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03-10-2006, 00:31   #46
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The irony of this thread is killing me inside adnans.

Please share with us what you do from 7pm to 11pm mon,tues,thurs and 2pm to 11pm on sunday?
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03-10-2006, 08:21   #47
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hahah, you bastard. did phil put you up to this? and yes, i play world of warcraft at those times you listed above. you also might notice it was posted few years ago when i didnt know of WoW, so it doesn't matter.
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i've discovered its impossible to have a girlfriend and play an mmorpg, i broke up with one...started on wow(was big into rose previously but it wasnt great so i could peel away from it). broke up, bought wow(comfort thing), basically worked 7 hours, played 7 hours a day for 2 months over the summer, my friends all flipped, forced me to cancel my sub, all went well til recently, i'm currently patching the game, got a gf... i can see this being pasted in PI in a few weeks with
"how can i tell her i love her but wow is more important to me" at the bottom
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Just keep reminding yourself how mind numbingly boring wow is, It's just one long grind.
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I am leavin b4 the christmas i have to, we are raiding fri,sat,sunday nights and my social life is gone down the tube,WOW is a ledgenary game but i have to think of my life and this time i'm gona delete my char otherwise ill go back again!!!!!!!!!
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.........and this time i'm gona delete my char otherwise ill go back again!!!!!!!!!
Did the same thing beginning of October. Not only did I delete but disenchanted all my epix, sold all the shards and bought a pal an epic mount. Guess what ?? Two weeks ago, I raised a ticket and a GM restored the char for me....no gear,no money but my 60 priest is back in business.

Why did I do it ? Coz the long winter nights are too much for a soul to take....no. It is an irrational addiction to a group of pixels and a few fields in a record in a database. I need help but don't want it !!!

Can't wait for Jan 17th 2007.
Hopefully I wall lmao at this post in a few years time.
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06-03-2007, 15:01   #52
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After months of playing any game I seem to reach my boredom threshold and quit it ,(gave away my 45 priest to a stranger on cs )CS has continually called me back due to the fact that its not lvl based and purely as a bit of social entertainment with my mates.
After 20 years of gaming I get more worried about the total immersive qualities in new mmorpg's -but again IRC /Chat rooms ?general internet useage is massively increasing so will the amount of addicts .I remember porn being the big bad devil on the net many years ago and (most) people got through that.
Society will always have a certain amount of "drop outs" and the net seems to be a better alternative to drinking oneself to oblivion which was the favoured route of the previous generation.
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29-04-2007, 01:19   #53
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thats a really good point m8, my folks are always talking about me being on the net all the time. im not that bad tbh but i can see their point. if you consider what older folks did for recreation for years, pub pub pub pub pub pub pub pub most week nights i can hardly see the difference in my addiction. different times different trends. better video games

wow started in october, got to lvl 57 just before bc came out. stopedfor like 1 month started playing again last week.

lvl 61 + epic mount. go me

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30-04-2007, 13:00   #54
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PLay a variety of games
Otherwise youll get addicted to 1

I bought LOTRO, and had Guild Wars...and quit that quite easily and gave all my characters n stuff away

But i only dabble on mmorpgs as i have to split my time between them and FPS and RTS

A nice healthy balance of gaming

And join a gym ..that way you can say you keep fit and its ok to play I work till 6, gym to 8, then game till 12 most days and then party weekends...which i deem to be perfectly ok
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You are so right man, It all started in DNC for me with Legend of Mir i did lans 6 days aweek for 2 year, I quit work well got kicked out lol, I would go to sleep all day then head in to DNC about 8PM and leave next morning around 10 AM,

I played LOM for best part of the night with some CS just to relax as MMOs get you Worked up when Noobs get you killed,

When DNC closed down i felt so bad cos i didnt have internet and couldnt play anymore, It was sad, My hole day was about LOM when i sleep i would be thinking about items i wanted to get in them game, How i could make my toon better, When i quit my head hurt, It was like losing a loved one, I couldnt go 5 mins without thinking about it, I am not joking, It took over my life, it took me about 6 months to get over it, Now i just remmber the good times, But then World of Warcraft came out in 2004, I beta tested the US one, And BANG!!!!!! I was hocked again, I played that game so much i nearly lost my wife and kids, THEY JUST TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE!!

