As I previously mentioned, I’ve been playing web-based strategy MMO/wargame/thing Travian. What’s surprised me was I played it so long. It even astounded Comrade Rossignol, who couldn’t quite believe that his perpetual gaming-mayfly housemate was still having a quick prod at that web browser game when he wandered into the room. In fact, since I was playing on the x3 speed server, my condensed experience would have equalled six months in the standard, even more sedate game.
But as I said in the original post, I always knew why why I would eventually stop playing and that moment hit on Friday night. I haven’t been on since. No regrets, of course. I had my fun, but unlike when I’ve been drinking, I also know when I’ve had enough and it’s time to leave.
So here’s what it was like living in a world of Goths, Romans and Teutons for a rainy English autumn.
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