Quit WoW Addiction, Win at Life.

Quit WoW and about to do something far more epic

I finally quit wow after 4+ years playing back in May 2010. It's been 10 months. I quit the cold turkey route. Told my wife it was for good, canceled my account, handed over the reins of my raid guild to whom I thought would keep it going for those that stuck with the game.

I was neglecting my family, wife and 2 young children. I would play whenever I could get away with it; when I told my wife I was going to play, and many times when I told her I wasn't. This included lying to her about playing nearly every day. It's a great way to destroy a marriage, and I'm lucky I was able to salvage mine.

To keep myself distracted, I decided to focus myself on getting in shape. I wasn't in terrible shape, probably 15-20 lbs overweight, but I wasn't exercising at all. I started running, and eventually decided that I liked it so much I gave myself a goal to run a 1/2 marathon. My first race is this weekend, and I couldn't be more excited. I've gone from not being able to run a full mile, to now hoping to complete the 1/2 mara in under 2 hours.

Think about that...not able to run a mile. That's what WoW can do to you. Not to mention destroy important relationships in your life. If you're abandoning exercise and your friends/family to play this game, then you need to really think about getting away from it before it destroys you in more ways than one.