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Heroes Community > Tournament of Honor > Thread: Addiction
Thread: Addiction
M0cara
M0cara

Tavern Dweller
posted November 30, 2006 07:01 PM

Addiction

<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=419276&in_page_id=1770">Thought you guys would identify with this :-)</a>

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M0cara
M0cara

Tavern Dweller
posted November 30, 2006 07:03 PM

Hmmmm...guess html doesnt work here, so here is the link

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=419276&in_page_id=1770

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Lord_Woock
Lord_Woock


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Undefeatable Hero
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posted November 30, 2006 07:19 PM

Try this way
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arteman
arteman


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posted December 01, 2006 08:28 AM

Quote:
Hmmmm...guess html doesnt work here, so here is the link

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=419276&in_page_id=1770


Hehe, true!
And the first, who will deny his addiction is the most addict one.
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friendofgunnar
friendofgunnar


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posted December 01, 2006 11:17 AM

So this doesn't really make a lot of sense if you think about it.

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Last night Prof Griffiths said it was a largely adult phenomenon because most online gaming sites require a credit card subscription, the average age of an online gamer is 29 to 30.


29-30 year olds are at the prime of their life.  They're out there building careers and starting families. And if they're not starting families then they would presumably have a lot of cash to blow on fun stuff like going out to restaurants, or going on vacations, or camping etc...

The point I'm driving at is wouldn't it be more logical if senior citizens were video game addicts?  They have all the time in the world to waste on useless pursuits. They don't have jobs to go to, no responsibilities, and spouses really don't have any room to complain.  Plus every month old people get social security checks that they can blow on MMPORGS.  I mean are old people so different that they would find bingo and shuffleboard more stimulating than World of Warcraft? Where's the logic?


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kookastar
kookastar


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Legendary Hero
posted December 01, 2006 11:24 AM

pokies have less buttons

This would be a great way for the elderly to socialise though - playing games online.

Some of the students at my school do 'workshops' with people living in retirement villages/homes on basic computer skills and email - internet searching etc.  Once they get the hang of it they seem to embrace it
maybe we could start trying to get them onto this - any recommendations for games?

I guess when we are 80 we will be the generation addicted to online computer games {if we aren't becoming godlike and infinate, which hopefully we will be so I for one will probably still have to work... }

However, by then there will probably be some other amusement we neglect



a little like playing HOMM3 when 5 is so much fancier
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LionHeart
LionHeart

Tavern Dweller
posted December 01, 2006 11:36 AM
Edited by LionHeart at 11:37, 01 Dec 2006.

not to be insensitive... BUT

Quote from the article, "An EverQuest Widows support group has been set up for people who have lost partners through the game."

LMAO

How awkward must the wives feel.  On the right hand side there's a widow crying over her husband that gambled away millions and committed suicide.  On the left hand side there's a widow sobbing over her husband who died due to a cocaine overdose.  And finally, last but (not?) least, there's the widow in between whose husband died due to 'overgaming'.  Is that not the funniest thing you've ever heard?

Unless of course the group consists of virtual meetings between Queen's and/or Princess's who's husbands were slain by some sort of creature in the game.
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insatiable
insatiable


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Ultimate N00bidity
posted December 01, 2006 07:32 PM

WOOW VICE CITY
ROCKZZZZ
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prometheus
prometheus


Adventuring Hero
Knight of the Oracle
posted December 02, 2006 10:45 AM
Edited by prometheus at 10:53, 02 Dec 2006.

Mostly, the game "widows" arent really widows in that sense, its a metaphor because the husband spends all his time playing games.

This is well documented but its not a new phenomena.  Before video games there were sports widows, golf widows, work widows, etc.  Its just the latest preoccupation.

I spent time in both worlds.  I played heroes for years and everquest for years.  Heroes is healthier as a long term preoccupation imo.  As for similarities, with Everquest you can organize armies of real people to wage virtual battles with a computer "boss" and his hordes.  In Heroes you organize imaginary armies to do battle with a human adversary.

EQ Guilds are always looking for new players.

Hows it going Mocara?
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