It pains me to think that someone could blame a fantasy computer game that is there to add some fun and pleasure into ones moments for there unfortunate circumstances. I believe you should be able to make friends in almost any forum however with all friendships comes the chance of being hurt. A wiseman once said your worst enemy comes with a smile and its obvious to me that you have had many smiles because of Avatar. I have also and understand that there are the good and bad however I agree with Honoria here. You should limit your IRL as if you were on a personal site and such. I came into this MUD because of IRL friends however now I love being able to log on when I can. It kinda reminds me of Norm from Cheers. Anyways, dont blame the MUD obviously it helped you to get through some difficult times.