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Hey guys, just thought I would share this documentary about WoW addiction. Even if the subject matter of addiction does not interest you, its really interesting to see the footage back then of friends playing from WoWs release and covering those early months! Worth the hour or so watch time

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Totes gonna watch this tonight. Thanks for posting!

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Feels odd to come out with the whole game addiction in 2011. Even by that time, that was old news. A weird bauble that mainstream society oggled at for a few minutes and dropped for something else. The era for concerns about game addiction came at WoW's peak in like 2006-8. Nobody was really talking about this anymore by the time this got made.

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Gensei wrote:
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Feels odd to come out with the whole game addiction in 2011. Even by that time, that was old news. A weird bauble that mainstream society oggled at for a few minutes and dropped for something else. The era for concerns about game addiction came at WoW's peak in like 2006-8. Nobody was really talking about this anymore by the time this got made.
I think the guy just wanted to share his work and friends story. It did not come across as anti-gaming or anything to me and it was made back at WoW's launch despite it coming out much later. I totally get why he made it, but I dont understand why it took so long to come out. I assume its because it was an amature project done as a hobby?

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Toastea wrote:
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Gensei wrote:
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Feels odd to come out with the whole game addiction in 2011. Even by that time, that was old news. A weird bauble that mainstream society oggled at for a few minutes and dropped for something else. The era for concerns about game addiction came at WoW's peak in like 2006-8. Nobody was really talking about this anymore by the time this got made.
I think the guy just wanted to share his work and friends story. It did not come across as anti-gaming or anything to me and it was made back at WoW's launch despite it coming out much later. I totally get why he made it, but I dont understand why it took so long to come out. I assume its because it was an amature project done as a hobby?
Oh definitely. I can see I came across more prick-ish than I intended.

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Toastea wrote:
7 months ago
I totally get why he made it, but I dont understand why it took so long to come out. I assume its because it was an amature project done as a hobby?
"The concept came about after I finished up at the University of Arizona. My degree was in Media Arts, so I wanted to do a film... well, I wanted to do a short, film really. So, as big fans of the Warcraft RTS and a fan of Everquest... my brothers and I were excited about WoW. I had an idea that this game would be big. But, never did I think that my idea for a short would evolve into such a long project. In the end, the evolution of the concept is palpable throughout the film; from the evolution of our players, to the quality of our footage and beyond. At some point, I knew I had something so I moved to LA and got introduced to Alex who was instrumental in finishing the film. Together, we continued to film for another three more years. In the end, what we have today is truly something unique and I am really proud of how it all turned out."

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