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So I started playing tanks on the 6th of June 2012 & seriously since 26th December 2013, literally spent thousands on this "hobby" and spent weeks of my life playing it, at the expense of real life. Came to the realisation that my real life WN8 sucks doing the tinder challenge with Pity and speaking to some actually cool people on there. So I need to pad it, really fucking fast. Full E 50 APCR spam time. So...

 

Dear WoTLabs,

 

How do you lead an interesting life? What excites you? What are your passions/hobbies... Idk, I seem at a loss, I jumped into this shit to escape the death of one of my closest friends & am fed up with this being such a staple in muh life... How into real world?

 

Cheers

Gash

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I'm kinda a speed addict, I ride dirt bikes for fun and try to come as close to death as possible it appears... Other than that, I fish A LOT, and play sports like rugby, cricket and golf.

 

Edit: Oh and im a gym rat now, which I started early this year.

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Get a gym membership > Become fit >

Maybe find a sport you enjoy...I've found that physical activities are the best ones, not only do they give you something to do.  They keep you healthy and are actually fun once you get into it.  Gym membership is the best ROI I can imagine. Those couple of hours every week probably added a few years for me to live longer. 

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Well, I'm only 14.

 

If video games excite you, then why not just keep playing it?

Sure, you might not be able to always play because of financial issues,

But you should do whatever you're good at (Which is obv tenks)

 

If you don't think video games are exciting for you, then explore as many new options as you can.

Whether it be something you've never done before,only tried for a minute,or another thing you've put a lot of time into.

 

Just make sure you always have friends,whether they are online or irl.

 

P.S. I lyke alot of things,but mainly readin,drawin,and vidgaemz

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I'm kinda a speed addict, I ride dirt bikes for fun and try to come as close to death as possible it appears... Other than that, I fish A LOT, and play sports like rugby, cricket and golf.

 

Edit: Oh and im a gym rat now, which I started early this year.

Gotta get swole, like Spencer now. Rip unica, abandoning tenks to worship the iron.

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Sure, you might not be able to always play because of financial issues,

 

I would actually recommend against Gashtag playing even more video-games. He spends enough time on them as it is, it's time for him to utilize his body.

Financial issues aren't really a problem, I assume(yes, I assume) Gash has a PC and an internet connection. If he doesn't have money, he can still get games.

 

I'm kinda a speed addict, I ride dirt bikes for fun and try to come as close to death as possible it appears... Other than that, I fish A LOT, and play sports like rugby, cricket and golf.

 

Edit: Oh and im a gym rat now, which I started early this year.

 

I hate fishing, I can't catch anything while everyone else around me sits here going "Look what I caught". Makes me want to poison the water so that if I can't catch something, no one can.

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Get a gym membership > Become fit >

Maybe find a sport you enjoy...I've found that physical activities are the best ones, not only do they give you something to do.  They keep you healthy and are actually fun once you get into it.  Gym membership is the best ROI I can imagine. Those couple of hours every week probably added a few years for me to live longer. 

Already got one bro, been lifting for the past 2.5 years (though I'm relatively a weakling :D) - used to be really, really sporty so might pick up tennis or something... maybe I'll travel to NZ and learn to play rugby with Pity :D

 

Well, I'm only 14.

 

If video games excite you, then why not just keep playing it?

Sure, you might not be able to always play because of financial issues,

But you should do whatever you're good at (Which is obv tenks)

 

If you don't think video games are exciting for you, then explore as many new options as you can.

Whether it be something you've never done before,only tried for a minute,or another thing you've put a lot of time into.

 

Just make sure you always have friends,whether they are online or irl.

 

P.S. I lyke alot of things,but mainly readin,drawin,and vidgaemz

 

Trust me, I fucking wish I could go back to 14 year old me and just live in that head space again just to get some clarity so posts like this help a lot. Cheers man. :)

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Gotta get swole, like Spencer now. Rip unica, abandoning tenks to worship the iron.

Does spencer still play? I havent talked with him in a while

Already got one bro, been lifting for the past 2.5 years (though I'm relatively a weakling :D) - used to be really, really sporty so might pick up tennis or something... maybe I'll travel to NZ and learn to play rugby with Pity :D

 

DUDE YES, you can play wing like me, ie: run like hell.

 

AND I'll teach you to ride iron ponies.

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Learn a language? I'm learning a bit of Russian, not going all out crazy with it but it's sure nice and might help me in the future.

