I’m not an addict it’s cool

If you don’t have it your on the other side.

It’s 7am I’m on a train heading to the city early to catch a ferry to get to a course for work – It’s cold and I need a coffee.
I’m relieved to be missing out on the extended maitenance on my servers. It’s during work hours and sleep hours. However I got home last night my head full of new things I learned, and it being Tuesday night wow was down earlier because of the maintenance on most of the realms I have toons on accept my baby tanks realm – I got excited – yes! I could play wow for a couple of hours – I logged in – on my other screen I read emails – read my rss reader and she stood there her Tauren tail flicking in impatience. “come on” she said “so close to 38- I’ve got those new legs waiting for me in my bag – they’re sweet 20 strength- I wanna go tank some stuff”
I logged off – leaving her standing in disbelief. I could have squeezed some runs in with her- but I felt blizzard had put a forced break on me with my mains server being down – that I ought to use this opportunity to walk away – and I did. I did other stuff – didn’t even write a blog post.
There was a recent study ( no linkage cause I’m on my iPhone) that showed that gaming did the same stuff to the brain as a drug hit – and another recent discussion on parents having difficulty taking game consoles and pc’s off their children.
I’ve never burned out from wow – always found something to keep me engaged – or been able to walk away when I needed to – maybe I’ve not overdosed – yet- but I’m writing this in the freezing cold instead of reading 1 of 2 books in my bag, or finish writing my story in my notebook I want to submitt for an anthology that published a story of mine last year – I’m getting a wow fix right now – thinking about it – I probably should stop for now – finish the story on the ferry maybe.

Hope the servers are up by our raid time tonight –

7 Responses to “I’m not an addict it’s cool”

  1. 1 Xeppe June 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Oh noes, what if the servers aren’t up tonight? What if something went wrong with the maintenance? Awful awful awful thoughts.

    I too, feel virtuous for not playing an alt last night, and instead watching some Dr Who. (However at least some of that was because the only realm (that I have a toon on) still up when I got home (Onyxia) houses only my Holy Pally and leveling her is amazingly tedious.)

  2. 3 Grimmtooth June 9, 2010 at 3:10 am

    It has been determined that cigarettes (nicotine) stimulate the same part of the brain that fires when you complete a task, a form of well-being you get from a job well done. This is why cigarettes are so insidious, and, as you can probably figure, games like WoW that offer one reward after another, firing those dopamine receptors like little christmas lights.

    It’s funny how that works 🙂

  3. 4 Narx June 9, 2010 at 4:03 am

    I use Tuesday nights to exercise and spend time with my wife.

    So it was a regular Tuesday for me anyway 🙂

    The only downside is that I couldn’t cut gems to play the AH today via the remote AH.

  4. 5 Jormundgard June 10, 2010 at 5:47 am

    I couldn’t keep playing that game. I was giving my time and money to a handful of people in Irvine, CA who could care less about my time or my life. I think I’m better off investing my most precious resource, my life, in a place where it’s needed and appreciated.

  5. 6 Shiva June 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Are you proving a point saying you’re not addicted and thus not posting? =p

  6. 7 RobQ June 16, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    It’s over now, I’m cold, alone
    I’m just a person on my own
    Nothing means a thing to me

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