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What's wrong with playing RuneScape, honestly?


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Amusingly you failed to provide your own definition as to what Introverted means, while insisting my own was inadequate.


People inclined towards Introversion generally find themselves most comfortable in their own company or small groups of people. They generally have no desire or need to be around groups of people small or large to be happy.

Extroverted people can view this as shyness or disinterest but they are simply two perfectly valid personality types. Extroverts by contrast, generally become bored in their own company and generally need to be around other people to be comfortable and happy.

Very generalised but that is essentially what the two mean.


Then what is when you are kinda both? Because I can find myself in both =/

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Amusingly you failed to provide your own definition as to what Introverted means, while insisting my own was inadequate.


People inclined towards Introversion generally find themselves most comfortable in their own company or small groups of people. They generally have no desire or need to be around groups of people small or large to be happy.

Extroverted people can view this as shyness or disinterest but they are simply two perfectly valid personality types. Extroverts by contrast, generally become bored in their own company and generally need to be around other people to be comfortable and happy.

Very generalised but that is essentially what the two mean.


Then what is when you are kinda both? Because I can find myself in both =/


It's not black and white, not everyone is an absolute introvert or extrovert. I consider myself to exhibit qualities of both too.

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Amusingly you failed to provide your own definition as to what Introverted means, while insisting my own was inadequate.


People inclined towards Introversion generally find themselves most comfortable in their own company or small groups of people. They generally have no desire or need to be around groups of people small or large to be happy.

Extroverted people can view this as shyness or disinterest but they are simply two perfectly valid personality types. Extroverts by contrast, generally become bored in their own company and generally need to be around other people to be comfortable and happy.

Very generalised but that is essentially what the two mean.


Being introverted simply means you use up energy in social interactions and "recharge" in solitude. Extroversion is the opposite. It's a spectrum, with most people lying somewhere between the two extremes.

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Amusingly you failed to provide your own definition as to what Introverted means, while insisting my own was inadequate.


People inclined towards Introversion generally find themselves most comfortable in their own company or small groups of people. They generally have no desire or need to be around groups of people small or large to be happy.

Extroverted people can view this as shyness or disinterest but they are simply two perfectly valid personality types. Extroverts by contrast, generally become bored in their own company and generally need to be around other people to be comfortable and happy.

Very generalised but that is essentially what the two mean.


Then what is when you are kinda both? Because I can find myself in both =/


Take a personality test, it'll explain alot of it.
Like for example, I am 4% introverted, which means I am on the line between introverted and extroverted but will tend (only slightly) to be more introverted.

OT to OP:
Being the person I am, I 100% use RuneScape purely as a destresser, a hobby, but purely to remove my mind from things which are stressing me. The moment something else can do this instead of RuneScape or the moment RuneScape becomes a source of stress, I know it is time to take a break.

Even more on topic, because RuneScape is a destresser for me, [bleep] what people say about it. I use it so I don't go punch a hole in my wall, and if I find riding a bike or hanging with friends will better suite me than I do that instead.

So enjoy RuneScape for the box you have it in, but certainly do not let it take over or control your life.

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Shyness and social anxiety =/= introversion.

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Shyness and social anxiety =/= introversion.


This has already been addressed.

Introversion is when one prefers to be with one's thoughts or prefers interection with very few (usually a small group of close friends/acquaintances) individuals.
Usually they also prefer to have conversations that matter, (to them, what this looks like depends on the idividual) or not have them at all.
Example would be if someone likes RuneScape and is introverted they may seem much more invested in a conversation discussing RuneScape than say donkeys.

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Amusingly you failed to provide your own definition as to what Introverted means, while insisting my own was inadequate.


People inclined towards Introversion generally find themselves most comfortable in their own company or small groups of people. They generally have no desire or need to be around groups of people small or large to be happy.

Extroverted people can view this as shyness or disinterest but they are simply two perfectly valid personality types. Extroverts by contrast, generally become bored in their own company and generally need to be around other people to be comfortable and happy.

Very generalised but that is essentially what the two mean.


Then what is when you are kinda both? Because I can find myself in both =/


The truth is that everyone is an introvert and an extrovert.
No one wants to be around butt loads of people 24/7. That would be exhausting.
And no one wants to be alone or only around the same small group of people 24/7. That would get bland and repetitive eventually.

