World Of Warcraft
February 20, 2007 6:41am CST
What is it really that is so addictive with WoW? I have never tried it myself. Actually I don't want to take the risk, because I know I'll get addicted immediately. I have to save the last little bit of social life that is left. What is it that separates WoW from other MMORPGs? I would really like to know! I keep reading stories about people that lose their jobs, friends and even their family after getting obsessed with this game. Why?
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20 Feb 07
I am a live action role player and I love nothing more than putting on my costume, taking up my weapons and getting totally immersed in the game. I also know that the day I start playing online larp games I will be doomed for eternity. Most rpg's are addictive, some more than others, and I have made a real effort not to ever play them as I know how easy it is to get involved and the time will slip away. I have friends who play WOW and spend many hours on their computers, sometimes far into the night. I wish I could understand why, but I am well aware that it is very easy to get hooked.
20 Feb 07
Live action role play is great fun, we have a fantastic time. You are not sitting at a keyboard, or playing with dice, it's you, no one else but you. You act as your character, dress as your character and react as your character. Of course, spending time in the tavern tent is also good :-)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Since I currently play the game and was hopelessly addicted at one point, I will try to explain the best that I can. I personally did not care for MMORPG's much until I played this game, mainly because everything had to be done in groups and required a ridiculous amount of time to make progress. WoW on the other hand is much faster paced. You don't have to grind experience as much as the other games on the market and you can solo your way all the way to level 70 if you wanted. Once you max out your level though is when the addiction starts. The only way to progress is through the acquisition of better weapons and armor and this takes a large group of people with large amounts of time on their hands. If you are easily hooked on games, stay away from this one.
20 Feb 07
I have played WoW , so has my boyfriend and neither of us became addicted. I really cannot see what is so addictive with the game. It is fun when you have some time to kill, but I would never be addicted from it. When I played it I played for maybe 1-5 hrs a week. Now with a baby in the house I do not get the time lol.
• United States
2 Mar 07
I think that World of Warcrafts gameplay style is what makes it addictive. You see Blizzard claims to have made a system to get people to not play so much. Example being... "If you don't play your character for a while, you get double experience rested bonus" This was their way of giving you an incentive for not playing constantly. There's a problem with that though. I know tons of people (like myself) who will play 1 character til the rested bonus is up, and then switch to another character. I think the diversity in the game also makes it addictive. You can hang out and chat with friends. You can be a little gold farmer. You can work on reputation. You can level lots of different kinds of characters. You have tons of professions. There's tons of weapons, items, recipes, mounts, armor, and the list goes on and on and on!!! When you worked your bum off to get as much as you can...BAM! A patch comes out and suddenly there's something WAY COOLER. It's never ending. I use to get into PvPing which is fighting against real players. It was so competitive and each server had a rank that you can see online. It was updated every Tuesday. I was like the 126th PvPer in the server and that consisted of me playing hours a day. After that I quit doing that as much and moved onto raiding in groups. There are just so many possibilities. I think mostly games like this are addictive because of the relationships you build on there. It also gives you a false sense of accomplishment. It makes you feel like you did something with your time. You're a hero. For me, I just have tons of fun playing with my friends. About 90% of the people I play with on there I know in real life. It's a way my friends can sit in the comforts of their own home, get together at the end of the day and play video games. We don't have to drive in the snow or get out of our pajamas or anything to spend that time together.
27 Feb 07
The only answer I can think off is the story and lore of the game. Warcraft is so intense that the game's story is more than enough. I've played Warcraft I to World of Warcraft and I have to say that the story is awesome. I also read its lore from books and from websites and it really is good. I believe that is the reason the game is so fascinating.