Ideas for killing time?

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So I just graduated about a month ago, only to discover the sad truth that getting a job is not as easy as puking on a copy of Dragon Age 2. Damnit.

And now I've just moved to another boarding house. Got myself a nice room, quite spacious, and free of charge (because I own the place lol).

I have a high-end rig, an LED TV, and all that jazz.

The shit part is, this area is not yet in coverage of the most decent Internet provider, and now I'm using a CDMA modem-thingy which is a miracle if it even hits a 500kbps speed T__T (plus a quota of 500 gigs per day)

I am sooo missing out on BF3, and god forbid D3.

So fellow escapists..
What the fuck am I supposed to do to find enjoyment?

Though I do still have a collection of SP games, but still...

/rant

captcha : know your rights (why not left?)

You could try gaming?
I hear that's pretty popular around here.

As for specific singleplayer-oriented recommendations...

* Fallout 3
* Fallout New Vegas
* Mass Effect Trilogy
* The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
* Half-Life 2
* Portal & Portal 2
* Metroid

Yeah, they're pretty much what I do for single-player. Have fun!

Find a hobby or a worthy goal, learn a skill or write a book (or at least just write).

If you mean gamewise, Battle For Wesnoth is a free and extremely good turn based strategy game with an absurd amount of content

If you haven't already, try your hand at programming, it can be really fun if you're making things you like. Especially games.

Are you into comic book or graphic novels? No I'm not saying go buy some if you're short on cash. I suggest checking out if your library got some comic books or interesting books in general.

Cheesus333:
You could try gaming?
I hear that's pretty popular around here.

As for specific singleplayer-oriented recommendations...

* Fallout 3
* Fallout New Vegas
* Mass Effect Trilogy
* The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
* Half-Life 2
* Portal & Portal 2
* Metroid

Yeah, they're pretty much what I do for single-player. Have fun!

- replaying FNV since yesterday, taking a break from skyrim because I can't download them mods :(
- Will go for ME3 as soon I get a good connection
- HL2, that's like breakfast for me
- Replayed Portal already, not interested in Portal 2 (it suffered consolitis)

Wandering_Hero:
Find a hobby or a worthy goal, learn a skill or write a book (or at least just write).

If you mean gamewise, Battle For Wesnoth is a free and extremely good turn based strategy game with an absurd amount of content

Well thankfully I still play football everyweek. Been thinking of writing a blog, but I just don't know what to write lol

Esotera:
If you haven't already, try your hand at programming, it can be really fun if you're making things you like. Especially games.

This! I've been considering on getting courses related to PC. Downside is, I don't have that much of an adequate income to cover the fees. But yeah, someday I will!

figday:

Esotera:
If you haven't already, try your hand at programming, it can be really fun if you're making things you like. Especially games.

This! I've been considering on getting courses related to PC. Downside is, I don't have that much of an adequate income to cover the fees. But yeah, someday I will!

I'm entirely self-taught...professional education only matters so much with programming, although it can definitely help with understanding what's going on behind the scenes. It's easiest to just dive in.

If you do feel like getting started, then this website is a really good place to start, as it gets you programming games within a relatively quick time on an easy & fun programming language. I've been considering putting together a user group for escapists who want to develop games actually, but am not anywhere near enough qualified to lead it yet...

Steam has an almost unlimited supply of games, just look for ones that look interesting and didn't review horribly. As for some of my favourite SP games for PC, play:

- Elder Scrolls IV and V
- Fallout 3 and New Vegas
- Bioshock (don't know about the sequel)
- Crysis
- Viva Pinata (I don't care what anyone says, this game rocks, and is super mega cheap on Amazon)
- Portal 1 and 2
- Minecraft and Terraria? (but are much better when with others)
- Assassin's Creed games

There really is a lot of options for singleplayer, in fact it's got a lot better stuff out there than MP does. Also turn-based games would still be alright in the worst of internet connections, so you could try that.

Personnaly I think it might be a good idea to learn a skill or solve puzzle like a rubix cube (no cheating :))or play chess something like that hope I have been of help.

I suggest you trying spending your time trying to get a job instead of sitting around playing games.

GoG man. Loads of old games that are small in size and have great gameplay. Shouldnt be a problem to download them.

Das Boot:
I suggest you trying spending your time trying to get a job instead of sitting around playing games.

And you should work instead of telling people what to do on gaming forums.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

And you should work instead of telling people what to do on gaming forums.

The man asked for ideas on killing time so I game him one. Going out and looking for a job instead of sitting at home playing games when you dont have a job is some pretty dam good advise. No need for you to get all butt hurt over it. Its because you dont have a job isnt it?

Kill Time. Literally Kill Time. Get back to me when you're done and I can give you a hug.

Watch Porn on the TV.

Kill it with fire! Well okay, scratch that, pyromaniacs cause a lot of damage so yeah, don't kill it with fire.

But, let me tell you how to kill time with the help of my good friend, xkcd.
http://xkcd.com/609/

So yes, my definite answer is: TV Tropes.

