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Wanting to quit World of Warcraft

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Hey there,

funny as it is, someone from the game World of Warcraft referred me to this page. For many years I´ve been trying to quit the game, but I think doing it through an Internet Support Forum, it can be much easiert. I´ve been part of nofap aswell for about 2 years, and with the help of the page I was able to beat my porn addiction.

I´m 26 years old living in Germany and (due to my ongoing depression and anxiety) I´ve been struggeling with playing games for more than 10 years (mostly World of Warcraft). I play this game nowadays 10-15 hours daily.

Now I will give this a try. If you have any questions, or if people want to PM me and share stories or anything, just feel free to do that.

thank you, admin(s) of this wonderful page, for existing and fighting one of our (in my opinion) most dangerous addictions on this planet.

 

Cheers

Tom

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Welcome friend!

Gaming adiction sucks. I did a colege exchange trip to lisbon some years ago. And I spend all my studies time with World of Warcraft.

I got my first legendary weapon but I falied 2 of 3 my academy tests. Maybe I lost a fucking one life time knowlege?

Today I dont play WoW anymore  and I become less adicted to games, trying to get my real life goals.

 

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We, newbies here better stick together

So it's good that you're here as strength is in numbers.

You seem to have an iron will and rock-solid (no pun intended) motivation to stick with nofap challenge for whole two years. Big respect here!

As for wow, it was part of my story as well, with all its progression elements and emotional bonds created within the game. Now I'm noticing that interests to games and to life are in constant tug-of-war. So the more you buff the latter, the easier it will become for it to prevail.

You've made a big step forward joining this community. Wish that it helps!

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Hello everyone!

I have been playing video games for as long as I can remember. TF2, L4D, CSGO bring me sweet memories when my friends and I were having fun together, I have even dated some girl online. Of course, all of that was fickle so I can`t even play those games anymore because I know I would never have the same fun I used to. That puts me off returning to those games. Rancours? I don`t know, maybe

The thing that made me do a first step is being fed up with toxicity and my dissatisfaction with gaming routine. I have always considered myself getting the short end of the stick despite investing so much time into gaming. I just couldn`t be the best there. It really hit home. Recently, I have tried to make drastic changes in my life but always relapsed. The breaking point was dev of game (I have grinded 800h in) announcing that the game would be cancelled soon (it all turned out to be as a christmas joke, it was not the dev, but some other dude). Then I realised how fragile and how pointless that I am doing. I was offended by it deeply but it was like a wake up call. Yet I still relapsed, but bounced back. I understand now what I am lacking. Support and an example of others.

So here I am 22, Russia, and I am fond of so many things guys, this is crazy:D front-end programming, game dev, harmonica, guitar, parkour, learning new languages. But most importantly, I am fond of people being nearby. Maybe, the main reason why I ve been playing hardocre is that I just couldn`t make friends and I hated being alone.

A lot of going to change after New Year. But here are my goals for now

1. Find a hobby and replace my idle existance with it. Write about it here

2. Pass 90 day detox and comment about it here

3. Get a job and earn good money

I ll start my challenge tomorrow because today was the day i relapsed once again.

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3 minutes ago, Xgamer said:

Hello everyone!

I have been playing video games for as long as I can remember. TF2, L4D, CSGO bring me sweet memories when my friends and I were having fun together, I have even dated some girl online. Of course, all of that was fickle so I can`t even play those games anymore because I know I would never have the same fun I used to. That puts me off returning to those games. Rancours? I don`t know, maybe

The thing that made me do a first step is being fed up with toxicity and my dissatisfaction with gaming routine. I have always considered myself getting the short end of the stick despite investing so much time into gaming. I just couldn`t be the best there. It really hit home. Recently, I have tried to make drastic changes in my life but always relapsed. The breaking point was dev of game (I have grinded 800h in) announcing that the game would be cancelled soon (it all turned out to be as a christmas joke, it was not the dev, but some other dude). Then I realised how fragile and how pointless that I am doing. I was offended by it deeply but it was like a wake up call. Yet I still relapsed, but bounced back. I understand now what I am lacking. Support and an example of others.

So here I am 22, Russia, and I am fond of so many things guys, this is crazy:D front-end programming, game dev, harmonica, guitar, parkour, learning new languages. But most importantly, I am fond of people being nearby. Maybe, the main reason why I ve been playing hardocre is that I just couldn`t make friends and I hated being alone.

A lot of going to change after New Year. But here are my goals for now

1. Find a hobby and replace my idle existance with it. Write about it here

2. Pass 90 day detox and comment about it here

3. Get a job and earn good money

I ll start my challenge tomorrow because today was the day i relapsed once again.

 

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On 12/28/2019 at 8:12 AM, Vooglet said:

We, newbies here better stick together

So it's good that you're here as strength is in numbers.

You seem to have an iron will and rock-solid (no pun intended) motivation to stick with nofap challenge for whole two years. Big respect here!

As for wow, it was part of my story as well, with all its progression elements and emotional bonds created within the game. Now I'm noticing that interests to games and to life are in constant tug-of-war. So the more you buff the latter, the easier it will become for it to prevail.

You've made a big step forward joining this community. Wish that it helps!

I like the tone in your script 

Good to see someone like you on the forums. Supportive, and encouraging!

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On 12/20/2019 at 6:02 PM, Soundgarden said:

Hey there,

funny as it is, someone from the game World of Warcraft referred me to this page. For many years I´ve been trying to quit the game, but I think doing it through an Internet Support Forum, it can be much easiert. I´ve been part of nofap aswell for about 2 years, and with the help of the page I was able to beat my porn addiction.

I´m 26 years old living in Germany and (due to my ongoing depression and anxiety) I´ve been struggeling with playing games for more than 10 years (mostly World of Warcraft). I play this game nowadays 10-15 hours daily.

Now I will give this a try. If you have any questions, or if people want to PM me and share stories or anything, just feel free to do that.

thank you, admin(s) of this wonderful page, for existing and fighting one of our (in my opinion) most dangerous addictions on this planet.

 

Cheers

Tom

Hey Tom, 

 

Glad to meet upon this interfacing medium

There is much potential in you. The force is strong with you. I can see you doing this forsure!

 

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On 12/28/2019 at 9:02 AM, Xgamer said:

 

Hey man, 

Great that you have some goals for the new year! I've played for the same reason in the past. It's insightful to realize that your lonliness is something that drives you. 

Goodluck brother!

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