WoW: The addiction

Submitted by: fabricant 10 years ago in Tech

If this looks like you, get up from the computer and go outside.
There are 182 comments:
Male 52
That`s just ridiculous.
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Male 876
Dumb ass addiction. Who would be seriously addicted to this sh*t? I`m addicted to video games but not that much.
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Female 357
Ah! My brother is starting to act like this with xbox live. And 360. All he does is sleep, with the paddle in his hand, play the game, and eat while playing the game. His personality has changed too. Ah well. Hes also a school drop pout and hes 21 and still lives with his mom. I`m only 15 and have a job and a bank account but he has nothing- its a real confidence boost for people like me. XP
Francesux:
Haha fable rocks.

This is actually funny. Just wait until his parents aren`t there to support him and his addictions anymore. ROFL! He needs to have the real world slammed into his face.

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Male 7
My god..! This is not even funny.
In my school our parrents had a meating to stop the kids from playing this game so much... This is terrible...
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Male 149
wow what a geek, i hate mmorpgs plus too the mom IF U DONT LIKE IT DONT PAY FOR THE SUBSCRIPTION ANYMORE!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [DUH]
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Male 230
... "violent videogames"world of warcraft isnt violent... and francesux you are an idiot fable isnt that bad of a game except the length of it, it just goes to quick
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Male 1
He only plays WoW when his mom is around. Otherwise he`s watching porn. Duh.
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Male 280
Sunday, November 05, 2006 9:36:19 PM
Hm...
That kid needs therapy. The mom is the boss... Right? Ok here, listen to this!!

"I dont want to live like this anymore." ~Mom

IF SHE DOESNT WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT ANYMORE, THEN KICK HIS ASS ALL THE WAY TO NEW GINUEA!! YOUR THE MOM! YOUR THE BOSS! TAKE SOME ACTION FOR F***S SAKES!! SERUISLY!! EITHER THAT OR TAKE A BOMB AND BLOW THE S*** OUT OF THAT COMPUTER!! ITS YOYR DISICION!!! YOU PUT YOURSELF IN HELL! GET YOURSELF OUT!!!! GOD!!!!

AND THAT KID NEEDS TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL!! SERUISLY! HE NEEDS A LIFE! PLAYING Wow ISNT GUNNA SOLVE LIFES PROBLEMS! IF ANYTHING, ITLL MAKE THEM WORSE!! SO GET YOUR ASS OF THAT SEAT AND GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And FRANCESUX, shut up!

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Male 49
only 16 hours??? i think i have a BIG problem then...
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Male 447
holy poo 16 hours??!!!
i can only stay up about 14 hours a day
is he drinking coffee every 8 hours?!
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Male 251
Just tell the damn kid to GET OFF THE COMPUTER !!
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Female 138
Runescape > WoW

^_^

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Male 45
I can`t help but laugh at all the comments calling the kid a "n00b". How in the holy flying hell is someone who plays WoW day in and day out new? And I didn`t see any n00bish behavior in the gameplay they showed. If your going to use a childish and nonsensical insult, at least use it properly.
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Female 130
I must admit that I have relative who are addicted to that game and I have been addicted to sims but not this I`d look up and all of a sudden it had been like 6 hours later! I didn`t even realize it! WEIRD!
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Female 713
Dr. Phil anyone?
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Female 4
Amen to Immigrant (apart from the killing bit lol). Todays society is all about fear, thats how they`re getting the masses to support Britain and the US invading Iraq. USA, i believe, is doing this in the EXTREME. Damn those simple minded sheep believing what they hear. I hate Tony Blair, Bush`s bitch. I also hate Bush, but I`m not American so I don`t have as much right to say that. Still. Don`t give into the FEAR. And don`t give into WOW either. Mini-rant over.
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Male 195
This is some disgusting crap. The "objective" journalism in this video is intended to frighten adults who lack a clear understanding of the nature of MMORPGS, thus creating fear. They do this to get ratings, not caring they may well start a morale-panic in the population that severly hurts the gaming community. For once, I`d like jouranlism to take a stand and just shut up until something comment worthy happens, instead of sensationalizing trivial crap like this. The kid is a minority. There are millions of people who play the game nicely. But no, the kid`s not a freak or merely poorly raised to prioritize his life, it`s a "pandemic" and the game`s an "addiction".
God, the second they ban WoW I am hunting the mother, kid and the reporter down and horribly murdering them. ARG!
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Male 10
"All she`d have to do is cancel it. Ugh, this is what I`ve been talking about with MY Mom! People these days in the US are getting dumber with each passing minute" Lol He isnt from the US
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Male 10
Lol he droped out of school for WoW What an non-nice individual
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Male 2,781
AMEN TO HOMEBREW AT PAGE 4.

