MapleStory Is Taking Over

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MapleStory Is Taking Over

I guessing tihs is the right place to post. I have an ongoing gaming addiciton to the game MapleStory. I've been playing it for 2 years now. The first year, it wasn't that hard to stop playing the game, but then I got a job so I was able to afford buying special items like clothes, pets, boosters, and other things I couldn't stop playing.

There isn't a day I'm not playing the game. The only real breaks I take from the game is when I'm in class or eatling/sleeping. I wake up, get ready for school, but not without checking out and selling things on the players' market. Im consumed with owning the most rare of items and boosting my avater's damage range and likeability that I've spent $50-$100 every two weeks on the game alone. So that's almost $2600 a year on this game alone.

My grades are suffering. I'm barely meeting the standards to graduate next month. I feel like I can't even save money for my own apartment anymore because I'm so lost that to this game now. I barely even have a social life anymore outside online interactions!

I need help. I want to go to collage and become more financially stable.
 

Don't Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

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Welcome Sierra

Welcome Sierra

Thanks for sharing your story. The sticky posts at the top of the forum show how you can use the site and what things you need to consider to get free of gaming.  Have you tried to give up gaming?

 

 

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welcome

Welcome Sierra.  I used to be caught up in all those same problems.  I tried setting all kinds of limits, but couldn't stick with them.  I tried quitting the game that was plaguing me, but then got sucked into other games.  I tried stopping altogether for a while but shortly ended up gaming again and bingeing hard.  I kept getting pulled in further and further, until I found people through this site and the meetings, and then started listening to them and trying out what worked for them.

http://www.olganon.org/forum/line-meetings-message-board/all-online-meetings-computervideo-gaming-addicts

It's fine to come to a meeting and just listen.  You'll probably find, like I did, that it helps so much to know we're not alone in this, and that it's possible to make major positive changes.

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