A few years ago, I started playing eve-online, well I must admit that I was instantly hooked-up.
I spent the next 3 years playing this game hardcore, and became very good at it.
Eventually, I managed to become quite wealthy and amassed a ton of very expensive items and ships. I was very successfull in this game...
That was until I lost everything, when my freighter was blown up by other players. In a heartbeat,I lost everything I had, everything I spent time for. I realised that it took only a second to destroy three entire years of efforts.
I finally "woke up", cancelled all of my 4 (!!!) accounts and never touched it again.
Peoples need to understand that "virtual worlds" are just that - it doesnt exist - the only real thing is the time and commitment one can spend on theses games.