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Message started by Toasty on 04/08/09 at 18:11:05

Title: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Toasty on 04/08/09 at 18:11:05
This topic is based off a youtube video I've stumbled across. That is a kid getting scolded to get off his PC.

The video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwql6_RJ348

My point of this topic and this video proves, that a line is drawn between self-control and actual addiction. This is all self-control, there is no addiction put in it whatsoever. It's just some people don't have this control over themselves like this kid, and some people do have self-control like Kilrgrn.

It's people like this kid that make games out to be a "addiction" the term the media loves to use when describing games. As if they were drugs.

What's your opinions on this?
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Pse7en on 04/08/09 at 18:16:09
Parents have went to jail because of neglect of their kids because of that game.

Ive seen marriages break up because of WOW play and spouse or responsibilty neglect


The game is an obsesion and its only because players need to stay on top of the charts and always have the best of the best which is just dumb considering its pixelated non-realistic loot and gear.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by XIZOR on 04/08/09 at 19:35:29
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgw2slDfx9Q

Video games are an addiction but as long as everyone around me is addicted as well then its not really a problem then is it?
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by NightShade on 04/09/09 at 01:53:25
I remember hearing about some guy at an internet face somewhere that died of starvation or some shit after playing StarCraft for days straight. That's amazing.

Really I don't know how much it has to do with the gmaes themselves. It's not like there is anything inherently in the game that makes you come back like nicotine. Some people just have no self control.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Methid Man on 04/09/09 at 03:30:49
World of Warcraft is so overrated.

-- Sam the Methid Man

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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by NightShade on 04/09/09 at 03:46:21

Methid Man wrote on 04/09/09 at 03:30:49:
World of Warcraft is so overrated.

-- Sam the Methid Man


Yes. Yes it is.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by XIZOR on 04/09/09 at 04:03:32
So is the Wii but look how well it does. Not to mention Im pretty sure that WiiFit game smashed a few sales records for video games. Not positive but Im pretty sure.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 04/09/09 at 04:49:22
I made it 53 seconds into that video and had to shut it off. If I was that kids father I'd slap him upside the head and tell him to knock it the fuck off. Then I'd send his ass outside.

Seems to me that kid is probably been spoiled and is used to getting his way in everything else. That's the problem. My parents didn't let me sit around and play video games all summer long. My mom used to literally take the power plug away from my Sega Genesis. There was no iffs ands or butts about it. The next door neighbor kid and I would only get like two hours a day, after that ... done. Finished. Go outside. More parents need to do things like that.

I don't think video games are addicting.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by XIZOR on 04/09/09 at 05:07:38

XIZOR wrote on 04/08/09 at 19:35:29:
Video games are an addiction but as long as everyone around me is addicted as well then its not really a problem then is it?


Some may say "well what if everyone else around you did heroine, would you shoot heroine too?" and Id say yes. However if everyone around me played WoW I would punch them in the fucking face.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/09/09 at 05:23:50
It's not necessarily the video games that are addicting, but it's the social interaction that people crave and don't receive.  When I moved out of Philly, I had about 40-50 RL friends that I seen and played with outside constantly, and when I moved to VA in HS and didn't have many friends at all the first year or two, all I did was surf the net and play games.

If you have something better to do with your life, most people would choose to do that, but people with a lot of downtime and not enough social interaction with people they truly care about, then they will shut themselves in and talk to virtual people in a virtual game, and get virtual accomplishments that don't mean shit in the real world.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by XIZOR on 04/09/09 at 05:35:01
STOP REMINDING ME MY LIFE SUCKS SCOLD! THESE ACHIEVEMENTS ARE WORHT SOMETHING DAMMIT!
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/09/09 at 05:37:43

XIZOR wrote on 04/09/09 at 05:35:01:
STOP REMINDING ME MY LIFE SUCKS SCOLD! THESE ACHIEVEMENTS ARE WORHT SOMETHING DAMMIT!


LOL, if anything, mine sucks twice as bad.  I have virtual achievements and virtual trophies, all pretty much worthless.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 04/09/09 at 06:20:31

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/09/09 at 05:23:50:
It's not necessarily the video games that are addicting, but it's the social interaction that people crave and don't receive.  When I moved out of Philly, I had about 40-50 RL friends that I seen and played with outside constantly, and when I moved to VA in HS and didn't have many friends at all the first year or two, all I did was surf the net and play games.

If you have something better to do with your life, most people would choose to do that, but people with a lot of downtime and not enough social interaction with people they truly care about, then they will shut themselves in and talk to virtual people in a virtual game, and get virtual accomplishments that don't mean shit in the real world.


... that or they go into a shopping mall with an AK47.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Brontok on 04/09/09 at 07:20:20
LOL! They need to make to World of Warcraft support groups.


