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Blizzard studios has announced that over eight million people world wide have active World of Warcraft accounts, are in the middle of their trial month, or have accessed World of Warcraft in the past 30 days. This translates to roughly 2 million subscribers in North America, 1.5 million in Europe, and 3.5 million in China. The North American figures show that statistically, 1 in every 167 people owns a World of Warcraft account.

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think of all that time that could have been spent better lol

I'm guilty of it too though, FFXI for me though
 
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guildwars for me, as much as i want to play WOW i just darn right refuse to pay to play a game i own.
 
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Guild Wars (1st) for me too. I tried WoW and it was OK for me, didn't play for too long. But for $15 a month, I'm not going to pay. All I pay for is $50 a year for Xbox Live. That's like a little over $4 a month for Xbox Live, not bad.

But even then, I haven't played Guild War ever since it came out, I just started to play it recently again. But never WoW! The TimeCards cost more than the game itself.
 
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Speaking of Xbox Live, here's a nifty feature of Vista: you can connect to your Xbox Live account (I wish I could report it as news, but the news was presented as a video the register hosted on youtube).
 
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Isn't that part of the Live Anywhere thing that Microsoft announced? No matter what, I'm only playing Live on an Xbox 360 (unless the game is cheaper for PC).
 

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I eventually plan to play WoW. I love MUD Games (been mostly text based, though I did play a couple of free graphics muds and FFXI once).


PS. My 1000th POST!!
 
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I didnt say playing online games or even relaxing were bad, for god sake i play FFXI.. I was more referring to those who spend all of their free time on games such as warcraft, and don't socialise in real life... Leaving the house and going outside is important too ;)
 
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I can imagine WoW players being just like Kenny, Stan, Kyle, and Cartman in the WoW Episode of SouthPark.
 
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I just sold my account on ebay 2 days ago
so glad to get some $ for all the wasted hours....makes me feel somewhat less pathetic
 
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I just sold my account on ebay 2 days ago
so glad to get some $ for all the wasted hours....makes me feel somewhat less pathetic
I did that with my swg account before they crapped up the game
 
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recreation and relaxation time is an important aspect to being a healthy human being.
I couldn't agree with you more. However, one thing bothers me: how our definition of recreation has changed :shadedshu .... since like 80% of the people in the US are overweight, I'd guess what's most important for being a "healthy human being" is less of this type of "recreation".

Dont' get me wrong, I love gaming, but not any more than snowboarding, swimming, fishing, hiking, running, biking, etc.

To me, gaming is relaxation and recreation is something else entirely.
 
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I can imagine WoW players being just like Kenny, Stan, Kyle, and Cartman in the WoW Episode of SouthPark.
:roll: thats one of my fav Episodes of SouthPark

i was going to buy that game but hell no im going to pay to play online there :nutkick:
 

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WoW will end your social life, trust me I have see it happen. LOL
 
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I can imagine WoW players being just like Kenny, Stan, Kyle, and Cartman in the WoW Episode of SouthPark.

Yeah..i saw that one it was funny :laugh:
I play WoW its a great game even though you have to pay a monthly fee.And wots even better
its not an ea game :)