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Offline ra4king

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« Posted 2012-10-01 04:26:46 »

I don't know if many noticed, but the past 2-3 weeks I've been mostly off of JGO. Reddit and school (mostly Reddit) have fully engulfed my life!

I had over 130 unread threads and I never thought I'd see this day again:


Anyway: I've lost all motivation to program and do anything other than waste time on the internet. I haven't opened Eclipse since September 8.....

HELP?!?!? T________T

EDIT: before anyone mentions: a hiatus from computer usage is not possible........

Offline Jimmt
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2012-10-01 04:29:27 »

Block Reddit. Close all windows except for Eclipse.
Offline Ultrasnowfire

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YEA


« Reply #2 - Posted 2012-10-01 04:34:34 »

I think I may have stole your motivation to program Smiley Because yesterday all I wanted to do was program my game after I discovered IndieDB

Suggestions:

Turn off your router or modem (would be hell for me)
Open eclipse

yeah that's pretty much it

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Offline ReBirth
« Reply #3 - Posted 2012-10-01 04:37:03 »

I don't miss you at all Cool

FYI 20 minutes ago before this post I registered for reddit.

If you can't make any game right now, try to play lot of games! May one of them will turn you "on".

Offline Vladiedoo
« Reply #4 - Posted 2012-10-01 04:51:33 »

Zone into some motivating music and finish one task at a time. Looking at the amount of work to complete an entire game can be daunting but that one animation isn't so bad Grin.

By the way, the amount of questions asked by me on the the forum that you've answer has been very helpful, thanks.
Offline ra4king

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2012-10-01 05:20:02 »

Block Reddit. Close all windows except for Eclipse.
NEVER! Sad

I think I may have stole your motivation to program Smiley Because yesterday all I wanted to do was program my game after I discovered IndieDB

Suggestions:

Turn off your router or modem (would be hell for me)
Open eclipse

yeah that's pretty much it
IndieDB? Whoa I've never heard of this, it looks cool!

And I wish I could turn off the router, but I'm not the only one in the house (still living with parents persecutioncomplex)

Zone into some motivating music and finish one task at a time. Looking at the amount of work to complete an entire game can be daunting but that one animation isn't so bad Grin.
Motivating music is one of the very few things that actually work on me. I completely forgot about that!

By the way, the amount of questions asked by me on the the forum that you've answer has been very helpful, thanks.
You're very welcome! I love helping others Grin

Offline kaffiene
« Reply #6 - Posted 2012-10-01 11:07:36 »

I don't know if many noticed, but the past 2-3 weeks I've been mostly off of JGO. Reddit and school (mostly Reddit) have fully engulfed my life!

I had over 130 unread threads and I never thought I'd see this day again:



Anyway: I've lost all motivation to program and do anything other than waste time on the internet. I haven't opened Eclipse since September 8.....


Hey bro!

Totally know what you mean about motivation.  I was working on a game which was going nicely.  I've always wanted to have deferred rendering for the lighting solution.  I've got all the multi-render-target stuff working but I'm stuck on the lighting phase.  I'm right out at the edge of my GL knowledge here and the inability to debug the shader phase is super frustrating.

I get stuck reading Reddit and playing Battlefield 3 to avoid the frustration of not moving the code on... which of course means I don't move the code on which makes me MORE frustrated!  Arrrgh!

I'm trying to get back into it tonight.  No Reddit/BF3 for me tonight!  Smiley
Offline ra4king

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2012-10-01 13:33:19 »

Yeah its the same with me. If I get frustrated or bored with something I'm working on, I just go to Reddit and BF3 :/

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #8 - Posted 2012-10-01 13:39:30 »

That's why you should put your gaming desire to non-AAA games.

Offline Cero
« Reply #9 - Posted 2012-10-01 16:28:13 »

never ever in my life been on reddit.

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Offline ReBirth
« Reply #10 - Posted 2012-10-01 16:32:58 »

never ever in my life been on reddit.
Good for you, I regret my decision.

Offline ctomni231

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2012-10-01 21:15:09 »

lol... it definitely isn't a problem if you get tired of programming for a while.

Your brain just needs some time to think about the frustrations and come up with solutions for them. If you've been trying at the same problem for weeks, even your body knows when "bashing a rock against a toaster 2 million more times isn't going to fix it."

Seriously, I find it strange when people can continuously program without taking a break from it. Give yourself some time to unwind, and let yourself naturally go back to programming. Trying to force yourself to do it (unless it is a job...) is not going to give you anything more productive. Instead, it'll just get you to hate programming even more when you still can't solve that same problem.

Take an extended break. If you like listening to music, do that. Just stay away from coding until your brain believes its ready. That's my advice.


Offline Jimmt
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« Reply #12 - Posted 2012-10-02 06:50:26 »

The general consensus seems to be...

1. Take breaks sometimes.
2. Never go to Reddit.
3. Don't play BF3 too much (or other AAA games)
4. Music works.

We should add this to the wiki... Grin
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