Gaming term paper

90 Draenei Shaman
10330
A friend of mine is writing a term paper on gaming and has asked me to post a few questions on my realm forum. If you could be so kind as to take a minute out of your day to answer these simple questions it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

1: How often did you play video games before playing this MMO?
2: How often did you play when you started?
3: How often do you play now?
4: Would you play more if you could?
5: Do you think you play too much?
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90 Human Death Knight
13045
#1 Maybe an hour or two per workday. Three or four on a day off when family activities allowed.

#2 About the same time I spent playing "preWoW" games.

#3 Perhaps 3 hours per worday and four to five on days off ( Wife and kids permitting).

#4 Maybe. If only to make your gem market smaller. Yes, I know it's you. :)

#5 Not really. Everyone needs a hobby. And as hobbies go this one is cheap and legal. Granted there are people who use the online experience to showcase the worst of themselves in what is a (mostly) concequence free environment. As for myself I use my game time to be the person I would like to be. Besides I still shower and eat when it's time. I've never skipped work or failed to mow the lawn because I was playing. My family still comes first. And I can quit anytime I want to. Really.........
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90 Blood Elf Mage
12385
And I can quit anytime I want to. Really.........


Spoken like a true WoW addict.
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90 Draenei Shaman
10330
04/10/2012 12:37 AMPosted by Thatjerkdar
If only to make your gem market smaller.

LMAO

Thank you for replying
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90 Human Warrior
9250
1. 2-3 hours a week
2. as much as possible
3. 2-4 hours a night
4. unfortunately yes
5. thatjerkdar nailed it with his answer. i am a father of 3 and feel that this is a great way to keep occupied while being around for everything and yes it is cheap. 15 bucks a month compared to what 100$ a night at the bar(lets not forget about all the knuckleheads you have to deal with). yes theres other hobbies that are cheap or free but whats the difference.

but i have called in for work to wow. i know- im terrible
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90 Night Elf Hunter
10995
1. Well I have been a gamer since Atari days, but I slowed down some...I would say before WoW....maybe 3-5hrs total a week
2. Oh hell, you could not get me off of WoW when I started...talk about electronic crack!!
3. Well being that I basically stay home to take care of my grandfather....I play alot.
4. No I think I plenty...although when the new expansion comes out, who knows?
5. Yeah I am sure there is something more constructive I could be doing, but it my stress relief. What better way than to relax than slaughtering horde and/or big ole bad guys?? None I can think of lol
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1: How often did you play video games before playing this MMO?
2-3 hours a day
2: How often did you play when you started?
8-10 hours a day
3: How often do you play now?
5-10 hours a week, sometimes none
4: Would you play more if you could?
No
5: Do you think you play too much?
No
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1. a couple hours a day
2. from the moment i got off work til the moment i crawled into bed (about 6-8 hours?)
3. on workdays if i have a raid about 5-6 hours, if i don't have a raid i might not even log on; on the weekends about 6-8 hours
4. somedays when i really don't want to go to work i think i would, but honestly probably not...at least until the next expansion comes out...my boss will be lucky if i show up for the first month then
5. no
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90 Worgen Priest
8005
1: How often did you play video games before playing this MMO?
3-4 hours a day
2: How often did you play when you started?
2ish hours a day, I was still splitting the time with my xbox.
3: How often do you play now?
as an unemployed person 40+ hours a week.
4: Would you play more if you could?
no, but I would chop it up into little bits and rail it for a quick fix.
5: Do you think you play too much?
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change... I really don't think I play too much because I can't afford to go out much and wow is a harmless, cheap, time-waster.
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85 Draenei Shaman
9835
I never really played alot of video games till i got addicted too wow. When i first started i played hard core everyday,all day every night plus worked, i am a full time mother of 3 and been playing wow for 5yrs now at least. If i had the time too play more often now i wished i could but my work schedule is well super crazy so i do play but not as much as i did starting out.I raid 4 days a week and try too get on too have some fun but teenagers have better plans for me and that is ok cause im not going no where. As far as me playing too much now, i don"t think i do, i went from starting out raiding 7 days a week too now 4 i think that isn't too bad. I hope this helps out your term paper gl with it :)
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90 Orc Warrior
16635
1: How often did you play video games before playing this MMO?
-Every day.(40+ hours a week)

2: How often did you play when you started?
-Every minute I wasn't sleeping. (60-70 hrs a week)

3: How often do you play now?
-Every other minute. (20 hrs a week.)