I PLAYED WARCRAFT 3 AND WAS BADASS AT IT BUT I HAVEN`T PLAYED IN OVER 3 YEARS. NEVER TRIED WOW

MY ONLY ADDICTION TO SAY IS IAB...

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Female 15
"So, maybe he enjoys playing it."

Retard me. Of course he enjoys playing the game.

And I was just talking about how dumb people are too...I suppose I fall into that category also.

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Female 15
Sheesh. Why only blame one? It`s both their faults. The kid needs to do other activities besides WoW and he has to learn that there`s more to life than that. So, maybe he enjoys playing it. Fine. Just try to do other things besides, and cut down on game time. Not only that, the n00b needs to get back into school!

About that Mother...all she has to do is pull the plug, basically. Like everyone else said. If he doesn`t have a job, he obviously isn`t paying for the subscription. So his Mom must be. All she`d have to do is cancel it. Ugh, this is what I`ve been talking about with MY Mom! People these days in the US are getting dumber with each passing minute. It`s really sad. You think people`d have more common sense nowadays.

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Male 12
we only have like 3 metal concerts a year here it, and it`s usually some local band that sucks.
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Male 955
Doesn`t work, doesn`t go to school, yet manages to get access to the internet and a subscription to WoW, something is amiss.
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Male 45
Need***
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Male 45
But neways I agree with you people that are saying that his mom just needs to kick his ass. But the point is if you want children beaten you have to do it yourself.I play MMORPGS but im not stupid enough to play for 16 hrs a day. Granted that I like reality and dont nned to escape to some fantasy.Also I go to metal concerts more than i play video games.
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Male 45
Fable kicks WoWs ass!
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Female 1
Oh lord. Parent`s are getting more and more retarded. Take away the god damn computer! Also, WoW does suck. I bet if that guy bothered to wash his hair, he might actually get laid... and then he`d realise his precious WoW is lame...
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Female 1,984
And I never punched walls. That boy needs to get A LIFE! He needs to go spelunking, white water rafting, etc. like I`ve been doing.

O.O

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Female 1,984
Oh yeah... and his mom`s a WIMP!
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Female 1,984
I just got to say that I`ve played games (some violent) on playstation for a good 5-10 hours DAILY for weeks.

Do I regret it? No. Was it an addiction? Temporarily. MY GAMES ENDED - they had levels. Was it an illness? NO.

Is this boy`s SIXTEEN hours daily for MONTHS an illness? YES!!

BTW: I`ve never heard of World Warcraft.

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Male 243
oh shut the hell up, its the new generation and the new generation introduced new technology which is very interesting and entertaining and frankly it beats going outside and walking around when you can walk around a game a kill, something you cant do with real life.
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Female 70
i didn`t read all the comments, but i think the kid needs help
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Male 62
time to send him to the video game addication clinic in Englad
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Male 259
hah! its my brother! i told him to lay off it a bit! and told him he needs a job!
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Male 300
Hehe hunie-bunie1 has the right idea, let`s go around people`s houses smashing up their PC so they can`t play WoW! Luddites forever!

And for those who think it`s the mother`s fault...

1) HAHA YOU IDIOTS!

2) She`s probably not paying for it nor is she technologically knowledgeable to stop him from playing. Some people don`t even know how to use the internet, nevermind get rid of it. You probably are comparing this woman to your own mother - some overpowering, supreme, jugganaught of a woman who controls everything that goes on in the household. This just isn`t the case. No one would make a news program about person in a dilemma with the exact means and knowledge of how to solve it.

But put it this way. Who`s addicted? The kid. SO IT`S HIS GOD DAMNED FAULT!

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Male 724
"Dog bites man is common happening, but Man bites Dog is news!"

There are plenty, if not a large majority of people who play WoW or other MMOs and lead perfectly normal lives. Ofcourse doing a news segement on "This is bob, hes perfectly normal" isnt as sensetionalist as "This is tim, HE plays a game for 40 hours a day, and has food being fed to him by his ass"

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Male 12
haha I kinda want to take up WoW :s
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Female 61
and philitup23.. you see a kid wasting ur life.. so u want to play??? makes sense..
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Female 61
truths** lmao trushs..
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Female 61
mna seriously if u r addicted to it.. just stand up.. look at the game and start screaming .. YOU F***ING GAME!! U RUINED MY LIFE!!! U F***ING PEICE OF ANIMATED S***!!! GO WARCRAFT YOUR SELF!! AND YOUR MAKERS CAN GO SHOVE THE SWORD OF 1000 TRUSHS RIGHT UP THERE A**!! and you shuld feel fine:D then just rip it out of the wall and go out side!! u will neva feel beta:D
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Female 61
my friend once was addicted to WoW.. i helped her though.. threw a very difficlut time..

