You've considered quitting many times, yet you haven't done it yet. No, this is not about your nicotine addiction (Lung Cancer hits you for 5,000 damage!). For some inexplicable reason, you are one of the millions who are still playing World of Warcraft. Here are five reasons why you should quit playing WoW.
5 - Monthly Subscription Fee
While it may only cost about 50 cents to play per day, that number adds up to about 75 dollars after six months, and you've probably already wasted 600 dollars over the last four pathetic years of your life running through the same game mechanics over and over again--yet the tedium of the game is still somehow slightly more appealing than getting a real job and generating the much needed income to fund your sedentary lifestyle. At least you can proudly brag about being exalted with every faction, right?
4 - Socially Inept/Bad Players
While it is the nature of the Internet to allow douche-bags to ruin the enjoyment of the game for everyone else through the cowardly guise of anonymity, playing online also means developing great patience for the terribly clueless and the despicably unskilled players who fail to make use of their class's role. Perhaps some day the degree of tolerance for stupid people will be enough to convince you to quit the game. Or, you could adapt and become one of them.
3 - Grinding
Regardless of your WOW skills, you've got to grind to get good. Spending hours fighting boring battles to level up, make cash, and score important upgrades is a vital part of playing the world's biggest MMO. Maybe you even belong in a raiding guild and feel obligated to gather rather expensive consumables every week in order to earn your share of the loot--but soon it begins to feel like a full time job without any real compensation, so maybe you could devise a plan to make it worth your while (i.e., ask a gold farmer for tips on sweatshop labor). Time is money, friend!
2 - Queue-Queue
One way to wean players off of this game is to simply deny them decent access to it. It's nothing to cry about; life will go on--except your character will remain suspended in time until you can log on again. Some people cannot handle that. But maybe good fortune will fall upon you, and your game card will expire before the queue is over, and you will no longer have to submit yourself to the crowded population of idle players, all sitting in town, looking for a group. Your real-life obligations can always suffer a bit as long as your in-game character doesn't.
1 - Corpse Runs
So it looks like your character has just died again, and that is really tragic. Usually, that's a good time to call it a night and stop playing. But WoW manages to make a game of dying, further sucking you in. When you die, you've got two options; instantly revive yourself with via a spirit healer and risk some serious weapon damage, or trek back to minimize the penalty. More often than not, you're at the furthest point possible from where you died. So, in order to salvage your session, you've got to get all the way back to the spot where you kicked the bucket. Now that you're there, why not try to push forward and finish whatever quest killed you in the first place? Instead of grinding for gold or looking for an incompetent pick-up group, you get to spend your paid subscription running across the map for an eternity so that you may (hopefully) gain another level or two.