I salute you!
Secretly disabled WoW player (until now)
I salute you!
I dont know if blizz will delete this post because of the link I hope not....it is a disabled person who plays wow and he talks about how he does it
04/12/2011 05:12 PMPosted by SylvaeDepression isn't a disability. Don't compare bad moods to CP
I really hope I don't attract more trolling, but this statement really grinds my gears and I just hafta speak out.
Chronic Depression isn't a bad mood, though I''ll be the first to admit alot of people have been mis-diagnosed with it either accidently or on purpose to sell more drugs (I'll save the conspiracy theory for another thread)
For people that actually have it, it's like having a 10,000 pound boulder tied to your back from the time you drag yourself out of bed in the morning until you go to bed. Of course, no one can *see* the boulder, so they naturally assume you're lazy. I didn't even realize the metaphorical boulder was there until I first started antidepressant meds. I was hypersensitive to them for the first few days and I actually got to feel what it was like to take the boulder off for a while and helped me realize that I really did have a problem. I've achieved a nice balance now, but I still have to work to stay motivated and not spend days at a time indoors and alone.. farming herbs >.>
Severe depression can be very painful and devastating for a person's body. And it certainly can hurt one's ability to play especially with all the trash talk out there.
As someone with medical disabilities as well depression and anxiety, I whole heartily believe that a little respect towards others in game as well as in real life would go a long way.
I want to say you sound like an amazing person. Never let you disability get in the way for what you want to achieve or do. My Partner has CP and she has been swimming her whole life and achieved medals in Athens and Beijing and is an inspiration to me. So keep it up man, id be honored having you raid with me at any time :) Cya mate and all the best.
P.S Also, whoever reported the OP is a fool.
My future MIL has been working for special needs in education for years - she'd probably love to hear about this, if only to forward along to the members of the groups she's been supporting and involved with for many years.
I'll pass the info along as it comes - you're doing a great thing imho :D
Even with his disabilities, he can still kick my butt on xbox even while his hands are not the perfect ones everyone expects to be born with. Out of everyone I play with online I have to say he's in the top 2 people I ever play with because he works at it and gets the objectives done. He doesn't let his disabilities hold back his gaming ability.
I've tried to get him into wow before and i'll remember your post if I ever do. A macro-ed mouse would help him a lot too.
I know of only one other site that does game reviews and shares video game news for more than just WoW as well as has their own community (Ablegamers). You may want to stop by and see what they've been doing as inspiration. They may even be able to help you. Who knows? :)
Best wishes to you and to those who choose to aid you in your goals.
My buddy i play the game with broke his neck when he was 18 and now finds a way to play with a joystick that he controls with his mouth.
Keep doing what you're doing and show people that even when you're disabled you're just like anyone else.
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