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What is so DAMN GOOD about WOW (World of Warcrafts) That has everyone hooked up

  1. Smart is Good profile image61
    Smart is Goodposted 6 years ago

    What is so DAMN GOOD about WOW (World of Warcrafts) That has everyone hooked up

  2. NineMillion BC profile image58
    NineMillion BCposted 6 years ago

    First you have to play it a little then you will see that the graphics and game play is too lifelike which makes it the best game to play!

  3. theonlyguyat profile image51
    theonlyguyatposted 6 years ago

    World of Warcraft is an addictive game because it feeds into people's subconscious egos by using a system of gradually more difficult challenges rewarded by a disproportionately higher system of return.
    For example, there are numerous mini challenges throughout the game, and as you accomplish them, the rewards are often higher than the risk.
    If you kill numerous small enemies, there is a challenge to your character, but only superficially. You, as a person, receive actual feelings of accomplishment and pleasure by completing tasks and winning battles.

    The game then gets into higher difficulties and larger rewards, and even elements that require team play and strategies. These things again feed into individuals' ego subconsciously; even if you have a fine normal life with a stable job, good income, reliable friends and family, the pull of constant reaffirmation and reward that the game gives you is very strong.

    This doesn't even touch on the social aspects and the personalization aspects of the game. Every major holiday sees special activities and challenges to complete, a surge in player traffic (so there are more people to play with), and other things.

    You can customize your character exactly how you'd like, and customization is a very addictive thing, going all the way back to stickers on binders in school and dolls and action figures as kids.

    You can play the game free to level 20, at which point you get a customer horse or zebra or ostrich; I recommend you try it to find out exactly why it's so addictive.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    Is this question being asked of a girlfriend/wife that is being neglected by her boyfriend/husband for WoW? It's a common problem, to the point that if the men so much as mention the name of the game in their presence, it sends off a cascade of eye rolling and sighs that has been unmatched by any other male pass time. My wife used to be the same way until she started playing the game. She didn't become addicted like so many other people, but she admitted that it's easy to play the game for hours and feel like you've only been playing for minutes.

    I'm sure there are a bunch of scientific reasons why warcraft is addictive, but the short answer is; it's fun. It's fun the same way as any other video game or hobby. It just has the added benefit that it never ends, which can be destructive for certain personalities.

 
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