Jeff Hollis takes a hilarious look at how much he's spent on his World of Warcraft hobby when he combines his accounts, his wife's accounts, Blizzcon, expansion pack sales, merchandise, and far more.
Nobody said WoW was cheap!
ouch... it's a sad truth and I'd rather not look at the spent money :P $40 AUD every 2 months is how I prefer to see it :P
Yes, when I was playing actively, I kind of ignored that as well :)
Same. I really don't want to sit down and calculate how much time and money I've spent on WoW, but this article's making me consider it :p
I actually think that is totally worth it, 5 years of fun for 2 people plus trips and merchandise? That's acceptable IMO :)
I agree it is fun and totally worth the money spent, but big numbers scare me O_O
Agreed, I think people are forgetting that video games are a viable hobby and, as with all hobbies, they tend to be as cheap or expensive as the person wishes.
Yet another reason not to start that addictive game :P
Good thing you didn't try to calculate the hours you've lost to WoW. You could have cured cancer by now. Or at least the nerd flu?
And what about if that was work hours? Pheu, lots of money gone then! :D
Doesn't WoW tell you? FFXI has a button you can press to tell you every second you've played... And each year they have an NPC for two weeks that will tell you how many mobs you've killed, how many times you've died... etc...
yer WoW has a /played that tells you how long you've played that char, time on that level etc
"Good thing you didn't try to calculate the hours you've lost to WoW" if you are spending time doing something you enjoy how is it time lost? or would you rather be working or doing stuff you dont like? life is too short to do stuff i dont enjoy :)
If you actually break it down, that's probably less than many people spend on going out drinking, and it's certainly less than many hobbies.
Tru dat. It must be a bummer for ppl who both go out and play WoW though! :) Silly me, those ppl don't exist ;)
Actually true, a drink at the clubs is just... I'd rather not go into what I spent last weekend... and a hobby like warhammer 40k over 5 years can go alot more then what he has spent in nearly 5 years
Indeed, if it's not games that people are spending their money on they'll certainly find other hobbies.
Totally worth every penny
Well, It can be an expensive hobby :P
And all these people will do it over again in AION. Addictions a b!tch.
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