How many people that mocked you...

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How many people that mocked you...

Post by raran » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:33 pm

Ended up playing this game?

First up, ME! I was always puzzled why people would play this. My first encounter was actually the dumbed down phone version of the game and i somehow got hooked to the point where i actually got myself a new gaming rig to play this.

Then it all started. My brother in law laughed at me, as did my kids and my wife. But one by one they all fell for the soothing moments this game is able to give. So now my BiL and son play FS19 on PS4, two of my daughters have FS20 on Switch and my wife play FS20 on iOS. :mrgreen:

Anyone else have such experiences? It's kind of funny me thinks.

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Post by fenixguy » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:38 pm

None. They still mock me. I mean, I mock myself too. A conversation usually goes like this:

Friend: Have you played the new COD/Forza/other AAA game?

Me: I would, but I have a lot of hay down right now that has to be baled. Cows ain't gonna feed themselves.

I've had a couple friends buy the game after hearing me talk about it but the lack of cut scenes, glorified paintball, and pay-to-win DLC scares them away I guess.
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Post by cwattyeso » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:52 pm

My friends don't mock me for playing Farming Simulator, because they know better and know if they ever tried to poke fun or ridicule the game I'm playing, I can quickly turn on them and question their gaming choice of the past year or two. Ultimately at the end of day everyone has different tastes and likes, and these can change over time. Certainly for me as I have gotten older in the last couple of years the games I used to play or the genres I used to play are far less appealing to me and I would now sooner spend my time playing a far more relaxed and slower paced game like this one.

My family however do make comments and jibes at the amount of time I spend playing and driving "Fake Tractors" and the whole "Harvesting Game", yet they are old and don't understand that playing this game has sort of been my career these last two years, with my YouTube and Twitch being taken over and dominated by this game. They don't seem to understand that playing games can actually be work in 2020.
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Re: How many people that mocked you...

Post by FarmBoss » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:28 pm

I say "I have some harvesting to do", and it makes my wife laugh.

I used to play with toy tractors in the dirt when I was a kid. I wish I had a game like this as a kid.

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Re: How many people that mocked you...

Post by fenixguy » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:36 pm

I'm glad I didn't have a game like this as a kid. I would've never spent any time outside.

I will add that all the games I play now are simulators (using that term loosely). This, Spintires 3 (also known as Snowrunner :mrgreen: ), and Kerbal Space Program are pretty much it for me.
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Re: How many people that mocked you...

Post by blue_painted » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:07 pm

My friends mock me but one of the few advantages of getting old is one runs out of .... anything .... to give in these cases. :)

I don't think anyone has taken it up. My youngest has FS17 and liked crashing the Lizard pickup through the neighbours' crops.
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Re: How many people that mocked you...

Post by Miketeg » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:18 pm

fenixguy wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:36 pm
I'm glad I didn't have a game like this as a kid. I would've never spent any time outside.

I will add that all the games I play now are simulators (using that term loosely). This, Spintires 3 (also known as Snowrunner :mrgreen: ), and Kerbal Space Program are pretty much it for me.
Same here !

I'm always shy talking about game i'm playing...ATS, FS, SimCity, Cities Skyline, Sims ( :blushnew: )

Am I the only one?

To answer the topic question, my wife don't understand how I can enjoy driving a virtual truck/tractor lol.
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Post by BulletBill » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:40 pm

I find my family and friends find it amusing that I can get so much enjoyment from Farm Sim and Modding, but for me playing the game is relaxing and has no real pressure, and modding gives me satisfaction from creating new things.

As a hobby I feel it's a not a bad one at all, and perhaps the only downside is it is easy to lose so many hours at the expense of family time.
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Re: How many people that mocked you...

Post by ValhallSN95 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:47 pm

My wife used to make fun of me, then she tried FS15 while I was at work and was hooked, she would play in her off time or when I was at the shop. Then when 17 came out she bought 2 copies and another Xbox One.

Now we have 2 4K 55" tv's, 2 xbox one x's both with TMX Pro wheels running FS19, with a 60" tv in between them with another xbox one playing Hulu in the background. We each have our own single player game and a multiplayer map we share.

My wife's mom and her wife seen me playing a few years back and now they have done the same thing, 2 xboxs, 2 tvs and 2 FS19s and they have Sundays set aside to play all day.
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Re: How many people that mocked you...

Post by Stryder87 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:19 pm

I used to play Need for Speed and always wanted to get a steering wheel/pedal set but never did. Flash forward 15 years and I finally got one, for a FARMING game!! :lol:

Since I don't have people over much in my small apartment, no one really knows how my computer area is set up. but now that I end up doing a lot of stuff on Zoom, people see me sitting at my computer desk and see the top of the steering wheel in the picture. They all comment on it and ask what racing game I play. No one believes me when I tell them it's for a farming game... :blushnew: :mrgreen:

It's a secret chuckle of mine. :biggrin2:

No one else plays it, but the few that I mention it to are pretty impressed with the realism in it and how complicated/in-depth it is on the stuff you do and the machinery. It also doesn't hurt that I bought a Fendt, Case-IH and Caterpillar hat to show my fandom. *thumbsup*

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Re: How many people that mocked you...

Post by Pafarmer » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:33 pm

Get my share of busting from family and friends but all in good fun! My wife will stop and say that’s pretty neat then after a few minutes start telling me what to do ! Just like real life😂

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Re: How many people that mocked you...

Post by ValhallSN95 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:47 pm

Pafarmer wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Get my share of busting from family and friends but all in good fun! My wife will stop and say that’s pretty neat then after a few minutes start telling me what to do ! Just like real life😂
my wife and her mother used to do that to me when we all stayed together during the holidays lol
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Re: How many people that mocked you...

Post by Urinal2001 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:33 pm

Yeah, there is teasing, but all good natured (i think!) and i usually mock myself for it too. "Sorry, Ive... uh... got to get these bales under cover before the rain hits"

The wife likes it too, and has her own savegame, but only she can name every damn chicken... :lol:

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Re: How many people that mocked you...

Post by Bryan83 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:54 am

Mainly my son and nephews, they're in their late teens/early 20's now, but I told them to watch out, I used to think my parents were kinda boring for playing Tetris on the old Nintendo, so one day, they will be the lame ones.
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Re: How many people that mocked you...

Post by Tylercheesey1986 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:35 am

I cop ridicule from my mates, most of which are COD, GTA or racing gamers, all the time. They cannot understand the relaxing enjoyment that FS gives me. My kids love it, when I let them play. I have a map for them with millions of govt subsidy money and plenty of crops to destroy whilst doing donuts in a vehicle of their choosing.
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