The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs when you’re on vacation?

    
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As I type this, MOP’s Justin is on vacation, though he’ll be back by the time you’re reading it. And dammit, he deserved it. We all do!

Justin is really good at not wasting a good vacation on video games. When he says he’s unplugging, he does it. But some folks? I’ve seen y’all taking a week off work so you can play a launch, straight-up using vacation days to play video games, and I love it. I have never done this, but I am extremely jealous of those who do. Like, if I get a vacation, it’s always because of visiting with relatives. I want a vacation where I can play!

Other folks just want to lie on a real beach for a week, not have their characters kill monsters for a week. I get that too. What about you? Do you play MMOs when you’re on vacation?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Harbinger_Kyleran

Gaming laptop comes with me on all vacations, won’t even stay in places with bad or no internet.

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treehuggerhannah

Totally depends on the type of vacation.

If I’m camping or at a destination, no, I unplug and focus on where I am.

Sometimes I’ll play if I’m on a trip with a lot of downtime, though – like visiting elderly relatives who go to bed a lot earlier than I do or a friend who gets up a lot later. Gaming can be a more fun way to fill time than just sitting around if I would just be waiting either way.

I also have certain friends who I will basically parallel play MMOs with – we’ll sit and talk while we play our various games on our laptops, so that’s actually a social activity.

So like I said, it just depends. If I’m in the woods or at the beach, nope, but there are other times when I might.

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Witches

if vacation then not mmo

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Just returned from a weekend away- first since the plague hit last March- and didn’t even think of MMOs or any other video/computer games.

Fingers crossed the 2 vaccine doses work as advertised…

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How far past the gate did they make it?

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Saluka

I take a vacation from MMOs as well as anything that can be plugged in. Contactable only via carrier pigeon or the only phone the town has that no one uses.

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Stormwaltz

No one in my family has been able to afford a “go someplace” vacation since the early 1980s. Hypothetically, my answer would be no – because I wouldn’t haul a desktop PC with me, I don’t own a laptop, and I don’t care for phone MMGs.

For stay-at-home days off – sure I’ll play an MMG, what else am I going to do?

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Grace Barker

When I’m not busy doing other things, I tend to game on vacations. I can’t go out and do “something” the entire time or else it’ll just leave me more exhausted than when I left. Besides, games are something that’s relaxing to me, and a vacation is supposed to be relaxing, so it fits in just fine even if I end up barely playing anything.

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NeoWolf

Vacation? what’s a vacation precious? lol

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Bad vacations start when the laptop does not stay home.

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Agree completely. I don’t even look at my work phone at all off hours, and never ever on vacation.