Imagine playing 10 hours a day KEKW
Edit: Unless you are a pro player
Must come down to the individual here. Other 30 or 30< y.o gamers I’ve heard from say it’s more enjoyable, being a real break from busy life.
tl dr: Stop doing things you enjoy because they aren't productive enough
I know a couple older gamers: there's a lot of them, and they play in a sort of Sunday league, super casual, super fun, and most of them live near each other so they have a beer or two together after the game.
They're less sweaty, but I feel like that's a good thing here.
You cannot take your experience and apply it to everyone, just saying.
becoming pro is almost impossible but you can always try. After few years you will realize that lost time is the most valuable thing
am 23 and am gaming for fun now lol
dont play csgo or lol bc they are toxic shit games
You should always do what brings you joy, no matter how old you are.
i'm not even close to 30, but i have the same feeling.
whenever i install cs go again and play for 20 mins, i feel bad like i'm doing a big mistake.
i guess cs go and others multiplayer games that are competitive and make you grind for elo fuck up your schedule.
Just play singleplayer games and chill or some online casual game
if you are not planing to go pro why tryhard
imagine being hltv user after 25 yo
I am 37 with family etc etc , I work from home , I am gaming junky, the MAX you can play is 2 hours. MAX
Ofc I wait those weekends then about 4
Im 24 and i already feel like this, thats why i play 1or2 games weekly if even that im persuing a carrer in fitness
30 dude. With gf no kids. I enjoy playing CS and WoW with a competitive mind. With boomer friends, on young people, or alone.
Not a waste of time, just one of my hobbies.
if your passion is about getting pro-not the game itself then you will have a mental breakdown when you hit 30+
I hear you on this, I'm also a hardcore gamer from teenage years up until around 27. Now I'm 29 and don't feel playing more hours, just follow the CS pro scene. Still no wife and kids but for sure, going 30's its should be our next step in life
i dont want to live this much
what a poor life you must have if you first think that you "need to find your dream job" - that capitalist idea of what successs in life is suppose to be is so ingrained in you...
also, you can still be gaming a lot despite being married. again, your imagination of what life is suppose to look like, must be really narrow.
gaming for me always was fun. thats what hobbies usually do. killing time and being fun. i never regret the hours i "wasted"
very poor mindset and outlook on life
If u enjoy the time, is it wasted then?
Also video games also have many healthy benefits too, line preventing Alzheimer
I have the same feeling
But im still educating so i dont really care right now
unfortunately brother agrees
play just 2/3 hours per day and im level 9 on faceit whit 5k hours in cs (10 years of steam)
I'm 26 and always been more of a casual player.
it all depends on the mindset of the person
Well, me and my friendcycle with whom we played together highschool/college/uni still find the occasional moment to play together, it's not every day since we're married, some of us have kids and life is busy in general. You are correct, we became casuals but happy casuals. People call us cheaters because we have under 10 hours played in 2 weeks and steam accounts are 16-18 yo.
Then again, we've always been normies so we spent our youth doing all kinds of stuff together besides gaming and never tried to go pro since the possibilities for that are so slim and pointless.
who enjoys playing 10 hours a day XD i got max 50h/ 2 weeks and thats when im sick
"Under 30 years old you have this competitive feeling like trying to play better than others, achieve better ranks etc.."
Never felt it. I just wanted to improve my own skills and enjoy when things I train works, didnt care about others...
In highschool every game felt fresh, and now after playing alot I still enjoy games that I played before, but there are much less new games I would like to play because there are nothing new to me in these games.
Kinda agree u eaither go all in or u play casually,never go in between i pretty much wasted my life cuz i was in between i played a lot but not that much that i could go pro,for example on weekends i barely played cuz i used to watch football whole day,and on weekdays i di d play 10-12 hrs a day but after playing that much u need to also add in some hrs where u are studying other players watching videos analyzing your own play etc etc if u just play u will get no where,thats not how u get good.
