World of WarCraft. A subscription based massive multiplayer online role playing game released by Blizzard in November 2004. It is currently the largest of its kind in the world with over five million subscribers world wide (over one million in the United States). After level 60, there is very little you can accomplish unless you schedule time to play daily. Many have fallen into the trap of playing this game, and needing to get that next piece of “1337” gear to impress “n00bs” in Ironforge.

In order to become powerful enough to dominate everyone in PvP combat without trying, you need to collect the most powerful raiding armor sets. This usually requires large guilds composed of mostly high school and college students/dropouts or fat unemployed people in their 40’s cursing and complaining and making gay references over Ventrilo or Teamspeak. There is often a point system, and a lot of drama involved in gaining gear. These guilds are rarely managed by anyone with any real marketable management skill.

Long term exposure to this game has hazardous side effects to ones life. Before you know it, your friend base starts shrinking. Your wife/girlfriend leaves. You become bitter, and play the game even more to escape while popping down your Prozac with lukewarm Mountain Dew. You had four jobs with periods of unemployment in the past year, and you live in your parents basement while posting up generalized, uncited, bias, unproven generalized and opinionated rants on some message board bitching about how something is out of balance. The few friends you have left (who all also play WoW) at your community college (which you have been in for 6 years only to stay on your parents insurance plan) use terms like DPS in real life conversations.

Most can greatly improve their life situation by quitting the game. It’s not so much of what the game does, but rather what it prevents you from doing while playing. Once liberated from WoW, those extra 30-120 hours a week can be put to productive use.
Yeah, Joe used to be the star quarterback. He also had a hot girlfriend, and a academic scholarship to Harvard. Now, he is in his mid 20’s still living at home always playing WoW. Almost never hear from him anymore.
by Xeal June 22, 2006
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Acronym for the game World of Warcraft.
I can't wait until WOW comes out, d00d!
by Barry September 06, 2004
A game that consumes your life and eventually decays your friendships to the point where a little kid named jordan follows you all over the internet world just so he can be in the same vent channel with you as you play this gay game. See Kaos

A game that's pointless because it is endless and gives you no true accomplishment in life other frustrating when you're screaming furiously in vent, "OMG a NPC just walked up and stole my experience!"
K has connect.

"So kaos is alive"
"No I'm in the middle of a 84 hour WoW marathon. I haven't seen sunlight in 2 and a half days and Jordan is beginning to look attractive. So, what's up?"

K has been kicked.
by Tony March 31, 2005
an exclamation of surprise, not a videogame.
wow, world of warcraft is gay.
by Zombocom May 01, 2007
Acronym for World of Warcraft. World of Warcraft consumes every part of your life until eventually you have no friends because when they come over to visit you don't pay any attention to them and your "real" friends are the ones you talk to on vent while playing WOW, you lose your girlfriend because she no longer exists next to Warcraft, you start smoking in your room because your too involved in the game to go outside, lose all interest in going outside or having sex, you lose your job and eventually have to move home with you parents...
I left my boyfriend because he left me for WOW.
by Shannon Elizabeth July 21, 2005
In 2004, Blizzard Entertainment released World of Warcraft (WoW), and it became the largest massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) the world has ever seen. It takes place four years after the previous game left off, Warcraft III The Frozen Throne, an RTS (real time strategy), and the setting is in the world of Azeroth. It lets players portray one (at a time) out of the eight dominant races of Azeroth. The races are divided into two teams, the Horde and Alliance. On the Alliance there are the humans, elves, gnomes, and dwarves. On the Horde there are the orcs, trolls, tarrun, and undead. There are also several classes to chose from. Some are warlock, mage, rogue, warrior, etc. Within the world players can interact with others, the environment, buy, trade, make, and sell, goods, do over 3000+ quests, and much, much more. As of now, 5.5 million people play this game worldwide.
WARNING! This game is extremely addictive. Unless you would like to have no friends in real life for a long time, DO NOT play this game. I myself went though weeks of withdrawal when I stopped playing. After I stopped, my GPA went up from 2.8, to 3.9. This is proof of how consuming this game truly is.
James: Hey Jack, want to go hang out with us at the mall?
Jack: No, I have a 9:00pm MC raid. Plus some guildies and I were going to gank Xroads. I also need to go get 2 more arcanite bars to make a core marksmen rifle. And after that I promised some noobies I would esscort them though Deadmines.
James: Ok... What about tommorow?
Jack: Sorry, I can't. I have a 11:00am ZG raid, and then right after that I doing a guild BG in AV at 5:00pm. And after that, I'm going to try and get an Blade of Hanna in Blackrock Spire.
James: WoW really does rule your life.
by Robert H. Greene May 07, 2006
Short for Whipped, Owned and Wrapped. Refers to when a guy is so totally dominated by a woman that he is whipped and owned by her and wrapped around her finger.
Jerry is totally WOW'd by Niranjana
by Neerabix March 07, 2010
A very dangerous computer games that involves, but is not limited to, killing social life, decreasing GPA, developing hermit-like characteristics. Its the best MMORPG, but also one of the most addictive games of all time. Trust me, it will take over your life. You cannot casually play this game.
Non-WoW player: Hey man, you coming to graduation tonight?
WoW Player: And miss the MC run, i don't think so.
Non-WoW player: What about to the party afterwards?
WoW Player: No way! 7pm to 4am is when I hit up WSG and AB, you know that.
by I warn you August 28, 2006

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