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Hey guys, my name is Cody. You could say that I am a gamer extraordinaire, at least that’s how I would classify myself. Of course, a lot of gamers would say that especially the twelve-year-olds who love playing Fortnite.

I’m 34 years old, and I may or may not have let gaming take over my life. You see, I worked the night shift at a hotel running the audit. The audit was fairly easy once you got the routine down and I never had to deal much with guests thankfully. I was, am a bit of a recluse.

That means I prefer to be alone as much as possible, which is why the night audit worked for me. I played mobile games, honing my skills into the wee hours of the morning. There are a lot of mobile games out there, but that doesn’t mean any of them are good.

Most of them kind of play through themselves and you keep gathering gold and goods. That kills time at work. My main game was World of Warcraft, but the mobile game doesn’t really match up to it or link.

I started gaming with Runescape back in 2004, and it was one of the first mobile RPGs of its time. I do not hate on Runescape or anything it’s a classic. But that’s all it is these days, a classic.

Anyways, World of Warcraft took over my days until I had to go to work, and then I played mobile games until I had to go home. Six or so hours of sleep was enough until I could get back on my computer and play again. My setup was sweet, yo.

I had a PC that I built myself with a friend. Took a year or so to collect all the pieces and put them together to get the specs I wanted, but it was glorious. I had the tower beneath the desk with the screen to the right, and a big 55-inch screen suspended over the main desk to serve as my gaming platform. That really brought the graphics out.

It shouldn’t surprise you much now to know that I had a bit of gaming addiction. I know, I talk about games the way some people talk about more productive things such as friends or family. I had friends, they gamed with me.

Plenty of people spend hours gaming each day. I’m guessing most of them don’t blow their paychecks on in-game currency and boosts. I was.

A little bit of a gaming addiction may be a stretch, I was heavily addicted. It’s not the same as alcohol or drug addiction, but it can be just as debilitating. It wrecked my relationships and many chances I had to live life. It also was a funnel sucking away my money.

I started this blog to share my story. I know people get a lot of judgment for gaming the way I did, but I want to shed some light on what really goes on. It’s nothing to be ashamed about anyways.

Til next week.