When should you just stop?

riburibu A Return to FormJoined: Posts: 2,657
When do you think you should stop give up on one game and just go play another?
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  • orkaorka alpha Joined: Posts: 7,174
    i think it depends on what you want to accomplish with the game you're trying to improve in and other game(s) that you're already playing.
  • psychochronicpsychochronic 5 fingers in a fist Joined: Posts: 1,854
    I do it every year; give up one game and learn another for a bit of time.
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  • ShintoShinto Mr. Solo Dolo Joined: Posts: 1,586
    When you sleep and dream about the game.
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  • hanz0hanz0 Devil Hanzo Joined: Posts: 774
    when you think that you cant learn anything new and is starting to get a little boring, then move on to another game

    I did that with marvel vs capcom 2, the first couple of months when it came out in arcades it was hot, but after i realize of all the garbage that is in the game i moved to something else.:annoy:
  • Matt K.Matt K. KraftyMattKraft Joined: Posts: 72
    If you are playing to win money, then you should switch games when you believe that a game has become "shallow" and that all technical depth has been discovered. To be honest, this is a difficult level to reach when dealing with certain games.

    If you are playing for fun, then you should switch games when you are no longer having fun with your current game.

    When playing in tournaments for money, a game becomes like a job. You might not like your job, but you stick with it because it brings home the bread. That is the reason for the difference of opinion.
  • Rhio2kRhio2k Senior Member Joined: Posts: 11,520 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I can't stop. I WON't stop! I don't even know HOW to stop!!
    Roger: Well, Anita's pregnant, and-
    Cruella: Well, what can I say? Accidents will happen.
    Roger: We're having puppies, too.
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  • Matt K.Matt K. KraftyMattKraft Joined: Posts: 72
    I can't stop. I WON't stop! I don't even know HOW to stop!!

    You did not even read the original post, did you?
  • riburibu A Return to Form Joined: Posts: 2,657
    Actually it was based on the fact I've been playing 3S since it came out on DC and still suck at it. Badly. Figured I should go play something else by now.
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  • arstalarstal Joined: Posts: 2,968
    Well, some people can't get good no matter how hard they try. I'll never be a good VS/GG/Marvel player, so I don't play those much at all. Pick something you like, and then try to get good at it- don't just play to get better when it isn't fun.
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  • Rhio2kRhio2k Senior Member Joined: Posts: 11,520 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    You did not even read the original post, did you?

    I'm just saying: I still play ALL the fighting games I've ever played. I see no reason to stop one in favor of another. I keep coming back.
    Roger: Well, Anita's pregnant, and-
    Cruella: Well, what can I say? Accidents will happen.
    Roger: We're having puppies, too.
    Cruella: *Gasp* Puppies!? *Leer* My, you have been a busy boy!
  • spudlyff8fanspudlyff8fan is love. Joined: Posts: 7,082
    If you play a certain popular fighting game, I won't name which, you should've stopped play X years ago.
  • KyokujiKyokuji Needlessly Perverted Joined: Posts: 2,926
    When it stops being fun. I didn't think there needed to be a lot of discussion about this.
    The exception is if you're playing for money, in which case you usually move on to the next big game when competition dies down for a current one.
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  • The GranbyThe Granby Magnetic Sarah Joined: Posts: 546
    When do you think you should stop give up on one game and just go play another?

    When after a year and half of tiring to get people off xbox live and to gatherings, your local scene is still the same it was a year and a half ago.
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  • H-F BladeH-F Blade O_O Joined: Posts: 1,045
    Probably when you've gone to enough tournaments or gatherings and when it seems like you just can't improve anymore than you already have. Especially if you don't think it's enjoyable anymore, then I guess it's not a bad idea to move onto something else.
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  • DigitalbootyDigitalbooty Cool but Rude Joined: Posts: 981
    Even if I suck, I play the game. whatever I have to do to play. I don't have a lot of people to play around here so I'm not TOO picky with the game. (We have a HUGE Isuka scene here!)

    If you play a certain popular fighting game, I won't name which, you should've stopped play X years ago.


    Why do people hate SO much? lol

    edit: what game are you talking about? 3s? Alpha 3?
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  • Troyboy's Back!Troyboy's Back! One Man Wolf Pack! Joined: Posts: 1,084
    When you begin to Jerk Off to Fighting Game Hentai instead of Getting Laid or lookin at Real Porn......Then your far from gone so just keep playing....lmao!
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  • EverdredEverdred seriously casual Joined: Posts: 1,719 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Actually it was based on the fact I've been playing 3S since it came out on DC and still suck at it. Badly. Figured I should go play something else by now.

    at that point its not the game its the people you are playing. search for someone new to play and the game will be new again.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    When you sleep and dream about the game.

    What??? That's when things are just getting started :wonder:


    Anyways, for me I would say it's time to quit when you feel that every time you play the game you get frustrated. If it's not fun there's not much point, and typically speaking if you're getting frustrated it means you're not learning.
  • elvis_a_presleyelvis_a_presley Losing since '91 Joined: Posts: 357
    When do you think you should stop give up on one game and just go play another?

    As the second post said: what are you playing for?

