I have brushed with World of Warcraft. Like the way the side of a big-rig brushes with the wall of an underpass and the driver gets fired and all of his future wages are legally garnished to pay for the damages.
At my lowest point I sat outside on a summer day, an extension cord running to my laptop, with a blanket over my head, because glare, grinding for XP.
I consider myself a regular person with an outside life and interests. Have I lost track of life? Have I spent money on a flying horse that is also on fire? Yes. HELP.
I did come to my senses and I truly do regret all of the time I wasted on WoW. So now I play Rift. RIFT!