Monday, May 23, 2005

Friends girlfriend campaign against wow...

(found on the WoW forums)

So this girl here at WWU wrote a paper addressing all the WoW players in the building (theres a lot of us) and posted it in all the bathrooms. Theres some names and whatnot that wont make sense but youll get the idea.... my notes will be in brackets...

Your World of Warcraft is Also Your World Without Women
By: B_____ Y______


I’m sure by now most of the residents in Nash Hall have experienced the cult following that is World of Warcraft. I’m also sure that the majority of men in the building either has given into this phenomenon individually, or has a roommate, friend, or RA that’s fallen. Being one of the many women in Nash Hall (our dorm) involved in a relationship with a man whose life is no longer is own, I have a few things to say.

1. Realistically, most girls despise World of Warcraft. With the exception of Sara Taylor (girlfriend of Brett Williams and fellow wow-er, lucky dog) and very few others, girls just have no interest in it whatsoever. We do not care what level you just hit, we do not care what boss you’re about to kill, we do not care how many days you’ve spent wasting your life away, and we absolutely DO NOT care how “f-ing” hot your character is (her boyfriend has a female night elf.) So stop telling us or you’ll be single very, very soon. No one wants to date a junkie.

2. Don’t you have class or something? It seems to me that we live in a government sponsored insitution, NOT in your mom’s basement. I don’t think President Bush would be very happy to hear that his funding is going toward a Univeristy full of ridiculous boys who are wasting the public’s hard earned tax dollars (would he really care?) How much does it cost to attend Western? (about 3 grand a quarter, or 9k a year) And how much does your account cost a month? (15 dollars even) I won’t even bring up the point that you are here to study and gain ACTUAL, not computer animated, knowledge, and that you could be saving mucho dinero staying in your own house and letting someone live in Nash who actually deserves to be here. Anyone ever heard that song by Ben Folds Five, “Song for the Dumped?” Yeah. That’s what I thought.

3. Hey, have you ever heard the words “Personal Hygiene?” I think not. Judging by the smell wafting down from the 3rd, 5th, and 6th floors,(the guy floors in the building) us ladies of floor 1 have had to invest in a serious supply of air fresheners. When was the last time you actually took a shower? I know for a fact that several residents on the 5th and 6th floors have gone about 3 days without showering, and usually wear the same shirts and pair of underwear for days on end. No wonder everyone’s door is always locked. They are trying to keep the smell stifled inside their room, which is disgusting. TLC had it right when they didn’t want No Scrubs. You scrubby boys had better knock if off.


4. What the hell are those stupid headsets? Do you work in the Taco Bell drive-thru? It sure smells like it on your floor. If so, I’d better be getting a discount. What, do you need reassurance that you actually do have friends who understand your addiction? You wonder why girls go to the bathroom in pairs, or why they get pissed when you can’t tell what they are thinking. This is the same thing, and just as mind-boggling. Why do you need to talk to other computer nerds while playing the game? Does your score improve with the number of friends you have online? Or maybe you met your other girlfriend who is 36, divorced, and lives in Kentucky with her 15 cats. Sure sounds like a winner to me.

5. What is your age again? Last time I checked, Western Washington University did not admit 12 year old boys into its academic program. I don’t think the admissions office would be too pleased to hear about the progress of its North Campus (location of our dorm on campus) students. It’s nice that you college men have found a piece of common ground, but honestly this is ridiculous. If you have your RA, your roommate, your friends across the hall, your girlfriend’s ex boyfriend, and the guy who beat you last week in poker all on the same server going on a quest, you know you’ve hit rock bottom. I wouldn’t be surprised if the next thing I see is someone running down the hall with a pillowcase cape tied around their neck, scantily clad in Power Rangers underwear, crying because so-and-so just stole their star wars action figure or holographic Pokemon card. Honestly, that’s just not okay.


Be happy that I chose to keep the concerns to only 5. I know these perfectly valid points may be hard for some of you to hear. But realistically, it’s the truth. The moral of the story is; boys, don’t ignore girls of any status, girlfriend or not girlfriend, just to sit around all night in your boxers with chip crumbs on your belly, playing this infernal game. Keep it up, and the words “we need to talk” or “this just isn’t working out” or even the dreaded “I met someone else” will arise in the not so distant future. And I can just see each and every one of you, sitting there dumbfounded as to what could have possibly gone wrong. Everything was just so perfect. Speaking of which, I don’t think we should see each other anymore. Have a good life alone in Molten Core. (this wasnt a break up letter, its just harsh) WoW General Discussion -

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi I just have to say that woman is a bitch. Its beacuase of people like her why we have so many odd deaths with shotguns or other weapons. Who realli cares If u play WoW all day its a hobby and if she cant deal with it she should go do something that girls do and SHUT UP!

