I just quit Runescape today.

Discussion in 'Internet Addiction' started by Vorag0, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Vorag0

    Vorag0 Guest

    I've been addicted to runescape for 6 years now. I made my account when i was 9. I would always play RS all day on my computer, and because of it my grades have dropped all-round.

    I used to play all day, i knew it was a waste of time and it was getting me nowhere in life but i would play for hours on end hoping to reach the maximum combat level. I spent about $200 on virtual gold and items in game, which i lost soon after.

    Luckily though the game's community has been declining in maturity and with the "evolution of combat" update i no longer play Runescape 3, but i usually play private servers.

    Well today i finally just destroyed every item on my account and logged off. Deleted my account on every private server i played, i blocked Rune Locus, and i cancelled my membership on runescape 3. I will continue to play videogames but i refuse to be sucked into a shitty mmo like Runescape ever again.

    Any advice on staying away from RS?

    I'm only 15 years old and in Grade 9 so i guess it still isn't too late to fix up my grades i guess. My current grades are floating around C

    Last semester i got a D in math, C in every other subject and B in English and Philosophy.
     
  2. Letscrackthis

    Letscrackthis "He is not here, for he has risen!"

    Hey man congrats on quitting Runescape for good. That said, it's easy to think that you have a lot of time and therefore you can always redeem yourself (grades etc.). However, don't forget that even though you're young and Runescape might have left your life, the idea of addiction to a game might not have. What I'm saying is that you need to 1. realize that Runescape has had tangible effects on your life, both internally (psychologically) and externally (grades). Another 'Runescape' can enter your life later on. Therefore you should 2. draw yourself towards other activities such as fitness or reading that are self-edifying. This way, a six year addiction to something else won't happen when you're say, 20 years old and in college where your grades will matter. From a 20 year old ex-MMO player to a 15 year old, I wish you all the best.
     
  3. Vorag0

    Vorag0 Guest

    Thanks! I'm actually not planning on playing MMO's anymore, i'll only play singleplayer/non mmo multiplayer games and limit my gametime to ~4 hours a day.

    The only game i play currently is League of Legends and i only log in for about ~1-3 games a day, so no more than 3 hours.
     
  4. Vorag0

    Vorag0 Guest

    I've been away from the game for about 10 days, but i can't stop fantasizing about it, and i keep having dreams about the game now.

    What do i do? should i just wait it out?
     
  5. potato

    potato New Member

    I still occasionally fantasize about the MMO I stopped playing over two years ago, I don't think its something you can get rid of from your mind that easily.

    Its not as bad as it once was, it almost pulled me back into the game several times, but I'm glad that I was able to stay away from it. Given time you'll think of it less, remember this is a long-term thing. Waiting it outs your only option.
     
  6. zefizzle

    zefizzle Guest

    You're not getting the point of rebooting. You can't stop one thing then move on to the next. You have to make healthier choices. Quit playing so many videogames!!!

    You quitting RS then going to another videogame is like a heroin addict switching to crystal meth.... It doesn't make sense! Quit playing videogames seriously
     
  7. Vorag0

    Vorag0 Guest

    Since I left runescape i've only been playing videogames for about ~3 hours a day, usually socially, but with RS i was playing pretty much all day after school and during the weekends. Also none of my real life friends played.

    I think my problem with RS was that i was obsessed with levelling up my account rather than enjoying the game. The vast majority of the time i was on RS, i was not having fun. I was just grinding to acquire levels and items in game.

    After acquiring a rare item drop i'd feel very happy in real life for several days, even while not playing the game/at school. I got tired of my happiness in life depending on my pixel status which is why i've quit.

    As for now i think i'll just continue spending time with my family, doing stuff in real life, talking to friends and what not. Trying to pry myself away from the computer a little bit.
     
  8. Tibianus

    Tibianus New Member

    Congrats bro!

    I also quit MMORPGs some years ago (used to play Tibia and Ragnarok Online). Now I just play DotA. I used to play 2-3 matches a day 3 years ago and nowadays I play only 1-2 matches every week, or even less!

    Since I began College, I started to train Track and Field and now I have no will to play games. I just want to run and achieve a gold medal.

    I used to be addicted to acquiring achievments in all games I played (I used to solve all quests of RO). Now I replaced that with real life accomplishments (like improving my running times, improving my deadlift weights, improving my grades).

    I also used to play RO alone. Now I play DotA with some real life friends. Its much more enjoyable.

    Keep on man. I could just realize I was addicted when I was 19 years old, that was a little late, but still manageable (I suffered much in college however).

