>>26200554 Started playing Runescape in primary school. Terrible game which absorbed my life. And then old school Runescape came back, like, mid-high school, and it's basically why I dropped out of high school.
>>26200554 Almost but I avoided it. Couldn't do the social side of it. I would single-play until you get to the point in the game where the only way forward is to team up with others. Then I would stop playing the game.
Also, I could never justify paying monthly subs and private servers were never stable.
>>26200554 MMO addiction is a meme. Unless you are severely autistic you shouldnt have trouble quitting the game when you get bored of it. Honestly, OP, golden age of WoW was a magical thing. Every MMO player must have fond memories of times before normies got into gaming. No gamer girls, no casuals, only us - passionate nerd guys. You rush after school to the computer to continue your adventure and deeply escape into that unreal world. What a comfy feeling that was. And like everything it had to be ruined by jews
I never got to get addicted to a game to the point it started ruining my life, simply because all games start to bore me after some time. Im a casual and usually give a few plays on great single player hits like mass effect, skyrim, dead space, whatever. Speaking of mmo's, I also managed to plex my eve account during a summer, starting in trial (when plex was under 1bil), but that one requires so much fucking dedication that I just stopped playing altogether.
I played Everquest whenever I had time but I didn't have much time at that age so it was never too bad. In my early twenties I spent a year or so where I would play WoW for 10-12 hours a day, every day. I don't think I'd consider it an addiction, though. I was deeply depressed at the time and I'd have been using some other activity to fill the time if I hadn't been playing WoW.
>>26200664 Ahahaha this fag thinks everyone in eve slaves for isk like he did.. I pay for 2 plex a month plus all my ships with only a few hours of work a month.. It's called finding your niche market and increasing your efficiency to its max.. Something a fucking casual won't ever understand.
>>26200554 >blaming an MMO for your personal problems Holy shit this is retarded.
I mean I wasted my youth and young adulthood with WoW, but I am not delusional enough to blame the game. I was the lazy piece of shit who did nothing but playing some dumb video game instead of going out into the world. The game was not the source of the problem.
>>26200554 I was always naturally introverted and my home life was fucked up, so the escapism into MMOs was almost inevitable for me. Its basically the reason I dropped of high school and became a hikikomori from 15 to 21.
Even now at 26 as a /fit/fag motorcyclist making a comfy 27/hr, I am still a kv with no social life because years of isolation during that critical developmental period has made unable to pair bond with people. I am completely unemotional and can't relate to people at all. People at work mistake my stoicism for professionalism. I bought a motorcycle specifically because I thought the danger of it would make -feel- anything.
Runescape, man. I've wasted like 6 years of my life playing it non stop, everyday for about 5-6 hours a day. It was mainly because friends I've met on there. I didn't even train, I just chatted most of the time. I cucked a few people on there too, catfished
>>26200554 damn there's not enough info about him 2001 was way too fucking long ago if this happened even in 2006 or something we'd at least have known what clan he is and stuff but that was still web 1.0 back then
FFXI, WoW and now FFXIV. The level of escapism they provide is intense. Going on 13 years of MMOs now. I'm at the point where I have to be playing/thinking about a game or I can't sleep or deal with everyday life.
i was addicted to some fps games in the early 2000s. cs mainly. i went to school, got home and scrimmed until 2am every day and then barely woke up at 7am to go to school, i would regularly fall asleep in classes because i was too tired. did that for about 4 years.
complete waste of time and i wish i never started playing it.
>>26200554 Been playing WoW for 9 years, got just over 512 days /played. If I didn't play WoW I would of just played other games, and wouldn't have made as close friendships as I have. People seem to blame a video game for them being lazy, and forget to realise it was them being lazy that got them into video games.
I currently have 7000+ hours on Runescape and easily 1000+ hours in f2p.
If I never got into Runescape, I would have been the best researcher since I love learning about my subject. But I love runescape more. Probably I would have gotten to UF instead of FIU. But I don't regret my decisions.
Starting WoW was the start of my downfall, grades plummeted, failed a year because of attendance, gained shitloads of weight, fucked my social skills up. Now I'm still trying to lose weight and become an active person.
I've been a PC gamer since I was 10 and I'm 23 now, I've played probably every noteworthy MMO to come out in the past decade along with the other literal thousands of games I've played since I was old enough to hold a controller on the SNES. My life has been literally defined by video games,, I've probably spent 3/10ths of my life playing them at this point.
I'm totally attached to my computer and when I'm not on it I get pretty frustrated pretty quick, every hour that goes by that I'm not accomplishing something in a game I feel is wasted, unless I'm watching a particularly good anime or something.
I would say I'm addicted, I can't remember the last time I wasn't logged in to an MMO for at least 10 hours out of the day. It's my comfort zone, my emotional safe space basically where I can escape into a world and pretend I'm someone I'm not and avoid my real life problems.
Currently i'm playing the NA edition of BnS and am on break for an undetermined amount of time from FFXIV. Yes I am a NEET, ask me anything.
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