Wednesday, February 20th 2008

Another Marriage Falls Victim to World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is not known as the most friendly game with the real world. With over 10 million subscribers worldwide, World of Warcraft is the bane of gamers everywhere who want to do something out in the real world. Case in point: a former female Blizzard employee gave her husband a copy of World of Warcraft in Christmas 2004. World of Warcraft basically wrecked the man.
He would get home from work at 6:00, start playing at 6:30, and he'd play until three a.m. Weekends were worse - it was from morning straight through until the middle of the night. It took away all of our time that we spent together. I ceased to exist in his life.
Six years of marriage went down the drain, things like personal hygiene, bills, and even romance took second-stage to his World of Warcraft addiction. The poor woman eventually filed for divorce, citing World of Warcraft as the reason. Since the divorce, the woman cut back on the time she spent playing WoW. The man, however, still plays "religiously".Source: Neoseeker
Add your own comment

53 Comments on Another Marriage Falls Victim to World of Warcraft

#1
Da iLLeZt TL973
lol how can you sue blizzard or have the government shut it down???...it is a game just like the xbox 360 games or any other games, it is up to the user to play the game or not, it is their decision, its not like blizzard forces people to play their game its not their fault someone wants to play the game that much that they forget about things going on around them....they did make the game for people to play didn't they??....that was the stupidest thing i heard in a while :banghead:

i play wow and i like it a lot its a cool game but as i said it is a "game" unless you have no job and no school then you are going to get sucked in playing all day lol its all about self control
Posted on Reply
#2
AphexDreamer
Well it was her fault. Why did she give him the game in the first place lol.
Posted on Reply
#3
a111087
should we really blame the game if out of 10 millions there are a few "extreme" people who don't care about anything in the world except their level? Also, she is the one who got him the game, she expected him to play the game.
Posted on Reply
#4
Da iLLeZt TL973
a111087 said:
should we really blame the game if out of 10 millions there are a few "extreme" people who don't care about anything in the world except their level? Also, she is the one who got him the game, she expected him to play the game.
exactly she gave him the dam game lol
Posted on Reply
#5
Ravenas
This doesn't surprise me in the least bit though! When I first got up to college my freshman year my random roommates all played wow like this. I ended up playing for a little while, but just couldn't get into it the same way as they did. They had some really nice items and gear and guilds, and it's very very easy to see how you can become addicted to this game.
Posted on Reply
#6
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Ravenas said:
This doesn't surprise me in the least bit though! When I first got up to college my freshman year my random roommates all played wow like this. I ended up playing for a little while, but just couldn't get into it the same way as they did. They had some really nice items and gear and guilds, and it's very very easy to see how you can become addicted to this game.
It is like real life... there is food, friends, organization, swords... o wait.
Posted on Reply
#7
Ravenas
PVTCaboose1337 said:
It is like real life... there is food, friends, organization, swords... o wait.
HAHAHA!!! I remember the last time I brought my sword to class, that wasn't a good day at all... :shadedshu
Posted on Reply
#8
EnergyFX
Just wait until World of Starcraft is born... the earth will stop spinning.
Posted on Reply
#9
wiak
another reason you shouldnt play to much :P
Posted on Reply
#10
Ravenas
EnergyFX said:
Just wait until World of Starcraft is born... the earth will stop spinning.
LOL...Funny thing is, I think it's going to be World of Diablo.
Posted on Reply
#11
Triprift
In truth it doesnt have to be wow it can be just about any game apart from the super short ones like Portal. Im love puting but im very concious of making time for family friends and the gf.
Posted on Reply
#12
nicolais86
:(

Its his life so sad?====?? sometimes when i play a lot, i think "cool, i being "out" for a couple of hours, away from everyone and any problem that i could have. But how sad can be your life to be all the day in a virtual wolrd???
Its the future?=?? i mean, in 10 years
IT WILL BE LIKE FUCKING MATRIX?==== FUCK YOU, NO WAY!!!!
GO OUT SOMETIME YOU VICIOUS KIDS!!!!
Bye!

