"My son had a full scholarship to college and did well his first semester of college.... Over Christmas break, he started playing EQ II. He went back to college in Jan for his 2nd semester. He was back at college a little over a month before he had to pack it in and come back home. He is still hooked but we are getting some rofessional help to get him off the game. We felt that if we took it away "cold turkey" that he would move in with another EQII addict and we would never see him again.
He reached level 50 this week. What is the incentive to stay involved in the game if you reach the maximum level? I know he has online EQII 'friends.'
The game appears drab and boring to me but I have never attempted to play. Only positive I can say for EQII is that the game caused him to cut way back on his cigarette smoking. It is sad way to cut back."