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post #1561 of 1669
Ding 80.. woo hoo!
post #1562 of 1669
congratulations! what are ya gonna do first? I feel like my to do list got miles long after dinging 80 and I was looking forward to the rest. not to be.

I just became a Champion of the Frozen Wastes last night tho.

happy wow-ing day! :
post #1563 of 1669
How hard was it to get Old Crafty?
post #1564 of 1669
I dinged 72 yesterday from doing dailies That was kind of funny, hand in the cooking quest, dinged 72 AND get the stormchops recipe! WOOT! : Just need to find a lightning eel They're not hard to find AT ALL.
I'm at 367 for my fishing, still fishing in IF to get old ironjaw. Sigh, I'll probably catch him when I hit 400
post #1565 of 1669
Until they fix it, the known hack/bug for fishing up Old Crafty seems to be working beautifully...both anecdotally and personally. DH and I both caught him within 10 or so casts.

Get the fishing daily Crocolisks in the City. Go to Org and fish. Do not loot what you catch, especially the crocolisk, just toss them back. Within a few tries you should get Old Crafty. I imagine they will eventually fix this, but I have no idea where on Blizz's priority list this falls.

It does not appear to work for the Ironforge rare fish, as it seems to be tied in to the fact that Org is the corresponding location for the Crocolisk quest, whereas for Alliance it is SW. If the rare was in SW, it would presumably work there as well.
post #1566 of 1669
Hi all. I stumbled across this thread, and was actually really surprised to find it here. DH is a hardcore gamer, and his main addiction is WoW. He has been trying to get me to play for a long time, but I haven't yet... I know I would probably love it, but I know so many people who take it to an unhealthy level, including DH. I've read so many stories about parents neglecting their children without really realizing it, because they were playing WOW so much... and I want to know how all you moms do it? Am I worried about nothing? When do you play - after the kids are in bed? Do you play with your husbands, and is it actually good quality time you're spending together? DD is 8mo, and she doesn't sleep unless I'm laying next to her, so I'm trying to figure out how I could make it work. I want to have a common interest with DH, but I need to know first it won't make me neglect anything, especially DD. How do you all make it work for you?
post #1567 of 1669
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Originally Posted by Smylingeyz View Post
Hi all. I stumbled across this thread, and was actually really surprised to find it here. DH is a hardcore gamer, and his main addiction is WoW. He has been trying to get me to play for a long time, but I haven't yet... I know I would probably love it, but I know so many people who take it to an unhealthy level, including DH. I've read so many stories about parents neglecting their children without really realizing it, because they were playing WOW so much... and I want to know how all you moms do it? Am I worried about nothing? When do you play - after the kids are in bed? Do you play with your husbands, and is it actually good quality time you're spending together? DD is 8mo, and she doesn't sleep unless I'm laying next to her, so I'm trying to figure out how I could make it work. I want to have a common interest with DH, but I need to know first it won't make me neglect anything, especially DD. How do you all make it work for you?
I play mostly when DS is asleep or sometimes if he's playing and not needing anything. I only "raid" when he's asleep. DH and I play together in the evenings/nights, and I'd say it's somewhat quality time. It's something we both love and we're doing stuff together... if you do start playing with your DH suggest he makes a new character to level with you!
post #1568 of 1669
I mostly play when DD2 is asleep (dd1 is 12 and usually doesn't want time with me anymore anyway). Or I'll play when DH is home and spending time with DD2. So that way she doesn't feel neglected. I got DH interested in WoW so now he has his own account. I love our time playing together, though we don't get a LOT of it since it has to be after DD2 is asleep.
post #1569 of 1669
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I play mostly when DS is asleep or sometimes if he's playing and not needing anything. I only "raid" when he's asleep. DH and I play together in the evenings/nights, and I'd say it's somewhat quality time. It's something we both love and we're doing stuff together... if you do start playing with your DH suggest he makes a new character to level with you!

My play style pretty much matches this.

DH and I really enjoy our game time together. Its something nice to do that we both have fun with.
post #1570 of 1669
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Originally Posted by Smylingeyz View Post
Hi all. I stumbled across this thread, and was actually really surprised to find it here. DH is a hardcore gamer, and his main addiction is WoW. He has been trying to get me to play for a long time, but I haven't yet... I know I would probably love it, but I know so many people who take it to an unhealthy level, including DH. I've read so many stories about parents neglecting their children without really realizing it, because they were playing WOW so much... and I want to know how all you moms do it? Am I worried about nothing? When do you play - after the kids are in bed? Do you play with your husbands, and is it actually good quality time you're spending together? DD is 8mo, and she doesn't sleep unless I'm laying next to her, so I'm trying to figure out how I could make it work. I want to have a common interest with DH, but I need to know first it won't make me neglect anything, especially DD. How do you all make it work for you?
I actually play a lot less than other people, even other moms! My DH travels a lot for work and there is hardly any way for me to reasonably run instances or raid when I am alone with my kids. I am a healer and I won't commit if I am not 100% sure that I won't have to drop out in the middle of a run, it isn't fair to the other people in the group.

My husband plays as well and and we play together for the most part. And it is a good, fun way to spend time together. I can always tell guild mates who are married by the way they speak to each other in party chat or on vent!

