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RollsReus1959
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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by RollsReus1959, 4 weeks ago.

I want to know how many players out there are embarrassed to tell others that they play this game.  I have friends who are into various games and every Friday we would meet up, have beers and talk about life and the games we are playing.  It seems to me that none of them take any interest in the game I'm playing, GTAO, and while they acknowledge how great of a game the GTA franchise is but they laugh at the micro-transactions and how this game doesn't reward us with any achievements.  I can argue that we get a Securo trophy and cash all around our offices but I would be laughed at -or- I can tell them my accomplishments are unlocking T-shirts....and would be laughed at.

 

Where is our sense of accomplishment?  Buying new toys?  Well...shark cards have nullified that.

 

They would get all giddy when talking about other games and how good it is but no talks of GTA.  I just tell them GTAO is like real life.  You drive around, troll, grief and socialize.

 

It's a do-nothing socializing game and it's fun... is what I tell them.

 

How many you guys and gals get laughed at for playing this game?

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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by Cutter De Blanc, 4 weeks ago.

I generally don't discuss the video games I play with anybody in real life as I grew up facing social stigma for being a gamer.

One of my friends will play occasionally, and I'll talk to him about all the cool ridiculous sh*t they add in every new update though

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Lol I get roasted by it from two of my cousins for playing it so much

Also cut off two of my rl buddies about a year ago when all they would do is roast me about my obsession with GTA.

I feel like people shouldn't be so concerned with what others are into, we're grown adults now. Making fun of others for being so into something? What is this, f*cking high school? Stop with the pettiness smh.
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Posted 4 weeks ago

Oh I might get laughed at! That'd kill me! Someone laughed at me - I'm not in the cool club!

 

(No offense to you OP. I just think - you know, f*ck it if people don't want to get you).

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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by Sanches, 4 weeks ago.

Sorry, 0 real life game buddies.
*sniff*

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Nah,they don't care about GTA,in their opinion,the game doesn't have an objective,you just run around killing people,and that makes it boring.
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Posted 4 weeks ago

Either they're too naive to understand, or they're bad friends.

Compare their games to GTA. Do they have micro transactions? Do they spend hours on said game? Do YOU hate the game they're playing?

This is why I don't have any IRL friends. I'm an introvert for one, two, I'm 26, and three, the people I enjoy talking to are all on the PlayStation, either playing GTA or the PlayStation in general. I have friends that play Destiny, FarmVille, Titanfall, Hellblade, the list goes on. We enjoy gaming. It doesn't matter what game we play.

I'm picturing your friends that are cheeto eating try hards at COD that prestiged four times, but that could be the typical gamer persona I'm thinking of. A real, true gamer doesn't care what game you play, as long as you, the player, enjoy playing it.
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Posted 4 weeks ago

Haha, no. My friends and I play whatever the f*ck we want. We don't give each other a hard time for liking a certain game, that would be ridiculous.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

I'm not embarrassed about having played this game or any other game for that matter. If someone I knew were to pass judgement against me about such things, they are likely not a real friend, so their opinion doesn't really matter to me at all in the grand scheme of things. I'm pretty open about my love for gaming with individuals I know in the real world; I don't feel the need to hide it.

 

I don't agree that this game is like real life though; it has taken far too many liberties with realism to be considered such at all.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

No.
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Posted 4 weeks ago

No. And if they do then f*ck em.
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Posted 4 weeks ago

Of course not. They play with me. :D
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Posted 4 weeks ago

This game has a huge sense of accomplishment. Starting from the bottom and after all the grinding being able to look at your own personal militia, nice properties, dream cars.

 

Every game has its roast points.

 

GTA? Micro-transactions and ungodly grind requirements

 

Call of Duty? Whiny little 12 year olds flying around on Jetpacks, MLG Wannabe scrubs, same recycled crap every year

 

Overwatch? Weird anime nerds, etc

 

In all honesty, who cares what other people think. I play this game to escape that BS haha. My friends do weird stuff to, hell we are all a little messed up and weird in our own ways. Game on and don't look to others for validation :)

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Posted 4 weeks ago

What I hate is when my irl friends wants to do something and say "what are you doing tonight just playing games?"

Like "oh your not doing anything" -_-

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Posted 4 weeks ago

They don't give me sh*t for playing GTAO. They laugh and call me names because I play GTAO on a console.
Damn Star Citizen snobs anyway. A micro transaction over there means you didn't spend 15000$$ USD to get the completionist award. And yes, that's fifteen thousand real life dollars.

