game timers (was Are We The Puppet Masters? The Ethics of IxD.

26 Jul 2009 - 10:02am
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Brian Mila wrote:
> Civilization would display a message saying "You've been playing
> for 3 hours, take a break." Naturally, I dismissed the dialog and

I think Everquest was the first commercial MMORPG with the "/played"
option that told you how long you'd been playing. I knew people who
had something like 80 played days in a single year. One of my friends
quit playing EQ when he realized out how many 24 hour days he'd spent in
front of the computer other people posted their /played times as a badge
of honor.

J. Eric "jet" Townsend -- designer, fabricator, hacker

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