Kate Cox: It's been a few years since I first started to suspect I might have a problem.
I played the Mass Effect games as an infiltrator. I played the Dragon Age games as a rogue. I tried Guild Wars 2 as a thief and dabbled in World of Warcraft as a rogue. I tried Star Wars: The Old Republic as a smuggler. In Fallout 3 and New Vegas I always leveled up my sneaking and speech ahead of everything else. Even in BioShock I tended to crouch and crawl carefully, keeping to shadows, in search of my next destination.
Clearly, I have a preferred way to play. But recently, I've been realizing that my preferences have become my habits, and that my habits have become a comfort zone I've become walled into without meaning to.