Converting Game Time To Real Time

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Converting Game Time To Real Time

Postby FoulDwimmerlaik » Tue Jan 09, 2001 3:39 pm

Any way to do it? My game shows I've played for 56 days and 7 hours. But using a conversion (10 x compression from D&D) doesn't work because of the times that I've rested. Any other way to tell?
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Postby Doltan » Tue Jan 09, 2001 3:49 pm

It's probably not too bad of a conversion, however, given the fact that the number of times you pause (amount of time it is paused), load, and re-load, are all not accounted for in the timing. It depends on how good you are at the game, how many chances you take, whether you did a normal install, etc.

I made it through the game once in 45 days. That would roughly count as 4.5 days of real time (direct 1/10 conversion), or 108 hours of playing time. It's about right, I think.
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Postby FoulDwimmerlaik » Tue Jan 09, 2001 3:53 pm

That's a frightening thought. I've been taking my time to enjoy everything, and so far have finished probably half of the chapter 2 and chapter 3 quests, not finished the graveyard district to go to chap 4, and I've played over 120 hours.............this game is like a sickness.
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Postby Doltan » Tue Jan 09, 2001 3:54 pm

I agree. You must be VERY methodical if you've taken 56 days to complete only the first couple of chapters. I'll have to check to see if that 45 day number is correct...
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Postby Foss » Tue Jan 09, 2001 4:18 pm

I think it took me about 80 days game time, to complete the game.

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Postby Doltan » Tue Jan 09, 2001 6:25 pm

Now that I think about it, the time it takes will be largely dependent on how you play the game. My fast game (sub 50 days) was with a party where the main character was a Barbarian carrying two regeneration rings. I only slept when my characters complained, as I almost never ran out of spells (like healing spells, because only the mages needed them).
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Postby magusg » Tue Jan 09, 2001 6:51 pm

Well, then there's always those like me who keep a constant stoneskin and Melf's Minute Meteors going by casting it and then sleeping. I have a party including 4 mages, so it's quite necessary to sleep often. I'm in the 120's in days passed, and I'm still in Chapter 6.

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Postby Lyonheart » Tue Jan 09, 2001 7:06 pm

Holy cow guys thats nothing....4.5 days! If that much scares you dont ever start Everquest. That game consumed 54 REAL LIFE days for me. But then again at the end of everquest you can Ebay...hehe the $1,875 was nice Image

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Postby Doltan » Tue Jan 09, 2001 7:33 pm

Evercrack, huh? 54 days (1300 hours) of continuous time is like 32 work weeks (40 hour weeks). Your ebay payoff puts you into the realm of a yearly salary of $3100. It's below poverty (way below), but at least you got out.

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Postby magusg » Tue Jan 09, 2001 7:44 pm

I'm certain I've spent more than 54 hours real-time. Sometimes, I mull for hours on what spells I should choose (I have 4 characters capable of casting mage spells, and 2 capable of cleric spells) So whenever I buy a few new spells it throws everything off, and I have to spend another hour redoing my spell memorization. Of course, I wouldn't bother if I didn't love the game so much.

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Postby Maurice » Wed Jan 10, 2001 6:52 am

I was about to make a comment on Everquest when I saw someone already preceeded me.

Yes, it's true ... once you get onto Everquest, it's HARD if not IMPOSSIBLE to break away from it again. At first, when I saw my brother play, I thought, "well, is this supposed to be fun, or what?". Then on the first day of Christmas, as I was defragging my HD's, he stepped away from his machine, and said that now I was to play EQ. Reluctantly I did so ... and within no time I decided I just HAD to get a copy of it myself! It's amazing ...

Taken at face value, it's not the monster bashing and such that makes the game so much more worthwhile than it first appears - it's the interaction with the other players. You start to know other people, play along for a while, make friends, when in a Guild you have guild chat and such ...

Lyonheart, on what server do you play?