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  • Here is a solution that has worked many times. Pull the plug and hide the game!
  • It's "World of Warcraft". I play this game as well. It's done very well and it shows by having 6 million subscribers. Personally, I think it's best let your signifigent other have their own time to play games or do what they want. Everybody needs their space. But, not ALL the time. Pulling the plug will just upset him. I work full time and am married. I make time to work, come home, spend a few hours with my wife and then spend a few hours gaming. I suggest compromising along the lines of, "Let's go out to dinner tonight and you can play WoW all tomorrow night" or "Let's watch this movie rental together and then you play your games" You can also TRY the game. You might enjoy it. Then you can spend your time together doing the same thing. It's a very social game.
  • if its a laptop take the laptop and only give it back when you think he has given you enough time or pull the plug
  • You cant "make" anyone do anything they dont want to. If he wants to play the game, he is going to. Do things on your own and live your life....if he misses you, he may come around. If you still do everything he wants when he wants, why would he stop what he's doing.but if you are off having fun and not so available to him and he misses that he may make some changes. Otherwise you could be waiting around for him for a long time...being resentful, sad, feeling unloved. (Ive been with the same man 21 wonderful years--married 17 of those)
  • my boyfriend is also addicted... it's not a serious relationship or anything, but how could it get to be if all he does it f***ing play WoW? i think i will take that advice just let him be and if he misses me, then he will get to see how it feels to be neglected!
  • An addiction is an addiction. They have varying degrees of seriousness, but they are ALL serious, and should be taken seriously. Anything in excess is unhealthy. But, if excess turns into full blown addiction or obsession, and the person is shunning other aspects of their life (ie: work, family, loved ones, maintaining a social life, etc), then you have two choices. You can firstly try to speak to your boyfriend (calmly, rationally and maturely) about your concerns, and ask that he honestly tell you if he thinks he spends too much time playing the game. You could perhaps have a tally of how many hours he spends playing, in comparision to how much one on one quality time he spends with you. If that doesn't bring about any type of considerable change, I can tell you from personal experience, you're better off living your own life and finding someone that WANTS to spend time with you and be around you. Many (but not all) people who play online games become addicted to them because it allows them to escape reality, and that is never good. Ultimately, you can't change anyone else. All you can do is either change how you react to the situation, or change who you date. Good luck.
  • i play too, its awesome. i agree with subsonic, u should say 'Do this with me and play tomorrow' or u could play too like davoomac said its a really good game. (Add me pls... im a noob still =P im called 'Nightshelf' on Barthilas and 'Ballofenergy' on frostmourne)
  • I was hooked for 10 mounths, it really pushed my relationship to the limit and the number of arguments me and my GF had over WoW was just silly. Our guild fell apart one day and I just said "enough is enough" and quit the game, I can honestly say I am a much better person now I dont play the game. Yes its a good game, but it takes up too much time and the fact the number of subscribers has gone from 9million in january to 6million now shows how bored alot of people are getting with it! Also, remember now is kids summer hols and alot of them subscribe just during these few weeks. My advice is to go out without your BF, go have some fun and tell him all about it, sooner or later he will learn and quit the game too. If your relationship is strong enough then it will survive!
  • You're screwed.
  • Now, this is a very serious problem. Tell him that he should stop playing that game and keep telling him that all the time, maybe every 10 minutes, until he gets annoyed and finally stops. If that doesn't work, Tell him about his favourite thing(s) that he did before he started playing this game. Then he will eventually stop playing and go back to "normal" life. If that doesn't work, Plan a vacation far, far away like Hawaii. Tell him that he could only go if he leaves his virtual world behind. And in emergency cases, Leave him alone until he becomes tired of the game. I got tired of it in the first 2 months.
  • Either get rid of the computer or start dressing like an Orc.
