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so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..

 
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
This game will suck away his life! Throw it away! ASAP!
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
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blizzard being hybrid pig orc

night elf/real life person being end user

money being the lubricant/lifeforce/bloodenergy suck

manbearpig effectively

Once you figure out how to cheat the game, than it loses all value. And can yield you some real life cash.

Suck from the blizzard tit.
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Yeah, put your kid down some more when he is trying his best to improve. Thats some grade-A parenting right there.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I had to break my son's World of Warcraft addiction. What I did was get him banned. I know it was a terrible thing to do a as a parent, but in the year since he has been off the game, his grades have improved, he is hanging out with his friends again, and he wants to get a job next summer. Im so proud of him!
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I know all about the game, I use to play it myself. So I just added time to my account and he made some players on a realm.

So anyways, 3 months has past and his gametime is almost up and for Christmas he wants an expansion and more gametime.

The problem is when I see him vs other people he sucks, even after 3 months of him playing constantly, I've watched him lately vs other players and lose constantly, he sucks at the game.

Like anything my son does in life, if he sucks at it I stop sponsering him for it. I told him straight up that he's not good st the game and that I don't think its worth his time anymore nevUse he's not improving.

Well when I told him that, one of his freinds was over, and apparently now its turned into a big deal that my son sucks at world of warcraft and my son thinks the game is somehow competitive and hes really down about it and aNts to keep practicing.

Now, for almost everything else, when my son wants to 'practice' to get better its a no brained; let the kid practice,.. but this is fucking world of warcraft, its just so rediculously retarded that I cannot confront anyone in my normal life of the matter because its just straight up the stupidiest situation ever.

I'm kind of milking the situation for what its worth, because I kind of like teasing him over it, but in reality, this game really means something to the kid, like it has some kind of prestige and somehow compliments him in a mature manor around his peers.

My girlfriend doesn't even understand the situation at all, she just sees it as a kid playing a video game from time to time. To my kid, its like his fucking profession now. To me, its just plain retarded and I hope he figures that out on his own asap.
 Quoting: concerned parent 1020585


I can't believe that you actually told him something like, especially in front of one of his friends. Why didn't you just put a sign on him saying "My mom thinks I'm a retard"? I would never have done that to any of my kids.

You don't say how old he is, but I'm sure that if you had let him continue playing and he still wasn't improving, he would lose interest on his own.

There are actually some redeeming factors to the game, in my opinion. It teaches you how to work toward bettering professions, how to make money, how to work with others and even facing your fears and not giving up. Still, it shouldn't take the place of real life.

And yes, I play it as it's more of a social thing with me. My kids played it but lost interest a long time ago.

Oh, and I sucked for the first year I played it. My kids never laughed or made fun of me about it.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I know all about the game, I use to play it myself. So I just added time to my account and he made some players on a realm.

So anyways, 3 months has past and his gametime is almost up and for Christmas he wants an expansion and more gametime.

The problem is when I see him vs other people he sucks, even after 3 months of him playing constantly, I've watched him lately vs other players and lose constantly, he sucks at the game.

Like anything my son does in life, if he sucks at it I stop sponsering him for it. I told him straight up that he's not good st the game and that I don't think its worth his time anymore nevUse he's not improving.

Well when I told him that, one of his freinds was over, and apparently now its turned into a big deal that my son sucks at world of warcraft and my son thinks the game is somehow competitive and hes really down about it and aNts to keep practicing.

Now, for almost everything else, when my son wants to 'practice' to get better its a no brained; let the kid practice,.. but this is fucking world of warcraft, its just so rediculously retarded that I cannot confront anyone in my normal life of the matter because its just straight up the stupidiest situation ever.

I'm kind of milking the situation for what its worth, because I kind of like teasing him over it, but in reality, this game really means something to the kid, like it has some kind of prestige and somehow compliments him in a mature manor around his peers.

My girlfriend doesn't even understand the situation at all, she just sees it as a kid playing a video game from time to time. To my kid, its like his fucking profession now. To me, its just plain retarded and I hope he figures that out on his own asap.
 Quoting: concerned parent 1020585


Whoa dude...you're rough. Is he like 25 years old or what? If he's younger than 13...Jesus...way to boost his self esteem.

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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
If you're not a troll, you should seriously look into some parenting classes.

