"Castronova's research indicates that 20% of survey respondents consider EverQuest's world of Norrath their full-time home. 22% would spend all of their time there if they could. And 40% would abandon their lives on Earth altogether if Norrath were able to support them economically."
"EverQuest Ruined My Marriage" stories abound. In one, psychologist Richard Sherman says, "A [addicted] person would rather spend time with the game… than with their own partner."
If you love playing EverQuest, more power to you. I'm not trying to rain on your parade. Just don't ask me to join you. Even if real life is sometimes hard I still prefer it 😉