The man who jumped the train and never returned
So I'm currently an ex-Wow player, been playing since around 2005 on and off.
While WoW is rather liberal with the game time (you can just pop right in, do a hour and then quit while some other games will consume your time with puzzles which can take days to solve), it's mostly extended to the point where you will be spending every second trying to achieve something in the game.
While many say that one symptom of an addiction is denial I would strongly disagree, it's if you're in control or conscious of what you are doing if you are not then you might be addicted.
And to tell you the truth, I've never felt that.
Every second I've played on WoW, I've enjoyed, I didn't play it because it was some job I had to maintain or something like that.
Not at all, I did it to achieve something in the game which gave me joy.
Be it competitive in the guild or just some silly mount, it still was joyful and really kind of an new way to gain experiences in life (some more benefiting than others).
And while this may sound a bit like a requirement back to WoW.
It isn't the point.
It's to raise awareness that as long as you can control and see what you're doing and you're fine with that.
Go and do that.
I quit WoW whenever I felt like it, because I knew that I wouldn't loose anything.
But to sum it up and to have a little tips on how to make sure you never get way to hooked on WoW or anything, simply think this:
"Friends, Family, Others before the game/work/etc.".
Thanks for reading!