I play these games because it’s nice to feel worthwhile and part of a community, to have people who really do like you, even if it’s not real. I started playing when I was suffering severe agoraphobia and social withdrawal. It made me feel better and helped inspire me to go outside again, even if it was just to my backyard for gardening. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll stop playing once my life feels put together again… It’ll still be special to me even then, of course!