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  1. Just re-model me plz
  2. Thanks bro. My teacher said I wouldn’t achieve anything in life, just look at me now! jk, will be a blast 😎
  3. What Is Video Game Addiction? Video game addiction is a real mental health condition affecting millions of people around the world. The World Health Organization recognizes it as “Gaming Disorder” in their International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour, which may be online or offline, manifested by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.” Although billions of people play video games, the majority of them do not have an addiction to gaming, and the World Health Organization estimates the number of people with an addiction is 3-4%. The difference between a healthy fun gaming hobby and an addiction is the negative impact the activity is having in your life. Typically a gaming addict will have a level of severity resulting in “significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning,” and the pattern of gaming behavior is “normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.” What Causes Video Game Addiction? Video games are designed to be addictive using state-of-the-art behavioral psychology to keep you hooked. Games are immersive experiences that provide you with a high amount of dopamine, and overexposure to this level of stimulation can cause structural changes to your brain 1 . You begin to live in a world where you expect instant gratification. Games are so immersive that it’s easy to play for hours and hours without even noticing that a minute has gone by. They allow you to escape and see measurable progress. They are social and create an environment where you feel safe and in control. Game developers also deploy manipulative game design features such as in-app purchases, microtransactions, and loot boxes that some governments have declared illegal – because they are a form of gambling. Video game addiction exists because game companies are billion-dollar industries and the more people they have hooked on games, the more money they make. IS GAMING TAKING OVER YOUR LIFE? TAKE A SHORT QUIZ. What Are the Signs of Video Game Addiction? The American Psychiatric Association has identified nine warning signs to watch for when it comes to video game addiction. Although these can be helpful to better understand the severity of your own situation, it’s important to always seek the advice of a professional. Preoccupation with video games. The individual thinks about previous gaming activity or anticipates playing the next game; Gaming becomes the dominant activity in daily life. Withdrawal symptoms when gaming is taken away. These symptoms are typically described as irritability, anxiety, boredom, cravings, or sadness. Tolerance – the need to spend increasing amounts of time engaged in video games. This may be motivated by a need for the completion of increasingly intricate, time-consuming, or difficult goals to achieve satisfaction and/or reduce fears of missing out. Unsuccessful attempts to control participation in video games. Loss of interests in previous hobbies and entertainment as a result of, and with the exception of, video games. Continued excessive use of games despite knowledge of psychosocial problems. The individual continues to play despite a negative impact. Has deceived family members, therapists, or others regarding their gaming. Use of video games to escape or relieve a negative mood (e.g., feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety). Has jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, educational, or career opportunity because of participation in video games. If you meet five (or more) of the following warning signs in a 12-month period, you may have an addiction and should seek the help of a professional immediately. Effects of Video Game Addiction Gaming addiction is a compulsive mental health disorder that can cause severe damage to one’s life. It’s common for a video game addict to spend over 10 hours a day gaming, usually well into the night, and many suffer from sleep deprivation 2 . Immersed in their experience, gamers are known to have poor diets consisting mainly of energy drinks full of caffeine and sugar. Many are dehydrated and malnourished. In more severe cases, gaming addicts report agoraphobia – a type of anxiety disorder in which they fear leaving the house – and others identify with hikikomori — a term popularized in Japan as reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life 3 . Gaming addicts tend to be moody and irritable, depressed, physically aggressive, and refuse to go to school or work due to gaming. To be addicted to games is to experience functional impairment in multiple areas of your life, and the long-term effects can be devastating. Gaming addicts fail out of college. They get divorced. And they struggle with unemployment. Video Game Addiction Test If you would like to screen yourself for a video game addiction, read the nine warning signs and symptoms above, or take our short quiz here. If you are concerned about your gaming use, we recommend seeking help immediately. You can either talk to a therapist or begin by starting a 90-day detox. Addiction or Underlying Mental Health Problem? In the debate around video game addiction, you often hear the objection that gaming is better understood as a coping mechanism for underlying mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and not a disorder in its own right. Is this true? No. It is widely established in the addiction field that comorbidity – the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient — is common, and gaming disorder is no exception 4 . For some, gaming excessively will be a form of coping with another condition and may progress to a gaming addiction 5 , comparable to the behavior of substance-related disorders, and for others gaming excessively will be a function of impairment. Whether problematic gaming came first, or as a result of underlying mental health problems, therapeutic goals should include treatment of the gaming disorder itself because this disorder can be the underlying agent of functional impairment, and its treatment might be a prerequisite for effective treatment of comorbid conditions 6 , 7 . Video Game Addiction Treatment The important thing to remember is that no matter what you’re difficulties you’re trying to overcome, you’re not alone. Now that gaming disorder has been recognised as an official disease, more and more people are able to seek the help that they need. The good news is that help is available for someone struggling with a video game addiction. Game Quitters is an online peer support community with hundreds of free videos, a community forum, and an affordable program for both gamers and for parents. If you’re looking for professional help, browse our directory for a video game addiction therapist. If you’re struggling to imagine your life being any different, have a look at our library of video game addiction stories. Hundreds of people have turned their lives around through Game Quitters, and you can do the same. Even if you don’t want to quit gaming forever, you might be amazed how much your life could change if you take some time away from video games. Don’t look back a year from now and regret not taking action. Take 90 days off gaming now, and change your life for the better.
