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WoW Moviewatch: Schall and Rauch {WoW}

Apr 23rd 2011 1:09PM I really enjoyed it thanks for posting - i prefered it in German actually keep up the good work :-).

Breakfast Topic: Do your kids play WoW with you? {WoW}

Apr 23rd 2011 10:29AM I'm in the rather awkward limbo (from a wow perspective that is!) of being married have a baby son and two older but still young step sons and i find it just impossible to play wow anymore. I found the time i had to play squeezed tighter and tighter, gave up on runs altogether as i could never guarantee i woudn't be needed one minute to the next, and the end came with Catacylsm as i found people were reaching 85 before id even had a chance to play it properly. It actually depressed me a bit and took the last fleeting glimpses of enjoyment away and i havent played for 5 months - still enjoy reading wowinsider though lol.

I have no problem with the kids playing when they get a bit older - personally i'd rather they enjoyed something on the computer in the house where i can keep an eye on them then being bored kids hanging around street corners. Trouble ...

Breakfast Topic: How do you cope with muggles who don't "get" WoW? {WoW}

Jan 27th 2011 9:58AM Just to echo some earlier comments there is alot of hypocrisy about wow and games like it that will probably change in the years to come, at least i hope so. "Your spending too much time on there" or "staring at a screen for that long isnt good for you" are often said without a hint of sarcasm by people who get home from work, park themselves on the sofa and will then watch the TV for the ENTIRE evening and often put it on when they go to bed! The only real difference between that and wow is that wow is far more entertaining then watching CIS, NCIS, NCSISSIS and "So you think you can Dance?" on a perpetual loop day in day out.

For the record though the 'don't get its' won in the end as i have a wife and 3 young kids now and i find it virtually impossible to find the time to sit down and achieve anything in the game. I still read Wowinsider/Wowikki just so i can hear about it. Sad isnt it :-)?

Breakfast Topic: Your biggest regrets from the Wrath era {WoW}

Dec 10th 2010 1:07PM Yeah it bugs me a little tbh ive basically given up on trying to achieve anything in wow nevermind downing Lich kings and Illidans etc, i have a wife job and 3 kids and at least in my own experience its virtually impossible to achieve much of anything with those time sinks in your life! I've become like Joseph Stalin i have a series of 5 year plans - in about 10 years i can throw the eldest out, 15 for the next and 20 for the last, and in roughly 40 years i can (maybe) retire, so perhaps on the 18th/20th expansion i might start seriously looking at achieving things in-game. I actually find it a bit depressing seeing people talking about life at 85 etc i havent even been able to play it since the expansion came out - if it wasnt for achievments i'd probably have bailed long ago.

And yet when i was single and had plenty of time for wow i wanted a wife and kids hows does that work!?

Breakfast Topic: Your biggest regrets from the Wrath era {WoW}

Dec 10th 2010 1:02PM Yeah it bugs me a little tbh ive basically given up on trying to achieve anything in wow nevermind downing Lich kings and Illidans etc, i have a wife job and 3 kids and at least in my own experience its virtually impossible to achieve much of anything with those time sinks in your life! I've become like Joseph Stalin i have a series of 5 year plans - in about 10 years i can throw the eldest out, 15 for the next and 20 for the last, and in roughly 40 years i can (maybe) retire, so perhaps on the 18th/20th expansion i might start seriously looking at achieving things in-game. I actually find it a bit depressing seeing people talking about life at 85 etc i havent even been able to play it since the expansion came out - if it wasnt for achievments i'd probably have bailed long ago.

And yet when i was single and had plenty of time for wow i wanted a wife and kids hows does that work!?

Addiction therapists trying to help addicted in the game {WoW}

Dec 9th 2010 4:06PM I agree that playing wow with somebody as a means to help them break a wow addiction is a bit unusual, sort of like trying to help an alcoholic by taking him to the pub, but i think your article underestimates the seriousness of it. Yes your not likely to drop dead of an overdose playing wow but it can have serious consequences to someones life if you become genuinally addicted to it or other games like it. Lack of relationships, no job, no money, no exercise, no prospects - like everything in life you need it in moderation. Often when i log on the same people are always there regardless of what time it may be, i can't help but wonder how these people function in life or support themselves. I know some of them have kids too and i'm sorry but sitting in front of a pc taking breaks every few hours to put them on a movie or make them a ready meal borders on neglect in my opinion, and at the very least poor parenting.

Breakfast Topic: What makes a WoW geek? {WoW}

Dec 1st 2010 9:35AM I think the term gets watered down year after year actually and it is at the stage now where it is barely even an insult. Even if people don't play MMORPGs, or even consoles, you have another huge tier of people these days who play Farmville, Frontierville and various other facebook games which are most certainly time sinks but are now so mainstream that the title of geek doesn't apply to them. A geek isn't someone who plays games anymore its someone, in my opinion, who deliberately pushes real life to one side to spend as much time as possible on a video game and this is naturally much easier in a game like wow which is so huge and has such depth and background that its very easy to lose yourself in it.

I don't really think the girlfriend thing is a geek-qualifier but the living in your mothers basement (or more specifically not having a job/being in education so you can play more wow) certainly is as it shows your priorities are out of sync.

15 Minutes of Fame: Film follows fantasy of fighting Onyxia {WoW}

Nov 30th 2010 8:38PM Don't forget the jock, the cheerleader, and the 'token' character who never survives till the end of the movie.

Agree with your comment although that trailer mentions he may be addicted which probably would put him in the socially maladjusted bracket - seemed pretty funny to me i'd watch it (it will be better then Skyline thats for damn sure).

Cataclysm poster signed by the devs up on eBay {WoW}

Nov 30th 2010 8:28PM All for a good cause i guess - not sure Deathwing would approve.

The Queue: Back to the grind {WoW}

Nov 30th 2010 9:13AM Well Dalaran and Shatt are different because they are the hubs for the entire continent, anyone in Northrend/Outland will need them, my point was that Exodar and Silvermoon have been deserted for a long time - you reach level 10 and your gone. I went to Exodar the other week for Pilgrims bounty and that was the first time i had been there in maybe 3 years, i found it a bit depressing actually, and now that the portals have been removed it just compounds the problem as even less people will be willing to spend the extra time traveling there when Darnassus will always be closer. Part of this article was about Blizz seeming to want to drive players towards Ogrimmar and SW and unfortunately Exodar becomes the punching bag in this case because of its location. I've got no problem with Exodar or Silvermoom and wasn't suggesting getting rid of them for the hell of it, but baring in mind the lack of activity and the fact the whole world has been redesigned i was surprised that they werent significantly changed to make better use of the limited space, but as Necromann said they are BC content which explains it.