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5-14-2009 @ 8:10AM
it is sad that these posts are even necessary. if you don't have enough self control to keep wow as the game that is is then simply don't play it.
5-14-2009 @ 8:16AM
Agreed.Gaming (specially WoW) is often seen as "addictive", and a "bad" one just because a group of idiots said so. The worst though is that people keep mentioning over and over again.
5-14-2009 @ 8:19AM
Not necesarrily.I went through a period in high school where all I wanted to do was play video games. It was at the point where I was introduced to wow and I was addicted immediatley. Even on non-raid nights, especially weekends, where i wasn't doing anything, I would play wow instead of going out with friends, etc. My grades fell alot during this time, as well as all of my relationships, teachers, parents, friends etc.Turns out I had clincial depression. I got help, and now I'm fine and can control my wow play responsibly (when I actually have responsibilities, see my post below, lol) Point is, addiction to wow is not always the problem in and of itself. It's usually a sign pointing to a larger problem. Seeing as there is a large portion of people who visit this site who are of the same age i was when i went through that period, I think its pretty good post to make.
5-14-2009 @ 8:27AM
I don't give two cents for an addiction with no physical abstinences after you stop. It doesn't have much to do with self-control either because self-control is born out of the lust you have for something.It's when you don't really want good grades you stop doing your homework, and it's when you don't really like your social situation you start prefering your online one. People who do either should really take their lives up to review because they're heading in a direction they don't want to take.I knew a guy who dropped out of several majors and blamed it on world of warcraft, he talked about addiction and he honestly did nothing but play day and night for an entire year. Then he started a new major, Biology, and started playing less and less until he eventually stopped. Not because he wanted to stop playing but because his new major, and the likeminded people, were just more exciting.
5-14-2009 @ 9:06AM
@happydays: I totally agree, with everything. I really don't think you can become "addicted" to a game, but then again I don't know that many gamers. Some people who play too much knows this and just needs a kick in the behind to get their gears going.In the end, I'd like to point out that it's *very* important that you don't give credibility to problems that aren't really worth it. If you start thinking you have problems, when in actuality it's not that big of an issue, then they come alive.
5-14-2009 @ 8:52AM
As a teacher and a parent I applaud this article because oftentimes there are younger folks playing who are wondering just how to regulate their playing time with their other activities. Reading about how others do so responsibly offers them some ideas on how to apply them to their lives. We read so much about how people are "addicted to Wow" that it does raise the question and concerns for many. It's refreshing to see information on organizational skills and many readers may just carry some of these ideas with them for a life time. Thank you.
5-14-2009 @ 12:36PM
I'm going to agree with Charlie that WoW "addiction" is not a true addiction, but most likely a symptom of some other psychological issue, usually depression.
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