As for friends I have locally that I actually see face to face, well.... I live in Maine. I run an excavator for a living, and all my friends here are rednecks who spend their free time at the bar.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

It doesn't bother them. If they ask me if I'm going out and I say no, I'm staying in to play GTA, they just say ok and find something else to do :lol:

I don't tend to talk to them about my second life on GTA though :whistle:
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Posted 4 weeks ago

I'm at the age now where most of my friends have children and boring 9-5 jobs that they grind for real cash.  When I get any opportunity to spend time with them it's generally discussing politics, work, the stresses of raising a child (theirs, I don't have any) and how generally f*cked up and depressing "real life" can be.  We don't discuss video games simply because they don't have the time to care.  I on the other hand have an insanely unique job that involves travel, crazy fluctuating hours and a ton of stress.  Even if my friends played religiously I'd never be able to sync my schedule up to theirs either.  But when it comes to them scoffing or criticizing me...if anything they're just frustrated that they don't have the free time to play because they have their life sucking hell spawn to deal with...sucks to be them.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

No, I don't worry about things like that any more.

"Friends": Hey, so you're into GTA online 24x7... sni**ers in the background? That's nice for you!

Me: Yes, I play way too much I admit it, but what about you guys?

"Friends": Oh, we're Destiny boys, and regularly do raids and other PvP activities. And now there's DESTINY 2!

 

Me: LOOOOOOOOL  :lol:

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Not at all. Some of them play world of warcraft or sh*tty magic card games so they have no right to laugh.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

I can share it with friends and collegues - no problem. We can have a few laughs together :D

- So one day I met a french girl in GTA...

- How exactly did you meet? Did you hit her with your car or shoot her in a face? :D

 

I don't share my in-game experience with my mom and older relatives though - they are too conservative about video games :) I also don't share it with strangers.

 

I would never consider the in-game achievements as real life achievements though.

 

Don't think this game is like real life. Don't think it should be. Games are not the form of escapism, games are models for me - you can test and experiment with things, you can challenge yourself in many ways, you can obtain another perspective, but they should not take place of real life.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

They don't give me sh*t for playing GTAO. They laugh and call me names because I play GTAO on a console.
Damn Star Citizen snobs anyway. A micro transaction over there means you didn't spend 15000$$ USD to get the completionist award. And yes, that's fifteen thousand real life dollars.

As for friends I have locally that I actually see face to face, well.... I live in Maine. I run an excavator for a living, and all my friends here are rednecks who spend their free time at the bar.

 

I'm also from Maine (I don't live there now though) and most of my Maine friends are just hipsters crying about the gentrification of Portland and how no one can afford to live there (yet they still do).  The "not a hipster" update reminds me of them.  Also, I grew up with a few Drinkwaters in my home town, not that your user name means you're related, but I figured I'd share.


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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by ALifeOfMisery, 4 weeks ago.

I've taken the usual sh*t over being a gamer. These were the same people who would take the p*ss if I talked about a book I was reading or when I was working crazy overtime to pay for my masters.

Unfortunately I had to hit my 30s before I stopped giving a f*ck. Cutting away the dead wood around me helped a lot.

The wife gives me sh*t sometimes, not for what I play but the amount of time, I'm away with work a lot and sometimes when its been particularly intense I need a day or two to wind down.

I didn't notice a water leak in the bathroom one time due to playing GTA and not moving for a few hours, I took some sh*t for that.
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Posted 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately I had to hit my 30s before before I stopped giving a f*ck...
 

 

That's the way it works. The older you get the more you realise you've only got so much time to do the things you want before the final Amen! And if GTA online is your thing, better get busy with it.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

I'm a grown ass man or at least I think so. I know there is a stigma being a gamer and I don't really care nor do I care what my friends think because they don't judge.

I'm specifically talking about my gamer friends who play games. There seems to be a stigma towards GTAO players.

Remember I have openly talked about GTAO as the greatest game in history even though their direction is not to my liking.

How come we get laughed at by others when almost everyone in the world is playing this game?
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Posted 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately I had to hit my 30s before before I stopped giving a f*ck...
 

 
That's the way it works. The older you get the more you realise you've only got so much time to do the things you want before the final Amen! And if GTA online is your thing, better get busy with it.

