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I fucking hate World of Warcraft

People need to quit playing that game so damned much and realize it is just a game and a poor substitute for real life. It should be something you play when you have nothing else to do, not something you do in lieu of activities with other people. When you tell people "sorry, I can't hang out with you because I'm playing WoW", you should realize that you just passed up spending time with people for the opportunity to alter some tables in a database.

I've been there before. I used online games as a substitute for real life, mainly because it was simpler than real life and had fewer real connections, while still feeling like you were connecting with people a bit. It's the new religion; WoW is the new opiate of the masses. It gives you just enough to feel like you are living life, without any of the actual issues of life. It's like corn syrup, simple, an imitation, and bad for you in the long run. At the end of a long session of WoW, what have you really accomplished? You still have bills to pay, people are still starving all over the world, your family and friends still want to talk to you, the dog still needs to go out, you still need to eat, you still have to study, you still need to shower, eat dinner, and sleep...In the end, you've done absolutely nothing but spend money and lose some of what little precious time you have on this Earth.

Don't get me wrong, some people play it exactly how it should be played, as a game or leisure activity. People need leisure activities, and WoW can be a good one. However, many people don't understand exactly what it is they are doing; they don't think of it as a brief respite, used to unwind for a bit before getting back to real life. For many, it's an important part of their life, while not actually being a part of life. Sure, if you play a little bit at a time, maybe get together with some friends for a few hours to chat and do something while chatting, that is great. But if you are passing up time with friends for the chance to get more gold or that new tier 3 breastplate, you need to really think about what is going on.

And don't go getting all defensive. I'm not targeting anyone in particular, but the entire phenomenon. You, the reader, are surely one of the innocent WoW gamers that uses it merely as an outlet and leisure activity without letting it dominate too much of your life. Of course, this whole situation is just a current and consistent exemplification of what I view as people in general wanting to avoid real life and dealing with what really matters, searching for something to waste time on and take their mind off things that they should be thinking about but would rather not.

Sorry, I'll stop ranting now :)

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*cheer*

WoW drives me nuts. COME BACK TO REAL LIFE!
You said yourself that you were the same for awhile. Some people may need longer to figure that out. Some people may not be able to figure that out. People get addicted to all things, myself included. Whether they can break that addiction depends on a lot of factors. I don't imagine that this isn't about someone, and you should let that person know that there's more than just the game. Tell him/her that you miss hanging out and wish they'd make time for you.
Oh, and I miss playing with you. For someone who can't be in your real life, it was nice to know that we could connect online. You're a 38th-level druid, but I only got to play one of those levels with you. :(
Yep, that's one of the only things I miss about the game. :(
No, it's not about any one person, it's about years of various events culminating in me hating what the game does to society (along with other games). And it's mainly about raid-level activities. Most people below that are flexible enough to not get tied up by the game.
I think the WoW South Park episode said it all.
I have an Alliance rogue I've been playing on Silver Hand (started him months ago but only recently started actually playing) and I joined a guild. Sometimes they seem cool, but when they get into the "rules" it kind of takes the fun out of it. They had a raid on the Barrens yesterday. I didn't go, but I'm confused as to what the point is. I think they went to Razorfen Kraul. Is there some whacky cool reward for running through a dungeon in enemy territory or what's the deal with that?
I agree, moi friend. I still play off and on, but if there is a remote possibility of doing anything with anyone, I click the nice "Exit Game" button. :-D

On a more lighter note, how are you?

(Anonymous)

An RPG

So it seems not every player of games MMORPG or any game now, even Bingo, makes people want to play! Solitaire really draws me and my friends in! Or what about Chess from Windows? And how about Pong with the Atari? Could not forget about Sonic the Hedgehog from the Sega? And then MMORPGs -sick- See lotttttts of games - get a thought, you know that stuff is a large waste of life!!!!
Me
Yeah...that's pretty much why I quit Risen. Screw playing WoW every day when you have better shit to do...like other games. >.>

Of course, now all the Risen people I know irl are raiding on my new server as well as on Alleria so they're kinda doing WoW double-time now...

