I am a pretty hardcore online gamer but also think I have a fairly stable mind when it comes to reading, and judging character or lack of therein.
You say to yourself "so?"
Let me put this in terms both sides can understand. Games can be an escape. So can drugs, gambling, prostitutes, etc...
All people are NOT created equal and handle their real life issues in different manners. The person who one day quits using illicit drugs with their friends are frowned upon and misunderstood by the peers they have sorrounded themselves with.
To you gamers like me I say this. Remember all those class discussions about Class_01 "sucking" and "my class is better than yours" and such nonsense? The final consensus to those arguments were that all classes were ok, it is just the person behind them and how they handle their character as to how well they do in their EQ "career." (disregard career I couldn't think of something better...)
This can be said about life also. How you handle your real life depends on the person you are. People that sincerely want to help those they think need it are rare indeed in this day and age so any effort by these people should be applauded.
In upper levels of business when someone comes to me with a problem I ask them what their solution is. This provokes real thought and provides them with a means to better themselves by looking inward to see what "they" can do to help the efforts of the ones around them.
In this same respect there are some out there that cannot formulate the thought needed to create a solution to the problem they have encountered.
Such is business, such is life.
Even being a hardcore gamer and avid computer enthusiast I do not look down on the efforts of these people(OLGA) to provoke thought and real life decisions in people who may need their help.
Everyone should be warned that by posting your extreme points of view you sound to the other side just as extreme in the other direction. I don't agree with 100% of the posts here but that does not mean I am for or against this websites efforts nor against the gamers that arrive here. It just means my mind is open.
Maybe a middle ground can be reached instead of making knee @#%$ assumptions about the efforts of a person to better their little corner of the world.
Again not saying the creator of this website is 100% correct or even that they are going about it the right way--that is not my intention... I am just saying that maybe you should think about how hard it is for you to get your passionate idea across in text before you judge others.
All I ask is for you to think.
Now it is time to make dinner and then raid the Temple Of Veeshan with my love
Be well everyone.
59th level Wizard
51st Level Shadow Knight
31st level Shaman
p.s. My apologies if this was somewhat muddled, I wasn't sure the direction I was taking