"Confessions of a WOW player's girlfriend"
The scourge of addiction; it consumes everything in its path – families, relationships, plans, you name it. Humans have always found something to become addicted to, starting from Antiquity, but the phenomenon has become alarming in the last decades. Drugs may be regarded by most of you as the most destructive addiction, but I can prove you wrong. To emphasize this, let me tell you a story…
This has been going on for... how long? I don`t seem to remember very well. Anyway, long, long ago. Years ago. A crucial moment happened in my life: the moment my boyfriend discovered the awful, cruel and destructive game (at least, so was back then) -World of Warcraft! All of you WOW players may judge me right now but trust me, the negative turn that our relationship took at that moment was devastating for me. We were living together for almost year and everything was perfect until one day when I found my boyfriend, let’s call him “Q”, in front of our old computer, with an extremely radiant look on his face.
-“Look, boo, Chris bought me the game he told me so much about! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to play it with the guys!”
-“Good job, Q! “,I said a bit ironic , without knowing exactly what is this all about.
That “play with the guys “actually meant , in a short time, “spend every single night and day in front of the computer solving a very important quest and trying to score some epic loot” ! Actually, he spent more time with his “guild” (did not really know what that means back then) than with me, whom I was his girlfriend. But that was not the only problem. He started to neglect a normal human being’s needs: he started eating less and less until he refused to eat at all, he didn’t leave the house ever, personal hygiene took second-stage and he basically ignored any conversation that did not have as main subject his favorite game.
Q lost weight, since starvation was not a priority any more, and his social life met a serious degradation.
What was I supposed to do in such a situation? I did not want to involve our families in this, since we promised to ourselves that we will manage any problem in our relationship on our own. I started searching on the internet about this malefic game and I was sort of shocked to discover that my boyfriend was not the only victim. Apparently, over ten million subscribers worldwide enjoy World of Warcraft , but what scared me most were the frightening titles like “Another Marriage Falls Victim to World of Warcraft!” .
Was this a joke? I had to end this, and quick!
What happened next was kind of unexpected. One day I asked his mom to call him over and, while he was away, I threw the game’s CD and asked a friend to uninstall the game in the computer” . Then I left him the following note :” Decide what you miss most!” , and then I went to my parents. Day by day I waited for that call but, since it never came, I really started to lose my hope.
Anyway, I was resigned knowing that at least I tried. But apparently miracles do exist , because after a couple of days a received a text message: “please come back home!” . In less than 30 minutes I was back to our apartment opening the door when I saw him, pale and skinny (God, I never realized he lost that much weight) .
-“ Baby, what happened?” , I asked.
-“I don’t really know, I was at my mom’s and suddenly I fainted. I woke up a day after and I was at the hospital with infusions in my arms. My mom called you dozens of times on our home phone but you did not answer. What happened? What was wrong with me? Was I that crazy?” , he said in a rush that he nearly choked.
Meanwhile, I was crying. My baby was back!
-“It doesn’t matter!” , I said, while hugging him. “Everything is ok now!”
This story is inspired from real facts. www.wow-latest.com