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obliviondoll
11-13-2010, 01:45 PM
This is a question specifically for people to answer after finishing the single player story.

Please tell me how long it took, and whether you followed the story directly or played around.

I've previously mentioned that I don't plan to sleep between purchasing the game and completing it, and knowing how long it's likely to take will make things go slightly smoother.

Please don't post anything other than the answer to this question. Spoilers are likely to get you <STRIKE>tortured slowly and painfully, then killed</STRIKE> banned.

obliviondoll
11-13-2010, 01:45 PM
This is a question specifically for people to answer after finishing the single player story.

Please tell me how long it took, and whether you followed the story directly or played around.

I've previously mentioned that I don't plan to sleep between purchasing the game and completing it, and knowing how long it's likely to take will make things go slightly smoother.

Please don't post anything other than the answer to this question. Spoilers are likely to get you <STRIKE>tortured slowly and painfully, then killed</STRIKE> banned.

magesupermaster
11-13-2010, 01:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I've previously mentioned that I don't plan to sleep between purchasing the game and completing it, and knowing how long it's likely to take will make things go slightly smoother.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now that's, devotion. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Roakeru
11-13-2010, 01:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by obliviondoll:
I've previously mentioned that I don't plan to sleep between purchasing the game and completing it, and knowing how long it's likely to take will make things go slightly smoother. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif there have been cases with people playing a game days in a row without sleeping ,eating and other normal(yet boring activities http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif ) and the outcome was dramatic ...a baby actually died for being neglected by his japanese parents who played World of Warcraft many days in a row and another player died for playing the same game too long ....so dude be careful because ACB will be a long game...i hope that the no sleeping part was a joke http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

magesupermaster
11-13-2010, 01:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Roakeru:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by obliviondoll:
I've previously mentioned that I don't plan to sleep between purchasing the game and completing it, and knowing how long it's likely to take will make things go slightly smoother. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif there have been cases with people playing a game days in a row without sleeping ,eating and other normal(yet boring activities http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif ) and the outcome was dramatic ...a baby actually died for being neglected by his japanese parents who played World of Warcraft many days in a row and another player died for playing the same game too long ....so dude be careful because ACB will be a long game...i hope that the no sleeping part was a joke http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, those stories are <STRIKE>funny</STRIKE> sad. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

muzzyb
11-13-2010, 01:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by obliviondoll:
This is a question specifically for people to answer after finishing the single player story.

Please tell me how long it took, and whether you followed the story directly or played around.

I've previously mentioned that I don't plan to sleep between purchasing the game and completing it, and knowing how long it's likely to take will make things go slightly smoother.

Please don't post anything other than the answer to this question. Spoilers are likely to get you <STRIKE>tortured slowly and painfully, then killed</STRIKE> banned. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

20-25 hours for straight critical path playthrough (no side quests or any dilly-dallying), 50+ minimum for 100% synch.

persiateddy95
11-13-2010, 01:59 PM
I've done that alot of times, playing hours in a row the same game with no sleep at all, it's awesome.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">a baby actually died for being neglected by his japanese parents who played World of Warcraft many days in a row </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Really? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

So funny http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Roakeru
11-13-2010, 02:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by persiateddy95:
I've done that alot of times, playing hours in a row the same game with no sleep at all, it's awesome.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">a baby actually died for being neglected by his japanese parents who played World of Warcraft many days in a row </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Really? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
yeah it was on the news ...i think you can also find the story if you google it ...not sure though

realgangsta213
11-13-2010, 02:02 PM
Before showing you what i'm about to write
I would just like to say that i completely approve of muzzyb's post and advise you to follow his advice.

UbiGabe @bpas41 20-25 hours for straight critical path playthrough (no side quests or any dilly-dallying), 50+ minimum for 100% synch.