Anonymous said...

hahah

A bitch maybe. But she does have some valid points. WoW can be a hobby, but it can also be an addiction. I'm at WoWcaholics anonymous now! :P

Just gotta try balance!

Rogg said...

she's not a bitch, shes simply an idiot, in the most basic sense, she 90% has not tried the game, and has a bf that ignores her for one of 2 reasons, 1. he's bored of her, or 2. shes pushed him away because she does not approve of his gaming habits, if you ask me, their relationship was not meant to be, if she cannot handle the stresses a simple game puts her through, then what happens if he gets very sick? or they get married and have money problems? she just gonna leave him for someone else? probably, she doesnt sound to me like someone whom would stick around...

Anonymous said...

Worlds are comprised of the people around them and their actions but this does not mean the world revolves around them. A further reminder would be the blatent fact that people can not see the entire world all at once. Think about it and maybe you'll get a picture.

Anonymous said...

i can guarantee you that playing WoW, sitting around being a hobo, and eating taco bell must be much more fun than thbis girl ever was. if you get replaced by a video game, id see why you must be upset... if your so concerned about this guy, just leave him. im just he can get just the same amount of attention from his right hand.

Anonymous said...

i can guarantee you that playing WoW, sitting around being a hobo, and eating taco bell must be much more fun than thbis girl ever was. if you get replaced by a video game, id see why you must be upset... if your so concerned about this guy, just leave him. im just he can get just the same amount of attention from his right hand.

Anonymous said...

The original letter was a joke. It was acknowledged as such when this made the rounds on wow-general.

Michiel said...

Sheesh, are most of the people replying 16? Either that or they've never dated a girl. Or both.

Come on, that was a funny hoax letter!

Anonymous said...

I have a good friend.... who lives with his girlfriend....

and he plays wow for hours every day. She has no problem with it, and I think whoever wrote this letter is yes, a bitch. She needs to be removed from society quickly.

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irc loner said...

I have to commend the writer of this blog. I completely agree with what she has to say. I'm all for gaming - I mean sure, it's exciting, interesting, intriguing, blah blah blah. However, there's a limit, and I for one am sick of the attitude of some people who play this game, who have literally sacrificed everything in their lives for it - Do they not realise that the game is not going to be beneficial to them 'IRL'? I know some wanker who decided that WoW was worth more than his 'real life' mates - personally I think he has some mental disorder - I've seen his personality flip completely since he's been playing that. *sigh* WoW sounds like a great game, but I really think some of the people who play it have some major issues who have no concept of a 'game-life' balance.

Anonymous said...

playing this infernal game..


infernal.. warlock...

im a 15 year old female and i F-ING LOVE WoW!!!!

Anonymous said...

If this was a hoax, then right on, and good job.

If not, well then someone has issues, really big issues.

Also,
LF1M UBRS. Need Keyholder PST.

Anonymous said...

LF1M Bitches Lair!!11

No really, it's called personal space. No one should be expected to hang around their girlfriend 24/7.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, i don't know where to begin. First up. the taco bell headphone set... u need those cuz without it, it's nearly impossible to organise 39 other people all together. is sucks, i can't go over every bloody detail, you take up an account and play for a week or so, noobs will hopely u figure it out. I know wow has an addictive side, many lives have been crumbled but hey girl like other ppl pointed out, don't generalize it. your boys in 6th floor can't represent a few million other gamers in US alone.


... first i will skin yal to get a leather scrap sell for a few chopper,, then i will rip your guts off and pull your intestine, try a few rope skipping for awhile and squeeze the juice out of it until i can gather enough to condense a living essence. How about cut your head and hang it at orgrimmar to begin a new quest..RANT.. i guess i am heading off to farm some more bitches for cp. nuff said.

-missmoo lvl60 shammy on frostwolf server, come and duel me, i will pwn you good

Anonymous said...

mmos are more interesting than girlfriends, especially if the girl isn't fucking you

Anonymous said...

You just can't beat online WOWsex with your rl boyfriend. You just can't.

Anonymous said...

Hey yo Suck it up that you we're replaced by a video game!

guess you really arent all he wanted! ROFLMAO!

FreeCorps said...

