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Burnout: 8/17/2012 09:58:27


Ace Windu 
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Many of us know the feeling. Too much, too fast. We've lost many fine Warlighters to burnout. I was very close to not returning after that last vacation myself.

So what do some of you do to combat this fatigue? How is it that some people out there can just keep going? What's your secret to longevity?
Burnout: 8/17/2012 10:20:03

Fizzer 
Level 58

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It's my job... :)

But seriously - take a break. We'll still be here when you get back. It's supposed to be fun.
Burnout: 8/17/2012 10:40:05


Ace Windu 
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That's what the last couple of vacations were for. Breaks. A big one I'm sure is on the way, I just want to get some things out of the way first :) But then, there'll always be something, won't there?

Thanks for the game Fizzer. You don't get the rewards you deserve for this gem.
Burnout: 8/17/2012 13:53:23

Darkruler2005
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I kept myself to playing one real-time game at the same time, so that I'm never forced to keep switching between the games and feel rushed about it. I generally don't join games with 1 minute boot times or larger maps with 2-5 minutes boot time. My multiday games at the least must have boot times of 2-3 days. I don't burn out since I don't play as extensively as some of you might do. I've continued to play all throughout my membership (starting from the game being uploaded on Kongregate), but sooner or later I may have to tone down a lot considering I'm getting a job (no playtime during the day) and moving in with the wife (no playtime during the night). So, I wouldn't call it being burned out, but simply no longer having the time.
Burnout: 8/17/2012 15:06:56

[V.I.W] ilpeggiore
Level 60
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warlight comes after sport, job, my lady, family, friends. I play a lot but i stop every time there 's somethin more important. (except 1/2 hour for multyday games).

As every thing motivations are important. If u play to be the best, you keep grinding.
If u play to relax soon or then, u get tired.
Burnout: 8/17/2012 16:04:26


Kenny • apex 
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Like what ilpeggiore said, I put Warlight last on my to-do list for my daily routine. That's even if you could call it a daily routine, because lately I'll check every 2 days to see if I need to move. I suggest not pressuring yourself. I only play tournaments and ladder. I set my ladder pace up to something I can manage, and I typically accept 2-3 other tournaments other than my own to play at a time. Set yourself up for multi-day only, or perhaps just real-time whenever you have the time.

I don't think you have to go at the same pace other people are going. It may take longer for you to get as skilled as those going at insane paces, but it's worth not "burning out".
Burnout: 8/17/2012 17:05:00

The Duke of Ben 
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With lots of other important activities, including my family and my job, I found myself burning out when I tried to cross 20 games at a time (my max was something like 25). I stopped joining games until I went down to 4, then only joined games where I had several days to get back, so I didn't ever feel rushed. No more 24 player FFA with 25 hour autoboot...

I also only join games that allow vacations now, so when I go away I don't have to pack a laptop and organize family functions around being able to play my turns. That really stressed me out last year around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Now, I generally play with more relaxed people who don't care about going over a 3-5 day boot timer, and that helps quite a bit as well.

I guess what I'm saying is that the number of games and the frequency of turns will cause a burnout much faster, or at all, where a smaller number of games with low turnover will be slower or not at all. I no longer feel like I am headed to a burnout. If I need a day or two off from playing, I can take one easily, without crashing and getting booted from all my games. 33 games might be too many at a time for you. I'm back up to about 16, but some of my games will go more than a week between turns. Even with that, I'm probably at my safe limit. Learning limits is important in life.

And I completely agree about thanking Fizzer. He probably doesn't make any money from this site, and it's been WAY more than worth the $30 I paid for membership.
Burnout: 8/17/2012 18:07:43

Darth Mylor {Warlighter}
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It almost happened to me, once, when I was accidently signed out and i forgot my passwords. Since I needed to wait for my new password to come, I started to play other games, like mass effect 3, and forgot about warlight. Once I was done, I finaly came back, and now I'm hooked with this game.
Burnout: 8/17/2012 22:23:25


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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its happened to me that why i have ths accoutn the password was lost to the game and the email adress it was sent to so i jus started playing mw2 &3 now i only take about an hour a day if i can manage it to play a realtime and take my ladder turns and multyday game and tourney turns im at a good pace thats the key pace yourself
Burnout: 8/17/2012 22:24:05


{rp} Julius Caesar 
Level 46
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im also kinda hooked on this other game called stronghold kingdoms so i divide my time
Burnout: 8/18/2012 09:15:35


DeмoZ 
Level 56
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I burnt out a while back myself. I was playing in 100+ games with 25 hour boot times, and played RT games every day. Eventually I just got so uninterested I quit, eventually coming back after 4-5 months.

Now, I'm still playing in 70+ MD games, but they all have over 2 day boot times. I've also found friends that I enjoy playing with to keep me from getting bored (AHoL and CPU as well as my 2v2 ladder partner).

Most importantly, I remember to think of Warlight as a game, games are supposed to be fun. I don't stress anymore when I lose on the ladders or if I accidently get booted once or twice. I came close to burnout again a couple weeks ago, but took a short vacation for 5 days till I came back to my senses.
Burnout: 8/19/2012 05:59:35


Master ARC 
Level 57
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I've found that a good way to stay interested with Warlight is by playing more Multi-day games and also joining a clan or at least find people that you often play games with and can talk to in the chat. There's no reason that you have to play Real-time games every single day.
Burnout: 8/19/2012 06:00:31


Master ARC 
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And obviously many thanks to Fizzer for creating the best game on the internet.
Burnout: 8/19/2012 16:10:34


Kenny • apex 
Level 59
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Fizzer should make a Warlight Anonymous to help us with our Warlight issues as of late.

"I was going to go on my date with X, but... Warlight.. called to me.. ;("
Burnout: 8/19/2012 18:35:40


FBG - Gaspumper 
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I try to switch up maps, and avoid the medium earth map in particular. I also play in a lot of team games, and usually try to join a team with at least one iFriend.

Also, interesting game variations help prevent burnout.

Seriously, a 16/60/70 no cards medium earth standard warlords start makes me cringe.
Burnout: 8/19/2012 19:07:11


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
Level 57
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we lost a clan member because they just played too much and got sick of it in the end

he had played over 100 games though, so it wasnt a case of goes on game, tries game, doesnt like game and quits game
Burnout: 8/20/2012 00:52:36


AWESOMEGUY 
Level 63
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Yes, I find that progressively I play less real time games than I used to, and take my multi-day games more slowly. On the other hand, this is the first game that I have spent this long a time in. Congratulations Fizzer!
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