Times you've gone too far in pursuit of a hobby (shame thread)


#1

I once pulled a sickie for the release of a World of Warcraft expansion (it was Wrath of The Lich King, for those that means anything to). Not only was this incredibly nerdy, it’s also a bit stupid because the servers crash over and over on launch days for this kind of thing so it’s pretty pointless anyway.

Share your shame. There’s no* judgement here.

*loads of, everybody pile on/bundle


#2

Spending thousands of pounds on guitar equipment over the years.

Pulling sickies when new games come out.


#3

I think I took a week off for the Wrath launch. Good times!


#4

So it was you gumming up the login servers that week!

shakes fist


#5

I’m choosing not to think about how much money has gone into this stuff. Yesterday I bought another pedal to make my new (expensive) pedal useable, and didn’t even flinch at the absurdity of that.


#6

The amount of cash I spent on Warhammer 40K over the years. What was a I thinking?

Clearly, Fantasy/Age of Sigmar is better. What a buffoon.


#7

Cutting short a paid-for holiday and paying for an additional flight in order to watch Utd Liverpool.


#8

Easily winning so far.


#9

Now I’ve got The Itch™ :scream:

Yesterday I used up all my vodafone rewards points in order to buy a Carcassonne expansion from Amazon. Was kinda saving those to get me some free sky sports news on the move. Ah well!


#10

I had a faint Itch™ the other day, then remembered how much I hate levelling/single player content and it passed.

Close one, though.


#11

Ha, that’s the bit I miss the most, just pottering about on my own (play a rogue), and pet battles reeeeally sucked me in. Found it a nice little completionist task to get on with, always something to catch/beat/work towards in between the raid/prof grind. Can’t play it on my POS though, so useless me even getting Legion.

I did pick up the big lore compendium recently though, I’ll always love the story of that universe. ~sigh~

I did reactive my account on a super penoid online text space game this week though, heh. Miss some escapism in between the tedium of work and the endless cycling I suppose.

That said soon as I upgrade my PC… ORCS, DEMONS, ELVES. BRING IT.


#12

Really loving age of sigmar. Went ot the Facehammer tournament recently. Every one I played was a podcaster :persevere:

I quit a fairly well paid job to go to a Lord of the Rings tournament that they’d refused to let me book days off for. @Scout noticed this on the internet and was very encouraging :heart_eyes:


#13

Worst thing is he’s talking about watching it on sky!


#14

:smiley: excellent. How did you do?

I haven’t gamed since…July (and even then we played Mordheim) - not done any painting for ages, feel a bit bad to be honest.


#15

Yeah alright. Lost the first two (silly mistakes after getting lucky tbf). Drew then won the last two. Took a Blight Kings heavy army - they’re absolutely insane.

It does seem to happen that way. I’ve got 3 mates at work who come round every Saturday to play so I get loads of games in. Started going down Derby Wargames Society too every week.


#16

Last night i went outside with my brother around 11pm to try and catch a magnemite that showed up as nearby on pokemon go. Hurried round the block of houses in pj’s looking like shifty twats and we couldn’t even find it :sob: also I keep buying 1k coins every month in game I might as well set up a direct debit


#17

Yeah, levelling and pottering about in the world is the bit I miss most too. I got properly addicted to pet battling, but that farming, cooking and fishing nonsense did nothing for me. Made a fortune making and selling gems, I wonder if that virtual money is still there - probably worth a lot less now.

Loved my time during Wrath… it was a great 5-man progression then (I found raids too long and a bit boring).


#18

Cool! I’ve still got my Undead, going ghoul-heavy, running 2 Varghulfs, terrorgeist, crypt horrors.

That’s good - we’re supposed to meet once a month, but it’s just been busy (2 of the group have kids) and we’re all a bit spaced out at the mo, location wise.


#19

They really should’ve create a way of playing it remotely by now :frowning:


#20

https://www.totalwar.com/