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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:05AM (Unverified) said

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Funny you mention this today because I just did to play asheron's call today hahah

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:05AM Riddled said

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Not since I got married... but before I got married I passed on two job offers better then my keyholder job at gamestop so that I could continue to play evercrack.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 11:24AM Snichy said

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@Riddled. lol, yeah I am lucky enough to run my own company and can take the time off if I want and I used to take a day off here and there and play MMOs but since I was married and have a stay-at-home wife its not worth the hassle or explanations...! :)
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:07AM LA1111 said

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No, I have 128 hours to play games a week, if I really wanted. Don't need another 40

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:10AM Lenn said

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I have not. Other than the fact it is impossible for me to just take a day off, I find the notion that anyone would do something like that utterly ridiculous.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:13AM Jokkl said

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yes i do... and whats so strange about it? someone who plays soccer does the same if they have a big game coming!

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:14AM belgeode said

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With a finite amount of days I can take, I have to be careful with that... but yes, for beta tests where we get that one extra day (whether it be Friday or Monday), I might do that.

Also for headstarts, or launch day, I will make it an all day vacation affair.
I have been known to take a day for that special in game event... but since those often coincide with actual holidays, it is not always necessary.

I guarantee you, with Guild Wars 2 coming up... I am saving my vacation days... some WILL be used!

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:27AM Grumms said

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The only time I ever take off work is for headstart/launch days. I rarely take off from work in the first place.

So why not enjoy a day to myself with a brand new game to explore?

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:33AM (Unverified) said

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I took off a week for the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King release. That was a ton of fun!

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:34AM (Unverified) said

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I know I have put aside a few vacation days for when Diablo 3 releases.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:35AM Wic said

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For the launch of games its fun to do get in on the ground level.

However this article is presuming there is a healthy economy where most people are employed.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:40AM Vegetta said

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I took the day off when WAR headstart began :lol:

I may take launch day off for the secret world. Depends what my work schedule is like

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:42AM Panicbutton said

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I have, once took a week off work to help coordinate a campaign in Eve-online.

I haven't taken time off for a launch before but I am seriously considering it for GW2 and TSW.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:45AM Cyclone Jack said

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Not as often as I used to, but I took a few days off for Skyrim, and I'll probably take some time off for GW2 as well.

I used leave work a bit early on those days when Cryptic would do a special preview event on the test server (waaay back when).

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:52AM Nerves said

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I do when my wife takes the kids to go visit her sister every summer. Just one day off work, even though I generally game from about 6pm to 1am every day they are gone.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 8:58AM fannysideways said

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Yes. If I feel the need to improve a character I will maybe book a week off and play. I used to do this all the time with EQ2.

I don't think I would ever book off time for the release of a game.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 9:01AM Malagarr said

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When I was younger, before we had kids, my wife and I used to take time off near the beginning of new expansions for EQ, or new MMOs in general. But as you get older your priorities change. Time off needs to be spent with the kids doing family things, not playing video games. And besides, launch week is usually a pain in the ass in most MMOs anyway. Why put yourself through the headache?

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 9:05AM fannysideways said

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Yes. If I feel the need to improve a character I will maybe book a week off and play. I used to do this all the time with EQ2.

I don't think I would ever book off time for the release of a game.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 9:36AM (Unverified) said

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Not work, but school.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 9:42AM Deliverator said

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I work for myself, so I can't really say I skip work for games, but I've definitely moved appointments around before.

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