    I've been playing SF2:HF since it hit arcades in '92 (and before it CE and WW), and have no intention of stopping any time soon. I don't play for money or status or rank or any of that crap. I play for fun. I'll stop playing when it stops being fun.
  • DSDS Hell Revealed Joined: Posts: 4,904
    I'll stop playing when everyone stops playing. And as long as you all keep playing and as long as I have competition I don't see a reason to stop playing. No matter how good you think you are, there will always be someone better than you.
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  • Pablo_the_MexPablo_the_Mex Blond Kanye Status Joined: Posts: 8,256
    You mean, some people actually stop playing certain fighting games? Breaks are fine, but completely stopping, that's insane!

  • DevilJin 01DevilJin 01 Get some shill in yo system Joined: Posts: 57,251 mod
    I sleep and dream about 3S. Maybe I should play something else. Nah...

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  • gouki10gouki10 Sonic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joined: Posts: 1,115
    Most of you guys sound like you hit that wall were the game isn't fun anymore, been there, and believe me, if you stop and take the time to analyze what you are doing wrong then you will begin to see the flaws in your game, and then you can grow from there.

    constantly learning and improving yourself is the only way a game is fun, after that you just become a robot doing the samething over and over, and thats when you realize, "hey this isn't that fun anymore", or "why am i losing so bad( because your oppenent knows you like the back of his hand) "
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  • JushinessJushiness SRK member since 2k6 Joined: Posts: 430
    I can't stop. I WON't stop! I don't even know HOW to stop!!

    XD funny!

    i switch games when my friends get bored and want to play something else.. like for a while they were into sc3, so i learned that [somewhat] then they liked tekken, then cvs2.. then 3s, then sc3 again... >.< unfortunately my friends from school dont like ggxx, vf4 or kof >.<
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  • WorthlessWorthless SHOOTTHECORE Joined: Posts: 1,228
    When do you think you should stop give up on one game and just go play another?


    When all copies of said game burst into flames at the same time.

    I have a lot of fighters,and I find myself coming back to each one at least once every 2 months.Not saying to dedicate your time to every fighter at every waking minute ,but you may be at an arcade and see Neowave and want to get some matches in,or be at a friends and play some t5.

    gotta stay sharp. :nunchuck:

    or.....at least remember the moves :sweat:
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  • VidnessVidness Spirules Joined: Posts: 1,112
    When you begin to Jerk Off to Fighting Game Hentai instead of Getting Laid or lookin at Real Porn......Then your far from gone so just keep playing....lmao!


    C'mon...who hasn't self-gratified at that Chun Li/Cammy one where Chun has the Camster from behind...
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  • 2D is Forever2D is Forever Caontonese>Mandarin Joined: Posts: 591
    C'mon...who hasn't self-gratified at that Chun Li/Cammy one where Chun has the Camster from behind...

    How did you forget Morrigan, that girl lives off other men!!! Chun Li with Mai equals top tier also.
  • ShibuyaShibuya TheLuckyTurtleMasher Joined: Posts: 726
    You should never quit on fighting games!! Im not a quitter.....thats what i say to people when they tell me to stop smoking!
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Stop playing when you realize that all the comp. in your area has disappeared :sad:
  • Rhio2kRhio2k Senior Member Joined: Posts: 11,520 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Stop playing when you realize that all the comp. in your area has disappeared :sad:

    If you stop playing just because there's no competition, then you STARTED for the wrong reason (tourney-whore, everyone else was playing it, you just like beating other people, whatever). You CAN still go single-player on games you like.
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    Cruella: Well, what can I say? Accidents will happen.
    Roger: We're having puppies, too.
    Cruella: *Gasp* Puppies!? *Leer* My, you have been a busy boy!
  • EverdredEverdred seriously casual Joined: Posts: 1,719 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    If you stop playing just because there's no competition, then you STARTED for the wrong reason (tourney-whore, everyone else was playing it, you just like beating other people, whatever). You CAN still go single-player on games you like.

    yes, god forbid someone liking the competition that comes from playing a FIGHTING game.
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  • Rhio2kRhio2k Senior Member Joined: Posts: 11,520 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    yes, god forbid someone liking the competition that comes from playing a FIGHTING game.

    I'm not saying that's not cool, but if competition is your only reason for playing a certain game (what do you mean, he plays the game because he likes it? He doesn't care if nobody else plays or likes it? That makes no sense!! He's supposed to be only playing against other people or practicing in training mode! Something's wrong with him...), maybe you need to re-evaluate your motivation. Do you actually like the game, or just going up against someone else? I may be a bit of a freak, but it's no big deal whether I have a human opponent or not, no matter what game I play. If I like the game's mechanics and the game is actually fun, yeah, gimme. If human interaction is your only goal...there's this thing called "life". PLENTY of human interaction there. :lol:

    Look, just fuck it. I'm not interested in winning some argument here. I'm just stating why quitting a game makes no sense to me. I pick up a new game, I'm in it cuz the game is fun. I will keep coming back to said game, because I like the game. it's also good to play against other players, but the game itself is the reason I play, not the prospect of kicking the ass of another player (not saying that I WON'T) It seems everyone else who picks up the same game is just jonesing to beat other players, and when those players move on, the game is tossed aside like a used whore. That's just how it looks to me. If it's something different, I'm sorry.
    Roger: Well, Anita's pregnant, and-
    Cruella: Well, what can I say? Accidents will happen.
    Roger: We're having puppies, too.
    Cruella: *Gasp* Puppies!? *Leer* My, you have been a busy boy!
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