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Does spencer still play? I havent talked with him in a while

 

 

DUDE YES, you can play wing like me, ie: run like hell.

 

AND I'll teach you to ride iron ponies.

 

Spencer called me a nerdfag for playing the game... Spencer. Can confirm he's becoming one jacked motherfucker over here. :D

 

Pity mate, you're like my brother from over the internet, a death wish from speed, painful sports & outdoor life. Come to fucking England you sick cunt! 

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Key is balance.

1) Pick up a sport. Running/swimming/tennis/rugby/football. It doesn't matter what, but get active.

2) Pick up an art. Paining/ sketching/ play an instrument/ compose/ sculpt/ photography/fasion. What ever you feel like doing. It doesn't mean you have to be good at it.

3) Extend yourself academically. Read books on philosophy, physics and fantasy. Try out puzzles. Watch shit to get informed.

4) Socialise. Meet friends more at cafe's and such. You don't have too go hundies partying it up 24/7 to be dope. I find people connect more in a 1v1 or in small group, in a nice chill environment.

 

So yeah balance. Keep video games as part of your life enjoyment, but don't let it become out of tilt per say.

 

For example a good day for me would be; go to uni and lectures (academic). Meet friends for coffee afterwards and socialise. Go home and tinker around on drums/ piano. Go off to athletics training, or go on a run/walk. Then come home and play some tanks yo.

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Learn to cook.

 

Learn how to create dishes beyond instant ramen, fried eggs and bacon. Save money while eating healthier and tailor flavors to your own liking. Look at people with contempt as you wonder why they would buy pre-prepped food and then complain about their income. Wow people with your culinary skills and deliver satisfaction to both yourself and others.

 

Most importantly, learn to avoid buying sad shit like this:

 

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Im a computer nerd, am always playing on the PC. My mother hates it, but doesnt realise that I actually love going out on a boat. Always have, since i was like 3 years old. Love fishing. I just barely ever do it any more since my dad moved out (and took the boat with him, which is actually a 28ft Yacht)

Try going out in a boat. Its great, refreshing, relaxing, quiet (well, on a yacht, a motorboat not so much) fun, and the sea air and breeze is lovely. I actually prefer motorboats, I like going fast, but yachts can be cool too. (but seriously, get a 3m RIB, stick at 15hp outboard on it, take it out 200m from shore so you dont get told off by the coastguard for breaking the law and zip around whatever bay your in, garunteed fun)

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I've just started doing some rock climbing with a friend and its been good fun. I normally play low league soccer and indoor soccer over winter but both sort of collapsed and i was always kinda shit at it. But i need to do some kind of exercise and rockclimbing yis pretty easy to pick up. Also cricket is fun but not really something you can just start without playing as a kid.

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Learn a language? I'm learning a bit of Russian, not going all out crazy with it but it's sure nice and might help me in the future.

^

 

Team sports might also be interesting.

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Learning a language is definitely the best long term option but you should only really do it if you find it fun. Plus it would greatly expand your Tinder adventures for future duels with Pity :^)

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I was a bit like you: I closed myself into gaming to avoid the "real life".

As some others said, balance is the key, you need to try and balance gaming with the rest of your life, I would not call it "real life", since during my experience in gaming I met some friends that revealed themselves to be more real than the ones I grew up with, for various reasons that I will not describe here.

 

So I said I WAS a bit like you, what changed?

I discoverd 2 things: motorbikes and taekwondo.

While I'm not proficient in any of the 2 (ie I'm not a pro biker, nor a black belt), I enjoy both a lot. Taekwondo expecially helped me in getting back into shape and training my mind at concentrating and at thinking positive, pushing my limits. The philosophy behing martial arts (any of the ones with a strong history) is something that helps forming character and building up confidence in yourself. The concentration needed to learn the moves, kicks, punches, stances acts positively on your mind and on your body. It helped with my university performance as well, for example.

My motorbike is my way of putting aside frustrations: I take my bike out and think of nothing except of the road ahead of me for a few hours, then I come back and I feel free and better again.

 

My suggestion:

-If you never tried, try to practice martial arts.

-Try to find something other than videogames that makes you "turn off" your brain for a short time.

-Do not look at gaming experience as a bad habbit. You can meet people that will be important in your life.

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You live in England, you have awesome bike trails, buy a fucking mountainbike and get fit while also having fun.

Also, you could come up here this winter, and I'd be willing to let you try and kill yourself on one of my snowmobiles :D

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