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That's weird, I always thought college drop-outs increased the college drop-out rate, not warcraft. Hmm.
Yeah, because its NEVER the persons fault. It's always something else depression, anxiety, or WoW now I guess.


No one is at fault anymore....Ridiculous.
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That's weird, I always thought college drop-outs increased the college drop-out rate, not warcraft. Hmm.
I agree, anyone who thinks differently is a retard.

WoW is the cause, but the student is to blame. WoW may be the catalyst, but then there are another million catalysts that can cause someone to drop out.

If a person is too weak to control a habit, then screw them. Let them rot, it was their own choice in the first place.

I have no sympathy for people who chose to succumb to something. It is in fact just that, a damn choice.

I hate the word 'addict' as well. It's just a a stupid cop out for people who want to blame something.

"Hey, I'm not weak! Look I have a note saying I'm addicted. WoW made me drop out of college, it wasn't my fault!"

Bull**** to that, addict is a term for the weak who don't want to admit it's their own damn fault. The world is too busy sheltering people so that they don;'t have to change. Bad luck, suck it up, you do have to change or reap the consequences.

I'm getting sick of people blaming objects for their own mistakes.

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post #33 of 78
WOW has to be the reason because it couldn't be the economy, unemployment rate, or anything else that causes people to struggle financially.
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Damn this generation (our parents one) will do anything to pawn off the fact that they are just horribly bad parents instead of owning up to it..

Video games.. Rap music.. Rock music.. Marijuana... You name it.. They have tried using one of em as scapegoats for their lack of parental skills.
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I tried getting addicted to WoW during the summer (much time to waste) but it didn't work. There's no learning curve as in you have to read books before playing it to know what to do. Anyways, those who drop out because of WoW are the kind who would have probably dropped out anyways because of some other reason.
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If you really want to know what the cause of college dropout related to MMOs is, it's crappy parenting. When you set up limits just for the sake of limits, children will completely forget those limits when leaving a structured home environment. When you set limits and coherently explain the reasons for those limits, children will remember and appreciate the limits in their personal lives after leaving a structured home environment.
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If you really want to know what the cause of college dropout related to MMOs is, it's crappy parenting. When you set up limits just for the sake of limits, children will completely forget those limits when leaving a structured home environment. When you set limits and coherently explain the reasons for those limits, children will remember and appreciate the limits in their personal lives after leaving a structured home environment.
I agree. Games dominated my life as a teenager and it took me nearly a decade to realize that only i could sort this out.

From 16 and onwards, my entire lifestyle has been structured around limits and schedules that i create and enforce myself, because my parents have none. Although they work very hard and spoiled me and my sister when we were children, they only did so to compensate for their absence. Today, when i try to encourage some form of structure i get dismissed or ignored, so i now just give up trying and look forward to the day when i can afford to move out.

Speaking from past experience, people only resort to games, especially RPG's, when they lack control in other aspects of their lives. And yeah, i do agree that the parents - certainly if it's young children - are one major element that should be analyzed.
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I tried getting addicted to WoW during the summer (much time to waste) but it didn't work. There's no learning curve as in you have to read books before playing it to know what to do. Anyways, those who drop out because of WoW are the kind who would have probably dropped out anyways because of some other reason.
@ bolded. If you have trouble playing WoW, I don't think you should be attending college. (no offense)


And I agree, WoW didn't make you drop out, it's just the thing a student attached themselves too for an excuse.

The title of this should be: "A Percentage of College Drop-outs Played WoW."
    
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I agree, anyone who thinks differently is a retard.
Although I agree with your points, that is a very terrible outlook to have about anything.

WoW is a means to the end, not an end in itself. It has become the nerd version of frat parties and drinking, which have been the classic dropout means. I think it is important that people realize that WoW can be just as bad as drinking, but again the level of which it is bad depends on how it is used which is left in the hands of the person themself.
    
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Although I agree with your points, that is a very terrible outlook to have about anything.

WoW is a means to the end, not an end in itself. It has become the nerd version of frat parties and drinking, which have been the classic dropout means. I think it is important that people realize that WoW can be just as bad as drinking, but again the level of which it is bad depends on how it is used which is left in the hands of the person themself.
It's not a terrible outlook. There is only one right answer, this isn't subjective at all. WoW is NOT to be blamed for people dropping out of college, only the person is to be blamed. As bad as it sounds, anyone who sincerely believes the computer game is at fault, really is a retard.

Blood is red, that is the end of it.

Gambling does not lose your money, you do. Period.

Gaming does not bring down your grades, you do. Period.

The sooner people start to realise this. The quicker we can combat the actual problem. Which is the god given right for everyone to be bone idle. Take away benefits and you can bet your ass that people wouldn't drop out of college to play a damn game!
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