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Offline Squidslinger Gilder

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The 1000hr Club
« on: January 18, 2014, 06:21:15 am »
How many others have rolled over 1000 hours logged in game?

Stories? Words of wisdom to leave your fellow Aeronauts?

Just hit mine today. I know I've logged probably double that in WoW and SWTOR but it isn't recorded to really see it since those don't use Steam.

Thinking back did I ever think I'd still be here 1000hrs later? Nah, not really. I picked up the initial 4 pack and gifted the other three away. But when I started, it was just to join a friend of mine. He was more of a Steampunk nut than me, so I started off by crewing for him till he got tired of captaining and then he pitched me the captain's seat. Kinda figured I'd stop when he moved on.

Then he moved on, and I didn't.

The thing ya realize fast about this game is that most of the time you spend is in the lobby. If you are only coming in for McDonald's drive through service, you'll only stay till you get tired of your happy meal and then go next door to Taco Bell. But if you turn on your brain, start sitting there thinking, listening, learning...you pick up stuff. What looked like a simple concept gains a lot of depth.

You find out about the hidden menu. The one where they don't serve you ground up pink slop but actually filet minion. Ya know the good kind, not the stuff made with glue.

Then ya continue. Patches come, patches go. Same with tournaments. Ya weather some. Then some bring you to the brink of giving up and moving on. Again you reach the point where you sit and think...maybe give a new idea or two a try. Then you find out more hidden menus. Maybe the next one has king salmon fresh from the mouth of a bear which cooks it and serves it at your table dressed in a chef outfit.

The trick is, ya never know till you try. Never know till you use that mush ball sitting on your shoulders.

1000 hours, yeah thats a lot. But its just a number you'll eventually forget. Its all the matches during that time, all the lobbies, which you'll remember. Terrifying Spires with the magically appearing Junker off the port side. Learning how to dogfight with airships and drawing spectators to your aerial duel. And then the ever glorious sending Zuka into a drunken laughing fit by making cat sounds.

Heres to the next 1000hrs!  8)

Offline Tropo

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 08:06:30 am »
2000 hours and i'm still not good at engineer :P

Offline Surette

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 11:34:45 am »
Only at 500 now, but I hope to make it to 1000 eventually.

Offline Skrimskraw

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 11:36:52 am »
I usually close my game instead of letting it run in the background.

Offline Richard LeMoon

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 12:35:39 pm »
It would be most interesting to see a stat on actual in-match time.

I think I hit my 1000 hours a week or two ago. About 1/2 of my match time (likely 1/3 of game time ((would really like to see some metadata on this))) was spent piloting a Galleon.

Offline N-Sunderland

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 01:03:29 pm »
I might get there eventually, but right now I'm only at 786.

Offline RearAdmiralZill

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 01:13:01 pm »
1621 and counting.

Offline Skrimskraw

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 01:53:03 pm »
lobby waiting time still counts as actively being there in the game imo :p

Offline Captain Smollett

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 02:07:23 pm »
Longtime and proud member of the 1,000 hour club here.

Offline Riggatto

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 03:03:28 pm »
It would be most interesting to see a stat on actual in-match time.
You can, in the progress tab there your amount of ingame time as each class, add em up and there you have it

I'm at 550 now, and have no intention of stopping short of 1000

Offline Squidslinger Gilder

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 01:06:08 am »
Funny, so counting up ingame time. About a little over 50% of that 1000hrs is from actual combat. The rest, lobbies.

Offline Tropo

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2014, 02:47:37 am »
so stream say 2028 hours

goio says 960hours and 26 mins

and i have played 4961 games

which mean the avg game last 11 mins and the avg lobby lasts 13mins

lobby waiting times are op muse nerf them now

enjoy the game guys i must man thats a lot of hours lol

Offline Javrak

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 10:38:16 am »
692 in steam, 311 in matches, still a ways off from the 1,000 club, especially since my playtime dropped off a lot recently. Nearly 2000 matches.

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2014, 10:46:22 am »
Ill be here in 27 hrs

Offline Ernest Wolf

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Re: The 1000hr Club
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2014, 01:01:48 pm »
I'll be there eventually. :)