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 Yes, it's called 

                                                                                                 THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT

 

                            FOMO-  anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website.

 

   It is a real issue. According to the Australian Psychological Society, 50% of teenagers suffer from it. They feel there peers are having more rewarding experiences than them. They see and hear others doing something which they are not. Perhaps in the past it may have been termed jealousy.

 

  Fomo is seen a lot in these forums... " The other server has it !! " is a common cry.  Don't despair, there is hope, because all those things you may hear about on the other servers shall eventually make it to here. What's the hurry, life's too short to be getting all twisted up about what people on the other side of the world are doing. 

 

Here is what wiki has to say about it..

 

Fear of missing out (FoMO) refers to the apprehension that one is not in-the-know or one is out of touch with some social events, experiences, and interactions. People who grapple with FoMO might not know exactly what they are missing, but can still hold a fear that others are having a much better time or having a much more rewarding experience on the spur of the moment. FoMO could result from a variety of social activities in which one is absent, such as a conversation, a TV show, a wedding, a party, or a delicious restaurant in town.

FoMO could simply exist as a pervasive mental state, but it can also lead to different physical reactions (e.g., sweating) and real-world behaviors. According to a survey conducted in the U.S. and U.K., the majority of adult Millennials (current age between 18 and 34) expressed that they want to say yes to everything due to the fear of missing out; over half of the respondents said that they barely invest sufficient energy or time in delving into topics or new interests. Moreover, FoMO serves as a motive for an escalating usage of social media, which could distract people from learning in the classroom and operating motor vehicles. Furthermore, unhealthy digital habits, such as constantly checking on emails and social media updates, could be developed and thus lead to insufficient engagement in the present social interactions.

Besides its impact on real-world social activities, FoMO could also influence the formation of long-term goals and people's self-perceptions. Around half of the respondents stated that they are overwhelmed by the amount of information which allows them to stay up to date and it is almost impossible to not miss out on something. Through the process of relative deprivation, FoMO is also found conducive to people's dissatisfaction of their experiences and a feeling of having less.[3] Moreover, FoMO also plays a negative role in people's overall psychological well-being. FoMO is believed to trigger negative social and emotional experiences, such as boredom and loneliness, through social media usage. Consistent with earlier research, an empirical research on FoMO in 2013 found that FoMO has a negative effect on people's overall mood and life satisfaction.

In terms of the cognitive effects, FoMO could further instill a belief that an interruption is more like a "connection". FoMO may drive someone to constantly look for a better or more interesting connection with others, abandoning current connections to do so, without realizing that what they move to is not necessarily better, just different. Moreover, the importance attributed to the potential possibility of social interaction or continuously staying abreast of current events is so intense that personal safety may be ignored. For instance, it is common to find people texting while driving.

 

 Think you suffer from fomo?  Take this quiz and see how you go.

 

  

 

 

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 Yes, it's called 

                                                                                                 THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT

 

                            FOMO-  anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website.

 

   It is a real issue. According to the Australian Psychological Society, 50% of teenagers suffer from it. They feel there peers are having more rewarding experiences than them. They see and hear others doing something which they are not. Perhaps in the past it may have been termed jealousy.

 

  Fomo is seen a lot in these forums... " The other server has it !! " is a common cry.  Don't despair, there is hope, because all those things you may hear about on the other servers shall eventually make it to here. What's the hurry, life's too short to be getting all twisted up about what people on the other side of the world are doing. 

 

Here is what wiki has to say about it..

 

Fear of missing out (FoMO) refers to the apprehension that one is not in-the-know or one is out of touch with some social events, experiences, and interactions. People who grapple with FoMO might not know exactly what they are missing, but can still hold a fear that others are having a much better time or having a much more rewarding experience on the spur of the moment. FoMO could result from a variety of social activities in which one is absent, such as a conversation, a TV show, a wedding, a party, or a delicious restaurant in town.

FoMO could simply exist as a pervasive mental state, but it can also lead to different physical reactions (e.g., sweating) and real-world behaviors. According to a survey conducted in the U.S. and U.K., the majority of adult Millennials (current age between 18 and 34) expressed that they want to say yes to everything due to the fear of missing out; over half of the respondents said that they barely invest sufficient energy or time in delving into topics or new interests. Moreover, FoMO serves as a motive for an escalating usage of social media, which could distract people from learning in the classroom and operating motor vehicles. Furthermore, unhealthy digital habits, such as constantly checking on emails and social media updates, could be developed and thus lead to insufficient engagement in the present social interactions.

Besides its impact on real-world social activities, FoMO could also influence the formation of long-term goals and people's self-perceptions. Around half of the respondents stated that they are overwhelmed by the amount of information which allows them to stay up to date and it is almost impossible to not miss out on something. Through the process of relative deprivation, FoMO is also found conducive to people's dissatisfaction of their experiences and a feeling of having less.[3] Moreover, FoMO also plays a negative role in people's overall psychological well-being. FoMO is believed to trigger negative social and emotional experiences, such as boredom and loneliness, through social media usage. Consistent with earlier research, an empirical research on FoMO in 2013 found that FoMO has a negative effect on people's overall mood and life satisfaction.

In terms of the cognitive effects, FoMO could further instill a belief that an interruption is more like a "connection". FoMO may drive someone to constantly look for a better or more interesting connection with others, abandoning current connections to do so, without realizing that what they move to is not necessarily better, just different. Moreover, the importance attributed to the potential possibility of social interaction or continuously staying abreast of current events is so intense that personal safety may be ignored. For instance, it is common to find people texting while driving.

 

 Think you suffer from fomo?  Take this quiz and see how you go.

 

  

 

 

 

K... I actually took some time to do the quiz... it says I do have FoMO, LOL

But I don't really care about SEA server do have something or not....  it gonna be available at sometime :l

 

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It's always funny to see NA and EU flip out over stuff on the Asia premium shop - NA because they don't have it (e.g. Tirpitz, Mikasa, most recently Warspite) and EU because they get bundled stuff while we don't (Tirpitz saw the salt mines open).

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