MMORPGs, or, massive multiplayer online role playing games, are becoming vaster each year. The days of single player gaming, the days of local split-screen, they’re over. Today, we have the technology to make entire worlds, and allow thousands of people to enjoy them all together at once. Players get sucked into these second worlds, and play for hours on end to earn achievements, to socialize with other people, and to progress their virtual character. Soon, players find themselves so immensed in the game that they don’t want to give it up, the game is never complete. When players reach this stage, they have become addicted.
Regular users of Facebook have likely come across a type of post quite similar to this: “This child has cancer, Facebook will donate $1 for every share this picture receives!” Not only this is a blatant lie, but by sharing these types of photos, you are actually doing a very bad thing, even though you may not realize it quite yet.