When it comes to games like Skyrim and Fallout, I have a problem…I’m a cyber-hoarder. Now this may not seem like a big deal to some…but I know it’s not a good thing…and to a certain extend it hinders my gameplay experience.
I find myself looting everyone and anything I can get my
grubby little hands on…taking things I don’t need and most likely will never
use. I take so much crap that my guy can’t even run…he’s walking along like a
snail…and very well equipped snail…but nevertheless still a snail.
I’m killing everyone I come across…friend or foe it doesn’t
matter…because when they’re lying on the ground dead I can loot them and that’s
all that matters. Am I sick…maybe…am I crazy…most likely…but do I have a lot of
fun while doing it…heck yeah I do.
I also make sure to have a dwelling in these games…and not
so that I am protected from the elements and the dangerous that lurk…but so I
have a place to store my stuff. I find that I spend just as much time sorting
through my stuff…as I do playing the game…and that is not good.
I got chests, dressers and closets full of useless crap…some
of which is really cool and probably would have been a lot of fun to use while
playing…but oh well at least I had it all stored away nice and safe…all thanks
to my stupid obsession.
You want to know how bad I have it…I’m even carrying and
storing things I know have absolutely no use and/or value whatsoever…things
like eating utensils, random clothes and even empty bottles. I even have a special
place for this stuff in my dwelling...it’s like the junk drawer in the kitchen…and
I’m ashamed to admit it’s full.
What am I to do…I know they have TV shows for real life
hoarders…but what about us cyber-hoarders…where can we go for help!? Is there a
YouTube channel, Facebook or even a MySpace that can help people like me…or am
I just out of luck?
How can someone overcome this obsession…there are so many
cool gadgets, gear and weapons to collect in these games and I want it all…even
if I don’t use any of it. I know some would say just stop…but that is a lot
easier said than done. Some may also say to not play games like Skyrim and
Fallout…and my response to them would be, “yeah right”…these games freaking
I guess I will just continue down the path I’m on…regardless
of how destructive it is. I know I’m wasting a lot of time by playing this way…but
I’m okay with that…because when all is said and done it is actually a lot of
fun. Don’t ask me why…because I don’t know…it just feels right.