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  • yeaaaah its awesome!!!
  • Don't worry... My freind did the same thing to me... give him a month... He'll be back.
  • As a World of Warcraft Widow I must tell you that your friend is gone and they have not come up with an intervention yet. Infact there is a new version of this soul stealing game coming out on Nov.13 so who knows when you or I will see these WWfiends again. At last calcualtion my s/o was on that game for 14 hours straight No food no water.
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  • I know a lot of guys who play WoW, but most of them get tired of it after about a month.
  • If he doesn't get tired of it, then yeah, probably.
  • YES =(
  • He may very well be dead. It's probably best if you just forget you ever had a friend and moved on.
  • Life as he knew it is over. He has slipped into the WOW dimension and will henceforth only exist in this dimension as memory and as a fleeting glimpse of a mere shadow of his former self. : )
  • 50% Chance they just became addicted and will never recover spending his free moments online in some fantasy world from here on out. 30% Chance they will get bored and be back to normal within 60 days. 10% Chance they will break the addiction and return to sunlight and the real world after a year. 5% Chance they will will break the addiction and return to the real world after years of playing, but only after ruining friendships, and any personal relationship they had. 4% Chance they will ruin their life altoghter and end up living in a one bedroom apartment eating Ramen noodles and living on welfare. while playing wow 24 hours a day until they cant afford to fix their horribly outdated PC. .9% Chance they might end up working in the gaming industry and make something out of this habit. .1% Chance they will either kill someone in real life over a imaginary item in the game. Or fall over dead from exhastion after a 72 hour gaming spree in a 24 hour coffee shop in Korea (it happened)
  • Actually his life has just begun! Why don't you get an account and pay him a visit :D
  • Why yes yes it is, my friend had that game i would pick him up go get a coffee then back to his house for coffee and a phatty and he was ready to play his game, he told me the game actually helped him get through his bad brake up that he went through i have to say it did help him he grew all his hair back and he told me he met some hot chick because he went to some tournament that they have.
  • when his life fits the shallow complexity of world of warcraft, or he reaches max level with too many characters he will tire of it. pretty sure love doesn't fill the same urge world of warcraft does. school can, though it rarely does... oh, his life is over untill he bores of it
  • His life is no more over than your life is for being addicted to AB! LOL Wait... You DO have a life outside of AB, right? ;-)
  • haha. i think his life is probably over.... i think that game is pretty much very addictive and time consuming( i know personally - my bro used to spend aLOT of time on that game i think he said in hours he played like half a year... sad. but he stopped cold turkey.)
  • Soon, it will be.
  • Just leave him. He's already dead.
  • If it were any other activity, I'd say give him another week or so to reappear, but people rarely ever emerge after falling into the black hole of gaming. This is why I don't generally hang out with gamers, because you never see them unless you decide to pick up the addiction, too.
  • I have the same thing here. I used to play WoW on private servers like Hav0c and i told my friend about it. I got sick of the game after a week but he became an addict. He actualy missed school for the second day in a row today. He plays all day and night and sleeps only a few hours a day in front of his pc and barely eats anything. He actualy started to loose weight. Until now i thought "hes gonna get sick off it, its just a matter of time" but now i realy have to do something. About a week ago his mom wanted to shut down his pc and he said that if she touches it hes gonna twist her neck. If anyone has a good advice i could realy use it, because its my fault. I talked him into trying it.
  • Maybe, find him a nice girl.
  • Most people will tire of the game in a month or so. He might have the occasional relapse when a new expansion comes out (fortunately Blizzard is rather lethargic about these) but more likely than not he will be largely back to normal in a few weeks. Or he might jump to another game. in that case, more extreme intervention may be required.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edaJP3Lp0Gg this might help....
