Hello there, My names James and I have had an on and off problem with MMOs since early 2002. To the outside world I am very successful, a high powered job, nice house and car, but outside of work I am a mess. I find it very difficult to socialise, I have always been very shy. At the same time I have always done well academically and over the past 15 years with a career. I have had very serious problems with gaming from 2002 to 2003 where I gamed non stop while trying to do professional exams. This caused the only successful relationship I have ever had to break down irrevocably and for me to nearly lose my job. In the end I left of my own accord and that part at least was a blessing in disguise.Although I am very shy, I do enjoy being around people from time to time although I do find it draining. I think there is a very high chance I have aspergers although I have not investigated this further. At work I can put a mask on although I find it exhausting, which leaves me worn out when I get home. That is not to say that the condition doesn't have huge benefits (for me) and I am able to visualise the solutions to very complicated problems very quickly. I have used games to help with loneliness, to have some social life and to relax. The problem is that I can very easily become obssessed with games (Everquest is the game that won't let me go / I can't let go), but in truth I've played pretty much every mainstream mmo that has been released in the past 11 years. I can hapily play for 16 hours straight at the weekends but at the same time I can go months without playing. These days though I will realise within a month or two that this isn't sustainable, but to be frank I don't want to play the games at all any more. I just find myself in a bingeing cycle that I am struggle to break out of. This is my hello, James.
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