Monday, February 8, 2010

Some Background Information

I guess you can say that I'm a World of Warcraft addict. I started playing the game in 2006. It was love at first sight. I made my first character, Myoji, a Night Elf Druid. The more I played as her, the closer I became to her. She was like a sister to me; a twin sister, even. You see, WoW was my escape from the real world. At the time, my RL (real life) wasn't easy to deal with (hell, it still isn't). In the summer of 2007, I had played for a total of 600+ hours. Crazy, I know. It was/is my life.

I quit the game for several months that year due to a conflict with someone on my server. I had abandoned my love Myoji, and I knew I wouldn't be coming back to the server, no matter how bad I felt. Myoji remains level 70 today.

Several months later, I retured to WoW. I chose a server that a few of my classmates were on. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, whatever), those kids switched to another server when they had a chance to move to a lower population server, for free. Anyway, here I made my second sister, Totalia, a Blood Elf Paladin. I made plenty of online friends. I had so much fun leveling with my good buddies. Once I reached level 80, I had time to do some of the easier raids. But not for long.

I haven't play the game in nearly a year. WoW affected my grades and my social life. I never went out, I never did homework. I even lost some friends. My mother decided it was time for her to intervene. She completely removed my computer from the house. I mean, I really don't blame her for doing so. But still, it was pretty harsh. I no longer have my escape from the cruel world. At least I think life is cruel, at this point in time. I sit and think about WoW all the time. I think about it more so lately. I'm not going to lie, I've cried about it. I just want my computer and my game back. It's everything to me.

I know this all sounds completely crazy and ridiculous, but its true. You can say that this all comes from the eyes of an addict. But hey, at least I'm not addicted to some drug. No matter how crazy and looney I sound, I had to get these feelings out. And I need to figure out a way to get WoW back, and without it affecting my life negatively.

It's here I ask that you visit my blog every now and then, possibly helping me think of ways to convince my parental units to give my computer back. I need it.


Jakpep said...


I just visited this site as a link from It's never right for a parent to remove a computer from their child. It happened to me one summer, and I've never forgiven my mother for doing it. It was a long time ago now, but it still hurts. It's up to the child to understand how to live with an addiction, it's not for the parent to take drastic action. I think you should have your computer back, but there are plenty of very effective things your parents could do to prevent you from playing WOW. I'm addicted to WOW, I stopped playing about 5 weeks ago now. I still think about it. I loved your blog, and the memories you've created in the game.

I watched this video for a second time, it made me cry:

It's about a player leaving the game. I watched it over a year ago, before becoming 'addicted'. I thought back then it couldn't happen to me, but it did. This video is just beautiful, and I think some of the players in WOW are amazing, kind and imaginative people. You seem like one of those - don't despair, you have a great life ahead of you if you work at it. I hope you, and I, find a way to see WOW differently: that we find a way to be happy without it. :(

Alexy said...

Thanks so much for checking out my blog , and for sending me that video. In all honesty I almost cried during it.

I agree with you about parents taking such drastic actions, but there's really nothing I can do about it at this point.

I'm hoping to get it back this summer, if not--I will have to find a way to be happy without it.

Thanks again :)

Jen said...

Ok, this was what I wanted to say on last time I tried to comment:
I don't know the whole story, but have you tried negotiating with your parents? Do they know parental controls exist? Maybe you could do something like you'll play 1 hour a day. They enforce the limit, so you won't be able to play for longer, but you still have the game. Or do something like asking them permision to play only after you've done (and showed them) your homework. Of course, you need to add all the blah blah about knowing you have to manage your time better, homework is important etc.

I'm assuming you're still in school, so after a while you can negotiate further: you get good grades, you get an extra hour of WoW, stuff like that.

Now, this all depends on your parents.. it wouldn't have worked with mine, but it's worth a try.

Alexy said...

Hm. Well I've definitely tried all of those things to get my parents to change their mind. Even if they did give me my computer back, whats an hour on WoW? Can't even get through an instance if its a pug.

As for homework, I barely do it now without my computer, so I don't see how it would make a difference. I mean I'm not going to deny that I get more work done without WoW, but still. Even if I showed my parents my homework they would think I'm hiding other assignments.

My parents are more than likely like your parents. Nothing's going to work :(

Anyway, thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog & for your input. <3