My name is Lorna and I am addicted to online games. I wrote this article to inform all of you about the addiction issues and to give a few aids in trying to beat it, and to bring you back to the real life without losing something you enjoy altogether.
To some people this topic will be laughable, but too many times we are faced with the scandal of someone having flashed up on the news, having died from playing a game too long. Of course that is an extreme scenario, but your life can still suffer in other ways if you are addicted to what you are doing. Believe it or not, game companies really don’t want you to die; though perhaps they are slightly smug if you become addicted as that obviously means they are doing something right, no?
Enjoying yourself in a text game means that you will put more time into playing it, perhaps spending money to better your characters as you progress through your adventures. This is good for a text game company as the more you enjoy, the more you spend and even spread the word about an awesome text game you are playing… but there are limits on what you should be giving up to get your fix.
Here comes some science. Now, I don’t usually like science, but this is quite interesting. Being addicted to video games, computer use and computer games (like text games) has not get been given a formal diagnosis as an addiction – something about lack of evidence – yet link free credit hundreds and thousands of us are suffering with this dire need to return to our gaming worlds. So what do we do?
Well, recognising you have a text game addiction is one of the first steps to solving it. No one needs a psych degree to understand that (and I don’t have one anyway). I fully suggest to you that if you feel you have a serious, life-altering addiction to any game then to see further and professional help solving it. I am no professional, but I have had (and still have) an addiction to some games like Achaea and World of Warcraft. For some, it can ruin their life. Let’s not let that happen to you, eh?
Step One: Figuring out you are addicted.
There is no hard and fast rule for determining whether you are officially addicted to video games or text games. Many people will do their own odd things, but there are more common reactions. One of the major signs is when a player becomes more interested in the text game they are playing than their outside game lives. This can mean losing interest in socialising with friends, not answering the phone or replying to texts, and so on to more harmful behaviors like students not turning up for lectures or taking days off work (or even simply not turning up to work).