i ripped the plug out of the wall.. then bent the pins in the plug.. then deleted all of her files (when she plugged it bak in).. :D the best day of my life.. even her mum was thankfull:D..

sori 4 all those ppl that were thinkin dat was gunna b a heart warming story :/

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Male 468
i wanna play..how do i start playing?
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Female 4
well, i would just like to say for the record, i was a huge WoW and FFXI player. i spent almost 3 years playing between 2 to 12 hours a day. (depending on other factors like school, work, friends, having a "RL") so i would just like to say that there is a way to manage yourself on a mmo. this kid is just like a few of my in-game friends (funnily enough, most of the all day players i know are from austrailia. . .) it`s sad to see someone only spend time on a game. but you do have to know his guild probably means a lot to him. there are alot of people who have a hard time making friends face to face who need the veil of their lvl 52 black mage taru to talk to other people. not that i think this kid should keep playing 16 hours a day every day (did you see the bags under that kid`s eyes? sheesh.) but those are probably his closest friends and with them in another time zone he`s going to be on the computer funky times to be with them.
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Male 12
theres video games cause violence propganda everywhere, I play video games all the time, in the summer I was squeesing in 15 - 16 hours a day and I`m not violent. It really makes me mad when people blame violence on video games
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Male 3
no wonder he plays for sixteen hours a day, his house looks absolutely dismal.

his violent attitude is related to his personality, and not specifically the game. i think there`s a strong hint of video-games-cause--violence propaganda here.

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Male 587
thats why i stopped and i told my friends that play counter strike that if they dont stop they`ll end up living with there moms at the age of 40 :->
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Male 18
And my mom says a few hours of Kingdom of Loathing is extreme. You know that game Second Life? This kid needs to get a first life.
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Female 1,403
I think both are responsible (Sp). The mom should cut off the internet and if that kid says he can quit anytime, he should do it. He knows what he`s doing to himself and his friends, family-blah blah blah.
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Male 452
saw that on tv....... if his mum did cut off internet im sure he would find another way to play it anyway which would seperate them moreso..... at least they`re in the same house.
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Male 651
"This mom is retarded. I dont think it`s the kid`s fault at all, it`s the mom`s fault for bad parenting."

Personally, I think the kid needs to get off his ass and go benefit society. He`s the one who needs to learn self control. It isn`t his mom`s responsibility.

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Male 651
"Woah, that guy is a geek!!"

How about saying something more constructive to the conversation.

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Female 220
what a total loser
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Female 214
damn....most of y`all are right. It`s not the kids fault. It`t the mom`s fault. She could get rid of his internet and his account any time....my little brother plays WoW all the time. It`s not unusual for him to ask me to do his chores for him becuause there is "something important happening on World of Warcraft" lol. I never do them for him.....i always tell him it`s just a game......but he keeps begging.....then he finally does his chores himself....lol. what a loser
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Male 132
This mom is retarded. I dont think it`s the kid`s fault at all, it`s the mom`s fault for bad parenting.

If your kid gets addicted to cigarettes and you want him to quit, do you cry on Television him for seeing them or for you for LETTING him do it?

