For me... The worst it got was being the stereotypical college drop-out living in my parents basement, fast food trash everywhere, could barely see the floor, empty soda bottles co-opted for other uses, and my limit was when I was playing one night and I saw a mouse appear on my fucking desk. Normally mice are scared shitless of humans. This one thought my living space was so atrocious that he felt he was in safe familiar territory. He just appeared from behind a monitor as if I was expecting him to come chill with me that night.
That's the worst it got for me. Happy to say I now have a career at a software company, a wife, a baby, a house, etc and will never see those days again.
I was about 14 or 15 when I started playing, I had a few close friends from school that played too. Most weekends we'd take our computers to somebody's house and stay awake for about 48 hours with a balanced diet of pizza and fizzy drinks. I felt like death every Monday morning but it was worth it at the time.
My most shameful moment was during TBC when I picked up my keyboard and threw it across the room along with half of the stuff on my desk, I took a nice long break from the game after that little incident!
Safe to say this time things will be a lot more chill.
I reached about 120 days /played on Nostalrius within a year and couple of months.
I kept personal hygiene at top priority. Healthy nutrition - not so much.
I don't know how but I somehow managed to get my Masters anyway.
Not me, but a close friend of mine whose now a professional streamer over at Twitch.
He did literally nothing but work and wow for a few months straight. One day I walk into his den and there is a stack of pizza boxes perfectly placed that extended from the floor all the way to the ceiling. I wasn't sure whether to be impressed or disgusted.
This is what you meant to say, i know!Escalotes wrote: ↑1 year agoOne day I walk into his den and there is a stack of pizza boxes perfectly placed that extended from the floor all the way to the ceiling. I was so sure to be impressed, that I ran home to collect pizza boxes, so I too could receive the pizza box to the ceiling achievement.
I don't recall any shameful moments but I defiantly played alot of wow during vanilla.
I do remember going to bed at like 3 or 4 am and waking up at noon or 1 pm to continue playing.
I would eat fast food and heat up frozen food because it was faster, in order to get back into azeroth.
It never got out of hand with health and hygiene but I was failing out of college because of wow, so i guess thats my shameful story.
Played too much that it affected my social life as well as my grades! Nailed it!
| Nýxt - Affliction Warlock | Kirtonos PVP | Level 60 | =-|-= | Awkaran - Resto Druid | Kirtonos PVP | Level 27 |
Love the stories guys, keep 'em coming.
350 /played in wotlk, mainly s7/s8 :)
In the classic days I was a deeply depressed college student. WoW was a great escape and I logged about 200 days /played in vanilla across 2-3 characters. nearly failed out of school, longtime girlfriend left me, sister stopped talking to me for a bit, all my college friends moved on. Took a long time to become more healthy with how I approach games in general but I'm doing so much better now! Looking forward to playing in a healthy and reasonable way with my wife :)
My most shameful moment would be skipping a friend's funeral to play more WoW. I actually did this TWICE during vanilla, and it's one of my most profound regrets in life. Don't forsake your real life for your digital life - augment your real life with your digital life instead.
I was a piece of shit during retail vanilla, but I think my plans for Classic will make me an even bigger piece of shit. Check this out...
Computer location? I will be moving my computer to the island in my kitchen. This will place me a few feet from the fridge/stove/microwave, the washroom and the couch (to sleep).
Everything I need will be on the island. Clothing folded, snacks etc. I will have two large water containers near the island. Food prep? I plan to make chili. Yes, chili. Chili has all of the base nutritional necessities that will keep me going for the first month. I will cook two pots of chili and freeze them into individual containers. I will be eating chili for one month straight.
I will have two computers on the island, juggling my alt account in a major city to control the AH and playing on my main account leveling.
My brother (has also taken time off work) will be playing on his computer across the room.
Needless to say, my girlfriend is fucking disgusted but I've already done a few trial runs on private servers so I think she has come to terms with this. As far as showering goes, I plan to play 16-18 hours per day, sleep for 5 hours and shower / take a 30 min jog/sprint every morning.
I don't have any shameful story, but I do remember playing 3 entire days and stopped for a while cause my brain started playing with me. I went to the bathroom and saw a man on the kitchen... Needles to say I live alone. I almost shit myself, since then I keep a healthy gaming schedule.
It would only be weird if you saw him and found yourself dropping to a stealth animation in an effort to avoid his aggro range as you strafed through your kitchen.Stupeed wrote: ↑1 year agoI don't have any shameful story, but I do remember playing 3 entire days and stopped for a while cause my brain started playing with me. I went to the bathroom and saw a man on the kitchen... Needles to say I live alone. I almost shit myself, since then I keep a healthy gaming schedule.
