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
(verb) The act of rejecting your sorry sad life, and replacing it with an online computer game where you can be the hero you wouldn't ever have the stones to be if not hiding behind your computer screen.
Jon was married to my sister, until he w.o.w. ed her away.
by David E. Myers October 15, 2007
World of Warcraft. A game which destroys any resemblance of a social life you possibly have. Consumed by this increasingly addictive game, all motivation for extra-curricular activities will be at rock bottom. The temporary happiness which provided an excuse to escape life's problems, will result in weight-gain causing increased acne problems, White skin pigment, friend loss, pathetic school grades, harassment from anyone you considered a friend, and a sense of failure in life. This failure is really accomplishment. This worthless sense of accomplishment furthers your drive to invest longer hours into a money-hungry system which will also make you noticeably bitter and selfish toward what friends remain loyal. This money-hungry anti-christ will provide nothing positive in return to your community or your physical and emotional state as a human being. You will eventually become depressed because you can't believe how much your life sucks. From pointless hours sitting infront of the computer, you could not possibly be a bigger loser than you ever thought you would become. After an extreme case of depression you half-heartedly retract from emptiness which is all you live for. Realizing such a violent addiction must cease immediately, you can only hope to rebuild the shattered fragments of existance you turned your back against, and re-kindle lost friendship which you hastily destroyed over a computer game which you thought would be more full-filling compared to what anyone in the real world has to offer.
James: "What is a 'life'" ?
WoW: "Life exists only in the World of Warcraft"
James: *Cries*
WoW: "Mwhahahahaha!"
by James Andrew Price June 05, 2007
Acronym for World of Warcraft, a popular MMORPG that many would say is for people, "With no lives", when actually, those people are wasting their time writing about how much it sucks on video game websites, or some stupid website consisting of definitions of things such as the "Lawlocaust", or a "butt dial". (luckily no such website is yet known to man.) So it is quite ironic that they can pass judgment on a video game where you DO interact with some people, when they participate in websites where you interact with none.
"WoW pwns ur m0m so h4rd, she c0uldn't w4lk f0r 8 d4ys!"
by Witty asshole name # 4 August 28, 2007
Acronym for World of Warcraft a game by Blizzard Entertainment, game that a lot of people say is addicting, which is not true, WoW is addicting only if you make it addicting, if you're slow minded and don't know when to stop, I have played wow and I'm not addicted I play it like any other game, instead of watching Big Brother on TV I play wow, what's wrong with that? ppl that say it's the most addicting game in the world are very closed minded and stupid, WoW is just as addicting as any other game, also WoW has the biggest subscriber base in the world 12mil and growing.
Dude1: Hey how long have you been playing wow?
Dude2: Like 2 years. Why?
Dude1: I was just wondering cause a lot off ppl say it ruins your life. Is that true?
Dude2: No I play it like any other game. It's just a video-game.
by Daggereye July 01, 2009
More addictive than Heroin and it will eventually causee you to lose intrest in everything you once cared about. WoW is Blizzards way of proving to the world that there are things that are more dangerous than drugs.
My freind started playing WoW last year. He stopped hanging with us and will play WoW over having sex with his girlfreind. This is the reason I have decided to just never even try it. WoW will fuck you up man.
by Being sober is for the weak. February 24, 2007
A Replacement of friends, often with geeks online who jerk off 6 times a day, but they sound cool on the internet. People who you will never meet in person, but still take advice not knowing them beyond their voice over a $6 microphone. A drug for nerds who cant live in the real world, who fantasize about losing their virginity to a night elf. But we all know that wont happen, lose their virginity that is. A game that never ends, I wonder why its so addicting... I mean, you get so much out of it, all that accomplishment, like ZOMG I'm lvl 60!... Oh wait, where did my real friends go? Oh yea they're in Orgrimmar!
Matt enters the bar for the first time, Walks up to a girl.

"Umm, Hey..."
"I wish you were cos^2 and i was sin^2 so we could be 1"
"Oh don't worry about that, Anyways... In the Wow, Im a 3rd degree epic'd level 60, so umm, when do you wanna get out of here?"
"For Elune."
by Thor1235424 January 16, 2007
When written on the back of a car/truck your passing on the highway; typically means the driver/passengers wants you to whip them out. Also known as whip 'em out wednesday.
"While passing by a truck with wow written on it, one wednesday afternoon, 5 yr old Joy asked 'Daddy what does W.O.W mean?' he said; look at your mother."
by syx.t.nyne May 19, 2009

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