Upvote Upvoted 3 Downvote Downvoted
dealing with stimulation in video games
posted in Off Topic
1
#1
0 Frags +

I find that I can only play tf2 without melting down 30 minutes in if i'm either inebriated, sleepy, or dissociated enough that i'm not really paying that much attention to the game. I already do things to help this like not playing with in-game sound or music on and taking a mental break after every other round or so, but those only really slow down the inevitable. This of course doesn't *just* happen in tf2, it's in every intensive game i play that has a lot going on at once without a way or time to filter out things.

Just wanted to see if there's anyone who else deals with this and if so how do you cope with it? I love gaming but I can't let it turn my into a nervous wreck where I'm unable to do anything else for the rest of the day.

I find that I can only play tf2 without melting down 30 minutes in if i'm either inebriated, sleepy, or dissociated enough that i'm not really paying that much attention to the game. I already do things to help this like not playing with in-game sound or music on and taking a mental break after every other round or so, but those only really slow down the inevitable. This of course doesn't *just* happen in tf2, it's in every intensive game i play that has a lot going on at once without a way or time to filter out things.

Just wanted to see if there's anyone who else deals with this and if so how do you cope with it? I love gaming but I can't let it turn my into a nervous wreck where I'm unable to do anything else for the rest of the day.
2
#2
11 Frags +

just be normal

just be normal
3
#3
8 Frags +

Let this to be a lesson to all you young kids out there. Video games rot your brain. Don't play them, not even once.

Let this to be a lesson to all you young kids out there. Video games rot your brain. Don't play them, not even once.
4
#4
-2 Frags +
zx37just be normal

that's definitely possible and i really thank you for your advice /s

[quote=zx37]just be normal[/quote]

that's definitely possible and i really thank you for your advice /s
5
#5
20 Frags +

has anyone tried editing the burger blocker extension to hide posts from rainbow flag users

has anyone tried editing the burger blocker extension to hide posts from rainbow flag users
6
#6
-1 Frags +

Don't play video game when you're drunk/tired if you know you cannot handle it. Go to sleep instead.

Don't play video game when you're drunk/tired if you know you cannot handle it. Go to sleep instead.
7
#7
0 Frags +
DwapkingDon't play video game when you're drunk/tired if you know you cannot handle it. Go to sleep instead.

i think you misread; that's the only time i *can* play tf2. otherwise the stimulation gets to me.

[quote=Dwapking]Don't play video game when you're drunk/tired if you know you cannot handle it. Go to sleep instead.[/quote]

i think you misread; that's the only time i *can* play tf2. otherwise the stimulation gets to me.
8
#8
33 Frags +

sounds like you should stop playing tf2

sounds like you should stop playing tf2
9
#9
EssentialsTF
15 Frags +

I'm no medical expert, but the first thing you should focus on is improving your general health first, both mentally and physically. These are the largest factors that affects your performance and the amount of time you can focus on specific tasks, so get plenty of rest, eat healthily and have some physical activity outside of sitting at your computer.

Outside of health, this sounds like it may be a mentality problem. Try approaching the game(s) with different goals in mind like "I want to improve" or "I am going to try to relax and not worry about losing/dying too often". Give yourself an explicit task to focus on and everytime you notice yourself deviating remind yourself what you aimed to do, The goal of this is to have something to work towards and training your mind, reducing the likelihood of getting flustered.

Finally, if this seems like a consistent and unsolvable issue where you cannot manage excessive stimulation you may want to get a medical opinion. It may not be anything, but it's better to err on the side of caution.

I'm no medical expert, but the first thing you should focus on is improving your general health first, both mentally and physically. These are the largest factors that affects your performance and the amount of time you can focus on specific tasks, so get plenty of rest, eat healthily and have some physical activity outside of sitting at your computer.

Outside of health, this sounds like it may be a mentality problem. Try approaching the game(s) with different goals in mind like "I want to improve" or "I am going to try to relax and not worry about losing/dying too often". Give yourself an explicit task to focus on and everytime you notice yourself deviating remind yourself what you aimed to do, The goal of this is to have something to work towards and training your mind, reducing the likelihood of getting flustered.

