I am Danish and was born in 1977.
I don’t know why I haven’t found this game before now and I am sad. But I am glad, that I have learned about it, because I get the feeling, that it will take a place among the games I’ve played for many hours.
I started playing games on a ZX spectrum and after that Amiga. Back then I do not remember grinding games. But there were games I played a lot on Amiga, to name a few: Civilization, the secret of monkey island, lemmings, cannon fodder, sensible soccer, golden axe, dune 2, eye of the beholder, f29 retaliator, space crusade, north and south, wings, populous and probably a lot more that I have forgotten.
Then I got a pc. The first game I remember playing a lot on pc was warlords, but the hours spend there was nothing compared to my first gaming addiction. I remember getting the demo for Diablo and it blew me away. Here was something that I hadn’t seen before and it was amazing. Even though it was a demo I stopped playing anything else for a week and after that I kept coming back to it.
I am not going to make a long story about the rest of the games I played, but just list the ones, that I remember feeling addictive too (forgetting time and thinking about, when not playing):
There are other games I have played, but those are the ones I have played the most hours. I have also played world of warcraft, titan quest, diablo 3 and a maybe a few I have forgotten, but did not get addicted, played them a lot, but no addiction.
Now what is my hope for Grim Dawn? Not an addiction to be honest, but close. Its something special to have a game you really enjoy, so you look forward to coming home for work to play it, but with real life commitments it isn’t a healthy thing, when you stay up too late, so you are tired at work or when you skip real life events to play (only happened a few times for me, but it did happen), then it is not good.
That’s enough about me. I hope I will continue to find Grim Dawn fun and be an active member on this forum, when I have questions, comments and answers (if I become knowledgeable enough).