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Hello guys,
   I've got a problem. My father comes home after his work and starts playing World of tanks for around 3 hours daily. Once he asked me to finish a battle in game and now I am addicted to WOT and know about that while my dad does not realize his addiction.
   As a fact, WOT is not only an extremely addictive game but also it's smth like a casino, where nothing depends on you. That gives players a lot of excitement after every lucky shot and causes a lot of negative emotions after a defeat or smth like that. That hooks gamers and makes them continue playing this piece of garbage. Also my dad has a lot of so-called "premium tanks" which cost real money, his account is 10 years old and he plays with his friends. Nevertheless he is often angry about the game, his (actually stupid, I am not kidding) teammates, random bad occasions  during matches and so on.
   I have already tried to delete this game (not his account) from PC (it's the only PC we have), but he just install this so-called "game again". When I try to explain why this game is harmful for him he just ignores everything I say and starts playing. After that he is angry about the game again and that happens every day. It's like he forgets what  was yesterday.
   He does not want to play ANY other and less-addictive game and while he is playing wot I want to play it to due to my addiction.

So, there are a few options:
1)delete his account (but I don't really know what it will lead to, seriously - I am afraid of my father's further actions) and never play it again. (But he probably will buy or create another one)
2) delete the game and prohibit him to download it (but he will probably find another way to play WOT, idk)
3) try to persuade him stop playing (but he probably will ignore my again)

or any other one else.
What should I do? How can I stop playing WOT if my dad always reminds me about it? How to make him stop playing it? Whether I should stop him at all? How to make him hate this game?

I feel how WOT is ruining our lives but idk what to do
Thanks to you all.

(Sorry for every grammar mistake I made)
 

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Hello,

It's already hard to quit an addiction when we want to quit it. But your father doesn't even want to quit, I don't think you can make him quit in a direct way.

So for now, focus on you, since you want to quit. You could delete your account for example. There are a lot of tips on how to quit on this forum.

Tell your dad you really want to stop playing this game, for all the reasons you mentioned. Maybe he will understand. This way, he won't ask you to play with him.

You can propose your dad an other activity, tell him you want to spend time with him, but not on this game.

Even 10min of this other activity can be nice for you two. Then it can be longer : 30min for example.

Good luck

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  • 5 weeks later...

World of Tanks can be a dangerous combination of highly-competitive strategic multiplayer and random chance that can and will push people to spend money in order to improve said chances. It can be difficult to let an account go, due to the investment of time required to get a decent way in, and this is doubly so when an account is carrying premium vehicles, time, and currency.

Account deletion, especially without first agreeing upon it with your father, is the nuclear option. Even if your father restarts his account, it may cause more harm than good in your relations with him, and could result in even more spending, due to wanting to catch up. 

Be sure that when you speak with him that you don't come off as preachy or condescending. You need to make it clear how harmful it was to you, and try to get him to participate in other activities with you in a calm discussion.

I am no expert though. I was never truly addicted to World of Tanks due to it's awful systems, but I did still bang my head against a wall until the Black Prince, when I realized that things would never really get better. I wish you the best of luck.

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