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  johnmatthais

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Maybe if I'm going to have my Xfire profile up, I should start using Xfire...

 
OP  2/22/10 8:39:59 AM#1

I'm leaving the MMORPG community indefinitely. I'm dropping the true MMOs altogether. I've got the one I just got signed on to to work on and that's it. I'm done. I've overstayed my welcome.

It's been affecting me in some pretty bad ways recently. Mainly I've spent way too much time online and affecting my personal life pretty heavily, mainly with me being less social recently. There have been other things I think are attributed to making quite a few of my friendships online, but that's the big one.

I just need more time in the real world. I really am wasting my life on this. You guys might catch me on Gears or maybe even Minecraft some day, but I'm done with the world of subscription gaming.

So, good luck to all of you that are still enjoying it. I've just realized there's a time when a past-time really does start taking over in a bad way.

Au revoir,
- Matt

  Pyuk

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Joined: 12/21/05
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2/22/10 8:42:47 AM#2

Can I have your stuff?

I make spreadsheets at work - I don't want to make them for the games I play.

  Nicoo

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Posts: 245

2/22/10 8:46:02 AM#3

Like everyone else.. You will get bored on life and you will come back. Goodbye.
Oh and yeah, if you have a hunte or a rogue or anything fun like that in any game, I'll take it from you :D

  User Deleted
2/22/10 8:49:27 AM#4
Originally posted by johnmatthais

I'm leaving the MMORPG community indefinitely. I'm dropping the true MMOs altogether. I've got the one I just got signed on to to work on and that's it. I'm done. I've overstayed my welcome.

It's been affecting me in some pretty bad ways recently. Mainly I've spent way too much time online and affecting my personal life pretty heavily, mainly with me being less social recently. There have been other things I think are attributed to making quite a few of my friendships online, but that's the big one.

I just need more time in the real world. I really am wasting my life on this. You guys might catch me on Gears or maybe even Minecraft some day, but I'm done with the world of subscription gaming.

So, good luck to all of you that are still enjoying it. I've just realized there's a time when a past-time really does start taking over in a bad way.

Au revoir,
- Matt

Good luck man.

I too have unsubbed to all my mmorpg.

Deciding to stick with my single player games as they have less of a time commitment to them.

 

  Gdemami

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2/22/10 8:49:32 AM#5

RL > Interent

Wish you all best and take care!

  EricDanie

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2/22/10 8:49:53 AM#6

 Watch out for the hype machine on real life ;)

  TheMaelstrom

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Nobody loves you.

2/22/10 8:50:02 AM#7

I wish you well, Matt. It's hard to find a good balance between your gaming life and your real life, especially as you grow older and have more responsibilities. My advice is to find a game that appeals to your gaming needs, but will allow you to partake on a casual basis. That way you can get your fix, but you won't feel obligated to log in.

Good luck in all you do.

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in doctrine that provide true believers excuse for mayhem.
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  sadeyx

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Joined: 11/22/06
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2/22/10 8:53:01 AM#8

Playing MMO's is not the problem.   The problem is not knowing when to give it a break.

If you carry on playing even though its not fun anymore or if its starting to have bad effects on your life then it gets worse and worse until you suffer burn out.

 

Oh and... "being sociable" is way over rated!... it means what? Going to the pub? Visiting more family and friends?... its totally boring and costly and possibly has more negative effects than playing MMO :D

  nate1980

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Joined: 3/03/09
Posts: 1812

2/22/10 8:59:23 AM#9

I've heard this song and dance before. He'll be back, except when he returns he'll have a different perspective. He'll of learned that MMORPG's is just another game genre, and as such each game released for the MMORPG genre should be judged individually on whether or not they are fun to play. Not whether or not it lasts this or that long, or if it has this or that traditional feature, or if this playstyle or that playstyle is catered to. He'll realize that if a game is fun, play it, if not, don't play it. It gets no simpler than that.

