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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    I quit back in April of '08. I'm not sure if I was ever addicted to the game, but I somehow made High Warlord on our server!

    Ahhh, the days before The Burning Crusade...

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Anyone here besides me have Twilight title & the 3D mount?

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    I used to play World of Warcraft, I played for a year and a few months. A few of my good friends played, they got me into it. I, personally, don't feel like I was trying to escape from anything (though I suppose the argument could be made; that all depends on how Freudian you are). I thought it was fun, and I didn't have a helluva lot to do anyway. I quit this past August, right before Wrath of the Lich King. I had a level 70 character, an enhancement shaman, the highest shaman DPS'er on the server, in the second best guild, et cetera. At that point, I sort of felt like I'd beat the game; furthermore, a tough year was starting up for me and I figured I'd need the time to focus on my studies (I was right about that). Although I played for many hours some days, I didn't feel as though I was addicted; every time my subscription would run out, or my computer would break down, or the internet would conk out for a few days, I'd find something else to do real easy, and not even think about it. So that's my story, anyway. I hardly even play games anymore, somewhat peculiar for someone my age.


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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    I miss the days when I was playing WOW for the first time, it was really good and exciting, now I'm kinda bored at it and I'm still paying for it.

    Plus what really annoys me is when you reach top level, some people treat you really badly if you don't know certain things. There really is alot of nerdy wankers on that game.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I haven't logged on for just over 2 weeks, already i'm getting tetchy and wondering what has been happening.
    I'm seeing if i can last one month without logging on ...
    I bet it's the same 'oll same 'oll "LFM heals H-Naxx prof tree/pally be geared pst"..and "Get your [Black Bear] mount!! LF Heals and lots o DPS for [For the Alliance], leaving in 30min pst"

    Unles the patch is out...then the duel spec would be fun to play with and there's likely an influx of hunters in Arina.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    I quit back in April of '08. I'm not sure if I was ever addicted to the game, but I somehow made High Warlord on our server!

    Ahhh, the days before The Burning Crusade...
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by vauge View Post
    Anyone here besides me have Twilight title & the 3D mount?

    That must be before my time, I have no idea what those are

    Quote Originally Posted by GarzaUK View Post
    I miss the days when I was playing WOW for the first time, it was really good and exciting, now I'm kinda bored at it and I'm still paying for it.

    Plus what really annoys me is when you reach top level, some people treat you really badly if you don't know certain things. There really is alot of nerdy wankers on that game.
    So true. At lvl79 ppl were like "way to go, not much longer now"...and the instant you ding ppl r like "what do you mean you don't have full T7 and know every fight in the game? Are you playing on someone else's account?"

    What ....ed me off were the horde of n00bs who saw someone at max lvl n assumed that person no longer had anything better to do then run them through DM 10 times (for free, of course).

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That must be before my time, I have no idea what those are
    He's all happy snappy because he dropped Sarth w/3 drakes up, thus the title Twilight plus the drake mount.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What ....ed me off were the horde of n00bs who saw someone at max lvl n assumed that person no longer had anything better to do then run them through DM 10 times (for free, of course).
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Been playing Everquest since 2000. Addicted? maybe, but it is far cheaper than most other forms of entertainment and addictions. Never liked Warcraft much... too cartoony and too many 12 year olds wanting to duel. Plus it was far too easy.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Been playing Everquest since 2000.
    Aaah, blissful memories. Have you tried Vanguard SoH by chance? IMO it's everything EverQuest 2 should have been and more. Brad McQuaid isn't the greatest programmer or manager in the world, but I think he nailed that old EQ "magic" again with Vanguard. Its only real problem now is the low population, because a rushed and terrible launch drove people away and they haven't been back.

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