I'm 22 and I don't think so. Maybe because I WILL have good job at my 30s (if something very surprising like cancer or smth won't happen in my life) and it will be really nice to sit sometimes after work and play for hour or two
I don't play for 10 hours even now, max 2-3 hours.
it doesn't have to do anything with gaming
expectations and social pressure will ruin any enjoyment in your life with this mindset
though there is nothing wrong in pursuing a dream job and creating a family just ask yourself if it really what you want and if it's not coming from outside
i know many people with "normal" life and they feel themselves fucking miserable
my advice is to stop comparing yourself to others. life isn't a fucking competition
reflect on yourself
It's an individual thing. Now that I am 30+ it makes more sense to game because it's not like I need to study or can party anymore, I have kids. Never gamed much in my teens or twenties since I studied and travelled a lot, I am shit at most games but on the other hand I have a kickass job, own a house in a nice neighbourhood, a car, a beautiful wife and kids. No regrets!
I kind of agree. As someone in his early 30s.
But I have a gf and a pretty good job. I don't k now if I'll marry her but it's been over a year and I guess it's headed that way.
At any rate I don't play games competitively anymore. Not to say I don't play competitive games. Still load up CS (or Valorant) every now and then but don't really care about the results.
I've found as I got older though one thing that changed about my gaming habits just generally is I started to prefer single player games. Got really into the Dark Souls series and all it's sub-games. It's a challenge but it's not like a loaded gun if I don't win that day I can just put it away and not think about it. I dunno.
But yeah I could give a fuck about my mm rank. If that's the main point of this. And I can't play games for more then two hours much less 5 or 6 like I could ten years ago.
The thought of going pro has always been really intriguing to me and it's something I've wanted to try to work towards. I currently have almost 5k hours and I still get a lot of joy out of CS even while constantly trying to get better.
Even though playing CS in itself hasn't been that productive, I feel like I've learned some really important skills while trying to get better. I wouldn't have actually learned to put in the hours into something that I want to get better at without CS, I wouldn't have learned good communication and mindset skills. Stuff like this seems really basic, but I doubt most 17 year old kids learn these things this early and the only thing I can thank for this is CS. I wouldn't have had a reason to learn these if it wasn't for CS.
im 19 and i feel like this lmao
its possible to game after 30 yo but if u got a wife its a different story
"If you didn't get the job you wanted or if you don't have gf or wife yet, basically if you didn't achieve much in life while in your young days"
some people value different things in life
what an ignorant comment
saw your flag and makes sense lol
i can play how much i want and i enjoy it. When i dont enjoy it anymore then i do something what i enjoy. s1mple as that
I'm over 30, and I just play for fun a few times a week with friends I used to play 1.6 with back in the day. It's all just for fun and no stress.
People are different. Age doesn't matter
DrDisrespect must be at 40 and still playing and rocking ! i have a easy job, living alone and still playing cs. i like community and hitting hs !!! but of course kids in cs go annoying and cant stand so much
Not everbody like you mate
You enjoy games but not everygame, when i was younger i played every fucking new game come out but now Just some are interesting
I feel you bro. I'm 31 and the only way I find it enjoyable to play is when I'm listening to some podcast or video, which narrows it down to dm or casual serves basically. Single player games are almost a non entity for me, although I might play the next elder scrolls.
You should definitely spend more time on things that is useful in life instead of gaming.
karrigan is 31...
FalleN is 31 as well...
hltv be like
hold my beer
even watching the pro matches feels like wasting your life because the games are at least 3 hours.. it's just way too much cs
It all matters what goals you got for life - but sure, there might be other things you wanna do - if you feel like you're missing out on other stuff while gaming, then don't game.
Doesn't just go for gaming. Goes for people who binge-watch series or movies or even people who read books.
If you do stuff that isn't in your own interest, then why do it?
It isn't about age, it is about your own priorities in life. It isn't about gaming, it is about you value your own time.
Im 32, my life is shit (shit job, no money etc), but still i like to play games daily, especially online, but also singleplayer games.
Its funny how young people (online) react when i say that im 32, they are like "bro, get a fuckin life".
But if i would watch Television instead of gaming, then everything would be ok, its same type of wasting life, TV even more stupid imo.
Teenagers nowadays probably think that people over 30, never had pc or console when they were young. Maybe they think that we've been playing with sticks or trying to hunt Saber-toothed cats.
It's hard but it's true, I'm feeling like this, I'm 20 years old.
The game is boring, I need to study.
im 32 and i just play like 1-2 games a day i dont force myself to play more cuz i know enjoyment is gone cuz so many cheating and so many trolls. and i cant handle this shit anymore at my age.
not a surprise that people change over time
18 here, and feeling the same
the fuck are you talking about I'm 51 in 2 years, a few more years through mm and I'm all set for faceit, try stop me