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  1. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    Hello everyone, I want to start a journal for myself and maybe for others to read about my progress as I quit video gaming. I'm addicted to OldSchool Runescape and I was formerly addicted to League of Legends. Surprisingly enough, I quit League by myself cold turkey about a year ago. I quit because I realized that putting my mental state and my enjoyment in the hands of 4 other strangers was a really bad idea. Pretty much I got sick of the trolls. I have felt urges to pick up the game again (love playing adc) but have resisted them pretty easily by just remembering how toxic of an environment it was. OldSchool Runescape is different to me. I love pvp and pvm with friends on that game. I had a high lvl, a 125, and I love clanning and warring on that game. Just being in Teamspeak or Discord with my friends rolling through the wilderness was a blast for me. But as a trade off, I'm two years behind on my Math degree, my GPA is in the dumpster, I have no lasting friendships and I have a very low trust relationship with my parents. Totally not worth it. So, I've decided to quit. For the upcoming school quarter (January 7 to Mid March), I will focus on these goals: Getting the best grades possible. I want to get a 4.0 in the 2 Math classes and 1 General Ed class I'm signed up for. I ran some GPA calculations and the best possible grade point average I can salvage with the remaining credit hours I have is about a 3.2. I only signed up for 3 classes this quarter because I want to focus on getting the best grades possible in a quarter that I can. I'm taking Combinatorics and Abstract Algebra, two courses which are more difficult than what I have studied in the past. I need to be sure to start early on homework assignments, seek help during office hours from the professors and TAs, and make friends to study with in my classes. Go to the gym every other morning. In my first year of college, I diligently went to the gym and followed a routine (Stronglifts 5x5). I ate decently and began to see definitive results. I felt better about myself in general. I want to return to that good feeling. Cam talks about seeing measurable growth, and I think the gym will be a constant positive source of measurable growth. Find a software internship for the summer. I want to get out of the house this summer and into gainful employment. I think it will give me perspective and it will be something I can put on my resume for when I look for jobs after I graduate. Make friends to replace the friends I have in Runescape. Both in my class and in social activities. I'm cutting myself off from my Runescape friends because unfortunately, they are a trigger for me to keep playing. Keep posting here. I'm using this thread as a way to reflect and regulate myself. I'm also going to be reading everyone else's posts as time permits. Thanks for reading and I'm going to stick with this and fill this thread up with many, many posts.
  2. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    15/90 Checking in, I'm still swamped but I atleast want to have an entry for today so I don't miss a day. I don't know it feels important to keep posting here even if I don;t say much/have the time to elaborate. 1/6 of the way to 90 which is pretty cool.
  3. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    14/90 Hello everyone, busy day and I have assignments coming up.I'm going to be brief today because I have a ton of work tomorrow.
  4. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    13/90 No classes today. I actually have exams coming up super soon because of the short quarter system my school is on. I'm actually nervous and preparing alot because I need to ace them. Homework is a tiny part of your grade but exams are a significant part and you have to sit down and perform well for an hour. Kind of scary and not my favorite part of school.
  5. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    12/90 Just a successful day of classes. I want to get to bed early tonight so not much to add.
  6. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    11/90 Had a really fun day doing math and I'm ready for next week. I reviewed my progress with my parents this morning and we talked about what I can do to improve and not make the same mistakes I made last week. I really appreciate them. There are some company presentations and seminars I think I'll go to next week, just for fun. Thanks for sticking with my gamequitters friends.
  7. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    10/90 Its somewhat embarrassing to admit but I've been overeating as a way to destress and keep away from games. Theres this Mexican place near my house that serves this huge dish. Its basically fries, steak, egg, guacamole, cheese, bacon, and sour cream. Its amazing but I eat it way too often to be health. Food addicition is just as bad as gaming addicition and I need to cut it out. In other news, today I took the bus down to the beach. I t was pretty cloudy which is uncharacteristic of the place I live but I had a good time. Made a few small conversations and enjoyed being outside.
  8. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    9/90 Hey today was pretty fun. I know my posts have seemed kind of depressing lately but I had a good day today. I arrived early to my algebra class after an admittedly long bus ride and chatted with my neighbors. I asked them how they were doing on the homework and chatted about hard problems. I did the same sort of thing with my algebra class and I even had fun in my anthropology course where we watched a movie. I have a career fair next week as well as the opportunity to meet with company hiring officers throughout the quarter. I really want to get a summer internship because it gives me (1) income which I can use to help pay for my own expenses (2) perspective into the working world and (3) valuable work experience and something I can talk about when I'm looking for a post grad job. As far as games go, I wouldn't say I don;t have any cravings, but though a tight system I developed with my parents I've so far resisted the urge to play. Thanks for reading amigos ;]
  9. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    8/90 It been over a week so far into my detox and it's been up and down. Classes and the material have been going well but I have the suspicion its because I pre studied it. I stayed up super late last night and lost a ton of time and productivity today. I've noticed I need alot more sleep than I'm allotting to myself. I'm going to finish out the week as strongly as I can and then assess what I did wrong on the weekend.
  10. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

