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)