Ubigabe tweeted this yesterday.

muzzyb
11-13-2010, 02:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Roakeru:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by persiateddy95:
I've done that alot of times, playing hours in a row the same game with no sleep at all, it's awesome.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">a baby actually died for being neglected by his japanese parents who played World of Warcraft many days in a row </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Really? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
yeah it was on the news ...i think you can also find the story if you google it ...not sure though </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's this (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2005/06/547.ars)

realgangsta213
11-13-2010, 02:04 PM
oh wait someone posted it before me.

Roakeru
11-13-2010, 02:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by muzzyb:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Roakeru:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by persiateddy95:
I've done that alot of times, playing hours in a row the same game with no sleep at all, it's awesome.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">a baby actually died for being neglected by his japanese parents who played World of Warcraft many days in a row </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Really? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
yeah it was on the news ...i think you can also find the story if you google it ...not sure though </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's this (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2005/06/547.ars) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
yeah...and here too http://www.joystiq.com/2005/06...le-parents-play-wow/ (http://www.joystiq.com/2005/06/21/baby-dies-while-parents-play-wow/)

obliviondoll
11-13-2010, 02:08 PM
I'll stop to grab food + drink (or convince my flatmate to deliver it to me on the couch if I'm lucky), eat in cutscenes, pause for other bodily functions, but no sleep.

I did it for the first two games, and it was worth it.

Roakeru
11-13-2010, 02:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by obliviondoll:
I'll stop to grab food + drink (or convince my flatmate to deliver it to me on the couch if I'm lucky), eat in cutscenes, pause for other bodily functions, but no sleep.

I did it for the first two games, and it was worth it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
well i would not do that...i don't want to run through the game...i want to enjoy every bit of it and to play it for as long as possible...i actually feel sorry when my favorite games endhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

DeafAtheist
11-13-2010, 02:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Roakeru:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif there have been cases with people playing a game days in a row without sleeping ,eating and other normal(yet boring activities http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif ) and the outcome was dramatic ...a baby actually died for being neglected by his japanese parents who played World of Warcraft many days in a row and another player died for playing the same game too long ....so dude be careful because ACB will be a long game...i hope that the no sleeping part was a joke http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I read that it was the baby of a Koren couple that died because they neglected their real child while devoting their attention to a virtual baby online. Perhaps the Japanese couple playing WoW was a separate incident?

DeafAtheist
11-13-2010, 02:37 PM
Unfortunately I don't have the luxury of doing 24+ hour gaming marathons anymore since I'm a single dad with full custody of a 2 year old whose needs I need to attend to as well as my own. I can't be sleeping while he's awake otherwise he could get into stuff or hurt himself without supervision. So regular sleep is equally important to my son's well-being as it is my own.

My best times for gaming are between around 9 PM and 3 AM when my kid is in bed and I'm still up otherwise I'm often distracted from gaming to take care of my kid. I wouldn't be like that Koren couple and neglect my kid cuz I'd rather game. That's screwed up.

notafanboy
11-13-2010, 02:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DeafAtheist:
Unfortunately I don't have the luxury of doing 24+ hour gaming marathons anymore since I'm a single dad with full custody of a 2 year old whose needs I need to attend to as well as my own. I can't be sleeping while he's awake otherwise he could get into stuff or hurt himself without supervision. So regular sleep is equally important to my son's well-being as it is my own.

My best times for gaming are between around 9 PM and 3 AM when my kid is in bed and I'm still up otherwise I'm often distracted from gaming to take care of my kid. I wouldn't be like that Koren couple and neglect my kid cuz I'd rather game. That's screwed up. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
kids are a pain in the *** . they just scream and eat

florisz1990
11-13-2010, 02:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by obliviondoll:
I'll stop to grab food + drink (or convince my flatmate to deliver it to me on the couch if I'm lucky), eat in cutscenes, pause for other bodily functions, but no sleep.

