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When you reach a certain age you stop living in the moment and start focusing on winning more then fun. The concept of loosing was not ever in your mind when playing. Your mentality shifts. I have a hard time to give an exact date or game but I think it was around The Legend of Zelda to the NES. I think I was 9.

I know this looks sad but I still enjoy games. It’s not black and white.
10 days ago - Vaknar - Direct link
So, I think I understand what you're getting at here.

For me, it was when I got into competitive gaming and eventually Esports.

I struggle to play single-player RPGs these days despite how much I love them because it's easier for me to hop on and grind competitive in multiplayer games. Sometimes, I don't even have fun but rather just a drive to win when I do so :sweat_smile:

This is one of the reasons why I love MMORPGs so much. I get the best of both worlds :)