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If I play less than 5 hours a day, would I be considered a casual player? Between work and university, it is the most I could consider investing in the game.

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Yes, and there is nothing wrong with that. Just enjoy the game how you wish. Just means you will have more content to do.

Mind you there will people only putting in 3 or 4 hours. Classic is a journey, enjoy it

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I suspect that the majority of people will only be putting in around that many hours daily as well. There are not many people age 21+ that can devote 12+ hours a day!

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You could play for 5 hours a day doing nothing but chatting in /1 and that'd still be considered casual. Or you can play for 2 hours a day and still push to achieve as much as you can. It's more about how you play rather than how much.

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Welcome to the casual club :smile:

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I would say that less than 5 hours a day could be considered as Dedicated Casual. It's perfectly fine, our members will have ppl playing far less than that. I will be playin about 2hrs a day in weekdays and maybe 6 to 8 hrs combined on weekends.

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Okay..so just because you don't play 12+ hours a day doesn't make you a casual..I think it's more on how much you accomplish in those 5 hours. I plan on playing anywhere from 4 - 8 hours a day but actually enjoying the content, exploring the world and learning new things. See, for me I was never able to experience classic (Vanilla) because I was 11..didn't have the money for it and my computer was trash. 256MB of RAM with no GPU and a old dual core intel cpu. So, my advise, just enjoy the content.

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It isn't about how many hours you play, but your strategies and how you approach those five hours.

Most people are going to be called casual not because of the amount of time they play, but their level of skill.

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Toastea wrote:
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Yes, and there is nothing wrong with that. Just enjoy the game how you wish. Just means you will have more content to do.

Mind you there will people only putting in 3 or 4 hours. Classic is a journey, enjoy it
Wise words!

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I would like to add that five hours per day winds up being 35 hours per week - and I wouldn't call a length of time equal to a second full time job (NA) strictly casual.

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5 hours a day would be a dream. I'm lucky if I get 2hrs per day

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Erik wrote:
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5 hours a day would be a dream. I'm lucky if I get 2hrs per day
This will probably be me. I'm just hoping I can hit 60 in under 4 months, lol.

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5 hours a day is not casual, I would said it's "Semi-Hardcore".
The way I rank players depending on playtime.
2-4hs a day: Casual.
5-10hs a day: Semi-Hardcore. (Normal Player).
10+hs a day: Hardcore.

Just giving my 2 cents.

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a few week after launch I will be pursuing a haulage job. If I can charge my laptop via the 12/24v I'll be able to play 2 hours in the evening and all of the Sundays.
I won't be able to tank Blackwing Lair or Naxxramas unless I'm at home

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If I limit myself to being drunk for only 5 hours a day, am I still an alcoholic? Or just a "casual" drinker?

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At the end of the day, the labels "casual" or "hardcore" are arbitrary. They're made up.

5 hours a day is pretty solid. I'll probably not manage 5 hours a day. If you are working a 40-hour a week job and are playing 5 hours a day, that's quite impressive. And you'd hit 60 within a reasonable amount of time, especially if you go longer than 5 hours on weekends.

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I'd love to be able to get in a dedicated 5 hrs a day. I'm looking at 3 hrs max a day but I'm gonna make the best of it man the test period just felt great so I'll take what I can get.

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5 hours is assuming I can do it without any conditions that you will not allow. In this case, my intention is to enjoy either 2 or 4 hours that I can dedicate as much as I can. The game mechanics have always seemed great to me, at least in the classic version (I started at the end of LK) and I hope to enjoy it as much as the first time I log in.

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This just depends where you are within the phase. In the initial few weeks, you will be casual. After a month or two when a lot of people are 60 and raid logging, you will be playing A LOT at 5 hours per day. Many 60s will be logging in for 2-3 hours per week and then either playing other games or alts etc.

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If 5 hours a day is considered casual, then there are a lot of "adults" in this community that likely do not lead normal, adult lives. By normal I mean aspects of life such as a job, friends, family, a house to care for, etc. You almost certainly do not have a job or house to care for if you can devote 12+ hours a day on a regular basis (outside of taking paid vacation out from work and rare circumstances like that).

I know that there will always be exceptions. For instance, there could be people in this community who have won the lottery and have so much wealth that they don't need a job and can pay people to take care their house. There are probably people who have such bad illnesses (physical or mental) that they have been deemed unfit to work and literally have nothing else to do besides play 12+ hours a day. Things like that happen but are not normal by any means.

I doubt I'll ever be playing more than 2-3 hours a day. Most nights will probably only be an hour or so. I definitely consider myself a casual and I'm totally okay with that.

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So if I dont play every day am I even considered a player at all? :S'
I'll likely be able to play like 3 hours on weekdays, as I work away from home at the moment.

I dont think I'll have time to play on weekends. :/

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I will be able to put 1-2 hours maximum each day, and some days per week I can't play at all - and I'm seeing myself as a casual.
5 hours a day IMO sounds alot and shouldn't be considered casual :P

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Casual is like 1 or 2 hours a day imo

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Yeah as everyone else says, 5 hours per day is more than casual. I'd say a casual player commits between 0-3 hours per day to the game.

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To play hardcore you dont need to play every day 12h+.
Many people invest at the start super much time after that they turn it down to a normal base.

That will change with PvP Update, but before Phase 2 many people turn down hours.

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