posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 02:46 AM
Oh I shudder to think about all of the time that I wasted...er....spent playing AoE. At one point I am certain that I must have spent two or three
hours a night for a month playing this. I know that this probably isn't much time compared to what some might play but, believe me, this is a lot of
Thankfully, I was able to get over my AoE addiction by replacing it with another obsession -- ATS. It was right about the time that I was firmly
entrenched with game play that I discovered ATS. Suddenly, I felt that I had found " my place on the net". Instead of playing LAN games with
friends, I started making NEW friends on ATS. The best part was that with ATS, I never felt like I had wasted an evening away.
Still, I must admit, I miss AoE. It was a fun game and a well designed one at that. But it was a real time-waster. It could suck away the hours
from ones' life faster than OPEC can raise petroleum prices. Nevertheless, no regrets. The day I stopped playing AoE and, for that matter, most
games (I still play Chess) was the day that my productivity returned.