Dear insecure (and probably fat) ladies:

It occurs to me that Ive heard this rant before. Simply replace WoW with football, friends, cars, wet T-shirt night at the local bar, and you pretty much have the standard "I want all your attention to be on me" argument. Now, even though I stopped thinking that women were rational long ago, I will make an attempt to answer each of your points. Please note that for this to make sense, you are going to have to let go of the notion that you are the center of the universe (shocking I know). But don't worry, I will try to go along slowly so that you may have several instances of self-righteous histrionics as well as continue to follow along.

1. Realistically, no guy wants to hear about your new pair of jeans, or who is dating whom and broke up with whoever. We dont want to hear about Sex and the City, or purses, or US Weekly, or whatever. I'm pretty sure there is some moronic thing that you bore your boyfriend with, he just doen't tell you since he likes the prospect of steady sex. I love how women want guys to at least try to listen to the most asinine crap about their lives, but you cant do us the same courtesy. The street runs both ways you disingenuous bitch.

2. If youve ever attended a kegger, or a frat party, or have skipped class (and I find it extremely hard to believe that you havent. If you havent, youre probably fat and boring, in which case you don't count) then this argument is moot. College students frittering away their scholarships and grants? Shocking!! Someone ought to call 60 seconds and have an expose on this apparently new and disastrous epidemic that is sweeping our country. And while were at it, I'd like a pony that farts out dreams and starlight. Anyone ever hear the song "Get Naked" by Methods of Mayhem? It has nothing do do with anything, but it would be nice to have you get naked without us buying you shiny trinkets, or even a beer. Just get naked at random times for crying out loud. Unless you're fat, in which case you should be required to wear a burlap sack at all times.

3. We all know that girls are 100 times more disgusting than guys could ever hope to be. Tal kto any janitor at an office building, and he'll tell you that cleaning the men's bathroom is an all expense paid trip to Cancun compared with cleaning the women's bathroom. And if the smell bothers you so much since youre always around, doesnt that mean that youre always closeted up in your rooms as well? Seriosuly fatty, go outside, make some friends, jog, shit do something. And while youre at it, we'll shower regularly if you promise to shave that shit downstairs regularly. Honestly, there are times ive felt like Pitfall Harry hacking through the jungle.

4. If you truly want Taco Bell, I suggest you look into the lesbian experience. But I digress. This point made it obvious to me that you were raised under power lines as a child. How in the name of God's green earth did you get into college? Is this some kind of joke? A government study to see how much mentally deficient females will learn in the college environment? Well, I will try to explain the "Taco Bell headset" to you, without using any words over 4 syllables.
Now, do you own a cell phone? Yes, that thing that is probably permanently attached to your ear (unless youre fat and have no friends, in which case...ahhh...you get the idea). Ok, now, unless youre stuck in 1980 you also know what text messaging is. So now, whats the faster mode of communication? Thats right, talking. Now, if Im communication with 5-10 other people in game, will it be easier for me to type out responses every 2 seconds, or simply talk? Go ahead, mull it over, I got a little spare time. I'm not going to tell you the answer, but if you cant get it, please remember that you cut down the road, not across the street.

5. This one made me laugh the most. Apparently its more of a loser pasttime if there are more people involved. When you get right down to it, its a social game, and it would be the exact same thing (a social experience, keep up) if all the people in game decided instead to have a picnic. I would argue that because there are more people doing it, then its more socially accepted and doesnt have a stigma attached. Apparently thats not how it works in Happy Deluded Twat land. How is a group of people getting together to play a game bad? How is it any different that you and your group of vapid fat friends getting together to discuss your vaginal infections, or whatever the fuck it is you do? Is it because they cant see each other? Would it make you feel better if they all put their computers in the same room? Or are you just mad you dont understand computers, and after 3 months of searching you still cant find the poweer button?

So in conclusion, I would put forth the theory that the only reason youre mad is because a game has proven to be more interesting than you. Which is probably correct. If anything you should take this as an important life lesson that fate has thrown your way. Youre an attention whore, which is bad, and a game is more interesting to your boyfriend because you let yourself go, and are now fat. So buy a treadmill.

Your friend,
FC

Brummbar said...

FC,

Bravo. Next beer's on me.

Anonymous said...

Just to say

STFU NOOB GO PVE

Anonymous said...

If this bitch was my GF I'd make her give me a BJ to sut her the fuck up all the while raiding MC with all my buds.

Anonymous said...

