Sunday, October 10, 2010

Runescape Ruined My Life, It can ruin yours

Runescape Ruined My Life, It can ruin yours

I found many commands on Runescape by searching "runescape ruins your life" in a search engine. Why? Because it has ruined my life and I wanted to know why.

I was introduced to it by my now my friend’s little brother. A large proportion is to due to this game and the amount of time I spent playing it even when I didn't want to. I played this game for over 4 years and have decent enough account.

I am 19 yrs old, I had been playing it for 4 years, first it was little flutters, couple of hours here and there, and then it got serious. For example I would go out for a drink on a Saturday or Sunday night, get in at 3am, my girlfriend would go bed then I'd turn my computer on, select a busy world, relentlessly type "Buying Rune full armor 100k" through to 9am, get less than two hours sleep, then get up, do a couple of hours of School(whilst thinking about the game) then get home and log back on. That had turned into my normal routine (not necessarily the drinking).

The arguments that this caused between my friend at the time were terrible and my attitude towards her was even worse, all because I wanted to creep up the high scores list..... Which is going to get me where? In this position, left ignoring my life gradually falling apart around me and having to deal the side affects it has on you and your relationships with the others around you.

I feel ashamed that it got this serious, and even more ashamed that I used to defend it to my family members. I didn't even admit I played it to my friends, because I knew that it was a pointless non-rewarding "activity" that I had difficulty in controlling.

My inclination is that Jagex is owned and managed by yet another individual who has mastered the art brainwashing/product selling. It has a way of taking over your own thoughts, making you think about runescape on a daily basis, and urges you to log in whenever it is possible. I don't have a PHD or know enough about Brain Washing to fully understand the concepts that it involves, but I do know that day by day my thinking patterns, my routine, my eating and sleeping habits were all affected by playing this game. It is not to say that I have a weak character and I am in no way implying that you/your child or friend does if you/they play.

Jagex are masterminds. They have to be to have over 1m paying members, and around 10m free members (the last time I heard). How can a simple game control so many individuals from so many backgrounds?

I'm not a fat recluse aged 7-12, I'm not living in my moms basement, I am self employed student and work hard in a competitive environment, and I have a strong social circle, It got me... And it certainly got my relationship. I usually proud myself in being a strong minded individual but on this occasion I have been beaten.

I did the whole "I'm quitting" thing the other day that everyone seems to think on here is sad, it's not. It's actually a very liberating experience, I kept it low key and I just told one person on my friend list.

If you think I am trying to destroy Jagex company, No I am not. I am just getting rid of my frustration and trying to help others. People just don't write these things to pass time, like me they have become trapped in a world that does you no favors at all, and they feel they need to tell others to get out it while they can, as I am doing.

I alone can't advise you, I'm not special, and I can't "tele" you to "cammy", but what I can do is advise you to keep reading the advice left on Runescape or other site, get a grip back on your life and stop selling "Duel Rings" for 5k a piece..... It will get you no where, and will only cause you problems.

Who knows, people may be able to limit there playing time to a few hours a week or just when they are bored, if they can then they are fortunate.

How Much Does Runescape Really Cost?

The amount of "Game time" I spend in this account is about to 232 Days.
I spend more then $200 buying 3 years of membership.
232 Days = 5568 Hours and at lowest rate of you can get in US I could have made 5568*$6.5= $36,192. So Runescape actually cost me about $37,000 If I valued my time.

The ridiculous amounts of time people (and I have done it) spend on a PC/Laptop could be much better spent. There is more to life than obsessively pointing and clicking a contraption formerly reffed to as a "Mouse" to reach illusionist goals that will not change a thing in your life.

How To Quit Runescape

I do not mean to disrespect anyone by any mean. But my message is quit Runescape and start living again everyone.

Here are my advice to you who ever thinks the same way as me-
  •  It's an incredibly addictive game--I know. But once you quit, you'll think to yourself "What the hell was I thinking?".
  •  Don't give yourself any opportunity to get back into the game; if you leave yourself a bank full of goodies and a to-do list full of future goals, you'll come back eventually. Clean it out.
  • Drop every single item on your bank / give it away
  • Block Runescape website with your firewall