Both actually. I am an older generation of gamer before Eve online. I remember when owning a computer, video game consoles and the internet was considered new content.
I never had more than one account for a game I played before Eve online. I never multiboxed before, I always played one game on one client on one screen at a time. I never payed for a subscription to a game while I didn’t intend to play it and never played a subscription based game where I never had to pay for it.
I don’t think it is worth it to me personally to invest in hardware necessary to do more than that in a video game. Games are not my life though I’ve always played them but I try to spend as little time now as possible actually playing them. If I am being honest I am probably more interested in these forum discussions than playing Eve online itself and have spent more time in this one discussion than playing Eve this entire week.
I’ve tried multiboxing before but it isn’t necessary to do anything I am interested in doing with Eve online and I don’t pay for any of my subscriptions for a very long time since shortly after I began playing. Most of the time I did pay for my subscriptions was just letting my skill queue train while I played other games.
I guess the average gamer these days probably has a computer worth thousands of dollars and still calls it a potato. Needs multiple accounts, clients running and monitors to play one single game. Dedicates most of their life and time to playing video games.
When I was a kid I used to play nintendo and sega all the time, as I got older playstation seemed like a whole other universe to get addicted with. As a teenager I played my first MMORPGs and multiplayer online games and got so addicted I wouldn’t sleep so I quit playing MMOs and focused on school instead. Now I play a few hours a week on average between multiple games on PC/consoles and only actually one game per console/pc I own.
I’ve always been very independent so I guess I never kept up with the average crowd of gamers in what was normal to do in video games but I guess I am not a normal player in Eve online either. I think that multibox and having many accounts is destructive to any game and it’s experience. Playing all day as a kid taught me how self-destructive playing games too much can be but now as I am older we have adults who play video games all the time like they are children with no responsibilities and all the time in the world to waste.
Everyone is different though so maybe some people it is a benefit in their lives to play games a lot for different reasons they cannot enjoy without games but I hope that is the purpose and they are not playing games all the time because they won’t do other things they can in their lives without them.