This is badged as a thread about gaming but really I think it is a thread about friendships. The way I interpret this is you have a craving for social contact but the main avenue you have to get that is via gaming. Your social group was tied to gaming and that took a back seat for others as times move on. Maybe you need to look for some other sort of social engagement? That said, the timing of this post is a bit odd, as the recent quarantine periods have brought quite a lot of older people back to gaming. I only play one game online and have done for over 20 years, and with lots of countries going into lockdown etc there's been a bit of an uptick in old-timers coming back to it because their normally hectic lives have been put on hold to some extent. I've been WFH for about 3.5 months now which is saving me about 18hrs a week in commuting time. I guess I'm different in that I can still get big highs from gaming without the social interaction. I'm 40 and not even close to getting bored yet, it's kind of the opposite, I crave having more time to spend gaming.