does it waste time to play online game? what do you think?

noline game - play online game is so popular now. but i don't know why so many students enjoy playing online game. could you tell me?
thank you very much.
China
May 16, 2007 9:55am CST
i think play online game waste time and can learn nothing. but one of my roommates oppose to me.i asked him why, but he just said:"you seldom play online game, so you can't understand me.that is all." therefore, could you tell me what did my roommate's mean? does it waste time to play online game? thank you very much.
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11 responses
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
17 May 07
This is a question I know a LOT about. For the last 5 years I have been addicted to an online game. It is called Diablo 2. I would get up at 3 in the morning just to go play it. I would literally spend over 12 hours a day on it. Was it a waste of time? You better believe it! Everything started to crumble down around me. I had absolutely no productivity. If you can play these games as an escape and stress relief that is great. However, if you have an addictive nature they are something you want to avoid at all costs. I no longer play them and have put my efforts elsewhere. cheers
• China
25 May 07
thank you for replying. thank you for your experience.i am really appreciated for you. thank you very much.
@creb11 (416)
• China
17 May 07
I've never played online game too, but I think the people who like it are indulged to online games, the feeling is too good to tell out, I think.
• China
25 May 07
thank you for replying. it is hard to say... thank you very much.
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
17 May 07
Hi,laiyongjun! Your discussion is a hot issue now in China.I believe this issue depends on how long you spend your time on online game.For some people,they spend nearly all 24hours on online game without eating,drinking and resting.These people I believe they are wasting their time.Some of them are not sure what they are doing when they playing online game. But for other people,they spend time on online game just for fun and relax.People need some approches to release their pressure.Online game is a good choice for them.
• China
25 May 07
thank you for replying. it depends on how long you spend your time on online game. that is true. thank you very much.
@jenn80 (64)
• Canada
16 May 07
I think there can be issues with playing games, and especially playing too much (addiction, little interaction with friends and family, etc.) It can be a good place for people who are shy to interact without having to be in person. It can teach hand-eye coordination. In some cases, people can learn about history or other social sciences. This isn't always the case, but there are certainly possibilities there.
• China
25 May 07
thank you for replying. i got your point.hehe.it is a good side of online game. thank you very much.
• United States
16 May 07
I don't really play online games, but I think it is entertainment. The same as watching TV or reading. I just think one has to be careful, becuase I could see how it could get addictive and suck up your time and keep you from enjoying the real world.
• China
25 May 07
thank you for replying. playing online game is easy to get addictive and suck up the time. thank you very much.
• China
16 May 07
i do believe playing online games is wasting our precious time,think about what can we do if we don't spend so much time in the games.that is a great pity to waste time in which we can chat with our friends or grasp more useful information to improve ourselves in our career and study.
• China
25 May 07
thank you for replying. chat with our friends or grasp more useful information to improve ourselves in our career and study. thank you very much.
@takkea (394)
• United States
16 May 07
Not really. Sometimes you just need something new to occupy your time or just something to do. It can help you to relax, but the problem is doing it excessively.
• China
17 May 07
thank you for replying. sometimes i also play game to relax. thank you very much.
• Canada
16 May 07
Whether or not games waste time is all a matter of opinion. To some workaholics (myself not included), playing games is taking up valuable working time. To others, who greatly enjoy playing games (more like me =P), online games can be a source of fun, and a way to talk with friends.
• China
17 May 07
thank you for replying. hehe. i am not a workaholic. thank you very much.
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
16 May 07
I think it depends on the game, online single player games and such are pretty much a waste of time. But in example mmo's they bring you in contact with quite a lot of people and although many people say that playing online games ruins your social life, it can be quite the contrary as you become better friends. I have made quite a lot of good friends over online gaming which I spend time with for real every now and then as well, also have I met my girlfriend through online gaming and is working out better than with any girl I have met in a bar or such. Also you talk a lot to people from different cultures and countries in contrary to simply talking to people in your own neighborhood, it is more than simply playing a game. You learn to see different views of life from other perspectives and such quite easily. Only when the only thing you do is level, it can be quite a waste of time, but if you actually interact with people and such it definitely has more to it. Don't let it take over the rest of your life though, so play it with moderation.
• China
17 May 07
thank you for replying. that is a great point you mention.i have benefited a lots from it. you find your girlfriend by online game, wonderful.hehe. thank you very much.
• Canada
16 May 07
Playing online is just for fun and although it may waste time it is something to do when you have nothing else to do the same as if you were to watch t.v or read a book or go for a walk or just some passtime that you enjoy . Playing online becomes an addiction to the fact that you enjoy what you are doing and you can compete with people from all over the world or compete against your own score . It is really just something to do for fun .
• China
16 May 07
thank you for replying. i agree with you. hehe. thank you very much.
@lizeri (533)
• Philippines
18 May 07
It depends upon the student. If you can manage your time wisely, then even if you play online games, it will not be a waste. Also if you find meaning on what you are doing, then there's no waste there.