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Old 02-14-2020, 04:55 AM
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Interesting. So then you essentially have two computers and two monitors? One which is hooked up with the wifi stick to one of the monitors, and then the other which is your work hard drive and hooked up to the second monitor?

Or are you saying you play and work on the same machine and your employer just doesn't notice that you're using a machine they have no ability to monitor?
2 PC's

1 is not part of any network with wifi stick.

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Old 02-14-2020, 07:25 AM
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Jealous of all you Mfers who can EQ at work. Winning IRL for sure
I feel like this setting the bar too low.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:39 AM
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I dont see the taboo honestly. Playing a game on MY pc (which to be clear it is) on MY time (e.g. a break) with MY internet connection (when i use my tethered phone) is little different to someone playing a switch at their desk on their lunch.

It's not big deal.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:33 AM
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:23 AM
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I dont see the taboo honestly. Playing a game on MY pc (which to be clear it is) on MY time (e.g. a break) with MY internet connection (when i use my tethered phone) is little different to someone playing a switch at their desk on their lunch.

It's not big deal.
Sure, but I get the impression from some that they aren't merely playing for 10-20 mins during a lunch break but instead playing for long periods of time because their job is not very demanding for stretches of time or because they simply find themselves within a structure where there is little to no focus on the results they create and they are able tab out whenever someone might find out.

If you are doing work that requires your concentration and you get your concentration broken, by swapping over to EverQuest and responding to a tell or having to kill that Pained Soul PH it takes time to get back to the state of concentration you were in...

Meh, with everything said and done, I think most people doing office work will procrastinate during their day. Is it worse to be spending that time in Norrath or browsing the internet looking for a new t-shirt or buying movie tickets? In the abstract I would say no but in reality I think you are much more likely to get caught up in a game like EQ and suddenly what you thought would take you 5 minutes ends up taking 25 minutes...
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:54 AM
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:18 PM
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:18 PM
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Playing "at work" in 2020 probably means they work from home. I wouldn't picture an individual in their cubicle playing P99.. but rather they're in their home office on their personal computer with their work laptop next to them.
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:01 PM
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Playing "at work" in 2020 probably means they work from home. I wouldn't picture an individual in their cubicle playing P99.. but rather they're in their home office on their personal computer with their work laptop next to them.
hell no, prolly about at least 5% of the population plays on the company dime.
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:14 PM
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I work from home, and while it has absolutely been great at times ... right now I'm doing a ton more work now than I ever did when I was in an office (and getting paid a small fraction: teaching /sigh).

In fact ATM I actually play EQ a lot less because I work from home.
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