I also have other hobbies, crocheting and sewing and gardening and some evenings are spent doing that instead. It doesn't have to be an addiction and it doesn't have to consume all your free time. I've been playing for 3 years and I have one 70, a 49 and a 45. Clearly I don't play nearly as often as others who are able to level a character in a few weeks!
post #1571 of 1669
I play with my dd and my dh. But I don't have any little kids, my dd is an adult. I'm sure I couldn't do it with an infant. At least I can't imagine it.
post #1572 of 1669
I play a fair amount. But the way I do it is if my son (he is 4) is playing on the floor with his trains or reading or building or whatever self involved activity, I can get on the computer and do some quests or do some farming or stuff that I can easily walk away from at a moment's notice. I dont do anything I cant get up from immediately while he is awake. I dont play in the evenings when my husband is home and I live on the east coast and raid with a west coast guild so I dont raid till 10 pm, after my son is in bed. That lasts till about 130 am. My husband plays as well, less than I do really, but doesnt mind my "me time" after our son is in bed. And I only raid three days a week so we still have some nights to either play together, or do other things after kiddo's bed time.
post #1573 of 1669
Many is the time I was raiding Molten Cord (40-person raid) and stopped to nurse my DS and put him down to sleep. My guild at the time even had a set place that they knew I was going to go and put my DS to bed, and it was an understanded and accepted part of my being there.

I often can't do instances because I can't commit to the time (and attention span) it takes. But both my kids were nursed at the keyboard while I was playing.

MY BIL has played to addictive levels and to the detriment of his marriage and family. It certainly can happen, but often there is a co-dependent relationship that is bolstering the addiction. Not always, but certainly the dynamics of the enabler/addict can come into play.

DH and I have played since release and we've both found the urge to play waxes and wanes. We have never neglected our children while playing WoW.
post #1574 of 1669
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Originally Posted by Smylingeyz View Post
...worried about nothing? When do you play - after the kids are in bed? Do you play with your husbands, and is it actually good quality time you're spending together? DD is 8mo, and she doesn't sleep unless I'm laying next to her, so I'm trying to figure out how I could make it work. I want to have a common interest with DH, but I need to know first it won't make me neglect anything, especially DD. How do you all make it work for you?
My babes won't sleep without me, either. I can't wait til they go to sleep in order to play because they won't sleep without me. I play throughout the day. I 'afk' frequently and everyone I play with knows why (2 toddlers). It's just not a big deal. My daughters come first. Wow is just a game. If my character dies, oh well. I just don't care enough about that and I am not at all competitive. I have never done a raid. I probably never will. It doesn't interest me and I doubt I'd ever get such a huge chunk of time straight in a row to play. Just because I'm logged in, doesn't mean I'm at the desk. My computer desk is centrally located in my tiny home so I can see everything from here.

I, too, had a husband interested in the game and hoped playing with him would give us something to do together. I've seen many couples enjoy playing together. Unfortunately, my husband is as controlling, short-tempered and competitive in the game as he is in real life. So I don't play with him. He will be on his computer in his little dark corner of his room and I'll be out here watching the girls while playing. It never became something we enjoyed together, probably because we don't enjoy each other anyhow.
post #1575 of 1669
My guild raids at night when my kids are in bed. I play at night, it just hasn't been an issue for us.
post #1576 of 1669
I only play when I know that ds is set... usually at his downtime in the afternoon... when its quiet... or at night after he's in bed

I wish dh and I could play together... that would be so fun ... we both play but only on one pc... boo
post #1577 of 1669
It's really great to hear how everyone does it... maybe once DD is able to sleep without me I'll play. DH is really excited that I'm thinking about it. I tend to have no time for myself - at all. And if I were to have free time I have so many things I want to do already - tennis, jogging, exercise class, scrapbooking, etc. I think it's important to have something in common with DH though, and I'll try anything that could help bring us closer. We really need it right now. Thanks for everyone's input... and if anyone else wants to share how they do it too I'd love to hear more!
post #1578 of 1669
It's just like any other hobby, if you get "addicted" or "neglectful", it is a choice you're making.
Smylingeyz, my husband and I both play-I actually got him into it. We play together and have since the beginning. It wouldn't be any fun without him, which is why we don't raid-we can't find a guild that will guarantee our raiding together, so what's the point?

We play while Zanthias sleeps, or if he wants to eat (I breastfeed) I lay him on the boppy and nurse him while we play. We don't do it to the exclusion of him, just when he's asleep or eating. Once he's awake, we get to a quitting point and spend time with him.
post #1579 of 1669
We just put our accts on hold and it's kinda sad! We're moving this week and there's not really any point in having them active until we have internet set up but waaaaaah
post #1580 of 1669
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Originally Posted by Smylingeyz View Post
Hi all. I stumbled across this thread, and was actually really surprised to find it here. DH is a hardcore gamer, and his main addiction is WoW. He has been trying to get me to play for a long time, but I haven't yet... I know I would probably love it, but I know so many people who take it to an unhealthy level, including DH. I've read so many stories about parents neglecting their children without really realizing it, because they were playing WOW so much... and I want to know how all you moms do it? Am I worried about nothing? When do you play - after the kids are in bed? Do you play with your husbands, and is it actually good quality time you're spending together? DD is 8mo, and she doesn't sleep unless I'm laying next to her, so I'm trying to figure out how I could make it work. I want to have a common interest with DH, but I need to know first it won't make me neglect anything, especially DD. How do you all make it work for you?
Hi, my DH is a gamer too. I totally understand your worries. I had them too. DH convinced me to start playing and I'm glad I did. I enjoy playing both with DH and on my own and I understand it a bit more now so I'm less concerned about it. Plus when DH gets excited by something in WOW, I have some idea what he's talking about.

I'm a SAHM and my DD (9 months) does not nap well unless I'm holding her so I frequently put her on the boppy, nurse her to sleep and play while she sleeps. I also play when I put her down at night. I can't raid yet because I'm still leveling up to the same level as DH and others in out guild, but DH started a new character around the same time I started and we quest together some.

I'd encourage you to try it. I've found I really enjoy it.
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