Online addiction worse when game brings “a sense of community.”

And while WoW differs from these social-farming games, in Van Cleave’s opinion, they’re not all that different. “In my mind, these games pose a bigger problem, because of that sense of community and belonging that they bring. Those are the games that are the most addictive,” he said.

via Virtual farm games absorb real money, real lives | Web Crawler – CNET News.

I guess this is the real-world issue with cults, too, and sometimes with religion. The world

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