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Why Do 10 Million People Play World Of Warcraft?
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Why do 10 Million people play World of Warcraft?

In the United States today, it is believed that at least 10 million people play the video game World of Warcraft.

Take a moment to digest that epic number.

That is a lot of people.

Those of you who have never played, your curiosity has probably led you here today to see just what on earth is going on.

Why do so many people play?

Those who play World of Warcraft, want to experience things not possible in reality, for example:

  • Slaying Fire-breathing Dragons, and Roaming Ice Giants.
  • Depicting yourself as an Orc, Elf, Goblin, or some other fantasy creature.
  • Wage warfare in a playful manner.
  • Opportunity to 'quest' and do purposeful things without fear of death or consequences.

The scope of such a statement is infinitely vast; people may want to experience what it is like to be a Hero, or they want to experience fantasy adventure without fear of dying, and some, just want to be an Orc warrior with a Monstrous Ax.

All the people who play World of Warcraft use it as an escape from reality. In most cases, playing for such a reason is usually not healthy, as some people become so absorbed into the game that they neglect their own personal life, to the point that if their World of Warcraft accounts were to be deleted, they would feel a sense of worthlessness.

Okay, it highly addictive and that is bad, right?

World of Warcraft is probably the most realistic fantasy world ever created; Players become so obsessed with how realistic it is, and often forget there is life outside of the basement; A statement many who play World of Warcraft fail to shamefully admit.

However, there is a bright side, as World of Warcraft can definitely compliment a persons life as a great hobby: For kids and adults alike. It's easily one of most amazing video games ever created, and it should be something that everybody should experience. The following tips are basic but fundamental ways to prevent any sort of video game addiction.

Tips to balance life while you play World of Warcraft:

  1. Exercise daily and don’t eat excessively – Don’t ever ‘let go of yourself’ because of a video game.
  2. Be enrolled in school, a learning institute, or even a club - even if you work fulltime, continuing education is vital in life.
  3. Be genuinely happy working a career you enjoy – If not, explore something else and work at it.
  4. Always be social with the opposite sex, maintain healthy sexual relations.
  5. Engage is something physically competitive once a week – Tennis, Basketball, Water Polo.
  6. Always go 'out' and just do something fun and adventurous. Go to a Bar, Nightclub, Restaurant, anything that involves being with other people.
  7. Never priotize World of Warcraft.

Now, I do understand it is odd to advise others on how to live life while playing a video game, but the cold hard truth is that a majority of people who play World of Warcraft do not follow the above rules and often end up very unhappy with their personal lives.

However, Those who play World of Warcraft and are able to maintain a balance in their life, will preach it is one of the most gratifying experiences.

That being said, there are various ways you can get started and play world of warcraft, before you do look into some world of warcraft tips before getting started, so that you get the most out of your online fantasy adventure.


Street Talk

Bebo  

I play world of warcraft and i'm not addicted at all, and every single person i've met so far in-game, has actually a good life that doesn't need such balance stuff, and about being around with the opposite sex, people play with their wives, girlfriends or even meet their future soul-mate in this game, over-all, this game is great, and not all people are "O_O WoW 24/7"

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  about 8 years ago

I haven't played because I would be one of those addicted. My friends tell me it is a great video game. Thanks for an informative article.

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  about 8 years ago

I've never really been into computer games but I can understand how it can become so addictive. Its not only that people start to identify with their avatar it's the fact that you're part of such a big community. !0 million people is a lot, there must be something good about it!

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  about 8 years ago

I've been pretty big on games growing up but I've sort of steered away from games even though i still play a game or two from time to time online usually. I think we're all gamers in some fashion or sense.

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  about 8 years ago
  

Same here, because as adults we have to make a living :)

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  about 8 years ago
Ai Hoon  

Hi Nick M, I used to be obsessed with WOW too and before that I played Lineage and Ragnarok. It was difficult to not be addicted to games when there are so many things you can do and so many people you can interact with. I still play WOW though, like once a month now, LOL. Your tips about how to not prioritize WOW are good and practical. These apply for those who are addicted to FB too (those who check every sec for updates, pics, and playing games on FB). Good article and thanks for reminding me of my alternate life in WOW. I'll return there when I'm ready to retire from work :)

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  about 8 years ago

We do not have WOW at our house. However, we have other video games. I have found that one way to "balance life" is to set a timer so that there is an audible reminder that it's time to get up and do something. Otherwise, on other games, my kids say keep thinking, "If I do just one more thing," or "finish just one more level." It happens over and over. Before they know it, the day is over and they have nothing to show for it. You have a great article w/ good advice

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  about 8 years ago
  

Thanks for the feedback. The Timer is the best option, and also realizing that the "just one more level" mindset is fast and loose.

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  about 8 years ago
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