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Breakfast Topic: I'm not actually "playing" right now

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I don't know about you, but my husband and I can never agree on what it means to "play" WoW. I'm a pretty casual player, but I log in most days to take care of my regular tasks and check out what's going on in the game world. Most weekends, I have enough time to do a couple of dungeon runs or quests, but my normal weekday visit is usually just long enough to do a couple of dailies and update my auctions. However, my non-player husband doesn't seem to understand that just because I'm logged into WoW, I'm not actually playing the game. Here's a typical evening conversation:
Husband: "Are you playing WoW?"
Me: "No, just resetting auctions."
Husband: "Well, isn't that part of the game?"
Me: "Sure, but I'm not playing right now."
Husband: "OK, well, you know that stuff isn't real, right? You're PLAYING a GAME."
Me: Sigh ...

I just don't feel like I'm playing unless I'm actively questing, dashing around the world killing hapless animals or barging through a dungeon with a couple fellow adventurers. Maybe it's the adrenaline, maybe it's my need for achievement, or maybe it's my innate competitiveness, but grinding, auctioning and banking just don't do it for me. I need to be in the thick of it to feel like I'm actually playing. What is "playing" to you?

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