posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 05:46 PM
i've been playing wow since before it was released 4 years ago. i currently play ~6 hours a day. you could say im a bit "hardcore", i play to clear
the end game content. but i do take some days off, although that has not always been the case. i am addicted, but as time goes on it becomes easier to
stay away, and for longer periods of time. 2 years ago, i was probably play 12 hours a day, maybe more, and i did go through a period of a year+ where
it seriously changed my personality.
i have an addictive personality, and i realize that, wow is not the only addiction i have, or have had, in my life. sometimes i simply don't let the
addiction take over, but that can only happen because i really do know that its mind over matter. if i could only do the same with cigarettes...
i might mention that i'm a 32 year old housewife, not a 16 year old teenage boy whos parents do not know how to parent, if that matters at all. i've
also been playing video games since i was 15, got into my first mmo around the age of 21 (ultima online), and have since played a good handful of
others (dark age of camelot, shadowbane, asherons call, lineage II, age of conan).
in fact my husband and i met through gaming. we aren't even from the same country! yea, we are nerds, but we enjoyed gaming before we met, and now we
enjoy gaming together. it's cheap entertainment. 30 dollars a month for unlimited entertainment. we do get out often enough. in fact some of our
"real life" friends play wow also. my husband also works in the gaming industry, for bioware. so gaming in general has always been a big part of
both of our lives.
but back to wow and a bit more in line with the op. i just "suicided" my priest, and didnt hear that quite like the video you've presented. i'm
not sure what to think of that. if blizz put subliminals in there, eh.. we've already paid for the game in order to hear them so what gives?
i'm having to agree with the folks talking about the escape aspect. if i'm not playing wow, and still in front of my computer, i am likely reading
stuff like this forum and reading up on current events or studying something. for me even that can be addicting, and so i realize that there comes a
point where i need to stop or slow down due to some negative effect it is having on me (i.e. too much current events can be depressing, etc).
i agree that addiction is a problem that many of us wow junkies need to face or deal with in some way. but in my opinion, much like many other things
in this world today, people are not looking to the sources of problems. to me the problem is not the game itself, it is more about what is causing
people to become so easily addicted (to anything).
lastly, just for fun, wow has alot of interesting things in it.. i know someone had already made a seperate thread about this before, so sorry if
anything is repeated. sure there is illuminati type symbolism in wow, but there is also historical references, musical and hollywood type references,
things from various religions, stuff we see from ancient civilizations, out of this world type technology that even folks here would theorize and
possibly even drool over, there is even an area 52 with a crashed space ship. one of the races is alien (draenei), and in the new expansion they even
have the npc's molder and skully. theres tons of fun stuff i can relate to that pops up all over in wow, which is part of what makes it so fun for
anyway just my .02
sitara, 80 undead priest, executus server :p