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I started playing WOW in Nov 06, and stopped in Oct 10, with a few short in between. Is the game a time sink, ABSOLUTELY. Is it fun? ABSOLUTELY. If millions of people are playing, how bad can it be? Blizzard makes addicting games. A lot of people are putting the game down, and I'm not sure why. I had a lot of fun with it. I had to stop playing it because it did take up a lot of time and I wasn't playing any other games that I wanted to.

Oh, and I have a family and a life. I got to sporting events, comedy shows, golf tournaments, etc. I do this now and did it while I was playing WOW. Had four 80s when I stopped playing. It's all about balance.

At OP, if you are having fun, put down your $$ and play. If not, don't. And if you do put down your money, and then don't like it, don't put your money down anymore. The game was a lot of fun for $14 a month. And I would get in 15+ hours a month. Not bad for a little over a $1 per hour per month.
post #32 of 44
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I'm just bored and looking for something to do until school starts. I don't plan on playing for more than a few months.
Buy it and play for a month. It's a fun game and you will have plenty of time to quest and level and such. Then you can go back to it whenever you have free time, next summer or something.

Sure its a good game to waste your time but isn't that why your playing it now during summer?
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Yeah its looking more like I might give SWTOR a shot when it comes out. I am more of an FPS person so I am used to just picking games up and being leveled with everyone. I already uninstalled WoW but may come back to it later. It was fun leveling up to 20 but I don't want this to become a job when I actually need to find a real one
post #35 of 44
As I said earlier, I'm a Vanilla day 1 veteran with 6 years of Realm 1st and a few years of US Top 100 experience.


This thread is full of silly comments by people that are very biased.

Like I said in my original posts, it's as simple as this.

If you're not capable of controlling yourself when it comes to time sink games, it's wise not to start.

And, it's not limited to WoW, it's directed at any MMO since they're all time sinks.

That is the most logical and best recommendation anyone could ever give you.

You have to decide this for yourself though, don't let others make up your mind, everyones opinion is completely relative to them, and only them, you might like something everyone else hates.
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If you have an addictive personality and can't maintain how much time you spend, don't start.
That is why I haven't ever tried WoW, lol
 
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That is why I haven't ever tried WoW, lol
That's a very wise choice, you're consciously aware and admit you're not capable of controlling yourself and therefore, you aren't going to start. You should also assume this about all MMO's as they're all time sink games. The variables would be that you'll like some and dislike others.
post #38 of 44
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I know it's hard to start a WoW without having half the posts being the same "If you don't wan't a life then play WoW". I played the game up to level 20 as a tauren ret paladin and liked it but I feel like I am going to have to invest alot of time and money to get to a point were I really enjoy the game. It seems that the game isn't as newbie friendly as it was due to 3 expansion packs already released.
post #39 of 44
in my opinion no

this game maybe have been very good in its time, but its aging. very slowly, but it is aging.

especially when diablo 3 coming probably in 1 or 2 years(you know blizzard), really dont start WoW if you tend to stick to games with leveling and precious item elements

if you really want something to spend your time on, you should just check steam's daily deals, though the summer sale just past and I kinda of doubt if there will be good deals in the up coming weeks....

I'm not against WoW, I'm against joining an aging 8 year old game
there are better choices, tell ppl what game category you would like and others will help you in your decision
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post #40 of 44
If you start WoW and decide to continue playing, you would need to buy three expansions, each $20-30 so you need to add that into the cost.
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