Finally, if this seems like a consistent and unsolvable issue where you cannot manage excessive stimulation you may want to get a medical opinion. It may not be anything, but it's better to err on the side of caution.
10
#10
3 Frags +

do some introspection, its probably not related to videogames lol

do some introspection, its probably not related to videogames lol
11
#11
0 Frags +
Potchdo some introspection, its probably not related to videogames lolDrHappinessI'm no medical expert, but the first thing you should focus on is improving your general health first, both mentally and physically. These are the largest factors that affects your performance and the amount of time you can focus on specific tasks, so get plenty of rest, eat healthily and have some physical activity outside of sitting at your computer.

Outside of health, this sounds like it may be a mentality problem. Try approaching the game(s) with different goals in mind like "I want to improve" or "I am going to try to relax and not worry about losing/dying too often". Give yourself an explicit task to focus on and everytime you notice yourself deviating remind yourself what you aimed to do, The goal of this is to have something to work towards and training your mind, reducing the likelihood of getting flustered.

Finally, if this seems like a consistent and unsolvable issue where you cannot manage excessive stimulation you may want to get a medical opinion. It may not be anything, but it's better to err on the side of caution.

i know it's definitely not just a "video games" issue, it's just that video games (especially multiplayer ones) are so volatile that there's no good way you can effectively prime yourself for future stimulation- you never know what exactly will happen. it's like listening to a piece of music that you've never heard before and then someone screams midway through the song unexpectedly

[quote=Potch]do some introspection, its probably not related to videogames lol[/quote]
[quote=DrHappiness]I'm no medical expert, but the first thing you should focus on is improving your general health first, both mentally and physically. These are the largest factors that affects your performance and the amount of time you can focus on specific tasks, so get plenty of rest, eat healthily and have some physical activity outside of sitting at your computer.

Outside of health, this sounds like it may be a mentality problem. Try approaching the game(s) with different goals in mind like "I want to improve" or "I am going to try to relax and not worry about losing/dying too often". Give yourself an explicit task to focus on and everytime you notice yourself deviating remind yourself what you aimed to do, The goal of this is to have something to work towards and training your mind, reducing the likelihood of getting flustered.

Finally, if this seems like a consistent and unsolvable issue where you cannot manage excessive stimulation you may want to get a medical opinion. It may not be anything, but it's better to err on the side of caution.[/quote]

i know it's definitely not just a "video games" issue, it's just that video games (especially multiplayer ones) are so volatile that there's no good way you can effectively prime yourself for future stimulation- you never know what exactly will happen. it's like listening to a piece of music that you've never heard before and then someone screams midway through the song unexpectedly
12
#12
13 Frags +
silence_bottomi know it's definitely not just a "video games" issue, it's just that video games (especially multiplayer ones) are so volatile that there's no good way you can effectively prime yourself for future stimulation- you never know what exactly will happen. it's like listening to a piece of music that you've never heard before and then someone screams midway through the song unexpectedly

have you tried playing tf2center for 5000 hours

[quote=silence_bottom]i know it's definitely not just a "video games" issue, it's just that video games (especially multiplayer ones) are so volatile that there's no good way you can effectively prime yourself for future stimulation- you never know what exactly will happen. it's like listening to a piece of music that you've never heard before and then someone screams midway through the song unexpectedly[/quote]
have you tried playing tf2center for 5000 hours
13
#13
6 Frags +

hello i relate to this issue i personally only play video games in the evening so i can go to sleep immediately after hope you can use this information

hello i relate to this issue i personally only play video games in the evening so i can go to sleep immediately after hope you can use this information
14
#14
4 Frags +

seek professional help u sound like u could need it
if a video game is affecting you to that level then there's probably a deeper issue

seek professional help u sound like u could need it
if a video game is affecting you to that level then there's probably a deeper issue
Please sign in through STEAM to post a comment.