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Am I intolerant? I want a clone for a best friend.

Lunar

Son of a WHORE!
There's gotta be someone else around you IRL who shares at least one or two more interests. I mean, it's the frickin' world. I also agree with the fact that you'd get bored of yourself after a while. An exact clone of yourself would also reflect some of the imperfections you have as a person (not saying that's a bad thing) and you'd go crazy. I know I would.
My best friend and I, I don't think we had a lot of things in common besides military history, and the rest we just kind of borrowed from each other. I started reading up more about firearms, he started playing Pokemon... and then some of the experiences we shared with each other. I wouldn't say we're exact clones, but hey, I'm starting to think we have psychic powers or something; we've grown so close that we pretty much know subconsciously what the other is thinking or about to say.
 
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FlynnCoyote

Takin it slow.
OP: You`re being pretty close minded here.

Some of my friends were nothing like me when I started hanging out with them but I persevered because they were honestly a lot of fun to be around.

Flash forward six years to now, and if anything I`ve become a clone of them. Don`t limit what your friends "should" be, and don`t limit yourself either. Things can always change.
 

eversleep

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Banned
World of Warcraft destroys friendships. I know from experience. This summer I ended a 6 year friendship because the girl preferred WoW over spending time with me. It ruined MY life and I'm still trying to repair the damage it's done to myself and my relationships with friends and family.

I could write a huge ass post about the shit WoW has caused me. But ya. be careful with that game. It can lead to sick addictions and will ruin even the best of friendships. just a warning.
I love you.

I've been trying to tell people the dangers of WoW for years, even tried to start an anti-WoW "Above the WoW Influence" campaign. Maybe in moderation it's just a game, but it does and can ruin lives, it's worse than the most dangerous drug.
 

Onnes

Member
I've been trying to tell people the dangers of WoW for years, even tried to start an anti-WoW "Above the WoW Influence" campaign. Maybe in moderation it's just a game, but it does and can ruin lives, it's worse than the most dangerous drug.

I feel compelled to note that the most dangerous drugs are physically addictive, whereas WoW can only be psychologically addictive. Even then, WoW cannot hope to touch the more blatantly compulsive activities like sex or casino gambling.
 

Tiger In A Tie

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I love you.

I've been trying to tell people the dangers of WoW for years, even tried to start an anti-WoW "Above the WoW Influence" campaign. Maybe in moderation it's just a game, but it does and can ruin lives, it's worse than the most dangerous drug.

Anti-Wow will never work because Blizzard makes huge money from the addicted players, just like cigarette manufacturers will never stop making them because they make the money of the smoker's addiction.

And moderation of the game is near impossible. With the recent additions in the past years, including expansions and patches, there is more and more content. It's like saying,"Ok, I play for two hours a day" -(and that is form my own experience, I tried to do that in the past)- "but damn, I only need 3 more volatile fires till I have enough supplies to get the Sands Of Time potion." then you play for another hour and get them. "K, I'm done...no wait, I need to do my argent tournament dailies!" There's a few more hours. "Ok, before I get off, I need to put my stuff up for auction". Another 45 minutes.

And you just keep doing more and more and more. Especially since the dailies came out, especially the WotLK ones. Players in Cata were STILL doing the Argent Tournament dailies because there was just so many rewards from it.

Like I said, I could go on and on. But that game fucks people up, bad.

I feel compelled to note that the most dangerous drugs are physically addictive, whereas WoW can only be psychologically addictive. Even then, WoW cannot hope to touch the more blatantly compulsive activities like sex or casino gambling.

It is psychologically addictive, but it can affect you psychically, as well. You will lose sleep. You will skip meals, leaving you starving but you can't pry yourself off the screen. You'll sit for so long your legs get weak. You strain your eyes from staring at the damn screen for so long. You get headaches, get tired, sometimes start hallucinating a bit.

An old friend of mine had a good life. Ups and downs, but still good. She started playing WoW. She lost 20 lbs. She dropped out of high school. She moved to California with her boyfriend she met on WoW. She smokes pot. No more friends, her only friends are on the game.

I don't want to derail this thread any longer as the issue is making friends, not a WoW addiction.
 
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Valence

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It is psychologically addictive, but it can affect you psychically, as well. You will lose sleep. You will skip meals, leaving you starving but you can't pry yourself off the screen. You'll sit for so long your legs get weak. You strain your eyes from staring at the damn screen for so long. You get headaches, get tired, sometimes start hallucinating a bit.

An old friend of mine had a good life. Ups and downs, but still good. She started playing WoW. She lost 20 lbs. She dropped out of high school. She moved to California with her boyfriend she met on WoW. She smokes pot. No more friends, her only friends are on the game.

I don't want to derail this thread any longer as the issue is making friends, not a WoW addiction.