At one point in WoW I was a top 100 PVE Raiding guild (Naxx - Worldwide) Priest in conjunction with being a top 15 PVP'er on my alt... this took a ton of time to try and support both playstyles, but I sure did enjoy it.
The ex wife, not so much, but she sucked anyway lol. /s
You guys had me busting out laughing. Great stories.
I have a friend who during vanilla lost his job because they would raid until very late in the evening. He was on a PvP server thus, as everyone knows, you must battle first to enter! Funny thing though, with my help and the help of another friend of ours he is now back at the same company and already said he will NOT play classic because it's worse than cocaine for him. xD
Me, in 2008 or so, when TBC was out and I rerolled druid, my relationship with my better half ended, so I decided to not renew my contract with my company and dropped out of college because I was very depressed. I played TBC from early morning until late at night, farmed the guilds consumables and we were very successful at raids. Talking to guild friends over voice brought me out of the sadness and then just binged the hell out of the game all the way until Cata was out, then I had to get another job 'cos out of savings. Despite not always eating super healthy, and doing dungeons with the help of a bottle of vodka at times, I managed to keep my place tidy and feeding my dog.
I also started playing at a young age (14-15) and during the holidays I literally played everyday until 4-5 AM, making myself some spaghetti every night around 3 AM. Those were the days man. Like literally all my friends were up this late, doing all kinds of stuff together in WoW.
I also remember covering up the space below my bedroom door, so my mother couldn't see the light coming out of my room in the middle of night.
Since she is deaf, I could keep making noise without her knowing :)
I don't have a lot to say about myselft, started playing in 2.3 and after 3 months I hit 40 at Westfall; after that I leveled faster to 60 thanks to a friend. Later I raided some in TBC and a lot in WotLK at ICC; dropped the game in Cataclysm.
But I'm here to tell the story of a friend of mine. This guy started his gaming trajectory in Starcraft, he became in one year one of the best players in Spain thanks to a no life / no school during one year (he faked being sick and his parents didn't know a lot on parenting). After that he left Starcraft. When WoW came out he started playing since korean beta, raided during vanilla until farming Naxx with a spanish guild on Spinebreaker, then on TBC went for pvp on 2vs2 and 3vs3, one of his mates was a warrior called ocelote. Afler winning 2vs2 and 3vs3 on EU he retired and now just plays other things from time to time. I've seen him deleting a gladiator mount because he had two of them and rejecting money for his account.
He wants to play when classic comes out, but I think his competitive personality in games is gonna be a no for me when chilling out while leveling.
EU PvE - Pyrewood Village - Horde
I've been the worst when I was about 14-15 years old. My guild was progressing through MC and then BWL and I was in core team. I think we raided at least three times a week from 18:00 to 23:00. On other days I usually grinded gold and geared up (doing some dungeons). I've been neglecting my school a lot. I've never had great grades but at the time there was a risk I'd be repeating year. My parents tried to intervene so I started locking doors to my room. It lasted probably 2-3 months. Each day I got back from school, ate and locked myself to play WoW uninterrupted. I managed to pass to the next year at school but barely.
After these 2-3 months my parents did the talk with me. They told me they were worried I was doing drugs. Well, if you think about it, WoW kind of is a drug. That's when I decided to change things. I've stopped locking doors, spent more time with family and friends, lost weight. I sacrificed AQ40 progression completly. Some other guild took me when TBC was closing in and I did C'thun and first 2-3 bosses of Naxx (still wearing mostly T2). Ever since then I was casual. Never raided in TBC or WOTLK. I quit before Cata.
That's probably the most shameful story of my life. My parents are great people. They did everything for me and more. I never lacked and I let them down back then. I can't imagine how hard it must have been for them. Later on, I have graduated from university with pretty good grades (I think I was amongst top 10 students of my year), so I like to think I've repaid for my past and they can now be proud of me.
I used to play Warn, human mage on The Maelstrom EU <Ashbringer | Rachell's Angels | Entrophy | Relentless>
I basically failed 7th and 8th grade year of middle school because I was playing Vanilla and TBC.
edit: I played a prot warrior tank for a raiding guild from ages 11 to 14.
edit 2: I forgot to mention I lied about my age (I believe I said I was 18 because that was the requirement) and didn't use a microphone in ventrilo.
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US Ret Pally - Fairbanks - <Team Naked>
I worked in McDonalds for a couple of years before I went to university and suffered from depression pretty badly. When I wasn't working, I would be on WoW, living off bad food and very little sleep. Sometimes I would just RP in Silvermoon all day, with the occasional BG thrown in.
I remember the day that the South Park episode came on and put it on while I was playing. I saw the guy playing while holding a Rockstar in one hand and looked down and saw myself playing while holding a Rockstar in my hand. Sort of a come-to-Jesus moment for me.
At least it wasn't a can of NOS