These identifiers are nothing more than personality traits that we all have at varying levels depending on our mood.

You could easily "read the stars" and tell every single human being, that on some days they want to be left alone, and on other days they want to be with as many people as possible, and most people would likely find this star reading to be an accurate representation of them and their personality.

My honest opinion on it is try not to focus on it.
If you focus on an identifier such as introvert, or republican or anything of the like, you'll probably alienate yourself from other view points and will likely suffer some what trying to meet your expectations as purely an introvert or purely an extrovert.
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Losing weight by skipping meals has got to be the worst way to lose weight.


You missed the whole point of the topic..

I must say man, that probably had to be the greatest thing i've ever read ahahaa!

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Amusingly you failed to provide your own definition as to what Introverted means, while insisting my own was inadequate.


People inclined towards Introversion generally find themselves most comfortable in their own company or small groups of people. They generally have no desire or need to be around groups of people small or large to be happy.

Extroverted people can view this as shyness or disinterest but they are simply two perfectly valid personality types. Extroverts by contrast, generally become bored in their own company and generally need to be around other people to be comfortable and happy.

Very generalised but that is essentially what the two mean.


Being introverted simply means you use up energy in social interactions and "recharge" in solitude. Extroversion is the opposite. It's a spectrum, with most people lying somewhere between the two extremes.


Yeah, I personally find this last definition best for me... loneliness and being alone are not necessarily the same. I treasure my alone time, because it DOES allow me time to recharge. I'm usually processing my social time during those periods, thinking about what people have had to say, and such. I do tend to prefer one-on-one or small group interactions to crowds.

Anyways, speaking more broadly: I'm 38 years old. I've played video games since 1980, pen and paper RPGs since about 1984, live action since about 2000, and Runescape specifically since 2003. What's been referred to as "the gaming culture" has been a large part of my life. Anyone that would tease me for that has been ignored a long time ago.

It's not my only hobby, though. I was involved in some team sports during my youth and young adult years. I really like to fly kites and I've worked with a local kitemaker of some minor fame. I have done gardening off and on since I was in high school. I was involved in computers and home audio for about as long. One very good friend I met through RS was a database administrator and now drives a truck long haul.

I know Runescape seems like the scapegoat of the MMO world... and I'm aware of what the kids think. I started Runescape about when I was starting a family. I went through some really hard times with disability. I was judged pretty severely by this community at that time, and even Silverion had some harsh words to say that ... well, he does not know me a whit, really. Was I in too deep? I probably was. But I knew what was truly important in life.

My daughter, a wee babe when I started, is now a J-pop obsessed "all arms and legs" tomboy and proud gamer girl. She snuck on FunOrb without me knowing, but she knows she's got to wait a few years before I'll let her make a Runescape account. She knows her mom (who had a presence here for a time, she doesn't play Runescape anymore) and I are dead serious about her schoolwork, although we had to jump some difficult hoops to get accommodations for some of her special needs. My son was born shortly before I left Tip.It for a time, and we learned he was high-functioning autistic a few years before I decided to be a little more active under this alias.

Both of them are amused by what I do in this game, but anyone that knows me well knows I work hard for these kids. They know I'm disabled and unemployed, but still do a lot to provide for them.

Don't blow your future on this game. It's not worth it. There's nothing wrong with spending some free time here, but it should be in measured, moderated amounts. Now, someone mentioned economics-- yep, here I go mentioning Duke Freedom again. I still believe that young man has got a future in economics... *if* he wants. He didn't seem particularly inclined to pursue such studies when I last talked to him, but that's okay. At best, though, a game or a simulation won't completely school you on any particular subject.

I understand the weight issue... I've got to lose at least 100# myself. A back injury and years of psych medicine has made that difficult-- but-- the others here have some wisdom to what they say. Consider doing what I did and talk to a dietician/nutritionist. I don't think any of them would counsel you to skip meals. They might suggest some healthy snacks while you play-- cut vegetables, nuts, things like that. Most of it, really, is finding out how many calories you need in a day (for me, it's about 2-2.2K calories) and then figuring out what lifestyle choices you can make to achieve that... forever. Changes can't be temporary; they have to be changes you'll live with.

