In its "so" short form: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game, it is a genre of online computer role-playing games in which a large number of players interact with one another in a 2D or 3D virtual world. You can do so much things in the game: level skills, learn professions, fight against monsters (mobs) or enemy players, alone or with friends. There are much facilities, sometimes neverending.
"Since my husband bought the ...., he plays 14-16 hours with it. Before that he was always kind and nice, now he is inpatient, if he can't sit and play, when I ask him to feed our 2 months old daughter. Tomorrow I'm going to give him an ultimate: our marriage or the ..."
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"My boyfriend, who'll be 30 in two months, he became absolutely addicted by the ... MMORPG. His days are so: he wakes up at 4pm (YES, in the afternoon), he eats something, and he starts playing until he can do. After he sits back to the computer, and goes to bed around between 4am and 7am. In the past few weeks he just slept on daytimes, he doesn't help in cleaning or take care about the children."
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"The ... almost wrecked our marriage. My wife - who can't imagine her life without.... - married in the game with someone, and then she started to meet with this man. They became lovers, and after that my wife has moved. Finally she came back because our 3 children."
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"That happened in the town called Ufa in Russia, where a 22 years old university student girl, and a Jesus Christ aged - 33 years old - taxi driver started to talk each other. The thing were going well for a while, when they find out, that both of them are.... fans. After that they realized they are members in the clans, who hate each others. The situation degenerated in fight, where the taxi driver has injured seriously, and he has been taken away by the ambulance. By officinal information he died during the way on hospital."
"People had been appaled at Shawn Wooley's incident, he was an avid player of an MMORPG, who had been diagnosed with epilepsy, depression and schizoid personality disorder, and committed suicide at the age of 21. He shot himself and was found dead at his computer, which was still running the game.
Elizabeth Woolley says that MMORPG is dangerous and addictive by design, which is what she claims led to her son's suicide, "I think the way the game is written is that when you first start playing it, it is fun, and you make great accomplishments. And then the further you get into it, the higher level you get, the longer you have to stay on it to move onward, and then it isn't fun anymore. But by then you're addicted, and you can't leave it."
"So engrossed with his session of EverQuest was Bragg that his answer to his boy's crying was to somehow squeeze him to death, possibly slamming his body into a sturdy doorframe (as later stated by Tony Sr.). Enclosing his son into a closet unattended for more than 24 hours, Tony Lamont Bragg later discovered the young child dead with a broken collarbone and punctured heart."
"A 30 years old Chinese gentleman was playing MMORPG 3 days in an internet cafe, and he died after this marathon game. He went off in a swoon many times during that marathon, that means it is his own response that he died, because he couldn't say stop to himself."
"In South Korea a man felt wrong, and he died after he played 10 days in a row. The 38 years old man went wrong in an internet cafe in Incheon , West Seoul, during he was playing with his favorite online game. Anyway it is not the first death in South Korea. In 28th August 2005 a 28 years old man died in between similar conditions in Taegun, but he just played only two days in a row"
"In June a 12 years old boy died after twelve hours monster hunting in Jekatyerinburg. The news.ru news site wrote that Sergei practically moved into an arcade after the school brake started, where he used to spend 12 hours from the morning until evening. He practically gone home just for eat and sleep. One day he was transported to the hospital with a diagnosis Epilepsy. After that his condition gone worse, and on the fifth day he's been putted on a breathing machine by the doctors, he died three days later. By the necropsy record the reason of death of that absolutely healthy boy was a brain feeling, and the doctors said: the main reason of that tragedy are the computer games."
It means First Person Shooter. The player looks at the happenings of the game from the caracter's aspect in 3D. These games are usually shooting games and the player has missions to accomplish.
The multiplayer part of these games is really wide-spread and lots of people play with this part of the game. Even more and more children (between 10 and 13) play this. It is bad, because children can not recognize and can not absorb violent happenings, they draw only the brutality. But fortunately not everyone behaves like this.
Children grow accustomed to the brutality and horror as they play. After a while they think that it is normal and it can be very dangerous, because they might commit actions like what they used to see during playing. There are many people who play alone, but most of them play in clans.
Clan is a company, where players play together in a group against another clan (opponent) and help to each other.
It is an extraordinarily great entertainment. But it can be very bad, when the clan loses so-called "wars"(clan
wars) against the enemy many times in a row. There are people who take the game seriously. They should not do this.
Because it is just a game after all.
It's advantage is that a well-organized clan in a good working order can be effective in the team spirit and in
meeting new friends. The team spirit improves logic, what is really important for an adult person when real teamwork
at the workplace is necessary.
It's disadvantage is that a clan can cause game-addiction, what is really harmful to children, especially teenagers.
The person who becomes an addictor can not get rid of the pressure. That person feels that he/she has to use the
computer what he/she catches sight of. The addiction can be caused by the members of the clan, because they force
each other to play and the person does't have time to take a break because of them.
The game addiction is similar to alcoholism or drug addiction. The person can not notice that he/she is becoming an addict and it is really dangerous. It is too late when you are an addict. Practically there isn't a way what lead back to the normal life or you should have a really great willpower to do that and you will have difficulties. You can read more about this in "Solutions"!
Nowadays, a lot of people like motor sports. (For example the Formula one).But in the real life they couldn't do things like in the virtual world .Using "car simulators" is a very good way to feel the spirit of virtual reality and the real drive experience. In the two mentioned game types gamers have an opportunity to the multiplayer mode, too. There are leagues for the multiplayer mode of the car simulators. The league gamers compete against each other inside the league and they mostly are not from the same city or country, but they can often make good relationships defeating the cultural and ideological contrasts. You might get in any league which has a place for you and you accept the rules. Leagues have to rent a server, so members have to pay for playing in their leagues. The other thing, because of which delete your name the league member list, if uncivilized behavior. The races in good mood they fill up. The league members make meetings together too, or they take advantage of it by way of the internet provided of contact, too. (example: e-mail, immediate message sender services, league forums)
There aren't just simple online games on the internet, but there are game portals, too. These games and applications are mostly based on flash or java. Games can be played by groups, too. The number of the members depends on the rules of the game. It may be action, logical and card game too. These games do not need installation or refreshing. Nowadays more and more people start playing in anywhere, like in offices during the work or at the school during the IT lessons students play. Most of them play against the computer, but several people prefer real enemies. But players can be addicted to these games if they spend too much time behind the computer.