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    So i live with 3 other guys at private accommodation at portsmouth. They're all outgoing and like going out etc, and i have a good time with them. But i'm also a hardcore world of warcraft player. What will they think of that? do you see world of warcraft players as losers/ major geeks?
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    'Hardcore' - LOL
    Seriously, get a life. You might spend hours on the computer but when you step away from it, what have you actually achieved? Nothing.
    Make the most of your uni experience, you won't believe how quickly it'll fly by. Play your ****** games when you get home from work when you've graduated and got a job.
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    i generally don't see the point of them. go live life properly, play some sport, join some societies.

    but if you really want to play, nobodies going to stop you
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    nightelf female warrior FTW
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    OP, you're an idiot, at least play eveonline, then you wont have to be constantly grinding away to level up.
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    (Original post by rego.v)
    So i live with 3 other guys at private accommodation at portsmouth. They're all outgoing and like going out etc, and i have a good time with them. But i'm also a hardcore world of warcraft player. What will they think of that? do you see world of warcraft players as losers/ major geeks?
    It's not like you would have anything to do in the game, what with Blizzard putting their feet up till cata. You might as well quit now and never come back (what I did a couple of months ago).

    I guess they're mildly acceptable pre/post GCSEs but at uni? You have better things to do than playing MMOs.
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    (Original post by rego.v)
    do you see world of warcraft players as losers/ major geeks?
    Not only losers and geeks, but losers and geeks with f*ckawful taste in games.
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    Hmph, they will see you as a geek. It will be alright to play it for maybe an hour a day, but anything more will make you seem a tad anti social and sad.
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    Just step away from the PC and come back in the summer. I played Granado Espada before going to Uni; I was forced to stop due to port restrictions in halls - probably a good thing, as it meant I could go out, enjoy myself and not think "Hm, I could really do with two hours running Al Quelt Moreza tonight..." Second year, I lived with mates, and we mostly toned back our drinking and partying, for the sake of our degrees, but one housemate played RTS every other night, and I picked up WoW during Exams (but didn't go around like "OMG, last night I was solo'ing RFC, and then I got to the end and thought OMG, I could so do WC right now!") -- played it over the summer, back to Uni now, haven't played it and probably won't until next summer.

    Why waste your time glued to the PC during the time you could be out socialising and making new friends?

    Oh, and yes, they will think of you as a bit of a geek. It's best to just let it remain unknown. If you can't live without it, though, just stick to grinding for Peacebloom or whatever; no running ICC Heroics with your guildies for 2 hours every night.
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    (Original post by CatatonicStupor)
    If you can't live without it, though, just stick to grinding for Peacebloom or whatever; no running ICC Heroics with your guildies for 2 hours every night.
    this sound like pretty good advice.:yep:
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    Yeah, they'll think you're a loser, and with good reason. If you really want to become an unsociable hermit at university you might as well buy a Fleshlight and a crate of porn DVDs and get to work on them.
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    One of my friends at uni played WoW. It was his choice to choose that over socialising, but we wouldn't be lenient for it. A lot of times he 'had' to go off with his guild at 11 at night (or they would apparently ditch him and his life would be over), so we usually went out to a bar while he played on his PC. He'd throw a bit of a sulk occasionally saying we should wait up for him, but why? It's just a bit silly really, do it in the quiet moments but don't let it become a priority.
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    the guy who introduced me to age of empires at uni got laid 9 times in first term
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    There is a guy I know who plays Guild Wars every day of his life. He is now about 40 years old and is a builder and has wife and kids. If you want to move on I suggest you get rid of WoW and start to mix with some people. I know how addicting those games can be and really they don't help, it really isn't worth it in the end. Trust me on this.
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    I play MMO's but I'd never prioritise it above something like being asked to go out. Never really cared if people thought I was a geek. Let's face it, someone somewhere will think of you in a bad light no matter what activity you do. Maybe it will be port blocked, in which cas your mind has been made up, maybe for the better.

    Played mmo's since about 2003, never let it get in the way of anything and it was always a 2nd class thing to stuff like socialising and doing well at whatever. I say play it, do whatever, just make sure to remind yourself now and again. Worked fine for me.

    It's not a given that all MMO players are losers, I personally thought that got proven to be balls several times over by now. I know they didn't have any real detrimental effect on my life and I'm sure it's the same for others. That's not to say the 40hr a week hermits don't exist because they do. Just make you're not one of them. :P
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    (Original post by *Star*Guitar*)
    'Hardcore' - LOL
    Seriously, get a life. You might spend hours on the computer but when you step away from it, what have you actually achieved? Nothing.
    Make the most of your uni experience, you won't believe how quickly it'll fly by. Play your ****** games when you get home from work when you've graduated and got a job.
    Exactly hermana.
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    (Original post by Svenjamin)
    One of my friends at uni played WoW. It was his choice to choose that over socialising, but we wouldn't be lenient for it. A lot of times he 'had' to go off with his guild at 11 at night (or they would apparently ditch him and his life would be over), so we usually went out to a bar while he played on his PC. He'd throw a bit of a sulk occasionally saying we should wait up for him, but why? It's just a bit silly really, do it in the quiet moments but don't let it become a priority.
    Lmao what a saddo.
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    Mate, I think you'd get bullied pretty hard if they found out.
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    (Original post by rego.v)
    So i live with 3 other guys at private accommodation at portsmouth. They're all outgoing and like going out etc, and i have a good time with them. But i'm also a hardcore world of warcraft player. What will they think of that? do you see world of warcraft players as losers/ major geeks?

    no

    not at all

    most of the replies on this thread are ignorant

    anyone who generalises WoW players to be nerdy/unsociable are just idiots
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    (Original post by rego.v)
    So i live with 3 other guys at private accommodation at portsmouth. They're all outgoing and like going out etc, and i have a good time with them. But i'm also a hardcore world of warcraft player. What will they think of that? do you see world of warcraft players as losers/ major geeks?
    Forget what they will think. If you enjoy gaming then do it it's your life, not ours or theirs... and who is to tell you how to "get a life" if you actually enjoy gaming and find it makes you happy, then that's what you should be doing
 
 
 
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