gaming time

How I stopped worrying and learned to love gaming ADD

Focusing my gaming time on one title has shown me once again how much I suffer of a condition referred to as “gaming ADD”. Just like regular ADD, patients of this affliction suffer from an inability to play one and the same game for a longer time, being distracted by the beauty and “shiny factor” of new titles. To a degree, all gamers know this:  when a new game hits the stores, you want to have it and play with it. However, many of my fellow button-bashers are able to focus on one title for some time, while I’m already knee-deep in another game.

I haven’t been always like this, and for a time, this gaming ADD was driving me mad. However, I learned that it isn’t bad, and that you actually get more out of your gaming life when your attention span is similar to that of a hyperactive dog. This is my story (cue epic intro music).

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March Gaming – The Secret World

the secret world gaming character

In order to give you a clearer look on what I play, why I play it and how I play it, I’ve decided to focus my entire gaming time every month on one title. To start with this monthly gaming madness, I decided to pick a game that actually motivated me to start this blog. My very first post was about it, and I have been brainstorming about how to translate it to a tabletop environment. You know that I’m talking of no other game but The Secret World.

The entire month of March, I will use all the gaming time I have (which is not that much) on this title. Every week, I will fill you in on my adventures in this mysterious world, filled with zombies, Cthulhu-wannabes and mummies in slick suits. Everything can happen! The only thing that is set in stone is that I’ll be playing that brand-new character in the picture above, who happens to be a Templar and who has chosen Blades as his starting weapon. Anything next to that is not set in stone, and I would really love to hear from you, dear readers, what you want me to do with my month in The Secret World.

If you want to play with me, I’ll be playing the character “Chindividual” on the Huldra server. You will find me online in the weekends and late in the evening throughout the week. Don’t be shy, and hit me up in-game or here on this blog.

I gotta sharpen my sword and wits now, for this secret world is filled with terrors I don’t dare to speak of!