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I was talking to Unimplied about stupidly addicting games the other day, and the strangest thing happened: one of us brought up World of Warcraft. I won't point fingers at Unimplied for bringing it up, but even bringing up the idea that World of Warcraft was an addicting game brought back... flashbacks, almost, of all the hours I wasted on that game.
I'm pretty sure it was in the thousands range whenever I did end up unsubscribing from the game. I played all the way from Vanilla up until Wrath of the Lich King, so I know my time on there has to be insane. I could go look it up on Xfire right now, but I don't feel like being embarrassed... so I don't think I will.
To be fair, I guess it's not like I haven't been subject to other stupidly addicting games, though. I know my time in Team Fortress 2 is close to 400 hours, and I know some of you people have DOTA2 hours going into the thousands of hours already. Plus, Binding of Isaac: Rebirth came out recently, and I'm fully aware of just how much time people spent on the original version of that.
The topic for tonight is this, TAY: What was the game you had the biggest addiction to? You could pick a game with a short-lived addiction, but just an incredibly strong urge to play the game. Or you could pick a game that just held your attention for years—maybe it's still something you play to this day. Perhaps you had an unhealthy addiction to Cookie Clicker? Whatever it is, feel free to share down below!
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