The Local writes: "The computer game World of Warcraft is the most dangerous game on the market with a high risk of addiction, according to a new report from a Swedish youth organization."
Theyve obviously never done cocaine before. LOL.
Why not think of this as the biggest crack party in history? Warcrack! 10 million crackheads strong, at least! LOL
old school you telling us you done both wow and crack ?
I have to agree with them.. it is.. i still have "cravings" for WoW, i had to stop playing it
I'm far more addicted to Trophies, personally, as far as gaming addictions go.
i've never had cocaine, but i know wow is really addicting. a couple years ago, my cousin let me make a character on his account over christmas break.. i did nothing but play the game all break. haha. there's always something to do, somewhere to go. thats the case for most mmo's, but WC does it exceptionally well.
just like anything you have to have self control. Addiction is a disease, and if you have it, things like Cocaine, Burgers, Booze, Heroin, Pot, or even games like wow, would not be good for you. If you don`t understand this, then your knee jerk, e-peen remarks to stories like this are useless. Edit: The (I had a cousin/roommate/friend/brother of a cousin) stories everytime wow is talked about is getting old guys. You could do the same with drugs, chocolatem, sex, money, booze, raves, internet, orange juice, Magic cards, movies, hoookers...and the list goes on and on and on.
The Truth agrees with The Local
lol its also a bad game actually XD Wowheads FTL. The amount tops 11mil. Thats more then Potheads!
yeah, thinking that there are less then 11 million (pot heads) in tghe world is FTL. And it aint a bad game, there is a reason it`s one of the highest rated, most played mmo`s in history, and it is not because it is bad.
i dont like cocain......
We here all know you sniff powder soap and pretend its cocaine because you cannot even afford anything.
no, drugs are for losers. You just defended drugs, so you must be a loser.
I ve done Coca a few times , it's very addictive.. Don't start
It all depends on how you use it. If you drink alcohol every day you become an alcoholic. Do drugs every day and you become a drug addict. WoW every day and you probably become a WoW addict. An addiction comes from abusing something. Just like with alcohol and WoW, you can do drugs like cocaine without becoming an addict. Some drugs are exceptions of course, like heroin, meth or crack cocaine.
Yeah, I used to be heavily into drugs. Especially pot. Things have changed though ever since I got into next gen gaming. I used to do drugs because there wasn't anything else to do, but now Ive meet people while playing video games that have the same intrest as me and I no longer have to hang out with losers just for the sake of having people to connect with. Sure there are still losers online, but Ive met more decent people on the psn and xbox live then anywhere else.
The Truth is happy to hear that you over came your drugs problem, and that Next-Gen gaming helped.
I hope you stay clean forever now. Don't fall in the temptation. Have a bubble my friend.
I know it sounds crazy, but I couldn't have stayed clean if it wasn't for R6V and COD4. As a matter of fact, I probably wouldn't even have kept my girlfriend and my 2 kids because I would always be gone, partying and banging a different girl every day. Its ironic that all of these scientist and media say gaming is bad for you but I can honestly say that my life would be a mess if I didn't have video games to play. Life would be totally boring and depressing.
Well in my opinion video games makes you temporary "escape reality" and enjoy the time you are gaming and forget about problems, without bad side effects like some other stuff..
Hurrayyy for games :D
Anything can help you become who you want. Drugs helped me come out of my shell when I was 19, and become the person I am today. It all depends on the person and how they use whatever it is they are using. I never abused drugs or let it interfere with school or work. Although I don't use drugs anymore, but that wasn't an accomplishment or anything. Just moving on past them as I get older. Although I wouldn't mind rolling every now and again. But my gf wouldn't approve, so I just don't.
im 39 now and i used to smoke a ton in high school,than i grew older got married and we started parting in the club scene with coke,pills etc.but i have to tell you that when i got my PS3 i had changed my addiction,im a hardcore gamer now and i LOVE IT!!
I`m sure the twenty minute buzz is much more interesting than the 2389473285235892 hours people play this game for. Drugs are bad.... Talk to Frank
Talk to The Truth
What would you suggest as a mixer?
I see why people like WoW so much. The social integration in the game is phenomenal. Thing is though times have changed, and there are games out now that are more exciting, action packed, and offer more fun overall then Wow can offer. I know there are alot of people here that play WoW along with their next gen consoles, but I feel that most of the people who play WoW would totally freak out if they played games like Killzone 2, COD series, Total War series and many more. Most of those WoW players have only played that game and nothing else besides other MMO's. Sad really.
that`s a matter of taste. Even a Simple session of capture the flag with 30 players and a possibility of 8 classes each with 3 possibles class rolls and the hundreds of spells between them all makes for something that still to this day is very hard to beat in terms of competive play. Throw in 2/3/5 man arenas and you got one of the most insane competive play around. These are things that people who don`t play woW have no idea about and that`s also very sad because it`s something WoW does great. World of warcraft came and slit the throat of competive gaming late one night and it`s been changed ever since. And this has nothing to do with the PLayer vs Enviromet aspect of the game, that`s a whole other thing. I`ve played all the games you discribed, and just the Arena tournement that started this week is much more compeling then those games. And is deeper then any shooter in history. Which is also the reason many Quake/Css/shooter clans have moved on to wow in the past few years.
Give someone a bag of crack and a copy of WoW and i bet they will put down WoW until the crack runs out, stupid way to compare something.
i stop playin wow, it was easy.
Funny, nothing I am proud of... but I have tried them both and WoW was more addicting to me! lol
for about a year. One day it just got too tedious, so I quit. Now whenever I think of WoW I think of that last, vomit inducing week I played so I have no urge to go back.
I've tried it over dozens of times. Just can't seem to get involved with the gameplay.
Depends what style of play you like, but the most addicting part is playing in a guild and having friends.
I've tried twice with WoW as one of my mates is always going on about how great it is. Both times I got sick of being looked down on all the time just for not knowing something or not understanding a bit of WoW slang-how was I merant to learn if I didn't ask? Were none of these l33t speaking genius types ever new to something? Honestly, the people never gave me a chance to really get top know the game that well and I guess I could just have been unlucky but neither time was I tempted to pay76 to renew a sub for it cos the abuse wasn't worth it for the amount of fun I got out of the game. As for the article, well I guess you CAN get as addicted to WoW but my guess is that crack or even normal coke is a fair bit more of an immediate thing as far as getting hooked goes as I think it'd take some work to run areally big WoW addiction up. Tbh, I never really thought of the junkies I know as being that hard working as a rule so I dunno if it's a very good comparison.
I'm still plugging away at Diablo II after all these years. I really prefer the darker look of Diablo to the animated-esque appearance of WoW, anyway. Maybe some day I'll decide to take the plunge...
don`t do eet! it like cocain and pringles. Once you pop, you can;t stop!!!
It's true...luckily I quit. Such a good game though.
I played it without getting addicted. More addicted to CSS LOL XD
i must of been playing it wrong.
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