Does it seem easy and even thoughtful to give in to a loved one’s desires to join the gaming arena that is ruled from within the World of Warcraft? As a parent, and supporter of the movement to bring back face to face social interaction among family members, consider my case history before you allow your son, daughter, or even spouse in to an environment that will not only captivate their senses, but ultimately imprison them from the interaction that is needed on a social and physical level.

The World of Warcraft community can be interpreted dreadfully by one side of the fence as almost a cult-like following that is oblivious to anything occurring outside its realm boundaries. That can prove evident to anyone observing one of its obsessed gamers deeply immersed in the fantasy atmosphere of the game. At the same time, one can also point out the understandable allure of the graphics, and uniqueness of what can easily be called one of the most advanced video games available.

Having considered and given พนันเกมส์ออนไลน์ดีที่สุด equal time to both sides of the debate, I am here to simply give you a first hand case history of a close family member, who we’ll refer to as ‘Mr. X’, and the obvious effects that the wonderful World of Warcraft has had on him. Not to dance in rage upon a pulpit and condemn the online gaming practice, but to let you consider as well and make an educated and sound decision.

It comes as no surprise that a new study just conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that gamers reported “lower extraversion, consistent with research on adolescents that linked video-game playing to a sedentary lifestyle and overweight status, and to mental-health concerns.” This is nothing new. Since the dawn of the modern computer age and the video games that accompanied it, we have faced a barrage of statistics reaffirming just that. Our children and society have become very sedentary as a result of technology and its creature comforts. While we progress in many ways with each new breakthrough, we also become less and less physically active.

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