Jesus Christ, honestly, this game is perhaps the worst incarnation of addiction ever invented - unlike drugs, which affect you physically, you get high, this affects you mentally. You get hooked by getting a free demo, what the hell eh? it's only $2.00... Then you play... and you don't stop.
It essentially awards you for running around in an imaginary world, whilst your addiction grows IRL <- Wowspeak. You are engrossed with beating this thing. You are rewarded a piece code, are accepted by new friends (all addicts by the way) Oh and did I mention these rare items are rare - As in it's like gambling like a slot machine, you're playing for a chance to acquire a rare item in the game - which may or may not drop in a certain location. So essentially, every minute you waste is a a few cents given to Blizzard the Company.
The addiction is hard to beat, because you become engrossed with trying to hit the level cap. It honestly takes 48 hours - 2 weeks of not playing to jump start you back into real life... You'll come to realize that in WOW you were essentially doing four things over and over, without ever really advancing. Buyer be ware, you will become addicted.
Methods for escaping addiction (A Guide from personal experience):
1. Run out of Money - but still can't get fix, you either do something desperate or illegal. If you still need fix go to private server.
2. Play until something breaks and stop.
3. Stop playing.
Literally, you need 48 hours for the withdrawl to settle.
Most WoW gamers lose touch base with their real life. And need to find it. Playing on a Private server will speed up the addiction process resulting in:
- Finding out how quick the game can be
- How useless it is/Monotonous.
- Ultimately Saved Time (you level faster so instead of wasting a year to hit 60 you do it in a week.)
Also I should mention, that the only people who don't bash WoW, you lay anti claims to those who are against WoW, are World of Warcraft Players themselves, and thus addicted. They cannot see what they are becoming, ignorant to everyone's help and what really is going on.
My friend had an 89 Average and was a shoe-in for an Ivy League University... He got World of Warcraft... He dropped out of applying, and lives at home with his parents. He has 5 Level 70's...
HM: "What the hell do you guys do?"
MW: "We play World of Warcraft, why what do you play?"
HM: "I play a little thing called real life..."
*MW and the WOW nerds watch, angered*
A good fun alternative to life.
Sex, career, friends, money and power. All
of these things are just distractions trying to pull you away from World of Warcraft
crack, in CD-ROM form.
World of Warcraft player: listen, man, i'll do anything, ANYTHING for just one more month of play! i'm serious, man, here, take my sister, take my penis, take my house, just don't take my level 56 troll rogue!
Guy: who the fuck are you anyway?
The most highly addictive game ever played. It will consume your soul and poison your water supply.
I started playing WoW and now I have no life!
A highly entertaining mmorpg that is played by a wide variety of people. some get addicted to it like its crack cocaine, and some only play it a few times a month. The level of addiction all depends on the person playing it.
You know your a heavy World of Warcraft player when WoW starts interferring with your life. You know your a WoW addict when your life starts interferring with your WoW.
The world's most effective form of birth control.
Pregnancy, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes. These are just some of the things that World of Warcraft players need not be concerned about.
A computer game whose participants apparently don't know how to correctly make words plural.
Hint for WoW players: it doesn't involve an apostrophe.
<WoW Player> In WoW you can be Orc's, Troll's, Undead's, and the Tauren's. The Alliance will get the Human's, Gnome's, Dwarve's, and the Night Elve's.
<Non-WoW Player> holy FUCK learn some English you dumbass
Taken mistakenly as a peer to EverQuest or EverQuest II, it is an entertaining game in which a player learns how to cooperate as a team, and harnesses competition, unlike EverQuest II. The irony behind half of the definitions under this category is this: If you'd read the back of the box, you would realize that it states "even if you only have a couple of minutes, World of Warcraft's superior quest system offers quick gameplay." The sad truth is that people don't want to accept the fact that many of the players on this game have lives, jobs, spouses, ect. They see that it is an MMORPG, and automatically assume that it's a parallel to EQ and EQ2.
definition conformist: "wow is a game when ppl see no pussy and ppl cant get laid, n tehy don have jobs"
World of Warcraft player: "Actually, I'm a paramedic, and I work when I'm needed, I just got back from a crime scene, a man was shot and wounded, I saved his life. I play this in my spare time when I'm not playing with my dog, coaching my son's soccer team, spending time with my family or my wife. It's easy to accomplish something in this game, and it's fun too! It's so easy to get involved in the game and have a social life."
definition conformist: "w/e u nerd, go bak to ur moms basement"
World of Warcraft player: "Er... right o_O"
EQ2 Player: "YEAH I GOT MY QUANTUM PHYSOCIA NHULTH'S ARMOR +1"
World of Warcraft player: "Congratulations! I'm glad you accomplished your goal. I hope you're enjoying your game. ^_^"
definition conformist: :eq2 fagg ur more loser than wow player stupid fag go hav sex w/ ur dog"