I did it for the first two games, and it was worth it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You know, sleeping is a bodily function...

persiateddy95
11-13-2010, 02:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by notafanboy:
kids are a pain in the *** . they just scream and eat </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Lolz, yeah, pretty much :/

Roakeru
11-13-2010, 02:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DeafAtheist:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Roakeru:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif there have been cases with people playing a game days in a row without sleeping ,eating and other normal(yet boring activities http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif ) and the outcome was dramatic ...a baby actually died for being neglected by his japanese parents who played World of Warcraft many days in a row and another player died for playing the same game too long ....so dude be careful because ACB will be a long game...i hope that the no sleeping part was a joke http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I read that it was the baby of a Koren couple that died because they neglected their real child while devoting their attention to a virtual baby online. Perhaps the Japanese couple playing WoW was a separate incident? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
yeah Korean not Japanase ...my mistake.

lilbacchant
11-13-2010, 02:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by obliviondoll:
I'll stop to grab food + drink (or convince my flatmate to deliver it to me on the couch if I'm lucky), eat in cutscenes, pause for other bodily functions, but no sleep.

I did it for the first two games, and it was worth it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Go for it and have a blast! Don't listen to all these wannabe-nannies.

You're gonna be sitting at home playing a video game, not operating heavy machinery, driving a car, or piloting a commercial airliner. Geesh.

I mean, who needs to dream if you're playing AC:B for the first time? You might as well be telling someone that they need to eat and drink while they're attending a beer and bratwurst festival.

Lastly: Don't knock it until you've tried it.

[\rant]

DeafAtheist
11-13-2010, 03:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by notafanboy:
kids are a pain in the *** . they just scream and eat </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not mine. My son is a great kid. Sure he has needs I gotta attend to and sometimes he can be a pain in the *** but he's never really been a crier unless something was genuinely wrong, although at 2 now he can throw brief tantrums if he doesn't get what he wants, but they don't last very long because I just ignore them.

He LOVES to help carry groceries in from the car and actually gets upset if I don't let him help by giving him a light bag to carry. Once inside he likes to help put the stuff away. He also loves helping with laundry. He hands me dirty clothes to put in the wash then I hand him wet clothes to put in the dryer then he likes to empty the dryer himself and even cleans out the lint trap.

DeafAtheist
11-13-2010, 03:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Roakeru:
yeah Korean not Japanase ...my mistake. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I didn't mean to nit-pick about an Asian race, but I didn't hear of it being WoW they were playing either. I read that it was a game called PRIUS (http://mmohut.com/preview/prius-online).

http://www.news.com.au/world/k...frfkyi-1225837180407 (http://www.news.com.au/world/korean-baby-dies-as-parents-kim-yoo-chul-and-choi-mi-sun-raise-virtual-bub/story-e6frfkyi-1225837180407)

Roakeru
11-13-2010, 03:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DeafAtheist:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Roakeru:
yeah Korean not Japanase ...my mistake. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I didn't mean to nit-pick about an Asian race, but I didn't hear of it being WoW they were playing either. I read that it was a game called PRIUS (http://mmohut.com/preview/prius-online).

http://www.news.com.au/world/k...frfkyi-1225837180407 (http://www.news.com.au/world/korean-baby-dies-as-parents-kim-yoo-chul-and-choi-mi-sun-raise-virtual-bub/story-e6frfkyi-1225837180407) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
yeah it means that this is not a singular incident....that's sad actually
and this is what i was talking about : http://www.joystiq.com/2005/06...le-parents-play-wow/ (http://www.joystiq.com/2005/06/21/baby-dies-while-parents-play-wow/)

lilbacchant
11-13-2010, 05:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Roakeru:
yeah it means that this is not a singular incident....that's sad actually
and this is what i was talking about: </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Do you guys always over-generalize like this? You might as well say: If you drink alcohol, you're likely to beat a kid (based upon a couple of news stories about a couple of alcoholics who were abusive).

obliviondoll
11-13-2010, 07:08 PM
If I was caring for a child, I wouldn't do it.

If I didn't have the option of taking time out to do it, I wouldn't.

With both previous releases I organised several days off work at the time of release so I'd have time to get through the game and have a long sleep after I was done.

This time, of course, will be no different.

And to the person who commented about sleep being a bodily function, that's why I said "other bodily functions"