Playtime vs. PLAYTIME
My WoW-Widow, WoW-Orphan and I have different perspectives on WoW Playtime.
At times like these, when people are madly tracking down addons, updating talent specs, looking for guides etc, this stuff really comes to a head. This is the reason that while my UI is different to the stock-standard Blizzard UI, it is a f-bomb-ing mess. I might get to install the addon in the 30 seconds between passionately wishing my wife good night, and logging in to raid, but I don’t get to screw around with it.
If it works 1st time, it stays. If it requires configuration, it goes.
So here are the different perspectives.
PC is on = Daddy’s working… Don’t work Daddy!
PC is on = You are playing WoW…
I don’t care what you are doing, you are playing WoW!
If this in not within your allotted hours of WoW playtime…
Get the F-bomb off the computer!
PC is on = the PC’s natural state… leave it alone.
Definition: Not playing, doesn’t count against WoW Quota
- Searching for Addons
- Looking up Quests/Gear/Strategies/Blogs etc.
- Creating/Applying Spec & Learning Spells
- Scanning AH
- LFG/Waiting at Instance to begin
Definition: Playing, Quota Enabled, Do not disturb without understanding that clock will stop and penalty time gained at “Time On”
- In an Instance/Raid
- Grinding Mats
So you see, sure I only have 5-6 hours of playtime, but I only play for 5-6 hours.
- should not be deducted from the quota
- That occurs during normal scheduled playtime, is still Idle time and that lost playtime should be exchangeable for another period in the week.
What do you think my chances are of living to the Expansion?
Gnomer and Out!