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Female 161
bwhaha loser
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Male 78
If you like to work for 8 hours a day does that mean you should quit?
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Male 1
And to think it coul all be solved with a simple beating
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Male 20
That kid has his mom whipped. Why the hell would she not just get rid of the internet or at least try to get the kid to stop instead of going to the press about it. What a goink
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Male 173
wow thats sad
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Male 663
No wonder, he`s aliance.
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Male 90
wat i would do is while hes not playing it go and use the internet irresponsibly so that you might get a virus but first back up all my memory, while you wait for someone to fix the computer the kid will either go insane or realize that hes a loser and quit
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Male 90
it was funny how the kids in the background playing and the guy is talking about him like hes not even there
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Male 109
Wow is great unless you can`t control yourself, I`m glad I`m not like that. Seriously..... 16 hours a day, dropped out of high school to play :|
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Female 606
what`s so addicting about it? it looks like a stupid game!
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Male 561
Well he could be killing fake ppl online or real ppl in the world and hes not smoking crack cause hes to busy playing w.o.w. saved your sons life maam
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Male 176
Hi, my name if Fletcher. I`m a WoW addict and I`ve been clean for 2 weeks.
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Female 550
OK - the parent should take control here. The kid is not working... so I guess that would mean the parent is paying for the internet. H-E-L-L-O
stop paying for the internet, take away the computer & put that kid in therapy before HE writes a suicide note!
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Male 2,486
What a dumbass that kid is, it`s not an addiction, he doesn`t want to quit. I played that game since Beta till about 9 months ago, I had a life, I had friends, I had time for school sports and I still did very well in teh game, it`s all a matter of managing your time right and not being an idiot. Maybe I just dont have an addictive personality, I just didn`t play one day and never played again.
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Female 670
This is my brother... Not even kidding. It`s sad. He`s always screaming at people, and he gets pissed when my dad turns the internet off. Angry boy...
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Male 559
lmao that faggy greengay shirt was a nice touch
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Female 55
ha ha ha "hooked on videos"
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Male 943
World of Warcraft stole my life, but I am SO 1337!
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Female 2,761
Male 300
Hmm...so many people arguing. SolidTurtle, I see 3 to 4 hours every other day as a huge amount considering you probably have all sorts of studies to do on top of WoW, even if you claim to not be addicted.

And video gaming is sin! You kill the people and they resurrect and fight you again, only to be repeatedly killed! WHO COULD DEFILE GOD LIKE THIS!?

Geez, all most people are saying is that this kid is screwed up, but other WoW players see that as an insult to them too and start ranting. Who`s narrow minded now eh?

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Female 5
Ugh, I`m done with online rpg`s for good... Congrats if you can keep a balance between them and real life. Dealing with this, like any other addiction, is easier said than done though :/
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Male 217
i could have never gotten addicted to that game... it seemed so boring
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Female 67
how ironic that the south park premiere last week dealt with WoW
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Male 161
Wow the people on this site are really ignorant and idiotic. You guys act like its wrong to play video games. I play WoW, most I play is like 3-4 hours every other day. I`m not even close to being addicted and people on this site would freak out like it`s a sin. You guys are really narrow minded and are only focusing on one problem and are arguing about WoW without ANY knowledge of anything about it. Seriously guys just stfu.
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Female 1,007
I guess I should go outside if I look like a white square...
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Male 181
This happens to more people than you can imagine. I was one of them, i would still be one if my wife had not said "it`s either me or the games".

Something to the affect of Alcholics Anymous needs to be created for MMORPG players who are seriously addicted like that.

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Female 345
Just throw the drating computer out!
And then if he whinges, lock him in a cupboard.
And I thought I was bad for 2 hours a day.
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Female 335
Hmm, almost makes me want to play. But I`m not that social. I get into game like that and never make any friends or join any guilds. Makes ya wonder what hope is there for me in the real world? :P
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Male 150
Homebrew says it best. Ridiculous to see three pages full of the same sh.it with the exception of ebsha. And, some of you who made me laugh.
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Male 300
^^ A big hand giving the finger...yes very cool.

And why are people sticking up for this guy? Should a hobby make you put your fist through the wall? And when a kid can do that then the mother wouldn`t be able to take WoW away without being behind the full brunt of the fist herself with this guy`s temper.

This "hobby" has blasted waaay out of all proportions. He talks all day to people he`ll never meet, gets angry when he dies (and if you can`t take that, you shouldn`t be playing) and has dropped out of school.

And on a final note, this news program did some apparent "research" on WoW related incidents, but didn`t tell the mother about the parental limits that she could put in! I don`t blame the mother in any way, but no one is doing anything to help the guy by offering solutions, talking deeply to him etc. They just winge about the problems.

I just hope Blizzard are happy rolling around in their beds of money.

