Anyone Else Lost Their Man to Skyrim?

Ireland
February 27, 2012 10:22am CST
I'm officially a Skyrim widow. I'd seen ads for the game and it looked epic, I figured I'd get it for him for Christmas and he'd enjoy it and I'd most likely enjoy watching. it. So, I bought it, gave it to him and waited for a couple of days til he finished something else and then he started playing it. It took him about 6 hours to 'get into it' as initially he didn't really like it, but then it turned into 2am, 3am, 4am before he'd go to bed. I'd fall asleep on the couch between looking up help online for him. These days he knows that when the soaps are on, it's generally time to switch it off and of course he's not so overly involved in it that nothing else gets done. I do still get the odd conversation lol. All in all, I'm glad he's enjoying it and that I get a bit of peace and quiet, especially now that I'm mylotting! How about you guys - any other Skyrim widows or players out there?
7 responses
• United States
27 Feb 12
My boyfriend got this game when it came out and for a while was addicted to playing it. I'd go to his house and I'd end up watching him play Skyrim for at least half an hour before we would do anything else lol. I would get sort of mad at him and eventually he started to lose interest in that game.
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• Ireland
27 Feb 12
I know my fella will keep going til he completes it. He has restarted twice due to glitches and strategies (he sounds like a game nerd, but he's the opposite...). Once he completes it I think we'll both be glad to see the back of it lol.
• United States
28 Feb 12
I don't think there's a way to complete the game 100% lol. I've watched my boyfriend play and there are endless amounts of quests you can complete and my boyfriend says it's pretty impossible to finish the entire game, it would take a long, long time lol.
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• Ireland
28 Feb 12
Well, there's a difference between completing the whole storyline end of things and getting to the end that way and diong every single available thing in the game. He's hoping to get to the end of the main storyline(s) some day lol
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
28 Feb 12
It is Call of Duty and Battlefield in this house so far. I am ok unless he is being selfish with it. He actually talked me into playing a game of Call of Duty..the teamdeath match thing online...during my vacation last summer. I was hooked. Everybody thought it was neat that his g/f played Black Ops but they didn't have to fight me for a turn either. I am relentless.
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• Ireland
28 Feb 12
Ah you see, there's the difference between us. I'm simply not capable of playing anything other than Indiana Jones Lego on the XBox and even have difficulty with Pokémon on the DS haha.
@ecaron (678)
• Canada
27 Feb 12
My husband gets a little upset with me because he thinks that I use the computer too much. After long day at work he wants my attention and I can't blame since we don't see each other all day. I have to stop being on the computer by evening so to spend time with him even if it's just watching television together. If you husband likes to play that game that's fine but you should try to spend time together too, it's important for a good marriage, don't you agree?
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• Ireland
27 Feb 12
We're not married just yet, but heading that direction I'm sure in a few years. We do make time for each other on a regular basis, which is good. I spend a lot of time online and he on Skyrim, that said, we work with the reptiles together every day as well and while on our respective computers we do talk, so all communication is not lost.
• United States
15 Mar 12
Hi there I am a gamer who has actually had to turn away from skyrim. My best friend also spends every waking minute involved in the fictional world. He has logged over 300 hours!! Into skyrim. I actually refuse to play it because I'm scared of the high addiction level. So as a man and a gamer I can relate hun. Good luck.
• Ireland
19 Mar 12
Thanks salemwitch Thankfully he has now finished the game and has not bothered going back to it, so we're all good.
22 Apr 13
Omg I thought it was kust me. Lol. Well its prety much all ,ideo games on xbox 360 . But right now its mainly skyrim. I have found myself enjoying him play it now. But sometimes we get into odd little conversations I don't u.derstand about his skyrim life. Lol.
@KipBert (21)
• Netherlands
10 Dec 12
Once he completed the main story line (minimum 60 hours) it will become boring. After a maximum of 120 hours he will stop playing it because there's simply nothing left to do unless he's really addicted. When new DLC are released he probably will play it for another 20-30 hours.
@sinidj (5)
• Denmark
30 Mar 12
I did the same once. Just let him play a lot and he will stop soon. it took me about 120 hours before i got bored of it.