We have a lot of games and new ones are still being created, but these games also are creating a lot of problems and in this article I'm going to write about zombie effect.
What's the zombie effect?
*I've worked for 8 hours, made dinner, cleaned whole house. Now I can rest.
-Joanne, can you stop playing "Sims" and go out with a dog.
*Sorry mom, but I'm busy
That's example of zombie effect. That we're doing not important thing and we don't care about everything. There can be other example also when someone prefer, to do some kind of dungeon, than help friends with math etc..
Where can you be affected by zombie effect?
- All kinds of social websites(for example facebook). It starts with checking friends statuses and end on you siting whole day checking it.
- Games with afk train. It start with leaving your computer for train and then you try to afk train every time you can. Maybe it's not bad as start, but after some time you find yourself siting for this whole time and watching afk train and finding some kind of funny things in website to kill boredom.
- All games with grind leveling up. It starts with I want to be the best, so I must kill as much monsters as I can and end up in you spending whole days leveling up.
Why is this bad?
Some people belives that they are just killing time, that they are just having fun. But when you're spending a lot of time on playing game is giving you less fun (when you're farming whole days game will be boring faster, than if you play 1-2 hours/day) and after some time you're bored with playing game, but you play it, because your mind is controled by "I MUST BE THE BEST" thought..
How to fight with it?
- First you need to realize that all you're doing in game is just game. Your character is just txt file with informations about it. You're not saving kingdoms, because they don't exist. You're just throwing your time into black hole.
- Then you need to find some hobbies and start making other activities. Even watching Tv will be good, as it will be diffrent than playing games, but I sugest sports. If you're facebook fan, then instead of checking your friends status you can ask them for bicycle ride or going to swimming pool.
I hope that this article will have influence on at least one person, that will change his/her lifestyle after reading it. After you stop being affected by zombie effect game will give u more hapiness, than before. Thank you for reading.
PS.To all companies that support 1-2 hours/day playing by adding bonus exp hour or something. "Thank you. You're doing great work."