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    Good Timesinks

    Well, I have a whole raft of free time coming up and being the productive member of society that I am .. I have no job & no money (well, some) so the only logical conclusion is to play nothing but vidjagaymes.

    What're all your favourite timesinks .. and why? I'll not be using this for prospective games to play, no, not at all.


    Mine honestly right now has to be League of Legends (but waiting on the four other people to be ready is a chore).

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    Crusader Kings 2 is fantastic. Easiest grand strategy from Paradox to get into as well.

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    Duels of the Planeswalkers. Magic is a very good system, there are plenty of decks with enough variability (OK, most are based on killing your enemy with creature attacks, but I prefer that sort of battle anyway) and they're all pretty well constructed, and there are enough gameplay modes to keep me occupied forever.

    If only I could play against the AI with their full decks unlocked in Archenemy mode...
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    You should look into some roguelikes, they're (mostly) free and very good time sinks.

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    X3: Terran Conflict
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    I'm really looking forward to the day when I have enough time on my hands to sink my teeth into Crusader Kings 2 (Double Body Parts Metaphor!)

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    Terraria, Skyrim, and Anno 2070 are dangerously serious time consumers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnx View Post
    X3: Terran Conflict
    Forever and ever this. I've put in 9 hours or so and have accomplished very little.

    Minecraft and Terraria come to mind, too. I've put a ton of time into Civ V, if that's your thing. Oh, Team Fortress 2 as well.
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    I have tried that game so, so many times .. I just can't do it. It's like coding to me and I hate coding.

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    If you want a guilt free time sink consider "Fold-it" the protien bending game or that genome sequencing I can't find a link to.

    Lets you waste hours of time and still say "I made the world a better place".

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    Quote Originally Posted by squareking View Post
    Forever and ever this. I've put in 9 hours or so and have accomplished very little.
    I think I had my first million in about 20 hours in. At 30 something I even built a sausage factory or something. Still felt like a noob though.

    And it would seem that the X series is today 50% discounted on Steam.
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    Provided you like it, WoW is the definition of timesink.

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    Oh. Mount and Blade Warband with the mod Prophesy of Pendor. That is a solid time sink.

    Also, Fallout New Vegas and Skyrim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnx View Post
    I think I had my first million in about 20 hours in. At 30 something I even built a sausage factory or something. Still felt like a noob though.

    And it would seem that the X series is today 50% discounted on Steam.
    A space game that lets you build sausage factories? Now I'm tempted.

    On-topic: Tribes Ascend is an excellent free-to-play shooter, it's out of beta next week IIRC.

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    Lost Planet 2. Great Japanese action game. Playing through the campaign will take about 8 hours. But that's when things are only just beginning. Now you can play through the campaign with five more characters, each of which you can level up to 99! Also, there's a vast slot machine that contains hundred of items (mostly useless "names" for your character!), and you can only get the credits for it by playing through the campaign missions!

    Play for months!!!!

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    Terraria will keep you busy for a long time, Ive dropped close to 200 hours in it according to steam

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    Starcraft II can take all your time if you want it to. I think you can become a honorary Korean as part of the deal.

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    Shogun 2 and Civilization 5. The two prettiest time sinks I know of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantracker View Post
    Provided you like it, WoW is the definition of timesink.
    Absolutely that - 263 days of my life is quite a lot of time and I don't really regret it.

    I'm not sure I'd want to repeat it either tho!

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