In this Anthropological account of the much loved game WoW, Nardi talks about addiction and the misconceptions associated with it. I have played WoW, for a short period of time and I never really enjoyed it. My friends who introduced me to this game, would play religiously. Just like Nardi states in the book, gamers like to use the word addiction, not because they are addicted to it, but because they want to express their attachment and love for the game. My friends are not addicts, they do like to use phrases like, “I got no sleep last night, was so hooked on WoW,” or ” I am so addicted to this game,” but as Nardi states in his books, the self regulate and evaluate themselves. I do understand that playing a game 24/7, and not wanting to do anything else, is harmful, but can we put playing accesive amounts of gaming in the same category as drug or alcohol addiction? When one puts in WoW on the web, one can see streams of articles from news reports to blogs, where this game is deemed dangerous for its “addicting qualities.” News articles are especially vicious as the make the gamers seem like they are not capable of doing anything ‘normal’ or participate in daily routines ( also putting a very unflattering photo of the said gamer). All this hyped media coverage makes it hard for WoW or other gamers to escape from this negative stereotypes, being placed in the same category as people addicted to drugs or other harmful substances. The media should stop being biased and acknowledge the fact that there are many WoW gamers out there who know how to play and live a ‘normal’ life at the same time.