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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by DARKSIDE on 04/09/09 at 07:53:52

XIZOR wrote on 04/09/09 at 05:07:38:

XIZOR wrote on 04/08/09 at 19:35:29:
Video games are an addiction but as long as everyone around me is addicted as well then its not really a problem then is it?


Some may say "well what if everyone else around you did heroine, would you shoot heroine too?" and Id say yes. However if everyone around me played WoW I would punch them in the fucking face.


Way to quote yourself princess.

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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by magnum on 04/09/09 at 15:27:59
MOM PLEEEEEEEEEESE!!!!!!!

:::::::fucking haymaker to the skull::::::

Get the fuck off the computer and get a life for fucks sake. I heard him cry that out, and I had to stop it. That nice-ity shit obviously isn't working. Unplug that fucker.

I have an addiction to games too but shit man, I still went out and hung out with freinds. Holy fuck.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by XIZOR on 04/09/09 at 17:39:47

XIZOR wrote on 04/09/09 at 05:35:01:
Goddamn XIZOR you are so fucking awesome. How do you do it?


I dont know how Im so hip and cool it just kinda happens.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Pse7en on 04/09/09 at 18:37:04
Dont encourage him
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Kilrgrn on 04/10/09 at 04:57:46
I'll admit, I had an addiction to WoW. I stopped cold turkey one day, cause I realized I was depressed. My sex life ceased to exist, if it wasn't one of us that was doing something on WoW, it was both of us. I still have time on my WoW account, and unfortunately I can't afford to pay 60 bucks every two months, to uphold two accounts.

When I stopped playing WoW, I made my first comic in almost a year. TBH, that made me happier than i had been in a while. Now, when I do play WoW, it's a little here, and a little there. I will never be the best on my server playing as little as I do now, nor would I have been the best had I played as much as I did before. At that point, what's the point of playing except to have a little fun here and there.

So, fuck WoW. It's about time I became a casual gamer again.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/10/09 at 05:20:38

Kilrgrn wrote on 04/10/09 at 04:57:46:
So, fuck WoW. It's about time I became a casual gamer again.


::hand on forehead::

You feeling Okay?
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by NightShade on 04/11/09 at 00:50:26
Off-Topic replies have been moved to this Topic.

Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Kilrgrn on 04/11/09 at 01:26:07
Now I have to start all over again....FUCK YOU NIGGER
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by NightShade on 04/11/09 at 01:57:37

Kilrgrn wrote on 04/11/09 at 01:26:07:
Now I have to start all over again....FUCK YOU NIGGER


OH NO YOU DEH-EH!

Anyways, that reply "I" made about moving the thread was automated. I really just wanted to try the "split" feature, haha.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Pse7en on 04/11/09 at 03:17:40
Id love to fuck Nona Gaye and Nia long
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Kilrgrn on 04/11/09 at 03:26:09
That is a nice feature though. Honestly, if this board had some darker color options, and a mark on everyone's posts saying if it was new or not, i'd be happy here.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by PureNRG on 04/11/09 at 06:30:15

Kilrgrn wrote on 04/11/09 at 03:26:09:
That is a nice feature though. Honestly, if this board had some darker color options, and a mark on everyone's posts saying if it was new or not, i'd be happy here.


x's 2

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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Pse7en on 04/11/09 at 20:01:01

wrote on 04/11/09 at 03:17:40:
Id love to fuck Nona Gaye and Nia long


I just fucked Nia Long and Nona Gaye

They want seconds
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by PureNRG on 04/12/09 at 10:59:10

wrote on 04/11/09 at 20:01:01:

wrote on 04/11/09 at 03:17:40:
Id love to fuck Nona Gaye and Nia long


I just fucked Nia Long and Nona Gaye

They want seconds


pics or it didnt happen

seriously, post pics of these broads.. I dunno who they are

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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Pse7en on 04/13/09 at 01:17:18
Look em up

googlem
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by PureNRG on 04/13/09 at 06:20:46
meh, not my cup of tea..

now, Betty Page.. ::drools::
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Pse7en on 04/14/09 at 20:16:45

The Dizaster Child wrote on 04/13/09 at 06:20:46:
meh, not my cup of tea..

now, Betty Page.. ::drools::




Yea, she can give me mouth to mouth anytime she wants.

But still nona gaye and nia long are hawt.
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by PureNRG on 04/15/09 at 08:00:12
I'm all for the pasty, but when it comes to the darker ones, I'm all about some Lil Kim. she seems like a dirty slut, but when I get done with her, she'd be all about some indian :)  and Mia too, she's HOT!! and Alicia Keys...
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Title: Re: WoW: Addiction or Obsession
Post by Toasty on 04/16/09 at 16:38:41

The Dizaster Child wrote on 04/15/09 at 08:00:12:
I'm all for the pasty, but when it comes to the darker ones, I'm all about some Lil Kim. she seems like a dirty slut, but when I get done with her, she'd be all about some indian :)  and Mia too, she's HOT!! and Alicia Keys...


LAWL!
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