I've been in the mental health community for 28 years (as a patient) and I have little to no shame saying so. Sure, I'm crazy, and I've got paperwork to prove it-- but there's nothing stopping me from having a fulfilling, productive life, and I have made good with some counseling, finally. I've met a fair number of cowardly and arrogant jerks in my time there, but... there's nothing wrong with asking for some help to get things sorted. You get out what you put in, I think, and I would agree that spending some time would be useful. I am reading a lot by what you say that does have me concerned... anything taken to an obsessive and compulsive degree really is not healthy, and I'm speaking frankly from my own experience.

Kudos if anyone has read this far. I'll leave it right here.

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What makes it a bit of a shunned topic in many circles is the age demographic it's most often associated with. RuneScape is, for all intents and purposes, considered a kiddies' game. The rather patronising and often blundering way Jagex communicates with the playerbase also factors into this. Many of their articles are designed in a way as if they consider themselves to be talking to (what they see as) ten to twelve-year olds.

In the end, it's not the game itself that is to blame, or Jagex' antics, or even the community. It's the meaning that is attributed to all these things that is pivotal - the association with childish and immature behaviour (cfr. Seignobos - signifier & signified). Once you grow past that stage, you'll notice that most of the people who look at it from that specific pejorative angle are generally people who are acutely aware of their social environment and want to be perceived as 'serious' and 'adult' - because of that they want to disavow any and all association with things that (what they perceive) are considered 'childish' and 'immature'.
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I disagree, it was still lame when I was 12. It was just associated with geeks, I think, and well, kids will use any pretext to pick on each other at that age.
Matt: You want that eh? You want everything good for you. You want everything that's--falls off garbage can
Camera guy: Whoa, haha, are you okay dude?
Matt: You want anything funny that happens, don't you?
Camera guy: still laughing
Matt: You want the funny shit that happens here and there, you think it comes out of your [bleep]ing [wagon] pushes garbage can down, don't you? You think it's funny? It comes out of here! running towards Camera guy
Camera guy: runs away still laughing
Matt: You think the funny comes out of your mother[bleep]ing creativity? Comes out of Satan, mother[bleep]er! nn--ngh! pushes Camera guy down
Camera guy: Hoooholy [bleep]!
Matt: FUNNY ISN'T REAL! FUNNY ISN'T REAL!

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What's wrong with playing RuneScape? Nothing. It's only the bad reputation Jagex aswell as some players yearning for better graphics gave it. I like the current state of RuneScape.
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As long as you are healthy about it (say 1-3 hours of game time per day) There's absolutely nothing wrong with playing RS and if any of your 'friends' would make you feel ashamed about that then that might be a good time to reconsider your friends.

I am 24 years old, been playing this wonderful game off and on since 2001. Me and some of my friends started together, I was the only one who stayed on it though. Managing to mix my social life, sports and RS all together. Some of my friends had a good laugh a year or two ago when my wife told them I was playing again, I told them to go [bleep] themselves and that I don't give a flying [bleep] about what they think, afterall, how I choose to unload my daily stress is my personal choice. And that was the end of the dicsussion, they are all very good friends of mine, they expressed their opinion, I expressed mine rather feverently and that's all.

In the end everyone has their own form of recreational time, some prefer porn for unloading (yes, pun intended), some prefer watching sports, FPS games, old games, new games, PS, Xbox, in the end it makes no difference as long as it works for YOU.

In my opinion playing the newest GTA, RSC, FIFA 2013 or AoE2 are all absolutely equal - they give the same end result and can all be taken to an unhealthy level. Moderation is the key.

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I disagree, it was still lame when I was 12. It was just associated with geeks, I think, and well, kids will use any pretext to pick on each other at that age.


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As long as you are healthy about it (say 1-3 hours of game time per day)


The normies all sit on facebook for 6+ hours a day. If you limited your playtime to just 3 hours a day you would be even more social then the average joe, let alone the average scaper

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I disagree, it was still lame when I was 12. It was just associated with geeks, I think, and well, kids will use any pretext to pick on each other at that age.


With whom do you disagree?