Very much so; I've been celebrating my 25th birthday for a decade now and it's incredible how every year seems to pass by faster than the previous year.

I never had children and I don't regret it. Work life is stressful enough and having listened to the woes and cries from real life friends about their marriages, troubled children, extravagant expenses, etc, I think I made the right choice (for me personally) about my on-going passion for gaming. Of course, I'm not saying it is the right choice for everyone, but I honestly think I would lose my mind if I were to become too much of an adult. :p :lol:
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Posted 4 weeks ago

Seems you need to get better friends.. also i'm usually doing the laughing about the dudes that play: lol, csgo, overwatch, rocket league and so on..

 

Gta online is soo much better, well except for the hackers, but every game has some.. to some degree..


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Posted 4 weeks ago

 

 

Unfortunately I had to hit my 30s before before I stopped giving a f*ck...
 

 
That's the way it works. The older you get the more you realise you've only got so much time to do the things you want before the final Amen! And if GTA online is your thing, better get busy with it.

Very much so; I've been celebrating my 25th birthday for a decade now and it's incredible how every year seems to pass by faster than the previous year.

I never had children and I don't regret it. Work life is stressful enough and having listened to the woes and cries from real life friends about their marriages, troubled children, extravagant expenses, etc, I think I made the right choice (for me personally) about my on-going passion for gaming. Of course, I'm not saying it is the right choice for everyone, but I honestly think I would lose my mind if I were to become too much of an adult. :p :lol:

 

 

The funny thing is, I do have all of the things you mentioned. Ongoing marriage of 15 years, three kids still living at home, two dogs and two cats (and a budgie [only joking, no budgie])

 

It's got nothing to do with being married, being single, being an astronaut or living in a basement. It's about doing what you want with your life and your spare time. I used to think that if I had too many burdens then I wouldn't be able to cope, and then the burdens came along and I found that I coped rather well, with life, with family and everything else. For every burden you assume, you release a different burden onto the shoulders of someone else, it's called delegation, proportioning responsibilities, or something like that.

 

What this means is that I have as much time to play GTA online as I had for other things 30 years ago, amazingly. Just be determined, pig-stubborn and do the things you want, irrespective of age or responsibilities.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

lol

Everybody gives me sh*t because it's the only game I play.

 

I don't play Destiny or the other crap shooters they like


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Posted 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately I had to hit my 30s before before I stopped giving a f*ck...
 

 
That's the way it works. The older you get the more you realise you've only got so much time to do the things you want before the final Amen! And if GTA online is your thing, better get busy with it.
Very much so; I've been celebrating my 25th birthday for a decade now and it's incredible how every year seems to pass by faster than the previous year.

I never had children and I don't regret it. Work life is stressful enough and having listened to the woes and cries from real life friends about their marriages, troubled children, extravagant expenses, etc, I think I made the right choice (for me personally) about my on-going passion for gaming. Of course, I'm not saying it is the right choice for everyone, but I honestly think I would lose my mind if I were to become too much of an adult. :p :lol:
Being a Tryhard, Adult Edition, you mean. That's awesome! I know some of them!

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately I had to hit my 30s before before I stopped giving a f*ck...
 

 
That's the way it works. The older you get the more you realise you've only got so much time to do the things you want before the final Amen! And if GTA online is your thing, better get busy with it.
Very much so; I've been celebrating my 25th birthday for a decade now and it's incredible how every year seems to pass by faster than the previous year.

I never had children and I don't regret it. Work life is stressful enough and having listened to the woes and cries from real life friends about their marriages, troubled children, extravagant expenses, etc, I think I made the right choice (for me personally) about my on-going passion for gaming. Of course, I'm not saying it is the right choice for everyone, but I honestly think I would lose my mind if I were to become too much of an adult. :p :lol:
oh I could tell you first hand I have a son (this goes back with his birth) after his 2nd birthday their was a fallout and my son and I went our own way.Becoming a single parent I had lots of responsibilities for the first years with me I had no time to even consider gaming,after some years I bought him a ps2 and some games, I had a PC so at that time I played GTA San Andreas and I only played when he played.forward to now (he's 16 it makes me sad that he is growing up so fast) I don't have to watch him as I used to so now I have more freedom to play when ever possible. I couldn't agree more on now older I am time just advances so much more or it seems.um I think I lost my train of thought cause I have to leave work now (it's been idling in my pocket :lol: )
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