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Wow is good for you.

Prove me wrong.
https://www.geek.com/games/gamer-dies-after-playing-world-of-warcraft-for-19-hours-straight-1617225/
Good for "sensible" people, not like this guy:
https://www.geek.com/games/gamer-dies-after-playing-world-of-warcraft-for-19-hours-straight-1617225/
11/09/2018 11:45 AMPosted by Blanky
Good for "sensible" people, not like this guy:
https://www.geek.com/games/gamer-dies-after-playing-world-of-warcraft-for-19-hours-straight-1617225/

That's technically true, but misleading.

Toward the end of playing WoW for nearly an entire day straight, fellow gamers in the internet cafe saw Wu Tai turn away from the screen and begin violently coughing. He slumped in his chair after the coughing attack, and his gaming compatriots noticed he was dabbing blood away from his mouth with a handkerchief. When asked if he was okay, the suffering gamer replied that he did feel better and would be fine.
11/09/2018 11:45 AMPosted by Blanky
Good for "sensible" people, not like this guy:
https://www.geek.com/games/gamer-dies-after-playing-world-of-warcraft-for-19-hours-straight-1617225/


WoW players aren't sensible, have you seen the people on these forums?
11/09/2018 11:44 AMPosted by Piddy
https://www.geek.com/games/gamer-dies-after-playing-world-of-warcraft-for-19-hours-straight-1617225/


19 hours is nothing. The guy was coughing up blood which "may" have indicated something else besides playing WoW.
Nah, it's too easy to construct an argument that WoW is bad for many people.

It's more interesting to argue why it is good for you, and with that, I hereby hijack this thread. Please list the positive effects WoW has had on your life.

It has taught me that persistent but tedious work over time can lead to impressive changes - I doubt I would have the patience or commitment to my exercise schedule were it not for WoW, and now I am fit and healthy.

Related to that is the concept of min/maxing which I also learned from WoW. My nutrition and diet has been heavily influenced and helped by carefully monitoring the "stats" of the food that I consume.

It has given me a better understanding of markets. My experience with the AH translated well to reselling things on eBay, which I have done for years now.
That guy died from tuberculosis.

WoW IS good for you. I would have probably killed myself if it weren’t for Warcraft.
11/09/2018 11:51 AMPosted by Assistance
It's more interesting to argue why it is good for you, and with that, I hereby hijack this thread. Please list the positive effects WoW has had on your life.


I was a much younger man when I first started playing wow, and I had a lot of anger and patience issues. I was known for losing my cool over stupid crap. Wow helped me channel that anger into a more constructive format. Whether it was downing a dungeon/raid boss or getting a sweet win in PvP, it helped me learn to subsume and then refocus my anger by holding it in and then releasing it in a digital venue instead of a physical one. At least until I grew out of my angry phase into a fully mature, apathetic adult.

Now I only get mad at trivial stuff. Like why are these fruit stand apples so expensive when I literally live next door to an orchard? Why apple lady?!?
Wow definitely can be good it definitely helped me reduce my depression but there are people who have lost everything being addicted to the game.
The burden of proof is on the person making the claim.

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