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I need some help...

Descent

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Well, first off let me say this is a tech-related thread in the Life Sucks forum. I request that this not be moved, as it relates more to life than tech.

I have stayed off MMORPG's for a reason, for as long as I have lived:I have never, ever, EVER wanted that kind of cocaine style addiction for a game. It envelops you, and you miss out on other great things. I know a friend who is so hooked on WoW I can barely talk to him over AIM anymore.

Well...Now I have a new addiction, which in many ways, is worse. I became hooked on FreeSpace 2 a few weeks ago, but never like this. It got REALLY bad after I beat FreeSpace 1, and yet again, cried my heart out at the ending.

I spend every waking minute investigating the underlying morals and philosophical beliefs that are inside the game, as well as playing it, and it's 200+ mods.

The multiplayer is GONE...FOREVER. But, the single player campaign is so diverse, I can never stop. There are thousands of different ways to beat a mission, and experimenting gets you everywhere. Different fighters, bombers, weapons, strategies, it goes on and on. It has the highest replay value out of any game I have EVER played, and it's to the point where 2+ runs later, and hundreds of replayed missions later, it's even more fun then when I first got it.

I feel horrible. It has enveloped me.

Any stupid replies such as "Stop playing it u fag!11one!" will be ignored. It's a psychological addiction, I can't just stop playing it. It's to the point where I had an hour long dream where I was flying a Hercules Mark II fighter in heavy combat.

Please...help me.
 

_Kitana_

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You need help. Professional help

I am dead serious.
 

Descent

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I know...:(.

I see my shrink Wednesday. I can't wait, I feel like a slave.

Actually...You know what...I'm not too sure it is a "Permanent" addiction. It's wearing off now.

Now that I think about it, I wasn't addicted, my brain was just obsessing on the finer points of the game; the suttle things that I needed to know about.

It was actually more of an addiction to the storyline than the actual game. You see, FS2 ended at a cliffhanger, and since FS3 will never be released, I feel like I am fucked. I WANT CLOSURE!
 

swizeguy

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atleast its not so bad that you cant find the time to go to wtf.. thatd be the point of needing to seek medical attention.
 

Descent

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Dookie said:
you have some deep-seeded issues
No shit. Fuck, I wanna play again, but I'm too tired! Dear god, this addiction is horrible...

Screw it. *Loads up FS2*
 
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How about.. try a different game.

say, for example, Terraworld online :p

yes, I am THAT much of a nerd :)
 

Descent

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Why would I bother? I just discovered that if I just watch a mission briefing, I'll be fine.
 
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ah.

enough to pacify your addiction, eh? :)

i was the same way with descent 3.

i'd say to myself "ok... when i finish this level, i'm going to bed."

check out the mission briefings... then i'd think "fuck... i gotta check this level out."

still haven't passed it due to lack of a good computer
 

Sinamon

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Hell yah...Terraworld is the shit...Im also adicted to that...I have 3 chars and have donated about 200 bucks to that game :confused: :confused:
 

Descent

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Unforgiven said:
ah.

enough to pacify your addiction, eh?

i was the same way with descent 3.

i'd say to myself "ok... when i finish this level, i'm going to bed."

check out the mission briefings... then i'd think "fuck... i gotta check this level out."

still haven't passed it due to lack of a good computer
Trust me, your old Dell can handle that. I have run it myself on a system with similar video capabilites with no problems.

By the way, the same guys who made Descent, Red Faction, and Summoner also made the FreeSpace series of games.
 

Woodreaux

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No cuzz, you need to play a real game. Put on your Mjolnir / Arbieter armor and play Halo, beat it on Legendary then repeat with Halo2. That is, unless you have a girlfriend. In which case you should spend some quality time with her.
When women find out I want get a job making video games, they transform from Woodreaux you're really cool, I know you'll find a good job into Woodreaux, you bastard! Your games are going to take my boyfriend away from me! My suggestion to you about your gaming addition is experience the massive multiplayer life experience in the flesh. Call your girlfriend or an old girlfriend or find one or boy friend if your into dudes, and she'll probably be more than happy to help you break your addition.
 

Punk Ass

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i resent that

I am a chick and i play halo . im not very good at it but i play with all my guy frinds. i wish my current boyfriend played it, our relationship would b better.

as for the addiction just play your self sick . play it so such and so often that it pisses you off and you pull your hair out dut to sheer frustration. thats what y brother does. then he moves on to the next only after allowing himself a week of recovery and returning to the human world.
 

Woodreaux

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Whoa, ButterCup, you play Halo?!?! You know, if things don't work with your current boyfriend... I know a certain Cajun that could show you the way of the Spartan.
 

_Kitana_

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whats wrong with a girl playing halo?

i race, play video games, write poetry and do all kind of shit...

personaly halo is not ranked in my 10 ten games
 

Woodreaux

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Wrong with girls playing Halo? Nothing at all. The problem is the lack of girls playing Halo. Maybe it was were I used to live, but cranking up the XBox and blasting away assgoblins was like chick-repellant. Maybe it's a Louisiana thing.
 

MaxPower

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Woodreaux said:
Wrong with girls playing Halo? Nothing at all. The problem is the lack of girls playing Halo. Maybe it was were I used to live, but cranking up the XBox and blasting away assgoblins was like chick-repellant. Maybe it's a Louisiana thing.
Yeah, I took that as you were happy to find a girl that sahares your interest in the digital reality.

Imagine the two of you running hand in hand through a field of alien corpses. Fragging n00b-spawn in a massive MP torney. Ahhhh, young love.
 

dustinzgirl

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D:

Do you suffer from ADHD/ADD?

These games trigger a chemical reaction in your brain if you are chemically imballanced that react exactly like an addiction. I know, my son is ADHD, and we limit him to a few hours/day on the weekends and almost none on weekdays, per his doctor. You must set limits for yourself. This is a serious medical issue.

PS: GTA and Halo are two of my current faves, and CL is getting me Champion of Arms, but nothing beats Tetris!