That's true. When I hooked up with this game, I was going through a difficult time of work stress. The hard time passed, but the game stayed.
I got friends here, I met some people that I appreciate and what it costs me most is to get rid of people.
But I have taken time to other activities that I devoted years of learning and study. In the first place to Egyptology. I receive messages every day from people who ask me why I have not presented any thesis for months.
Then to photography, I love taking pictures and I even won some prizes in contests.
Like you, I have to take the right way. Except for the people I've met here, an internet game does not leave anything worthwhile in life, you learn nothing for what you deserve to live.