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Prepare for The Elder Scrolls Online with Cam’s investigation of the negative claims surrounding MMO games. Are they really all that bad for you?

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19 Comments

  • Orlando Bernard
    December 23, 2014 8:52 pm

    I don't see a problem on been addicted to MMOs. Us gamers already spend a lot of time on videogames. The difference with MMOs is that we can play a single tittle for years, unlike non-MMOs that we replace much more often

  • Kreeded
    January 10, 2015 4:51 am

    Finally broke my 9 year addiction to WoW and never going back.  Actually for the past 2 years I sorta broke it.  I refused to raid with my guildies.  If I was doing something with guildies or helping them and was tired, I just left and didn't care if I was abandonning them.  I did what I wanted and stopped scheduling my life around WoW.

    That's the problem with MMORPGs.  The best gear in the game only be obtained in raids!  In other words, if you want the best gear, you gotta work as a group and obtain it together with other people!  The only problem is that this raid content is DIFFICULT!  It requires almost perfect 10 to 25 player cooperation and coordination.  Many boss fights will punish all players if as little as 1 person screws up!  This means you're always pressured to play your best.  This also means that you need to always play so your "skills" never diminish.  Or even worst, this means you always have to be present at every schedule raid day because there comes a point where everyone ends up knowing the fight and actually work perfectly together.  If one day I wasn't in the mood to raid, they'll need to find a replacement for me, and half the time the replacement doesn't know the fight or doesn't know how to go with the flow, and they'll end up wasting time teaching the replacement how to play with everyone else.  This is why most hardcore raiding guilds don't accept replacements.  If you miss 1 raid, then you might not be invited to next week's raid or ever again.  Then the drama starts.  See where I'm going here?

    MMORPG raiding is like playing a team sport, except it's unhealthy, it forces you to sit in front of your computer for hours in a row and you end up becoming a no life loser.

    Luckily, Blizzard added tons of solo and casual content to keep us busy.  We might not get the best gear in the game, but we can at least farm for nice looking gear, or farm for pets and mounts, or even get the 3rd best gear in the game which is good enough to be competitive in PVP and solo farm stuff.

  • Chizuel
    January 27, 2015 12:40 am

    As some others said, it is the individual who plays. I don't think MMO themselves are bad. 

    On a positive note, MMO playing cured me of my anxiety in real life.

  • Wendy Schnee
    April 18, 2015 7:02 pm

    For majority its not about the gameplay or graphics, its about the people they play with.

  • LostinTheLight
    June 15, 2015 10:07 pm

    bullshit!!!

  • Point Vector
    August 15, 2015 5:26 am

    I was going to watch, until I realized a shrink was the star of the show…no thanks. There are enough hippies out there that condemn me for something that they aren't into.

  • stas mosin
    August 29, 2015 4:53 pm

    Skyrim and Oblivion its don t mmo fucken debil

  • challis757
    August 30, 2015 9:13 pm

    if you're doing high level PvP or PvE then I can understand the time spent. It can be rewarding and tons of fun. I will never understand people with lots of tunes and thousands of hours spent leveling, grinding professions, mounts, titles, rep, ect but never really raid.

  • Marcus Games
    October 12, 2015 4:51 pm

    Why do people who don't play games HATE MMO's stop it just stop

  • Priorities
    November 5, 2015 2:32 am

    If you want to gave a happy life, don't play mmo's. Why? Because mmo's are just a ton of more work to do with the same aspects you hate in life just easier.

  • jasonpurpp
    November 15, 2015 4:09 am

    is GTA V a mmo game I don't know shit

  • krum1985
    April 8, 2016 11:48 pm

    at one point in my life, mmo's was a lifesaver for me. i spent a lot of time in hospital, had very limited social interaction, and in general was not happy with where i was in life. mmo's gave me an escape. i got most of my social interactions online, where i was useful to my group (which is such an important feeling) and it brightened my day, which very well might literally have saved my life =) That being said, i have also seen people getting trapped in mmo's, letting their mmo get in the way of real life obligation like family, work and school. as always, there are many sides to this =)

  • Jack Raiden
    June 17, 2016 11:48 am

    I don't even play MMO's anymore. I play regular video games a lot, but not MMO's. MMO's create this unhealthy obsession, at least that's what happened to me. Sometimes it feels like that over there is the real life, and as soon as you wake up in the morning the first thing on your mind is that specific video-game and it's world. And you spend hours raiding or doing dungeons or something trying to get that special loot to feel badass.
    And it takes so much time and energy.

  • Heatdog
    June 22, 2016 3:03 pm

    the type of people playing mmo's are becoming more abusive nowadays like some junior high school. It's going way wrong lately

  • biscuits n gravy
    December 10, 2016 12:06 am

    I play mmos to quest actually I know its weird but I just like questing. there is something nice and peacful about completing a task over and over again. after I hit max level ill mess around with pvp a bit then move on. if find that mmos dont take up any of my time than normal games I ussually just find myself playing that one game for the ussually amount of time and I tens not to try new game as often. I guess thats a negative but nothing life destroying like other people have mentioned. I couldn't imagine fadeing out of life to play some of that stressful max level pve content but I guess its just not for me. my philosophy is that if you are having fun na dits not hurtful to you then it is not a waste of time.

  • Warthog WS
    August 2, 2017 10:28 pm

    To put it simple, people with rich fulfilling lives have no time or inclination to put in the work that it takes to progress in an MMO. They're designed to give you the illusion of progress and achievement, not the real thing. I quit playing World of Warcraft around 2008 and went to college to get myself into university because I fucked up in school from spending all my time on MMOs and the internet. I was very unhappy as a teenager and lacked self-confidence and WoW gave me a feeling of power that I'd never felt before from anything else, so I abandoned my life to escape into it. But ofcourse reality came knocking and I was staring down the prospect of living with my parents in my 30s and the only thing that made any progress in my life feasible was to totally abandon WoW. This didn't fix my life, I fucked up a lot after this because of unresolved emotional problems and basic stupidity but it was an important dive into the waters of the real world where I could find real pain and failure and struggle rather than the soft comfort of a digital world where I was always safe. Ten years on, I've managed to start building a real life for myself, hold down a decent job, build my confidence with women and understand the nature of some of the psychological problems I went through and I trace the start of the real progress I've seen in my life back to the day I decided to cancel my subscription and throw the discs in the garbage.

  • Poxow
    October 7, 2017 6:51 pm

    MMO's are addictive and a waste of time.

  • Caetano Martins
    December 19, 2017 12:29 am

    I hate this shit, mmos are life killers.
    How many games are you missing while you play this pay to win trash?

  • BlackCatGamer
    January 8, 2018 2:42 pm

    i been playing ff14 so good

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