Furtive Posted August 30, 2011 Share Posted August 30, 2011 This is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I keep making a thread and deleting it before hitting submit. I've finally realized that I am completely addicted to an MMO (in this case World of Warcraft) and I'm taking the first steps to get it out of my life completely. It might be my personality, but MMOs have ALWAYS been my escape, well over a decade's worth. I need to be doing something all the time, feeling like I am accomplishing something, and MMOs did/do that for me. I know it's hard to understand for those that haven't played or even those with the ability to play casually and keep it that way. I'm of the personality where I need that next level, or I need that gold, or I need that class, or I NEED THAT ITEM! Whatever the want can be in the game, I was working towards it. All the time, thus keeping my brain thoroughly occupied well I sit on my rear-end drinking soda into obesity. Naturally this leads to sleepless nights, not because I can't sleep, but because 'why go to bed, think of how much I can accomplish if I stay up.' It's time to be done with that feeling, done with feeling like I'm missing something by attending REAL events. Done with putting off expanding my mind and improving my physical health. Look, I've written this thread several times without actually posting it. Half the time I'm trying to convince myself that the games have been more good than bad, and I know that's not the case. Just wondering if anyone else was addicted to this crap that successfully quit without coming back. How do you adjust to suddenly not having anything to do (the feeling at least)? To give an idea about how long I've been playing MMOs...since Everquest. Didn't play Ultima because of parental refusal to use a credit card online back in the day. I think the standard person would die if they saw my /played. I'm ashamed actually. I should add that in quitting this time, I've sent an e-mail to Blizzard support in the hopes of getting my account completely shut down. I've thought about selling it, but...you know...;( Link to comment
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