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If you don't play online games, what are your reasons?

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Over here, @The Blackangel mentions a dislike of online gaming. I too currently do not play any online games.

I was wondering who else here avoids multiplayer gaming, and if so, why?

Sometimes I play Q3A or UT2004, but it's almost exclusively on the LAN. I used to be a very dedicated player on a MUD, but that was back in high school. Since then, I simply never found one I liked. It was like it had to be just the right community for me to be compelled by it. Plus, playing MUDs is too time-consuming with my adult responsibilities.

So why don’t I play any other types of online games? Well, I play single player games at night to unwind in a zero-pressure environment that feels safe and controlled to me. That means dealing with other people is not something I want to do. Therefore, even though I’m sure I’d find some online games fun, I just don’t play them.

If you avoid online games, why do you do so?

 

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In past my limit with internet prevented me from the multiplayer games. But now that I have enough internet, I think it's good to make the most out of it and play and jump in like most game reviewers do. I think for me the reason was limit in terms of tech. specifically the bandwidth. 

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Some games like RDR2 Online I have yet to play because it is horrendous quite frankly. When it is in a better state I'll probably change my stance towards it.

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22 hours ago, Alyxx said:

Usually it's cause I have no friends to play with but I do play alot of Destiny 2 with my friends.

How is Destiny 2 coming along since they split from Activision? Well, I guess they'll be far better off because they can't be pressured by them into adding excessive microtransactions anymore.

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Well, the biggest reason is no time.  However, also, my connection is via a satellite - and, unfortunately, those connections are fast for movie downloads and surfing - but not gaming.  Well, streaming video is somewhat possible - but for some reason, a satellite simply cannot handle gaming.

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On 10/7/2019 at 5:36 AM, Jayson said:

Well, the biggest reason is no time.  However, also, my connection is via a satellite - and, unfortunately, those connections are fast for movie downloads and surfing - but not gaming.  Well, streaming video is somewhat possible - but for some reason, a satellite simply cannot handle gaming.

I think that is genuine. Life is a bit short. And time is scarce for many of us. Giving time to what matters is fine too. 

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