The study of rats pushing a ‘pleasure button’, wired to their nervous system making them feel intense pleasure with every press.
They pushed it 5000 times an hour, stopping only when they fell asleep, forgoing sex, food and water.
Thank God (I mean it) that breathing is involuntary.
My experience with WOW became like that after a month,
it stopped being about the exploration/socialising/achieving etc
and became about getting my ‘fix’ of pleasure, throughout the day I’d get intense hits of pleasure/dopamine even when not playing, and an intense urge to get back to it.
I loved making gold from the auction system, arbitrage rocks.
Most exciting moment:
finding an afk lvl60 (I was a lvl30 hunter) and attacking it.
Lo and behold there was a player behind it the whole time, let me get it to 5% health, then sent me to the graveyard.
any tips on how to play without getting addicted?