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6-08-2008 @ 12:33PM
The one thing I tell my friends and others. When WoW starts making decisions for you, whether that is to skip a date, skip work, skip going out, skip a committment, skip doing some other social things, then yes you need to rethink the game.I think one of the issues with WoW is that people feel they are going to be "left behind" if they don't keep up and that is a design flaw in the game. The PvP grind is a perfect example, where the more you play, the more you stay ahead and so on. WoW needs to put in some restrictions in the game. I NEVER felt I was falling behind when the game came out because it was PvE content and you basically leveled at your own pace. I think Blizzard should put some limits on certain things like they do heroics and so on. Put normal dungeons on 1 day timers also where you can't rerun them. Put BGs a limit on how many BG's you can do, etc. There is nothing wrong with playing WoW IF you are doing other things also. I make sure I work out every day I'm supposed to, make sure I socialize and go out with my friends, make sure that I do things that need to be done (like errands, laundry, cooking, etc), make sure I make time with my girlfriend, etc. When its time for personal time, if its between TV, watching a movie, playing a console or WoW, then thats when it shouldn't matter to you what you do. WoW is no different then those other things, except that it will be there after those are over because it continues. But when you ignore most of the things i said above for WoW, then you really need to rethink your time.
6-08-2008 @ 1:42PM
I fully agree with your first paragraph, but parental controls and self discipline are there for the other parts.Yes, you could place parental controls on your own account if you feel that's that best way to help you play the game less.
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