Everquest addiction may well exist. I have a feeling 95% of those claiming do not have it. This is my opinion.
However, i did not venture to this board to express outrage over the fact that some people may play EQ or games like it too much.
I came here because of the highly publicized lawsuit. It reminds me, as someone brought up further down in posting, of the McDonald's nutritional content negligence suit. It is very similar. And, to be completely honest, i believe both of these individuals should be completely stripped of their right to bring forth civil suits (except in grave circumstances).
What they are doing is absolutely disgusting. They're simply grubbing for money over things that are ABSOLUTELY, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT THEIR FAULT. If you become fat from eating fast food, it IS your fault. McDonald's has been flagged unhealthy for YEARS. Just the same, if your child commits suicide (and just so happens to also have been an avid Everquest player), it IS your fault. Especially when you are AWARE of this child's mental and social problems.
I, as well as many people i know, have plans to break into the gaming industry in some way, shape, or form. Massively Multiplayer Gaming is well on its way to becoming the next revolution in entertainment. I won't watch it be destroyed by some irresponsible parents. It has too much potential.
This is just another example of what seems to be a popular view among modern parents; they work too much, do not pay enough attention to their children, allow the children to be raised by surrogate parenting via the television, computer, and even the refridgerator. And, yet, of course, they're the very first to blame these mediums for NOT providing adequate content for their children, when THEY are the ones supposed to be regulating what their children see and do in the FIRST PLACE.
Society will not babysit your child for you. If you try it, you may not like the results. Just the same, it IS your doing.
Edited by: Dervish DuKot of Tristan at: 10/18/02 6:51:30 pm