General
 
 

 Return to Index  

Sleep

March 28 2004 at 7:09 PM
Sirian  (no login)
from IP address 65.128.204.207


Response to Done at last, long , long last

 

I got to be very good at Tetris. Maxed out the original Russian version on max possible score a couple of times. Then it got scary. I realized I was thinking about Tetris day and night, dreaming about it, etc. I had to quit, permanently.

Then a couple of years later, it got worse. A game out called Blockout: 3-D style Tetris with segmented pieces in various dimensions, from one to five cube-segments in length. I played that, got to be very good at it, too. But that was like crack for mathematicians. My poor brain went into overdrive, obsessing about spatial relationships, fitting hallucinatory 3-D segments together for days on end after an intense session. When I finally quit this game, it took a month before I stopped dreaming about fitting blocks together.

Word to the wise: if you are literally dreaming about it, take a break.

It's been ten years since I dreamed about any games I was playing. Cold turkey appears to work, but one is left to wonder if there might be a "point of no return" past which lies madness or painful withdrawals.


- Sirian

 
 Respond to this message   
Responses

  1. So I wasn't the only one!! -qt- - T-hawk on Mar 28, 2004, 9:42 PM
  2.  
Create your own forum at Network54
 Copyright © 1999-2014 Network54. All rights reserved.   Terms of Use   Privacy Statement  

 
 




     



     
     
 
  Tourney Mission Statement:
Existing Civ III tournaments, contests and group events are universally plagued by elements or shortcomings that lead often to compartmentalized results. Spoilers and privileged info is readily made available while games are still in progress. The game itself remains in flux through a patching process. The scoring system measures only a few elements of the gameplay. We at Realms Beyond are not satisfied to settle for these conditions and compromises.

The Realms Beyond is home to gamers who go beyond the norm, who creatively add depth to good games to make them better, who choose to set our own added limits to gameplay for the purpose of increasing challenge, varying gameplay flavor, and getting more out of the games we love. We discard the usual standards and venture into realms beyond, where we share our passion for gaming with one another, and with those who are like-minded.

We develop and refine our tournament as we go, with the help of the players. Each game is subject to rules, but we keep the framework light, the emphasis on excellence, the focus on the spirit of the game. Come and play. Share, compare, teach, and learn.