  • Blatantly pulling the plug or purposely annoying him is bad advice. I'd like to think that it is common sense to determine what amount is an addiction but there are too many gray areas. To put it shortly, ask yourself how it has gotten to this point (if it is truthfully that bad) and whether or not you can deal with it. If he cares he'll think twice. And don't pull him away from it with nothing planned or suggested. I'm not saying you have to keep him entertained because being with you should be enough.
  • Pulling the plug is only going to make it worse and lead to a breakup. I would recommend talking to him about and see if you can make an in between ground. WoW can be addictive and his friend on their won't let him just leave. I would argue that he needs to get out and spend time with you. Otherwise their is not really a relationship between each other, but also allow his time to be on there. They have parental controls that would help in the time being played. I would recommend finding a common ground.
  • Dress like a Blood elf one night and do the blood elf female dance :]
  • Nightself-Barthilas, I hope your character dies a million times and you have no place to f---ing respawn. you will never have a significant other. f---ing noob piece of shit. this topic has nothing to do with you. why post here. anyhow my boyfriend's an addict. thanks to the rest of you, especially coreoption.
  • I guess you could start playing with him or you could look for a new boyfriend. Maybe one that isn't into video games.
  • well, it depends how old you are. If you are over 16, you could suggest something, er, different every time he switches on the computer.
  • Try saying, "Please make ME more important to your life than this game." __________ ... a joke answer would be ... "get a bigger hammer and HIT any key to continue."
  • Could you get online, use an alias, play the game and crush him? It might be enough of an ego-deflator that he'll take a break.
  • My boyfriend is also addicted to World of WarCrack and he has been for some time. He says it's because his whole family plays and it's a good way to connect with them, which is understandable, but sometimes it just goes to far for some people. I keep my boyfriend interested by "playing" with him while he's on a raid ;), offering to go out somewhere and hangout in the real world, I tease him a little to let him know what a nerd he's being and then I remind him that the people that don't stop playing end up like his uncle Jerry; single, unattractive, and lonely. Has your boyfriend ever seen that episode of South Park where the boys get sucked in? Maybe you two should watch it together. It's a great example of what happens when you get addicted to the WarCrack. The Night Elf suggestion wasn't too bad either. Good Luck
  • WoW is quite addictive (can also be escapism, but it doesn't seem to apply here). Maybe you two could agree that he gets an hour in the evenings to play with WoW and after that he plays with you. (make sure your time is after the WoW time or else he might be distant thinking about WoW and waiting for your time together to be over). If nothing else works pounce him, it's a plus two combo ^_^ -can't beat him? join him :) Have you ever tried playing WoW with him? You could test him, is he willing to help you build a character and level it with you? If not then it's time to get a new bf. By trying to join him if he wont let you into his little world then you need someone who respects you. (but don't ask to go raiding with him if hes a 40 and your still a 12. Highlever WoWers do need their raiding time...)
  • Lemme know when you figure this out. I have a guy that claims he loves me, got me off MY game to spend more time than him now it's all his rules or something. Cuddle when he feels like it, talk when he feels like it, other than that i'm keeping him from his game. His argument was his real friends play so i'm taking him from his real friends if i complain. Feelin a bit stuck.
  • addicted to Wow...scary. Theres only one solution, wait until he's playing the game, dress up in a play boy bunny suit, and come and visit m-I mean him.
  • break the console lol? or hide the scart cable....that worked for me once when this annoying girl wouldnt stop watching high school bloody musical!
  • Short of an intervention, there is not much you can do. The best thing is to just stop the relationship. Don't talk about it or threaten. Just do it and get on with your life. Pull the plug - walk away - there is no dealing with it. And what are you doing while he is play WOW? If you are just sitting there watching him, you are an enabler. If you do other things, good for you. Maybe one day he will wake up, but you are doing yourself no favors waiting around for that to happen. You deserve better.
  • Why don't you talk to him about it? If that doesn't work, find his password, change it, and use parental controls. If that doesn't work, use answer 5.
