It has been 3 months now

RichardE

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without WoW as of today. I went from 7-9 hours a day playing to Zero overnight. Its been a pretty hard struggle, I have the CD disks and a 60 day game card a friend bought for me on Xmas. They are still on my desk and make the struggle a little more difficult. On at least a dozen occasions I've almost re-installed the game, but the farthest I have gotten is disk 4 so far.


Anyways, in the free time I have now I have accomplished a few things.

- Discovered what bars are again
- Discovered what friends are again
- Got a tan
- Actually started eating real food. Not "What can I make in 5 minutes when I wait for this god damn flight path" food, but real cooked food.
- Realized that as hot as night elves are, real girls are hotter.
- Realized that yes, most of those hot night elves are guys, and without WoW I feel straighter.
- Lost the 60 pounds I had gained when playing WoW
- Took up Basketball and boxing again (sports I quit while playing WoW)
- Applied to University
- Learned what music is again (Since I was only listening to WoW music)
- Watched a sunset/sunrise with friends on the same night/morning
- Moved out of my parents basement
- Traveled to see old friends in my old towns
- Started getting invited back out to things when my friends realized I had stopped sitting in front of my computer killing dragons all day.
- Actually had a conversation with my mom and dad.
- Actually had a conversation with my friends that didn't revolve around WoW
- My acne is gone (It was gone before I started playing WoW too, only came back during WoW)
- Started reading books again
- Realized how fun a midnight jog can be.
- Was able to look around at life and realize how much I had let pass me by in the 3 years I had been addicted to WoW/Diablo2 ect.

So there it is. 3 months. Next goal is 6 than 12 and I will feel I am addiction free. :) Just wanted to share with everyone :beer:
 

hjo3

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Originally posted by: RichardE
I have the CD disks
Oh, you mean the kind you put in a PC computer? To install stuff on the HDD drive?
 

mugs

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It's amazing the kind of hold a video game can have on people... This is why I've never played a MMORPG. I had my school work suffer in college just from Counterstike and Starcraft on the LAN and single player Diablo 2.
 

slikmunks

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with that long of a post w/ that much time spent on it, you'd think you could put something in the title that has SOMETHING to do what what it's been 3 months since...
 

deerslayer

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I never got quite that bad, but I haven't played for a week. I'm probably going to cancel my account next week.
 

Kwaipie

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I took a 6 month break after raiding 3 nights a week 5-7 hours at a shot. Then BC came out and I wanted to see the new environs. I play 20 mins to an hour a day. Never again will I raid. Burning Crusade is slick. Nice upgrade.
 

slag

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I just started playing casually again. I stopped in October when I was raiding nightly from 7pm to 1 am and then falling into bed and getting up 5 hours later dead tired.

I just started playing 2 weeks ago with a couple friends. No guild, no raiding, just casual playing (I re-rolled a night elf after solely playing horde).

Its fun. Level 32 already and just enjoying it. I don't play every day, just when I want to and the kids are in bed. My goal is to hit 70 and go back and solo the dungeons I couldnt do at level 60 like strat, scholo, BRD, BRS, etc. I'm a druid.
 

bigrash

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wow, good for you. As much as I love my 360, I'm glad I only play when I have nothing else to do. people don't realize sometimes how much they're missing out when they do nothing else but play video games or stay on the computer.
 

JohnAn2112

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To help with your quitting, I'll offer to buy that 60 day game card from you for a good price. :)
 

DVad3r

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Originally posted by: JohnAn2112
To help with your quitting, I'll offer to buy that 60 day game card from you for a good price. :)


I want to buy it also!

But seriously I was the same as you except 4 years ago quitting dark age of camelot. I got into WoW again cause I got hit by a car. It is now 1.5 years later and I gained 40 pounds. gg
 

kyzen

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Congrats, I haven't quit playing myself, but now it's become more a social thing - I play with friends, maybe a total of 10 hours a week. I haven't even hit 70 yet :p

What did you do to knock off 60 pounds in 3 months if I might ask?
 

Mellman

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Originally posted by: JohnAn2112
To help with your quitting, I'll offer to buy that 60 day game card from you for a good price. :)

beat me to the punch
 

sdifox

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Humm, WOW on one hand, ATOT on the other... They are both addictive except ATOT is free...
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: sdifox
Humm, WOW on one hand, ATOT on the other... They are both addictive except ATOT is free...

not really, it costs you your SANITY!
 

nageov3t

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Originally posted by: mugs
It's amazing the kind of hold a video game can have on people... This is why I've never played a MMORPG. I had my school work suffer in college just from Counterstike and Starcraft on the LAN and single player Diablo 2.

it's amazing how much people like to blame external things/factors for their own lack of self control :p
 

jman19

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Originally posted by: leftyman
I quit smoking two years ago.

-I can breathe

This is a real addiction, so props to you :beer:

With respect to WoW, you could just reduce your playing time and do all of that other stuff you mentioned, RichardE.
 

TallBill

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Originally posted by: jman19
Originally posted by: leftyman
I quit smoking two years ago.

-I can breathe

This is a real addiction, so props to you :beer:

With respect to WoW, you could just reduce your playing time and do all of that other stuff you mentioned, RichardE.

Video games are fairly serious addictions. I completely agree that they exist in the true meaning of addiction.