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Posted: Sep 1st 2011 8:22AM EyezRed said

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LOL I got my mom Addicted to WoW about 5 years ago... Shame on me I play EVE Online now and call her a nub :P

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 8:28AM Irem said

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Yup! My mom picked up WoW after I showed it to her when she came to visit. She quit eventually for pretty much the same reasons I did, but she likes the idea of MMOs and she's looking forward to GW2. :D

RL she's a max level clinical psychotherapist with full epics. A lot of the kids and young people she ends up seeing play MMOs (especially WoW), so I think that's also contributed to her wanting to pick them up.

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 8:29AM Ardwulf said

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I bought my dad a copy of WoW pre-Wrath, and he's still playing. I think he's got like 6 85s now.

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 8:33AM shipwreck said

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Not yet!

But we (mrs shipwreck and I) have long suspected we could get her dad hooked on LotRO.

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 8:37AM Avernus said

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my dad played Anarchy Online and Guild Wars with me. I wouldnt say he was hooked. I think he played just to play with me. Hoping to get him to play GW2 with me.

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 8:50AM Halldorr said

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Can't get my mom to look at an MMO at all. She plays her Wii and Xbox 360 all the time and some Facebook games but has no interest in an MMO.

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 9:20AM (Unverified) said

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lol yeah i got my mom hooked on wow for a few yrs,she even had a 60 before me when it was the cap.she dont play anymore though,grew bored of it as i am unfortunately with not being able to do raids at all cause im deaf.

but was good times though,still is sometimes

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 1:12PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) You can still raid. My guild had a deaf healer. Plenty of visual queues in-game now. He was our top healer in fact.
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Posted: Sep 1st 2011 1:26PM Irem said

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I saw your comment down below. Keep trying! There are guilds out there who aren't jerks and would probably be happy to have you, and lots of deaf players who raid. :D
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Posted: Sep 1st 2011 9:48AM Yog said

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The only game I've managed to get my mom to play was Out Of This World some 15 years ago. My dad won't even play board games.

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 9:49AM Arkanaloth said

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heck my parents can't even figure out how to turn the thing *ON*.... can you imagine the hell I'd be in if they ever got into MMO's!?!?! I'd get calls at all hours of the day and night..

"Son, how do you do this quest? Whadda' ya' mean it's late I birthed ya!!! 10 hours a' labor and you can't give ya' mother some quest help!?!?"

yeah that would so happen....

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 10:18AM Resurge said

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ughh, the LAST thing i want is my mom involved in my hobby. Not that it is an issue, shes a commercial airline pilot, and has little time for things like that. My dad would look at me like I was crazy.

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 10:19AM Resurge said

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@Resurge ^^that said, my son and I play games together all the time, but it was ME who got him interested, not the other way around :p
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Posted: Sep 1st 2011 10:20AM Vgk said

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If I can't get my parents to use WASD there's no way I can get them into MMO's

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 10:49AM Floodland said

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It actually went the other way round for me. My parents were massively into Ultima Online way back when, and I dicked around with a few throwaway characters on their accounts until I ended up getting my own. Good times.

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 10:59AM nimzy said

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I may not have gotten my parents hooked, but one time while I was playing WoW, I joined a guild with a 67-year-old New England dude in it that had to retire after an accident at the auto body shop he owned left him with permanent vertigo when he was standing up. I always wonder what happened to that guy.

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 11:08AM DeadlyAccurate said

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My dad looked at me like I was nuts when I explained I was paying $15/month for whatever MMO I was playing at the time. He couldn't fathom the idea of paying a subscription for a game. They'll play the Wii a little and maybe a card game on the computer, but that's it. And they're pretty tech literate, too; they have more working computers in their house than I do.

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 11:14AM wfseg said

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Nope, dad doesn't even know how to use the internet =_=. Anytime he needs something, he just makes me search for him.

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 1:19PM (Unverified) said

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i know but unfortunately there more anal raiders and players then oens acceptible of someones handicap :(
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Posted: Sep 1st 2011 1:25PM FaerliSayne said

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I got my two friends (who are sisters) into WoW pre-Wrath. They showed it to their dad and quickly got him hooked.

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