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Shoot me now....

I made hubby get me a copy of Civilization IV for an early birthday present.

I started playing it last night.  When I finally convinced myself that I was nodding off too much, I closed the game and realized it was 4 in the morning. 

I can see I shall have to be very, very disciplined with this one. 

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selinamac
Aug. 16th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
Forgive the ignorance, but is that an RPG?

Because I go completely ape-bonkers over RPG's. Because I'm nerdy like that.

Discipline is the key. I remember when the latest "Splinter Cell" game was released, I was in the middle of a killer semester (a few years ago), and I had to set a rule that I wasn't allowed to start the game until the semester was over. Oh, yes. It's serious.
knittingknots
Aug. 16th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
I guess you'd call it a simulation...You bring a society from the stone age to the space age, building cities, negotiating with foreign powers, etc. I can go crazy on some of the adventure stories that are almost like playing an interactive novel, but these type of simulations, like Civilization and Rome are the ones that eat my lunch...SimCity, too....

This is one of the reasons I only get a new game like this once every few years....
selinamac
Aug. 16th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yup, I'm the same way. I wasted a good month on "Oblivion" a few years back. And the Sims games are pure evil; hubby often gets neglected when I jump into those, LOL.
eggplantlady
Aug. 16th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, I still play Civ II! I've been ogling Civ IV for a while now, but I know I'm likely to be addicted if I get it and start playing...
knittingknots
Aug. 16th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
I started it at Civ II...they really changed the interface some in IV...I'll obsess for awhile, and then I'll be ok...but I suspect I'll for sure obsess!
psyco_chick32
Aug. 16th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
LOL I've been playing Civ IV like burning this last week.
IT EATS YOUR SOUL.
eggplantlady
Aug. 16th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
You guys are making me want it to devour my soul. D:
knittingknots
Aug. 16th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
LOL...It's fun...Once I open it back up, I'll be lost...but I can put it down for at least a goodly while...
psyco_chick32
Aug. 16th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
It's truly a good type of devouring... ^_^ (This will be my crack of choice until the next Tales game... or until Guild Wars II.)
drjmaxwell
Aug. 16th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
If you ever want to play, let me know.

Heck, I started with Civilization I when I was like 9 years old. I think I've picked up every version and every expansion since. I have some friends I play IV with now and again, since it has multi-player. One of them I've been playing against since it was II.

II and IV are my favorite ones.

Edited at 2009-08-16 04:12 pm (UTC)
knittingknots
Aug. 16th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
I've been putting off getting iv cause I'm such a geek for it...I love games like this and know what'll do to whatever else I want to do...LOL.
drjmaxwell
Aug. 16th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
You should consider the "Beyond the Sword" expansion. They added corporations and espionage and really developed the mod...ern... *thinks about all the history studies and drabbles*

Nevermind
sakura_kyoshi
Aug. 16th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Good luck with that! *giggle*
jojo_kun
Aug. 16th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
lol! It's fun to get so wrapped up in something that you lose track of time. I'm glad you're enjoying it! ^^
ladycash
Aug. 16th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
I remember those nights!
('course, it was way back in HS times, but still)

Come to think of it better, Dh and I have had a few
of those nights. Gotta love games like that, and times
like that, too!
psyco_chick32
Aug. 16th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
ROFL I tried to warn ya, Mama!!! I gave it my best!
^_^ I'm glad to hear you got it and are lovin' on it like I was (am)!
knittingknots
Aug. 16th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Oh you were right, but I still managed to write an entry for IYhed....LOL...

Edited at 2009-08-16 08:03 pm (UTC)
psyco_chick32
Aug. 16th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
I swear I have to join that comm. If anything, just to read your entries!!!
knittingknots
Aug. 16th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
It's a hawt one. Want me to send it to ya so you don't have to wait until the competition is up?
psyco_chick32
Aug. 16th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
*begs* Plzplz?? I'm such a sucker for some hawt Inu/Kag...
knittingknots
Aug. 16th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
PM with it is coming your way....
luxken27
Aug. 17th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
I'm the same way with the Age of Empires games series. I lose entire days to playing those things; very very dangerous when there's schoolwork to be done! o.O

Good luck getting things under control - I know from experience that once you get sucked in, its hard to get out! So many shinies to buy and build...wars to fight...weapons to upgrade...castles to build! OMG, now you're making me want to break out my copies, LOL!! :P
landofthekwt
Aug. 17th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
I never got into the computer games. My friends and I used to play the board game. Many players had specific strategies on what to buy in order to purchase civilization cards It was addictive. It did create hard feelings when you turned on the players.
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