Scarim Coral:
Are you into comic book or graphic novels? No I'm not saying go buy some if you're short on cash. I suggest checking out if your library got some comic books or interesting books in general.

this so much this!
its really shocking how many people don't realise that most libraries have a decent selection of such titles and its an easy way to test the waters as it were.

Read, learn, expand your repertoire?

pace around the room endlesley trying to wear the carpet out.

Esotera:

figday:

Esotera:
If you haven't already, try your hand at programming, it can be really fun if you're making things you like. Especially games.

This! I've been considering on getting courses related to PC. Downside is, I don't have that much of an adequate income to cover the fees. But yeah, someday I will!

I'm entirely self-taught...professional education only matters so much with programming, although it can definitely help with understanding what's going on behind the scenes. It's easiest to just dive in.

If you do feel like getting started, then this website is a really good place to start, as it gets you programming games within a relatively quick time on an easy & fun programming language. I've been considering putting together a user group for escapists who want to develop games actually, but am not anywhere near enough qualified to lead it yet...

WOW. Thx for the link man!/girl!; I'm def gonna check it out and dig in. Much appreciated ^^

bojackx:
- Viva Pinata (I don't care what anyone says, this game rocks, and is super mega cheap on Amazon)

I just got that game for maybe $5. Pretty good value. Very colorful, not bad to just space out to. Pretty fun. People might make fun of you for playing it, because it does initially come across pretty wimsicle.

OT:
I was going to say memes and stumble upon, but that seems like that's out. I'd say find a good single player game. Or a lot of cheap ones--like Viva Pinata.

Build a 1:1 scale replica of ancient Rome in Minecraft.

Hit up the local library, scroll through an aisle of your favorite genre, and randomly select a book. Congratulations, you now have your evening planned.

Das Boot:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

And you should work instead of telling people what to do on gaming forums.

The man asked for ideas on killing time so I game him one. Going out and looking for a job instead of sitting at home playing games when you dont have a job is some pretty dam good advise. No need for you to get all butt hurt over it. Its because you dont have a job isnt it?

You know, something always confused me about the whole "go look for a job" thing. Sure some people can do that but what about the people that already have 12 applications in and are waiting to hear from someone? Are they supposed to run around their town randomly asking people to hire them? How exactly are you supposed to "go find a job" when half of job hunting is waiting to hear about your application?

Well... 333221 games in Minesweeper on the big field should do the trick.

Shave your head. That should take up some time.

Jodah:

Das Boot:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

And you should work instead of telling people what to do on gaming forums.

The man asked for ideas on killing time so I game him one. Going out and looking for a job instead of sitting at home playing games when you dont have a job is some pretty dam good advise. No need for you to get all butt hurt over it. Its because you dont have a job isnt it?

You know, something always confused me about the whole "go look for a job" thing. Sure some people can do that but what about the people that already have 12 applications in and are waiting to hear from someone? Are they supposed to run around their town randomly asking people to hire them? How exactly are you supposed to "go find a job" when half of job hunting is waiting to hear about your application?

Nope, apparently you have to set up a rota for your nearest town so that you go in every store and ask them if they have any jobs going. You then do this every 2 hours until they give you one.

Killing time? If I were you I'd find an alarm clock and stab it a bunch.

Go to fanfiction.net.
Pick the crossover section.
Pick the most absurd crossover subsection.
Lulz.

figday:
The shit part is, this area is not yet in coverage of the most decent Internet provider, and now I'm using a CDMA modem-thingy which is a miracle if it even hits a 500kbps speed T__T (plus a quota of 500 gigs per day)

Uhh, isn't a quota of 500 gigs a day good? Extremely good? Or am I missing something here, cause in New Zealand its more like 60-90gb a month.

Really? Nobody has said masturbate?

Other than that, you could get some sea-monkeys. Watch them grow up. Yup.

GET DRUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HeatproofShAdOw:

figday:
The shit part is, this area is not yet in coverage of the most decent Internet provider, and now I'm using a CDMA modem-thingy which is a miracle if it even hits a 500kbps speed T__T (plus a quota of 500 gigs per day)

Uhh, isn't a quota of 500 gigs a day good? Extremely good? Or am I missing something here, cause in New Zealand its more like 60-90gb a month.

I'm guessing he meant 500MB. If it was GBs he would have to download at a constant 46Mbps all day to use it.

EDIT: How do you only use 60-90GB. I use like 400GB a month or more.

HeatproofShAdOw:

figday:
The shit part is, this area is not yet in coverage of the most decent Internet provider, and now I'm using a CDMA modem-thingy which is a miracle if it even hits a 500kbps speed T__T (plus a quota of 500 gigs per day)

Uhh, isn't a quota of 500 gigs a day good? Extremely good? Or am I missing something here, cause in New Zealand its more like 60-90gb a month.

Yeah! I'm only on 40Gb a month I have to share that with with 4 others who spend as much time as I do online.

... Go On a Jog. That is my advice. What else can you do?

My favourite ways to kill time are to take long walks, read and meet people.

Also lulz at the guy recommending Fallout 3 to the guy with the Fallout avatar...

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