is quitting video games a good idea

I have a gaming problem I think, call me a b***h or whatever but I just cant stop playing games. And I don't think I'm addicted, I can easily go a day without games, but whenever I get the urge to play, and I entertain said urge, I just end up playing for hours. And I want to delete my games every day because I don't think I'm free until I get rid of them all. I don't just mean uninstalling, I mean deleting everything including accounts and getting rid of my desktop and just using a mac laptop. when I was younger I deleted my old minecraft account with lots of server stats and I felt good for a while, then i got depressed then made a steam game, and now i have five thousand hours on dead by daylight. I want to do other things, I enjoy learning code, reading, doing math etc, but I feel like this is a hindrance?

I guess im asking if anyone else quit games and saw an improvement? gaming makes me happy and I have friends there, should I just learn to moderate? I've "quit" like twenty times now, it feels like the only way to really stop is to break my fricking pc, however i just want to hear your experiences of quitting video games (mostly the social aspect)

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This might help. It is for alcoholics but since you have already tried "detox" without success then you need to try something else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S53OjsF3z-w&list=PL-A4toVQT3zvSLSerQNg761uGh3pBaI0p

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I watched a little of it, the host seems pretty confident it works. The guy hes interviewing seems pretty normal but thats just looks
      I'm pretty confident I could quit vidya, I just don't know whether or not its worth quitting. I get the things I need to do done, don't feel angry, don't socialize very well but games keep my loneliness away. I imagine i can find communities elsewhere, but idk if I should go all the way by deleting everything n just forcing myself outside

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How is the overall trajectory of your life? Are you using games to give yourself a sense of accomplishment that’s missing in your real life?do you have a job? Do you have any long term goals that don’t involve gaming?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a student still, I just want to become good at my field/work and have some breadth for long term goals
      I don't think I use games for accomplishment, I only play one game (dead by daylight) and the rounds are always the same. I don't care about the outcome of the match. If I could play video games forever I would, just that doesn't work because obviously I have to do other things, right? But if I do play games at all, it's either I put my all into it or I don't touch it all, it doesn't feel right when I try to moderate myself

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Online competitive video games are slop and should he avoided at all costs. Only play video games that make you feel things as opposed to the numbing feeling you get with the repetition of online matchmaking. An example of a good video game that does this and respects your time is LISA. If you haven't played through that, I highly recommend it.

        Most modern video games are engineered in a way to make you play them as long as possible so that you're constantly exposed to their online store, which ultimately results in more micro transaction sales. You only have a finite amount of time on this beautiful Earth, OP. Spending it in a haze of video games is no way to live, and is a sure-fire way to become bitter later on in life. You're not going to remember shit about any of your Dead by Daylight matches in 5 years, and I can guarantee that even if you do, you won't look back at them fondly. Take it from an ex League of Legends ranked player who plataeud at Diamond III.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >LISA
          I played a bit of Lisa the painful but I got too bored to continue. I think I'll try again once I feel interested, but for some reason the simplistic graphics turn me away, even though the story is good.
          Did you delete your riot/league account? Or just delete the game? Do you still watch league or anything?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's understandable; the gameplay of LISA isn't anything special. It's moreso the blend of the great music, writing, and dark humor that gets me going about it. It's also really short, which is a welcome change from all the shitty 100+ hour long sandbox games out there.

            I didn't have the heart to delete my League account as I spent over 10 years of my life playing it. I just deleted the game and walked away. No interest to watch it or play it again as I know that there are better things out there in life that are actually worth my time.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's the online games. Get rid of all the online games. You can only play so many retro platformers and jRPGs or whatever. The games eventually end. It's the online slop that is designed specifically to be a never ending grind that you can never turn away from, and you'll always be filled with regret after playing them.

    Start by getting rid of ALL online games, and see how much time you actually spend on single player experiences, whether it's an acceptable way to unwind on occasion, or if you need to cut those as well.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      been there done that. what flipped the switch mentally for me was realizing that unless i had very high quality computer equipment plus a n internet connection without packet loss and latency, i would always end up frustrated at losing in bullshit ways

      . for exampme firing off a shot and the packet is dropped en route to the game server. this kind of thing happens a lot and its just pointless anger when youre relying on something that is flawed.

      so i played single player for years and that was more fun

      back in the mid and late 90s lots of people still used dialup or shitty DSL, which was halfway between high speed and dialup

      and believe me the connection someone had decided who won every time. this principle is still in play today. henceforth, pointless anger-causing drama you dont need

      I don't feel regret tho, or get angry at the games. Its just a sort of pastime, it's not that I don't want to do anything else, but I don't need to, any why would i if i can just brainrot myself to death? I've played some singleplayers, ex. hollow knight, little nightmares, inside, soma, new vegas, omori (lol) and they're fun but I wouldn't say that much more amazing than online games

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    been there done that. what flipped the switch mentally for me was realizing that unless i had very high quality computer equipment plus a n internet connection without packet loss and latency, i would always end up frustrated at losing in bullshit ways

    . for exampme firing off a shot and the packet is dropped en route to the game server. this kind of thing happens a lot and its just pointless anger when youre relying on something that is flawed.

    so i played single player for years and that was more fun

    back in the mid and late 90s lots of people still used dialup or shitty DSL, which was halfway between high speed and dialup

    and believe me the connection someone had decided who won every time. this principle is still in play today. henceforth, pointless anger-causing drama you dont need

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what you prioritize in life. If they are distracting you from some higher goal then stop, if not then don't. Don't fall for "video games le bad" or "you need to le do this" shit. Decide for yourself.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah it's a good question to ask, sometimes though I don't trust my own answers because what if the addict is trying to justify himself?
      And I think higher goals spontaneous emerge after quitting games, not necessarily before.
      >Don't fall for "video games le bad"
      Hamza is moronic

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Protip from 36 year old who's been up and down this path and others similar.
    >I'm addicted
    Then yes you shouldn't play video games
    >I'm not addicted
    It's a time management and shit to do problem.
    You won't ever in your life do the things you should do automatically. You actually have to set time aside for things.
    Schedule time you do the things you have to do. Schedule time to do the things you want to do. Schedule time to do the things you just kinda do with idle time. I suspect video games fall into the last category for you.

    Then just in general get more shit to do.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to play all day. Now I can't play at all. I try to when I'm really lonely but then the game just makes me feel more lonely.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I get this, I'm assuming you mean multiplayer? Sort of feels empty but sometimes you say ggs to someone and talk for a bit, doesn't happen often though

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Any game. Old, new signal, multiplayer. Frick I even get the same feeling watching tv.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I barely play any more. It has slowly lost its appeal, and I believe it's like that for most people. That being said, at the time while I still enjoyed them a whole lot, I would set myself limits on when to play and when to work.
    That helpled quite a lot.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do it

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