I've been playing World of Warcraft for 3 years now & have enjoyed every minute of it. I'm considering quitting though, purely due to the fact that I'm admittedly addicted to it. I wake up in the morning & log on to check my mail, even before having a shower or getting anything to eat. I then sit at the computer for the majority of the day playing WoW, even if I'm not doing anything on it. I often find myself just running around the major cities for 10-15 minutes doing nothing, and then I realise "what exactly am I doing? I'm just running around". That's one of the reasons I think it might be best for me to quit.
I've quit in the past, and I've even deleted my characters. The only problem is a few days later I'll contact a GM and ask them to restore my character, which they have done for me in the past. I even sold my whole account to a website which buys accounts from you, but 2 months down the line I contacted them and repurchased my account back from them.
I have an Xbox 360 & a 32" HD TV which I saved up for and splashed out on around 6 months ago, but I've hardly used it whatsoever, due to the fact that the only game I seem to play these days (and for the past 3 years) is World of Warcraft. There's so many games out there for the Xbox 360 that I'd absolutely LOVE to play, but I know for a fact that whilst I'm playing WoW, I won't play any of the Xbox games. Even if I purchased a new Xbox 360 game, it'd most likely gather dust in the DvD rack, whilst I keep telling myself "Yeah I'll play it soon" but I won't due to playing WoW constantly.
I figured that if I was to buy an XBox 360 and a new TV to go with it, that it'd help me to stray away from WoW a little bit, but it hasn't helped at all. I literally have only played the Xbox I bought 6 months ago, around 3 times, and it's a shame as I would like to buy some of the new Xbox games that are out (such as Fallout New Vegas etc) but I know that while I'm still playing WoW, I won't find any time to play on the console.
I've been considering quitting WoW & perhaps buying Guild Wars considering it's a free MMO, and then even if I don't play it for a while, it won't matter because there's no subscription fees, so that will give me some time to play my Xbox. But considering the fact that Cataclysm is coming out soon, it's even more of a difficult choice for me now to quit WoW due to all the hype & excitement of the new expansion. I know for a fact that once Cataclysm comes out, I can kiss goodbye to any time I'd hoped to spend on the Xbox as I won't be playing any other games except for World of Warcraft.
I keep thinking aswell that if I were to quit WoW, I'd keep looking back and thinking "I wish I hadn't quit" and even more so, now that Cataclysm is coming out. For example, I'll be seeing my brother play Cataclysm (he also plays WoW) and seeing all these trailers on TV for it etc, and think to myself "why did I quit? I should have just kept playing" and then I'll regret having quit.
What do you guys think I should do, in all honesty? Please speak the truth, as long as it's not malicious/nasty I don't mind. I'd rather hear the truth tbh. If you guys feel I should quit, then please let me know.
As said I'd love to not be as addicted to WoW as I am at the moment & have been for the past 3 years, and I'd love to be able to play Xbox 360 games & even other PC games but at the moment, I'm so into WoW that I can't really pull myself away for enough time to play anything else.
Thanks guys, I'll await your responses.
I have to say, sucks to be you right now.
Cataclysm seems like it's going to be really big, and yeah; I wouldn't trust you to stay away from WoW either, if you really are like how you describe. I don't know, I played for 4 months a few years ago and I never really got into it; I enjoyed it, I pretty much spent every waking moment on it (I understand that bit, at least... :D). But when my game time ran out I just stopped playing. And I honestly never thought about it again until this year, when all my friends started wanting to get Cataclysm and get back into WoW - one of my greatest surprises was that so many people I personally knew had played WoW.
I have no idea what you can do. If you were confident that you never wanted to play again, and you were confident that nothing you could do would keep you away, I'd say spam or something like that so Blizzard will ban you. At the very least I'd sell my character and account on ebay or something, to a single person; that way, they'll get offended if you ask for your character back. I'd sell the discs too. But if you do decide to quit, finding something else to do with your time is important. Hang out with your friends more. Start going to the gym, or if you already go work harder at it. Become totally pro at Halo Reach or something.
But I'd say it's normal to keep feeling regret that you quit. The important thing, though, is not to rejoin. The urge to play again does fade over time, and it's important to keep your resolve until that itch goes away.
As an aside, you guys have WoW ads on TV? Weird...
Just quit man. Its a fucking time vampire.
Your credit card will be much happier when you do. :)
Your credit card will be much happier when you do. :)
as will your social life.
Yes quit plus i must admit the game has become way to easy and when my time card runs out I'm going to put the game down for good, school and other things in life are to important at this point in time. I also know what you mean being addicted and all.
You need to quit ASAP. Seriously, its time to quit any game whenever as soon as it starts to interfere with your real life.
This is why people call it "World of Warcrack".
If you want to quit, do so. If not, then don't. You shouldn't let other people decide whether you should be playing it or not, because they can't decide for you. I used to play World of Warcraft, and might even start playing again in the future, but I've never understood how people can claim to be addicted to it. An addiction implies you'd suffer negative effects if you quit, not positive effects. But at the risk of sounding like a psychologist, I think the only reason you're still playing is because you enjoy the interaction with the player base. If you have trouble quitting, you need to find a replacement.
President of Novistrana
19th January 2003
apparently it's true why the call it wow crack.
Umm my suggestion is any hobby that becomes an obsession is a hobby you should probably drop, especially when you don't have the will power to quit, which is something you've tried to do several times already to do.
But honestly enough, you keep on saying "I wish I hadn't quit" and I think the question you need to ask is, why are you saying that to yourself? do you not have anything better to do? Because I myself am a huge gamer but i tend to always have something better to do or atleast more important to do, and only play games in my spare time rather then my free time, I suggest you find something to fill that "free time" void and only play wow in your "spare time"
have you spend a lot to your character? if you will quit i think you have a chance to sell your character for a cash.. many people do that