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[–] DecimateTheWeak 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I have always kept to myself irl so I prefer online friends more than real ones. Ive found that people online are more direct than people you meet face to face.

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[–] Atk0 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

they often are more direct, do you also find online people excluding trolls to be nicer?

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[–] DecimateTheWeak 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

For the most part yes. I had a pretty rough time last year and the overwhelming support I received along with wishing me the best of luck was very surprising. I learned that there are many more genuinely nicer people online than in the real world. IRL people judged me hard for the mistakes I made but on here this community atleast, gave me nothing but great support. They saw me as someone that needed help instead of a criminal/drug abuser. They gave me the courage to fight this and I'm still really grateful for everyone that sent me positive encouragement.

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[–] varialus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What are these "friends" you speak of?

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[–] Atk0 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

a strange concept misportrayed by the media, but in this case people you willingly talk (or type) to more than once without being paid to do so

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[–] varialus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've heard it's supposed to be nice. I've tried it from time to time, and while it does feel kinda nice I guess, I often end up getting anxiety after hanging out with people. It's not too bad of anxiety or anything, but it's a bit more unpleasant than the nice feeling is nice. Sometimes somebody or another doesn't give me anxiety and hanging out with them is alright I guess, but even then it's usually only alright enough to go along with them when they're interested, which is nice, but it's not alright enough to make up for the small bit of a hassle it is to do my part in maintaining the friendship, so eventually it fades away. Every so often I get interested enough to put some effort into it for a while. When I'm not interested, it feels like I'll never be interested again, but I know I inevitably will be, and that I'll have a good time and it may work out right, or it may not. Friends; meh, whatevs.

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[–] Atk0 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I do hate the loss the sarcasm online, some of my attempts at jokes depend on it, but they end up all too often seem not to go too well as the sarcasm is lost

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[–] Germ22 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well i do not have real life friends... and not really any online friends either... :(

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[–] Atk0 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Start a sub, or post a lot in one, and see who you meet!

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[–] Germ22 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

V/machinists is mine. Most links are broken now tho because of the sli.mg disappearance. I am the only one who posts there anyway.

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[–] ponchoman275 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Nothing will ever replace sitting with your friends in a tavern and enjoying a nice beer. But then again I do have some friends (mainly girls) who I can really only talk to online. I do enjoy having time to think and carefully analyze what I'm saying, especially in serious discussions. But it's easier to get a point across while speaking. I also love talking with my hands so IRL communication with friends is what I enjoy more. Now that I think of it I don't really have any fully online friends.

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[–] PM_me_your_mitts 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Both can be wonderful.

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[–] Atk0 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I agree

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[–] SushiMaster69 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A lot of my IRL friends are my online friends. School friends that have kept in touch thanks to playing the same video games and whatnot.

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[–] Atk0 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

games you find yourself most often playing?

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[–] SushiMaster69 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

World of Warships is our big go-to. But we often play Killing Floor 2 or Hearts of Iron IV. Siege too sometimes.