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Therapists Log On To WoW To Counsel Addicts 187

Posted by Soulskill
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eldavojohn writes "So, you can't find the time to leave the World of Warcraft to seek help for your World of Warcraft addiction? Sounds reasonable. Well, addiction therapists are coming to meet you so you don't have to quit playing as they counsel you and your addiction. From the leader of this initiative, Dr. Graham: 'We will be launching this project by the end of the year. I think it's already clear that psychiatrists will have to stay within the parameters of the game. They certainly wouldn't be wandering around the game in white coats and would have to use the same characters available to other players. Of course one problem we're going to have to overcome is that while a psychiatrist may excel in what they do in the real world, they're probably not going to be very good at playing World of Warcraft.' Send in the level 5 counselor and let the games begin!" What happens when the therapists become addicted?
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Therapists Log On To WoW To Counsel Addicts

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  • by LandDolphin (1202876) on Wednesday July 29, 2009 @01:28PM (#28869529)
    Like most things, the community.

    The levelling game? It's not dead for a lot of people. Being allowed to have 50 cahracters, some people get together with some fo their friends and level different combos for the enjoyment of playign together.

    Doing 5 mans in anything but end-game instances? This goes along with the previous senario I mentioned.

    A lot of people playing wow are not solo players sitting in LFG, but are memebers of guilds with things like Ventrillo. So they spend most of their time hanging out with friends and talking while playing the game. Not to mention that you left of raiding.

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