To help you recognise if you, your partner or any of your friends may be suffering from this affliction here are some foolproof indicators of Mincraft Addiction:
1 - Creating paper-craft models of minecraft animals
2 - Watching minecraft videos on youtube
3 - Thinking in 3D
4 - Playing Minecraft
If you or anyone else you know of have participated in any of the above activities then please, first and foremost, stay calm. The worst thing you could do is go away and panic by, for example, deleting minecraft from your computer. Going cold-turkey is NOT reccomended!
Obviously there are various help centers out there to assist in overcomming addiction to Minecraft but I understand that many out there are tough enough and committed enough to beat this on their own! That's why I have compiled this guide on how to do just that.
1 - Keep playing minecraft
Everyone knows the best way to get over something is to keep doing it. This works with any addiction such as computing, drugs, sailing, alchohol, bejeweled, you name it!
Eventually you'll just get bored of whatever it is and move on, don't feel bad it happens to us all.
2 - Stop playing minecraft
After all, continuing to do something won't help you fix your addiction right? This stands to reason and cutting off your supply of adictives is a proven method of, well, just getting over it!
Try renaming minecraft.exe to DontRunMe.Txt, or even better: try to update it on a Friday - either of these methods have been proven to stop minecraft from working.
3 - Get a new, more powerful addiction
Like, say, trampolining or maybe stamp collecting...or if you're brave, girls!
Aside from being a distraction to minecraft (or in the case of girls, a distraction to everything) it will be a healthy new activity for you to be obsessed with. Remember don't do drugs!
4 - Solitary confinement
Sometimes it's best to get away from it all, to run away from the pressures of not playing minecraft. Therefore another way to get over your addiction is to craft a few iron pickaxes and keep digging down and down and down and down.
Then sit there in that hole. Doing Nothing. For an hour. Every day.
How interesting is Minecraft now eh? Eh?
I'm happy to say that by reading this guide you've already made your first progressive steps towards combatting your minecraft addiction and are no longer excited about any new features that Notch has or will be mentioning from now on. Like the new Biomes, or the idea of single-player story/adventure modes or people creating levels for others to play. You now know that this is nothing to get floopy over.
You now also know that views like this
are nothing to be impressed by or pleased with. This level was generated for me the other day which was the first time I've played in weeks after overcoming my minecraft addiction some time ago. I'm glad to say I felt no sense of awe or wonderment and only decided to climb the mountain infront of me to prove a point. What point? Well to show that I didn't care that I could climb such a
I'm glad I'm cured, and even gladder that you too will soon be free of this terrible afflication.
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