Its sad when you relate things in Real life to the game, I spent so much money and time on WoW! I quit about 8 months ago when i went off the army, But i started to play it again last week, I know were i went wrong in the past so i can controll the FEEELING TO skip work and not sleep! just PLAY PLAY PLAY!

Got to get 70 got to get my flying mount!! Got to kill them Mofos!!

BLAH!!!


WoW here i come!


All joking side, I mean this, They will wreck your life!!! if you dont be carefull, Remmber its only a GAME!
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09-07-2007, 10:33   #56
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bump for justice. no wait, this is sticky.

anyone else been through the hell of mmo addiction?
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28-07-2007, 17:23   #57
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...i simply beta test them. i've done about ten so far including anarchy online, earth and beyond, neocron and currently another few which you're not supposed to talk about because of the NDA (one is a massive space trading game).
Was that game by any chance Eve Online? Just curious.

Eve is my online addiction but I have a couple of things I do not to get too hooked. Yet I still pay for 3 accounts every month

If I need a break I just do as little as possible in game, force myself into bordom, then i get fed up and quit for a while. I've "quit" Eve twice and come back. You can never leave forever :\

I never liked WoW because of the grind. That was easy to quit. But I saw the addiction in it and it almost got me.

Playing a FPS helps with MMO addiction, especially if you're in a fun clan (nothing too serious obviously). Just don't get addicted to the FPS too

Also try playing some sports!! (Never mind me I don't play any, hate the stuff )
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I started Space Cowboys before Xmas last year and all through Xmas I was at home from college so I would wake up, eat a bit of breakfast and sit down for hours on end to play, Mum said she was getting worried I was spending so long by myself in the room! Anyway I would play it pretty much all day, go meet the girlfriend/friends in the evening, then if I wasn't going out on the piss back home again to play up to 4 or 5 in the morning (this continued when I went back to college), then the sound on my laptop went for some reason and I couldn't fix it, I was e-mailing Dell and a guy even came to the house to replace the sound card which did nothing.

So I had to do a system restore which ment I lost everything on the computer, when I finally re-installed Space Cowboys I had just lost interest flying around the place killing hundreds of monsters for 0.05% experience. People in my clan (brigades in Space Cowboys) kept e-mailing me asking me where I was since I was a platoon leader and I just ignored them and eventually they stopped.

These games can be fun (missions etc.) but the addictive side is pretty dangerous and its not like going around killing hundreds if not thousands of monsters is fun anyway
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World of warcraft is the DEVIL!

crack cocaine in CD form!
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30-09-2007, 19:28   #60
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Like a time-warp reading back at the start of this thread with words like "56k modem" and "pay per minute"

I have a strange addiction that I think is relevant to this thread.

I can spend hours online reading about new games and getting excited about them (MMORPG's). But any time I've played one I've played for 1 hour max and got really bored and never ever played again lol.

I always consider getting the latest big release MMORPG but never do. Well actually last Christmas I bought one. Can't remember the name. The popular one with no monthly fee's?? Anyway It didn't work on my ****ty Intel graphics chip at the time and I returned it. So probably saved myself alot of time and weight.

The biggest gaming addictions I ever had were Dream Arena (Dreamcast) and Civilization on the PC. Dream Arena was like a kind of early MMORPG in a way.

I was really considering getting WoW for the first time soon since my new dell laptop arrives tomorrow. But after advice from an Xbox Live friend who's brother was addicted to it, and this thread I am definitely not buying it now.

Think I'll just stick to RTS and FPS.
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