I turned my World of Warcraft account back on. I know, I know. Call me crazy but, considering I'm all by myself, I figured I'd spare myself the boredom and perhaps prevent me from going insane in the process.
My mom is out of town for a week and a half, so it's just me and Sherbert (my parakeet). And, trust me, he's not a whole lot of fun. He'd rather bark at the dishwasher all day. (Don't ask.)
All in all, WoW isn't really a horrible game, though my brother would argue that the graphics are horrible and it's too "easy."
But there are actually a lot of extra things you can benefit from, believe it or not. Like how to type, which helps exponentially with being a writer. Since I started playing 3 years or so ago, my typing skills have sky rocketed! I'm couldn't be more thrilled! Who needs typing classes? Just get WoW and know your keyboard. It works!
You also learn how to communicate and deal with people and often times have the privilege of meeting some really neat ones in the process. The quests in game help to get your brain working and even help you to plan ahead (for example, I have X and Y quests in this area, but quest Z is on the way.. that sort of thing), Plus, organizing your bag space is a great way to learn to be orderly (yeah, I'm still working on this one.. But, keep in mind that certain brilliant men weren't tidy either!).
And finally, it can be a great mission field. There are so many lost people all around the world that could use a caring gesture or a kind word. I can't even count the people I've been able to witness to or help in some small way. God is so good. After all, Jesus said to "go into all the world and preach the gospel." Well, all the world is in WoW now apparently. Lol
However, it does have it's down sides and these are just as important as the others...
For one, there is always a threat with talking to people online that you don't know. Caution is greatly advised. Remember, only God sees into the heart and mind.
And, most importantly, there is a chance you can get sucked in and addicted, so it's important to use in moderation and not get too attached. Real life is more important and rewarding, no matter how much Gold you have or Gear you earn!! Don't forget that!
So, yes, I did it. But, I can honestly say that it has no hold over me. After a month, it will be off again and I won't even bat an eye... Gotta love self control. :)
Anyway, sorry this post is late today! I'm not at home for the next day or so due to guys refinishing the wooden floors in our house. Oye, what a mess.
Hope this finds you all well! And hey, if you're a WoWer or soon to be... give me a shout. Would love to meet ya! :)