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Poll

Do you think you are addicted to GREE:  Modern War?

Severe: "I couldn't stop if I tried."
1 (20%)
Pretty Much:  Don't want to quit after all I've invested in the game."
2 (40%)
Moderately: "I recognize when playing this game negatively affects me and I adjust."
0 (0%)
Don't think so:  " I can stop playing anytime I chose."
2 (40%)
Not at all:  "WTF are you talking about?"
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 5

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Flatus Maximus

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Are you Addicted?
« on: April 11, 2015, 03:52:54 PM »
Perhaps it's time to establish a GREE: Modern War Anonymous?

The general thread winding through many, many posts here seems to express the futility and exasperation of folks waking up to the realization that they have an unhealthy addiction to this game.

GREE moderators may feel flabbergasted as to the tone and motives in our posts, wondering what prompts such behavior. Why the anger? "It's just a game," are the sentiments often expressed.

Anger in many cases is the expression of the feeling of impotence, frustration and being held hostage in an environment that those who can/should address their needs don't. For example, try calling GREE International (I posted their number on this thread, we won't get into what happened here)...tech support won't even take messages. If you follow their prescribed route of contact, their autobot response is quick...but lucky is the player that gets an actual response and even more blessed is the player who actually has their needs addressed...the usual response is "we're sorry, but" or you get turfed to another autobot survey...to vent (what is the sound of one hand clapping)?  ::)

It wouldn't take long to establish my premise, anyone who has played this game for any length of time has experienced the frustration and anger in response to apparent incompetency, apathy and outright boondoggles that have assailed us...we have our tantrums and fits, but we get back on the tread mills like pathetic little hamsters and continue the futile race. What does this say about us? We're addicted!  :o

Many, I suspect, have tried to walk away from this game, tough to do when we try to justify the time and, yes, actual money spent (what GREE counts on), pursuing a little recreational distraction...but have failed.

The question is, "What has playing this game done to you?" Has it negatively affected yourself and others? Have you had to induce behavior changes on yourself to adjust the impact, on your time, mental health and money? Have you threatened to quit? Demanded that GREE refund your money? Have you taken your hostilities out on a host or moderator or even other players?

Let me be the first. Hi, my name is Flatus Maximus and I am a Modern War addict...

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Re: Are you Addicted?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 09:56:52 AM »
WD anonymous...starting shortly...

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Re: Are you Addicted?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 10:29:43 AM »
Perhaps it's time to establish a GREE: Modern War Anonymous?

The general thread winding through many, many posts here seems to express the futility and exasperation of folks waking up to the realization that they have an unhealthy addiction to this game.

I noticed this after about a month of playing...I found I was literally scheduling my day around things like payout times and building completion times. And once I realized that, I quit the game. BOOM. Sold all my stuff, donated the money to my faction, and deleted the game.

Make no mistake- the game is deliberately designed to "engage" you and convince you to spend money for gold. And the fact is that virtually EVERY modern game is designed this way, so MW is by no means alone in this "addictive design".
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