Were you expecting legions of women to come support you here? Sorry bitch, but WOW is more interesting than you are. Yeah tell this guy "you met someone else" chances are he already has. And when he's not playing WOW he's off fucking her and laughing about how much of a stupid bitch you are.

Anonymous said...

First off do not compare all women to you. There is a lot of us gaming chics that play WoW. No we are not losers or ugly either. I play with my boyfriend and have a blast doing so. You are selfish and only care about yourself!

Second college doesn't have to be all about studying and going to class. I go to college, work and still play wow and have a social life.

It sounds to me you need to get yourself a social life. Give your boyfriend some free time and get over that the game is some what more important to than you.

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like this bitch needs to get laid. If he is such a geek, don't fucking go out with him? wtf is wrong with this bitch.. people play sports all day, but that's okay? its there life, and who the fuck is she to judge them?

Muad'Dib Atreides said...

Most of the girls at WWU are fat chicks BTW

Anonymous said...

That woman sounds like a bitch. It sounds like she had a boyfriend or somthing that did nothing but play WoW. If she can't respect our hobbies and addictions then I say the guys there write a paper about how she is a bitch and how they don't like what she does and then post it all over the campus like she did.

Anonymous said...

I know she wrote a bunch of stuff, but all I can see is...
"I'm an attention whore. I'm an attention whore attention whore attention whore. I'm an attention whore whore whore. Attention whore attention whore!"

Men play video games because they don't nag, and they wear headsets because women do.

Anonymous said...

Feh, I'm a 17 year old girl who loves this game as much as anyone loves to do their hobbies (fishing, knitting, or sports or w/e). It's just my choice to play this over other games because so many friends play it and I've made more 'on-line' friends.

Of course, tell that to my over bearing mother, who kinda acts like the OP here. SHE.HATES.IT.WITH.A.PASSIION!

Anonymous said...

lol u cant solo MC n00b!!1 lolz

Seriously, if this is for real, this person sounds like a completely vapid twat. So if he was spending all his time out partying that would be better?

#5 still cracks me up. "You play this with your real life friends! That's so stupid!" Ha ha.

And oh yeah, by the way? I'm a girl.

Anonymous said...

this lady can't honestly be that dumb.... can she?

Anonymous said...

Reading all the comments that have been posted against, not only the writer's position, but the writer herself (and their contents thereof), I was compelled to ask the following question. How could so many individuals, without having ever known this student personally nor having the slightest idea of what she may or may not have gone through, judge her so blatently? In reading all I see before me, I have counted no short of 11 references to her as a "bitch" in posts consisting of everything from inflamatory dialogue calling her fat to rape and death threats. Is this computer game seriously important enough to threaten someone's life and with no morsel of sympathy for a common concern of humanity? Perhaps many WoWers would argue so.

Yeah, perhaps her ideas may be slightly farfetched and offensive to the manly men. However, I can understand her feelings toward losing her boyfriend to a computer game. People often act out their frustrations in expressive ways, as well as their insecurities. And people do not go as far as publicly posting documents detailing their frustrations for no reason. I'm sure Mr. BF has been playing WoW nonstop in examining the reprint of the document on the website.

Bad kudos to her boyfriend for letting this happen. How could he leave his girlfriend in the shadow for a game, letting her to feel insecure about herself, questioning if she really is that bad of a counterpart to be replaced by a video game?

Furthermore, I would argue that her persistence in blasting her views all over the bathroom stalls was, subconsciously or otherwise, for her boyfriend's own benefit. She must have seen how his life was wasting away in front of the computer screen and felt the urge to reach out and let be known the dangers of continuous video gaming to all those living in the dorms. Living in a dorm room myself, where both of my roommates are chronic video gamers, I can sympathize with this standpoint. I have yet to see either of my roommates develop a social life on campus. Yes, it may be true that their social network lives within another medium, it is also true that college only happens once, and spending your days with the door closed and a mouse and keyboard at hand instead of venturing out and exploring our beautiful college world is to alienate an opportunity that will never again arise. College only lasts 4-6 years, but it is undoubted that World of Warcraft will last far into the next decade. (How many WoW friends do you think will be friends for that long?) Therefore, I would strongly argue that B.Y.'s actions were not in an act of disdain, but in an act of compassion, perhaps even love.

I understand that creating a dichotomy and representing and grouping the values of "all girls" and "all boys" may not be entirely accurate, nor the best thing to do, for it undermines individuality. But, at the same time, the student who wrote the paper must have gone through some serious internal struggles to have done so. Although her frustrations may have overtaken the message, one must read between the lines to understand her true reasons and the pain she must have endured. My heart goes out to you, B.Y. May your struggles be gracefully resolved.

