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1-27-2011 @ 8:05AM
I never bothered with my parents when I was in High School. All I had to do was convince them why I should have another month's worth of game time. It is weird trying to explain it to people I think would enjoy playing the game, casually, once, or hardcore. Basically explaining why it's the most popular MMO in the world helps.
1-27-2011 @ 8:50AM
I'm in highschool right now. I keep WoW off my parents completely. They only know it as "That game I play on the computer". I don't even have to explain to them why "I should have another month's worth of game time" cause I play on prepaid gamecards which I buy myself.
1-27-2011 @ 9:26AM
I usually refer to it as "this stupid computer game". Of course I am the one who has the addiction so clearly the joke is on me :p Less is more for sure. And kudos for you for buying your own playtime :) I also think many non gamers would like aspects of the game if they sat down and played. However with many games, you either do or you don't. Not a lot of middle ground. For most of us there is an appeal, perhaps the chance to be something we can't in real life. Perhaps a distraction from the mundane. Who knows. Whatever it is, it's implanted deep in our DNA somewhere.
1-27-2011 @ 12:10PM
+1 on the Kudos to Nawaf for buying his/her own cards to.
+1 on the Kudos to Nawaf for buying his/her own cards too.
1-27-2011 @ 1:26PM
Whenever my parents used to harp on my pastime of playing video games, I would just calmly remind them of all the things I wasn't doing. I wasn't doing drugs. I wasn't in a gang. I hadn't gotten anyone knocked up. By the time I got to the third point they usually dropped the issue.
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