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Xenke

Member
While we're still technically talking on a tangent about WoW being addictive, I might as well jump in.

Poppycock.

The only people who actually get addicted (and I mean actually addicted) to WoW are people who are prone to behavioral addiction. It's so easy to blame the game rather than find faults with the actual people playing them, and that's why people keep blaming the game, but honestly... what do you think they game actually does other than present a bunch of clichéd MMO crap? Are they beaming e-drugs into your eyes?
 

Tiger In A Tie

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While we're still technically talking on a tangent about WoW being addictive, I might as well jump in.

Poppycock.

The only people who actually get addicted (and I mean actually addicted) to WoW are people who are prone to behavioral addiction. It's so easy to blame the game rather than find faults with the actual people playing them, and that's why people keep blaming the game, but honestly... what do you think they game actually does other than present a bunch of clichéd MMO crap? Are they beaming e-drugs into your eyes?

That's a valid statement. Yes, I agree that a lot of people have behavioral addictions which is why they get sucked in the game. But I know several people who played that have never before experienced any behavioral issues. It's so damn easy to get absorbed into the game, just the behavioral prone people are more vulnerable to it.
 

Schwimmwagen

Well-Known Member
I think both Tiger and Xenke are both right. For some it's an addictive personality, yet WoW is a pretty strong vice to have for some so even those who don't get addicted to things much at all get addicted to WoW and then shit happens. Regardless, the main fault here is the lack of moderation, the blame should go to the person and his/her friends/family not doing anything about it. Is it easy? No, it isn't, but it still has to be done regardless of whether you're often addicted to things or not.
 

Tiger In A Tie

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I think both Tiger and Xenke are both right. For some it's an addictive personality, yet WoW is a pretty strong vice to have for some so even those who don't get addicted to things much at all get addicted to WoW and then shit happens. Regardless, the main fault here is the lack of moderation, the blame should go to the person and his/her friends/family not doing anything about it. Is it easy? No, it isn't, but it still has to be done regardless of whether you're often addicted to things or not.

There's actually parental controls on the game; you can set timers so only certain times of the day can you log on. Like, you could set the timer so that you can only play the game Thursdays form 9am-2pm, otherwise you can't log in. If you go over that time, it automatically logs you out.

Though I'm not sure that will really help the problem. Then you become obsessed and focused on those few hours you CAN play. Waiting all the days you can't play and non-stop thinking of what to do those few hours. I had a time limit for two hours a day once, it wasn't like..SUPER helpful but it did cut down on my time a lot and got me to do other things.
 

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Holy shit, really!? I've been gaining weight lately... maybe this WoW isn't so bad after all... maybe I could try to play it with my friends... then we'd have even more in common.
Alternatively you could try meth. :V

I figure WoW's a bit like alcohol. Not really a bad thing all by itself, but pretty prone to abuse, and folks should probably pay a bit more attention to the risk.
 

Zaraphayx

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Banned
All of the best close relationships I ever made were with people who were nothing like me.

Also lol@an 'above the influence' WoW campaign. Maybe Jack Thompson can be your spokesperson!!!1

I can see it now, "World of Warcraft, a meth addiction simulation"
 

eversleep

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Banned
Alternatively you could try meth. :V

I figure WoW's a bit like alcohol. Not really a bad thing all by itself, but pretty prone to abuse, and folks should probably pay a bit more attention to the risk.
Depends which is cheaper... a month of meth or a month of WoW. Also odds are I'd be scared of doing a drug so I'd probably go with WoW. It's easier and funner than exercising probably.
 

Tiger In A Tie

Say what now?
Depends which is cheaper... a month of meth or a month of WoW. Also odds are I'd be scared of doing a drug so I'd probably go with WoW. It's easier and funner than exercising probably.

You play WoW, you gun get drama. That game and the people who play it can be VICIOUS.

And it's $15 a month, so that's almost $200 a year to play a video game. Spend it on something actually worth money. :v
 

Koronikov

New Member
K I'll admit i didn't read this whole thing, but want to throw in one comment-

World of Warcraft destroys friendships. I know from experience. This summer I ended a 6 year friendship because the girl preferred WoW over spending time with me. It ruined MY life and I'm still trying to repair the damage it's done to myself and my relationships with friends and family.

I could write a huge ass post about the shit WoW has caused me. But ya. be careful with that game. It can lead to sick addictions and will ruin even the best of friendships. just a warning.

I got my friends into to Play WoW after i started we all played for about 6 years then got bored of it dropped ... moral of the Story Friends don't let friends play wow...unless you play too
 

Koronikov

New Member
Depends which is cheaper... a month of meth or a month of WoW. Also odds are I'd be scared of doing a drug so I'd probably go with WoW. It's easier and funner than exercising probably.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO, PLAY SL OR SOMETHING BUT WOW WILL STEAL YOUR WALLET AND SOUL
 
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