The lights are on
Whether you buy into the idea that someone can truly be addicted to a video game or not, I think we can all agree that some people get so obsessed with some games -- especially MMOs like World of Warcraft -- that their lives are negatively affected. Anthony Rosner is one such person.
In a short documentary entitled "IRL," Rosner takes a lighthearted look at how much of his life he spent on this game, the problems it caused for him, and what changed when he stopped playing. You can watch the full seven-and-a-half minute feature below. Even if you're a current happy WoW subscriber like myself, I think it's well worth taking a look.
I played Wow when it first came out then when the lich king expansion came out i got my own acount. When deathwing expansion came out a few months after i got it i Quit wow. Reasion's one i dont have a job well... because im 13. two i have school.
haha this is too much! now the next in line to cause problems will probably be Skyrim lol
Congrats! good for you! Time to live in the Real World and see real people! And get a job so you can live and have food and everything else. Thumbs up!
Wow is good game for me
because,this is very interesting game and i spent a lot of time ,
so,i'm not lonely now..
anyway i want new virsion of WoW
waiting for you ~
Coming from a Vanilla veteran, there are two words which every WoW player could stand to learn...Personal Responsibility
Ultimately, if Anthony can help countless others with the same problem as he had through this amazing film... then that's not six years wasted at all in my opinion.
Any addiction is painful and life-debilitating, be it gaming, food or gambling. Unfortunately it's not until you're through to the other side that you realise just how dangerous it really was.
I can't see blizzard posting this film on their site anytime soon, though ;>
that was pretty cool. haha
This was really interesting. I played for about 6 years, but only 3 of those were spent being really hardcore about it. Its great that he finally quit for good though. Some people cant just play for a few hours at a time. Even now that its been quite a while since I last played, if I ever log onto a friends account or something, its really hard for me to get off.
I remember my first few years of playing. I would ignore school work, occasionally even skip. When I was at school I couldn't focus because I had WoW on my mind. When I got a part time, under the table job, I would make an excuse to leave work early to make it on time for guild raids. It just really screwed up the important years of my life. Even now, as I'm in college it's still making an impact, though not as bad as when it started. The hype has gone down drastically, but now I just feel obligated to play it for the sole fact that I've dumped so much time in it.