View Poll Results: Do you play WoW because you are Addicted, or another reason?

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  • Being completely honest, yes i am Addicted, I have to login each day to get my fix

    17 11.04%
  • Nothing really has captivated me like WoW, so I continue to play it

    84 54.55%
  • I don't play this horrible game anymore

    18 11.69%
  • Other - (Specify)

    35 22.73%
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  1. #1

    Do you play WoW because you are Addicted, or another reason?

    Lets face it, the game has been out for 8ish years. One does not simply keep playing because there are not better games out there now, there are more underlying reasons.

    Do you play WoW because you are addicted to it? For example, you cant get yourself to get away from it because you believe you invested already too much time into it to even consider seriously playing another game?

    I think a vast majority of people don't give other games a chance precisely because they are addicted, and therefore treat all other games as "second class" to their one and only god that is WoW (that they just cant get away from).

    Is there another reason entirely that you play WoW?

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    Mostly just to pass the time. I have plenty of games to occupy my interest. WoW just holds a niche in the MMORPG grouping for me.

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    I play WoW because I still enjoy the story, lore, and variety in gameplay. All these different races, classes and specs to play! I have other (single-player) games I enjoy, but the MMO for me is WoW.
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    Oh trust me, I play WoW because it's still the better MMO out there. I've tried Rift, Swtor, GW2(beta) and non of them made me want to play like WoW did. So yes, one does simply play keep playing because there are no better games out there.
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  5. #5
    Exactly that, addicted. You make a lot of good points. I've been playing games of this genre back since the commodore 64 days. Always been addicted to games like, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior/Quest. The thing about those games is they come to an end, this game however never comes to an end, i hope. To tell you the truth, if I wasn't home playing Wow I would probably be in the bar drinking or some other stuff, too old for that, so Wow it is :P.

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    The game offers nothing but a skinner box-isque play style where 90% of the time we are working for the 10% time we are rewarded for our endeavors.

    Anyone who finds Wow or any mmo enjoyable is addicted to some extent, this can extend to any type of online game in general.

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    I like playing RPGs. Have my whole life. Add to that I like playing cooperative multiplayer and MMOs pretty much hold the market. This one is the friendliest for me since I don't have a lot of free time in a given day and my schedule is based around family and work first.

  8. #8
    I enjoy playing WoW. I've been playing off and on since Vanilla and regardless of how much time/money I've put into it, I don't feel like it's "too much" to break away from it. I have friends here, I enjoy the content, and there's plenty for me to do to pass time - yet I've been playing especially casually for the past few months because real life has just gotten in the way of serious play. I don't consider myself addicted. I could step away - and have - from the game without dying to come back. The biggest issue for me would be leaving behind WoW-friends, and even that's easily remedied.

    Every time I've taken a break and come back to WoW, it's been less of an "OMG I really, really, REALLY want to play this game" and more like "Oh yeah, I used to play this - I guess I'll take up a trial account and see if it's still fun." So if you consider that being addicted...shrug.
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    I enjoy the game and playing my characters. Nothing more, nothing less
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  10. #10
    OP smells greatly of bias. I don't play anymore, but your poll and tone are... blech.

  11. #11
    Think Cataclysm cured most of what addictions there were.

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by medievalman1 View Post
    OP smells greatly of bias. I don't play anymore, but your poll and tone are... blech.
    I definitely dont play it as much as I used to, but I still do play from time to time. I dunno, the glamour of panda land and cheerful sprites and cute pets sort of wore me thin on my enjoyment. The raids arent as epic feeling because everyone and their dog can faceroll their way through with their new lfr option. The mystery, and prestige are all but gone, and that will never be a part of the game again.

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    The things that keep me raiding 9 hours a week are the people I play with. I have been raiding with several of them for at least a year, and my co-gm for about 2.5 years now. I consider them as close as my "IRL" friends.

    When the content is really good (like this tier) it's just an added bonus that makes it that much more enjoyable.

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    I play because I often have nothing better to do. Not many friends. No GF, and honestly I'm not much of a gamer outside of WoW.

    I've tried other MMOs, but they never really did much for me. I like WoW and all, but honestly if I could find something that I enjoyed outside of the computer, I'd go do that instead.

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    I was addicted all throughout vanilla and BC, most of the reason I dropped out of school when I was younger. Now I hardly play games at all though because after playing until early Cata I just feel burned out on every game for some reason.

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    I play WoW because I enjoy it over most other games and I play games beside WoW.

    The only reason I give most other games a chance is because my friends play them and let me try it out (especially for online games).
    Luckily I had a friend who was into <game X>, so I could try it out and save myself from paying 60 euro for that >.<

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaylock View Post
    I definitely dont play it as much as I used to, but I still do play from time to time. I dunno, the glamour of panda land and cheerful sprites and cute pets sort of wore me thin on my enjoyment. The raids arent as epic feeling because everyone and their dog can faceroll their way through with their new lfr option. The mystery, and prestige are all but gone, and that will never be a part of the game again.
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  17. #17
    My friends play the game, that is my reason ;P
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  18. #18
    Shock horror, I have fun with WoW. I know, mad isn't it.

  19. #19
    I play because I still have fun.

    edit: great poll choices oO
    Last edited by wilqq; 2013-03-19 at 10:19 PM.

  20. #20
    I stopped really enjoying the game past wrath ( just based on the merits of the game) i did have fun in cata but it was really because of the people i played with and most of the people quit before mop so i did heroic raiding with another guild but it wasn't the same.

    Quit shortly after since i did enjoy the game and my close wow friends had moved on so i quit as well.

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