When I game, I am like a different person. I don’t act shy or keep to myself – I am bold, confident and I say things the real-life me wouldn’t dare utter. There is something about talking to people with Skype or Ventrilo during a game that puts my mind at ease. Though I have never interacted in-person with most of the people I game with, I have spoken to them like I have known them forever. I honestly wish I could take my gamer personality with me whenever I meet new people face-to-face.
Perhaps it has to do with cyberspace barrier that separates me from the people I play with, where things like eye contact and body language can’t be judged. I can let my genuine personality shine through without superficial elements getting in the way.