Have you ever played online games?

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@smilyn (2964)
United States
June 28, 2008 5:12am CST
One of my friends is very addict to playing online games. Since she has an unlimited broadband connection, she sits in front of the computer after her husband leaves to work. From 10am she plays online games. I do not know if she would be having her lunch atleast.I'm really wondered how people become addict to playing online games. Have you ever played online games? Or you addict to it?
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
28 Jun 08
I have played games online, but luckily have never got addicted to it. There are people I know who have, and it can cause a lot of problems both in the family and workplace/ school. It can get the people into dpression, they stop socialising and they stop caring for th outside world.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
28 Jun 08
yes, I too have noticed many differences in her behavior after this. She speaks less, always thinks and talks about the games only..I feel pitty for her husband.Playing online games to some extent can be an enjoyment but getting addicted to it is always dangerous.
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• Singapore
28 Jun 08
I have ever played online games. but I was not addicted to it because as time goes by, i find it rather boring as i have to hit several 'monsters' with my character continuously .. haha.. but I do have a friend who is addictive to online games such as maplesea etc. According from what my other friends have said to me, this particular person actually played online games throughout the whole night till morning. He could actually, skip his lunch and take only dinner which could really last his whole day. and this sort of lifestyle continues everyday. As he used to be a rather overweight person, today, he has eventually managed to slim down and become acceptable weight. :)
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I think your friend is just like mine. She too is in the same condition only. We have advised her a lot..But no change at all.Let us see what changes her..It is really terrible when one forgets to take care of himself just because he got addicted to internet or online games..
@taqinaka (429)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 08
I play games just to relax my mind.And eventhough i consider myself an ex-addict,i still took care of my health.I eat well and get good sleep.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
As far as you take care of yourself, your family and spend time for them, it is normal. It is also good till you play games just for the sake of fun. It may not harm you. But when you forget to take care of yourself and your family, it becomes worser.
@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
My son is addicted to online games. He plays it all the time and he seems to be quite good at it. Still, he could spend his time better if he would just do a little mylotting.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
yes, may be being at mylot can help your son to relax more. It can help him to share his views and also decrease his interest in the online games. He can just know about lots and lots of interesting things, if he was here.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
I do play online game but I am not as addicted as I do not watch the game all the time. I just visit the gaem from time to time to see the progress of the game. I hope she would stil spend some real time with family and friends and not spend the rest of her days online.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
28 Jun 08
yes, that is good that you are not addicted to it..I have adviced my friend a lot as she is missing the worthy time with her family and friends.To tell the truth, she has become mentally sick. Her world has become small now,just in a room.This has been happening just for the past 4 months. Hope she will get back to normal very soon.
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@kishusia (1069)
• India
28 Jun 08
I do not play online games. I have very limited time and I like to spend it on mylot.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
28 Jun 08
That is good. I think you spend your free time worthfully..
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@chej18 (915)
• United States
28 Jun 08
Hi smilyn, When i was not here in mylot yet i always play game online if i have nothing to do.When i am sitting behind the computer before and playing games.I forget the time.And go played until late at night if i am free at work.I forget even making food and eat.I find it not very healthy becouse i forget even dringking something. I dont know why but playing online is so addicting.have anice day and take care your self.. Greetings from Che!
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
28 Jun 08
yes, that is the sad part of playing online games. You forget to take care of yourself - you forget to eat, loose your sleep, do not do the regular activities....You know that it is unhealthy.Have you ever tried to avoid playing the games? Can you resist yourself without playing the games?Why don't you give a try?
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@celticeagle (114068)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Jun 08
I have afew games I play. Not everyday. Usually half a dozen times a month. The rest of the time I am on here lately. Bookworm, Spellwizard, and such.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
28 Jun 08
It is nice that you spend less time for playing online games..Take care that you do not become addict in the future too.
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@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
Oh my goodness.. I'm an online game addict. Since 2001, I've played Ragnarok Online (which I am still playing now), then I've tried a couple more such as Tantra, Khan Online, Rose Online, MU Online, Pangya, Ran, and waaaay back playing Starcraft: Broodwar online as well. As long as I'm at home with my PC and internet connection at peak rate, you bet I'll be on my way playing games. It's a good thing, I get to divide my time pretty well on the net, surfing, mylot, games.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
28 Jun 08
It is good until you feel tired and short of time for other ativities.But still take care that you do not spend more hours of time for online games as it can make your mind feel tired too. Just a sincere advice from me..
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@Wizzywig (7860)
28 Jun 08
I play games on Pogo and do sometimes spend more time than I think I should. If I'm not at work I probably spend about an hour during the day playing games and then do some surveys/myLot posts and answer emails. I do have other hobbies and activities but, I guess i'd miss playing.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
28 Jun 08
Playing for an hour will not harm you..But can you resist yourself without playing online games in a day..Just concentrating on other works even if you were free..
