LOTRO and my life

By: Derek S.

Online gaming this semester has really shortened my avaiable time to do other things. If we were just playing for fun it would be ok because I could log on whenever it was convenient. Instead, I feel obligated to log on instead of doing other homework in order to level up that week. It also has led my social life to be less active. There has been more than one occasion when my roommate invites me to go hang out with some friends and I can’t because im doing “homework,” a.k.a. LOTRO. It also cuts into my practice time on tuba. There have been several weeks where I have bypassed practicing to stay in and play the game. I’m not saying that I don’t enjoy the game, but I just don’t feel like it’s fun when I want to be doing something else but I have to play the game in order to keep up in class.