World Of Warcraft, an unhealthy addiction?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Vanquished, Apr 25, 2006.

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  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    I'm sure all of us have lost a friend to WoW, is it an addiction, a bad addiction? In my opinion it is the worst thing that could possibly happen to people who would still be nerds or loosers but now are complete hobits who stay in their rooms. When will it stop!
     
  2. Techno Child

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    he he... i never started playing that game... i too have lost a few friends to it :laugh:
     
  3. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    lol,
    I never started either :)
    But yes, friends were lost.
     
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  5. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hahaha, poor friends, poor us :(
     
  6. Brad

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    I have specifically never picked up that game because I knew what it would do to me.
     
  7. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    lol,
    It just didnt interest me...
     
  8. quixotic88

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    i am witness to the plague spreading through my school's yr12 (final grade) population...
     
  9. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    That is really sad, 12th graders are playing this game?
     
  10. Electronic Punk

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    Yup and they are all either "loladins" or druids standing in Orgrimmar seeing how many they can get to do the stupid bear dance.

    WOW is easy, guild WOW is hell :)
    I am now one of the Guild Leaders of Conviction
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  11. Slimfady

    Slimfady OSNN Dino Addcit

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    I'm still trying to recover from FFXI, i won't dare touching WoW.
     
  12. ming

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    I never liked playing RPG type games so never seen it in action.
    I read somewhere that apparently some employers were looking to employ people who played the game often for their management skills or something. lol
     
  13. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    seriously?
     
  14. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    yeah. Some guy got hired cos he runs a pretty big US WOW guild. It was on tech.memeorandum.com a while back. Digg also I think.
     
  15. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    That is sad...
     
  16. Techno Child

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    now we know what happened to EP... he got eaten by it too... NOOOO Resist EP, Resist!! :laugh:
     
  17. vern

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    If you can't control yourself, you shouldn't be playing WoW.
     
  18. falconguard

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    If I could control myself I wouldn't get in any trouble at all.
     
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    I don't play WoW (play EQ2), but I think most all good MMORPG are unhealthy addictions. :p
     
  20. Petros

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    I just got out of WoW for the second and final time. It's only an unhealthy addiction if you let it become that. Unfortunately, just to keep up and get the gear you need to explore new areas, you are forced to play it for an unhealthy amount of time. It's not so much the time involved, either, but the fact that you have to schedule your life around the game. 40-man raids don't just come together on their own. You have to tolerate guild life, which, like EP said, is hell. Our guild got to Rag in MC, but the drama in the guild had been building for months and eventually the guild fell apart.

    It seems like everyone that finally leaves the game gets a good pat on the back from people on the way out, as if they were congratulating a fellow prisoner on making parole :D