    You still have plenty of time, you just waked up in time!
     
  9. ted93704

    ted93704 Keep Your Heads Up!

    I think you made the right choice. Congradulations mate!
     
  10. NightsWatch

    NightsWatch Member

    I haven't played League of Legends in over 2 months. I enjoyed video games... it was a huge part of my life. Now I need to enter a new chapter where video games don't exist. Outside of casual gaming, what's the point of increasing your 'character' when you could be increasing 'yourself' in real life. I've wasted hours upon hours grinding for what... nothing. Imagine if you did 50 pushups for every hour of video games you have ever played. If I would have done that, I'd look like Hercules. Until video games come out where you actually exercise while strapping on the oculus, I think video games are too much of a time sink at my age (27). I got other fish to fry.
     
  11. Vorag0

    Vorag0 Guest

    What should i do with my RS account? i think i could make 50 bucks by selling it but i'd have to log in to obtain screenshots of my account.

    Worth it? or should i just forget about the account.
     
  12. Big Lebowski

    Big Lebowski Member

    I played rs for many years was a pure 99 range, 99 str 94 mge etc, just leave the account or bot on it and get banned mate. The game is a waste of time, what are you achieving in life sitting behind a screen playing a game all day, thats what I did for a couple of years and it fucking caused me all problems I used to play very late getting not proper sleep and shit.. moral of the story is life is so much better when your more in tune, you dont need RS forget the account.
     
  13. Striveforpurity

    Striveforpurity All praise and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.

    I quit that game a few months ago.
     
  14. Vorag0

    Vorag0 Guest

    Haven't updated this old thread in a while.

    Basically what happened was a good friend of mine who i've for about a year, was in a call with me. He told me he was playing runescape so i decided to log on and chill with him a bit.

    Since i had like a month of membership left i decided to start playing the game again, which was a bad idea.
    Within two weeks i found myself back to my former self. I was addicted to the game, and during the time i wasn't playing the game i felt depleted which had led me to a few PMO relapses as well. It's made me more unhappy than i was while i was quit, and i quit the game again the other day. Now that my membership has run out i hope i can stay away from the game permenantly.

    Have to say though, the two months i spent away from the game were great. My mind felt so much more clear and i enjoyed real life activities and other games much more. Life was great without runescape and i don't know why i threw all that away just for a bit of pleasure online. Kind of like internet porn.

    I guess what i've learned is that, any game i play now i have to keep in moderation to avoid it becoming an addiction, like Runescape did. The only games i play ocassionaly now are League of Legends with my friends and some old playstation games on the odd occasion.

    Over the last month i've really slipped though. Really nasty relapses and videogame binges have left me feeling less than 100%. I want to make December a better month and end 2013 on a positive note.
     
  15. Big Lebowski

    Big Lebowski Member

    Its good you have identified problems and benefits. I used to love RS I quit when eoc came out, wrong update imo. I havent played properly since albeit 5 min log in when rs3 came out imo its not even rs no more.
     
  16. Universal

    Universal Guest

    Holy shiettt, this is weird.. I was just coming into this sub forum to see if there were any runescape players and I was listening to some Joe Rogan videos on youtube and clicked this one as I entered the thread...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4YHl0rQbIw

    Are you still not playing, Vorag?

    I've half quit, haven't been on in a few days, I Lost most of my bank staking lol. But I could easily get it built back up in a week if I wanted to, I almost want to especially since I just got all non trade-ables for being zerker.

    My biggest problem is time, I have too much time and get bored of everything else. I guess it's like PMO in that respect, nothing else seems like fun compared to being on RS...

    To anyone who has quit: In your experience how long does that "everything is boring compared to RS" state hang around for?
     
  17. Universal

    Universal Guest

    Lol I started about 6 years ago, played properly until they fucked RWT/wildy etc and ever since every year I'll check it all out and get hooked for a month or two
     
  18. BATFE

    BATFE New Member

    No brain game or Brain Training Game does anything.

    People were smarter before games. Meditation alone can be a lot helpful. Sometimes it's better to do nothing.
    All the thoughts in the world pops in mind when you are trying to think nothing.
     
  19. Universal

    Universal Guest

    Yeah I'm starting to get annoyed with limiting myself also, but I haven't been on in about 4 days now. That's almost exactly what that video was saying. I have a lumosity account too
     
  20. Universal

    Universal Guest

    Can you prove those games do nothing?

    "People were smarter before games" Ok wot.... I don't even understand what you're trying to get at here.
     

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