  • I would suggest AB, but that is just as, if not more addicting, than other computer games/websites. ;-) Seriously, talk to him about it. Tell him your feelings. Tell him that you'd like to spend more time with him, and ask him if he might limit his time on the game to when you are working or sleeping, etc. I hope you can resolve the matter.
  • Hire some high level players to ambush him til he gets bored
  • YOU CAN'T
  • ha..i used to be addicted. been clean for about 5 months. but now that my boyfriend is getting addicted to drugs..i might get back into wow. lol...not really cecause real people are a lot more fun
  • haha, lols wow is great my girl supports my addiction. If you get addicted maybe you wont have this problem. : P 70 rogue
  • I can't answer this question without it getting kicked over to the AB4Adults section.
  • GOOD LUCK!!!!! I play as well, it's very addicting!
  • Good Lord, guys and games, games and guys, guys and games, games and guys. Guys really need to get some other interests. *shakes head*
  • WoW is very addictive. I would suggest try making him go outside more. Get active.
  • How bout, you guys could do both! Try it out, play with him. You'll love it =D
  • just join in with him and you'll see if its fun if not ask him to spend time with you and not on WOW if he still dont do it hide the game or snap it to bits
  • Sweet Heart my husband has been playing wow for a year now, we have had our fight, actualy we still fight about that game, to be honest you can stand on your head and whistle his favorite tune out your a** while his playing and he wont even blink. That game is addictive and dont do anything to get him away from it you will loose him, best thing you can do is to tell him you want to create a toon on his account and see what all the fuss is about you never know you might just enjoy it and then you guys can play together when you get your own account and spend alot of time together. He will appreciate you for wanting to try something he enjoys.
  • Show up dressed like this:
  • I started playing with my hubby :) we played allot got to lvl 60 and quit playing :)
  • My boyfriend started playing wow a couple months ago and recently was getting to the addicted point himself. When trying to force him to get off the game after reasonable amounts of playing time to join me back in the real world were only met with resistance, I went a little extreme, and it worked: I told him that if he did not choose for himself to set reasonable limits with wow and stop allowing it to affect our relationship, his job, and his academic career, I would walk. I even threatened to leave for the night (we live together) and packed a bag. When he tried to spin it that I was threatening him and thereby forcing him to stop, I didn't let him go there, and instead explained that I was going to leave for my own sanity and happiness, not to get a response out of him. Fortunately, it's worked so far, he realized how addicted he was getting and how much our relationship was suffering because of it. He still plays but much more modestly. The important thing to remember though is that I was willing to walk (at least for a night), and it wasn't an empty threat. He is the one that has to make changes to remove his addiction, not you. It's the old "you can lead a horse to water" problem. And it sucks, but that's life. Furthermore, I think joining him in the game is NOT at all the solution. You are only reinforcing that his gaming is OK with you and not a problem, not to mention you are risking allowing yourself to get addicted as well. Good luck.
  • My boyfriend started playing wow a couple months ago and recently was getting to the addicted point himself. When trying to force him to get off the game after reasonable amounts of playing time to join me back in the real world were only met with resistance, I went a little extreme, and it worked: I told him that if he did not choose for himself to set reasonable limits with wow and stop allowing it to affect our relationship, his job, and his academic career, I would walk. I even threatened to leave for the night (we live together) and packed a bag. When he tried to spin it that I was threatening him and thereby forcing him to stop, I didn't let him go there, and instead explained that I was going to leave for my own sanity and happiness, not to get a response out of him. Fortunately, it's worked so far, he realized how addicted he was getting and how much our relationship was suffering because of it. He still plays but much more modestly. The important thing to remember though is that I was willing to walk (at least for a night), and it wasn't an empty threat. He is the one that has to make changes to remove his addiction, not you. It's the old "you can lead a horse to water" problem. And it sucks, but that's life. Furthermore, I think joining him in the game is NOT at all the solution. You are only reinforcing that his gaming is OK with you and not a problem, not to mention you are risking allowing yourself to get addicted as well. Good luck.
