Kotaku's editor Mike Fahey has written a detailed article about his personal addiction to the popular MMORPG, EverQuest. Following tragic events in his life he details his withdrawal into the fantasy world of Norrath essentially costing him his job and sending him spiraling downward. However, Mike did something few people in this day and age do; he took responsibility for his own missteps and didn't blame the game.
I hid. I ran from my problems, hiding away in a virtual fantasy world instead of confronting the issues that might have been easily resolved if I had addressed them directly. As far as I am concerned, the only thing Sony Online Entertainment is guilty of is creating a damn good hiding place. It was my responsibility to control how much I played, and the SOE spokesperson I contacted regarding my story agrees.
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