Online Game Addict...

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@twoey68 (13662)
United States
June 17, 2009 8:26am CST
As some ppl here know, Hubby and I play an online game called EverQuest II. Although it’s a lot of fun and time consuming, we both enjoy it…especially Hubby since he’s pretty much housebound and it’s his way of getting out. At the same time, we do other things. We both still MyLot, do our mail, I take care of the house, visit my Mom, read, and do quilting. In other words, we still have other interests besides the game. But what about the true addicts? Ppl that get into an online game and the real world ceases to exist. They stop bathing, sleeping, going to work/school, they lock themselves away with their computers forgetting about the kids, their spouse and family. They only live for the game. A lot of the time they gain massive amounts of weight b/c they are eating and not moving around at all or very little. In severe cases I’ve read in the news where ppl have not paid attention to their kids and the kids have died falling out a window, starved to death from not being fed or they’ve found new love interests in the game and tossed aside their current relationships. What makes a person climb in a game and never want to come out? At what point do you or someone else step in to try to stop this self-destructive behavior? Are you addicted to an online game and to what degree? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@iyandri (130)
• Indonesia
18 Jun 09
that's true! game online can make addicted and wastefull of money
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• Canada
18 Jun 09
Ah, Everquest. That game is notorious for addiction. I think in a lot of ways, gaming is an escape from the real world. And if your life sucks, you're more likely to be drawn to this online fantasy world where you can gnore all your problems and be someone else. I know that that was the case for me. I was addicted to NeoPets and Ragnarok Online for years. Because on these games, I could make a lot of money and have high level characters, and basically have people worship me for having all that stuff and. But in the real world, I really had nothing to live for. I still feel like that but I have too many real-life obligations and no money to pay the subscription fee.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
18 Jun 09
they need to get out and get a life . this is a real sickness that needs took care of but I think it needs some one to really take notice of what is going on with a person. I just watched Mental and the little boy got his games all took away but he made one up in his mind that he woiuld turn vilaint and would stare off in space and his hands would be working the controls that wasnt there. The Doc finally got him where he could finish the game in his head and win it,. BUt it took awhile and also the love of his dad to listen to the Doc. adn then and then the dad had to admit his mom had gone crazy when he was 16 So when he understood what was happening to his son . Him and the Doctors fixed it. This is what happens to kids that set home alone with no parents around to get them off these games and out side to play swim read anything else and do it with thier parents!
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@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I think it can be worse for kids to be addicted to the video games. I mean for their overall health. If it is an adult, neglecting life as a whole , family etc..an intervention needs to take place. I play Bookworm on Inboxdollars. I think I may be slightly addicted, because I earned one full check at payout from the games alone. I usually wait til after dinner, or when the children are asleep though. My family comes 1st.
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• United States
18 Jun 09
Dr. Phil did a show on one person's addiction to an online game. He's married, has two children and hasn't worked in a while. He's on the computer and while his older child has joined him in playing games on another computer in the room, his 3-year old is running around doing what 3-yr old children do on their own unsupervised. The wife is the family breadwinner now and is getting sick of working and coming home to three children! The game you and your hubby are playing hasn't turned your life topsy turvey. You're balanced about your addiction. I'm addicted to playing games on the Internet also. I like the games at pogo.com
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
18 Jun 09
No, I'm not addicted to an online game. I have other things I have to do. I have to get up and move around a little bit. I sing and play the guitar. As a matter fo fact, I sing and play the guitar for one nursing home and one assisted living facility every month. I also watch television for two hours a day. I have animals I have to feed. I have a horse and a dog I feed and take care of all the time. They're my kids,lol. I also volunteer at a therapeutic riding center once a week. I exercise all the time. It's true that I spend a lot of time on the computer but I'm not addicted to anything. I also have errands I have to run so I stay busy. Kathy.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I used to be addicted to online games in Pogo.com when I first started out online. It is still my favorite site to play games on but I hardly have the time to go there anymore as I work alot. I am not addicted to it though.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
22 Jun 09
I love playing online games! I just wish I had time to do them.. Oh I would but then alot of the other stuff I do would suffer and I wouldn't be making a cent..lol I love going to the IWON game site and Winster site. They are two good game sites. They also give you opportunity to win stuff but so far I haven't but I have played for St.Jude Charity on IWON. That makes me feel better at playing the games and doing as my husband says "wasting my time" when I should be doing other stuff. I am not completely addicted but I can play for hours and let my housework fall behind and mail..
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
22 Jun 09
Not sure but I used to play WoW like 6 hrs straight last year that was on top of all the time I spent for my business and house chores I never played online a game like WoW before, so when hubby introduced me to it I just couldn't get enough of it I felt like it was real, a place where I could escape from the stress but after a year I grew tired of it the graphic was awesome but I didn't enjoy playing it anymore the people I met were mostly rude and I thought they were kids, but unfortunately there were adults too play this game and you will know what I mean there were a couple of people I thought they were good but truth came out the very good thing is that I never gave out any personal information aside from that I am canadian so when I left the game completely I don't need to worry too much about receiving spams or dealing with any WoW player I feel sad leaving the good people, but I have tried to hold on and it didn't work
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I can't see how people get addicted to the internet and stay on it for hours and hours because I can't do that. I have to get up and do something else for a time before coming back to it. My eyes would see double if I stayed on here for long periods of time. I do love to play games online when I'm not on here with mylot but no, I'm not addicted to them.
