Tuesday, 1 September 2009


I've joined a nice Guild of World of Warcraft gamers and I'm having a nice time. They're helpful, funny and seem genuinely nice. I seeemed to have found a WoW Guild that I enjoy being in.

And now I'm considering packing in Warcraft.

I play it too much. I always sit down to do some work and always think 'I'll have a quick blast on WoW...' Three hours later I'm cursing the clock and wondering where all the time went. How am I ever going to write my novel, design my games and be the creative genius I hope I am if I'm spending my time playing MMORPGs? So, I'm thinking of cancelling my subscription. No break, no 'time out'; a clean slate, with characters deleted and everything.

Or I could try something else. I hear Warhammer Online is good...


  1. I have a similar problem with Fallout 3. Icar would have be rewritten last year if it hadn't been for its wasteland goodness. I have no idea how I would manage with something that had human contact!

  2. Yeah, but admit it... Fallout 3 was cool as eff. That was a great game and it soaked up my time something chronic. I had to sell it to stop playing it.

    I've decided to stick with WoW and just cut down my playing time. I've busy for the next two nights so I won't get any MMO action until the weekend, anyway, so we'll see if I get withdrawal symptons by Friday morning.

  3. Do you find real world echoes from your games? For example, if I play a lot of Fallout 3, I start seeing bottle caps and 'bobby pins' (hair grips) differently. Just for a moment, I put them in my pocket.

    Is there anything in WoW that does that? Or is it different enough that it doesn't echo?

  4. It's different enough so that I don't equate anything in real life, but sometimes when I'm waiting for a bus and it's late I just want to summon my mount...

    After playing Fallout 3 solid for weeks I used to find myself imagining what towns and cities I was in would look like after the apocalypse. I got a few ideas out of those daydreams.