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Bearcat99
01-10-2005, 05:04 AM
Help (http://www.olganon.org/index.htm) is available.

Although....... it seems that this is mostly for EverQuest and things of that nature. Im sure none of us are addicted to FB.... we can all stop anytime we want....... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

B16Enk
01-10-2005, 05:09 AM
Nah.

Sorry, they look like they intend to cure it.....so this must be one of the most OT posts yet! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

(besides none of the IL2 series are included in their Keywords....).

Bearcat99
01-10-2005, 05:30 AM
I saw this on the news..... some guy killed himself after an online relationship in Everquest failed.. his mother found him dead at his PC. He looked to be in his early 20s or late teens. The worst I have gone is to cuss someone out in HL for shooting me down (I was a firendly..... w icons, on landing approach in a Mustang) but that made me ask myself if maybe I take some of this stuff way too seriously if I got that pissed about it. Granted AFAIC the guy was dead wrong.... not to mention it as the first mission I had actually managed to survive in weeks for one reason or another then I get shot down by a friendly. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
That got me to thinking that maybe I should just calm down and back off a bit.

carguy_
01-10-2005, 05:52 AM
Currently I`m being put off by a bad online code.Nothing works,I still get even 20sec lags aftr 3.02 came.

How can I be addicted if I can`t even play the d_a_m_n thing?

Rab03
01-10-2005, 06:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
I saw this on the news..... some guy killed himself after an online relationship in Everquest failed.. his mother found him dead at his PC. He looked to be in his early 20s or late teens. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Man, I understand that someone can make you mad, but to commit suicide over a gaming session? I mean, you really must be totally deprived of any life to do such a thing.

Unfortunately, TV stations mostly neglect the fact that these are isolated cases, like those of kids taking real guns and using them on real people after playing some FPS. Instead they tend to point to all game players, and, usually, call for ban on all violence in video games http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif!?

OLGA guys worry me, because it seems to me that they're not ironic.

Positively addicted to FB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif and no wish to change it.

georgeo76
01-10-2005, 06:43 AM
The word addiction gets thrown around too loosely. Enjoying something so much that you spend a lot of time doing it is normal. Even if you spend more time than you should. A real addiction can always be spotted when you prioritize something above your daily life.

If you put off paying your bills to play a game, that's procrastination. If you put off showering for days on end, that's more likely an addiction. It's common knowledge that someone can get addicted to anything, but the Internet is a relatively new and powerful phenomenon. Gambling, porn, ebay, even everquest are dominating ppls lives. If someone spends so much time online that it interferes w/ their functioning, there is a real problem. And while it's generally not as destructive as addiction to alcohol or cocaine, it has and can destroy ppls lives.

hotspace
01-10-2005, 06:48 AM
I was addicted to sex once, but at my age now I can only think of it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Hot Space

Farkitt_
01-10-2005, 07:24 AM
lol, I'm addicted to sex, IL-2, and beer


I lead a rich and full life!!!!

B16Enk
01-10-2005, 07:35 AM
Sobering thought that a guy topped himself over a game...

Good point BC http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

sapre
01-10-2005, 07:44 AM
Sex??
I though that was a urban myth created by the liberal/conservative/communist/socialist elites to patronize and demean the people.
Does it really exist?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Farkitt_
01-10-2005, 07:53 AM
I dunno, it might be an alcohol induced fantasy?

Either way.....

Howie A
01-10-2005, 07:58 AM
I'm afraid the internet has become an addiction for me, and for what I really get from it I have to wonder http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

JG52Uther
01-10-2005, 08:43 AM
Slightly OT but there was a story here in the UK the other day about a guy who was addicted to online gambling,he spent hours sat at his PC and ended up with a blood clot that could have killed him (not that uncommon apparently) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gifI spend hours sat on my comp with PF,and i can only attribute my good health to the fact that people are trying to murder me all the time so i do a lot of jumping around in my seat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Engrs
01-10-2005, 09:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by B16Enk:
Sobering thought that a guy topped himself over a game...

Good point BC http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

'Gamers' have been offing themselves since table top RPGs hit the market in the late 70's.

The vast majority of these suicides being in the USA.

MajorBloodnok
01-12-2005, 06:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG52Uther:
Slightly OT but there was a story here in the UK the other day about a guy who was addicted to online gambling,he spent hours sat at his PC and ended up with a blood clot that could have killed him (not that uncommon apparently) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gifI spend hours sat on my comp with PF,and i can only attribute my good health to the fact that people are trying to murder me all the time so i do a lot of jumping around in my seat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Obviously he wasn't wearing Deep Vein Thrombosis socks like you're supposed to have on long flights. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Flyby_99
01-12-2005, 06:56 AM
Hey Bearcat,
I fly in HL almost everyday, in different coops, the Bellum war, and DF servers. But, as you know, when I get really busy, I "drop off the planet" sometimes. I think it's good to get away from the online community, and restore some "real life" perspective. Always other stuff to do in rl, some of it pressing.
Then, upon returning to the HL, it sure feels great to get back in the virtual air again, especially flying with good comrades within and outside the 332nd VFG/99th Squadron.
S~ ALL ONLINE FLIERS
Flyby out

LuckyBoy1
01-12-2005, 08:31 AM
Lord

Grant me the serenity to accept the game code I can't change

The courage to upgrade the computer I can

And the wisdom to know that even if I do all this, I'll still be a fat, broken old man when the sun sets!

PBNA-Boosher
01-12-2005, 04:12 PM
Too religious for me. Besides, I can quit when I need to. Only a few months ago I said no to FB for a few months while I worked out my life. As it turns out, I still haven't worked out my life, but I have been able to find out what was causing my depression.

Now it's just the matter of taking that next step. Screw the powers above. They never helped me, never have, never will. They don't exist. I am left to deal with my problems alone. If I can stop feeling them for one hour a day and play FB, then it's worth it.

SeaFireLIV
01-12-2005, 06:17 PM
Hmmm, I think the worry can be becoming too addicted to the forums of IL2.

I`m just glad I got a daughter to remind me that there`s a real life out there every now and then. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jensenpark
01-12-2005, 07:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sapre:
Sex??
I though that was a urban myth created by the liberal/conservative/communist/socialist elites to patronize and demean the people.
Does it really exist?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Not after marriage I'm afraid... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LStarosta
01-12-2005, 07:55 PM
What is this... gaming... you speak of?

wayno7777
01-12-2005, 10:23 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifbump

HerrGraf
01-13-2005, 08:54 PM
I am not, I am not, I am not!

Owlsphone
01-13-2005, 09:06 PM
Did anyone actually read the 12 steps of olga-non?

Sounds like they are the same people that think that people who play video games are sinners.

It's like they want you to join a cult.