60 thoughts on “Gamers of Reddit: what is your biggest gaming confession?

  1. Teamemb99 February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    When I was 15 I hid under the bed, so my mum though I left for school. then spent the whole day playing runescape.

  2. qitjch February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    In high school I lied to a girl I was dating and told her I was going on a family trip to visit relatives for a week.

    In reality, I had just hit level 60 in WoW and wanted to get in on a week of uninterupted raiding.

  3. Bac0n_ February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I buy many local mutiplayer games, but don’t have anyone to play it with.

    Well, I sometimes get to play some with a friend, but not that often.

  4. stumpdawg February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    To all the burning crusade, and Wrath Era healers. I’m sorry for standing in the fire.

  5. ladynaiky February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I like to play MMORPGs but I hate interacting with other players.

  6. SGT_KILR February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I’m really bad at playing morally corrupt characters in RPGs. Anytime I try to do an evil character in Skyrim or fallout I just start feeling bad for everyone. I can’t even play as a greedy character and just end up refusing payment for helping all the slaves I’ve rescued.

  7. AmericanHerstoryX February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    When I play sports video games on single player career mode I put the difficulty way down to become statistically the greatest athlete of all time

  8. PTA_parent_1976 February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I have never played any horror game due to being a huge pussy.

  9. LaserBeamsCattleProd February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    Sometimes I’ll watch a YouTube video on how to defeat an enemy if the enemy keeps defeating me.

  10. LexSenthur February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I never played Civ2 on anything other than the first two difficulty levels.

    I never played Minecraft on anything other than peaceful.

    I played madden for years on rookie difficulty, only then upping it the next level.

    I was regularly last in DPS in my WoW guild, playing a warlock in vanilla.

    My friends, I am *bad at video games.*

  11. billbapapa February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    There was a Buffy the Vampire Slayer game for the original X-Box.

    My wife (girlfriend then) loved Buffy and the game.

    One day she was away at class, and I was hanging out and playing with her roommates (playing the game, you sickos) and we discovered if you plugged controllers into ports 2-4, you could control the bad guys(!).

    So we set it up, she came home, we didn’t tell her our findings. She was playing and we were doing stupid and crazy shit with the Vampires and other bad guys. She was too into the game to notice us playing too, especially when the players in her “only player” game were doing stupid shit like fighting each other and committing suicide by jumping off ‘cliffs’ and other things.

    Oh my god it was hilarious to watch her lose her shit.

    My confession is that it was the most fun I ever had in a video game at her expense.

  12. Gray_Warden February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    While I have fond memories of playing them I’ve never beaten Ocarina of Time or Majora’s Mask.

  13. StevieWonderCanSee February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I buy too many games that I might never play.

    Edit: Thanks for 5k upvotes 🙂

  14. syfy35 February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    Sometimes I schedule vacation days for game releases

  15. Oppaisama February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    When I was a kid and LAN was done with those huge-ass monitors and desktop PCS, my friend and I would play Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction. We’d setup after school friday and pretend to go to bed at 11 pm, then sneak out of bed, rip open some bagged goodies and play until the sun came up and go to bed before our parents woke up.

    This was shortly before our internet was good enough to play online, so we played locally. I was hosting the server and we had played for a couple of weeks at which point I was getting bored with not getting enough loot. While setting up one weekend, I went online and found a so called “trainer” that could be used to change drop-rates, rarity, and XP gain. I feigned server problems at some point during the evening, re-opened local server with hax enabled, and denied having done anything when we started getting runes, weapons and armor we’d never seen drop in Act 3, nightmare before.

    It was fun, but I realised we couldn’t keep playing like that so I disabled them after only a few minutes but it was too late for it not to become “that one time we got super lucky with the loot in Act 3”. My friend told all our other friends, and I had to play along and lie until we eventually moved on to other games. No one ever doubted me/us after the initial confusion from my friend.

  16. AdvantaJeous February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    Pokemon is fun, but the reason people hack and gen is because trying to be legitimately competitive takes too long and is super frustrating.

  17. ToiletLady February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I buy random games from Humble Bundle for two reasons: 1st I think I’m gonna play them some day in the future and 2nd it makes my Steam library bigger, thus cooler. lol im pathetic

  18. JethroC February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I’ve never told anybody this. Whilst playing league of legends one of my friends said they were going to get a name change, I knew it wouldn’t last as their names never do. They always go back to their original one.

    So I made a new account with their original username, a couple of weeks later they were complaining about the fact they couldn’t change it back. I stayed quiet.

  19. Minneapolis_W February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I like playing games on easy.

    Don’t get me wrong, playing on higher difficulty is fun too, but more often than not I find myself wanting to just plow through a single-player campaign as OP as possible. Halo, Skyrim … spent most of my time in these on lowest difficulty just hammering through helpless opponents. Good zone-out for me.

  20. Filth_Colons February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    When I claim I’ve played a game what I actually mean is that I spent hours and hours playing around with the character creator (making celebrities, anime, myself and/or my cat) and then played the actual game for like two seconds after that.

