Why I quit WoW...

By Bzz
Jun 22, 2007
  1. I've read here on forum a huge mass of discussion about WoW and some about WoW vs GW. There is mine experience.

    WoW is the game for other kind of ppl. I know nothing about them - but they are different you better believe :)

    The successfull pleayer in WoW is a strange computer/human symbiotic creature. Its biological body is just a container for supplying his brain, eyes, ears and two arms with food. It is no matter if it moves (body) or no. It just had to be able to operate mouse, keypad and monitor.

    The better way to pass through "neewbeeee" stage - is to play 25 hours a day. Since it is not possible because: 1 day is 24 hours and 2 our body needs some sleep, so the reason is to play 16-20 hours. Beleave me I saw many such ppl. And the interest fact is that the mind of a WoW player is not attached to its body. It lives in other world. In WoW world.

    But all this is only the cause of the game design. I not know what was the "core" idea of WoW... But there is some realities that appear to you from the early begining.

    First of all - you start as "neewbee". What is n00b? N00B - is the plebs. The person of lower life level. The undeground. The punk. No good guild will take because you are n00b. And as no good guild will take you - you are damned to be n00b forever or to do something to fit the requirements to join guild.

    So you start playing 20 hrs a day. Leveling is not as boring as item hunting. After you got 60(now - 70) you are still n00b. To pass it - you need a good item. An epics... So you continue playing 20hrs a day hunting items and joning random parties and guilds that are making required instance runs.

    So you run and run and run and run like a rat. You are fired from job, you personal life is a past. You have long hair, you become fat - and it is not matters what is happening on the other side of the window. It is even not matter what is happening on the outer side of the monitor. All life is inside of it.

    So you gain instance experience, epic items... Months will pass before the guild master of a hi-guild will invite you in a guild.

    But it is not the end. It was just begining. Now it is a guild life. 40man instance runs.

    "Hey, ppl. Thursday 27 on 18-00 o'clock there is MC run". Is a common message in Guild chanel. And if you will miss 5-6 guild runs - you will be thrown away from it. So you better be prepared.

    And so it continues. How long? I not know. But all you do - is an item hunting and material gathering. Some extra materials requires an epic difficulty 70lvl dungeons. So you run and run and run.... and so on.

    After you get good epic sets T1, T2, T3... Then some time passes and Blizzs release addon and there is T4 and T5 and T$%###... And so you run and run...

    And you cannot stop. Why? Because if you stop you will pass some experience of a newly coming patches (yes there is a patch nearly every thirsday). And loose time which you can spend on itemhunting.

    And so you doomed. Doomed to live in WoW....

    He-he. Well, my friends. Are you little confused? Than take it easy. 50% of what I'm saying is a joke.

    There is nothing of what I wrote connected to me personally. I tried WoW got mine 60lvl and stopeed it, still in "neeewbbbeee" rank. Why?
    Cause I'm a real man with a real life. I have friends, parents, wife and so on. I like animals, I like go fishing, some sea travels are fine, like doing some artwork, repearing mine car, listen misuc, playing guitar and some sport and yoga of course.

    And so I do.

  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    To avoid this thread, How about dont play WoW at all, its pretty carebear.
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Lol you sound like my geography teacher :) He somehow found the time to get to level 60 (he teaches several classes, has 2 kids, and wife) :) I'm glad it takes so damn long to level in that game or I'd be addicted. I just don't want to force through the boredom that is reaching level 55 or so which is when I hear that the game starts to get fun.
  4. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    Its kinda like cigerattes..its best to not even start. From what ive seen of my friends dropping out of school to play this game..i stay far away from it.
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Yea that's what I heard. I consider myself lucky that I am immune to it's addictiveness.
  6. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 388

    I wonder what are those developers of WoW are doing now? beside getting expensive luxury cars, hot chicks, living in big houses, getting the best stuffs you can imagine? and at the same time they keep getting passive money.

    Its good you come to your sense OP.
  7. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    I played it once for about 30 minutes..and couldn't grasp why this game was taking over peoples lives..i quit before i found out.
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I play it for a couple of hours a day maximum. Now that I got Tomb Raider: Anniversary a few days ago, I've played WoW much less.

    I take WoW neither seriously nor personally, it's just a game I play for fun, just like Guild Wars. If that's not enough for players in my party, I'll leave the party. It's very simple.
  9. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    I tried to play WoW. I just couldn't bring myself to pay for it. The game has terrible graphics, and gameplay. You can hack it and play on a public server, but they are usually unstable.

    EDIT: I mean private servers. They make it so you don't have to pay. But like I said they are very unstable.
  10. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    I play on those public servers. To be specific, one that allows instant level 70 and tier 3. That way, people don't get all hardcore and reject people because they don't have good enough armor, weapons or aren't high enough level and we get to do the fun parts of the game without wasting a month to get to level 70.

    However, most of my gaming time is spent playing shooters (F.E.A.R.) ;)
  11. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I got lord of the rings online, no more wow for me.
  12. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    True, I got banned for doing something bad with the game's engine :haha:

    I crashed the server Arthas, used speed mods and I glitched alot then I got banned permanently with 3 level 60s on my account ( This was befor burning crusade came out )

    I use to play it alot but not like some people do 24/7, I didn't take it seriously but instead I would mess with the people who did by making us all die in a instance or something :)
  13. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    You seem to find cheating and getting banned funny, TimeParadoX. Wouldn't it be fun to get banned from TechSpot as well?
  14. chance1138

    chance1138 TS Rookie Posts: 62


    I played WoW to level 40, and was quite addicted for a time (15 hrs a day for a week or so). Then I just realized that I wasn't even having fun. I was just doing it to do it. I came back to reality and left WoW far behind. Thank God!
  15. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Shhheeeot dude! 15 hours a day for a week? Funny comparison on this thread is that some people almost sound like junkies that have cleaned up their act. I mean that in the nicest way possible too! :D
  16. chance1138

    chance1138 TS Rookie Posts: 62

    No offense taken, halo. Yeah, it was pretty stupid. The dumb thing is, I had a job that I had to go to, as well! Granted it wasn't many hours a week at that time, but talk about no sleep! As for people being like junkies, I think that's a good analogy--sad as that may sound. My old roomate--who started playing at the same time as me--dropped out of school and started working less hours at work, just to play. Once I had quit playing and was looking at him from the other side of things, it seemed just like any other addiction. I'm not surprised that the Koreans and Chinese have imposed limited amounts of time players can be online per day. I think that's extreme, but that one kid in Korea died from sitting in one place so long, blood clots formed in his legs, then moved into his heart! (I think he was playing Starcraft, but you get the idea)
  17. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 388

    scary :L

    those that play alot need to get up and do some quick exercise :D
  18. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    That's why it's a good thing my kitchen is 30 feet from my room :)
  19. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273


    If I took getting banned seriously then I wouldn't have fun in the 1st place :)
  20. resu

    resu TS Rookie Posts: 172

    heh i think i maybe addicted the only bonus is that my gf is starting to get into it so i play with (her on my desktop me on my laptop)
    lol a tad sad but its a laugh
    we only do a couple of hours a day

    i just learn to fight the urge to play it
    plus my gf is a far better distraction if i dnt wanna play

    i find that alot of ppl who dont wanna play they HAVE to play lol
  21. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Lol :D

    Well what my friend says... When you dont want to play, just use a bot! :)
  22. resu

    resu TS Rookie Posts: 172


    too risky for me
  23. chance1138

    chance1138 TS Rookie Posts: 62

    Well, the roomate I listed earlier actually played on one account, and ran a bot on another at the same time. I can honestly say I was never as bad as him. On the plus side, I think he has stopped playing now. (I'm not 100% sure, because I moved out.)
  24. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    I'm a current addict still playing 3-4 hours per night - every night. That with 2 kids, a wife, and a job that means I'm giving up sleep to get this fix. Oh well, I dream about the game anyway when I don't get to play.
  25. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yeah, I got banned on one account for botting 4 70s, the day I logged on I found out each had atleast 15k gold but then I got banned a few hours later lol
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