I've been playing CSS for a long time, pretty addicted to it, but was planning to quit tomorrow (my new laptop arrives in the mail) in preparation for college. I've always had low self-discipline, especially with gaming, and didn't want any games to interfere with grades. So when someone who had been my XFire friend for a day told me about a Steam update problem and asked for my account name and password so he could update using my account, I knew it would probably end in it being stolen. But, to be honest, I didn't care. The account was the unused one of a friend's little sister, only had a few games on it (CS:S, DoD:S, HL2 DMatch, and Lost Coast), and was only used by me to play CSS.
Lo and behold, within minutes the guy quit my XFire friends list and changed my account password. At this time, I'm going to talk to the friend who gave it to me and see if he still has the CDs so I can make a retrieval attempt via steampowered.com. I'm not really sure why, it's more the principal of the matter rather than that I actually want the account back. I'm actually a little relieved such a foolproof, painless way of ensuring I quit playing CS:S cropped up.
Summary: If you really want to quit a game, give your account info to someone whose been your XFire friend for only 13 hours or so.
While I admit it's an effective method of quitting (unless you're overtaken by an urge to play and then get another copy of it), I wouldn't do it like that. By "that" I mean that I wouldn't give some punk the pleasure of thinking he 'tricked' me, and besides, he didn't deserve it in the first place. I'd rather have my account banned than doing what you did.
Quick and effective.
Same as Showdown. Besides, it's like throwing money out the window, something I like doing equally less.
I say the best way to quit a gaming addiction is to lock the game in a safe, and give the key to a friend you've known for a long time. This way, you won't get butt-fuxxed by someone you don't know, and on you periods of summer he can give you your game back.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Or grow some will power.
Or go and play a better game.
Or just, go outside and enjoy the weather like I did today! :eek:
Ps: I'm with showdown on this one.
Yeah... the friend who originally had the account is going to initiate a retrieval via steampowered.com, basically as a matter of principles and not letting the asshole get away with it.