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So...I think I'm done. (Gaming)

by Mid7night ⌂ @, Rocket BSCHSHCSHSHCCHGGH!!!!!!, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 22:57 (75 days ago)

I've been MIA for a while now. Not that I expected anyone to notice, but I felt it was important to let y'all know what's going on, instead of just silently fading away. :P

It's not you, it's me.

I'm not even that burnt out on anything, I still think Destiny was (is) a fun game, but I haven't played since early January. Heck, I haven't even turned my Xbox ON since then.

I guess ... I guess my priorities have just shifted. I used to trade off nights working on RC planes and playing Destiny, but since coming back from Christmas/New-Years vacation I just haven't had the same desire to go back to my Xbox. I thought maybe it would just be another short-term hiatus and I'd go back, refreshed and ready for more, but I just don't want to, not the way I used to. Every night after getting my son to bed and discussing the day with my wife, I find myself wanting to get back to planes.

Also, my son: He's almost 4. When I think about all the different things I want to teach him, how I want to spend my time with him during these early years; I want to teach him to tie knots, use tools, build anything he can imagine out of foam, wire and glue, swim, climb trees, fly stuff .....Xbox video games just don't rate high.

It's not that my opinion about video games has changed - I still think they're good fun and I would still have fun playing them - they're just not on my radar. Like, at all.


SOOOOO....to that end, I'll be boxing up my Xbox and its accessories and selling 'em off (yes, to pay for more airplaney stuff) very soon. I don't think I'll miss it, but time will tell. I'll still be around here - this community is arguably more fun than the game it was formed around :P - but I won't be found on XboxLive anymore.

Will I be back ever? Who knows. Probably....possibly...I'm sure this isn't the last XboxOne we'll ever see, so getting back into it shouldn't be hard at all.

It's been real fun guys and gals. I'll certainly miss some of the people, antics and such, but I won't miss the game.

Peace.

~ Ben

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So...I think I'm done.

by Robot Chickens, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 00:03 (75 days ago) @ Mid7night

I hope you enjoy the other things life has to offer. Rellekh and I really enjoyed playing with you the few times we teamed up. If we don't see you starside, I hope you keep us posted on the latest plane you've built.

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Airplanes....only cuz you asked :P

by Mid7night ⌂ @, Rocket BSCHSHCSHSHCCHGGH!!!!!!, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 09:33 (75 days ago) @ Robot Chickens

I hope you enjoy the other things life has to offer. Rellekh and I really enjoyed playing with you the few times we teamed up. If we don't see you starside, I hope you keep us posted on the latest plane you've built.

Absolutely! Be careful what you wish for though, it's dangerous asking me to talk about airplanes on an open forum.... :P

Here are my three latest flights... C-17, mini Bugatti 100P, and A-4 Skyhawk.

The Bugatti and C-17 are my latest builds; I've had the A-4 around for a while, but this is the nicest most recent video of it. I love the sound!

All of these are made from DollarTree foamboard, hot glue and tape. All from plans designed and built by me.

After the C-17 flight, I did a "post flight interview" to tell all my RC-buddies about the flight, and it got me thinking; the more projects like this that I do, I should really restart the "vlog" part of my channel! XD

Anyway, thanks for caring; I appreciate it. :)

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Airplanes....only cuz you asked :P

by stabbim @, Des Moines, IA, USA, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 10:05 (75 days ago) @ Mid7night

Hey, the Bugatti 100p! I don't follow airplanes much, but I am a little familiar with that one. I stumbled upon it and, being a car lover, the name grabbed my attention. I was following the replica project that was going on the last few years and unfortunately ended with a deadly crash. :(

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Airplanes....only cuz you asked :P

by Robot Chickens, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:16 (75 days ago) @ Mid7night

That was awesome. I'm always surprised by how fast and agile the planes are. Would love to see video from the plane's perspective, but I imagine there is a high risk of equipment damage as well as the difficulties of balancing the increased payload. Cool stuff.

