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.