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The addiction

Let’s define addiction: “This word is used in many contexts to describe an obsession, compulsion, or excessive psychological dependence” E.g: Crime, money, work addiction, compulsive overeating, gambling and computer/gaming addiction.” (thanks wiki!) This is the most common definition for this word. Now let’s talk about World of Warcraft’s aspects and derivated social problems, most of them mentioned in TV shows, magazines, and discussion forums. WoW has reached an audience of over 10 million (According to Blizzard Entertainment) and has sales records of billions of dollars. By consequence of this is, thousands of people are showing emotional problems and situations that are affecting their personal lives all related to the most famous and played MMORPG. Several Psychological field analysis’ suggest that from 10% to as high as 40% of these players could be addicted. This could mean that from 930,000 to 3,720,000 people are addicted to WoW. People addicted to this games, have frequently problems when taking decisions because it’s difficult for them to distinguish Fantasy from reality, and have severe social relationships problems (with friends, relatives, etc). Documented problems that addicted people experience: -Kids dropping out of school from failing grades due to a video game addiction -Kids, Teens and youngs isolate themselves from society, start having problems with close friends and relatives, and in some cases they commit suicide. - Health and emotional damage caused from sitting in front of the computer for such long periods of time. -Adults getting divorced because of the lack of communication and responsibility and obsession with the game. -Adults skipping work just to keep playing the games. Some countries such as China have developed game restrictions, to avoid getting these problems, the one used is “Anti-online game system”, it consists in modifying and editing the in-game development so that benefits gained slower down according to the hours played. So people remember to watch your conducts and keep in mind that not only WoW causes a severe addiction but ALL games have the potential to be addictive. Fore more information refer to Computer Addiction Services. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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    Wtfff. Go and get addicted to drugs, much more fun than WoW.
    Come to think of it, I have more fun taking a shit than I did when I tried WoW.
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    Posted by EEMUMAN

    Some people have died, because they couldn't stop playing WoW, but seriously it's not our problem, it's theirs!

    Also mind to give us a SOURCE link, where'd ya copy & pasted this.

    There isn't A SOURCE link, cause it's not just copy/paste.
    At the end says that YOU can search for Computer Addiction Services for more info, here I'll make it easy www.google.com
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    Please make it more readable
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    Wall of text is a wall of text.
    TL;DR

    Also if you ever become addicted to anything it's your fault, always. No exceptions.
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    I used to be addicted to WoW. After raiding at level sixty for ages and a half the game suddenly completely lost its appeal to me and I stopped playing until Burning Crusade came out. I never got hooked during the Burning Crusade, and since then I've cancelled my account numerous times and eventually come back. As of right this moment I'm still unable to become re-addicted to the game so I just play spur of the moment as I would an FPS game.

    WoW hasn't really affected my social life in any way, though. =/

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    Posted by Mxmlln

    Wall of text is a wall of text.
    TL;DR

    Also if you ever become addicted to anything it's your fault, always. No exceptions.


    THis.
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    I'm not a WoW player myself, but I still find it hilarious how people complain about it so much.

    Most of you guys spend most of your time on the computer doing a lot of random stuff.
    How is it that any less sad than playing one specific game all the time?
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    I had a seizure a couple years ago when I played CS:S non-stop. Luckily I hit my head on my bed-frame and came to. :)

    I'll die the way I lived son, gaming. Well that or being stabbed multiple times. One or the other.
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    Posted by Amen

    I'm not a WoW player myself, but I still find it hilarious how people complain about it so much.

    Most of you guys spend most of your time on the computer doing a lot of random stuff.
    How is it that any less sad than playing one specific game all the time?


    Random stuff or maybe very specific stuff (Porn).
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    Kindly leave this forum area.

    This forum is for players to discuss this game, not for flamers to post things to further (or start) a flame war.

    Marked and recommended for deletion.
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    I've been addicted to WoW, and never drugs. Why is this?

    But it's pretty easy to quit WoW, you just think about how much time your wasting and how boring it is and BLAM you're playing it once a month.
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    Alot of people made fun of a kid in my school because he played WoW and was addicted to it. He stopped playing it. I played it once for about 10 mins. Kind of a nerdy game (no offence to you hardcore WoW players out there).
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    Posted by battlemech7

    Kindly leave this forum area.

    This forum is for players to discuss this game, not for flamers to post things to further (or start) a flame war.

    Marked and recommended for deletion.


    This is WOW's GENERAL forum, and there isn't any other subcategory.
    As you can read, everybody is discussing the topic kindly, there's no intention to start a flame war, these are real facts, that have happend with this game and many others, so I suggest you reconsider your report, and dont rush reporting a Thread just because you're not agree, instead of that, -Discuss as much as you like...read guidelines.
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    Well coming down from crack is alot more painful than coming down from WoW is.
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    Pure copy paste..

    and why the hell are they ALWAYS blaming wow for the problems this world got?
    why not blame Age of Conan or Guild Wars?

    AoC is much more bloody and realistic then wow. you can even cut someones head of.
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    Maybe I was just not 1337 enough, but I never understood how anyone could play this game longer than 1 hour and not get bored to death.
    I still know my combination to take out any monster. ctrl-1 -> 0934655555555555
    Guess which class I was :D
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    Posted by dark_lord

    Pure copy paste..

    and why the hell are they ALWAYS blaming wow for the problems this world got?
    why not blame Age of Conan or Guild Wars?

    AoC is much more bloody and realistic then wow. you can even cut someones head of.


    Its not "ALWAYS blaming wow".
    It is the most popular MMORPG and has the more quantity of users, so the more potential conflicts. Read the thread.
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    Humanity will perish because of WOW?

    We're screwed.
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