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What the fuck were you thinking?

I don't know, I was young... 3 25.00%
 
I never think. 0 0%
 
I wanted to have somethin... 0 0%
 
I regret nothing. 4 33.33%
 
This poll is useless. 4 33.33%
 
Shut up and let me see the results! 1 8.33%
 
Total:12

Oh, youth! Sweet innocence... (Or not.)

We start gaming at a certain age. Then we grow up and keep gaming, and some day we feel nostalgic and start thinking about those times when we were younger, maybe just a few years ago or perhaps decades, and, oh yeah, everything seems so good and beautiful... until some annoying image or scene from the past suddenly crosses our mind, and a little, simple question arises:

"What the fuck was I thinking?"

So that's it: what the fuck were you thinking, people? There are no limits to what you can regret on this thread, as long as it's related to gaming. It can be something you did, something you didn't... Whatever.

As for me, there's at least one thing I regret not doing and another one I regret doing.

What I regret not doing is paying more attention to music every time I played something. When I was younger, the only thing that mattered to me was what I could see on screen, so I missed a lot of great songs because of just ignoring them.

And the thing I regret doing was finishing a certain game. Yeah, finishing a game. Or well, actually, it's not finishing it what I regret, but doing it before I got the last collectible that I needed to 100% complete the game. Guided by my curiosity, at some point I just thought: "Well, I'll go fight the final boss and, when I defeat it, I'll turn off the console and go back to my quest for the collectible."

But that never happened. Instead, when the battle was over, I was so curious about the ending scenes that I didn't turn off the console, and then... Then, I don't know how or why, I ended up overwriting my saved file, losing all chances of getting that one and only collectible that I needed to 100% complete the game.

This little anecdote may sound pretty silly, and probably is, but I've got kind of a problem with fully completing stuff, so to this day, more than a decade later, not getting that collectible is still a little thorn I've got stuck inside.

It's worth noting too that I never replay a game unless that game cannot be fully completed (be it because it doesn't have a clear ending or because it doesn't have an ending at all), but this particular game will probably be the first game that I get to replay at some point, just to be able to get that damn collectible and 100% complete it.

And that's it for me. Now, what about you?

Last edited by Verter - on 13 December 2020

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Also...

Please, feel free to correct my English.

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Well, I was 22, so I have to cheat a bit, but I kinda regreted not buying a Sega Saturn when I had a great deal in front of me. I'm over it now though. :)



- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

COKTOE said:

Well, I was 22, so I have to cheat a bit, but I kinda regreted not buying a Sega Saturn when I had a great deal in front of me. I'm over it now though. :)

It's accepted too. Maybe I was too restrictive with the thread. =P



I have periods of social disconnection, it's a part of me that I need and keenly embrace. I'll still log in and read news and threads during those times, but I won't be (very) active on the site, so I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause (late answers, bumps or the like).

Also...

Please, feel free to correct my English.

I regret never reclaiming my Wii Bowling championship in the intersubdivisional league me and my friends formed all over the county I live in.

I regret being aware of the existence of, purchasing, playing, beating, and reviewing Project X Zone. Single handedly the most boring, repetitive, hand cramping, miserabe, sorry excuse of a game I have ever witnesses in my 29 years. It is lower than trash and I wish I could burn every copy of that game in a trash bin that gets sunk to the bottom of the ocean, goes all the way to the core, is melted by the heat, and whose atoms are then sucked into a black hole which then dissolves into nothing because of being starved.



Eh... Might have been nice to get into competitive fighting games at an age when I had enough time to really get good at them.



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Dulfite said:

I regret never reclaiming my Wii Bowling championship in the intersubdivisional league me and my friends formed all over the county I live in.

I regret being aware of the existence of, purchasing, playing, beating, and reviewing Project X Zone. Single handedly the most boring, repetitive, hand cramping, miserabe, sorry excuse of a game I have ever witnesses in my 29 years. It is lower than trash and I wish I could burn every copy of that game in a trash bin that gets sunk to the bottom of the ocean, goes all the way to the core, is melted by the heat, and whose atoms are then sucked into a black hole which then dissolves into nothing because of being starved.

So I take it that you were mildly disappointed with the game who's name i will not mention since i'm allergic to black holes they give me a rash.



I regret not getting into PC gaming until I was out of high school. I think I missed out on developing the fine arm control needed to excel at twitch shooters and the like on a mouse and keyboard.



Dulfite said:

I regret never reclaiming my Wii Bowling championship in the intersubdivisional league me and my friends formed all over the county I live in.

I regret being aware of the existence of, purchasing, playing, beating, and reviewing Project X Zone. Single handedly the most boring, repetitive, hand cramping, miserabe, sorry excuse of a game I have ever witnesses in my 29 years. It is lower than trash and I wish I could burn every copy of that game in a trash bin that gets sunk to the bottom of the ocean, goes all the way to the core, is melted by the heat, and whose atoms are then sucked into a black hole which then dissolves into nothing because of being starved.

I don't know if I understand... So you loved Project X Zone to the bone and you regret not recommending it to everyone?

JWeinCom said:

Eh... Might have been nice to get into competitive fighting games at an age when I had enough time to really get good at them.

Not exactly competitive, but my friends used to crush me in fighting games...

TallSilhouette said:

I regret not getting into PC gaming until I was out of high school. I think I missed out on developing the fine arm control needed to excel at twitch shooters and the like on a mouse and keyboard.

Oh, I can relate to that. In general, the difficulty of any PC games that require certain skill with mouse and keyboard is always boosted for me.



I have periods of social disconnection, it's a part of me that I need and keenly embrace. I'll still log in and read news and threads during those times, but I won't be (very) active on the site, so I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause (late answers, bumps or the like).

Also...

Please, feel free to correct my English.

I wish that I got a part time job so that I had actual money in the bank and used it to buy Wii Ware games. I bought none. I only started to know about it when the Wii U was out and I was poor and couldn't throw money at it.
I also regret a lot of my time buying digital games.



Not competing Otogi, Jade Empire and Kotor I & II. Too dated for me to play now.