My addiction to World of Warcraft has been suppressed for several months now. I can't say how long I'll be able to keep it up once Wrath of the Lich King hits later this year, but for now, I have one more reason to stay away. While I'm not a terrorist, I'm still thoroughly disturbed to hear that our own government is using the game to hunt down extremists.
In case you didn't know, World of Warcraft hit the 10 million subscriber mark last month. That's a lot of monthly income for Blizzard, however, it seems that not everyone is paying from a legit credit card. So many fraudulent payments have gone on that a bank in the UK is cutting players off from their beloved game.
Those that have been sucked into World of Warcraft tend to take great pride in their characters. Sadly once we log off for the day, we have no way to admire our favorite one. I know I tend to go through withdrawals from my elf priest, if I had a statue of her to get me through those dark times outside of WoW I might be able to hold off a little longer.
I’ve heard the stories about WoW, the one about the kid who quit school so he’d have more time to play and the like. I’ve seen several spoofs of content from the game but I never played it myself. I know what it’s like to be addicted to a game, I was addicted to an online game called StarKingdoms, and I’ll admit it. It sucked my life away, but I over came and that’s why I’ll never play WoW, I’ve heard it’s the crack cocaine of the gaming world.