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Female 80
boxtop, please dont be a bitch. no one likes people like that. honestly, i could care less what you have to say, so you should ignore what I have to say, since it wasnt directed at you. had i, say, insulted you directly, i would accept the attempted stab at my ego and move on. but come now, you`ll never get a real woman with a bitchy attitude like that, and i say this, being a proud member of the female species. I was joking. joking is fun. i quite enjoy it, and i will continue despite your obviously prudent attitude. thanks.
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Female 999
Hey imTakingOver, you have this REALLY big zit on your forehead thats trying to take over your face.
i think its ripe for the picking
:)
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Male 77
easy way to cure.
LOOSE THE DAMN COMPUTER. parents act like they are helpless but they just dont want to do much about it. u let the kid sit there. he`s gonna sit there. but if you take control and make him get his ass up then he wont get "addicted".
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Male 731
im going to tell my mom my agression problem is the comps fault and she has to kick me off after 2 hos of playing
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Male 239
i`ve lost a lot of good people to mmo`s. they definetely need help. have you ever seen pure pwnage? in a few episodes the main character is just like that. he plays WoW all day, just keeps playing for hours and hours without eating or sleeping or anything. then they find him lying on the floor the next day, and bring to the medical clinic for addiction. this kid needs the same treatment. (note that the pure pwnage thing is a fictional video series)
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Female 48
Seriously?... This is a real story? This is the stupidest "addiction" to date. What`s next?... Yeah Johnny can`t stop staring at white walls. He just become violent when you take him away from them. ...(Shakes fists angrily) [email protected] YOU WHITE WALLS!!!!
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Male 388
his mom is just a vagyna
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Female 1,172
Doesn`t he have school or something?
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Male 46
Ah yes, one more comment I feel obligated to make: some people do play these games dangerously. They get extremely addicted and neglect everything around them. That sucks, but unfortunately that`s the child / parent`s fault, not the scapegoat known as online gaming.

Parents that sue game companies for their own idiocy and negligence should take a look in the mirror.

And try to remember the term "get a life" is extremely insecure and subjective as well. What is a life exactly? Last time I checked everyone is living, and choosing what they want out of life in any given moment. Just because you like to massage jello with your penis in a dismal basement doesn`t mean you can accuse someone of not having a life because they like to make art out of candy.

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Male 46
More importantly, a lot of hobbies are significantly more dangerous than online gaming addictions.

And as far as the kid throwing his fist through a wall? Guess what mom, he has a bad temper. Online gaming is just a spark on an already short fuse. If he played basketball and took it seriously maybe he`d get into fights or throw the ball at some nine year old watching from the bleachers.

And the crying? The famous camera zoom to capture the tears so whiny stupid housewives can have something to complain about at the next PTA event? Give me a break. Why are you crying? Because you suck as a parent? Because you enable his behavior?

Hey, here`s a thought, maybe allowing a stupid 16 year old with a temper to make all of his own decisions is exactly why he`s where he is. Cry me a river lady.

I hate network television, bad parents and bored kids with no motivation. Oh, and for the record, I don`t play WOW anymore.

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Male 46
Man, I can`t stand this garbage.

I have a girlfriend, a job, great friends and a close family. I live alone, in a nice apartment and I take care of my responsibilities.

That being said, I went through my WOW addiction a while back. I played excessively. Why? Because it was fun. I enjoyed myself. Yes, I neglected certain things I shouldn`t have but I wasn`t enthralled to the point of losing more important things in my life.

What really pisses me off is how stupid parents and the general population loves to dramatize things that they don`t understand. Do you think the mother has ever had a hobby or passion she invested hours on end in? I doubt it. Do you think the reporter, producer, editor or the entire god damn television network cares about whether this is a justifiable concern or not? No, but it gets ratings.

It`s a hobby. Some people take it too seriously. Big surprise. People take a lot of hobbies too seriously.

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Female 1
My fiance is somewhat addicted to this game.
He works, but before & after work he usually goes on. If I don`t say anything he can be on for 4-8 hrs. I honestly don`t know whats so great about this game...I`ve watched him play. lol
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Male 405
ok the mom needs to not go to freakin abc or whatever and go to like western psych for that kid seriously put him in WPIC he cant kill himself in there and he wont be playing that damn game though WoW is fun it really is too slow for me to play 16 hours also when kid gets out of rehab or wutever institution he goes on he needs weekel therapy then the mother should take the comp away say he get comp back when he go to school get internet and subscription back whne he gets a lif(job) and can pay for those utilities himself hopefully like the 2-4 weeks in an institution can break his addiction plus needing to pay fo it himself and sta good in school he wont be able to paly it as much and as soon as he lsoes job or grades slip mom goes bam computer away
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Female 2,552
Maybe he`ll stop once he becomes fat and the only muscle he can move are his fingers?
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Female 2,552
SIXTEEN HOURS per DAY?!!
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Male 12
haha I used to play games on the comp for 16 hours a day :S. I never played WoW though, I didn`t want to lose all that money paying for it monthly lol. I had a friend through a game who stayed up for 2 days then slept for one lol, it sounded like a good system to me. anyway back on topic I don`t think playing for hours and hours on end is bad, but when you let it get in the way of school and life in general thats when its bad
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Female 3,562
To the guy who said the guy just needs to get laid, it`s not that simple. My last boyfriend played up to 14 hours a day of RPGs, getting laid didn`t stop that.
But he still wasn`t half as bad as this kid.
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Female 152
I`m sick of people blaming video games, tv, books, movie, etc. on their problems. As far as I`m concerned, the mother should take the computer fully out of the house, and take the kid to get help. Stop crying about it, it won`t get you anywhere.
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Male 45
I love Rpgs and all including WoW but dropping out of school......what a drattard.B-|
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Female 408
Heh. WoW is not bad. Punching holes in the wall is...their walls are very thin.
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Female 999
ok, that 13 yearold Chineese brat that offed himself?
1)how "gifted was he, that he killed himself for a game
2)how did the parents let their child play this dumb game for 36 hours
3)hes just a Chineese. theyre a dime a million.

