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Tay Open Forum - Looking for group

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Good morning Tay!

I play a lot of multiplayer games. Especially on discord with friends. One of those games I have had the most fun with is PUBG. Partly because I had a large group of friends there I could play with. But after spending 500 hours with that game I just don’t feel like playing it anymore. So I’ve stopped. But I missed the social aspect of it. To have a reason to talk with certain people. Despite it been a few months now I can’t say another game has replaced PUBG the same way. A lot of people are playing Aspect Legends, which I tried out, but I haven’t gotten into it as much. There is something about the guns in that game that I don’t like. I am however really enjoying playing Hunt: Showdown which is more my jam. But I can’t get as much people into that game. (If you are slightly interested in that game, try it out! It is criminal how few people play it on Steam.)


It is kinda weird how this lack of playing with friends has affected me. I feel more secluded now. It’s not that I have any less friend now than before. But when you are playing a multiplayer game often you just get this regular contact with people. I do live alone, so it’s great having that. At the same time I’m not sure if I should try to hard getting people to play another game with me because I am, feeling social. If I want to talk to people I should go out and do it face to face. Not that I feel like I am living in isolation, but going out more wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Oh speaking of that!

I saw a tv show about friendships, especially the ones men have in general. And it really got me thinking. One thing that hit me is that they speculated that men often needs an activity to stay in contact with their friends. Like go watch sports, camping, or play tennis or something. They also did mention that men compared to women more often loose their contacts with friends when they get children. I felt like there was a certain truth to this if I think about myself and the people I know. Perhaps I need to start play tennis? I don’t really want to but I don’t wanna loose my friends.


Anyway, here are some suggested topics for today.

  • Do you feel like you have good group of friends to play the games you want with?
  • What games have you been interested in trying out but don’t because no one you know plays it?
  • What games have you been playing too long because other people you knew where playing it?
  • What activity do you do to go out and meet friends?
  • Or talk about anything.

Just a small heads up: I’m planning to have my 2 (possibly 3) next open forums to be about my solo trip to japan. The first one will be 2 days before I am going, and the second one will be live from my vacation. I hope this will be enjoyable for you all to read about.

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