Why do you stay? (in General)
September 24 2011 7:42 PM EDT
The past few months since I have been back have not been the nicest.
I have had many points is time where I wanted to smack the hell out people for being stupid. Usually when people think I am calm, cool and collected.
I have wondered what the hell is wrong with people saying I am emotional about something when I am perfectly calm. Go figure right?
I have watched people go crazy in the forums and no reprimand for them was had. Whether against me or others doesn't really matter it is still happening.
I have been in chat and read some of the utter garbage in there and wondered what in the hell keeps bringing me back.
I have looked at what I see as an unchanging, bitter and frustrated community and wonder why stay?
I play all of this over and over in my head and the only answer I get is simple:
Acceptance.....it is what it is. Just like I tolerate all of this crap so do others. I am just as guilty for the above as anyone else dependent upon perspective. I accept it because really what other choices do I have? Voice my opinion? Yeah and everyone with an opposing opinion runs up with something to say or some troll comes out of the wood works.
Why do I stay? Because of my Clanmates and a few friends I have on here.
So in the mindset of attempting something positive post here why you stay with CB!Hell if you come up with something entertaining enough to me I'll even throw some CBD your way sooooo have at.
Addiction and OCD, friends, clan mates, the competition, like minded people (for the most part.. in my case anyway), I enjoy games like this, I have time to kill, I spent hard earned money on both my character and the game itself (through namings and supporter items) and I would like to make the most of it while I can.
I also have only been around and playing for the past year, even though I've known about the game since back when CB1 was still alive, so maybe it has yet to wear on me, or maybe I just really enjoy spending time tweaking my character.
I don't know, I like to ramble.
September 24 2011 8:00 PM EDT
I'll try to list all the things that keep me here in CB:
1.) I am the leader of a clan! Its very fun and rewarding being in charge of a group of people, trying to motivate them to do their best!
2.) The competition is great here! I love fighting against other human beings and winning!
3.) I love the balance of the game, except for the exbow :P
4.) I like how so many people were willing to help me get back into this game after so long! Great bunch of helpful people here! Also, this is a great place to hone my social skills and sharpen my wit against others!
5.) Its just really dang exciting to be a part of this game, and to be known by most of the community!
Mostly for the people, but lately must be some bad water or booze in ye olde CB bar :(.
I would have to say the intelectual lvl of tbe people on cb is one of my biggest reasons ... and on here its a bunch of smart people. And at times I think some of the forums get out of hand yes, they are still somewhat on a smarter more intelectual lvl than most games.
The biggest reason though, the cbers ... Ive known many of you for what seems like forever now, right about 10 years I believe, I know a lot of you on a greater than cb lvl, I have some of your cell numbers, I txt you and I enjoy talkin with you, and if it was possible I would love to have drinks with the majority of you, kinda missed my chance with Z but hey, ill be back to the old neighborhood eventually. I guess to have put it more simply ... Youre all great people to bs with and joke around with and have all helped me out waaaay more than I could imagine helping someone that keeps leaving and comjng back, but if not for these people here, my friends, I wouldnt have come back ... I would have shut the cb door for good, but knowing that if I come knocking im going to see friendly familiar faces, specially ones that know me as Vince and not slam ... That will always keep the cb doors revolving for me. Thank you all for the years of fun and I hole things start to move on, up and forward and little more quickly in this game.
September 24 2011 8:36 PM EDT
Ok first of all, I enjoy the game. Even though the store camping has been taken away and the BA limit is annoying as hot butter, the foundation this game is built upon is still enjoyable.
It is addicting in fact.
All the people that whine about the lack of improvements or how the market is flooded with weapons really have no effect on my enjoyment of the game. I whine too but in my own vast minority way.
As far as behavior goes, like St. Paul said: "Live a good life and don't fear the government"; so as long as I don't offend an Admin I really don't care about others' behavior and it has no effect upon me.
I just like rapidly clicking to gather points, power and riches through game violence. :D
September 24 2011 11:59 PM EDT
Why do I stay ?
It's mostly just a habit these days, if I must be honest with myself. And not even a good habit.
It's not the lack of time that gets me (I still have plenty), it's the lack of interest and the lack of reasonable competition (as in, people you might have a realistic chance of beating if you try, and the other way around).
I might end up quitting soon, especially since I'll be getting a huge change in my schedule in the coming months, so the growing ennui will finally overlap with a lack of time, and I'll bid the game adieu.
The two main reasons why I haven't given up sooner ?
The clan is the primary reason.
Then, the stuff I gathered and the slowly but surely increasing ranking is the secondary reason.
But that's gradually getting to be not enough anymore.
The game is in a steady drop, some of the more active people might be well-intentioned but the things they do to "try and save it" are usually having the opposite effect (IMO, anyway).
There's a growing "elitism" rising in the general ranks in spite of isolated efforts in welcoming newbies (whenever they do come in, but that doesn't happen that often anymore), you have no choice but to feel like you're being chewed on by a pack of hungry piranhas whenever you post a dissenting view (and of course, you get called "a whiner"), there's almost no point in even bothering to post much anymore, because a lot of the old guard that was fun to be around is not around anymore anyway.
So... I have no idea how long I'll still be around.
Probably won't see the end of the next summer.
I wonder if I'll even be here the coming spring.
Stuff has to end sometimes.
September 25 2011 12:55 AM EDT
to laugh at the people posting in the forums
September 25 2011 3:08 AM EDT
nothing better to waste time
September 25 2011 4:05 AM EDT
why do i stay?
u tell me ;)
I'm with Kefeck. Habit.
Part of my routine and my routine doth need no change.
Nostalgia. A desire for a return to the glory days. The hope that something will change.
But as I don't actually play any more, I don't think you can count me as 'staying'. ;)
September 25 2011 9:56 AM EDT
to laugh at the people posting in the forums
September 25 2011 10:04 AM EDT
This is why i stay:
To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
Seriously? I have made some great friends. I will never forget getting a gift card from my clan mates when my 2nd son was born.
I stay because I feel like I can make things better, even if few actually see it.
September 26 2011 10:02 AM EDT
i Stay to communicate with great people, have fun with Great people and have Great minds think alike. so Z, Dont leave, WE need u! >:[ U owe me!
September 26 2011 10:15 AM EDT
2 reasons why I stay:
1. Habit, and it doesnt take up more than 30 mins or so a day.
2. The chance that I might see Moto or Wldflower again.
3. Its the only chance I get to click on the word "fight"
4. It improves my numeracy
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