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Andrew’s Obsession

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Jan 6, 2008 in Today's Photo

So what’s a 13-year-old boy’s favorite pastime during the cold winter months (and all year long)?  Playing RuneScape, of course. 

What’s that – you don’t have a 13-year-old boy and have never heard of RuneScape?   Oh…then let me fill you in.

RuneScape is an online video game that is the latest ‘thing’ with our son Andrew and his friends.   According to the RuneScape Parent’s Guide, it is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game).  When I just logged on, there were over 171,000 users currently online playing the game – that’s definitely ‘massive’.

What is not mentioned in the Parent’s Guide is that the game has a highly addictive quality similar to that of nicotine.  Or heroin.  Or some other equally addictive substance.

If Andrew’s going to be addicted to something, I guess I’d rather it were RuneScape instead of some of the alternatives…

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