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  11. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    7/90 Here I am posting super early in the morning.... I took a nap and woke up just now and its early in the morning. I've been doing ok in school but I've been living unhealthily. I only eat one meal a day and don't get much rest. Need to fix some things in my life these next few days before the quarter ramps up. I also want to get ahead of my classes, not just keep up with them.
  12. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    6/90 I went to the gym on campus this morning and it was packed with people but they should clear out in a few weeks. I used to go to the gym religiously before I took a year+ break from school so getting back into it was fun. I worked on my homework too which was pretty easy probably because its still early in the quarter. Been tired and waking up later than i want so I'll probably factor more sleep into my schedule.
  13. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    5/90 Had my first day of class today and I really enjoyed them, at least my math classes. It was a nice change of pace to understand everything on the first day.I prestudied and it really helped. I wouldn't have been able to understand my abstract algebra class without the pre study. The teacher introduced groups by talking about the symmetric group and showing rotational and reflection symmetries of various shapes, He really shot off topics rapid fire. My combinatorics class was pretty fun too we talked about counting sequences and sets and I talked to the professor after class to clarify a homework problem. Overall a successful day.
  14. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    4/90 School finally starts tomorrow and I feel more prepared than ever. I've pre-studied and even gotten ahead on homework. I think seeing good grades will make me want to play games less as I find other success. I think part of what drew me to gaming is how much you can win and with such little effort. However, those accomplishment are ultimately meaningless and doing well at school isn't. Will update you guys tomorrow with how things went.
  15. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    3/90 Pretty uneventful day besides doing more math. I went out and did some grocery shopping in the morning for a bit of sunshine and air too. After that I stayed at home mostly because it takes two bus shuttles to get to school on weekends, not one. Maybe I should have thought about that before renting the place. The bus ride is kind of odious because its like 40 minutes but maybe I can use it to post on here or reflect on my situation.
  16. RS Addict

    It's never over. Another afterparty journal

    I don't want to give unsolicited advice but maybe spending all day at home browsing the internet might cause a relapse. I'm sure you are already aware.
  17. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    2/90 More of the same studying as yesterday. I'm on track to finishing my first combinatorics homework which we have 2 weeks to finish normally before class even starts! I actually have so much time now that I'm not playing rs for 10+ hours a day and I feel way less depressed.
  18. RS Addict

    Daily Journal - Samon

    What are you working on programming dude?
  19. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    1/90 Today was the first real day of my detox. I moved in to my new room near school and spent the day at school studying. I managed to stay away from games today by avoiding the usual spots I played games on campus last year. I'm reaally enjoying my material a whole lot more and I'm very very grateful to be given the chance for redemption.
  20. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    @Matt S Not feeling any desire to rebuild. I liquidated my bank, got loaned items back from friends in game, dropped untradeables, and sold the gold to a gold site. I'm currently working on getting the account banned as selling the account gives me the temptation to recover it. You might be right but I hope not. 😕 Had a decent day today. Drove my grandma to church this morning and took her out the brunch afterward. Then went to visit family friends for the past few hours. I'm not having much luck finding an apartment with the requisite conditions (no pets, no gaming) so I might just end up living in my car. I don't think it will be a problem since I'm pretty resilient/young. No games today either. I haven't really been tracking the number of detox days but maybe I should be.
  21. RS Addict

