The End of the World (of Warcraft)

Some of you may not know, but I’m a WoW player. Yes… I’m one of them
OK, I’m not really addicted, but I do put a lot of time into WoW but the time of epic raids and dungeon exploring is about to come to an end. I’ve decided to quit (again). /cry

No, really… I’m not addicted… I’m not T_T
All I have to do is follow these 12 easy steps and I’ll be clean in no time.

In all seriousness, while WoW can be fun to play, I just don’t have the time for it any more. Since my first character was level 20, I decided my ultimate goal was to do end-game raiding. Well, I’ve mostly accomplished that, but it’s such a massive time sink. Raiding for 4+ hours each weekday night is just crazy. I use to play on weekends as well, but I stopped that a while ago.

Sure, it’s fun being in the top raiding guild, being the first to down bosses on the server, and getting those l33t purple pixels. Working out strats for new bosses, banging your head on the wall for days trying to get that first kill, yelling at people who stood in the volcanos and didn’t move with Fatal Attraction, and then cheering when you and 24 other people finally get the kill is great. But I think it’s time to move on ;) I always liked being unique when it came to my WoW character. Instead of a traditional DPS class, I played an Elemental Shaman (no resto bolts for me) and threw lightning at my foes. Instead of the normal Tauren shaman (with Warstop), I played a Troll. Hadouken!

I think I’ve gotten what I wanted out of the game. I leveled to 60, did my quests like a good n00bie, raided some pre-BC content before the expansion, leveled to 70, ran Kara way too many times, and finally did some high-end raiding. Made some friends along the way, and got a few other people to start playing (oh noes). And, of course, wasted too many hours to count XD Besides, I’ve got a new, more casual MMO game to play now

Now I just have to tell my guild they are losing their only raiding Elemental Shaman… :-/

3 thoughts on “The End of the World (of Warcraft)

  1. Misuzu

    Hate to bug in after this was posted half a year ago (hah), but felt the need to post. I was a WoW addict ever since it released (joined about 2 months after release). Even did some stress beta testing. After a year long straight play my final year playing, I got a new computer and never went to install it. I’m happy I decided that.

    How obsessed was I? 13 level 70s, 4 horde and 9 alliance. 2 characters in full t5 and one with some t6. Rest of the characters (yes all of them) in full Kara gear (too much Kara?). Last AllPlayed test I did was 300 days played. Was Pre BC AQ40 clearing. Post BC up to beating Bloodboil. It was bad.

    I enjoyed raiding, just for the friends killing stuff. But hearing people scream in my ear every wipe got old. Putting myself into 20 hours a week of raiding was sad.

    I’m happy I put it aside, it was soaking too much time. Props to your choice as well!

    Funny part is about the time you posted this (says May) I quit WoW too. And Currently I’m playing Albatross18 with my brother and father ^_^ I hate golf, but it’s enjoyable with family.

    Cheers AO!

  2. anonymous_object Post author

    Yeah, I am able to a lot of other things with the time I freed up by not playing WoW. I was playing Albatross18 for a bit but I kind of lost interest in that.

    I’ve switched over to more console games now (Eternal Sonata and Ninja Gaiden to name a few).

    I think I’m going to stick with games that have real endings now ^^;

  3. Misuzu

    Haha I hear ya. Like I said, I hate golf, but it’s fun playing with family. WoW, is definitely THE king of all Timesinks, no ending in site. I give them props for that. Least with my free time I can choose when to play, unlike raiding and whatnot which was manditory.


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