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World of Warcraft - October 9th 2010, 07:43 AM

I believe this is where I need to post this.

I just canceled my WoW subscription and it ends tomorrow morning. I bid my friends there farewell and logged out for the last time. It has been fun, but there are many matters I have to attend and WoW has consumed too much of my time.

It is true what people say about the game: it is addictive. I sunk too much time onto this game and left my grade last semester in ruin (among other reasons too, actually). I have many plans for this year, and without WoW hindering me, I think it is time I expand on my education and my career. I have all the resources and guidance I need to achieve, and I have taken the first step- focusing on important matter and eliminate my distraction.

It has been fun, really. Perhaps I will pick this up again when I have less obligation as a mean to relieve stress- the only reason I picked this game up the first place.


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Re: World of Warcraft - October 9th 2010, 08:10 AM

I'm glad you were able to bring yourself to cancel your subscription. Gaming can in fact be an addictive behavior, especially when it begins to interfere with your day to day activity. I'm sure you'll be able to find another hobby to help you with the stress. Just remember that moderation is the key to avoiding addiction such as this. =]


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Re: World of Warcraft - October 9th 2010, 08:03 PM

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It has been fun, really. Perhaps I will pick this up again when I have less obligation as a mean to relieve stress- the only reason I picked this game up the first place.
I'd actually advise against picking it up again. MMO's don't make good stress relief. In fact, the very nature of an MMO is designed specifically to be addictive. They want you to keep playing long-term and the game will employ many methods to keep their players indefinitely. If it was built like a console game, everyone would be bored within a few weeks and they'd stop making money.

I've "picked up mmo's again" after months and found myself back addicted within a week. Just a friendly piece of advice, try to put it out of your life completely and enjoy your future. Good luck and hope things work out.


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Re: World of Warcraft - October 9th 2010, 09:20 PM

On the other hand I haven't been sucked into WoW that much. I'll have times where I play for days, then others I don't play for months. Unlike my housemates I can just play to wind down, or play "just for an hour"... just depends if you can create the right balance.
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Re: World of Warcraft - October 10th 2010, 06:45 AM

Sell it.

I stopped playing, and sold it since it was just going to sit there and I'd never pick it up again.


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Re: World of Warcraft - October 10th 2010, 08:12 AM

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Sell it.

I stopped playing, and sold it since it was just going to sit there and I'd never pick it up again.
My brother also plays on my account. Although he agrees that it would be in our best interest to drop it for the moment, he would murder me if I was to sell the account in which he has his characters on.

Plus, I am too attached to my characters anyways... :P

I like MMO, and WoW is a good one. I just have to drop it seeing as I will not be able to maintain both my profession and WoW simultaneously.


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Re: World of Warcraft - October 10th 2010, 08:34 AM

You should be proud of yourself for giving it up.


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Re: World of Warcraft - October 11th 2010, 09:42 AM

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You should be proud of yourself for giving it up.
I am, and that would give me more time to actually enjoy other aspect of my life. Just tonight I went star-watching. I would miss that out had I sit on my computer playing WoW......


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Re: World of Warcraft - October 11th 2010, 10:46 AM

Good on you, I quit several months ago because I had someone else in my life infinately more important to share the time that I would normally spend time playing games.

The reason I started was because my friends all began playing and we made sure we never had a dull moment as it was extremely fun.

We all seemed to drift away from it because there wasnt much fun stuff to do anymore so I dont feel that we was attached but it definately was a time sink. Now they seem to be coming back and playing it like it should have been played and I am tempted to rejoin because my social situation is changing again, I would be alot more casual about it. But my internet is too crap to cope with it anymore for some reason.

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