  • dont know, when you find out maybe I can use whatever works to get my b/f to stop playing Star Wars
  • have you asked him to stop?
  • I'd say you should just let him play it he'll get tired of it but he can never get tired of you right?
  • take your cloths off,if that doesn't work get a new boyfriend
  • I was addicted to games then i met a girl and well i think my Bnet expired lol. Well i think you should talk to him about his addiction or take him to a shrink, either way should work if not don't fret there are other guys out there.
  • World of Warcraft is the most successful and best video game ever, no doubt about that, but too much anything is not good. I play WoW my self but only a little. I think he should get some counselling. If that wont work give him some thing...that guys need... you know something he likes do to do with you but you wouldnt let him...:)
  • Just erase the game from the computer and bin the game disc and if he buys another one do the same thing
  • My boyfriend got into it like a year ago but he would still hang out with me and go places with me. but now its like im not even in the same room with him when he plays. we just had a baby girl and she is almost 4 months old. he wakes up in the morning looks at me and smiles and goes right in the living room to play that stupid game. i wouldnt mind if he played it for a little while but he plays it for like 7, 8 or sometimes 12 hours playing it. i always tell him to get off and spend time with me and our kid and he says im almost done. 2 hours later he is still on.... I just dont no what to do. He makes me so mad i just wish he knew how i felt and respected our relationship more. i would never leave him or anything but its like if i ever did i dont think he would care. i just wish the WOW creaters deleted the game from the earth. and it never exists again!
  • If he plays alliance, dress up as a Night Elf and dance in underwear in front of him. If he plays horde, dress up as a Blood elf and dance in underwear in front of him. Pixels are far less interesting than real life flesh.
  • First, YOU CAN'T! The end!
  • The solution as I see it is pretty easy. Agree to do that thing he keeps bugging you to do. You know that "thing". When he's playing tell him if he knocks it off you will do it. AND YOU KNOW what "thing" I'm talking about!;)
  • tell him only homosexual people play it.
  • Well, if he wants to play his game let him play his game.
  • flash him with your boobz then jump on his lap without panties......if that doesn't work, then he's gay and find another bf....LoLzzz
  • But... Aren't YOU addicted to AB? ;-)
  • If you're willing to stick with him and help him break the addiction, then I'd suggest some small steps: Firstly, when you talk to him, make sure he turns to look at you. The game often requires a lot of attention, but if it looks like he's typing chat messages to people instead of doing fighting things, he'll be more likely to turn and give you his attention. It's important that he does this for anything you say to sink in. Little "helpful" interruptions in his game can remind him of the outside world. So while you want him to take responsibility for real life things, opening by mentioning those things is just a reminder to him why he's escaping. Chat about positive things to start with, keep up him to date with what his friends are up to, and what events are going on. Next, if he's playing an awful lot, then he'll have arranged times to group up with people in the game. So do this yourself: Arrange a time in advance for you two to spend time together. Arrange an actual activity, something simple like going to the cinema, that doesn't demand much. Spending a lot of time in the game feels like a commitment: offer an escape. Phrase things in terms of "being free", about how nice it is to do things spontaneously like the fun thing you've just gone out to do as a couple. Gradually arrange a few more things to go out and do. At this point he'll probably start bargaining, to arrange times to play and times to do other things. Allow a bit of give and take, but always steer things towards less play time. This should eventually result in him 'taking a break' from playing. Keep him occupied during this time, and remember that it is an addiction - like smoking, if he gets bored he'll return to the habit. It sounds like a lot of work, but it's all very small things. It will help. Good luck.
  • You can't my wife is trying to do the same to me, it worked for a little bit 3 months but then I saw Will shatner, mini-me and Mr.T playing and I got sucked back in. I mean How can I compete with Mr. T and his Mohawk Night Elf telling me to play!! The thing I found that works for me get him to agree to no dungens through the work week they take up the most time. Hope that works for you.