((Note: Much of the above argument appears to hinge on the assumption that the letter was real. However, even if it were a hoax, this comment is a direct response to content of other comments made concerning the letter.))

Anonymous said...

Anti-wow is a religion beyond reason.

The woman who posted this knows nothing, emphatically NOTHING about WOW and knows even less about men/relationships. It's sad that she has had no men who valued her enough to explain WOW, or maybe they tried and she was too ignorant to listen.

If she has ever watched a movie or a TV show, or read a fictional book, or indulged in any sort of hobby or activity for entertainment purposes, she is guilty of the same thing as the WOW players are: Entertainment. WOW and other games are like interactive movies, but often better because they can put the consumer in the director's seat. If she has not engaged in entertainment of any type, then she is an inhuman cyborg, and thus, attacking WOW makes her a cannibal.

My GF doesn't play or understand WOW, but she understands why I play, and what the headset is for, and who I am talking to, and why I collect "1337" items like the dreadmist armor.

As a good GF, you don't have to like WoW, but if you don't care enough to understand the activities that interest your BF, then *you* don't deserve *him*.

PS: I shower 1-3 times a day, faithfully. I wish I knew why some gamers don't :/

Dreamsky said...

Are you serious? I'm a -hardcore- gamer, I'm attending ISU atm, and I've met more people because of World of Warcraft than I could have imagined. With a online community of 4.5 million people, all around the same age group, your going to meet people who play, both male and female, it nice really.
Really you need to STFU if you agree with this post, real or not. You don't see girls angry because they are dating a jock, whose only reason for attending post secondary school is to play football/basketball/soccer/ect. Why is that I wonder? Maybe it’s because that’s what they like, people surround themselves with similar interests.
If you don't like that your significant other is playing video games constantly, is that person really right for you? If you find that the video games are nice for him/her and give you free time for your own hobbies.
My two copper

-Dreamsky-
60 NE Hunter
Scarlet Crusade

Eric said...

So your boyfriend isn't interested in you. You know what? Despite what people say to be kind, it's not them, it's you.

I doubt you actually care about most of your so called points either. Do you want boys to stop playing warcraft so they go to class? Or to increase your chances of some dude buying you drinks at a bar? I certainly didn't need WoW to waste time when I was in college.

Anonymous said...

She's stupid, and probably fat,repellent and ugly. No wonder why boys prefer playing WoW than staring her fat.

Very cool the part telling of how "president bush" would be pissed off... we dont fucking care of that dorkass and the fact alone that you support him, makes you an inferoir being to be pitied

Anonymous said...

Wow..

OK.. couple of things.

The assumption that this girl is fat is utterly rediculous.

I don't want to pay $15 a month to stare at the back of my boyfriend's head every day.

I have 4 friends who have dropped out of college and a couple who have quit their jobs for this fucking game. I can completely understand why this woman is upset.

Do you think I'm a bitch for not "understanding WOW"?

Quit making excuses about why it's "OK" for you to waste your pathetic lives on this stupid game.

If my boyfriend played WOW a reasonable amount, I wouldn't care. I've been more than understanding about this.

Also, I'm not asking for him to pay all his attention to me, just to something besides his fucking computer screen.

it's a GAME people.

The simple fact that so many of you got so upset over that letter to say such awful things about her/her letter/girls/fat girls (WTF!!??) is a testament to the fact that you have a problem.

There's a big difference between a hobby and an addiction. When you play something during all waking hours and only stop to eat, shit and sleep, then it's an addiction, not a fucking hobby.

Any idiot with a brain knows that.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I mainly agree with the last post but I'm going to take a less extreme stance.

First, for the record, I'm a senior female computer science major, preparing for research. I'm not fat, unattractive, or any other word you have used to describe every other female who seems to disagree with you.

Here are my two cents:

I have quite a large number of male friends, all who are avid gamers. I have no problem with this, and I know WoW is a revolutionary game for its time. It is a rare (but not unheard of) occurrence when a game so successfully brings together such a large community of people, and has the ability to retain a very loyal following for an extended period of time(especially since they're paying 14.99 + tax a month). Blizzard has deliverered a worthy form of entertainment and should be commended for doing so. The people who play WoW, I can testify (at least the set I actively interact with) have normal, well adjusted lives and follow all necessary hygiene protocols.

