Monday, October 06, 2014

World of Warcraft rules

  1. No 5-man or raid content starting after 9:30 p.m., and even 9 p.m. is pushing it. I can never really be sure how long they will take, and I need my sleep.
  2. No WoW between 9 a.m. and noon on my days off during the week. There's always something more productive I could do with that time.
  3. Remember that it's just a game, and it's not possible to do everything in it. I never could, even if I hadn't missed two years. In the future I should make more realistic to-do lists for the game than my current one, and/or be more willing to give up on them if necessary.
Anything else?

Last night I was up later than usual, and abandoned a group in progress to log off as early as I did, despite the facts that I've been playing quite a bit lately and I'll be up even later tonight. I have to draw lines somewhere, and those lines above seem like good places to start.

I'm not too worried about my Warcraft habit at the moment for two reasons. I can point to an objective deadline to complete most of my to-do list, because they're making big changes to the game soon and some things will be harder if not impossible after that. And my habit isn't all that bad in an objective sense. I've only been up after midnight due to the game two or three times since I started playing again, and it hasn't caused problems at work or with friends at all as far as I know.

But being overly tired is a problem itself, and if I still play just as much after that deadline goes by, well, I'll have a problem and should probably quit.