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5-27-2010 @ 8:16AM
You were broke after spending $25 on a faction change? Dude....I don't know where to begin with that. Uhm, priorities much?
5-27-2010 @ 8:20AM
Don't take everything so literally. I'm sure he meant "I just spent money on a faction change and spending more on WoW in the same week would be silly because I do have other things to pay for".But that's so long winded!
5-27-2010 @ 8:22AM
Hey now, you're not considdering that maybe that $25 was all the "fun money" he's allowing himself this week. Or maybe sudden unemployment. Or even alowance money...You don't know. Choosing to even spend the $25 in the first place isn't an easy thing for some folks.As for "Uhm, priorities much?", I don't even know where to begin with that.
5-27-2010 @ 8:46AM
Yah dude, you ever heard of a 'budget'? Ya know, where mom and dad don't pay for everything and, like, you gotta stretch your money from paycheck to paycheck? I know it's a bummer and all, but that's the real world for you.
5-27-2010 @ 10:31AM
You know why I'm addicted to WoW? Because $15 a month is FAR less to spend on an entertainment budget than the price of going to the movies these days, or one dinner out for my boyfriend and I, or going bowling, or CERTAINLY going out drinking, or, or, or......I do grow weary of people who say "If you can afford to pay for internet, if you can afford to pay for WoW, surely you can also afford _________". Because it's simply not true sometimes.So why are *you* playing WoW when you should be out sailing? Because obviously you're alive, which means you can afford to eat, and if you can afford to eat that means you can also afford to buy a yacht, right?
5-27-2010 @ 12:22PM
I know what you mean swifteye. I pay for WoW using a 60 day gamecard or failing that a 3 month sub which works out at £8.00 or so...When Avatar came out i went to see that in 3d at 10am and it cost me £25.00 for two tickets.30 days Wow or 2/3rds of a film/3 pints of beer/30 cigarettes.I love wow because it is a bargain for the amount of stuff there is to do
5-27-2010 @ 1:13PM
Oh my. I seem to have struck a nerve.The author didn't mention "fun money" or a "budget" or limits on spending or anything of the sort. He said he was broke. That's a fairly clear term and I took him at his word. I'm well aware of living paycheck to paycheck. I have a family of four myself to think about. My only point was that if I ever find myself spending my last $25 (or anywhere close to that, really) on WoW of all things, I'm going to quit the game and seriously re-assess my priorities. Maybe I'll decide it was money well-spent and continue playing. But I don't think so. I think that's a clear danger sign and anyone who thinks differently is fooling themselves.
5-27-2010 @ 5:40PM
I knew the first "reads too deeply into this" comment would be on the first page. I just didn't think it would be so high up!Of course 25$ didn't leave me destitute on the street corner selling handjobs to feed myself. I have plenty of money in my bank account to continue to eat. I said "broke" because it was simpler than saying "I'm a college student with no income at the moment, so spending another 25$ just to change the sex of my character when I'm not likely to enjoy the male's animations any more than the female's after spending 25$ for a faction change AND 15$ a month just to play is a bit big for my budget".See? It's called economy of words when you write. Of course I'm not BROKE. But I'm also convinced that you people don't want to know every detail of my boring little life.
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