That said (let's assume for fun that the letter wasn't a hoax), the woman who wrote the letter, no matter how batshit loco you all make her out to be, has a very important core point. : All things must be performed in moderation. You play Wow? That's cool. More power to you. But playing WoW from sun-up, to sun-down, pausing only for meals, a few hours of sleep, and bathroom breaks is not a "hobby" anymore. It's an addiction. And it takes intelligence and balls to recognize it for what it is, especially since the game is pretty awesome.

I go to a tech school. We get a pretty high caliber pool of applicants, and our school expenses tend to be pretty steep (41k a year, I'm not shitting you). I can't begin to tell you the number of kids who have dropped out of our school because they were addicted to this game. Others are on Academic probation due to their addiction. Granted, a good number of my friends excercise moderation and get all the necessary work done. But others... it's ridiculous. What a fucking waste of a college education, time and intellect.

Yeah, the girl was wrong in flipping out and insulting all WoWers in general. She is obviously not educated about the game. HOWEVER, her point still stands. It CAN be an addiction, especially to those people who lack self-control. And for all of you who say that the girl's not worth her guy's attention? Sorry guys, but shit deserves more attention than some of you give to things un-WoW related. Face the facts: women like attention. We will always dislike things that take away attention from us. Her reaction was, while extreme, normal. And you have to take into consideration the possibility that maybe, just maybe, she's being a good girlfriend and voicing her concerns about her boyfriend's future. If he's an addict, she's trying to help him out, even if her method is a bit convoluted.

And yeah. It's a game. Settle down.

Here's my last point. This has nothing to do with computer usage, playing games, playing WoW for entertainment, hygeine, etc. when it comes down to it.

All she was saying is this: use moderation. Quite a few WoWers don't do this. We saw the same phenomenon with Everquest, and we'll see it again with the next hit MMORPG that gets released. For heaven's sake people, just use moderation. Just something to think about before going on that 11 pm raid.

-Suz

Anonymous said...

Hey im 20 and i have a wife. I work at taco bell and i have tacos for dinner almost every nite. My wife is addicted to WoW and she plays it 24/7. I convienced her to play and now she won't stop. I also have a sister who plays it and she is 10. You should Shut up because i know many girls that love the game and i think you should find something that you like to do.

Anonymous said...

I play WoW as a hobby. Im a girl too. I have to agree with you because there are many people that really are addicted to the game. Maybe you shouldn't be dating someone that would rather play a videogame than see you.

Anonymous said...

right now i have about 2 hours to write a 7 page paper that i could not work on last night because my bf had to go to molten core to get his "bloodfang pants" or a "gutgore ripper" which he calls his GGR when we are at parties and he is exvited about it and doesnt want anybody else to know... or maybe his "perditions blade" which he had to go to molten core for on a SATURDAY NIGHT on MY COMPUTER because he broke his. (this is the best dagger in the game apparently).... OH I ALSO FORGOT ABOUT PAYING $40 FOR 500WOWGOLD MULTIPLE TIMES. awesome, for agility enchantments. i use my brand new computer about 10% of the time and am contemplating just buying him a new one because it has gotten out of hand.

oh and he saw me typing this and wanted me to tell you all that he does not buy his items, his items are BOE becaue buying gold for items is too far. he wanted me to tell you this.

Anonymous said...

Hey i would deff say that who ever wrote this was probably really pissed off at the time cuz it's rather harsh...but i have a BF who is continually playing WoW when hes at home. And it's not that he really lets it get in the way of his school work or anything or even me really, if we have plans he wont blow me off for it. But it does really bother me sometimes. And some of the harsh comments people are leaving in response here makes me a little worried. Like i feel like a bad girlfriend cuz i dont really like him playing WoW all the time and not being able to like talk to me on the phone or whatever when I just want to see how his day or baseball practice went. And I'm afraid to tell him how I feel about it cuz i love him so much and people who play WoW seem used to getting attacked about it so they have this whole fuck off attitude if anyone tells them its for 12 year olds and I dont want to pick a fight. So could someone please tell me how I could deal with this well and compromise to some extent? I know he loves me and I love him...but I hate this habit sometimes. I just dont get it, and I dont like that its all he ever wants to talk about...I really want to know what i should do

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'm a girl and I play world of warcraft. I'm also in college... I shower, I party, and I also have nights where I spend 11 hours raiding different dungeons. Yes, I've gone without sleep, missed homework and meals, and even missed hot events just to stay in my dorm and tank a dragon. I don't weigh 5000 pounds and I'm not some divorced woman with 15 cats. I'm 18 for god's sake and I get more sex than this girl obviously ever will. LOL Don't diss the WoW crowd. To a lot of people, it's a game. To others, it's a hobby. And then there are those who see it as a way of life. WoW isn't the devil... it's very fun (and fun to be the only girl on vent, haha)!

