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Are RPG's to addictive?

Updated on December 13, 2013

When is a game to addicting?

Lets get this straight, I am a christian, and my religion will be brought up, but this page is not just for christians, it is to help people who are addicted to video games.

I will not condemn a game just because its a RPG, in fact RPGS (role playing games) are among my favorite video game genres. There is a certain sense of accomplishment in building a character up from scratch and watching him/her become more powerful. I love it.

Exodus ( ) says, "tho shall have no other gods before me." I think anything that we put before God is a god to us. Let me explain, money, clothes, TV, anything we think is more important then God is an idol, God wants us to think He is the most important thing in our lives. And to be honest sometimes i would rather play a video game then read my bible. Especially when a game is really addictive. And RPGS are addictive to me.

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The point of this module is to see if you are addicted to a game and if you are clarifies why I think that is bad.

God should be the most important thing in our lives. But sometimes He is not. I, for one, tend to get caught up in games I play, especially RPGS. Video games tend to be addictive because they are fun. RPG's are even more addictive because you want your character to become stronger. Right a way your character is weak, and naturally you want to change that, but this involves work (the fun kind) become powerful is fun and satisfying, but it can be hard to stop playing a RPG.

Now first of all I am going to clarify that RPG's are not the only addictive games out their. And second of all I think it is fine to play video games as long as your priories are straight. Also just because you play video game a lot does not mean you are addicted to them, somedays I don't work I play for 8+ hours but I am not addicted, I can stop whenever and sometimes I go days without playing them because I have other stuff to do. I think you are addicted to video games if and only if you play them instead of doing other things you know you should. If you have a test coming up and you don't study for it even though you know you should and play games anyway then you have a problem. Or if you play a game instead of going to church, you have a problem.


I don't think that you have to stop playing video games because of addiction or go to extreme measures like therapy. I think that the best way to hand video game addiction is to just stop playing them for a few days (or weeks, or months) and then start playing them again slowly. Know thats just what I think does anyone have a better idea. If you do please contact me or leave a comment below.

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      Dan 5 years ago from CNY

      I was really addicted to WoW, and I played it for 7yrs. If it wasn't for me losing my job(not because of, and them changing the game I still probably would have played it. Now I play a more mature mmorpg, and I am more casual with my gameplay.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fasting from gaming or unplugging from a particular program and doing something with family, reading a book or going for walk are all great ways to disconnect for a time from that ONE game (like Skyrim) that is just too hard to put down.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i think that if you are addicted to games you have to stop and do something fun like hang out with your fiends, once you remember that their is a world out their you will be fine

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think you are right in being worried about game addiction because as christians we should not idolize anything before God. Fantasy games are great but we must remember they are not grounded in reality and may sometimes be a bad influence on us.

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      Lynne Modranski 6 years ago from Ohio

      The worst part about video game addiction is that it's hard to detect. I don't get addicted to the kinds of games you do, but I CAN NOT play mind sweep, tetris or other single player strategy games. How do I know they are bad for me? I start playing and three hours later, I'm STILL playing! I work from my computer, so I'm always on it, and if I start playing I get nothing done, so I just stay away from them. As long as I don't start, I don't have a problem. The only game I play online now is "Words with Friends" because I just take my turn and then I'm done till the other person plays. And I NEVER start a game. That's what keeps me from becoming a slave to the games (because addiction is slavery). Thanks for sharing!