Aug 15th 2011 10:23PM True, but mascara tastes funky.
Jan 27th 2011 10:25AM I'd caution you not to be too dismissive, however.
The DSM IV only acknowledges addictions and dependencies that involve chemical or other physiological changes to the body via substances - and unfortunately still leaves out other non-substance related issues.
Adrenaline junkies, gambling addicts, sex addicts and computer addicts all experience very real compulsions, and will certainly seek to fulfill them even to the detriment of their relationships with job, family or friends.
Their actions closely resemble those of an addict; many fit the definition for dependency or addiction up until the point where a substance crosses the blood-brain barrier.
Of course one could argue that the substance is already "inside" the brain, by way of naturally occurring hormones that are being unnaturally stimulated.
All that to say, while doctors and psychologists debate the semantics and research their findings, there are people who are "addicted" to inane things such as WoW and who have lost jobs, friends and have even suffered a negative impact on their health and education.
I should know - I lost all four.
Jan 10th 2011 3:09PM I guess over-reacting with huge changes/nerfs could be worse. I'm happy they are at least letting us know it's being looked at.
Nov 23rd 2010 12:32PM There's a second one? I'm guessing this counts still ...
Nov 17th 2010 3:05PM But I'm still slightly disappointed - I was looking forward to seeing which prediction for a pet was right! There were so many good choices!
Nov 17th 2010 10:03AM For those interested, here is the link.
Nov 17th 2010 10:02AM On the Windrunner Realm Forums there is an epic thread. It has lasted for years, seeing multiple inceptions, posters and topics of discussion. Discussions of fun things in the WoWverse, to what the days' lunch should be, to announcements of marriage and "WoWized songs" and everything in between.
The thread was simply named "Hi". And when it reached the cap a second thread was created, named "Hi Thread v 2.0". It too eventually reached its max posting limit and was locked.
Today we say good bye to eachother, remembering those who have left the game and realm and celebrating those who have joined:
"Hi Thread v 15.0" will be locked - and those who knew it will shed a silent tear.
Nov 9th 2010 1:29PM True, IW started the CoD franchise. Of course it'd be nice if they stayed true to their roots as well - MW2 wasn't exactly a stellar game for their original fans (read PC gamers).
If they abandon me, I'll not cry when someone does their game better.