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2022.01.17 19:45 throw_away_ivyday I have a Valorant addiction - does anyone have suggestions?
Hi all! I wanted to make this post about my video game addiction to hopefully get some suggestions or advice for the future.
I am a sophomore in college (F), and I have been addicted to Valorant since I started playing in July of last year. For context, I have never really played video games before I got hooked to Valorant.
During last semester (from September - December) I totaled 150 hours playing the game. On a typical weekday that I played, I would finish my homework and play 1-3 games at night (around 2 hours), a bit more on the weekend nights. I played with my friends most of the time, sometimes queuing alone to try to get better and rank up. To me, playing was something relaxing and fun. I definitely didn’t play every night, since I would force myself to not play if I had too much homework, or if I had a test coming up. I would play much more limited the week before an exam.
Aside from video gaming, in my free time I participate in my school’s symphony orchestra, I work in a biology research lab, and I hang out with my friend group (which consists of Valorant and non-Valorant friends) every day at dinner and a few nights a week to hangout. I felt very happy throughout the semester.
While my non video-gaming friends thought that the amount of time I played seemed perfectly normal, I knew deep down I had an addiction. During the day, I would occasionally think about Valorant and evaluated if I had enough time to play at night, or when the next time I could play would be. I would feel disappointed the days I couldn’t play due to exams or assignments. That semester, I did get my first B ever (88 :( ) in organic chemistry, which I do believe could have something to do with playing video games, but it could also be a combination of Valorant, orgo being a very hard class, and that it was my first fully in-person semester of college due to COVID. I know everything I’ve said so far are some of the problematic signs of an addiction.
I am very close with my parents, and at the end of last summer when I moved back home for a few weeks before the semester my parents learned I had started playing Valorant, and they were very angry since they have always disliked video games and prevented me from playing them growing up. They made me delete the game. When I moved back to campus for the semester, I re-downloaded the game and hid it from them the whole semester (which looking back was a HORRIBLE decision), until I confessed to them over winter break since I felt guilty for lying.
My mom barely talked to me for three days after that, until she convinced me to follow the 90-day GameQuitters detox of games, which I agreed to mostly to restore our relationship. I am currently on day 23 without playing Valorant, and in that time, I have read nearly every article about video game addiction and treatment, as well as taken up additional hobbies like ukulele and makeup. At night, I still wish I could be playing Valorant with my friends when it is around 10PM and I feel like there is nothing else to do. The fact that COVID policies are pretty strict on campus, coupled with my parent’s COVID rules, has prevented me from really meeting up with large groups of friends or doing things off campus in the city. I still don’t feel like Valorant was really decreasing the quality of my life since I only played in minimal quantities, but I can’t help but listen to my mom’s warning that all addictions progress to horrible levels rapidly.
Since I felt like Valorant wasn’t really impacting my life, I tried proposing to my parents a plan to delete the game at the end of each weekend and reinstall the next Friday night to hopefully ease some of the thoughts about playing and cut down on the time aspect of it. However, they believe cold turkey is the only way to get over a video game and have refused to consider my idea.
I miss playing with my friends and having fun at the end of the night, and even though I am trying to replace this time with reading, tv, or YouTube, I don’t feel as satisfied and if anything feel left out. I know that if I did go back to gaming I would feel guilty about it and have a new perspective based on all of the articles I have read about quitting video games and addiction.
What do you all think I should do? I know I have an addiction, but I am not fully convinced that it is severe or is ruining my life since I exercised some self-restraint over the semester and never really increased the time I played each week. Is it possible to enact the plan I proposed with deleting and reinstalling the game each weekend, or is “moderation” never really achievable no matter what level of addiction a person has? Also, are my parents indeed correct, does addiction always progress to something more severe?
Any suggestions would be helpful. I am very conflicted about this, and I just want to fix my relationship with my parents ASAP. Thank you for sticking with me through this long post!!!
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2022.01.17 19:45 CaptainPartyingJoe ARAMS , Stalking And UK Police
Had an incident where I played an ARAM game and on the other team was an ex-friend who was very toxic and refuse to speak to them for over 3 years now. In-game they attempt to speak to me and I just muted all chat, anyway getting to the point I get a knock on the door the next day. Standing outside are officers who ask to come in, they ask if I knew a person named *enter name * and I was like yes knew them many years ago. The two officers proceeded to explain that apparently been stalking this person due to appearing in the video game as they phrased it. They didn't seem to care about what league of legends was or what ARAMS is and how it is out of my control who I play against, they said it doesn't matter and all stalking or contact through the game must stop even if I don't say anything. They proceed to give an example of the equivalent of standing outside someone's house even though not talking to them must stop. Soon realised that they really weren't understanding and the whole situation became very distressing, i asked them to leave but they wouldn't unless I signed the harassment warning letter. Now I am too scared to play league of legends or any other game that match makes with randoms. I'm wondering has anyone else experienced this in the game? It has caused so much distress and anxiety, just block any friend requests from strangers just in case now.
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