Sunday, August 29, 2010
Life of a gamer
I think I am addicted. I've got to the stage where I feel that without gaming, I have nothing interesting to do.
On weekdays, I game for about five to seven hours a day and in the weekends I will spend 15 hours a day gaming online. I once spent 48 hours in one go at a game. It's crazy, I know. I was at university then and full of energy.
Sometimes I get no sleep. Ever since I started playing, my physical condition has deteriorated. I get a lot of colds as I don't really exercise.
But playing games online means that other people are playing live with you. You work as a team and it gives you a unique sense of responsibility. It's a little society.
Gaming is a serious problem in China. Many students skip school to go to internet cafes. Some of these places are huge and the atmosphere is smoky. Many people found in these places have problems with communication in the real world.
I have mixed feelings about the curbs. They might help me find different ways of passing the time. But you can get around the rules. When my time is up playing as one character, I can just continue playing as another character. So these rules won't affect the addicts.