Mentally healthy people play games to have fun.

Congratulations on helping to make your son mentally ill by convincing him games are to make winners and losers.

I hope your gf is sterile.
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^^^^THIS
I let my six year old play modern warfare 3 on my profile all the time he sucks gets a kill to death ration of 1-5 or so but he loves it and once in a while(when hes not screwing off and shooting random objects)he actually owns motherfuckers,lol i told him he could have a ice cream if he got 10 kills and the little guy was first to 30 on a free for all LOL bottom line let the kid have fun and quit being a dick,if you have kids you probly shouldnt even be on WOW go play ball with the dude like a normal dad and quit being a dickhead
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
How can you be good or bad at a game involving zero skill.

WoW is all about gear. The better the gear, the better you are. You obtain better gear by putting more time in.

People that are "good" at WoW are no-lifers who spend all their waking hours playing the game.

Is that really what you want for your son?

What a crappy parent you are.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I don't have any children and I would never tell a child that they suck at anything and then make fun of them.

You fail at parenting so bad it unbelievable.

I hope to god this is a troll.
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Totally agree. Sadone
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
If you really did know all about this game, then you would know it is purposefully made addictive.

And if you were a decent parent you would understand that at least your kid tries to improve, sure he may 'suck' at it, but he willing to continue to give it the college try, instead of just giving up like the majority.

Look for the positive here.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Parenting is a game.

You sir, suck at this game.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
If you're not a troll, you should seriously look into some parenting classes.

Mentally healthy people play games to have fun.

Congratulations on helping to make your son mentally ill by convincing him games are to make winners and losers.

I hope your gf is sterile.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1561325


^^^^THIS
I let my six year old play modern warfare 3 on my profile all the time he sucks gets a kill to death ration of 1-5 or so but he loves it and once in a while(when hes not screwing off and shooting random objects)he actually owns motherfuckers,lol i told him he could have a ice cream if he got 10 kills and the little guy was first to 30 on a free for all LOL bottom line let the kid have fun and quit being a dick,if you have kids you probly shouldnt even be on WOW go play ball with the dude like a normal dad and quit being a dickhead
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Do you let your six year old watch porn and rated R movies too? good god man, you know there are mario games right?
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The OP said his son sucks at the game, and that was on an official server where practically everyone is worthless. He'd be eaten alive on a private server, I guarantee it...
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
How can you be good or bad at a game involving zero skill.

WoW is all about gear. The better the gear, the better you are. You obtain better gear by putting more time in.
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1. Sign up on a private server where you get to start out with top gear, so the playing field is equal for all.

2. Go out and get your ass raped until you've had enough.

3, Come back and withdraw your statement about WoW requiring zero skill.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
If your son is under 20 yr. old, stop him playing WoW, right now.It will destroy his life.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Tell him to play Runescape. It just about moveing and clicking the mouse, no real brains needed to play it.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I know all about the game, I use to play it myself. So I just added time to my account and he made some players on a realm.

So anyways, 3 months has past and his gametime is almost up and for Christmas he wants an expansion and more gametime.

The problem is when I see him vs other people he sucks, even after 3 months of him playing constantly, I've watched him lately vs other players and lose constantly, he sucks at the game.

Like anything my son does in life, if he sucks at it I stop sponsering him for it. I told him straight up that he's not good st the game and that I don't think its worth his time anymore nevUse he's not improving.

Well when I told him that, one of his freinds was over, and apparently now its turned into a big deal that my son sucks at world of warcraft and my son thinks the game is somehow competitive and hes really down about it and aNts to keep practicing.

Now, for almost everything else, when my son wants to 'practice' to get better its a no brained; let the kid practice,.. but this is fucking world of warcraft, its just so rediculously retarded that I cannot confront anyone in my normal life of the matter because its just straight up the stupidiest situation ever.

I'm kind of milking the situation for what its worth, because I kind of like teasing him over it, but in reality, this game really means something to the kid, like it has some kind of prestige and somehow compliments him in a mature manor around his peers.

