Let me just preface this by saying that right now I am writing this blog post on one screen, and on the doing my fishing daily on the other… so yeah.
10. I get pissed when I raid and things don’t go the way I want them to. It’s very frustrating.
Thinking about raids actually can kind of consumes me. So and so shouldn’t stand in fire. Why was that guy being such an ass last night just because I stood in fire. Who does she think she is trying to get gear when everyone knows she didn’t come to the last raids. It’s bad.
The thing about video games is that when you finish them, you get a sense of accomplishment. It’s nice to feel like you’ve finished something, and it makes you geel all warm and fuzzy inside. With warcraft I didn’t get that.
8. My house gets messy.
You see the time for playing the WoW is in the evenings, and well… that is also a great time to pick up the mess my daughter has made all over the place. When I am raiding… I can’t really do that.
7. I gained weight last time.
Instead of going outside and actually exercising, I spend a lot of my free time in front of the computer. Last time I had to work extra hard to get rid of my warcraft weight. I don’t really feel like doing that again.
Seriously, when I quit playing last time I wrote a book with all the free time warcraft had consumed my life with. I would like to finish my next one, and I don’t actually see that happening with late night raiding back in my schedule.
5. Wrath just isn’t as cool as The Burning Crusade.
Yeah, I said it. Wrath of the Lich King ain’t got nuthin on the awesomeness that is The Burning Crusade. I loved the cuter than cute instances and all the super fun quests. Wrath feel s a little rushed to me. Oh, and don’t even get me started on how ridiculous it is that you can’t fly in Dalaran. Give us Shatt back. If they’d put a portal in to Dalaran, I’m convinced that we’d all go back and hang out in Shatt just so we wouldn’t have to deal with running all around the city all the time. ugh.
4. My marriage is better.
When you spend all your free time playing a video game, there isn’t much time for hanging out with the husband. The irony is that I actually bought our copies of warcraft so we could hang out with each other. He quit playing like a year and a half ago…
3. I don’t have to keep pimping out my computer.
Other than Warcraft, the only things I use my computer for are instant messaging and web browsing. Why the heck do I need a super fancy mouse, keyboard, video card, dual monitors, and surround sound speakers? I am just fine with my laptop, and I can take that with me everywhere! Maybe I could even eliminate the desktop all together and JUST work on the laptop.
2. I have time to hang out with real life friends and do actual real life things.
When I was really into warcraft, I would pick hanging out with my WoW buddies in Azeroth any day over going to the movies with girlfriends and grabbing some dinner. Now, if someone calls… I don’t make up an excuse to stay home and pwn monsters and junk.
She’s only young once… do I really want to spend that time in front of a computer screen?
Now, excuse me while I go check my auctions…