(Anonymous)

World Of Warcraft

I hate it as well. My boyfriend plays it constintly and completly egnores me. It sucks.

(Anonymous)

Re: World Of Warcraft

You are not alone. I am thinking about just being alone. I am alone anyway w/WoW in the way. I save time and gas money being alone. I hate the way his body twitches when he plays. It grosses me out.

(Anonymous)

Re: World Of Warcraft

LOLOLAWLLALOL probably cuz u suck and are boring to hang out with lulaolololol

(Anonymous)

World Of Warcraft

I hate it as well. My boyfriend plays it constintly and completly egnores me. It sucks. I wish they nevercreated it.

(Anonymous)

Re: World Of Warcraft

I hate wow. My boyfriend ignores me both irl when he's playing or in wow. He doesn't want to do anything with me anymore. :(

(Anonymous)

Re: World Of Warcraft

LOLOLOLOLL, maybe he ignores you because he doesn't like you or want anything to do with you anymore.

(Anonymous)

AMEN!

AMEN! Freaking people need to draw the line..

(Anonymous)

i hate wow and i will always hate it, i wish it was never created. my bf plays it ALL the time so i sypmathise with everyone else in my position. this stupid game can affect relationships. real bad.

(Anonymous)

die WoW

my boyfriend plays WoW too.
i HATE the game.
i wish the never created it.
all it does is like run peoples lives.

(Anonymous)

WoW Blows

Freaking hate this game and every thing I have seen it do to me, my friends, and people I love. F U Blizzard - F U WoW. People, stop playing now. You are wasting your life away pressing buttons like a trained monkey. It is not even fun, so stop fooling yourself! Log off and get your life back!

(Anonymous)

Re: WoW Blows

You said it best. "Pressing buttons like a trained monkey" LOL

(Anonymous)

Get a real life not a simulated one.

Yeah sure like most people I tried it, and at first it seemed fun, but after joining a guild and noticing how much time it requires you to invest I said fuck it, I've got better things to do with the bulk of my days like making money, meeting women, working out, and riding my sport bike, and of course spending time with family and friends. This doean't mean video games are worthless...no they are fun to a certain extent. I played until my warrior reached levl 40, but after noticing how I would be missing out on other things while being sucked into a video game like a mindless teenager in order to make guild members happy I said "fuck this"!. Now I'm not saying that people shouldn't have hobbys or escapes (not at all) What I am saying is that a real life can offer more than a simulated one. My aunt who I was very close too passed away last week and it made me realize how limited our time here really is. Another reason is that I noticed how friends of mine where upset with each other over who wasn't joining their guild and who wasn't questing with them and that type of insignificant shit. I mean Come on now people This shit is getting pretty lame. It felt like everyone was back in high school Granted theres plenty of adolescents playing, maybe their pimple poping ways are rubbing off. Now as you already know most are taking notice of such things and leaving WOW as you can only figure, and it will only be a matter of time before more realize what a waste of living this game can be.

(Anonymous)

Re: Get a real life not a simulated one.

Sounds like none of you ever even experienced the game....ok maybe to lvl 40 LOL! But seriously I understand why you are all jealous of a technology that can actually defeat your own pitiful lives. People will do what they want to do - you cant change it. If you feel cool riding a bike - so be it. If you feel cool having a woman make you a bitch for the rest of your life - so be it. Your not going to stop WOW. Ever. You cant do it. It is futile. If the idea here was to actually make people quit playing wow... you fail bad. Wont happen. And even if WoW somehow did go away the next game would be even worse for you. Here comes the sad part for you. Its called the FUTURE of Online Games. WOW boasts 10 million and growing. I see nowhere near that many posts here..... So your obviously wating your time. FOR THE ALLIANCE!

(Anonymous)

Re: Get a real life not a simulated one.

If mmos are the future shouldn't people be using their time programming rather than playing? 0.o

(Anonymous)

Re: Get a real life not a simulated one.

