Let me not bust right in there on day, what, one?

With the exception of very few video games, although I may have pre-ordered them, I (and by I, what I really mean to say here is we) do not begin playing them on day one. Very few of them we will start on day one, and if we do start them on day one, either that is for the multiplayer aspect of it because we have a lot of friends who might be playing it and willing to play it with us and give us items or want to play alongside us. I do not have the time to devote to play a game on day one, and we have more than enough of a backlog not to make that feasible. I’ve also been burned by just enough people who take gaming that seriously not to want to jump into almost all of these games on day one, and I don’t want to burn myself out on gaming again to the point I don’t pick up games in a certain genre or games at all for several months. (As I mentioned in a previous entry, and for more than just that reason but… for a lot of that reason, this is why I burned out and essentially “retired from” YuGiOh! the card game. As mentioned, there were a lot of factors that went into that decision, but I would be lying if I didn’t mention the fact that one very specific individual and his actions influenced that to the extent that he did. It wound up being an extremely personal thing for me, and just as personal of a decision that I made for me that wound up bettering my mental health a lot.)

I’m also the kind of person who enjoys playing things on my own timetable… or, again, on our own timetable.

Telling me when to do what “just because” has never gone over well for reasons, as it is generally ill-advised.

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