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OmegaFury Apr 21, 08
Addictions are hard to break...
I've never played WoW, but I know how hard it is to break an addiction.
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iamjoe56 Apr 21, 08
WoW needs to be let go, and this is exactly why.
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bruceleethree Apr 21, 08
I lost a friend to WoW... LOL
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iamjoe56 Apr 21, 08
I lost a friend to a chipmunk.
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snakekiller Apr 21, 08
haha this was funny, what me me laugh the most was the dudes accent, and am glad i never got into the whole WOW
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teodortenchev Apr 22, 08
I lost 2 years of my life with WoW. No big deal. I'm clean now
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teodortenchev Apr 22, 08
Just for comparison I was a smoker for over 3 years before I gave up smoking.
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RabidChinaGirl Apr 22, 08
The solution to an MMO addiction = human contact IRL.
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Shadow Dragon450 Apr 22, 08
jeez who cares what other people do? they r wasting their money to play the game and it is there life so who r we to try and interfere with other people? if u want to beat it lock it up somewhere and ask someone to hold the key. but if they want to play it good luck to em
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DeathMonkey Apr 22, 08
Ok this addiction nonsense is going too far, sure some people take the game way too far but its not to mean that playing it a bit will get you addicted for years. I've been playing it for 2 years, not excessively though, only hit lvl 70 (the maximum level) about 3 months ago. I might play it quite a bit but I know I'm not addicted because whenever my friends plan to go out, I go with them, I don't stay at home to play.

I have 3 irl friends who play the game, 1 plays it as much as me, another has stopped now due to being bored of the game and another just plays about 2 hours a week. None of them are addicted (well the first one did used to play quite alot but that just replaced tv/console time for him, so no real change)
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huntyr Apr 22, 08
This addiction nonsense has gone too far. People who are addicted to WoW will be addicted to any video game they like.

I play WoW almost everyday, its not an addiction its relaxing from a day of work. I log on, play for a couple hours and log off. no biggie.
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kspiess Apr 22, 08
Face it huntyr, your addicted.

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Guest Apr 22, 08
I would like to know at what point its an addition. I'm pretty sure that people would consider me addicted, hell I even consider myself addicted. However, I have a full time job (in an upper level position) and I have a wife (who was with me before I ever began playing). I play approx four hours a night with a end content raiding guild. I consider the guys that I play with for the most part friends. Are they my best friends? No. Do I talk to them about non-wow related things? All the time.

I work and support my gaming addiction. It has effects on my "RL" life for sure, but I also know that when I used to play drinking games with my friends in university every night of the week, it also had effects on my "RL" life.

In the end, people need to leave other people alone to lead their lives. If someone wants to lose their job, home, wife, kids, friends, and lives over a video game then darwin wins and the world continues. The gene pool didn't need them anyways.
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Guest Apr 23, 08
I love how these kinds of groups crop up once some 'new evil' comes out to threaten the American way of life, and the faulty logic they use to prop up their theories.

If I enjoy the game I am addicted? If I'm not a jackass to everyone I meet, I'm contributing to the problem? What about the people who spend their vacations and call in sick to see their favorite sports teams? Oh wait, that's not an addiction, that's 'normal.'

Call me an addict if it makes you feel superior, but I've met people I never would have known otherwise. Three people I know in WoW are in the armed forces, a handful are from Canada, and one is a college kid in Australia. I've also made friends on the east and west coast.

But wait, my experiences are invalidated, because I'm a WoW addict, and thus a social pariah. It seems my only hope of acceptance is to quit WoW and adopt a socially acceptable addiction, like alcoholism. Because that's clearly less damaging than meeting and making friends through a game.
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