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I just wondering today, did doom (or game in general) modding could be defined as a hobby like drawing, doing sports, walking, reading, playing chees or such things?
Sure is a thing that keep your brain occupied for quite a long time and that challenges you and the other people on this... But I think it misses something to be a proper "hobby" imho, not sure what.
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@Nine Inch Heels I dunno, me sitting in a darkened room, listening to music that isn't mainstream, making a level for a 24 year old game, and programming scripts for it while I eat Cheetos seems pretty nerdy :-P
Well, ok I don't eat Cheetos while I map...
Though I also think what constitutes nerdom and geekdom has changed in the past decade.
I think I should have phrased it differently, I explicitely said it misses the "not nerdy" aspect. But it's kinda easy to get confused over how I construct these abominations that I call "sentences" at times.
That's the thing though, it's nerdy... So when you talk to people there's a good chance that amping/modding is less of an "accepted main stream hooby", and more of a "nerd activity", when in fact it's about as creative as drawing a picture on canvas, or writing your own music, etc.
That being said, I consider it to be a creative outlet, just like any other, however nerdy it looks "from the outside".
Thanks for the answers guys, you made it more clear on my mind now...