Swedish group: World of Warcraft is worse than crack cocaine


“World of Warcraft is the crack cocaine of the computer gaming world. Some people can’t drag themselves away and will play it till they drop.” This chilling warning comes from the Swedish Youth Care Foundation, which swooped into action after a 15-year-old boy “collapsed” (says The Sun, which is quite sensational) after playing the game for 24 hours straight.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen studies claiming the game to be “addictive,” and there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence out there of people who played the game to the detriment of the professional or social life; I used to play the game as soon as I get home from class, real life friends be damned! But to compare it to crack cocaine, a drug that destroys people’s lives? (Your life isn’t destroyed merely because you spend a lot of time in Azeroth. Granted, your priorities may be out of wack, but you’re not stooping to the level of Tyronne Biggums!)

I don’t know, friends, just take a break every once in a while. You’ll be better for it; having Tier 7 gear doesn’t pay the bills.