I noticed in the Introductions thread that, joking or not, a noticeable number of people made mention of, or alluded to some sort of compulsive habit - alcohol, drugs, or gambling. Some even admitted it is a problem in their lives. So I’m curious how others feel about this subject in the context of this game we love. I made a poll!
This really came to the forefront in my mind when looking at all the new in-game offers. I thought to myself, there is NO WAY a reasonable person would spend 50 to 100 bucks for some of these offers, especially the ones where you only get a chance, or even a chance at a chance. The only explanation that makes sense to me is that part of the business decision in this game is that people will compulsively try their luck, not just for the value of the item, but also for the rush of chancing the odds.
I’m open to other opinions, which I’m sure there are plenty.
- I feel this game preys on people with problematic compulsive behavior.
- I don’t feel this game does that.
I truly think talking about things like this will help some players out there, so please don’t be insensitive or close-minded. I’ve heard people on my server talk about hiding their spending from their loved ones, waiting for their next paychecks, charging cards etc, so I’d like to provide an outlet to discuss.
Personally, I accumulated some CC debt playing this game, so I know it has impacted my life more than a game should.