From my own personal experience...the highs that you experience while playing a video game are unexplainable yet easy to describe.
You are in control. Nothing can stop your quest/venture/objective. Everytime you reach new levels, obtain new items, gain power over others, you still crave more. You can never have enough. You want to perfect your player, be the best at this game.
You look forward to the next time you can play as you are turning off the computer. You think about what you will accomplish next time you are on, and this is while you are driving to work, eating dinner, at a meeting, with friends - ALWAYS. You cant wait and make excuses to cancel appointments, not get groceries, not bathe or even sleep.
You finally sit down at your computer. Tv is off. Phone is off the hook. You are ready with excitement and log on to play. "This computer is so slow, why cant i log on faster?"
"C'mon, c'mon" Time means nothing. You've played for an hour already but it seems like only five minutes. "I know I should call so-and-so, but I'll do it later". Everything will ALWAYS be done later.
"3:00am? And I'm not even tired. Just a few more minutes wont hurt anyone". 4am and you say to yourself you will call in sick. Why not? You havent called in sick since last month. Besides, you can play all day now and not even sleep. Good idea.
You have played for fifteen hours straight. You havent eaten. "I'll grab something later, I've almost finished this level" Someone next door is cutting the grass and the noise is interrupting your game to the point you want to tell them to shut up. But you play on. It's 8pm. Almost 24 hours later since you began playing. This is the most you have played in a long time and you have accomplished so much you feel proud of yourself.
"I'll leave it for now. I can always play again through the night anyway" You look forward to the next time you can play as you are turning off the computer....
And the cycle continues...
Edited by: lizwool at: 11/25/06 14:38