I'm a graduate student and became addicted to MMORPG Mabinogi recently. I started playing mabi when I was still in middle school, but quitted it shortly after high school due to pressure from family. Quitting was painful but very successful at that time(I never think about playing it afterwards). I did well in high school and in college, so I think pursuing higher degree might be for me.
After coming to US for grad school for 2~3 years, however, I become frequently depressed and almost never go out with friends. Then I redownloaded Mabinogi one day, out of curiosity, and soon became immensely excited by the idea of starting anew in US server. It's as if I can go back to the memorable old days and continue the unfinished story left behind by myself many years ago. The following month was a total disaster: I didn't go out at all, ate minimally, didn't do the laundry, and spent all my time clearing quests, acquiring skills, etc. At some point I managed to recover basic eating and sleeping habit, but I'm still thinking about the game all the time and can't wait to login in my spare time. I know this is going to ruin my grad school life and also my future very soon.
I tried to list all my hobbies and to remind myself of how enjoyable they are, but it didn't really help when I crave for another session of gaming. I also tried outdoor activities or dining out with friends, but I realized I would just pretend to be normal outside and keep playing when I'm at home. How do I quit Mabi if computer is essential for my daily work and redownloading it takes just minutes thanks to the high speed network I have here?