-12 or 1. So about 3 hours a day and when not playing i have a few toons running as a trader and the rest farming buffs in the GL and lettin overseer run. I can sneak a bit of spare time starting at 8 if im just doing maint. on my accounts but out farming doing mission and the like require my full attention. Long story short I get around 15-20 hours a week.
 
Joined
Jul 29, 2019
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I normally play about 5 days a week. Usually during the day up until about 4pm. My kid is 19 and is a freshman in college, I did have some years of waiting until she took a nap or had to wait until I came home from work (when I worked a job that was 8-5).
 
Joined
Oct 5, 2012
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I don't get much time to play games at all. Married with two kids, and I work at a shipping company five days a week, anytime between 10 and 16 hours a day. KA, RG, and VV in general give me a chance to come home and relax with the game I've loved for two decades. Even if I only get to watch my group come together and do stuff, it's enjoyable. The weekends allow me to really play and have a brief respite, where I can play like I was younger and more care free.
 

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