World of Warcraft ruins lives!

@antoisra (821)
Sri Lanka
October 15, 2006 4:07pm CST
Obviously World of Warcract is quite addictive. I've played online games as well and I got stuck for four years, periods of spending 7h/day on the game.. What do you think of games like these? Should they really be allowed? Is it the parents/friends fault that should know when to tell their children/friends to come back to real life?
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
25 Oct 06
Wold of Warcraft does ruin lives. My fifteen year old brother who used to be an athletic, social and happy kid has sat on the internet for up to sixteen hours every day playing that darn game. He refuses to answer the phone, doorbell, or anything and no longer comes to family functions (including all of his nephews birthdays and christenings). He hardly ever goes to school, is violent aggressive and paranoid. My mother has tried the police, psychologists and everything, he has given her two black eyes and is always accusing her of posioning him... He has lost all of his friends and no longer has any sort of life. He is getting fat, extremely pale and he is always complaing that his bloodshot eyes are aching and he gets vicious headaches... None of us know what to do anymore, does anyone have any advice? My mum is terrified of him, and I no longer live at home and feel pretty useless....
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Get rid of the Game! Your mom needs to be Mom and remove the problem. Even if your mom needs to call the police or just protect herself.. if your brother gets violent... so be it. I've had to take the computer away from my bos when they get into the wrong things. Yes they get mad, but they get over it. Thing is don't give in to his attitude and give it back. Give it a rest until color gets back into his face, attitude is appreciative, friends are back in his life, basically until he can put a time limit to playing anything on the computer and sticking to it. If he doesn't do it, take it away for a longer period of time. My children had to lose their privilege for 1 1/2 months.. so far is the longest. My husband is the same way with America's Army. Of course, its different than a child, but the internet has gone down at times and I don't know what happened. He thinks I took it down.....sometimes I have and other times God has..... Good luck to you.
@antoisra (821)
• Sri Lanka
10 Mar 07
I'm sorry to hear.. hope it works out for you and your family. It's hard to get out of that stuff, you can't be forced, trust me, my parents tried. The best way is to find something else for him, not sure what though.
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Just from a brief glance it reminds me of the fantasy games like dungeons and dragons and so forth. It could become really addicting. I feel that anything that consumes your time in place of quality time with your family, work, and friends....can't possibly be a good thing. But hey, if you have spare time and want to play a game for awhile.... so be it. Just don't let the game determine---when/where/how you live. Put limits on your time and force yourself set good priorities of Work, Spouse, Family, and Friends...then the game.