  • this is a hard Q. these days more boys and men are playing online! so you cannot stop him, you just have to limit him to the days that are not important to the both of you! take him down the pub for a few beers or a bottle of wine and relax the adult way? i used to play online all nights but now i only play when my girl is not at home!!
  • Play World of Warcraft as a opposing player to your Boyfriend. Get Amazing Gear, Level Up and such. Find out Where he is and dominate him, follow him and continuously kill him till he gets tired of it and gives up. Oh, be sure not to get sucked into the game as well.
  • Use your womanly wiles, such as seduction, that should work.
  • I flashed him.... i done everything yet.... nuffin Im playing with him..? im as high lvl as him... he hates it that i call him his gf...... we live togther.. at the same uni...... IN FACT i brought him this game :, ( i wish i never) we get good grades.. but i still dont think that is good eough..were both hooked... but someone i get off earlyer then he does... i walk around him naked.. n everything.. it still no good enough.. i dont get his attentation .. NUFFIN... I DONT NO WHAT TO DO i dont want to leave him... i love him... help!
  • My answer to this was if you can't beat them, join them. Terrible but true, now he's the one trying to confiscate my laptop...
  • bribe him with sex,food or beer,,,if all fails get a WOW account and play with him at least you would spend more time together
  • Tell him no sex ever, that should et him off.
  • sucks to be you : if you probably get him to play that for hours and hours straight he might just get bored of it
  • find out what he cares about more you or the game : i'm not a dating god but this is actually pretty obvious
  • dress up like a blood elf and ask him for a sexy duel :)
  • You need to create your own character and go into the game. Its the only way if you want to stay with him.
  • If it were any other game I would think it possible for you to deter him from playing, but unfortunately he is addicted to WoW, also known as World of War"crack." Tell him that you want to spend more time with him and that he spends too much time on WoW. I've realized that although WoW is a fantastic game, all the time I have spent on it building up my character and getting more gold is completely in vain... To be honest, the only benefit from playing so much is selling your character on eBay. Try to point out to him that the WoW really doesn't benefit his life at all, it just distracts him from living his REAL life.
  • You've asked the question on every girl with a gamer boyfriend's mind... the trouble is, I don't have answer for it either.
  • I cant answer that, me and my boyfriend are both addicted to FFXI
  • tell him that . i have got a new boyfriend . then he will stop playing just scared him in ur way
  • Almost impossible, when a Man (like myself) gets hooked, no one will stop him!
  • Get him banned!
  • Well duh, Join him!! Making Luv in Chainmail!!!!
  • Ok i havnt read all these answers but mine is still a great one. Overdose. Or pretending to love it soooo much he kinda gets sick of it. or he ends up loving it more.... lol... i had the same problem with my gf anyway so yeah try to overdose him. My gf got sooo anoyed she sold all her games on ebay
  • You can't really get someone unaddicted to WOW (thats what we the addicted call it) All you can really do is try to get that person to think about it less. The more he thinks about WOW the more he'll want to play it. You also have to understand from his point of view... most people dont play wow to escape life they play it because its fun and entertaining. Its really just a matter of letting him play but also making it to were he plays and has a real life experiences.
  • Here's my opinion: Tell him that if he's not going to spend time with you, ask him why he should spend your time with him? My bf loves to play video games too, but whenever I get home from work he's always ready with a movie for us to watch. I let him play as many games as he wants, but he always makes time for me. If your boyfriend not doing that for you, why should you stay with him. If you tell him that and he still won't spend time with you, why stay?
  • lol tell him you dump him if he dont stop that or tell him youll have sex with him if he spends more time with you
  • You can start playing World of Warcraft and when your on ask him if he can quit if he says no then kill him in the game.
