Computer games are something I have grown up with. It started with Space Invaders and Pac-Man during the mid 80s. It then evolved to various hand-held game devices and consoles – such as Nintendo, Playstation (1-3) - and later Mac/PC games.
One of the many joys of games is the sense of accomplishment (however false) they give after doing something successful. Even if it means you just assassinated a difficult target from mid air and bolted into a haystack to hide.
Games are also a great (can be argued) way to escape reality for a while after a rough day.
Games can also trigger shopping bag OCD. After having played Tetris for many years I’ve come to analyse my groceries while preparing my bag so that everything will fit perfectly inside it.
I was an active player of RuneScape between February 2005 and April 2012. I started my very first character that eventually ended up with the name Andro Noir. Later came Wournos Noir (2008) and Cassis Noir (2009). The name Wournos is a failed attempt to spell Aileen Wuornos last name. But somehow it grew on me.
My characters developed their own personalities and attitudes, which resulted in journaling through their eyes.
All my characters and their journal are now on hold due to disagreements with the way RuneScape is developed. I care enough about the game to voice my opinions loudly, even though I probably just come across as a “whining minority afraid of change”.