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#1
well here's the thing... 4 years ago or so, when the wow came out.. i asked my bro to buy it since i was low on my budget.. (makes me feel guilty now)... everybody played wow, so i wanted to play it too... however.. i stopped after a few months, because it was boring... and my bro continuoed playing on... he is 25 and i don't really dare to argue with him.. since i'm 16...

the problem is that he doesn't really admit he's addicted... when my mom says you're playing all the time... he replies like.. so?.. you're watching tv all the time (she doesnt)... nobody wants to argue with him.. not even my dad... he's going to university, and he has good marks there... however we've noticed him skipping lessons lately.. ( he stayed at home and played wow) and we don't know for how long has he been doing that but however...

a lot of people say an addicted (of wow) man can't stand a week without the computer... however he had no problem not playing wow when we went on holidays.. (14 days or so)... so i'm getting really confused...

he doesn't have any friends in RL ... those from hi-school spend most of their time getting drunk an a pub not far away... and my bro says he doesn't want to be like them... i aggree with him... but i think it wouldnt really make much difference (drunk or wow) ...
oh yeah and he's playing like. ummm 5 hours per day, i would say)

how could he break his addiction?.. how could i ask him to stop... to convince him it's bad for him... (i don't dare to check the /played thing.... the number would hurt me)
serriosly pit.. i need your help.. you can be good guys... please.. jut this time).. thanks!
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#2
I have a hard time admitting I'm addicted to UG


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#3
Delete his account
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#5
Warcrack is serious business. If you're concerned, tell your parents to tell him that if he starts skipping classes and his grades suffer, then serious shiz will happen.

Besides that, there's nothing that can suffer greatly except his social life and his health(lack of exercise).
#6
well, if it isnt destroying his life, and hes got good grades, i dont call it much of an addiction. read about people in asia playing WoW, they get so addicted they have to go to clinics
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#7
i used to play that game a ton til i discovered zeppelin and saw what a waste of my life playing that game was. then i picked up the ol guitar and have a new hobby
#13
Show him the southpark episode.

It's so boring, I don't understand how someone could get addicted to that bullshit game.
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#14
you cant help him. just give up. only he can fix it.

wow = video game heroine. dont bother trying to break the addiction.
#16
He sounds fine to me, he probably skipped today because new stuff for it came out though.
#17
no.. you don't understand... i feel sorry for him passing all the time in front of a comp... while he could do many things...

however.. i'm kinda affraid of deleting his acc.... he could gat pretty angry i guess
but i dunno.. i'll think about that... it would be great if i convince him to sell it... that would be the best option...
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#18
as long as hes not harming anybody else, it isn't that bad. I used to play WoW alot (not too much though) and i just outgrew it. Its not like he is changing his entire life, hes just trying to entertain himself because he doesnt have friends.
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#19
Five hours is not an addiction.
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#20
i Highly recomend tou give him some Porn =)


At least make use of time on PC
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#21
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no.. you don't understand... i feel sorry for him passing all the time in front of a comp... while he could do many things...

however.. i'm kinda affraid of deleting his acc.... he could gat pretty angry i guess
but i dunno.. i'll think about that... it would be great if i convince him to sell it... that would be the best option...

don't delete his account, that will just make him want to be good again and he will waste more time and money. jit is just a phase he will outgrow
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#23
Feed him lots of cookies during his WoW-time and when he has become so fat he can't move you take his computer and hold it 1 inch from his grasp.
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#24
dude, a few years ago, WoW was like crack to me. but then school started, and i was too busy with everything. just get him a girlfriend, or at least out in public
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#25
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no.. you don't understand... i feel sorry for him passing all the time in front of a comp... while he could do many things...

however.. i'm kinda affraid of deleting his acc.... he could gat pretty angry i guess
but i dunno.. i'll think about that... it would be great if i convince him to sell it... that would be the best option...


'Accidently' break the computer (use your imagination) and make it drag out a while when getting it fixed. He'll soon realise he can live without WoW and hopefully he'll give it up
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#26
break the disc,bribe him,tell ur parents
Just call me Julius, J, etc.
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#27
If I've learned anything from the media it's that deleting his account will = the death of you.
He's 25 so he should be able to tell what's right and wrong by now, and if he wants to play let him. But if anything bad actually does happen from it, then you can intervene.
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#28
i think that south park episode said it best, what happens when ya addicted to WOW
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#29
5 hours a day isn't THAT bad.
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#30
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Straight up.

TS, it doesn't sound like a big deal to me. If he's getting good grades, then whats the problem? Yeah, if it starts to hurt his grades then just pull him aside, and regardless of you being 16, just have a heart to heart talk to him and really make sure he understands how much you care. I know that sounds cheesy but I'm not being sarcastic. And in the end he is 25, if he wants to let World of Gaycraft (oh yeah) interfere with his IRL goals, well then he'll just have to learn a lesson the hard way.
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#31
Put a picture of a fat ugly chick as his desktop, when he gets all wtf at you, just tell him at the rate his life's going, he'd be lucky for someone that ugly to take a second look at him, let alone sex him.
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#32
put a virus on,tell ur parents to disconnect the internet for a week,tell them to take the modem to their work
Just call me Julius, J, etc.
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#33
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Delete his account


This would be the obvious choice.

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Can't play WoW in prison, can you?
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#34
i just dont want him to spend the best years of his life (as i was told) next to the computer.... and yeah my parents already know... but nobody dares to do anything about it... that's why i came here to pit.... and he's not the south park kind of guy... he's not and usual computer geek... he's just a wow guy...


i remember now when he had a lot of stuff to do in autocad he didnt play wow until he was done... so i guess we can count the addiction out... but still i need him to stop... really.. help!1
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#35
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#36
try to make clear to him that he is basically doing all the questing/farming/instances/whatever for nothing really. There is just no sense...he'll quit some day and all that will have been a waste of time...I stopped playing that game over a year ago and will never touch an MMORPG like that again for a long time. I don't intend on ever playing WoW again.
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#37
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Straight up.

TS, it doesn't sound like a big deal to me. If he's getting good grades, then whats the problem? Yeah, if it starts to hurt his grades then just pull him aside, and regardless of you being 16, just have a heart to heart talk to him and really make sure he understands how much you care. I know that sounds cheesy but I'm not being sarcastic. And in the end he is 25, if he wants to let World of Gaycraft (oh yeah) interfere with his IRL goals, well then he'll just have to learn a lesson the hard way.



i cant really have a deep conversation with him... i mean.. he wouldnt open his heart... no way... i know him all my life, he never really told me everything that was on his mind...

if i would start to talk about his RL goals he would change the subject or start to argue... and that's when i go wrong, i gues.s...
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#38
It could be a hell of a lot worse than 5 hours a day.

If he's doing fine with his schoolwork and he's not a complete bum, it shouldn't be that big of a problem. You also said he has no friends, at least the ones he has are out doing things he doesn't want to. That could very well be one of the reasons he plays so much. It's a virtual world, but the people are real, you do build relationships with other people who could be considered "friends." It may sound ridiculous to you, but to him it might just make perfect sense.
#39
Show him guitar and say "play this?"

IM trying =)
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#40
ask him what his goal is,if its to be lvl 100 or w/e get him a cheat book to lvlv quickly and get it over with
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