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My Addictive Game Experience-What was yours? Follow

#1 May 25 2012 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey guys,
So I have a ton of WoW characters, and about 7 of them are levels 75-85. I guess this means I'm an experienced gamer by some standards. Nonetheless, I decided to take a look into game addiction. I wanted to try to figure out what it was and really see if it could actually happen. I conducted some surveys online and in-game and found there to be a general consensus that gaming addiction can truly be a real thing. Makes sense, right? I had 10 subjects (males and females with ranging video game experience) and 2 opinions from professional psychologists. The 10 subjects answered various questions to explain what they thought about game addiction. Personally, I found it very interesting to see that answers didn't vary amongst males and females. However, the answers for the explanation of game addiction were different between people who had different levels of gaming experience. Those who had similar game experience gave similar answers.
What do you guys think? Think about how much WoW, Diablo, Warcraft, etc. you play. Is gaming addiction real to you? Why/How did this addiction manifest itself in you?(that is, if you agree that there is such thing as gaming addiction)
#2 May 26 2012 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
I think it's real. After seeing even my mom get addicted to IPhone Boggle and Draw Something it's hard for her to put her phone down. I spend countless hours a week playing online and IPod apps and the screen time is terrible for me. I think it has to do with scores and restlessness. Being out of phocus comes often to me and I am often looking for something for my fingers to do. Typing and moving on the keyboard relax my fingers or I give myself the placebo effect of thinking it relaxs them. Scoring and being better than everyone else play a role too. Especially on FreeRealms. You have to have the best clothes or the most max level jobs to be cool. I think people normally can't attain that as easy in real life as they can online.
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#3 Jul 09 2012 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
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I Totally agree with zoey i have the same experience all the time :D
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