The Scary Fact of Online Games
Most of us play online games. It doesn’t matter what kind of games, be it World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, FarmVille or any other games that require an internet connection.
Here’s a fact about online games that you don’t know
Online gaming had an advantage because the developers constantly updating the game contents. Means that you will be able to play the games until you die. They used a specific method in order to keep you playing. I will explain the method briefly here.
Scientist did experiments on mice on how to keep a mice pressing a button continuously. What they did were:
1. They put a mice inside a cage with a button installed at the cage floor. Every time the mice press the button, food pellets will come out from above. So, the mice keep on pressing the button until at one time, it stop pressing due to the full stomach.
2. In experiment 2, they did the same thing with experiment 1, except that they made the food pellets to come out randomly instead of every push of the button. The mice keep on pressing the button for a very long time. However, it stop when it has become tired of pressing.
3. In experiment 3, they did the same thing as experiment 2 and 1, except they add another “push” to the mice. Every time it stop pressing the button, a low-voltage electric current will be applied to its body. What happened? The mice can’t stop pressing the button!
Yes. As you can see, all online games used the same concept in order to keep you playing. That’s why for some people, it’s very hard to stop playing.
Just like WoW, they will make you think “I need to do random heroics today or I won’t get that Frost Badge (Justice Point for patch 4.0)” If you don’t do it, you gonna lose it. That’s why every time you want to hunt better gear in dungeons, it’s not gonna drop immediately. It will drop randomly.
See the pattern?
So, next time you play online games and can’t stop playing, just remember the experiments and hopefully, you can still save yourself.