My first post:
Hey, I read about this site in the latest Rollingstone Magazine. It was in the Video Game Addiction article. I decided to come here and sign up.
Well, I took the screenings and answered "Yes" to most of the questions. I am, however, not interested in quitting online gaming since it keeps me off drugs I guess.
I've been a compulsive online gamer since age 14. I'm now 17 and I'm addicted Diablo II, Warcraft III: Frozen Throne, Quake 3, and Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, regularly.
Lately, I have been waiting for Half Life 2 to come out, since I have been getting bored with the games I currently am addicted to. I never did fancy EverCrack, though, I wish I did .
Since 15, I've enjoyed MAKING games rather than PLAYING them. I've become a Battle.Net celebrity after making a few addicting games for Warcraft III. One person even told me that he played one of my games so much he developed boarderline carpel tunnel .
I plan on attending college and majoring in Video Game Design; It's my passion .
Many of you may have heard of the current Blizzard project: World of Warcraft. I assume my compulsive online game addiction will flare up after the release of that. Before the release I will stack up on bottled water and snack foods so I can spend minimum time out of the chair.
Anyway, when I began playing online games, I was depressed. Being in the Diablo II realms made me happy. After about a year, I was in the top 10 PvP (Player vs. Player) on the US East realm. I felt as if I had accomplished something. Whenever I would lose a duel, I would get very histerical and angry. After 3 years, I've really changed. I'm not depressed anymore, I only play games about 4-5 hours a day now and my past is something I an laugh about.
Talk to you guys later. Peace.