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D:. Sad day. Keep airplane vlogging though!

by Funkmon @, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 03:34 (75 days ago) @ Mid7night

That big ass C-17 shouldn't be able to fly. I refuse to believe the physics.

Anyway, I know what you mean. When Halo 3 wasn't a top game for me, I kinda quit games for a bit. Played ODST for a few weeks, quit again. Didn't pick up games again for years other than a few one offs. Just wasn't on my radar; had other stuff to do.

Here's the weird thing: girlfriend suggested I play games again because she saw me play Halo with Furhm and a few HBO guys at her house and saw how much fun I had, so I did. Now I play video games as a substitute for a life. Joke's on her.

Anyway, keep games in the back of your mind. They are fun, and it's all right to not play them for a while and start again, and you and the kidlet can turn you pwning him into a nice family activity.

See you around!

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D:. Sad day. Keep airplane vlogging though!

by cheapLEY @, Interstate 8, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 05:35 (75 days ago) @ Funkmon

That big ass C-17 shouldn't be able to fly. I refuse to believe the physics.

That's nothing. The C-17 is a sports car compared to the jet I used to work on:

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So...I think I'm done.

by cheapLEY @, Interstate 8, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 05:38 (75 days ago) @ Mid7night

Also, my son: He's almost 4. When I think about all the different things I want to teach him, how I want to spend my time with him during these early years; I want to teach him to tie knots, use tools, build anything he can imagine out of foam, wire and glue, swim, climb trees, fly stuff .....Xbox video games just don't rate high.


We'll miss you for sure, but this is awesome. I won't begrudge anyone that shares video games with their kids (I think games are great!), but teaching kids to be creative and how to use tools to make their visions a reality is such a great and important thing.

Definitely still come around here!

by Claude Errera @, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 07:17 (75 days ago) @ Mid7night

Gonna miss you online, but hey - raising kids is important. ;)

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+1

by breitzen @, Kansas, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 08:46 (75 days ago) @ Claude Errera

Keep updating your YouTube channel!

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Definitely still come around here!

by Cody Miller, Dinklebot - Never Forget, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 09:01 (75 days ago) @ Claude Errera

Gonna miss you online, but hey - raising kids is important. ;)

Nonsense. All the best artists come from tortured homes. If you neglect your child, they could be the next entertainment or artistic sensation. Give your child a leg up by not being there! It will drive the creative spirit.

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Definitely still come around here!

by Mid7night ⌂ @, Rocket BSCHSHCSHSHCCHGGH!!!!!!, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 09:36 (75 days ago) @ Claude Errera

Gonna miss you online, but hey - raising kids is important. ;)

Thanks Claude. I may be signing off from XboxLive for a while, but I won't be deleting any bookmarks. You haven't seen the last of me. ;)

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So...I think I'm done.

by Morpheus @, High Charity, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 09:45 (75 days ago) @ Mid7night

Don't sell 'em! Just put it in a box somewhere, or in storage or something. I can't tell you how many times someone from here is "Gone, never coming back" and when they do, they can't purchase any of the things they had any more; sold out, discontinued, RARE.

Just keep it so you don't lose everything. You don't have to throw something away to abstain from it--just takes willpower.

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So...I think I'm done.

by stabbim @, Des Moines, IA, USA, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 09:57 (75 days ago) @ Mid7night

Yeah, I had noticed, actually. Haven't been on Destiny much myself, although I have still been gaming plenty. Hope to see you around other places.

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Goodbye once more, Cody.... Ah wait.

by Korny ⌂ @, Dalton, Ga. US. Earth, Sol System, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 10:03 (75 days ago) @ Mid7night

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So...I think I'm done.

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 10:04 (75 days ago) @ Mid7night

I'd say you have your priorities in the right place. Please keep in touch, Ben. I've really have enjoyed getting to know you. Wish we weren't in such different time zones.

I just read an article that is relevant, and I won't post it in your thread because I don't want to distract from other well wishers. I do wish you the best, and I have a lot of respect for you.

Kermit/Brad

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