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The Uncreator
post Feb 16 2008, 05:00 AM
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This is why most people think gamers are lazy and dont care about anything, i guess they have never heard of Moderation.

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post Feb 16 2008, 05:10 AM
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Thats exactly why i hate WOW.


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post Feb 16 2008, 05:19 AM
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I've actually lost contact with a friend because of MMORPGs. He was pretty ok when he played EverQuest and Dark age of Camelot. It's when he started playing WOW that things got out of hand. It's been about a year since I last heard from him.

This is like alcohol there are some people who can drink reasonably and some that should never touch the stuff.


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post Feb 16 2008, 05:19 AM
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I played WoW for a month and got bored. How do people find it addicting? huh.gif laugh.gif


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post Feb 16 2008, 05:22 AM
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I dont have a problem with WOW itself, I know people that LOVE that game but they know how to manage there time so they see the outside world, these people need rehab seriously
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post Feb 16 2008, 05:23 AM
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QUOTE (Stevie·Ray·Vaughn @ Feb 15 2008, 11:19 PM) *
I played WoW for a month and got bored. How do people find it addicting? huh.gif laugh.gif


heh, me too. i thought, whats the big deal here?


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Yeah, I too know people that are addicted. One of them started playing guitar though and is playing WoW less and less now though smile.gif


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post Feb 16 2008, 05:59 AM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Feb 15 2008, 10:00 PM) *
This is why most people think gamers are lazy and dont care about anything, i guess they have never heard of Moderation.

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Thats so sad, i hate WoW mad.gif mad.gif

QUOTE (Vinicitur @ Feb 15 2008, 10:19 PM) *
I've actually lost contact with a friend because of MMORPGs. He was pretty ok when he played EverQuest and Dark age of Camelot. It's when he started playing WOW that things got out of hand. It's been about a year since I last heard from him.

This is like alcohol there are some people who can drink reasonably and some that should never touch the stuff.



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post Feb 16 2008, 06:19 AM
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When I was 13 I started playing Runescape and was an instant addict for about 8 months before switching over to WoW and playing it for about 1.5 years. While I played, I pretty much lost 3 of the most important years of my life that I will never get back and lost a bunch of friends as well. By the time I quit earlier this year, I realized that I had really gained nothing and lost so much. Don't make the same mistake.


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post Feb 16 2008, 06:30 AM
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Wow, that's pretty pathetic...I can't believe someone could get so addicted to a game blink.gif


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post Feb 16 2008, 06:45 AM
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If you take out any mention of "WOW" and replace it with "Playing The Guitar"...well I could understand a little better. I lost contact with a friend due to Evercrack.


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post Feb 16 2008, 10:00 AM
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Hey that game looks pretty good - which is why i wont even start trying to play it wink.gif laugh.gif


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post Feb 16 2008, 10:52 AM
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I played wow for like 12+ hours each day for a year or something, not because I was addicted, but because it was fun. Then, when I got bored with it, I just stopped playing. I think there might be some other reasons that they only play a game and not do anything else than addiction, it can work as somewhere to hide from "real" life, etc. I mean, you don't end up getting addicted to a game if everything else in your life is super, remember that.


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post Feb 16 2008, 01:42 PM
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There's a thread on a WOW forum somewhere saying "Yeah, these guitarists are addicted ... problem is you can never finish learning guitar it takes forever, its like a drug. I had a WOW buddy, we used to play together a lot. Since he got his guitar a year ago, I never heard from him"

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post Feb 16 2008, 01:46 PM
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I was addicted to the game "Americas Army" - no doubt about that in my mind. I would spend my entire life on there. I havent played any games since I started with guitar, im most likely addicted to that now... still its alot cooler to be addicted to a musical instrament than any computer game smile.gif


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post Feb 16 2008, 02:00 PM
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I don't know , WOW never seemed interesting for me to try it..I have some friends that play it non stop and I think its not normal..All the things they could do with that time smile.gif


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post Feb 16 2008, 02:04 PM
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I think theres a major difference between guitar and WOW, I mean, when you play guitar your always trying to get out there so other people can appreciate your music, theres no real appreciation or proper interaction from a game. Thats what is lost, that and the creative output you get from playing guitar smile.gif

In terms of people playing it 12+ hours a day, I mean, get real, what a waste, I played it for an hour and got bored (same with Guild Wars) , it was tedious, just number counting, point and click, meaningless, even the actual game didnt require a lot of thought. I dont understand how people could like it. unsure.gif


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post Feb 16 2008, 02:10 PM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Feb 16 2008, 04:00 AM) *
This is why most people think gamers are lazy and dont care about anything, i guess they have never heard of Moderation.

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post Feb 16 2008, 02:32 PM
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Thats really quite bad- i have 2 brothers that are both hooked, lucky the gamer gene missed me biggrin.gif

my older brother was lucky enough to find a girlfriend that really likes the game too, but i hope this doesnt happen to them...

Wasnt really impressed with the game- wasnt boring as such but just didnt really do it for me, tried it for 15 minutes and went to play guitar instead biggrin.gif

Thats so sad that it can affect people's lives like that though...
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post Feb 16 2008, 03:31 PM
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I've heard many stories about game addiction, and I think it is a very serious problem. I've spent a tone of time on games, and could practice a lot more and be a better player today but.... wink.gif


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