Jesus Christ, honestly, this game is perhaps the worst incarnation of addiction ever invented - unlike drugs, which affect you physically, you get high, this affects you mentally. You get hooked by getting a free demo, what the hell eh? it's only $2.00... Then you play... and you don't stop.
It essentially awards you for running around in an imaginary world, whilst your addiction grows IRL <- Wowspeak. You are engrossed with beating this thing. You are rewarded a piece code, are accepted by new friends (all addicts by the way) Oh and did I mention these rare items are rare - As in it's like gambling like a slot machine, you're playing for a chance to acquire a rare item in the game - which may or may not drop in a certain location. So essentially, every minute you waste is a a few cents given to Blizzard the Company.
The addiction is hard to beat, because you become engrossed with trying to hit the level cap. It honestly takes 48 hours - 2 weeks of not playing to jump start you back into real life... You'll come to realize that in WOW you were essentially doing four things over and over, without ever really advancing. Buyer be ware, you will become addicted.
Methods for escaping addiction (A Guide from personal experience):
1. Run out of Money - but still can't get fix, you either do something desperate or illegal. If you still need fix go to private server.
2. Play until something breaks and stop.
3. Stop playing.
Literally, you need 48 hours for the withdrawl to settle.
Most WoW gamers lose touch base with their real life. And need to find it. Playing on a Private server will speed up the addiction process resulting in:
- Finding out how quick the game can be
- How useless it is/Monotonous.
- Ultimately Saved Time (you level faster so instead of wasting a year to hit 60 you do it in a week.)
Also I should mention, that the only people who don't bash WoW, you lay anti claims to those who are against WoW, are World of Warcraft Players themselves, and thus addicted. They cannot see what they are becoming, ignorant to everyone's help and what really is going on.
My friend had an 89 Average and was a shoe-in for an Ivy League University... He got World of Warcraft... He dropped out of applying, and lives at home with his parents. He has 5 Level 70's...
HM: "What the hell do you guys do?"
MW: "We play World of Warcraft, why what do you play?"
HM: "I play a little thing called real life..."
*MW and the WOW nerds watch, angered*
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