FFD: How much do you play a day?

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FFD Time

Contrary to song lyrics, time doesn’t seem to be on my side these days. It’s already time to finish up Halloween and start buying presents for the holidays. The year has flown by, and each evening and weekend seems to be over before it started. It seems time management is required for me to even get to play all the games I want, and it’s only going to get worse for me.

Now that I’m going to be spawning, people have ranged with comments from “don’t worry, I still play games for hours every day” to “you won’t have time to shower, let alone play games”. My plan is to play The Witcher 3 during maternity leave, but that might be rather ambitious. Even now my gaming time simply isn’t as ample as it once was.

As a kid, I could easily play games for hours every day, and as a university student, I remember some weekends where I sunk 12-15 hours into a game… per day. Now, I consider it an extremely gaming-filled Sunday if I’m able to get 8 consecutive hours of gaming in. There are just far too many obligations; maybe I should hire a PA to help free up some more gaming time.

But then I hear about people finishing certain games within days or weeks and I have to wonder just how many hours they’re able to play each day. Are they that much faster at gameplay, or does a day of gaming mean something different to them?

Most of my gaming tends to happen between 5pm and 11pm during the week, with my timing being much less consistent on the weekends thanks to social engagements and whatnot. So weekend gaming can range from starting anywhere between 8-10 in the morning and finishing anywhere from 11pm-1am, although it’s never for that many hours straight anymore. I still consider myself lucky with the amount of time I get to spend playing games, although those hours seem to be dwindling as time goes by.

How many hours do you get to sink into your favorite games every day, and just how much sleep are you sacrificing for it?

Last Updated: October 23, 2015

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