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I really like playing winster but I'm not addicted LOL I don't really have a lot of time to play games because I have 3 boys at home. In the winter while two of them are in school it is easier to play but now with summer here I hardly have time to mylot.
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
19 Jun 09
Oh i am so an online game addict. I tend to vary between my games - for a while i was highly addicted to bejeweled on msn. Then it was poppit on pogo. Things that i dont have to download alot of graphics due to being on dialup. I started playing diablo back in January and well i pretty did only that during my off time. It was a pretty good diet tool though...id get so focused on the game i wouldnt snack! Currently I'm not addicted to a game my boyfriend and i wrapped the Diablo game we were playing and got a bit bored with it and i havent found something else because its so nice out lately and i need to do some yard work
@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
18 Jun 09
I love playing adventure games on the PC - the Dark Fall series is my current favourite, and anything by Jonathan Boakes, especially his latest, The Lost Crown - but I started many years ago with Monkey Island, Kings Quest, etc. Unfortunately, those types of games are few and far between these days, as the war and killing games seem to be more popular. However, there is a nice little online game called Cradle of Rome which I've become addicted to - it's just a matching game with 100 levels, but it's great as escapism, and one level is never enough! I've finished it many, many times, and have to force myself to stop, as I've been known to spend hours on it in one session. A worrying thing I read in the weekend paper was that in Japan (I think), they have now formulated a special 'food' for gamers to eat. It apparently has all the vitamins and minerals in it which gamers miss out on, through not stopping to cook proper food. A horrible sign of the times!
• Australia
17 Jun 09
You don't have to reach that point to be an addict: like other addictons, if it starts to interfere with your life, relationships, studies etc. then it is a problem. I have a son-in-law and two grandsons who fall into that category: yes, they have other interests, es they go out; but they are obsessed by the games, too much of the household budget gets absorbed by it, our daugnter has become a slave to the house becouse no-one will lend a hand; the kids are sullen and morose if they have to stop playing....
@gcorp09 (940)
• Singapore
17 Jun 09
Well, I'm not into online gaming, but my hubby do play occasionally. I had have friends and colleagues who are online gaming players, but they do exercise control in some sense. It's a pity that some had fallen, and play all the time. I do say that for these people, if they are not self-aware of their addict towards online gaming, and no one discovered or tried to stop them, they will continue...
@candy2306 (577)
• India
17 Jun 09
Hi, till date I'm an addict of Yahoo Grafitti! It's a game of drawing on a canvas and having it guessed! I just love it so much! But it's easier to use mouse than touch-pad when using laptop! It's even more interesting if you play in a team(online group).
• United States
17 Jun 09
I have played a few games online..I don't play as much as I use to..I don't know what makes a person get so involved in games that they quit doing anything else..At the first sign of some one not taking care of their children,some one needs to step in or they need to get the person to a professional who will know what to do.I do not know any one who is addicted to games.It is like any other addiction and they need help.It is a sickness that affects everyone around them.
@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I do not play on-line video games. I have not done that in a while. but like anything ealse gameing can become additive. my people would simply reather spend there time in a fanstry world and not face the problems of reality. like reading or rolepling games it is easy for anyone to fall into ploblems like addciton and the desire to escape realiy. we all want to do that but sometimes some indivaiduals can just become imursed in it becase they feel that there is nothing in the real work left to offer them. they are in a confort zone while in the realm of the game. there that person is a somebody there but consider him or hersefl a nobody in the real world.
17 Jun 09
Hi twoey68, It is very easy to get addicted to whatever you are doing on your computer, I was so very addicted to mylot but now I have other social unpaid sites that I go to, to chat with friends that I have made on mylot, I consider myself additcted to the computer but I have to do other things round the house and look after my hubby like cooking, cleaning and the rest, I can't sit and stink all day so I do have my baths, I love my baths, its the only time I have to pamper myself, so when everything is done and I know I won't get disturb I am on my computer till the wee hours of the morning. Am I addicted? Tamara
@cynthiann (18630)
• Jamaica
17 Jun 09
I do spend more time on mylot than I should but it is not an addiction. I had a friend who was so addicted to computer games that she had to get a part time job to get her out of the house. Then when she returned in the afternoons she allowed herself 2 hours at the game and then went to do her housework and cook dinner before her husband came home. This really saved her as she was spending all day and half the night just online doing computer games. she's still keeping to this routine and it is now going on a bout five years. Oh, they wanted her full time at her work and she got a promotion so this helped her too.