30 May, 2007

One Dreaded Final

So I have one last thing to do and then I'm finished with this stupid course. Loading myself up for a four-hour session of a hand numbing experience. I got six points already from the seminars, all I need is 19 points or more to pass. Here's what I know so far: Anarchy is what states make of it, postermodernism is stupid and the HDI is probably better measurement versus the GDP.

This has nothing to do with WoW except the fact that, if there's anything I've learned is that playing this game sure makes me subpar when it comes to educational performance. It is actually making me contemplate whether I should quit this game all together because my education is by far more important than this game. Hell, it's not only education, but social life. It really pains me when I reflect back upon how much I've sacrificed socially just to play my characters. Maintaining a blog by browsing endless posts on the main forum and all that jazz just adds another layer of stress on top of it.

Really, when playing WoW, you're using up the same entertainment time as when if you were watching TV. Would you watch TV, like, 6 or 8 hours a day? Would you leave a party just so you could go home and watch TV? Anyone who does that just makes me think of a couch potato with a mustard-stained wife-beaters garment and that shower with a rag tied up on the end of a stick.

I could play this game forever. I really could. But, I'm 21 years old. I've spent the last 2-3 years of my life playing this game. I really don't see how I can go on forever. When I put the blog on hold earlier is was cause of many contributing factors, and one of them the very reason I am giving right now.

Two months and four more days is left on my European vacation (fortunate to have a relatively permanent settlement over here). When I get back, I don't know if I'll ever end up re-subscribing.

Edit: I just did it and finished one hour ago. Huzzah!

10 Comments:

Blogger Lord said...

So I have one last thing to do and then I'm finished with this stupid course. Loading myself up for a four-hour session of a hand numbing experience. I got six points already from the seminars, all I need is 19 points or more to pass. Here's what I know so far: Anarchy is what states make of it,

Hmm, that is interesting.

postermodernism is stupid and the HDI

Yeah probably

HDI is probably better measurement versus the GDP.

I'll have to check that one out.

This has nothing to do with WoW except the fact that, if there's anything I've learned is that playing this game sure makes me subpar when it comes to educational performance. It is actually making me contemplate whether I should quit this game all together because my education is by far more important than this game.

Same thing here, but it goes doubly since it hurts my work and part time schooling.

Hell, it's not only education, but social life. It really pains me when I reflect back upon how much I've sacrificed socially just to play my characters. Maintaining a blog by browsing endless posts on the main forum and all that jazz just adds another layer of stress on top of it.

Yep, I do that and don't even blog!

I could play this game forever. I really could. But, I'm 21 years old. I've spent the last 2-3 years of my life playing this game. I really don't see how I can go on forever.

It could be worse, I'm 31 and planning a family!

Two months and four more days is left on my European vacation (fortunate to have a relatively permanent settlement over here). When I get back, I don't know if I'll ever end up re-subscribing.

I'm quitting, just as soon as I get that gladiator sword......

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that I don't play WoW anymore im having a good time with my long lost friends agian, Lol.

5:41 AM  
Anonymous Odin said...

I quit a few months ago and let me tell you, things have been alot better.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took a very long break from WoW before I finished my first year of my course. During that period I just couldn't stand playing WoW. Overall I felt better with my time and only recently have I logged on now and then to remind myself of how much I don't enjoy the game anymore.

Sadly for me is that if I am not playing games I would probably just be sat there doing nothing in the time that I am out of work and so I am looking forward to Warhammer Online. I know it will probably come to the point at which I am with WoW but atleast thats another 2 years of my life wasted. One thing is for sure though, if I am offered to go outside to socialise it will defienetly take priority.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Micah said...

Things have been better for me too, though I've picked up EVE Online.

Much less massive in-game time commitment, in my opinion.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think of all those old people vegetating with nothing to do. Goddamn i wish I had that much free time.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Micah said...

@anonymous ^

Heh, well at least I know that I won't be completely bored as hell when I grow old.

My oldest grandmother (88) sits around. . . has some food. Complains to whoever is willing to stand it.

She can use WebTV, which is quite a feat for someone so old, in my opinion.

Our generation will at least have games to play, assuming the geriatric lifestyle doesn't improve between now and then.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

It sounds like you might be better off quitting. A lot of people watch TV for 4 or 5 hours a day, I think they would be much better off taking up WoW. I'm lucky to play 20 hours a week max. I consider it to be much more worthwhile then the way a lot of my friends spend their free time. But if you feel like it's holding you back, then it probably is.

12:18 AM  
Blogger Manuel said...

quitted 3 months ago.
was the GM of a major guild for 3 years. My degree got slowed down, but my professional life has been going sky high, alot due to the leadership skills i have gained from leading a top wow guild. WoW is like time: it's what you make of it. If you grin countless hours for a pvp reward, you'll pay the price. If you fall asleep thinking how you could re-structure your guild organization, or how you can implement a 2nd raid to improve overall player gear in your guild; you are getting something back.

Ive wasted alot of time in wow, true. But i also gained alot. Some mistakes i made in wow, i won't do them again in my professional life.

I'm a manager now, im 26 years old, and im leading a team of 12 people, 3 months after i left wow.

Wow is what you make of it.

I'm sure your blogging experience has helped you out alot. It will payout in the future, just like any hobbie does.

Don't compare wow to TV. In WoW you're still pushing yourself to the limit, giving your best, improving. that doesnt happen with TV.

Thats my 2 cents.

adios pals

4:29 PM  
Anonymous jased30 said...

At least television brodcasters dont nerf your class.

5:25 AM  

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