I'm an addict. I've been addicted to Everquest for quite some time. I managed to resist the addiction for over six months this time. I wrote, I took martial arts lessons, I was a productive member of society.
However with the weather turning cold and the fact I injured my knee preventing me from doing a whole lot for a few weeks I gave in to my addiction again. I'm not sure what it is about MMORPGs, but I'm fascinated with them. Perhaps its because I work evenings and there is nobody around at night when I'm off work and awake. That theory would hold up better if I actually socialized in the game, but I don't much. I talk to a few people I know in real life, but most of the time I go solo. As my friend Mike put it, "Joining a MMORPG to play alone is being actively anti-social."
Oh well, while it is a waste of time, there are worse addictions I could have. I don't wake up hungover, I'm not a danger on the roads (no moreso than normal anyway), and its still cheaper than beer and cigarettes.