Cognitive Daily shows the results from a limited study of how several computer games affect college students. Are MMORPGs the new reefer? Perhaps.
I do not play WOW or Age of Conan or any of the other MMORPGs. I’ve refused because I’ve seen since the inception of Ultima and EverQuest just how much valuable time can be sucked down by the need to play the game. Not that I’m throwing stones, here. I’ve been a Tetris freak in my time and I’ve been known to stay up ’til the wee hours for just one more turn on Civilization. I know my limitations and I’m pretty sure that WOW would be the end of my free time.