Rick said...

There are so many things wrong with this girls point of view on this subject. I would like to start by saying that if it pisses you off that a large group of people play this game (myself included of course) and can thoroughly enjoy themselves doing so then find another community and don't date guys into this game. I know plenty of guys at my school that wouldn't touch videogames because they see them as a waste of time but they never EVER attack those of us that do spend time playing them.

I've seen some people use the argument "It's a game, settle down" right after leaving a longwinded post completely tossing that comment to the wind. If it didn't matter to you then you wouldn't be posting here. Trying to defend this obviously troubled girl is a lost cause. I've dealt with people like her before and if that letter is any example of how she is in the real world then she will have some serious trouble with relationships in the future. She needs to learn to TALK to her boyfriend instead of writing an angry letter and posting it in the bathroom, generalizing all the men and women in the school.

Please, everyone both man and woman see that even though some lives are lost to this game and yes it is sad the mass majority of these gamers are healthy and active members of society. The gamers in my classes have the highest grades in our entire school and not because they finish their homework but because they're genuinely intelligent and ace every test they take.

All this is, is a bunch of women that want to complain about how bad their boyfriend is instead of doing something about it. Tell your significant other what you want to change and if it doesn't change then LEAVE. Nobody is truly tied down to their boyfriend / girlfriend until they're married and even then if it gets bad enough there is divorce.

Everyone has different tastes in life, for some it's computer games, for some it's television, for some it's cars, and for others it's sports, ect.

I don't see why my friends dig themselves into debt by going out and buying a louder exhaust for the cars they can't afford anyway but I don't bitch at them about it either. I've been ditched countless times by my buddy because he "wants to work on his car". Know what I do? I go and play WoW or do something with a family member or another friend.

Honestly these people that can't deal with life in general, especially emotional issues confuse me to no ends.

In closing I want to say this, leave us out of your tunnel vision bitch, not every man is as bad as you describe and women are not always as cute and cuddley as you make them out to be. We are all on equal grounds and both sexes make just as many mistakes as the other. Men and women will always have their differences, if you're a man or a woman that can't get over this then you're either going to be very lonely or have an extremely unhappy life.

I ask those that agree with this letter writer to take a good long look at their views, because they may find that they're either selfish or entirely too closeminded.

I'm gonna go to bed now, it's late and I have to go to work tomorrow.

Rick said...

There are so many things wrong with this girls point of view on this subject. I would like to start by saying that if it pisses you off that a large group of people play this game (myself included of course) and can thoroughly enjoy themselves doing so then find another community and don't date guys into this game. I know plenty of guys at my school that wouldn't touch videogames because they see them as a waste of time but they never EVER attack those of us that do spend time playing them.

I've seen some people use the argument "It's a game, settle down" right after leaving a longwinded post completely tossing that comment to the wind. If it didn't matter to you then you wouldn't be posting here. Trying to defend this obviously troubled girl is a lost cause. I've dealt with people like her before and if that letter is any example of how she is in the real world then she will have some serious trouble with relationships in the future. She needs to learn to TALK to her boyfriend instead of writing an angry letter and posting it in the bathroom, generalizing all the men and women in the school.

Please, everyone both man and woman see that even though some lives are lost to this game and yes it is sad the mass majority of these gamers are healthy and active members of society. The gamers in my classes have the highest grades in our entire school and not because they finish their homework but because they're genuinely intelligent and ace every test they take.

All this is, is a bunch of women that want to complain about how bad their boyfriend is instead of doing something about it. Tell your significant other what you want to change and if it doesn't change then LEAVE. Nobody is truly tied down to their boyfriend / girlfriend until they're married and even then if it gets bad enough there is divorce.

Everyone has different tastes in life, for some it's computer games, for some it's television, for some it's cars, and for others it's sports, ect.

I don't see why my friends dig themselves into debt by going out and buying a louder exhaust for the cars they can't afford anyway but I don't bitch at them about it either. I've been ditched countless times by my buddy because he "wants to work on his car". Know what I do? I go and play WoW or do something with a family member or another friend.

Honestly these people that can't deal with life in general, especially emotional issues confuse me to no ends.