You.
Matt: You want that eh? You want everything good for you. You want everything that's--falls off garbage can
Camera guy: Whoa, haha, are you okay dude?
Matt: You want anything funny that happens, don't you?
Camera guy: still laughing
Matt: You want the funny shit that happens here and there, you think it comes out of your [bleep]ing [wagon] pushes garbage can down, don't you? You think it's funny? It comes out of here! running towards Camera guy
Camera guy: runs away still laughing
Matt: You think the funny comes out of your mother[bleep]ing creativity? Comes out of Satan, mother[bleep]er! nn--ngh! pushes Camera guy down
Camera guy: Hoooholy [bleep]!
Matt: FUNNY ISN'T REAL! FUNNY ISN'T REAL!

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I find the idea, in this day and age, that being online automatically equates to not being social quite absurd.
I mean if I'm in runescape talking to clan mates and friends how is that unsocial?
Yes I'm not socialising with people face to face, but I'm still socialising.

Just like if your sitting on facebook or skype for hours as long as you are chatting to folks you are socialising.
Heck in many ways I'd say these things are more social than some activities deemed as being 'social' eg going to the cinema - whilst you go with friends and it is fun how is sitting in the dark, in silence watching a film deemed to be more social than actually talking to people, even if they happen to be in a game or online rather than face to face.
Or the number of people I know who won't talk whilst eatting - how is them being there for a meal out but not talking more social than talking to friends on fb?

Of course neither example is remotely anti-social, but I don't see why they are deemed more social than being online and chatting via websites or games when the entire core of sociability relies on interacting and talking with other people.

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Geek conventions are very social, but you'll probably raise an eyebrow if you're going to one. Same thing with Satanic cults. Stigma has nothing to do with how social an activity is.
Matt: You want that eh? You want everything good for you. You want everything that's--falls off garbage can
Camera guy: Whoa, haha, are you okay dude?
Matt: You want anything funny that happens, don't you?
Camera guy: still laughing
Matt: You want the funny shit that happens here and there, you think it comes out of your [bleep]ing [wagon] pushes garbage can down, don't you? You think it's funny? It comes out of here! running towards Camera guy
Camera guy: runs away still laughing
Matt: You think the funny comes out of your mother[bleep]ing creativity? Comes out of Satan, mother[bleep]er! nn--ngh! pushes Camera guy down
Camera guy: Hoooholy [bleep]!
Matt: FUNNY ISN'T REAL! FUNNY ISN'T REAL!

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In most social situations, there exists a need to physically express tolerance and affection towards other people in that same social group. Sitting next to someone while you eat dinner is a small example, but it demonstrates that you're at ease with that other person being inside your "personal space". Body language is also an immensely important part of communicating, which is obviously a key skill in being able to socialise with other people; that's why people use "smileys" even in text-based communication, such as a forum like this. If you're in a relationship, try going a day without being physically able to tell your partner how you feel about them; it becomes very difficult and a lot of the meaning gets lost. Just to underline my point, ask any salesperson about how effective subtle touches are at establishing rapport with prospective clients, whether it's a handshake or a hand on the shoulder--it demonstrates trustworthiness and a mutual respect to the other person.

Physical displays of affection are obviously impossible to replicate in RuneScape, hence why it's generally not an appropriate substitute to interacting with people in reality. We all have a need to communicate ourselves properly to other human beings, and also have other people communicate with us in return.

Additionally, most of what Facebook is all about isn't actually talking to people online necessarily, it's actually more about organising social activity with people you would otherwise know in reality anyway. So things like arranging to meet up in a cafe, going on a night out with friends, or classmates supporting each other through assignments. If I talk to people over Facebook, it's either an odd comment as opposed to a full-blown conversation, or it's talking to people I can't physically talk to (due to geography, cost etc.).

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We think that communication over text, or video is the same as being physically in the same room with your full attention and focus on someone but it is not.

When I'm chatting with a clanmate neither of us can be sure that our full focus is there. I can't tell if the other person is having more conversations, or whether they are fully focused on me. Also, without body language a lot of levels of communication are lost.

Even in person it has become difficult because it is becoming (or has already become) socially acceptable to pull out your phone and get on that even in the middle of conversations with people. That continuously decreases the level of intimacy of communication.

Personal face to face communication is important, but we are getting less and less of it.

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