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?



Gaming as a legitimate lifestyle?

virtualisbest wrote in an introductory topic:


I find myself hating the real world a lot (I have for several years). I hate school, I hate my job (though temporary), and feel like my life is going nowhere.

If I could have things my way, I would literally quit my job and quit school... I'd build the sweetest computer setup ever with the best widescreen display ever, and just play WoW all the time, stopping only to sleep, I swear.

lizwool's picture

Interesting Website..........GamePolitics.com


You may want to put this link in your Favorites and go there and read it on a regular basis. There are many more interesting articles there.


Edited by: lizwool at: 11/28/05 16:32

lizwool's picture

Gaming Fanatics Show Hallmarks of Drug Addiction

www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8327Gaming fanatics show hallmarks of drug addiction

12:11 16 November 2005

NewScientist.com news service

Alison Motluk

Excessive computer gaming has the hallmarks of addiction, suggests new experiments on "drug memory". The researchers argue it should be classified as such, enabling AC/a,!A"addictsAC/a,!? to start seeking help.

Medea's picture



I wanted to send you an email. Telling you how much I appreciate your kind and honest posts.


Medea's picture

November 16 - Wish

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Richard Bach

Edited by: Medea at: 11/16/05 16:04

Am I overreacting?

I can't tell if I'm overreacting to my fiance's gaming habit (WOW) or not.

Our problem is that I'm in graduate school. Whenever I'm studying (which is most of the evening), he plays WOW. When I'm finished studying, he keeps playing. When I go to bed, he'll stop and lay down with me, but then when I fall asleep, he goes back to playing. He claims he can't go to bed when I do, because he works later in the day and if he goes to sleep early, he'll wake up early and then be tired all day long.

just a parent looking for the right answer

My son, 30 years old living on his own, has lots of addiction problems - to beer, to marijuana, to gambling.....he must drink 3 - 4 beers a night, for the last 15 years he had smoked so much grass daily that his state of mind was always a marijuana head....emotionally he is addicted. He needs it in his life to handle his life. He drinks the beers with the marijuana. He gambles on line in Texas Holdem whenever he is not busy at work and on the weekends he makes bets on football games. He rairly goes where there is a casino but when he does, he ends up betting $50 hands.

Medea's picture

November 15 - Math

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.

George Bernard Shaw

lizwool's picture

Fantasy Fanatics

Posted in: 



Michael Lewis, marketing and management senior, and zoology senior Jyl Curry, who are currently dating, play their characters, Loaded and Milaria, often together on the online game World of Warcraft.

Fantasy Fanatics

Massively multiplayer online role-playing games have become very popular.
by Kris Akins, Grant Slater and Calvin Son