"At one time I was dismissive of the concept of compulsive gaming, as many MMORPG gamers are. A friend of my fiancee was carrying in groceries one day when she either fell or struck her leg on the car, not sure which. Well, she was able to get the kids and groceries rounded up with some difficulty, and proceded to lay herself down on the couch. Unfortunately, it didnt stop hurting and after an hour or so she asked her husband to take her to the hospital. Well, apparently her side of the story is that he was playing EQ and couldn't take her. Eventually, at 3AM, she called my fiancee so she could be driven to the hospital. As it turns out there wasnt anything seriously wrong with her, but I found her husband's behavior rather odd. I know that if I were playing UO or WoW and something like that happened, the raid I was on would just have to wait for next time. I've always thought it more a case of her husband's lack of concern than compulsive gaming, but take the story as you will."