Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Deep Thoughts: When enough WoW is enough?
It's a big topic here in Belgium: Game addiction
When are you addicted to the game?
Yesterday I came in touch with this topic.So i thought i'd write a small post about it.
Can people really say: "your addicted"? What are there parameters? Let's take me for example:
My general day is:
6h30 get up
7h leave for work
7h30-15h30 (normally) working
15h30 -16h driving home
16h pressing the On button of my pc, and checking my mail etc.
17h-18h dinner (including dishes) yeah i eat loooong, since i love the peace and calm, and family time.
18h10-19h banking (about 30mins i just sit and read a book of it ,while my scan is running)
19h10-22h Raiding and keeping my Guild in order.
22h - ??h (mostly 12h) Rent a movie, read or finish my rubikscube since it takes me an hour or 2 to complete.
Note: i smoke a cig every hour or so, so i need to go downstairs, and do it in my "smoking area"
Note2: the playtime in the weekend is about the same
Note3: i try and Not game on Thursday (personal time with wife etc)
So you should say: well ain't you adicted? you come home from work and almost instantly play!
Valid point! But:
1) I see that my work and work @ home are done first.
2) I don't watch TV (I really don't like it)
3) I read books at work (on my brake) aswell as the newspaper.
4)I don't have kids yet, and my wife is mostly @ school or something like that
So is that addicted? I don't really know. If you say to me: Quit a week.
I wouldnt mind, what i would mind though is: Who is going to run my guild? I saw at TAOW what happened when 2 officers took a brake... 25left the first week(!)
Second i would be bored half the time. I read a lot, but i do that at work and while smoking at home. I don't like TV so thats out.. I do like videogames... but heck thats the same.. i like boardgames, but you got to find people for that... I really really like sports, sadly with my injury a couple of years ago, the only thing i can do is jog and run. So no contactsports.. which were my alltime favorits (Basketball on concrete, hockey, soccer, ...) I could go out to a bar and play some biljarts (which I also really love) and thats something i would do, but not a whole week, cause then i would be an Alcohilic, since i'm at a bar all the time. Next week i have a week of liberty (no work)
So i'll be home with my lovely wife the whole week and this is what i'm going to do:
-sleep a bit longer as my 4h a day i have now.
-Go for a walk with my wife
-Go swimming (and this is a real achievement for me! since i'm an aquaphobic)
-Go to our yearly feast here in Heist, so shop and have some fun.
- just doing nothing ! (for about an 1h, i can't do that too long)
- being romantic for my wife ^^
So you judge are you addicted? what is addicted? and as long as you keep your RL straight, is that really addiction?
Edit: For the record I do have 2 addictions I reallly like: 1) My wife, and i will never give her up!
2) Smoking, yes I Like IT! so I don't care what you say about it, though I'm cutting back for my wife, she doesnt like it. And as said: She's my prime addiction, my sweet and perfect little drug!