Having a hardcore gaming life-style is not sustainable. Games don't change enough, fast enough, so they get boring and repetitive when played the same way for years. Eventually we all burn out, leave, and return as casual gamers. Gaming is an entertaining hobby, and I enjoy it greatly, but it's been a while since I've been able to call myself a hardcore gamer. Life is where it counts, and it comes first.

  malrod

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Joined: 2/09/10
Posts: 88

2/22/10 9:09:37 AM#10

i wish you the best matt, and i also agree that it can be a difficult balance between real life and your "gaming" life. i was truly addicted to daoc from 04 thru 08 and then one day my comp crashed and i never went back. it was like quitting cold turkey from cigarettes. i read more now(currently reading malazan, book of the fallen series) and troll these forums hehe but i/ve never gone back. my best friend is a gamer, he currently plays WOW and he is always asking me to join him. but so far ive resisted. knowing that my personality will ALWAYS find another level is needed, or better armour or weps or the need to HELP others i remain in MMOPPG anonymous.

alas, as i get closer to retirement age and my family rsponsibilities lessen then i will be the first one to admit "Ill be back" bigger and better. until then i "troll" . good luck to ya matt.

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  Robsolf

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Joined: 4/21/06
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Let go of my ears, I know what I'm doing!

2/22/10 9:19:01 AM#11
Originally posted by sadeyx

Playing MMO's is not the problem.   The problem is not knowing when to give it a break.

If you carry on playing even though its not fun anymore or if its starting to have bad effects on your life then it gets worse and worse until you suffer burn out.



It's not a question of "knowing", though. 

Alcoholics "know" what they are doing is bad for them, and they know that NOW is the time to quit.  They just don't.  Alcoholism and gaming addiction are quite similar in this respect.

When anything starts having a negative impact on your life, it's a perfectly good idea to get rid of it, altogether.  If you feel you have become addicted to such a thing, the best way to deal with it is to nip it in the bud altogether or the negative aspects will keep coming back.

I applaud the OP for acknowledging a problem in his life.  Good luck!

  Loke666

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Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 16027

2/22/10 9:25:13 AM#12

I take time outs from MMOs like every year or so, a month or maybe more to do real stuff instead. Try that, and then decide if you want to go back or not, it will get you some perspective.

A holiday to a warm country with no computer also helps a lot. 

  sacredcow4

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Joined: 11/07/04
Posts: 174

2/22/10 10:33:32 AM#13

Cya buddy, hope you decide to stick around LinkRealms still!

Heaven and Hell is debatable - Karma is not.

  User Deleted
2/22/10 11:47:00 AM#14

Dont blame you. Been MMO free all winter myself. Take care.

  User Deleted
2/22/10 11:52:37 AM#15

Good luck Sir, and best wishes for a happy future!

 

Ken

 

  User Deleted
2/22/10 11:55:34 AM#16

Good luck with your real life i hope you find that you have missed when you where in virtual worlds.

 

  User Deleted
2/22/10 12:30:19 PM#17

Sad to see you go, but it really bothers me that people blame the games for their problems. I hate to say this, because it makes me seem like a jerk, but you really have nobody to blame but yourself.

Like all things, MMORPGs are meant to be played in moderation. You've identified the addiction and have taken the right steps at least.

 

EDIT: The only thing I know

  Gabby-air

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2/22/10 5:48:50 PM#18

I'm glad you were strong enough to realize you were lacking in real life due to gaming as i did, i've been having LOADS of fun just playing ps3 or a casual MMO when i have time to instead of having that as a main focus and im pretty happy. Anyways you've been a important part of these forums, i think we helped quite a bit of people pick a game they'll like eh? and i will miss you, so good luck in whatever you may do in life.

  Gabby-air

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2/22/10 5:50:08 PM#19
Originally posted by Esther-Chan

Sad to see you go, but it really bothers me that people blame the games for their problems. I hate to say this, because it makes me seem like a jerk, but you really have nobody to blame but yourself.

Like all things, MMORPGs are meant to be played in moderation. You've identified the addiction and have taken the right steps at least.

 

EDIT: The only thing I know

 

Sometimes you just don't realize you have a problem until some event occurs and your eye open.

  Wickedjelly

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Joined: 4/19/09
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The Dude abides

2/22/10 5:55:44 PM#20

:(

I'll be sad to see you go.  I thought you were one of the better posters and you've came across info at times that were news to me.

Still, sounds like a wise move on your part if you notice mmos have begun affecting other aspects of your life.  Good luck and hope you work things out.  All the best to you.

1. For god's sake mmo gamers, enough with the analogies. They're unnecessary and your comparisons are terrible, dissimilar, and illogical.

2. To posters feeling the need to state how f2p really isn't f2p: Players understand the concept. You aren't privy to some secret the rest are missing. You're embarrassing yourself.

3. Yes, Cpt. Obvious, we're not industry experts. Now run along and let the big people use the forums for their purpose.

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