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LifeSupport



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PostSubject: Most Addictive Games.....   Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:59 pm

Hey all, I rather not use my real name Razz, so I'll be known as Lifesupport on this forum. Personally I don't think computer games are BAD, they quite entertaining, but when they begin to take perference over more important things such as school, family or work, then you know its time to stop and prehaps look for help.

Just to get things rolling I thought I start a topic on what some of the most addictive games are, and what makes them so addictive. Below is a list of what I believe to be some of the most addictive games currently on the internet.

World of War Craft (currently having a population of 9.3 million, a little under half of Australia's Population Shocked )
Defence of the Ancient (DOTA)
Everquest
Maplestory
Second Life


So What makes these games so addictive? My guess is it because most of them allow us to escape reality, and enter a world where we can become whatever we want with relative ease. Essentially what these games allow us to do is live an imaginery and glorified life through our avatar (character which represents you in a game). I think the main reason people play these games, is that they find it more interesting than reality, and prehaps they gain a sense of accomplishment by completing 'quests' and 'missions' in game which they don't feel they can obtain in real life.

One reason why it maybe so hard to quit these games, is that by doing so you abandon your virtual character and also the supposed 'friendships' that you formed during your time in the game.

any comments, additions on the topic is welcome.

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Most Addictive Games.....   Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:12 am

there are alot of addicting games for alot of different gamers, they can be competitive or just to escape the real world like you said. for instance, halo, is a game with ideas of the future. planet travel. meeting another intelligent life form ect. i also think that gamers dont want to loose all the work they put into the character, or want to get better so they are thought of as or godly or elite(1337) thats for the competitive gamers like me. i was never a popular guy in school, so a game i can play where i can be respected and well liked is a haven. not the right sort of solution, but it really does help in our minds.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Addictive Games.....   Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:24 am

Starcraft
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PostSubject: Re: Most Addictive Games.....   Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:14 pm

WOW for sure
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PostSubject: Re: Most Addictive Games.....   Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:42 pm

League of legends for me. Also watching anything pro-level. Whether it be league, starcraft, street fighter, mortal kombat, and a whole host of other stuff. Also let's plays of various games.
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