    Just started

    Good luck dude, its great you want to beat game addiction while you are still in high school.
  22. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    Went snowboarding in the Sierras with my brother for a few days after Christmas. I'll admit I had some cravings to play RS but did not play. I've been looking for an apartment to stay in but its been hard since I started so close to the deadline. I'm attempting to fully get rid of all my runescape items and accounts as well. I'm thinking I should also brush up on the math subjects that I'm going to be studying next quarter. Not too used to blogging my everyday life, especially on a public forum so this is strange for me.
  23. Hello everyone, I'm a guy who is addicted to gaming, in particular Oldschool Runescape and formerly League of Legends. I played Runescape as a kid and then my parents didn't let me play anything during high school so that I could get good grades and place into a competitive university. Of course when I got into said university, I immediately started playing games nonstop. This addiction has lead me to the brink of being kicked out of university because when I play that game I get super addicted and play for 10+ hours a day. I miss homework or do the bare minimum to scrape by and get destroyed on exams. I lie to my parents about what I'm actually doing until I get caught. My gaming addiction has left me two years behind on my degree so I really need to hurry up and graduate. The reason why I'm posting this is my parents don't believe I will stop gaming or that I think gaming is a real problem to me. They really don't trust what I say anymore because I've lied to them many times about what I have been doing due to gaming addiction. I have a real problem where when I'm away from their control, I play games incessantly. They think when/if I return to college, I will play. My first year of college, I had to drop out of a class because I missed 3 days of class because I was staying up too late playing games. My second year of college, they pulled me out because i lied to them about my grades. Since then, I've been studying at home and at school on and off for two years and my grades last year were completely terrible. I got put on academic probation. They finally caught me this summer and only recently they have told me I have gaming addiction (I agree). I stayed home for the past 3 months and the summer because they did not want to send me to play games. They recently went on vacation and I recovered my Runescape account and played all day while they were away. I've lied countless times to my parents about how I spend my time. They do not trust me at all. They think that I'm lying right now just so that they will send me back to school so that I can play games. They showed me Cam Adair's videos about quitting games and since all of this has come from them they don't think I want to quit or will quit. Clearly, gaming is a huge problem for me, so I'm trying to come up with ideas on how to eliminate gaming from my life. Even writing this was hard and I did not include many of the details in the original post but my dad made me put them in. In the recent past, I was living in conditions that did not really let me play Runescape at home. Basically I was living in someone's living room for a quarter, the internet was bad, and my dad was watching my computer using remote access tools. He also planned my schedule and made sure I followed it. I actually achieved decent grades because I didn't play any video games for 3 months. I'm planning on returning to school this quarter(soon) and I was thinking about living in my car on campus. Some advantages I can see from living in a car are: I'm less inclined to skip classes or stay in my car in the parking lot all day because its just uncomfortable. I have no place to game once I come home. I stay at the library until I'm done with my days work and then come home(car) and sleep. I can take showers and do laundry at school and I will have a parking permit so I can legally park overnight. The car is a minivan, not a sedan. I live in Southern California so the climate is pretty good. What do you guys think about using car living as a way to eliminate game playing? Any other thoughts about my situation are also appreciated.
  24. RS Addict

    Journal - No More Runescape

    Did not play games today or have much of an urge to. Did some household chores and looked for a place to live for next year. My parents have deep doubts about my truthfulness and willingness to quit games. My head is really cooked like its messed up bad dude I'm going to start counting my detox from when I get out of my parents house. Right now I'm prevented from playing games because I'm living at home so its an artificial environment. My dad reads every one of my posts and its important to realize that I really am not doing anything towards curing myself until I get out of my parents house. So I will start posting when my actions are my own.
  25. RS Addict

    My story and idea on how to quit gaming

    Thanks for your input Mads. I think living in a car is not a good idea because even though university campus is relatively safe, the hassle of moving the car and the fear of being mugged may negatively impact my studies. Thanks Matt, read every word. I clanned too and its really intoxicating being around people all doing the same thing and running around rev caves or deep wild. Need to quit too. Hey man, thanks for reading. I posted a journal that I'm going to keep as I return to school.
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