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Old 01-25-2011, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've played wow for 3 1/2 years, and quit a little more then 1 year ago. Recently i've been getting horrible urges to get back on it. So if you have the same problems; what do you do to block them out???
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Please resist..
as funny as it sounds I lost my mom to World of Warcraft... I'm 24 and I miss her. its been to the extent of her ordering the expansion pack to arrive the morning it was released.. when she woke up and it wasnt there.. she got in the car and drove 20miles to the nearest bestbuy to purchase another one... only to play 2 hours sooner than the UPS guy pulling into the driveway with the one she ordered. I can not believe the amount of power that game has over people. I've tried to get my mother to help me with activities we could do together but everything ends up in vain.

I will say who ever designed Wow did a hell of a job.. I mean really it has everything you need in a fantasy world. It sorta reminds me of The Matrix.. a digital world one lives in with all the other trapped victims while their body and mind in the real world withers away. If you just miss your other gamers try and keep in touch as internet "pen pals" through facebook or something alternative to the game itself. I'm sure you have plenty of people in the now that would enjoy your company just as much as people who just want to know you becuase of some fake imaginary "power" your character in the game has.

I hope you weigh out your pros and cons and decide that quiting was the best choice you've made so far. I wish my mom had the same will power.. it would make me so much happier to know that she actually could be there for me when I need her.. instead of me always being disappointed that she is missing in my life even tho she is just in the other room. I hate it... and I don't know what to do... so glad to hear you were able to do it.
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It is one hell of a game, I agree. But after being sucked in like 6 hours every single day it gets crazy. So over time I deactivated my subscription, played on a private server, then quit. But my old laptop (broken now) wouldn't install wow, so I could resist. But sometime this week or next I will be buying myself a 500g storage 3g ram laptop. I'm sure the download would go threw and I am too tempted to play. I am 16 now, so still a high school student. After finishing the endless chem and algebra homework, I still have a long day to do nothing. To occupy my time I just text and scroll threw this site. Once websites get dull to me i'm stuck bored out of my mind for the rest of the night (generally 3+ hours). I have up to Wotlk, not going to buy any subscribes or cataclysm so i'm hoping that will ease up on the addiction. Plus I will be on a private server so I usually only stay on 2 hours a day (more on weekends if friends are busy/can't board). So we'll see how it works out, I am sorry to hear about you and your mom.
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Its cool.. she started when I was in high school too.. so its been a while.
That game is like a drug. You obviously like to snowboard.. if I were you I'd try and be creative and find a place in your yard to build a small kicker or get some wood and nails and make a feature to hit.. then send pics to all your busy friends and brag about how much fun they're missing out on. I'm well out of school these days and I still do this lol. I use to draw a lot in high school when I was bored but I know thats a talent not everyone has.. and I stil keep a journal... might sound lame.. but I actually have a lot of cool stories I can go back and reflect on with all my random adventures I've had in life. From driving cross country.. landing my first big kicker, places I've been.. all sorts of stuff. It sucks when people ask "what did you do last weekend?" .. or last month even.. and you sit there and sometimes can't remember so I decided I'd start writing things down so I have something to laugh about when I get old. If writing isnt your thing maybe make a blog? Just keep busy. Your young so I'm not too worried.. and you sound like a smart kid, but there are traps out there in life and online gaming in my opinion is one of them.
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I was in a server first guild for over a year, played for a couple years.

The urges will eventually go away.... It took me probably 2 years to finally get past the urges. I don't crave it anymore and I should actually sell my account but it's probably not worth much nowadays. Think she's a level 72 Shadow Priest, alliance side. Maybe 71? Can't remember
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I was in a server first guild for over a year, played for a couple years.

The urges will eventually go away.... It took me probably 2 years to finally get past the urges. I don't crave it anymore and I should actually sell my account but it's probably not worth much nowadays. Think she's a level 72 Shadow Priest, alliance side. Maybe 71? Can't remember


Last time I played priests go for a lot. Just because they're so damn annoying to level. The lazy amount of rich kids on that game would pay for that so i'd go for it. I was in a server 2nd or 3rd guild I can't remember, pretty good shaman healer/dps. I will probably keep it in case one of my friends starts to play again and want to take my acc. I'm on a shitty server too so the most it'd go for is $50 .


Karasene- I have some old skate ramps and a skate rail my parents bought for my oldest brother. If the brand "Xtreme" rings a bell I have some ramps from there. But the rail is about 10 ft long probably shorter. It is fun to hit but you can't jib on it at all. So i've been looking to start building a long but shallow on ramp, to like a 20-30 foot pvc rail. Un realistic for the 20-30 feet but I need more distance . Someone who lives up my street (well 1 1/2 miles away) has a pretty sweet set up. Down rail to a jump or pole jam. I used it to occupy my time til he found out and kicked me off. So hopefully my dad will help me buy some plywood and pine so I can waste a few weeks . Only thing is summer- I can't have friends over every day so I get about 5 hours indoors to do nothing >.>. I kind of just want to download it again-then challenge myself to not play it. If i can resist it conveniently placed right in front of my face I shouldn't relapse.


Great game, but it gets overwhelming easily.
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I loved leveling my Priest.... I was always Shadow with my priest and when I played, we had a ton of resources for grinding.

Most mobs weren't immune to fear for questing where you had to pick something up also..

I was scared of nothing though... An occasional Lock would tear me up but that was it. Also raided with a Druid and a Warrior... Never really got into the Mages though..

Druid was a fun class also. I was playing when they buffed the Druids.... Oh man I was walking thru everybody, literally. Locks were even on the run but last I knew they turned em back down.
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It's simple you want some mental masterbation. Get a girlfriend and discover the joys of sex just wrap it before you tap it.
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I had it good while playing WoW...

Was raiding and had a girl under my mind control so I was getting laid also.

But in all seriousness, the game is BAD news... Truly addicting and people should stay away from it. It's worse then cigarettes
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Yeah I don't know if downloading it to "test" yourself is such a great idea...

thats like someone who just supposedly quit smoking cigarettes and thinks.... oh I'll just buy a pack and keep it in my pocket.

Without a doubt you know they'll light one up eventually.

I think its easier to go the out of sight out of mind route. But choice is up to you of course.


Word on the ramps/rails. Start nagging your dad
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