World of Warcrack?

Now, addiction is a pretty serious word - in a nutshell, it means you can't function without - that you'll forego worthy needs and ambitions (food, minimal sleep, work) to do something a normal, healthy person doesn't need to do. With that in mind, let's look at Twitch Expert's interview with a self-proclaimed gaming addiction expert, Dr. Maressa Orzack.

RW: According to your research, and your experience with patients, how many addicted gamers are there today?

Orzack: Well, let's take World of Warcraft as an example. Let's say there are around 6 million subscribers for the game. I'd say that 40 percent of the players are addicted.

Well, her figures don't sound scientific, but let's say they are. 40% addicted and about 40% are playing at level 60, coincidence?

In all seriousness, we all know a gamer whose priorities are severely messed up. Real life first, gents and gent-ettes.

Read up on MMO addiction at Twitch Expert .


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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

About The Author

Jeff
Jeff's interest in online games stretches back to organizing neighborhood Unreal tournaments as a teenager, but when a college roommate introduced him to EverQuest, an interest became an obsession. Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game since.

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