  • Like any addiction, it's not good to go cold turkey. Ignore the "delete the game" comments and use another method suggested for a slow recovery from WoW.
  • show him your breast!
  • with a simple macro: /roll need <epic item> /script LeaveParty() /cast hearthstone /gquit /y Cya later fagz that should ruin his wow reputation and force him to quit in about 1-2 days
  • cancel his account and slap him all day
  • Chopping his fingers off would be a sure fire plan... Yes, I understand that it is alittle extreme... But It will work
  • Get him a better game. Make yourself a scantily clad heroine in the game. Then he will be addicted to you!
  • i have the same problem. i just dont no what to do anymore all my boyfriend does is come home and go straight on his game. i hate it. he doesnt even spend any time with me or his daughter i just wish that stupid world of warcraft was band from the earth and they just get rid of video games completely all they do is ruin peoples lives.
  • Or... On the reverse side, try getting into his "addictions" instead of fighting against them. No fight is ever going to win a man over by either stating that he quit something for you. I have time and time again broken up with girls because of my own personal likes and dislikes. You went out with him for a reason, he was doing this probably before you step into his life and now that you have you want him to change for you? Why dont you change, go out and buy a computer, get a copy of WoW and play with him. Learn the game, be better at the game and that way you guys can spend hours on end playing with eachother and being together at the same time. Sooner or later, he will slowly stop playing the game because you are kicking his ass at it. Then the addiction will no longer be fun for him and you can continue to have more time with him away from a computer.
  • Believe it or not, most MMORPG's have ongoing pay, you have to pay them EVERY MONTH for the ability to play, steal his credit card and after he cancels the card, his account will expire at the end of the month :) plus you get the added bonus of SHOPPING!!!
  • I played wow for years, and so did my best friends. Its a harsh game for people who need an escapism get addicted. I knew many many online friends who lost their partners due to being in a guild with someone and actually running off with someone else in the guild (happened to 2 GL male friends of mine, their partners played alliance and left them in RL for guys they had met in the game) as odd as it sounds its a reality. One of my best friends is so addicted to the game now he would rather raid than come out with us for a few pints down the local and a giggle. This game is like nothing I have known for addiction, so much so that one japanese girl i think it was died, she wanted to excel so much she dehydrated and starved. you can google that for the proper facts. he needs to know when to stop, i had to be on at least 5 hours a day, sneaking on at work, staying up till all hours to play but i realised in the end it was silly....he needs to realise it too. it is a proper addiction, like gambling (not drugs or beer) and it needs to be addressed. i would not be upset that he loves this game it what it does. i hope he sorts it out and good luck xxx
  • Lure him out with bacon. Works on my brothers.
  • I sympathise with you honey, my son plays WoW 24/7 (not after Sunday mind you as he is joining the Navy) and im forever on his case moaning at him to put the damn laptop off and get out for a while. It seems to be a very addictive game..try talking to him and get him to do other activities that you can both do together..either that or tell him you aint gonna stick around for much longer - see what he says.. Good luck x
  • tell him world of warcraft sucks, kick him in the nuts then just walk away and never speak to him again :)people who play that game want to be elves and orcs... if that isnt true sadness i dont know what is >:
  • your boyfriend is paying $15 a month to play this game let him get his money worth. And one way to see if you should be dating this guy is to do a strip tease while he is playing WOW and see what he chooses to do. If he chooses WOW you should find a new boyfriend
  • Simple, you don't. Pick it up and play with him! I did, now we raid on our 70 Pyro Mage and Shadow Priest.
  • well i am sorry to break this to you it is his way of soaying your a lousy root your ugly and he doesnt wanna spend time with you
  • yer but he is a loser and i think you are absolutely beautiful i would be willingy to do anything for you hit me back and we can start talking. xoxoxox
  • You need to start playing.. trust me. Its worth it! I was in your place 2 years ago with my hubby.. I started playing and Its great!!

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