YAYAYAYAY Francesux!!

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Female 174
Joesus said "i think his mum should be more upset about his aweful taste in music."

That too...haha

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Female 174
Addiction to technology? We are all addicted to technology (that is those of us in industrialized countries). It`s not the game that is the problem, it is the kid`s behavior and the parent`s lack thereof.
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Male 404
HAHAHAHAHAHA rofl AN ASIAN KID KILLED HIMSELF OVER IT, HAHAHAHAHAHA what a loser, anyways WoW is not nearly worth 15$ a month i played for one month cause my friend got it then i was like " f this its gay"
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Male 197
i think his mum should be more upset about his aweful taste in music.
WoW isnt violent lol, that idiot would be violent anyway, he needs a life
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Male 38
What a nerd
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Female 578
[quote]On 10/9/2006 8:33:22 AM wauwa1983x wrote: Woah, that guy is a geek!![/quote]
no. a geek has more intelligence than this.
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Male 254
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That mom either:
A. Needs to grow up and drating beat the poo out of this kid to make him stop. If he`s being a dick and getting all violent over this, he deserves it
B. Cut off the internet
C. Break the computer and make him pay for it, if he plays 16 hours a day theres no way this kid has a job to pay for a new one.
D. Make him shave, no one likes a dirtlip.
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Male 619
I`m sooooo glad i never got WoW Any of my friends plan to get it i kill thier computer
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Male 3,060
haha...that southpark was awesome.
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Female 198
yeah, that sounds a bit like me :D jk but i do love World of Warcraft
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Female 449
if i was his mum i would smash his computer up
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Male 277
i think someone needs an itervention but seriously did they have to sell there doors or something to pay for the subscription the guy needs to get a life
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Female 406
pull the plug, smash the computer, kick out the kid and stop crying
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Female 243
OMG this kid needs to get out more-litrally.My mum says Im addicted,Im not that bad this boy just whack man-WHACK!
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Female 2,761
BTW, you all are my FRIENDS! We`ve never met and we`re from different countries, but MAN! I love you!
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Male 178
LOL i love the part when the reporter says that WoW is an ilness...
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Male 29
ur nuts all!!!(kidding) this guy reminds me of a friend of me! played wow all day!! now he has stopped damn kid smoke weed instead-......
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Female 340
take the damn computer away, not that hard. Oh, and than they can afford the stupid computer w/ internet but they don`t have any doors up??? I would kikk myself too if I played that game for 3o some hours straight too. What the hell is wrong with some of these people. Use the brain.
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Male 332
Everybody hide! I`m 18 and I play violent video games! I could snap at any moment!
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Female 195
My brother is insainly addicted to it. He gets up, and starts playing. He doesnt stop unless his girlfriend (whom is also addicted and plays it) comes over. Then they lock their door and do gross things, and when thats over, they get on and start playing. All of his friends are addicted too. When they come over they take turns on the computer playing this stupid game! I tried playing but only got to level 13 before I realised it was stupid.
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Male 332
Bahaha, he`s played 16 hours a day for 18 months and has no epics? bahahaha! I love how they blow it way out of proportion with stuff like "it`s a drop in the bucket" and using extreme examples.

Btw, I`m not biased, I`ve been sober for 3 months :) Just hooked on I-A-B and webcomics and other computer games, and xbox, and gamecube, and the upcoming Wii launch, and working to get money for the upcoming Wii launch, and OH NOES! I`M ADDICTED TO THE INTERNETS!

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Female 85
I play WoW, but not even CLOSE to that bad, not even CLOSE to addicted, its a fun game but the most i played was for 5 hours straight. usually its only for an hour or 2.
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Male 2,057
thats weird, cos you`d think that he wouldnt play WoW so much cos its not very good, ive seen better

even warcraft 3 is better so ive heard

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Male 498
lol he talking about him reight next to him AND HE DONT CARE lol
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Male 95
DUHDUHDUHDUHDUHDUHDUHDUDHUDUH

BATMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN


POSSUM THE OTHER WHITE MEAT WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

FLARGHNARGHSHIZNAT

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Male 181
lol reminds me of the new epidsode of south park : )
"mom! more hot pockets!!!"
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Male 105
it`s just a game... they get all scared of it.

personally, i do not like world of warcraft, but i don`t like it when the news skewers something that thousands of people love.

