An un-healty addiction.
Published on August 15, 2005
Don't get me wrong, I like World of Warcraft, I play it when I can. Or rather, I play it when I have nothing better to do. I also hate WoW, I hate the fact that it consumes the time of many of my friends so much so that they neglect everything else around them. I'm not talking about a neglect in the form of a missed meeting here or that they forgot something there. I talk about when they forget their own lives and the people around them.
I don't know if any of you have heard it before, but many of you have serious problems. This problem is called an addiction. Addiction is an uncontrollable compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of its consequences. And this sort of behaviour ruins lives. An addiction is not limited to alcohol, smoking or drugs, it can be many things in life, and for many of you it's most likely World of Warcraft.
Just to test how strong your addiction is, try and not play WoW for a week. I dare you, one week of abstinence, one week of not login on. One week of doing something other then focus your life around WoW, one week of not thinking or talking about your favorite game. If you can go that long, then you're surely not an addict, just a misguided individual who has nothing better to do if you continue to let it control you.
Yes, I do understand that many of you find the game social, seeing as many of your friends play it aswell. But that does not mean it's not an addiction.
This all might seem harsh to many, but I only say it because I care for your lives.