  • To be honest, theres no real way of any of us giving decent advice on this topic, you know his personalities better than any of us. Does he have an addictive personality, particularly to video games. If so, yes his social life may very well be over. I on the other hand am a big fan of MMORPGS, i currently play Warhammer Online, but i am not addicted. Some people can fight this addiction i play about 6 hours a week, hardly an addiction imho. I did however spend a good 2- 3 weeks whan i first started palying in the game, because it was new and fun to explore. When you go to disney world you want to see as much of it as possible in the smallest ammount if time right? I think if he is a person of sane mind he will start spending more and more time away form the game as time goes on. If you dont see him for about 6 months id start worrying.
  • Generally, it depends on how big of a gamer he is. If he is a true-blue gamer, chances are he will either never stop playing or if he does, it'll be because he switched to a different online game. Definition of True-Blue Gamer: An individual that plays the game constantly and hardly without breaks until the game is "Beaten". In this case, that'll never happen as you can never truly beat an MMORPG! They keep updating, after all. If he is any level lower than a true-blue, its only a matter of time before the grind of levels, repetitiveness of quests, and annoying jackasses of the WoW community simply drive him away. It may be months or years, but he is bound to come around. ------- Just before my boyfriend moved in with me, I introduced him to WoW. He claimed he didn't see the appeal, didn't think he'd get addicted, and so I felt challenged to make him see otherwise. (HUGE mistake..) As you can expect, he got addicted. He was addicted even before he got his account because I allowed him to play on mine. We moved in, and now he has his own account and own computer, and usually does nothing but play. But I've seen a gradual decline of his "Addicted-ness". Its taking less and less to draw him away from the gameplay so I think it's only a matter of time before he bores of it. -- Not to mention, I ditched WoW long ago because of how much it bored me, and went back to Final Fantasy XI, and that has even gotten his attention despite him trying to ignore it. Good Luck!!! Be patient!!!
  • His idea of reality has changed. Whereas before WoW he was happy with a simple reality of friends and family, interspersed with work and play, he now has a different reality. This reality is entirely contrived. It has no aspects beyond the comprehension of his faculties. The real world as you and I might refer to it, has many unsolvable mysteries and intractable problems. There are questions too big for words. His new reality has none of these problems. Every challenge he meets can be overcome. Every aspect of the new reality is clear and understood. There are very few consequences for things like death. It is so constructed that breaking the law is virtually impossible. Justice is in the hands of a tangible higher power known as a GM (Games Master). However, his new reality is limited. It is homogenised. Nothing ever changes. Nothing of great importance ever occurs. It is an extremely narrow paradigm which very rarely relates to social beings in our real world. Valuable memories are uncommon. And it costs £10 every month to keep the dream going.
  • He will get over the initial obsession within a month, then he will just be one of another 100 million others who play whenever, just freinds soon take the front role in life. Don't worry!
  • I don't think so. As fun as this game is, after a while you do get sick of it. As my account is up in about a week and a half, I've decided not to renew because I can write my own story about the subject with the help of wowwiki.com and not have to pay a cent. Since I am a compulsive amateur author, this works out really well for me.
  • omg... I'm sorry...
  • No - it'll just seem like he is in a coma for a while; there is life after WoW but he needs some time to find his way back to the real world. Keep talking to him, it may not feel like it but he CAN hear you....Good luck!
  • If you get addicted to this game you already have problems or have too much free time. I play it a lot, but when my husband comes home and doesnt feel like playing I quit immediately. There was a time when I was alone and had no one to care for and yes then it is attractive in a social way. I had friends who practically moved into the world of warcraft and these are ofcourse no longer my friends. IF all you can talk about is WoW, then I am certainly not interested. It is a game. Not a lifestyle.
  • Honestly, yes. SOME people that start newly at WoW have a hard time breaking free of the game. I know myself how hard it is to do something else. That game is actually pretty awesome. Just go check on him if your really that worried. I'm sure he's fine, but you might want to get him outside in some fresh air. Good luck! :]
  • No he's just spending time building friendships online and getting progess with group skills-Sprechen on Realm Eonar
  • Not in the World of Warcraft.
  • My moms friends husband plays it like all day trust me if hes not working hes playing wow so have fun getting him back

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