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 .