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I need an escape and I'm struggling to find one.

Postby ATeaWithBee » February 22nd, 2021, 5:35:28 pm

Hi, all!
I used to have an account here about ten years ago when I was 11-12ish and it was something I would want to do everyday. I don’t remember when or why I stopped using it but I always regretted it and occasionally tried to get back on but forgot the password and email and never made a new account.

Around 14-15 I developed a chronic pain condition. and lost a lot of the hobbies that I had previously loved. Because of this, I turned to other not so healthy ways to cope with the stressors happening around me. I felt that many of my needs were overlooked throughout highschool and so my dangerous coping mechanisms worked for me. Now that I’m an adult and in college I’ve distanced myself from my family and have tried to stop coping in damaging ways. This has proved to be more difficult than I thought because with covid, my small friendgroup has become nonexistant (the friends I had being more in person people than text or call), with school being online, I can’t make new friends and am struggling in classes that I previously wouldve been ok in, with my chronic pain worsening, I can’t do the things I want to do. My hands hurt, all the time, I can’t take notes, I can’t play the instruments that I used to be able to play, I can’t draw and even dropped an illustration major a few years back because it just isn’t feasible, I can’t sew or knit, and I can’t even get off (lol).

I need some way to cope because right now I’m just not doing anything to cope at all. I did the animal crossing thing last summer but burnt myself out in a few months. I’ve tried phone games, ipad games, switch games, some pc games, watching movies, listening to music, getting new toys and stuffed animals and I just don’t know what else to do. I thought that magistream might be a good way to escape the real world but it’s honestly kinda dead especially the roleplay stage as far as i can tell (*edit: it’s also entirely possible that I’ve just rejoined at a dead time or haven’t been on long enough to notice which areas are still active). I feel like magistream has the best art and lore of any online pet click games that I’ve looked at (mostly around 10 years ago) and the least amount of pay real money to get the creatures you like. I used to really like a website called Ponystars that shut down and someone remade it as PonyIsland? which I never really liked (*edit: after reading a thread about why ponystars shut down it seems that they stole their art and primary idea from ponyvallee which stole it from ponyisland), I liked the website Exhibited but it’s even more dead and I don’t remember the forums every being that poppin to begin with. I like the art of Lioden but I don’t like how overcustomizable the lions are and how hard it is to get the things you want without paying real money (at least from what I remember).

Overall I’m reaching out for some advice or recommendations for websites or games that have a decently active community. (*edit: I also want to just say that I love magistream, I love the layout of the website, I love the creatures, and the forums. I just need some sort of community now because I feel like I don’t exist and I feel like magistream forums were always a safe space for me to try to be myself and genuinely express my interests when I was younger) Thanks.
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Re: I need an escape and I'm struggling to find one.

Postby ATeaWithBee » February 22nd, 2021, 11:39:16 pm

A follow up since I’ve been procrastinating schoolwork I need to do all day. I joined Dappervolk which there was a beta for but the official site launched in july I think. I really like the art, it’s cute. It seems to have a good balance of independant stuff you can do and community forums. Only first day playing it though so not sure it’ll stick.
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Re: I need an escape and I'm struggling to find one.

Postby BradTheMad » February 23rd, 2021, 10:08:23 am

Everybody is struggling with the pandemic and other things happening currently but being a chronic pain patient makes it even more difficult. I have the same issues but for me going offline and trying to be in nature was the answer.
I take it that is not possible in your situation.

What sort of games would you be interested in? Mainly adoptable pet games or would you also be interested in RPG's? The latter genre has much more games to choose from and generally possess very active communities.
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Re: I need an escape and I'm struggling to find one.

Postby ATeaWithBee » February 23rd, 2021, 4:37:52 pm

Thanks for your post, BradTheMad. I do enjoy nature but it's difficult to do some things, especially being winter where I am, it's cold and gross lol. I've only connected with online people through adoptable pet games and those are the ones that I've been able to get into the most. I've played RPGs but none recently. I struggle to invest myself into a game, especially when first starting.
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Re: I need an escape and I'm struggling to find one.

Postby ATeaWithBee » March 1st, 2021, 12:32:26 am

Almost a week update. I’ve been on dappervolk for awhile. I enjoy it and really love the creatures and artwork but don’t know if it’s something I will truly get into. I just remember the way I used to be online, like I would truly escape into a different world when I got on magistream. I’m thinking maybe I could start a blog and just do my own character and world building. I definetly think I could but I just don’t know if anyone would be interested in it. I know thats not the point of some things, that other people acknowledge it. One thing I really struggle with, especially recently is feeling like I don’t exist, which is why I’m trying to find an active community that I feel I can actually contribute to.

I read a couple of things about the creator of dappervolk (I can link to the sources if anyone wants it) but some of their past behavior as a creator online has been problomatic and I’m not sure how I feel about it.

So overall I still don’t know what to do but if anyone is interested in possibly doing a roleplay with me I’d be interested, I have a lot of world buildings ideas and have experience with roleplays in the past. I would like to do a more dnd style roleplay since I havent been able to play dnd. I don’t know if I would want to actually use 5e ruling or anything but more have me act as an npc that helps lead the story along and have a group of players. I’ll probably post on this post agian if I have time to work on any ideas or find any fun escapism things or really anything else I think kindof goes along with this post in general.

*edit: I do think I’m gonna stick arround on magistream and work on getting some breeding pairs and maybe try to get a gifting chain going, I know there used to be a wishing well post that I really enjoyed helping with but I’m not sure if it’s still around.

I know there are always lurkers so if youre more comfortable with dms, please reach out. I know sometimes I lurk a lot and it makes it hard to realise that real people are on the other side and you can’t make friends or connections or community without reaching out.
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Re: I need an escape and I'm struggling to find one.

Postby BradTheMad » March 1st, 2021, 6:16:54 am

You could open up an interest thread in the roleplay section of this forum.
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