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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Talk View Post
    wow pve =group gambling
    wow pvp = mutiplayer gaming.
    Im a retired veteran of the old GM syste, and BC arena. Gladiator, justticar, and several times rank 11. And I firmly believe only like 2% of the time u spend playing is worth it on a reward (fun) for investment (time emotion thought energy).
    TO me, its a pretty horrible return.
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    I farm lvl80 heroics for rep and badges, not gear;
    Dailys for rep and gold;
    And I farm Shcholazar Basin for Seronite and Titanium ore....the latter I use for my daily Titansteel smelt.

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    BG till I have a full set of lvl80 epix, then it's off to arina.

    Why I play in general:
    My guild's name is Old and Grumpy: We don't play because we have no lives, we play to escape the lives we have

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    If parents would take more of an interest in there child's development I don't think this would even be an issue. It is just a video game and if done in moderation it can be fun and a good release.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What server do you play on?
    I don't play.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    I saw a guy on Dr. Phil that was so addicted to WoW that he was neglecting his wife and kids. He had gotten to the point where he felt like that was his real life. Scary!

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I saw a guy on Dr. Phil that was so addicted to WoW that he was neglecting his wife and kids. He had gotten to the point where he felt like that was his real life. Scary!
    Well first off.. Dr. Phil... should have raised some alarms.

    Secondly, addiction is addiction. If this guy did not get it via WOW then he would have gotten it via something else.

    And for the record.. WoW is too easy a game.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    WoW is too easy a game.
    PVP is getting easier, thank god hunters are being nerfed

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    PVP is getting easier, thank god hunters are being nerfed
    PVP sucks period. Hate and will always hate it... it brings out the worst in people.. have enough bullies and idiots to deal with in real life, and then also have to deal with it in a virtual world.. no thanks.

    As for WoW's PoE.. 3 days from latest expansion release to end zone being defeated.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    PVP is getting easier, thank god hunters are being nerfed
    Hunters haven't been changed at all since 3.0 patch. Is there something coming?

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    PVP sucks period. Hate and will always hate it... it brings out the worst in people.. have enough bullies and idiots to deal with in real life, and then also have to deal with it in a virtual world.. no thanks.
    Stress brings out the worst in people, it's just more common in PvP then PvE, especially battlegrounds since no one knows anyone else.

    Organized arena teams is another story altogether. Typically composed of friends and guildies, comradery makes arena much more fun than most anything else, imo.

    In any event, nothing beats a guild raid on a Hord city....that's what I'm all about.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    As for WoW's PoE.. 3 days from latest expansion release to end zone being defeated.
    For the guild Drow, yeah. These 1%ers do nothing but play WoW.

    Your typical player who has a life, be it a wife and kids or high school and a part time job, has just recently reached max lvl and won't be seeing any end-game content for a while.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Kayleigh Katz View Post
    World of Warcraft, which creates a vast interactive world for the gamer to explore, has grown into one of the most popular of all online games. More than 11million people worldwide are registered as players.
    But the popularity of the game has led many experts to have concerns over the extent to which youngsters are developing unhealthy addictions.
    Dr Richard Graham, a child psychiatrist at the Tavistock Centre, said: "Some of my clients will discuss playing games for 14 to 16 hours a day at times without breaks and for those the consequences are potentially very severe.
    "The problem with World of Warcraft is the degree it can impact and create a socially withdrawn figure who may be connecting with people in the game and is largely dropping out of education, social opportunities."
    Some of the childen referred to him even failed to attend appointments because they were playing the game, he told the BBC.

    more at link...

    Are video games too addictive? Should we be concerned? Maybe this is the wrong crowd to ask.


    I have an adult relative that is addicted to that game....it`s his whole life..he actually spends real money to buy role playing equipment for the game...PATHETIC!....but I guess there is an addiction for everything.

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