By SocialAnxietyNightmare - 09/02/2012 16:42 - United Kingdom
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lol wow. You would never catch me playing word of warcraft and btw op, the maximum number of members that can be in a party is 5 which isn't that much. What? how do i know this you ask? well you see *begins to stutter* oh noose i've been discovered. I must go and live in exile for ten thousand years. Oh the shame !!!
Turn off the PC and go find another human to interact with. It may be painful at first but it will get better.
While I do suggest this as well, the problem is that it's hard to orient yourself for it if you have really bad social anxiety. Well worth it in the end: OP, it would be very beneficial for you to dip your toes in going out and interacting with people. But don't feel you need to rush it.
2 is correct. Think back to the first time you beat your favorite game of all time. If you were to play it a second time the same way would it still be as fun? Your brain "normalizes" sensations and feelings that it gets used to so you will need to do something a little different (and often more skillful) or wait a while to get the same feeling. It can almost be like a tolerance to alcohol. You need a steadily increasing amount of social contact in a relatively short period of time for it to work. Then after that you gotta maintain and strengthen that tolerance. Can't expect it to last on it's own till you become an addict :P
108- it's an MMORPG (Masive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), so it doesn't just "end". You would stop ranking or leveling, but the sensation of most multiplayer games do not go away (i.e. call of duty, battlefield, FIFA, Forza, Runescape, and a little more well know to the community, Counter-Strike). What I'm saying is that these games do not just get boring and stale as if you played a single-player game, so no his feelings for wanting to keep playing won't go away.
So many people play WoW, how do you not panic when they all talk to you? Sorry, I just don't see how it makes a difference whether they're in your party or not!
Not everybody talks to everybody on WoW. There are many different servers, and unless you know people IRL most players aren't exactly chatty. And even if one person says Hi to OP, it still wouldn't be the same as having all of those people talking at once as per usual in a party. Social anxiety is a somewhat irrational anxiety, it doesn't have to make sense to you.
She has every right to say she doesn't understand, specifically because she doesn't have social anxiety. She(as am I) is curious as to how communication over a video game, which is text based unless in vent, can overwhelm a person in real life. You can always change the chat so it won't show anything at all if the problem is that severe.
Sorry, but isn't every fear and anxiety irrational? I for one don't get why anyone would be scared of spiders and insects in general. I can, on the other hand, understand a fear of social interaction, and there was a time when I was scared of posting comments etc online as well. You have to face your fears, it's the only way you'll get over them.
Try skyrim, If you get social anxiety for interacting with the npcs you should go see a psychiatrist. Unless you're scared of your psychiatrist.
But then why did you invite so many people if you know if you have social anxiety? By the way, skyrim is better than WoW in my opinion.
9- I play wow all the time and I have a life.. A particularly good one at that. And maybe some people who play don't have "lives" but you don't need to be In the "real world" to get one.. Couples have actually met online playing wow and have gotten married and have children. True story. That is all :D
If your'e unable to cope socially on a video game, I'd hate to watch you talk to members of the opposite sex! Also, note to guys: a level 85 shaman is the ONLY way into a woman's level 69 succubus.