  4. Thank you for your feedback. Had to spice the post up otherwise it would be bland and boring
  5. Wilderness rejuvenation Season 2 Ep 3 Unpopular opinion: You won’t fix the wilderness by adding custom npcs that drops mad cash, the issues still exists. Quick fixes Add a ::mb teleport which brings you to mage bank add a ::wests teleport which brings you to West dragons add a ::easts teleport which brings you to East dragons Make this lever work (should bring you to Mage arena) Add a lever at this place that brings you home Add webs to all the places they’re supposed to exist I.e Mage bank and this place (can’t remember the name) Remove the portal at wilderness agility course (getaway too easy) Nerf Statius warhammer, currently when you successfully land a special attack (meaning you do at least 1 damage) your opponents defence goes down to about 30. This is how it’s supposed to work: which requires 35% special attack and deals up to 50% more damage and lowers your opponent's Defence level by 30% Correct Korasi’s sword stats/make the spec work again Obtainability: Blood money Currently there’s two ways of gathering/getting blood money. Killing wilderness bosses. You get approx 100-200 blood money per wilderness boss kill. So let’s say you’ll have to kill 4600 wilderness bosses to buy Necklace of Anguish (700000/150) Sounds fair, doesn’t it? Player Killing You get between 130-300 BM per PLAYER KILL. Doesn’t matter what killstreak they’re on or how much they’re risking. Introduce hotspots Currently there’s no hotspots at all. A hotspot is essentially a designated area in wilderness that rewards you with more Blood money/PVP drops. These should shift between Edgeville dungeon, 44s portals, Rogues castle, West dragons, Mage bank, zombie graveyard and Chaos altar. Killstreaks & shutdowns Killstreaks just marginally improves the amount of blood money you’ll get by killing a player. I.e my alt is at 261 killstreak (insane I know) and I don’t receive more than 500 blood money EVER. Introduce shutdowns. If a player were to kill a player on a killstreak they’d be awarded by extra Blood money and high chance of receiving a PVP-drop. Artifacts: These bad boys have been slept on. If you trade in artifacts to the blood money store you receive COINS (???) and it’s not a large amount at all, quite depressing actually. The best artifact gives you 8M GP. That’s just messed up. They should reward you with BM and quite frankly, give a lot more than they do at this moment. (Remove the drops from revenants or make them more rare if you were to implement this) Blood money store Whoever made this shop was awfully high on crack cocaine. What on earth was going through your mind? Putting Bandos as one of the most valuable items. Currently blood money is priced 100k ea (ISH) That would mean a Bandos set is worth 8B GP. You can combat this issue easily. Either you lower all the store prices or make blood money easier to obtain. Core issues Mage prayer: This issue has existed far too long. Mage prayer doesn't negate any damage. Tread lightly with this one so you don’t mess it up even further (read this so you’ve got a general understanding) https://oldschool.runescape.wiki/w/Protect_from_Magic Perma freeze: You’re currently able to permanently freeze a player which leads to them inevitably dying cause they couldn’t get away. The freeze effects shouldn’t overwrite the last one. The duration should be 20 seconds if someone successfully landed an Ice barrage. After the 20 seconds are over you’re supposed to get a 3 second immunity to any freezes. Doesn’t matter if it’s a brand new player that’s attacking you or if it’s still the same target. Pathing: Do I really need to explain this? Lag/delays: MOST players have got some kind of lag/delay while playing Simplicity. I’m not sure whether this is a packet loss issue or just a host issue. Sometimes my hits gets delayed by a few seconds, literally freezing the game leaving me wondering if i’ve killed my target or if i’m dead. Pid swaps: This is a thing in OSRS as well but it happens way too frequent on Simplicity. You can stake/fight a guy and PID has swapped 11 times in 20 hits, making you scared of risking your HP cause you don’t know whether he’s gonna get the PID all of the sudden.
  6. Please leave feedback boys, best of luck on the giveaway! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=393QGAH9Edc
  7. All info is in the desc, feel free to give me feedback!
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