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Poll: When you play X-Com how long do u spend on it per day?

When you play X-Com how long do u spend on it per day?

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#1 hellfire__356

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 12:16 PM

I play this game in sessions it seems usually about 2 hours a day hehe i wonder how much time people spend playing this game? (its time well spent tho) :beer:

#2 Snakeman

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 06:55 PM

It depends for me, sometimes an hour, sometimes two or even three when I can play (sadly its not everyday heh). Trouble is, its still so addicting and its easy to let time slip by me so I stick to shorter sessions.

#3 The Master Maniac

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 09:29 PM

It's variable for me--when there's nothing to do with my time off, I can go as long as 5 hours before stopping for a "break." My friends frequently visit just to play, so we've got our own little "X-Com cult" going on here, and those sessions could go on for a while. When not consumed by the nothing-to-do-plague, I usually sneak in an hour or two on average. I think I've put more time into X-Com 1 than all the other games I've ever played combined.

#4 Paladin

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 06:55 AM

I usually play one or two battlescape missions in a row, more when I have the time, but that is simply too rare -_-
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#5 hellfire__356

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:07 PM

I wonder how long NKF spends on it per day with his experiments? <_<

#6 Paladin

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 01:49 PM

26 hours per day?? :D
At the very least IMHO :LOL:
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then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 04:26 PM

I don't know what to answer, I haven't played it for a long time now (don't beat me up) When I did play it last time, I played it about 5h/day though :)
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#8 NKF

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 09:35 PM

Me? Almost never.

Seriously.

That is, I almost never play the games anymore. My experiment can span a few minutes, to several hours depending on the complexity of the set-up phase and the testing phase.

When I do sit down and play, it's generally 30mins to an hour. And even then, it's usually my solo floater base assault savegame or my 'play from scratch' campaign.

Back when I was a starry eyed new player and first got TFTD, I think I and a friend played one game from evening until dawn.

I really couldn't say I played it too much back then, since I was a bit of a Doom freak at the time and found my constant failure in X-Com to be a bit off putting. But once I got the hang of it, I think Doom got shelfed and I was playing 3 - 5 hours X-Com a session. Not necessarily every day, as I had to test my feet in other games as well.

Overall though, 'it depends' would have to be my answer.

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#9 Paladin

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 07:04 AM

I guess we can all say that, I'm pretty slowed down by work right now -_-
"You're just jealous because the voices in my head only talk to me."

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then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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There is another which states that this has already happened.
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Posted 15 October 2004 - 12:08 PM

Geez lately none. :crying:
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#11 hellfire__356

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 07:02 AM

i remember first getting the game and playing it for hours at a time especially as I had it on playstation later on :rolleyes: i couldnt seem to put it down I was addicted ^_^

#12 Paladin

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 07:50 AM

Yeah, only the greatest games can still do that after ten years...
Master of Magic is another such :D
"You're just jealous because the voices in my head only talk to me."

"I only think this stuff up ..
then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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There is another which states that this has already happened.
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Posted 03 November 2004 - 01:43 PM

just found it after a two year hiatus and back into it, about 3-5 hours - not every day of course ^_^

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 05:50 PM

*revives topic*

On average, less than 10 minutes :( But WHEN I finally play it's easily 2 hours. Although I wish I had the time to vote for:

ALL DAY I AM ADDICTED

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But without the caps :Poke:

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 05:58 PM

I haven't played it for about 5 years now. I had a brief game a few months ago for old times' sake, but that was about it. Every other time I've run the game since then was for some info or to take a screenshot.

#16 hellfire__356

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 06:41 PM

LOL its been months since i started this thred, and been about 2 since i last looked at it, its nice to see people still posting even if my thred "really bad luck, bad situations made worse" has been removed :angry:

i like the new emoticons,

unfortunatly i aint played much x-com, i think that it was a phase so i av to say i dont play it anymore but it will always be in my heart, X-COM for life, u never forget it

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 12:04 PM

i hardly play X-com UFO.

As a fact, i play more Xenocide then X-com. Seriously.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 01:33 PM

i hardly play X-com UFO.

As a fact, i play more Xenocide then X-com. Seriously.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 02:43 PM

I just got CE for Xmas after about 8 years of not playing. Back in the original DOS days I remember playing for 8-10 hours straight, no problem. That was when I was just getting addicted to the phenomenal turn-based play.

Over this last Xmas break, being away from work for days on end, I was able to start at noon and then look up to realize it was midnight. I can easily play for 12 hours a session if the world leaves me alone... and since I'm not hindered by children, it's not too hard for me to get uninterupted blocks of time when on vacation. Stock up with drinks and snacks near the comp desk and go!

Lately it's been marathons of NWN in the same manner.

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 02:06 PM

I've always been alternating per year (I have a schedule most of the time LOL how sad)
Though I haven't played X-Com since I stopped my boring little TFTD stories and am currently playing Master of Magic, Star Wars: Battlefront, and Unreal Tournament 2004 (I played Halo for a little bit)
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:31 AM

i play in long amounts of time when i do get around to playing... but these days between school and WoW I don't have much Xcom time :-P
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:20 PM

I'll play for about 4-6 hrs every 2-3 days, so it averages out to about 2 hrs a day.