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Author Topic: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?  (Read 8548 times)

zridling

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Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« on: February 09, 2009, 11:45:04 AM »
Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?

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Is World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment’s Gem, the single depression-proof industry? Yes, because people who lose their jobs will have more time to play. Furthermore, those on unemployment won’t give up their graphics cards and flashing computer images of the Lich King. In a recent poll of WOW subscribers (who now number 11.5 MILLION), when asked what they would be willing to give up to survive difficult times, respondents said they could give up cable TV, professional sports, restaurants, vacations…. but no one would give up World of Warcraft.
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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 12:40:54 PM »
A WOW subscription is cheaper than any of the other mentioned items, so duh :)
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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 07:28:29 AM »
A WOW subscription is cheaper than any of the other mentioned items, so duh :)

They're also more satisfying, I think ;D

It will be depression-proof as long as Blizzard does not screw up, or people gets tired of it and moves on to better things (or other MMOs). Currently it seems impossible but big MMOs had fallen in the past, and Activision's CEO is a money-whore. He may pull a StarCraft 2 in the future and shatter everything in a couple of months.

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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 07:43:57 AM »

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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 05:20:37 PM »
I would love to play that game, but my hubby doesn't want to pay for it

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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 05:24:02 PM »
I would love to play that game, but my hubby doesn't want to pay for it
It's very bad for your health, and it will eradicate you of any remnant of social life. Bad, baaaad I tell ya! :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009, 06:57:46 PM »
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It's very bad for your health, and it will eradicate you of any remnant of social life.

Stop making it sound attractive.  :)


Actually, I'd rather play a free+Free mmorpg than a proprietary one with monthly subscription fees etc. Not to mention her computer wouldn't be able to run it atm...
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 06:25:43 AM by Gothi[c] »

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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2009, 06:23:10 PM »
gothic is going to buy me a new computer so I can play it.... right gothic? :P

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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2009, 07:03:30 PM »
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gothic is going to buy me a new computer so I can play it.... right gothic?

It would certainly help the economy.  Practically a civic duty...

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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 10:27:19 AM »
Take it from me, don't play this game. It is a waste of your time... I can speak from experience and I hope you will heed my advice... It steals your life; it becomes an obsession that will inevitably steal your time whether you think you can control it or not. Please, trust me... I just got over the addiction and I won't go back for anything... I've played this game longer than most people... I played since BETA of the original WoW and quit this past christmas... That's a few years of my precious time that I wish I could re-live... Nevertheless, I am over it; I no longer come home and logon the game. I dont think about it. I dont WANT it. I wont have anything to do with it. I can concentrate on life and enjoy the things that I never thought I'd lost until I realized they were already gone...

Quitting has made me a better person and I hope you can see i'm credible enough for advice in this situation...
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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 03:05:04 PM »
So Codebyte, you're saying it's a life-sucking virus?  ;D  (I can't afford the subscr. price anyway.)

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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2009, 03:08:16 PM »
wow, I really cant wait to try it now!!!

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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2009, 03:22:25 PM »
People over here are playing 'Silkroad Online' a lot!

It is nice enough to look at (as it requires DX9.0c), and everything is there (quest, magic, money, shop (of your own) chat, etc.). And it is free.

Guess it goes without saying, but during the weekends it is kinda hard to get on any of 20 or so (free) servers.


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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2009, 03:33:17 PM »
Is it just me that's dull, or isn't there any screenshots on the silkroad site? O_o
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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2009, 03:40:17 PM »
Why People Hate WOW...  I play but not addicted to it       :|

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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2009, 01:23:56 AM »
Is it just me that's dull, or isn't there any screenshots on the silkroad site? O_o

http://www.donationc...34.msg15914#msg15914

We had a review in 2006 with screenshots :)

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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2009, 01:48:15 AM »
Is it just me that's dull, or isn't there any screenshots on the silkroad site? O_o

http://www.donationc...34.msg15914#msg15914

We had a review in 2006 with screenshots :)
...but they don't have any screenshots on their site? O_o
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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2009, 06:32:03 PM »
Is it just me that's dull, or isn't there any screenshots on the silkroad site? O_o

Sure they do. Just click the link at the top that says "Official Site" and then scroll to the very bottom of the page that loads and you'll see some screen shots of the week and stuff like that.


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Re: Is World of Warcraft the only depression-proof industry?
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2009, 03:28:23 PM »
Well i put my subscription to WoW on hold, so they must be feeling it too!