In closing I want to say this, leave us out of your tunnel vision bitch, not every man is as bad as you describe and women are not always as cute and cuddley as you make them out to be. We are all on equal grounds and both sexes make just as many mistakes as the other. Men and women will always have their differences, if you're a man or a woman that can't get over this then you're either going to be very lonely or have an extremely unhappy life.

I ask those that agree with this letter writer to take a good long look at their views, because they may find that they're either selfish or entirely too closeminded.

I'm gonna go to bed now, it's late and I have to go to work tomorrow.

chris said...

this woman needs to shut the fuck up i know alot of girls that play wow and really enjoy it just because she dont like it dont mea she needs to go and make it look like every 1 else doesnt wow is a really fun game i didnt really like it at first she prolly played it for 5 mins and said this is gay same thing with me but i learned to like it and now i am never off it

ricks a fag said...

rick is a fucking fagot and should kill him self

Anonymous said...

Stop insulting the woman because of her OPINION. You all are making an opinion disagreeing with her. Saying 5 year old comments such as calling her a "bitch" or "fat" doesn't do anything but make you look like an uneducated asshole.

There are A LOT (not all but a lot) of people who act like WOW is life. They play from sunrise to sunset or sunrise-sunrise. That isn't a hobby, it's an addiction and a waste of life. Sitting on your ass all day or all night to "raid" or because you just have to reach level 60 is sad. You call her fat but you doing nothing but sit at a computer all day. Contradiction I think.

There are people who neglect family, gf/bf, responsibilities etc for a game. This game isn't life. And yes I have played it for awhile at my boyfriends request and I still don't find it that interesting.

If my boyfriend stayed on that game all day however we'd have issues. I'd unplug the computer which I think she should do. He doesn't though. He does realize that there is life outside of WOW.

Anonymous said...

To the last poster 'Anonymous' who said, "Stop insulting the woman because of her OPINION."

You sound like another fat complaining bitch to me.

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

i used to get mad a my boyfriend for playing wow all the time....then he bought me the game...and now i am really addicted and we spend time together on the game partying and doing quests....wow really isnt that evil girls its actually fun....if u would get over urselves n take interest in what he likes as well u may just surprise ur self

Anonymous said...

what? no. no. no.

my roommates live for this game. they trash my house, don't clean up after themselves, and basically LIVE for WoW.

they wake up, log in, and sit. for 16 hours a day. they even EAT in front of the computer.

that is when it stops being a game and starts being an addiction.

maybe i should disconnect their router.

Bob said...

OMG read the comments everyone who said shes a bitch just shows how addicted u are...

god damn u guys are losers

Anonymous said...

"Working as Intended"

Real concern said...

WoW really is an issue, It's beyond a game now for some people who really do live more of their life within the game. Games like WoW are just like drugs they offer an escape from the real world. In some ways MMORPG's are worse as they offer a sense of accomplishment as well.

This generation of RPG's are much more dangerous, at least before you actually had to meet up with your friends to play Cyberpunk, Warhammer, D&D etc. I have seen great friendships destroyed by this game.

I work on a depression project and you wouldn't believe the number of people hiding in WoW we see.

It's a great game but like anything else use it in moderation. Try skating, rolling, or BMX in your down time. I'd pull a 6 foot air before having a lvl 60 character anyday.

P.s. Whoever said WoW sex is better than the real thing, you are obviously doing it with a WoW player. Try the difference a fit skater.

Indefensible said...

Hey ya WOW freaks, keep playing in your fantasy world while RL passes you by because I love getting the ladies that say "OMG, I hope you have more in your life than a PC game because my looser ex doesn't"...hahahahaha...
oh yeah.. and just mabey you'll be lucky enough to have Blizzard entertainment rat you out to the law when that joint you smoked last night gets you a bit of unwanted attention. What? You don't believe me...hahahahah.. fools..read this and open your eyes. WOW is NOT your friend...hahahahaha... http://kotaku.com/5437861/blizzard-helps-cops-track-down-wow-fan-suspected-drug-dealer?skyline=true&s=x

Just keep paying your 15$ per month to pretend that you're a fairy princess spell casting fart sniffer and i'll keep pickin up the ladies that you loosers don't even realize that you're loosing. Real life is G-R-E-A-T... too bad you're so wrapped up in your all consuming raids and toons that you can't even see it happening until its too late. Its just far too easy to blame it on something else instead of accepting any kind of social responsibility and taking WOW for what it really is..a childs game filled with spell casting, magical creatures. Keep fooling yourselves into believing that WOW is your friend, that its everyone else who doesn't understand, that you're in control...you really are..right?...lmfao