ISO article about high level MMORPG player who quit
August 4, 2011 12:31 PM   Subscribe

Looking for article by a former high level MMORPG (World of Warcraft maybe?) who quit and is reflecting on the strangeness of having wasted so much time. Asking for a friend who's kid is getting more and more addicted to WoW.

This is an article I remember reading about a year ago or so. A guy had been playing this game a lot, and was a very high level player. He decided to quit and the article reflects his feelings about how odd it was that this thing that had been the central focus of his life now seemed so meaningless.

As I recall, he was also really surprised at how quickly the gamers he'd been so tight with moved on without him. Like he thought that all the raiding and so on that he'd been so central to would slow down, or come to a stop without him. Yet all his gamer partners he'd felt so close to just kind of moved on and continued their activities without him.
posted by jasper411 to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
Is this it?
posted by Zophi at 12:34 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's a good article Zophi, thanks, I'll bookmark it, but that's not the one I'm remembering.
posted by jasper411 at 12:42 PM on August 4, 2011


I know which one you are talking about.
posted by amazingstill at 12:48 PM on August 4, 2011 [6 favorites]


I don't have the article, but when my husband was super addicted, he found WOWDetox to be very helpful.
posted by Leezie at 12:49 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yep amazingstill, that's the one! Thanks so much.
posted by jasper411 at 9:16 AM on August 5, 2011


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