@Milamber It sounds like you don’t have enough of an understanding of “mental illness”.
I have been the product of bullying for most of my life, plus other traumas that I have, unfortunately, been able to overcome. I have tried to lead a normal life as you have said. I can’t. I am unable to step into public places by myself. I’m not able to stand up for myself outside of my own home. I am afraid of people IRL. I can’t change that.
I brought this onto the forums because the chat system in-game is flawed. I can’t go to “Peer Support”. All that was there were immature people. It was an atypical chatroom. As far as making changes to be more comfortable, I have done that. In fact, my current alliance has already made me an elder three days into being in their alliance. They come to me for advice. I feel like I am part of a team, and everyone in there has been extremely supportive.
You are not being placed into a “dystopia” as you have so put it. Your basis on how I should handle a game that I find as a hobby for myself is flawed. You are telling me that I have two options–stop playing because I don’t like my treatment, or “suck it up” because it is a game.
I was affected, not by the game, but real people. Something that I am still to this day learning to cope with and against. And, I shouldn’t have to stop something i enjoy because the person on the other side of the screen is either harassing me, making me uncomfortable to the point of having issues that I can’t tolerate because of mental issues, or any other factor you want to throw at me.
I’m wired differently than the atypical normal person. Sounds like you need to accept that and appreciate that I took the steps to make the changes so I could continue to keep playing a game I love.