(sorry for my english, self learned, in real life"!):roll:
Posted on Reply
#13
Thermopylae_480
I've been sober for 8 months :) . I only fell off the wagon during the summer for a few weeks, but quickly lost interest. I have no desire to ever go back.
Posted on Reply
#14
warup89
Played WoW, didnt like it....why?.......i could actually feel time pass when walking from city to city.

-Now in TF2 i gotta be looking out for spies every second, TF2 FTW! :nutkick:
Posted on Reply
#15
Triprift
Any game where you play it that long the authorites can declare you legally dead can not be good.
Posted on Reply
#16
GLD
nicolais86 said:
Its his life so sad?====?? sometimes when i play a lot, i think "cool, i being "out" for a couple of hours, away from everyone and any problem that i could have. But how sad can be your life to be all the day in a virtual wolrd???
Its the future?=?? i mean, in 10 years
IT WILL BE LIKE FUCKING MATRIX?==== FUCK YOU, NO WAY!!!!
GO OUT SOMETIME YOU VICIOUS KIDS!!!!
Bye!

(sorry for my english, self learned, in real life"!):roll:
What he said! :rockout:
Posted on Reply
#17
BrooksyX
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
I have never played WoW up until abotu two weeks ago. I downloaded the 10-day trial. Hate the game. I dont see how its a gamers version of crack.
I got bored on the trial too. It was fun at first but then everything got repetitive really fast.
Posted on Reply
#18
Episode
Cmon folks , we all know that WoW is great game , there is no doubt whatever :D
Posted on Reply
#19
Misiowiec
How on Earth can you spend that much time on anything? It would literally bore me to death. When BF2 first came out I was really pulled in a could spend a few nights a week playing. If my girlfriend came in I would be annoyed as I was in the middle of a battle etc. But that passed and and I got my priorities right; when she comes into the room now and want to spend some time I turn the game off without hesitation. Ok, so it's another girlfriend but it wasn't BF2's fault that we broke up, really :laugh: Of course she respects my space and lets me play too, it's all about balance folks.

That aside I don't get the appeal of WoW; tried it a few times but it never appealed. Granted I never did it online, but still. And after hearing these kind of stories I certainly have no intention of going there, ever :)
Posted on Reply
#20
jagalino
My Marriage almost end becouse o WoW too !!!!! but since i got bored of the game i stop playing !!! sometimes i think that would be better if WoW has ended my relationship :)
Posted on Reply
#21
ArkanHell
I play wow, and I must say that is not adcitive at all and... wait, what time is? Oh, I have a guild Raid! Cya guys!
Posted on Reply
#22
candle_86
i actully paid for an account for awhile, but the constant grinding got old fast
Posted on Reply
#23
mdm-adph
Uhh... anyone whose marriage broke up because of a damn video game probably had problems before the video game. My spouse and I have played video games for years together without problems. To me, this is just someone not taking responsibility for their marriage falling apart...
Posted on Reply
#24
Snake05
Thermopylae_480 said:
I've been sober for 8 months :) . I only fell off the wagon during the summer for a few weeks, but quickly lost interest. I have no desire to ever go back.
I remember those dark and scary days:shadedshu.
Posted on Reply
#25
Morgoth
i tryd wow i dont like the grapics
i played lineage 2 non stop on 1 server for 1 year until my char got hacked 2 times lol then i left that server founda new one started jumping servers for 2 years found my perfect server
played there 2 years non until i finaly got bored cus moost of my friends in the game quited and turned against me cus i was so rude against them i was a clan leader and sub clan leader in that server and rulled the server for like 9 months :)
i had allways a darkelf char and i was allways looking fore more dark powers to rulle the server !
even when i rulled the server for 8 months the last 3 months i was realy obessed i founded a way to get clan skils that no one els had before :S and i used those to make my powers bigers
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment