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We've all been there at least once in our lives, Thursday at 4am in the morning and you're tired, groggy, with messy hair and a table sprawled with empty mountain dew cans. Your brain logically tells you that you need sleep to maintain functional awareness for the day, your body tells you that you're sore and overworked, you eye lids feel like heavy stone tablets that you can't seem to keep up. But through it all you manage to work up what's left of your willpower to see your game through, always convincing yourself that once the most immediate task is complete that you will hit the bed always using an excuse that follows along the lines of:
-Just five more minutes
-Just one more turn
-Right after I level up
-After I turn in my quest
-After I kill the this
I've had a few late gaming nights before, nothing too severe but this one occasion I think I've sunk to my gaming low. My most humiliating moment of gaming happened last week on a Saturday, with most of my residence mates having gone home or are in a "chill out" mode the weekend was mostly going to be a boring and laid back one.
With nothing in need of immediate attention I decided to purchase the recently available game on steam "Vampires the Masquerade: Bloodlines", a pretty good game that has an engrossing atmosphere and storyline. So I start playing soon after dinner at around 8pm and all through the night. Now I admit that I am terrible with self control when I get new games to play but even this scenario was the furthest I've ever sunk to. All through the early morning I told myself "Oh one more quest" or "Right after I turn this in", which was a pretty terrible system because everytime I finished one quest I wagered the next one wouldn't take much of my time, rinse and repeat. However, at around 5am or so, every part of my body, soul and mind was aching for sleep. So stuck in a quest I know would be extremely long and enduring, and having used almost every logical excuse I could think of, I told myself "Oh no problem, I don't need any sleep... I'm a Vampire!"
It took me a minute to process what I just thought, after I did and I realized how completely engrossed I was in the game, I saved, quit and went straight to bed.
Well, that's the worst I've ever been in. Are there any experiences or stories other players would like to share where they had their hobby take the better of them?