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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    People can get addicted to anything. I am 22 and play wow, but I also am in college so I have to balance my time. The reason people play wow a lot is because it's a time consuming game. It's competitive, it has a real economy in it and that in and of itself can be engrossing. Not to mention raiding. These raids can take up to 2-4 hours. Of course most guilds (groups of players that play together) are understanding if you have to hit the sack or go do something, but some are not. Some people expect you to be on at a certain time to get certain things accomplished in the game. If you are not on, these things cannot be done. So a lot of the time it's frustrating when people that you are counting on don't show up. People don't want to be kicked out of their "group" because they might have played this game for 2 years with these people, talking, gotten to know them etc. They don't want to just screw them over and not show up, it's rude. So i can see why certain people can really get into it. The fact is, WoW is not just some "nintendo , singleplayer videogame" that you can just shut off. ( i mean you could, but the effects can be damaging to friends/other players who were totally counting on you.) That's why people play so much, etc. In my experience at least.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    I played Dark Age of Camelot for quite a long time. Had multiple 50's on various servers. It just got so boring after a while. If you weren't grinding you were out in the Frontiers getting zerged. TOA ruined big boy PVP. The BG's were the funnest part of the game. At least then it seemed somewhat balanced and challenging. My experience with DAOC is the primary reason I'm hesitant to join another MMORPG like WoW.

    I am however just a tad curious about Warhammer. Anyone have any experience there? I thought Rivrrat did, can't remember.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    I played Dark Age of Camelot for quite a long time. Had multiple 50's on various servers. It just got so boring after a while. If you weren't grinding you were out in the Frontiers getting zerged. TOA ruined big boy PVP. The BG's were the funnest part of the game. At least then it seemed somewhat balanced and challenging. My experience with DAOC is the primary reason I'm hesitant to join another MMORPG like WoW.

    I am however just a tad curious about Warhammer. Anyone have any experience there? I thought Rivrrat did, can't remember.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Irony....



    ...weren't we just talking about buying gold?
    Last edited by Jerry; 04-02-09 at 11:28 PM.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I like to play Modhammer.
    I like to play getinfractedhammer!

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Irony....



    ...weren't we just talking about buying gold?
    That's called target marketing.
    "Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head."
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    That's called target marketing.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Um...Betrayer of Humanity is BoP, n00b
    I wouldn't whore myself out to the entire raid...just the Master Looter.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    I haven’t logged in for 21 days…no withdraw symptoms…doesn’t seem like an addiction to me.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I haven’t logged in for 21 days…no withdraw symptoms…doesn’t seem like an addiction to me.
    I haven't logged on for just over 2 weeks, already i'm getting tetchy and wondering what has been happening.
    I'm seeing if i can last one month without logging on ...


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