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Posted: Nov 27th 2011 8:11AM DarkWalker said

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Depends.

If I'm consistently put into login queues whenever I want to / can play, and the situation persists for over a week: unsubscribe from the game. I might come back if there is some indication the queue issue was solved.

Otherwise, mobile games on either my DS/3DS or Android, or a book (usually a digital one).

Posted: Nov 27th 2011 8:25AM (Unverified) said

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@DarkWalker Agreed - my iPhone works out a lot during queues, that or my iPad as I've usually got Tap Play: Star Controller loaded up ready ;-)
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Posted: Nov 27th 2011 6:33PM eyeball2452 said

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@DarkWalker

Yeah, I usually pick up another game if there are huge queue issues. If I find something good on my 360, I'll just unsubscribe from the MMO. I put up with queues 7 years ago. I have much less tolerance for them today.
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Posted: Nov 27th 2011 8:19AM (Unverified) said

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I understand the reason for the queues so I don't get upset about them. While I am in one I usually grab a beverage and stare at the queue number. Cuz watching it closely makes it go down faster... :)

Posted: Nov 27th 2011 8:19AM syberghost said

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Angry Birds beta in Chrome.

Still a couple of levels on which I haven't gotten three stars yet.

Posted: Nov 27th 2011 8:48AM J45neoboy said

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Depending on how long it is and how long it's taking for the numbers to go down, I'll read a book, play a single player game, or wander off. For example, I've been playing KOTOR during the TOR queues.

Posted: Nov 27th 2011 11:40AM Nenene said

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@J45neoboy
That must have been depressing.
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Posted: Nov 27th 2011 9:12AM wahahabuh said

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read a book. I also sometimes do that during cinematics.

Posted: Nov 27th 2011 11:59AM (Unverified) said

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@wahahabuh
Damn those have got to be some pretty lame cinematics to read a book instead of watching.
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Posted: Nov 28th 2011 11:32PM wahahabuh said

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@(Unverified) a lot of MMOs have lame cinematics and some may not be lame. But given that I'm an altaholic, I've watched them like 50 times before. At that point they do become very boring. Plus some games don't let you skip the cinematics.
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Posted: Nov 27th 2011 9:24AM (Unverified) said

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Read whatever book I'm currently on. This week it's "Busted Flush", from the Wild Cards series. Really, really good stuff - I know the "superheroes in the real world" thing has been done many times, but Wild Cards does it very well.

Posted: Nov 28th 2011 12:16PM ployer said

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@(Unverified) I agree the Wild Card books are great and while the super heroes in the real world have been done many times that particular book series was first published in the 80's so it has been around for awhile.
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Posted: Nov 27th 2011 9:32AM Impenitent said

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In my supposed 1 min 50 sec. wait time I made and ate most of my lunch.

Posted: Nov 27th 2011 9:45AM (Unverified) said

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Usually, I try to free the province of Skyrim from the clutches of Imperial tyranny. Or I catch butterflies.

Posted: Nov 27th 2011 10:03AM Knoxrun said

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@(Unverified) You cannot do one without the other.
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Posted: Nov 27th 2011 10:03AM Protheus said

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If I am in queue less then 5 min I just watch some tv.

If the queue time is >5 min - close the game and uninstall.

Posted: Nov 27th 2011 2:47PM (Unverified) said

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@Protheus

You must not have many popular MMOs. Is this Beau Hindman in disguise?
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Posted: Nov 27th 2011 10:13AM Gishboy said

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Eat, sleep and wash.

Posted: Nov 27th 2011 10:36AM Mikx said

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tab out/internet, do something else.

Posted: Nov 27th 2011 10:38AM demonlife said

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I QQ -- sorry, couldn't resist!

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