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Lately, I'm wondering - I had similar mindset as Leo has, to grind hard, work hard, I can't remember when I watched a movie, I started playing some video games lately, but it's like 2 hours for like last 6 months.

What I mean is, he ment, that he had to become less obsessed, more chill, laid-back and I'm thinking, if that's a good idea to go back into gaming. What do you guys think?
I'm thinking about playing PvP (player versus player) arenas, so it might be really nice thing to improve my cognitive skills. Or am I just deluding myself?

I would take different approach, responsibilities first and only then I can allow myself to play. I would also go really serious about it and treat it more like competition then fun, so it really would affect my psychology in a good way.

Thank you for your kind responses.

Bless!

 

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i like video games. They let me go into autopilot and relax, but i am no Leo and dont have many obligations and haven't figured out my goals so i cant preach. I suppose the best i can say is be aware of what you are doing and what you get out of it, so if video games relax you and allow you to disconnect, notice that.  you can put your energy into the game of life! but there is corona so its pretty shit atm.

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7 minutes ago, 28 cm unbuffed said:

I'm thinking about playing PvP (player versus player) arenas, so it might be really nice thing to improve my cognitive skills.

Where do you get the idea from that it will help your cognitive skills? 

My personal opinion is honestly not to do it. Especially not PvP games. You'll compete against 14-year-olds that spend their whole day playing games, which in turn will make you want to spend a lot of time on them as well. 

11 minutes ago, 28 cm unbuffed said:

I would also go really serious about it and treat it more like competition then fun

If you don't play for fun, I really see no reason to play.

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Just get a zelda game already 😋


My Imagination is a Monastery and I am its Monk- John Keats

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@28 cm unbuffed yes if you want to become good at games like Dota 2 there are already incredibly good young players with 5+k hours ahead of you going to high school and having alot of free time and people coaching them, besides the internet resources available for all.

Sometimes e-sport players tend to transition to other games, if they go out of reach and they can do it in a very short time.

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14 minutes ago, Applegarden said:

@28 cm unbuffed yes if you want to become good at games like Dota 2 there are already incredibly good young players with 5+k hours ahead of you going to high school and having alot of free time and people coaching them, besides the internet resources available for all.

Sometimes e-sport players tend to transition to other games, if they go out of reach and they can do it in a very short time.

Not to mention that those kids look everything but happy. Many pro players say they regret going pro.

I have a friend with 12k hours in Dota 2. If he would have worked minimum wage in that time he could buy a house by now. 

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If you can control youself and not waste thousands of hours i don't see why you can't enjoy them. If you play only one game in time your skills will improve. Forget about becoming one of the best of course you must dedicate and waste your life for that. But if you want to become better without wasting much time you can train specific skills. In csgo for example you can find maps that train your aim. You could practice your aim for 10' and then go play a competitive match and then stop. No harm done. 

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Always been a gamer but got intrested in personal development and that lead down the spiritual path and gaming got lost along the way,  but a funny thing is at my last LSD trip where i become concious of what reality is, my ego after that told me " lets never trip again and just plan video games and enjoy this life" lol 🤣 thinking about playing the new Wow : shadowlands when it releases but its so much time, perhaps better to go with ps5 and new COD or something 😁 i think it is healthy to combine personal development with some nice activitys like gaming 

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Avoid the low conscious games. Only go for the creative ones. 


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On 1. 10. 2020 at 6:02 PM, 28 cm unbuffed said:

I would also go really serious about it and treat it more like competition then fun, so it really would affect my psychology in a good way.

This sounds like impossible reality for me but maybe I know what you mean actually. I guess it depends on what you want out of your life, whether video games keep you from doing the things you value more than them. Also some people cannot get any intellectual stimulation because of having bad teachers, bad education methodology or whatever which kills their curiosity so they go into video games and use a lot of their mental capacity there in order to fulfill this need of learning something, and video games have a very high learning curve but they can also be very addictive.

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I agree with you. People often plunge into video games in hopeless situations. Once in the virtual world, people do not think about their problems in real life. The virtual world is often more interesting than the real one. But the main thing is to have a limit so that it does not cause gambling addiction. Because every game has its pros and cons. Every computer game can teach something: strategy, logic, learn to think and draw conclusions, strive for something. Sometimes I can play simple, easy games like Tetris, puzzles or games wooricasino . It helps to distract me from everyday problems.

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Ask yourself why do you want to play videogames? What are you getting from videogames that you are too afraid to manifest in your daily life?

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It all depends on which role videogames play in your life.

Personally I spent I think over 20.000 hours in my life playing videogames and I see that they are (at least in my case) in the end something that holds me back in my old self.

That's why I decided to quit entirely playing.

If I start playing, I will very soon backslide and have massive playing hours which eats up all my time.

To me it's a matter of priority: vision and LP vs playing videogames.

I rather have the achievements and that sense of progression in "real" life than in a videogame :)

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I like video games. PvP. It’s competitive, fun, challenging, an opportunity to grow and prove my skill. Right now my computer broke, so I can’t play. Sucks. But I’ll play again in life. I don’t think it’s bad to play, if you’re seeking higher conscious activities, you don’t have to make everything in your life high conscious. Relax a little, don’t work all the time unless you’re that type.

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You know what's so fun? Zelda, Breath of the Wild on a powerful PC using texture mods.  Replaying Final Fantasy 10 HD steam version... Far Cry Primal... but I can't. I have different priorities now. I can revisit that stuff perhaps in a decade. In the meantime, enjoy the fact that in 10 years I'm going to have super powerful hardware to use and tons of new content to discover, that will likely surpass these two favorites of mine. 

No, I probably won't buy that 3080 or Big Navi... why tempt myself to game more? Winters are long and cold though.. I may set up some rule that allows me to game during certain time periods.. for example if the temperature is under 10 degrees F... that way at least I can set limits to make sure I don't backslide into addiction. 

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On 2020-10-12 at 1:22 AM, 28 cm unbuffed said:

@Akemrelax

Being flawless, cool, badass motherfucker

Then find ways to do that in real life. You will me much more satisfied.

Maybe if you search deeper you’ll find more reasons why you play video games. For eg. people might play violent action games to vent out their anger, play to go on an adventure, or play strategy games to occupy their mind to do deep work. They are too afraid to manifest these desires in the real world so they live vicariously through video games. As a result their needs don’t get realized and playing becomes an escape. Make sure you’re addressing your fears directly and not getting distracted in an illusion of meeting your needs by video games.

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