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|11-05-2011 10:08 AM|
You misunderstand a physical addiction, either that or your analogies are way off. You're right, your body doesn't become "addicted" to going at speed down a hill, then getting thrown around. It gets addicted to the adrenaline and other hormones/enzymes released due to that excitement.
It is probably true that WOW is in most cases a mental addiction, however, it can become a physical addiction if your body becomes attached to the chemicals released through playing it, or it replaces your social interaction altogether.
|11-02-2011 01:14 PM|
Originally Posted by Tristan-NZ View Post
Just like snowboarding - your body really does not want you to throw yourself down a mountain at high speeds.
That's what makes it a mental addiction.
No hard feelings - I am amazed though at people investing so much of life into fiction - but to each their own.
|10-25-2011 01:06 AM|
played wow from classic (hard core 25man progression raider) to the day after i got my pass last season. got a demo week, played like 2 hours, no interest. in the summer i hiked/mountain climbed. between work, wife, drinking and trying to do as many days on mountain as possible i dont even have time to remember to miss it.
only thing is my brother is still there, and i miss that, its a good outlet for him, and gaming was something we could always do regardless of geography. def gonna log some time on d3, but it probably will be pretty mellow.
|10-25-2011 12:59 AM|
|Kahanquest||I have been on and off games many times for my whole life, never too All games. Especially online. But every time I quit playing for extended periods, life got better. More free, and real. I encourage change. Routines are the hardest thing to change in life. If it's hard to quit, it's for a reason. The snow is coming. Freeride.|
|10-23-2011 06:28 PM|
Try playing games that don't have more than 10-15 hours of game play built in (and no multiplayer). That way you're only addicted for a week and can go back to normal when you're done.
Or, play a game that teaches you a real world skill. I learned to play the drums off of rock ban (and subsequently buying a real electronic kit practice on). Had my first real drum lesson today. The instructor was impressed with how much of the beginner stuff I simply don't need to do.
|10-20-2011 06:25 PM|
|HoboMaster||It's definitely an addiction, but one of the biggest things that make MMO's addictive is the social/peer pressure aspect. You can log into COD and shoot people for an hour and log off. If your playing endgame in a MMO, there are like 20 people counting on you to show up, and a lot of pressure to preform. It's like a digital social life, which is why people can spend countless hours doing it.|
|10-20-2011 03:50 PM|
Originally Posted by kpd2003 View Post
Edit: was an addiction (for me)
|10-20-2011 10:00 AM|
Physical addiction vs. Mental Addiction
thats like smoking meth vs. smoking weed ...... (deion comes flying in) "Come on, Man."
|10-19-2011 05:31 PM|
Originally Posted by Milo303 View Post
Over the past month I've quit smoking which IMO was so much easier than quitting games. But still not easy
|10-19-2011 05:13 PM|
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