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
28 Jun 08
hi smilyn. I have played onlinee games many times. I like forums, which have their own arcades. So you can compete with others an bit a highstore:). It is really entertaining to play online games, especially when I am very tired after work and I want to do something to relax. But I don't think I am addicted to playing online games. I like it, but I don't do it often. Lately I don't have much time to play games, so I think I have played only few times this month. When it comes to your friend, she could be addicted. Or maybe she has just discovered that online games are interesting and entertaining and she will reduce number of hours she plays games soon. Have a nice day, jazgottt.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
yes, we too are hoping for the best that soon she should reduce the hours spent. She has become mentally sick. Her world has become small. She lost all her sleeps, food and is now with a bad health. Yet she is not able to control herself.Good that you just play the games and is not addicted.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
30 Jun 08
Maybe try to recommend mylot to your friend. If she spends so many hours online, she would be rich. And seriously, I think that she could have other problems in her life, and playing games can be only a result of bad days. It is only my opinion of course, maybe she simply enjoys playing games so much. But often people who seem to be addicted to something have complicated life and try to escape from this. If she really feels bad she can hide in her little world and play games to forget about troubles. Maybe try to spend more time with her, maybe think about things she used to like, maybe going to a cinema, and try to induce her to go out. Maybe friends are busy and she has nothing to do, so she acts this way. I hope she will reduce number of hours online, because of her health. Take care, jazgottt.
@pzh1138 (77)
28 Jun 08
I am addicted to internet games. If nobody stop me I am continue playing games for the whole day. But usually it is my father or mother who asks me to stop. Can somebody tell me how to control myself from addicted to online games ?
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@academic2 (7011)
• Uganda
28 Jun 08
I share the plight of the first responder-my own son is seriously addicted to video games, thank God his video game kit broke down recentlyand I dont have intentions of buying a new one!
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Just start to reduce the time you spend on the games gradually. One fine morning you will find that you have reduced the timings a lot..Just let me know when you get rid of the online games addiction. I will be more happier to know about it.
@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
30 Jun 08
Yes, i played online games, and offline games as well but i never got addicted by the online ones. My brother however was really addicted by World of Warcraft and he used to play it all day long, and he only used to eat when he was really hungry - that was quite sad. He quit that game, but started another one: EVE Online, which is basically the same thing for him - still loosing all day there in front of the P.C.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Good that you are not addicted to the games. But still have you ever advised your brother to reduce the timings he plays the games. Look that playing the games does not harm his health.Just a piece of sincere advice..
@Nana530 (286)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Yes, I play online games. I love to play at POGO. Canasta is one of my favorite games and it's so nice to be able to sit down at the computer and play a few games of Canasta when I am home alone. But I'm not addicted to them. If anything, I am more addicted to sites like MyLot. I think I spend more time here than anywhere else on the internet. :o)
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
ha..ha..that is interesting..Spending more time at mylot is at times good. You have variety of discussions in a wide range of interests.So you get a good chance for thinking and also relaxing. But still too much of anything is harmful..lol...And happy that you are not addicted to playing online games.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I have played many different online games in the past, but I am not addicted to them. I am addicted to Xbox Live which is online. I play Call of Duty 4 every chance I get.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Good that you are not addicted to the games.Playing the games just for fun is different. It can harm you in no way. It can be a relaxation. But getting addicted spoils the health - both physically and mentally.
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I am not one to play many games, but I have before . if she is new at playing them she just might have to get it out of her system and then things will get back to normal . I think you can be hooked on anything if you ask me.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
She has been doing this for the past 4 months. Hope she will gradually reduce her time for playing the online games. This can help her to get back from the addiction. Let us hope for the best.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
28 Jun 08
LOL Well, addicted is joked about; but real addicts are a scary thing. There are many of us gamers who play video games on the internet. It is fun! But, it doesn't get out of control. I have really enjoyed video games for years. Online, regular etc. Also, note that the future belongs to anyone that knows about computers and hence, video games. the military will be controlled that way.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Knowing how to play the games does not harm. But playing the games in such a way that the user forgets to take care of himself and his family is something that can never be accepted. This is a terribl status of addiction. Though my friend is not in the last stage, she is addicted. She forgets to take care of herself. Though we have advised a lot, she never hears us.Hoping for the best.
@gicarlo (131)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
There are many different kinds of online games. You should find first the game that suits your interest or whatever game that makes you feel attracted to it. Then try playing it. What makes it addicting is how players enjoys the game. They will not be addict to it if they do not enjoy playing it. Online Casino is one of these online games. So if you enjoy gambling, and have a good connection of internet at home, this game is for you. Good luck and hopefully, your lifestyle will not change after trying ^_^
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
oops..I don't think I will play them ever. I get less time for browsing.I spend my leisure time at mylot and few other sites. So I think I will not get time to play these games. Even if I get some time, I don't think I will ever try these games.
28 Jun 08
doesn't everyone do it? I like to play all the time it's a lot of fun!
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
when it is just for fun, it would be ok..But it should not eat up your time always..
@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I've played such things for 10 years. I've ended up married to someone I met on one. I've moved 4,000 miles because of one. Your friend is strictly amateur.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
may be you have strict timings and limited timings to play the games..But my friend has not learnt this technique yet..I just pity her.