Dreaming about computer games?


This thread actually says that ppl are dreaming about playing Age of Empires! I played that game a lot when I was younger but I don't think I actually dreamt about the game.

What makes MMORPGs addictive?

As a gamer myself, I want to say thank you to all who have shared their stories. They are poignant reflections of the damage that gaming can cause in our lives when we can't stop.

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Gleaned from a post by Squeakie/Debbie

Once in a while a post from one of you brilliant people will catch my eye as this one did from one of our new visitors named 'Squeakie.' I thought I would cut and paste it here. Thank you, Debbie - I hope you don't mind me 'sticking' you out in the open



Quote:Just felt compelled to write you.

The thing I repeat to MYSELF for my situation is "You are not your character."

Co-Founder of OLGA and member since 2002

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November - 19 Bonus

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November 19 - Resentment

When we are locked within negative, hostile thinking patterns, we go around in mental circles. What seems perfectly rational to us at the time looks misguided and blind when we look back. Carrying a grudge or a desire to get even with someone is a cancer inside us. It belittles us and holds back our spirit.


yea xbox360 comming out soon... very tempting!!
I just have to keep realizing that they are games and that they only screw my life up even more than it already is.

Aaron Blair

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My leaving and Steve...

Hi all, as promised, an explanation:

In fairness to Steve, he did send me a nice email apology for the way he 'introduced himself.' I just think the main problem is that the goals of promoting responsible gaming and quitting gaming do not fit together. I saw an inevitable train wreck. I just didn't think it would happen so quickly.

Co-Founder of OLGA and member since 2002

A VERY IMPORTANT question for Diggo

This might seem odd but, I remember reading a post of yours here a couple of years ago. It was called;

"What would you do?".

Probably the most awe inspiering post ever written on this web-site here. I would like to read it again if possible, there's someone I would like to show it too but I cannot find it ANYWHERE.

Please, please, please. Tell me you still have it somewhere.

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November 17 - Winning

That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning."

Richard Bach

Do you have 12 steps for an atheist?


I have read the 12 Steps of On-Line Gamers Anonymous.

It sounds pretty one-sided to me.

I don't believe in gods from those various religions, so when I get to step 2 it does not apply to me.

Do you have 12 steps for an atheist?