Real life throws many positive and negative experiences at you. You live through several emotions a day because of this. that's life.
The World of Warcraft virtual game does this in a condensed fashion and this has an exaggerated effect on your experiences and emotions as a result. This is probably true of most of the successful MMORPGs.
This condensed/exaggerated experience amplifies the good and the bad.
I'll try to outline the differences between WoW and real life (RL) in my future posts.
The good, the bad and the ugly