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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wow...I might be addicted!

Ok, so that title is a bit misleading. First of all, I'm not addicted to anything. And the addiction in question is one of those that you don't see often, but can just be as destructive as drugs or alcohol. I'll give you a hint to what it is. Its abbreviation is in the title of this post. Yeah, were talking about World Of Warcraft. The worlds most popular Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, or MMORPG for short. Now don't get me wrong. I love the game. One of the funnest things I've ever played. Its not playing it thats the issue at hand, but playing it too much. Too really understand my problem, you need to know a bit about whats been going on in my life recently. Me and my friends have all been playing WoW for a few months now. I don't have my account, I just hold a toon on a friends account, and I play with my other friends. Now in real life, I just met this awesome new girl, who I quickly made my girlfriend. She's funny, cute, smart, and she loves video games. Especially WoW. Problem is, she may love WoW too much. Even watching her watching someone play the game, you can see the excitement in her eyes. Now until recently, she had all but forgotten about WoW. This was before I knew her. But of course when we start dating, she's reintroduced to her long time passion through me and my friends. And I could see the fire rekindling. Suddenly shes asking questions, telling us about her charachters, and then next thing I know, shes asking her mom to reinstate her account so she can get sucked back into this thing that controlled her for so long now. I come visit her at her house and she won't even leave the computer screen, even though she's just downloading the CD's still. She doesn't want to miss a single moment of game playing action. And in this lies my dilemma. I have very strong feelings for this girl, and I can't help but feel that I'm going to lose her to this virtual world. She says we can play together, but really I don't want too. I wanna be with her. I wanna go do things outside, I wanna explore, I wanna live life, all of this with her at my side. But what can I do when she can barely acknowledge that I'm there?? The game is in the process of downloading, but I feel as soon as that screen pops and she re enters that world, shes lost forever. Offer me some opinions. What shall I do?? Should I end it now, wait it out and see how devout she is, or just try and bear with it? Let me know what you think. You're opinion is important to me.

25 comments:

  1. I can't start playing wow from fear of becoming addicted.

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  2. I usually get tired of these games wayyy too fast :)

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  3. @vanstino
    -me to i cant play same game for too long

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  4. I never liked wow. I even tried to like it and tried to play War3 and shit to get in the mood but it all failed. Bad game imo.

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  5. got tired of it.. but I can appreciate it !

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  6. I quit this game, it's very addictive : /

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  7. hey thanks for checking my blog out. I hope you learned something! Keep up the writing too, its pretty good!

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  8. great post man i wanna read moar like this! ;)

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  9. Dude, you have to give love a chance. =]

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  10. Haha seems like the opposite of what it usually is, usually the guy comes off as the never-wants-to-do-anything jerk. I say give it a chance, talk it out (y'know what they say about "communication"...) & hope she's not too far gone. Keep us posted!

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  11. i dont like wow because it takes no skill to play.

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  12. been there done that :( i think im over it havent played in a long time

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  13. Dont play too much, it will eat your life away.

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  14. Your headline got me thinking about addiction and what a COMPLEX entity it really is. How about some posts on the science of it?

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  15. You're leaving us hanging with the updates! Lets go!

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  16. I'd give it a few weeks. See how things progress.

    If she values WoW more than spending time with you, then i'd probably let her go.

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  17. Just based on what I'm seeing; I believe that you need to take another approach. Tell her. You are setting here blogging these feelings but these are rather important to voice to her. Tell her how you feel about the game and your desire to spend time with her.

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  18. When will you post your next blog message? :)

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  19. I was a long time WoW addict myself. Basically, if she kicked the habit before she can kick it again. I would say just go along with it. Bring your computer over (if you can) and play with her. Think of it as a phase. She will love you for sticking with her through the phase. Once she snaps out of it (in game, mention that you want to do things like get milkshakes, go to the lake and go fishing, etc), she will slowly lose interest in WoW again and you will be there doing stuff with her. WoW addicts just need some understanding, and to be reminded WHY the game is terribly annoying. Mention the treadmill, the endless quest for the next best "thing" in the game when there is no best, etc.

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