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10-13-2011 @ 8:48PM
I can say I've been on both sides of the coin here. When my ex and I separated I turned to wow as a way to help keep my mind off of him and it worked very well. A few years later I became leader of my guild unexpectedly and found myself playing A LOT more than I once did. It got so bad that it threatened my marriage. I was so shocked when my husband sat me down one night and said it felt like he hadn't seen me in months. I would go to bed at 6 am and sleep until 4 in the evening and he had left for work by then so I never saw him. It took that slap in the face for me to realize I had gone too far. I stepped down as g lead and now I play a lot more casually. In a way I had to go through it I think to learn how to control myself but I still see gaming as a positive thing more than a negative. It helps people in a lot of ways. It's just like the old saying goes..."all things in moderation"
10-13-2011 @ 8:56PM
So true... moderation and love - the secret to happiness in life, in my opinion.I've come up against a lot of negative preconceptions regarding gaming, WoW, and many other aspects of life. At some point people will understand better and that stigma will be gone, but then it will just be something else that people misjudge as 'evil'.... /sigh ...
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