Today I learned some really sad news, a student who used to have very good grades has been thrown out of the university after missing over 60% of his classes this semester, the reason, he has logged over 211 playing days in one year on WoW. Another student who used to have a 3.8 GPA is on academic probation due to his obsession with this game, his friends had to stage an intervention and he finally accepted to stop playing. He is now being monitored by his friends to avoid him "falling of the wagon".
What is so special about this game that makes it like a drug? I have never played it nor do I understand it, but seriously some people are really obsessed, and it seems to be more common than other games.
There is even a video online of a person that is caught masturbating to World of Warcraft.
Does anybody play this game? any questions or comments will be appreciated.