(Closed) Gamer SO/FI/DHs

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Well, my DH and I first met in an arcade…. so… yeah…..

He’s quite the avid gamer, though.  He’s cranky if he can’t get at least 2-3 hours in a night.  But he’s never ever angry or ragey at a game (that’s me, LOL).  He can play DARK SOULS without raging, which if you know that game, says something!

He’s also made it clear that I come before any game; if I let him know that I’m feeling neglected, he’ll drop it all to spend time with me.

I rarely feel negleted, though, because I play with him a lot!  He teaches me some games & helps me improve in things like League of Legends.  I really enjoy watching him play the sorts of games I don’t like the play style of (Dark Souls & strategy games) and we’ve really bonded over a few games (mostly RPGs; we like doing them separately then compairing what choices we made throughout the plot).

Also, World of Warcraft was our long distance relationship savior.  We had raid-night “dates” twice a week when we were too far away to see each other in person, and would have our own private chat set-up next to the guild chat, to send mushy little “I love you”s to each other.

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@daffodil89  “The dude didn’t even bat an eyelid. He said that’s great honey. I’m sure you will look fine.”


This happens all the time! I have to repeat things 3 times before he actually hears what I have said! My Fiance is a pretty big gamer but does go through phases as well. If he is playing a JRPG then thats him gone for around 60-80 hours. I don’t mind watching him play the games with a story in them but I cannot stand games like FIFA… its the same thing over and over again in my opinion and he tends to shout at the game a lot… I do play some of the easier games when I have time but if anything too difficult comes up I just move on or stop playing if I cant do it after a few tries. Fiance on the other hand will rant at me and the game if he gets a little stuck saying how stupid the game is and how its impossible but he will continue to try and rant every time… thats what I find most annoying.. 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Yes! He loves video games. He has become less obsessive lately. I don’t love video games, but I can accept that he does.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@MissMonie  Fi used to game really heavily. Originally consoles, then he moved on to PC gaming and hardly ever uses the consoles anymore. Now he’s on to tabletop gaming. He just picked up Warhammer 40k. I don’t mind it so much. It’s still large chunks of time, but at least you have to play it in person. I have no problem hosting game nights.

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Both fi & I are gamers, mainly WoW but we play other things as well. Never really caused any issues except for when I’m trying to get fi to take the trash out!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee

I avoid gamers like the plague. 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

DH is a gamer and I am SO not. I don’t have the patience or the time for it. He doesn’t play when I’m home (his decision, not mine), so it’s not really an issue for us. He gets together with his friends once or twice a month for an entire day of gaming.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@ClaireM  +1

I can’t think of a bigger waste of life than hours of gaming per day!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Fiance goes through phases when he buys a new game, then he’s over it and plays in 30 mins -1hr intervals instead of 5 hours. I don’t mind it at all, I’m quite introverted and he ALWAYS wants to cuddle and do things together so I appreciate the time I get to myself.

 

Post # 27
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Busy bee

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@BelleSofia  haha gotta love them! my So is a COD addict and I absolutely hate that game. He does the same thing, he will yell and curse at the screen if things don’t go well or if his team (or whatever you call it) fails to make a certain kill. It drives me nuts lol. I’m over there like “this is not real. calm the eff down.” and he doesnt hear me lol. but at least he will stop playing of I start complaining though (loudly though).

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MissMonie  DH just bought the PS4 a couple of weeks ago, and lately he has been obsessed with playing Battlefield 4. He plays it at least a couple hours a night, and I am for the most part ok with it, as I just hang out in the same room catching up on YouTube videos and stuff.

Post # 29
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Sugar bee

@MissMonie  I feel your pain about DotA.  That is such an addictive game.

 

Fiance and I are both gamers and we definitely go through our phases.  I haven’t touched a game in weeks, but we spent most of winter break plowing through our games library.  We only run into issues if we’re playing different genres of games at the same time, or if we both want to play something on the new Xbox at the same time.  A month ago, I finished playing The Walking Dead, which has a very emotional and intense story.  While I was on the computer, Fiance would come up behind me to see how I was doing, then he’d want to have a conversation about doing laundry or errands.  Every time, I’d be like “OMG don’t do this now.  I want to focus on the story!”  I got my revenge when he played through The Last of Us πŸ˜›

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@bleusteel  Dark Souls is a game of perserverance.  You’re gonna die.  A lot.  But its pretty awesome when you finally beat a boss you’ve been stuck on for hours.  And the plot is really interesting, especially if you scour the web for the handful of crazies who are using little clues throught the game to piece together details.

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@bleusteel  I did the same thing with Mass Effect 3.  I had to pause a few times because it just gets SO emotional at times.  DH was in to Starcraft 2 at the time, and he’d want to come in & talk about how cool a match went, and I’d be like “Nooooo, the fate of the Krogan is at stake!”  Good thing he thought it was adorable I got so absorbed πŸ˜€

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

My boyfriend loves his video games, he actually went to school to design them for a bit but then decided a different career would probably be more profitable πŸ˜›

We’re different though, because I like playing too!  COD, NBA2K and Madden are our favorites to play together.  Even if I don’t feel like playing with him it’s cool, I like cheering him on, or if I have a book I’m reading he doesn’t mind me not paying attention to him for a bit.  We even have “Zombie Nights” where a couple friends come over to play the zombie mode on COD… it’s fun πŸ™‚ 

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