  21. GaplessHiding February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I swore on a Christian Minecraft server.

  22. el-toro-loco February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    Last year I built a $1400 gaming pc and all I’ve played is Skyrim

  23. Dejamza February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    Incoming wall of text:

    I was addicted to World of Warcraft. And when I say addicted, I don’t mean I made a point to play it whenever I could. I’m talking full-on hurtful longing for my PC when I was away. From the end of the Lich King expansion to the second raid tier in Mists of Pandaria, nothing stopped me from playing. It took a force of nature to get me out of my room for something other than a bathroom break.

    I remember waking up at 7 AM on a Friday and not moving from my chair besides to use the restroom until 3 Saturday. I then slept for about 4 hours and repeated this process for about 5 days and only broke when I had to work, because I needed to pay my sub. When I did eat it was hot pockets, pop tarts, etc. that could be easily grabbed and consumed without taking away precious WoW time. Bathing was nearly forgotten as I worked part time and mostly in the back stocking on my own. When I did go to work all I did was complain I wasn’t home raiding or leveling or farming. I would call off semi-frequently when a new tier came out, a new dungeon, hell even when I was just “in a groove” of playing I’d call in sick.

    I had hardly any friends. Even the guild I main tanked for I only regularly talked with maybe 3-4 of them. Kuga, our resto Druid, and Duubb, our disc priest, were the only ones who would actively seek me out to see how I was doing and eventually became my best and basically only friend. Real life ties such as school friends I graduated with, romances, anything besides immediate family and guild mates suffered. I was nearly alone in the world, save for my Druid and priest friends.

    Over time I became more and more unhealthy. Chugging mtn dew and Dr Pepper by the can, sometimes half a case a day. My diet was almost strictly hot pockets and tortilla chips for a long while. Kuga and Duubb saw me fall deeper and deeper into this gross pit of addiction, until finally, one day, they said they were both going out of town on the same day. So I thought “well I don’t want to be alone all day” and didn’t log on that day. And the next. And the next. And after waking up on that third day I sat back and took a long look at myself in the mirror. Sunken in, sleep deprived eyes. Disgustingly dirty, greasy hair and skin. Any signs of the physically fit body I had had in high school two years prior was gone. I was disgusted by myself.

    And so, I stopped. I didn’t say good bye, I didn’t log on, nobody knew what had happened to me for about three months. I let my WoW sub lapse, and eventually popped into Ventrilo to say hello/explain myself. None of them were angry, to my great surprise, and each one of them wished me well on my future endeavors. I was so happy with the people of <Vegas>, our guild, that I sat there and cried like a child. I had no idea these people who were nearly strangers cared so much about me and my well being. It truly felt like a fresh start.

    Fast forward to today, 6 years-ish later. I’m in a happy, healthy, loving relationship, I’m full time in school for I.T. and have a part time job that I’m using to save money for an apartment with my girlfriend later this year. I still play WoW, after coming back for the newest expansion, but nowhere near the level of commitment I was once at. If addicted me could see where I’m at now, he would scoff and call me a sell out probably. But I couldn’t care less, because I know that I’m now far better off thanks to my family for assisting me once I recognized my problem, Kuga, Duubb, and all of my friends in <Vegas>.

    TL;DR: Anything, even video games, can destroy your life if you let it.

  24. LisaAnneMuir February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I always stop to look at video game butts.

  25. warntelltheothers February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I hoard all items and restart from savepoints if I have to use an ether or anything above a hi-potion; despite finishing games with too many to use.

  26. stpauler February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I prefer to play all of the games on easy. I’m ok with that.

  27. Nevarc_Xela February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I may have made the sims simulate my ideal life. Then ruined it for them. Making them an asshole with money. Wife left him. He’s now broke. Every time someone comes over they come for a fight.

  28. valiegirl February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    This is more of a console confession instead of a specific gaming confession, but when I was growing up I really wanted a Gameboy when they came out. Unfortunately my mom was raising two kids alone at the time and couldn’t afford it, so obviously I was heartbroken. Years later, my mom could finally afford a GameboySP and I must confess that to this day, it is one of my most prized possessions and I still have it in the body armour that my mom bought for it to prevent scratches. My husband laughed at me the first time he saw it in all its plastic armoured glory, but I don’t care. That thing will last the test of time!

  29. kman273 February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    FIFA isn’t fun. I still play religiously but seriously duck that game

  30. TidalKnave February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I’m addicted to getting achievements. Only slightly ashamed.

  31. anotherazn February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I’ve played thousands of hours of violent games but have never felt the desire to shoot up a school.

  32. MorteNoir February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I always play as a female character if a game allows to choose gender. Yes, I am male irl.

  33. Zediac February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I rolled *Need* on that Krol Blade.

    I didn’t actually need it. I just wanted it.

  34. Nachohead1996 February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    For the League players out there – I have 120k mastery points on Taric, 80k of which was before the rework, and still have never played him support.