4: Would you play more if you could?
-Probably.

5: Do you think you play too much?
-Of course. Who doesn't?
Edited by Colosie on 4/11/2012 9:00 AM PDT
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90 Draenei Shaman
10330
Thanks guys! It really helps!

Could still use more if you guys know of anyone who feels like helping.
Edited by Teabaag on 4/11/2012 5:56 PM PDT
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90 Troll Warlock
17290
1: How often did you play video games before playing this MMO?
- 3 hours/day on weekdays, 6-7 hours/day on weekends (~30 hours/week)

2: How often did you play when you started?
- 3 hours/day on weekdays, 6-7 hours/day on weekends (~30 hours/week)

3: How often do you play now?
- 3 hours/day on weekdays, 6-7 hours/day on weekends (~30 hours/week)

4: Would you play more if you could?
- Yes!

5: Do you think you play too much?
- Yes!
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90 Human Warlock
13045
Thanks guys! It really helps!

Could still use more if you guys know of anyone who feels like helping.


I will try and get my wife plus #1 and #2 son to respond also. Maybe that'll be helpful.
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90 Tauren Druid
11180
1: How often did you play video games before playing this MMO?
About an hour, maybe two a day.
2: How often did you play when you started?
Way too much. I was hella hooked on WoW, so I'd say a solid 5-6 hours a day.
3: How often do you play now?
Maybe 1-3 hours a day, but if no friends are on, I don't even log in.
4: Would you play more if you could?
Eh, I feel like the amount of time I play now is good.
5: Do you think you play too much?
Mostly I'll think that on the weekends. All my friends will be on, I'll pop in game and before I know it, most of the day is gone and I haven't done anything outside of WoW.
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90 Draenei Shaman
11495
1: How often did you play video games before playing this MMO?

This is my first MMO I have ever played

2: How often did you play when you started?

3-4 hours a day

3: How often do you play now?

about 4-5 hours a day (I raid alot haha)

4: Would you play more if you could?

No I would cut back on raiding somewhat if I could...have a hard time telling my wow-friends no lol

5: Do you think you play too much?

yes and no. I believe I raid too much and therefore do not always enjoy all the stuff I used to on the game but agree that as hobbies go it is inexpensive and I do enjoy playing. As a single mother I am able to be around all the time with my kid. It is also a great social outlet if you are respectful of other people and dont abuse the anonymity of being online. Although at times I do abuse that...but usually it is to the ones who are inept (and think they are bad-!@#...the truely clueless ones I am usually pretty nice to) or the trolls that bug the crap out of everyone.
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90 Draenei Death Knight
8415
1: How often did you play video games before playing this MMO?
I mostly played puzzle pc games like Myst and the occasional CoD zombie mode. Maybe 5 hours a week at most.
2: How often did you play when you started?
5 to 7 hours a week. School provided lots of distractions. :p
3: How often do you play now?
I raid four nights a week, raid nights vary from 3 to 6+ hours. Other days are sporadic depending on work and what books I'm reading...I'm on much more often now that I am without a tv.
4: Would you play more if you could?
No. I have too many hobbies that I don't want to neglect.
5: Do you think you play too much?
Most definitely, but I'm at a point in my life where it's sadly, a social outlet. I recently moved, I live alone, and work precludes spending a lot of time out on the town. Hence, I enjoy hanging out with my friends in the computer while trying to keep WoW part of a balanced array of activities.
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85 Orc Rogue
4685
1) 25-40 hours a week
2) 4-6 hours per day
3) Depends on how fast we clear DS but probly 4-10 hrs a week
4) Not likely
5) Currently no, but in the past a definate yes and i still let it interfere with other things occasionally.
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90 Draenei Shaman
10330
Just want to say thank you to everyone and also give this thred a bump.
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31 Blood Elf Paladin
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1: How often did you play video games before playing this MMO?
2: How often did you play when you started?
3: How often do you play now?
4: Would you play more if you could?
5: Do you think you play too much?

1: As often as I've always played video games.
2: Around 8 hours over the schoolweek, and more over the weekends.
3: Around 4 hours a week.
4: Maybe.
5: Not at all.
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