His discussion isn't a jealous one hes pointing out the fact that its highly time consuming. Who said having a woman in your life would make ya a bitch... I'd rather get real pussy than beating off to some blood elf who's being controlled by a dude. Gamers like yourself remove themselves out of the potential gene pool leaving more pussy for the rest of us guys...

Oh as an ex player

For the horde!

(Anonymous)

Re: Get a real life not a simulated one.

You are right and we all know it! Thanks for your post! I've written a few articles myself for the past couple years waiting while my man was working online annnd playing an mmorpg now hes wanting to get away from it, the game. I do remember when he had one guy at 40 and he said it was monotonous. He was using a heavy duty computer and more than one monitor to work so he had enough computer power to have more than one character up to 11 at one time, I said to a friend - He uses 11 people on the game! and they both looked at me like I was crazy----he was truthfully up to like 22 at that time! God's blessings to those in Japan annnd gamers! But more so to those in Japan!

(Anonymous)

Your photo makes you look Queer?

Lul ^^.. WoW FTW

(If anyone disaggre's they are gay, no question.. infact the next thing you say, makes you gay)

Unless is Pro WoW
In that case.. WOO!


~ But no seriously, if you don't like WoW just don't play.. Don't whine, Noob :P

(Anonymous)

Re: Your photo makes you look Queer?

You actually have to be a player to be a noob you dumbass go out and get some air...

(Anonymous)

Britt?

If this is the same Britt I know...You should have gotten up, put your pants on and went to work...Now I know...You were a "Real" philosopher/blogger. Won't it be fun when the truth comes out?

Re: Britt?

I have no idea if I'm the person you know, as you are anonymous. You do realise this post is over 2 years old, right? I honestly have no idea what you are talking about, in any case.
I hate this god damn game. My gf can spend hours on it, and hours typing about it in her lj or discussing it, but I try to have a discussion about real things such as social issues, religion, current events, and she's dumbfounded. She says she wants to get out more, but she puts more thought and effort into that game than she does trying to interact with real people. oh, and forget making out, she could care less.

(Anonymous)

lol the post that never dies

cheers to the post that never dies.

because whether you play it or not, whether you are the ignored family member or the guy pissed off who wasted his life,

you will search 'i fucking hate world of warcraft'

:D

(Anonymous)

Why oh why

I'm convinced people who play WoW are just trying to escape from life. Maybe the life they have isn't good enough or fun enough, so they go on the game where they think their skills make a difference. I pretty much consider myself a WoW Widow. I used to blame the game, the maker of the game, and all of my husbands fellow bitches, but I've come to the conclusion that it's my husbands fault for being a complete moron and not realizing what he's losing. We got home from our marriage therapist where I finally told him I'm done with this marriage, I can't stand the crap anymore. That night, instead of spending time with me and our son he signed on to go on some quest with his Guild. I don't get why people would rather play in make believe land than live in the real world. Hope he finds a new wife who'll pay his bills while he doesn't work...maybe he'll even meet her on WoW so she can play with him when she's not busting her ass taking care of him.

(Anonymous)

Re: Why oh why

LOL, He just doesn't like you.

(Anonymous)

Re: Why oh why

OMG I wish I would have never got married. Being a single was a lot of fun. I had a lot of money in the bank, I could go anywhere and do what I want, I could play WoW (or any other game for that matter) as long as I wished, I could watch any TV show I wished (football included). Now, 1 year after marrying that fucked up woman I have become the "yes dear" slave. She's become unemployed, I pay both our bills and I'm not allowed to do anything except what she wants to. Who wants to watch Discovery Travel and Living all the time? Now it's get up -> work -> come home -> eat -> fuck -> watch some stupid TV show -> sleep for me. Is that what you call life? Now listen to me. Don't let anyone fool you. Quitting WoW or whatever won't make you a better man. Do what you enjoy and don't ever get married. Live your life and have fun. Don't fuck up like me.

(Anonymous)

FOR THE HORDE!!!

FOR THE HORDE!!!
Me1

August 2007

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