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Female 1,596
I`m kindof addicted to the interweb but I go to school and I play traveling soccer, so he should join Cross Country or something.
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Female 180
I was like that with FFXI. But quit because I realised 1. I sucked 2. I needed a life
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Male 904
melly89 - there`s a TV show dedicated to Carp? The fish? Soz just joking!

People are saying this can`t be an addiction because its not a physical fom, but people get addicted to gambling, so I suppose this would fall into the same box. When I were a kid though, I`d be forced into doing all my homework/chores etc. before Sonic The Hedgehog reared his spikey blue head!!!

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Female 190
Like me,Only I just surf and Chat to random people on the internet
;DOnly diffrence is that I care about school and I never get the computer for 16 hrs straight,
Got it for 14 once...
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Male 68
MOM, BATHROOM. BATHROOM!
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Female 52
Actually, truthfully, the kid doesn`t LOOK that bad off. His mom`s the one who looks like she needs to go outside and get some sunlight. Dear god what`s wrong with her teeth? Also, I think his mom should tell him to either go back to school or get a job to pay for his own WoW account. That drating woman needs to get a life and stop overreacting. At least he`s not out getting in trouble and experimenting with drugs.
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Female 811
Woah, that guy is a geek!!
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Female 9
ebsha your so right.. this is a Perth program and its full of carp!! but it is true, this whole WoW thing and Runescape e.t.c it takes up peoples lives.. i have a group of friends and thats all their conversation consists of it, bores me to tears.. yet their parents pay for it.. infact most of them have parents who play.. and its stupid.
I think its ok to play like 1hr a day or so thats fine. and the whole having friends in other countries.. that makes sence. we talk to our neightbours over email so what makes that more valid then talking to someone 1000 kms away by email...

ok thats my rant over ;)

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Male 2,567
poor mom
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Male 4,431
What a shame that mom enables this kind of behavior. If my daughter decided to drop out of school, and not work to boot, she`d be finding that, amazingly, her computer time, phone time, TV time, music time (you know, anything that cost money or used electricity--other than the bare essentials) would be completely eliminated `til she earned enough money to pay for them herself or until she went back to school, which, at that bloke`s age, I reckon is his job. Oh, and, at 18, she`d find her ass on the curb, too, if those were her life choices. Taking responsiblity for our own actions is a dying concept, which is a shame. This mom wasn`t taking responsiblity for allowing his behavior to occur.

What a shame.

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Male 162
I play Wow but bloody hell... SIXTEEN HOURS??!
Thats insane!
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Male 51
Hi!
My name is AcidFoxx.
I`m... an... addict
*sob*

Quick! pass the nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, propanol before I commit suicide.

seriously though: an addiction has been the same throughout history, all that has changed now is the form =P

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Male 12
meh this is bothering me, stop calling it a disease! a disease is something that eats and destroys your physical form! its not the same thing as a damn addiction.
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Male 888
This is stupid. Its like smoking? I`ll be laughing when they come out with an arm patch to help your body cope without having MMO`s.

Parents should just step up and take some action. Look into what your child is doing. She could have prevented it all together if she used the built-in parental controls.

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Male 210
Can`t she just.. Cancel the subscription? I mean, if the son is, like, pretty much ruining the house, You`re payin` double. >>;

That and he needs a life. D: Before he hurts someone.

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Male 329
Lol. Just like my house mate.
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Male 2,216
The guy asked him about talking in an American accent when it sounded pretty Australian to me.
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Female 150
Boy, people sure love to throw around the word "addiction". I`d stick with "bad parenting" in this case.

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Male 34
All the Mom would have to do is take away the modem cord. Or better yet, the monitor power cord.
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Female 84
WTF?! To the kid who killed himself because of the game.
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Male 286
How come more and more people are getting "addicted" to anything they can? Flaws in weak minded people too scared to get on with life. Its sad and pathetic that this guy can say hes addicted to a game, and have to agree with EDDY23, the mother should quit her attention seeking bithcing and ditch the kids PC. Problem solved
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Male 904
Francesux you run out of pills?

My brother is a bit like this, though no-where near as bad. At least he paid his WoW subscription himself, then he cancelled it cos he realised it was a load of $hite. No its Command and Conquer Something-or-other.

