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In early 2012, we shared with you the story of Anthony Rosner, an avid World of Warcraft player. Rosner documented his life as a guild leader and raider in Blizzard's immensely popular MMO. Unfortunately, the young man became addicted, and it wasn't until forcing himself to step away entirely was he able to move on.
In his film titled IRL, Anthony detailed how he put his life back together. Now, he has returned to Azeroth, but things are different this time. In a new video called IRL 2.0: In Moderation, Anthony reveals how he is balancing his life and the game. He's approaching things more casually, and even abandoned his original character in order to start fresh.
You can see the original IRL film here and watch the new short below.
Our TakeMy hope is that Anthony truly has found a balanced way to enjoy World of Warcraft. His obsession with the game as documented in the first video was unhealthy, and putting himself in the position to fall back into those patterns is risky. Anthony is very talented, and I only hope we don't see a new installment detailing his slide back into an old pattern.
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I used to play with the guy back in TBC & Wrath, on our server Quel´thalas :D Great guy and its nice to see him finding a balance. If you'r reading this Servin (Anthony) im glad to hear you are okey! Naasfara gives you his best :D
Well, best of luck to him. But honestly, he should probably give it up entirely. No sense being tempted to fall back into old patterns.
Wow.. I game a descent amount of time, maybe 2 - 5 hours a day especially on the weekend. But to allow a game to control your life is a bit much, hopefully this guy can keep up his balance between making a life for yourself or being nothing.. Good luck
Best of luck to Anthony!
I usually don't play every day and if I do play its 4-5 hours the most? Then its a couple of day's break before getting another 4-5 down. Unless I'm like really into the game like Tomb Raider. I played that for two days straight but afterward I hung out with friends, did some cleaning... So I guess I have a balance.
P.S. Interesting to see how other people balance out their gaming in the comments. :P
An interesting story I guess.
that game got 5 years of my life and i`m glad to finally be away from it.
I'm not addicted to cocaine, I just love the way it smells!