MCOC OCD Kabam: I need help
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I’m obsessed with this game, technically for champion collection and roster completion. I know nobody cares and I don’t play war. Every time I flex, my post was either deleted or negatively commented. Now quicksilver cavs are about to come, I’m so worried about my bank card. You know what I spent 50 Odins on Hercules cavs last year! Kabam why are your odds so cruel? But I have OCD, esp kabam made him the second highest prestige champ. I really wanna go for him, but at the same time, I’m so stressed about the gamble. I’m so broke because of this game. I know you guys might be laughing at me, but I really don’t know how to escape from this OCD! And the featured 6 star crystal is also not guaranteed, I’ve tried 20 still no Hulkling! Kabam would you please show me some love? I do need help!
OP, if you genuinely can’t stop then it’s time to remove your credit card from your account, talk to someone, get help.
Start off with not spending for a month, if you can’t do that then you should get some help. We play the game to enjoy it, not feel guilty about the amount you spend.
1. quit the game
2. seek psychological help
3. remove your ability to buy things
Going into heavy credit card debt to play a video game would be a horrible thing to do.
Thanks for your post. Impulsive spending and OCD are serious issues that require serious attention. As much as I'm an advocate for the game, it's also my job to look after the community. Please don't do anything to put yourself in serious financial debt as a result of this game. Please seek help if your impulses to spend are stronger than your willpower to protect your financial interests.
Thank you to the community members offering advice and support.
edit: Jax never disapoints, such a mvp
It's unnecessary, also not allowed by per forum rules (unless that other account is someone posting for you, which is still weird)
1) you have diagnosed OCD. Then seek help of a professional, because it's a real illness. And I mean it, what you described seems like a big issie that needs medical attention asap
2) you just claim to have OCD, while in reality it is just a disguised alibism. In that case you would have to get yourself disciplined. I don't believe this is the case tho.
Spending of 50 odins...you need to quit the game an seek some help. If this post is serious (could be screwing with all of us to get good comments on your photos), $5,000 for one character, you really should get some help. That is unhealthy.
Jokes aside, u should let someone else handle ur finances for a while, because clearly u have good income and a game addiction, i also love this game, but u re just flushing ur money through the drain m8, so since its something u obviouslly cant control and u know that, u should have someone to pump the breaks for u
Second, if you're serious about having an issue with spending impulsively on MCOC, then I have two options for you, one that requires discipline, and one that presumes discipline will fail.
The first one: save for the next one. Quicksilver is not going to be the last high prestige game added to the game. There will be another, and another, and another. Tell yourself you're not going to spend in QS, because you're saving for the next one. When the next one comes along, save for the next one. Break the cycle of spending impulsively by redirecting that impulse to a closely related impulse: saving up for the next target. Hopefully, this will allow you to step out of the cycle of doing things impulsively and start thinking strategically. After all, you can always obliterate your finances on crystals tomorrow if you want. It doesn't have to be today. Tell yourself, tomorrow's crystals will always be better. So just don't buy them, today.
Second: lock your money up. Go to your local bank, ask about their best certificates of deposit. They require you to buy them and hold them for a substantial amount of time, six months, a year, two years, or even more. If you have $5k and you're worried you'll spend it one something stupid, spend it one something smart instead. Buy a financial investment that sends the money out of reach. All you have to do is be disciplined on the one day of the year those things mature and you have to roll them back into another thing. The rest of the year, you don't have to worry, because you can't spend it.
Also, cut up your credit cards. No one who spends impulsively should have credit cards. They will eventually destroy you. Destroy them first.
No matter how silly the OP, you always put a lot of genuine thought and wisdom into your posts which are very enjoyable to read.
OP. DNA is right. I’m an impulsive spender as well, so I bought bonds for almost 8 years until I decided to invest what I had saved. Essentially, I tried to make it difficult to access my own savings. I am hoping that you can do the same.