IRL – In Real Life

“IRL – In Real Life” is a short, light-hearted documentary, which takes a look at the effects of World of Warcraft addiction/compulsion.

It was produced as part of a 3rd Year Film Production project at the University of the Creative Arts.

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  • ffxi

    /cry … Play FinalFantasy XI for 9000 hours then talk

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  • Steel9

    I used to play wow like that, but then I came to the conclusion that no matter how far you get in WoW a new expansion will come out and you have to start getting all this new crap. It’s a never-ending meaningless game, so my new rule is unless I can play for free, I don’t want to play it.

  • Patrolla

    I had some good times in WoW. I also felt/feel a lot of negativity towards the time suck that it is. I’d say they probably balance out. Like nothing ever happened in those years. Completely nullified wasted years.

  • I`m speachless.  I`m about to start directing a 1 hour doc on video games.  The last time I played a video game was Attari.  Is the creator of the above on this forum?

  • Nice documentary, congrats on beating/breaking the habit…and welcome to the world of real!!

  • DaftAida

    don’t see anything ‘light-hearted’ in the usual sense this is destructive programming and utter garbage.

  • I played WoW for 5 years and almost got divorced over it.  I’ve been “sober” from that Game since February 2010.  I thought I could quit at anytime, but it was hard and I found myself going back to it.  WotLK was the last expansion that I played.  I went back once about six months ago just to see if my friends were still playing and to see the new Cataclysm expansion.  I got lost in the new Orgrimmar and that was enough to stop me from playing for good.

  • Henry

    What an absolute looser!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Pure comedy! Couldn’t stop laughing through the film! HAHHAHAHAHAH! What a legend! LOOOOOSER!!!!

  • sparkles

    That was great! How cool is that? My only problem was I wish it went for longer. And he became so handsome when he started getting healthy!

  • Bob

    This is some ‘quality’ third year film project. You spent your entire college career playing WoW and slapped together an 8 minute documentary on it. Bravo.

  • Omega

    Make another episode dude! Let it be heard! this third life is just a waste off time! gto religion that is the true meaning and knowledge of life.

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  • flash

     He played Warcraft too much.  Then, he was sad because he wasn’t spending time with people in real life, so he stopped playing Warcraft.  I just saved you 8 minutes.

  • Misbehave

    I feel his pain I was totally addicted for yrs as well….

  • Perplexedly

    Pretty much same thing happened to me. I was so addicted, I didn’t even go outside, I could have been expelled from the school because of World Of Warcraft. However, I am glad I quit playing the game, I feel a lot better now. I have tried several times to start over and play it ‘normally’ 2-3 hours a day, but nah, I got so sick of it. Basically, whenever I log on my account, I instantly exit because I can’t stand the game at all. 🙂