  35. scijior February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I once broke a Laz-E-Boy from being frustrated by a game. To unlock something (I want to say) in Soul Blade (yeah: not Soul Caliber, fucking Soul Blade), you had to play on the hardest level. I wanted it. I played it on the hardest level. Over and over. No matter my skills, timing, choices in any regard the computer would always barely win.

    Inexplicably I took it out on my chair. Then I beat the level. And now, almost two decades later, I’m admitting it online and feeling like an asshole.

    Thanks Reddit!

  36. xahzee February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I never signed up to steam till 2014 despite being a pc gamer since the 90’s.

  37. NathanAP February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I love Bioshock, have a tattoo of it, know a lot about it, love the loop through games, but I never played the second one or any DLC.

  38. standingfierce February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    My favorite Zelda is Wind Waker.
    edit: turns out this is a more popular opinion than I realized!

  39. bupdup February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    Never finished Majora’s Mask despite the Zelda series being my favorite and having played every other game in the series at least twice. I’ve started it several times and usually put a couple hours into it, but have never felt the urge to finish it ever.

  40. Portarossa February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I… don’t actually enjoy *Civ* all that much. I mean, I *like* it, and I like the Civ subreddit; it just eats too much of my time for me to enjoy it properly, and I’d generally rather be doing something else. Most of the time it just feels like I’m going through the motions and making the same route through the game I always take, which means I’m just pouring eight hours into a Skinner box without any real sense of accomplishment at the end of it. I’m all played out on *Civ V* and *Civ VI* is OK but it hasn’t really wowed me yet. (I admit, I did enjoy the whole district thing more than I thought I would, but none of the leaders have that ‘I absolutely have to play as this person’ wow factor that Isabella and Pocatello had in *V*.)

    I think they’re great games, but I have no desire to rack up thousands of hours in them, even though they’re really the only games I play.

  41. BaconSkinLaser5 February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    When I was 8 I would attend sexy room parties on Habbo Hotel.

  42. jorsiem February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I buy games for their single player campaigns. I couldn’t care less about online.

  43. Els_worthy1 February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I’ve kept Civ VI open on my computer since the free weekend on Steam, and haven’t had to pay for it at all. I plan to keep milking that until my computer eventually has to shut down.

  44. ONE_GUY_ONE_JAR February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    My favorite games are 4xs like Civilization, EU4 and Endless Legend. I have a few unplayed ones in my queue but I usually wind up playing The Binding of Issac or Overwatch because learning a new 4X is too daunting.

  45. Nightwingaf February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I have 2500+ hours in Sims 3 and 4 alone.

    I swear I’m a serious gamer but sims is so easy to just play for hours.

  46. Kalamaz February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I enjoy farming simulator games.

  47. KittyPrincessu February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    Sometimes I’d rather just watch “let’s plays” online. Also, while I do enjoy intense games considered to be “real games,” I prefer more low key games that relax me like sims, harvest moon, animal crossing…

  48. squidnow_amiibo February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I once spent 10 hours trying to get a Qwilfish with swords dance.

  49. mannequinbeater February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I jerk off to rule34 of games that have the hot babes.

  50. Zylexian February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I have addiction to online gaming (more specifically League of Legends) and no one will take it seriously. I don’t have friends because all I want to do is play league. I don’t go out because all I want to do is play league. I don’t eat right because why waste time cooking when I can just pop some shit in the microwave for a minute and get back to my game. I don’t seek relationships whether it be just friends or more intimate because I know that would cut into time I could be playing games (and they would probably give me shit for playing games in the first place). All I do is sleep, Work, and play League and I don’t know how to stop. The worst part is I don’t even enjoy the game. My brain just tells me to play it and I comply.

  51. Nonsensor February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I jacked off while playing ff15 -_-

  52. BassaForte February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I bought Minecraft back in alpha, shortly after the infinite world update came out. I still play it quite often.

    However, I can’t just play vanilla anymore. Gotta play with giant modpacks or it’s not even worth playing to me.

  53. Rust_Dawg February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I have an obsessively completionist personality. I’m afraid to buy new games because I somehow become mentally compelled to get to the top of the server, finish all the side quests, etc., which ends up with me becoming a recluse for a few months as I spend thousands of hours playing this game like it’s my job.

    It’s something that seriously affects my social life.

  54. Surise February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I’ve spent over 200 hours on Monster Hunter World so far. I haven’t reached end game yet.. I’ve been re-making my hunter to have a clean guild card using only one weapon.. Send help.

    For non-hunters, you can send out a player card to other people and on this card it shows you how many missions you’ve completed with what weapon. Normal people use any weapon they want to because they are normal. I want to have a guild card with only one weapon used in my life time..

  55. Redcorn February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I bought in game currency… I am the guy that is single handedly ruining modern gaming.

  56. UncleTrustworthy February 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I got good at Civ 4 by turning on WorldBuilder immediately, and then gradually using it less and less.

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