In her book “My Life as a Night Elf Priest”, Barney Nardi asks the question if video games are addictive. Since video game addiction is not considered by the American Medical Association as a real addiction, “problematic use” seems to be a better term. The playing of WOW has certainly turned people into passionate game players to a point where it affected kids grades in school, interfered with work, and even interfered with peoples lives in general as we see in the article below. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/world-of-warcraft-video-games_n_939202.html
But, Nardi gives examples of people like the person above who suddenly realized that they have to drop the game in order to get their life back. Not only that, but she shows how the people they are playing with tell them how they will miss them but that they are doing the right thing. So, if you can pull away, is this really an addiction?