I don't really want to quit World of Warcraft(WoW). I just want to stop playing for the entire day. I can't seem to go a day without playing. And when I say playing I mean the entire waking day.
I am disabled (bipolar disorder) and do not work. The government sends me money each month and that is enough money to live off of. And afford my two accounts on wow and buy gold each month.
The game gives me something to do. Today I thought I should quit but really I know I cannot. I don't think I can handle doing absolutely nothing all day in my place. I have no car, no job and no friends. I hardly have money for other hobbies.
So I play WoW. I pretty much play the entire day. The max level in WoW right now is level 60 and I have 3.
Right now I am levelling a new one up, trying to do 1 level per day. This grind is killing me yet I can't stop. I'm going to start playing him in a about 15 minutes. And I can't wait!
I have been playing for one year now. I plan on playing for at least another year. We have an expansion pack coming out. I honestly thought about:
Deleting all my characters, cancelling my account, uninstalling the game and then breaking my cd's.
I am not ready to do that. I am really in deep in this game and my whole day revolves around it. I've read the 12 steps and decided that they are not for me. I've read your suggestions and what to do instead of gaming and some of them were helpful. But I know I won't stop playing wow for anything right now. I just want to start spending an hour or two doing something else everyday, but that is EXTREMELY difficult. Prying myself away from the game is easier when my eyes get sore. When that happens I just take some advil and suffer through it. Or take my meds, sleep and then game some more when I wake up.
I know what you are thinking: I need to quit. I am here to say I cannot and I know this makes me less in touch with the real world then most people. I live my life in computer games. I know that is a sad sad way to live my life. But I am not aware of it while playing. I could go on but I'll stop for now. I will check back for responses. Maybe coming here will help lessen my addiction?
Also: thank god I don't play EQ. From what I can see that game would eat me alive. Btw I am 32 years of age.
Edited by: Kanarus at: 8/2/06 7:45