World of Warcraft

United States
January 16, 2007 8:15am CST
My boyfriend loves this game, he plays it constantly. I just dont understand, i realize it's the biggest online game out there but why? I dont understand why so many people pay it and how they can sit in front of the computer hour after hour. What gives?
15 responses
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
I also don't understand what a lot of gamers are hook on this online game. Personally, I would rather play the new starcraft game. I just can't wait to get my hands on it.
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
oops.. I meant why and not what....Sorry, folks.
• United States
6 Jun 07
Girl, I was thinking like that too...until I tried it! My husband is a level 70 hunter and I started about a month ago, I LOVE IT! I am a 15 warlock and I have another character which is a 14 hunter. Believe it is addictive, but I just balance time, between my home chores, taking care of my baby (15 months) and everything else. Usually I play when the baby is napping and at night, he is already asleep by 8pm or 9pm. So I usually play till midnight because my husband stays up late to playing. It offers me exercise for my mind. I was getting bored at home but with this I am doing great now. But, like everything control is the main thing. By the way, tell your boyfriend that I have made a new page in my website about WOW here is the link: http://www.RiveraShop.com/World of WarCraft.htm If you decide to start playing tell me about it. :)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Sorry Here is the correct url http://www.RiveraShop.com/WorldofWarCraft.htm
• United States
2 Jan 08
dear irish, i am with official. in all honesty my husband and i have been married for 9 years and have 5 children together.(twins at the end that were a huge surprise but they're great so i'll keep them) my husband has played wow since it first came out.i used to nag and be the biggest witch about it. until the magic day he created me a blue haired troll shammy and leveled it to 10 and after that assisted me from there on. irish i have to be honest with you after the kids are in bed if i watch tv, or read a book i am out in 15 mins, and i get no time with the husband at all. it is now our time together, we have a guild on kargath you can check us out on guild portal, our guilds name is the deprived ones. we raid at times that are suitable for parents, children, and just about everyone. and most of all irish it our one night aweek that he and i are working a team, although it has definetly seeped into our real life, we seem to fight less and play and work together more in all areas. more than the game it the need to connect and find a common ground, try it you might like it if not point out that you tried it and see if he will try something that you enjoy that he hasn't done before. good luck with your baby
• United States
16 Oct 07
In my case, I enjoy the questing, stepping out of the day to day routine, chatting with fellow gamers, and the sense of accomplishment when I reach the goals I set for myself -- all done in the comfort of my own home!!
• Ireland
13 Oct 07
That probably because your boyfriend got great addiction to this game. The same happened to me... but not for a long time :p .Loads of people play it because of quality of this MMORPG.
• China
13 Oct 07
World of Warcraft is a wonderful on-line game, many peoples have addicted in it,espercially for male people. i have played it for one months, i relly enjoyed it.
@mindmap (36)
• Sweden
12 Oct 07
Maybe you should try it. You probably won't get hooked - although there are some female gamers it's still a rather male-oriented game - but you might understand why he is. I'm a WoW player myself and for me it's so many things. Above all, I get to be someone else for a little while and just relax from my otherwise responsibility-ladden life. It's amazing how relaxing it can be to have an avatar; if I'm really annoyed with something I can't do anything about (it happens) I can blow off steam by hunting, fighting or going on tough quests in the totally safe environment of Azeroth. I wouldn't want to be without it now that I'm used to it. It's been very good for my temper.
• Netherlands
16 Aug 07
Well he loves it because he has played it too much and if you play it too much you begin to realise that you like it and get addicted to it. And believe me and all the others that WoW is a VERY addicting games, I've read about parents who lost their baby while playing too much World of Warcraft in the internet cafe and that IS really a sad thing to hear. So your boyfriend just does it because he needs some entertainment and do not realise that he spend so much time on it. But I do advise you to not play the game with him and even do something about it if you can so he won't play it that much anymore.
• United States
6 Aug 07
Hello! Hey...There is a new expansion coming up!!!! http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/wrath
• United States
23 Apr 07
It's an addictive, goal-based game by design. There's always the next level to gain, the next gold to farm, the next piece of that uber epic armor to get. TBC moved in the right direction with the lowering of raid caps to 25, and adding a 10-man raid, but the time sink is still there in the form of a gazillion new reps to grind.
@YoungInLove (1254)
• Canada
21 Apr 07
haha wow, get used to it. My boyfriend plays it and is addicted. All his friends do to so its allt he talk about, everyday.. Its a very addictive game though, my boyfriend made me make a character and play it. I have to admit it is fun, but I would never buy it. I kinda find it rediculous that not only do you have to pay for your game, you have to pay per month to play it. Ill never understand how they like it so much, and im not about to try to find it. Just as long as he doesnt ditch me to play it, im fine.
@larian (50)
23 Jan 07
It's like Marmite - you love it or hate it :P but yeah it's addictive; he'll get bored in the end, I have phases of playing it, e.g. 3 months straight, 2 month break, 3 months straight, 2 month break etc.
@Garameo (902)
• Germany
23 Jan 07
in my circle of friends i know 4 men, all over 30 years old, they´re playing wow. it sucks...you can´t go for dining, cinema and so on...with them, cause they doesn´t talk about other thinks then wow. i hate it. i don´t know what gives?
• Colombia
23 Jan 07
Well, its because World of Warcraft its an addictive game. Too many people play it, very good graphics, the game never ends and have the best gameplay and interaction mode (chat, trade, duel, etc)
• Romania
19 Jan 07
Well the game is addictive, not at the start, but in time it will grow more and more addictive. Try to get your boyfriend away from the computer for some days... let's say a week at least. And maybe he'll give it up. That's how I gave it up. Or the other option is for you to start playing it :P