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Posted: Feb 10th 2009 8:08AM (Unverified) said

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Back when I was in college, a friend of mine missed his sister's High School graduation because he was playing World of Warcraft.

For the sake of all my fellow readers, I hope nobody can beat that.....

Posted: Feb 11th 2009 3:57PM aboutblank77 said

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I missed my own high school graduation.
Although, I wasn't going to go anyway. If I hadn't been playing wow I'd have been doing something else.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2009 8:17AM (Unverified) said

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I can spin it another way. While I was going through chemo AoC/Tabula Rasa/Hellgate: London (lame though they were) distracted me enough as to make things easier. Time flew thanks to games which make the 6 months of chemo seem a lot shorter.

Currently Fallout 3 is providing welcome relief from my fathers terminal decline (its days now).

Posted: Feb 10th 2009 9:16AM (Unverified) said

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I've had a number of cases where I wind up losing a couple of hours to WoW or LOTRO or COH... one of those 'it's that late already?' things. The worst I ever had though wasn't with a MMO, it was with Master of Orion II, where one evening I sat down to play and next thing I knew the sun was rising the next morning...

A question though, the image for this article, is that a Mythos screenshot?

Posted: Feb 10th 2009 9:29AM (Unverified) said

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I missed my funeral. :l

Posted: Feb 10th 2009 10:04AM (Unverified) said

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After one long session of EQ I noticed a light coming through a nearby basement window. I went AFK for a minute to peer out and try to identify who just drove up in my driveway. It was the SUN!

Posted: Feb 10th 2009 11:20AM (Unverified) said

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Not actually MMO related (even though I once spent an entire week in WoW when my wife was out of town, and I had some vacation time)...

I started playing Call of Duty 4 at about 9:30. I got in a really nice group and we hopped from playlist to playlist. I paused briefly to get a sandwich from the kitchen and returned to the game. When I looked at my watch I was sure it was broken. It could NOT be 18:30. That was NOT the case! Well it was. It felt like I played two hours.

Then again, maybe aliens kidnapped me, explaining the missing time. I wonder what would be worse.

Posted: Feb 10th 2009 1:30PM (Unverified) said

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When I first got Fable II I played it all the way through and then some in a 16 hour spurt. That was more of a case of the game was too addicting to put down, though.

Posted: Feb 10th 2009 12:47PM (Unverified) said

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well, ive done the whole oww shit i missed a lecture cos of mmo's however the worst experiance i had cos of to much play time was when i was home alone for 7days and i clocked in 65-70approx, when i realised that i was disgusted at myself, and at that point started trying to quit, but it was to late i was addicted. the culprit WOW.

i am free now, well at least till darkfall releases

Posted: Feb 10th 2009 5:27PM Graill440 said

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Hearing about a pair of adults playing the WOW garbage so long they "forgot" their child and didnt care for it for over 3 days, it died (this was on the news for a couple months). Hope the parents are enjoying prison.

Posted: Feb 10th 2009 7:59PM cray said

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Grail, thanks for killing the humorous intent of the article.

I've played Guild Wars 29 hours straight, only to get up for food and bathroom break. After hitting a tough spot I logged off and hadn't realized I killed entire day on the computer. I figured I was on 8-9 hours, I guess I didn't look out the window.

I was grateful I hadn't had anything planned or missed appointment. However my voicemail was loaded with concerned friends and family. I had to figure out some lame explanation for avoiding them. I decided to just tell them the truth, Needless to say I wound up getting 3 of my friends to try Guild Wars after having listen to my massive adventure.

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