Good News For WoW Players

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 at 7:19 am

Three lessons to learn from this article.

1) They are still smarter than your honor student and do better in school. Looks like parents and teachers are going to have to find another reason to explain why Johnny can’t read and write.

Lawmakers, in general, have been unable to provide any scientific proof that links gaming and any supposed ills. But this hasn’t stopped South Korean legislators.

2) Over regulation by legislatures killed off an industry in their zeal to control personal behavior.

…similar regulations imposed on comic books back in the 80s by South Korea, which aside from being ineffective, left the comic industry there in shambles as a result.

3) That level 75 Orc Hunter on World of Warcraft that has been stalking you and kicking your ass may get placed into a timeout thereby giving you a chance to get on with the business of slaying Morlochs.

As Kotaku explains it, the Cooling Off system will cause a game to be shut down automatically after two hours of being played. Gamers can log back in, but only after 10 minutes to “rest,” and only once per 24 hours. It was not specified how long the second session will last, but it is presumed to be no longer than the initial time allotted.

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2 Responses to “Good News For WoW Players”

  1. Mashiki on 17/17/12 at 4:12 pm

    S.Korea has an imaged “mass” escapism problem. Much like Japan, where people use gaming to escape from their work and family life. If you’ve never experienced either culture, it’s hard to explain. Both have a worker-bee mentality about them compared to the west. What they have in truth is small groups of people who prefer the escapism, just like here in the west. But instead of dealing, or allowing those small groups to do as they please, they’d rather punish everyone.