The Scorekeeper wrote:the trick for me was playing alongside my significant other, rather than trying to get him to stop playing the game and go hang out with me instead. once i figured that out, it became a lot more fun because i wasn't fighting it anymore. we could help each other mule, i tend to like standing back and blowing stuff up (elementalist) whereas my significant others have always been more of the meat shield (barbarian) types. it works out well, usually.
once we got axel, though, i pretty much quit gaming because he needed so much attention as a puppy that i just couldn't devote the time to the game. i couldn't put together 10 straight minutes to playing when he might get bored and pee on the floor when we weren't looking. now that he's 2 years old and we can leave him alone without worry he's going to get into something, i'm going to give gaming another shot. i kinda miss the mind-numbing quality of it.
back when I had two roommates...we would literally race each other home to play since we only had two pc's networked. I was on a Mac at the time. We had extra mule characters. There were times when we'd stay up playing until six in the morning and not realize it. Ridiculous and evil. Evil I tell you! I'd love to play it once, but it'd be just like crack...one free hit. Hooked. Evil dammit!