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Female 198
pfft, this was shown on a tv `news` program that will sue anyone/make anyones life miserable/blame computers/music/books for teen mood swings just to get good ratings.

Sure, the kid has an addiction to a nerd-game. Why doesn`t she discuss it with her kid instead of the national over-dramatising program. Or, as some-one else suggested, just stop paying an force the kid to give it up. OR make the kid get a freakin job or go to TAFE or something worthwhile.

Basically, this program shows only one side of this story.

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Male 396
mmorpgs move too slowly but some rpgs out there are the sh.it like ffx or oblivion or (i hate to say it) fable
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Female 578
I agree that this kid is spending way too much time getting involved in a game, I don`t think that all mmo`s are bad. I think it`s depends on your own personality whether you`d get addicted or not. I`ve played Rose in the past and Maplestory now just to keep up with some old friends and relax after doing homework, but my brother has a very addictive personality and would become pretty bad, not as bad as this guy, but still.
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Female 1,158
Okay, I don`t know what I would do if I were his mom, since he might get really violent if she stopped paying and took the computer away, I wouldn`t want to cause him to kill himself.. So I don`t know.. but his mom`s teeth are NAAASTAAAAAY. Gross.
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Male 396
its not that i cant spell its that i dont edit or care u grammar nazi
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Male 396
silence virgins!!!!!1111
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Male 651
You shouldn`t talk about doing things right when you can`t even spell, FRANCESUX.
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Female 23
Not only is that mother letting him keep his computer, which I would not do, she`s paying for that account.
It`s not his problem so much as her problem. Be a mother and take control of him - if he could handle all obstacles on his own at that age, there wouldn`t be much purpose for her, now would there?
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Female 578
[quote]On 10/9/2006 3:19:31 AM FRANCESUX wrote: )-| if u dont think that getting laid solves all yr problems then u arent doing it right [/quote]
I agree with boxtop on this one.
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Male 396
)-| if u dont think that getting laid solves all yr problems then u arent doing it right
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Male 396
derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr wutt u say
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Male 651
"Please, stop wasting your money on these games and GO GET A HOOKER, because people like that seriously need to get laid."

I`d rather not waste my money on a hooker, thanks. I`d rather get myself a real woman. And you do realize that simply "getting laid" doesn`t solve all of life`s problems for the average male.

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Male 651
Dude, FRANCESUX, can`t you say ANYTHING intelligent?
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Male 349
I play WoW but im not that adicted....maybe like 6 hours at a time at max but i cant become that adicted.....would be unfair to my alchoholism and cleptomania
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Female 80
Hm. I don`t approve of the idea that video games and movies making people want to shoot other people, but the kid needs a life. Most people like that do. Please, stop wasting your money on these games and GO GET A HOOKER, because people like that seriously need to get laid. K thanks.
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Female 3,696
I feel bad for people who play WoW....because of people like this kid who are addicted to it and I can`t help but think they give Wow players a bad name. I don`t play it but my older brother does and a few friends too...they`re not all crazy....right?
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Male 458
If it`s really gotten that bad to the point where the kid`s going to school, the mom should pull the computer plug cut it into pieces instead of just crying about it.
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Female 3,562
Yet another thing for psyco kids to get addicted to. Sure it`s becoming more common, only because the game is so common, not because it inherrintly leads to addiction. I`m 20 years old and I`ve never been addicted to a videogame in my life.
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Male 285
16 hours a day?
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Male 64
LOL who gives a freaking paladin draconian deflector, such noobs...he probably thinks he can do damage LOLOLOL
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Male 269
canx the isp, discipline the kid & get over your self, my addiction is listening to insane humans trying to convince me their insanity is real

now that another addition has been identified by insane people, i guess the opposite would be adhd

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Male 651
This guy actually looks and sounds like me, only I spend most of my time web surfing, and I actually try to do well in school, as well as keep up a relationship with my parents even though I`m in my room for four hours straight. Sometimes though I deviate from my computer to go watch TV or eat something or read something. I`ve also never punched a hole in a wall if I get pwned.

WoW sucks anyway. I hate RPGs that have assloads of stats that you have to manage. And the community`s probably full of lamers.

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Male 908
Ever since the Southpark episode I have loved this stuff :P
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Female 3,696
The kid would probably suffer severe withdrawl.

This has happened with my friend...seriously, she shunned all of her friends to play world of warcraft ¬_¬

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Male 602
Geez, why doesn`t his mom just stop paying every month.
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Male 503
Link: WoW: The addiction [Rate Link] - If this looks like you, get up from the computer and go outside.
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