Back when I was 17 years old I played WoW for about 20 hours per week. After two years, I noticed the player community turn from mostly cooperative, mature, enthusiastic RPG nerds to mostly confrontational, passive-aggressive, selfish losers. The player population soared to over ten million as the Crowd took over.
I'm still a fantasy / RPG nerd and probably always will be, and I still play video games at "LAN parties" about once a month, but after quitting WoW, things just naturally changed:
(a) Body - Went from 209 lbs. to 175 lbs. without even trying, gained muscle and looked more lean with little effort, women (even older women... yuck) actually approach me now, many even flirt
(b) Mood - Feel more motivated, procrastinate less, living space is very clean, feel more dominant, less stressed, closer to the universe, want to build and create
(c) Activities - Read more, draw and paint more, walk, run, or bike through the forest preserve more, pick up litter, patrol neighborhood
(d) Clean - Not to seem like a false-elitist or snob, but I tend to eat only healthy foods, listen to less but better music, read less but better authors
At this point I am looking to join already existing group activities / projects as well as found some my self.
I think the point of this thread is not to show how we're such good boys and girls, but to show how we attempt to become someone other than:Mr. Meek