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40% of World of Warcraft Players Addicted?

Posted Thu, Aug 10, 2006 by Ethec

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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