My girlfriend doesn't even understand the situation at all, she just sees it as a kid playing a video game from time to time. To my kid, its like his fucking profession now. To me, its just plain retarded and I hope he figures that out on his own asap.
 Quoting: concerned parent 1020585


Maybe he was only playing it for fun, you're the one that seemed to make it competitive for him
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I played World of Warcraft aswell. It took me 1 year to reach lvl 40 ROFl. Constant grinding is so annoying. Actually WOW is one of the eye-openers for me. RL is a grind aswell.tounge

Anyway. VEry abd parenting, and i dont even have kids
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And if the game really means something to him, let him keep playing it, just because he sucks doesn't mean he won't get better at it eventually. Or maybe he's playing against people that are really good at it
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Maybe its time you started paying more attention to your son and started hanging out more with him. And don't be a jerk too that's important, no reason to put him down he's your fucking blood
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
How can you be good or bad at a game involving zero skill.

WoW is all about gear. The better the gear, the better you are. You obtain better gear by putting more time in.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31014913


1. Sign up on a private server where you get to start out with top gear, so the playing field is equal for all.

2. Go out and get your ass raped until you've had enough.

3, Come back and withdraw your statement about WoW requiring zero skill.
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Touch a nerve? Haha you sad twat.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Get him a skyrim game and set it on the novice mode.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I think that game sucks, I don't get the point of it. Some guy I worked with showed me something he did after about six months of constant playing, it was like flying ten feet of the ground in some kind of hang-glider.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
How can you be good or bad at a game involving zero skill.

WoW is all about gear. The better the gear, the better you are. You obtain better gear by putting more time in.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31014913


1. Sign up on a private server where you get to start out with top gear, so the playing field is equal for all.

2. Go out and get your ass raped until you've had enough.

3, Come back and withdraw your statement about WoW requiring zero skill.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 300884


Touch a nerve? Haha you sad twat.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74794


No nerve touched here. I used to play WoW for a while, but I haven't touched it for three years, so it's not like I have anything ivested in it at this point...

I just corrected a factual error: PvP in WoW requires a lot of skill to be successful in. Anyone saying otherwise don't know of what they speak.

All competitive games are actually Paths to Enlightenment in the end, because you will eventually reach a skill level where the only way to beat your opponent, is to read his mind and be one with him, and to do this with more Awareness than he does.

Buddha would have loved WoW!
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maybe he will be the next leroy...
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
World of Warcraft is a virtual Skinner Box.

It provides a virtual 'reward' that fulfills some of our most basic needs;

- companionship
- victory in competition
- social status
- financial status
- a sense of accomplishment that you have worked hard for
- the need to 'be somebody'

It provides just enough of these things that it removes motivation to seek them out in the real world. Why work hard for years to achieve something when I can join a 2 hour raid and feel like a hero? To clarify, the feeling of being a hero doesn't come from completing the game objectives. It comes from knowing that you're 'good' at it, from doing something that many other people in the game can't do, because once you get below the superficial surface of the game, achieving it's final objectives requires a certain level of skill and teamwork that only the best of the best achieve. So the sense of accomplishment a child receives from it can be quite deep, far beyond the simple 'I won' rush of beating the videogames their parents grew up with.

And the further you progress in the game, like any good Skinner Box, the interval between the rewards grows longer and longer, at a scientifically designed rate, intended to keep the child playing and playing and playing, and more importantly, to keep paying the monthly subscription fee.

I've known friends who were addicted to drugs, and friends who were addicted to World of Warcraft (and to a lesser extent, Everquest II), and almost 10 years later I can say with full confidence that the people 'on' WoW had their lives ruined far more than the people on drugs. They became shells of human beings. All relationships severed, all ambition dissolved, jobs lost, educations abandoned. at least the people on drugs had life experiences while they were pressing their 'button'.



If you let your child start playing World of Warcraft, they will spend the next 5-10 years pushing a button for happiness pellets.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Damn best post I'event ever seen on GLP, hahaha. Why don't you get him into a good game like one of the elder scrolls then you don't have to pay for time on a game you've already played for, or why can't he just play modern warfare like everyone else? Also I know everyone else is getting on your case but I thought your post was hilarious and I think they missed the part where you wont talk to anyone in real life about it cause you know it's dumb.

also I have two little girls and I like to get them outside swimming and they help me in my garden, kids need to be outside, not saying they never watch tv or anything but when I hang out with them I take them away from the tv's and computers.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
How about instead of criticizing him on something he is obviously passionate about help him learn to get better and give him some encouragement what the hell kind of parent are you telling him he sucks infront of his friends...

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