Wildermyth 106 Posted August 13, 2022 Share Posted August 13, 2022 This is the very first day of my gaming free life and also the very first day of my personal challenge of quitting games for at least 365 days. It helps me to have specific goal in mind that is easily trackable and that I can look forward to working on. The last game I played was Final Fantasy XIV Online which ironically is the sequel to another MMO that was the first game I became heavily addicted to. The game in question was Final Fantasy XI and I played it so much that I even got a job with working hours that made me sleep during the day and stay up all night (when my american friends were playing). Playing FFXIV made me reflect on this and how much I've grown since then. I could really see it clearly how meaningless it was to progress in one of these games. The social aspects aside, these games are designed to lure you in at every corner and they demand a lot of investment for even the smallest tasks. As a ceremonial thing I deleted all my characters, the game and then ultimately the game account. Apart from keeping track of my progress with my one year challenge I also intend on reflecting on one memory during every journal where I'm typing about a situation where gaming caused me much pain and suffering. This will help me flesh out many of my experiences that have occured over the course of my 30 year long gaming life. My hope is that they will reinforce my motivation for beginning this new chapter of my life and also to reach new insights. 3 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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