WoW, indeed.

November 22nd, 2007 · 64 comments

You might think a hermit-like Warcraft addict would make the ideal roommate (no noisy sex, no hogging the remote…) but as this little piece of passive-aggressive gold demonstrates, there are some other issues to contend with. Like, say, the stench.

While I am happy for you, in that you have found new "friends" by play[ing] World of Warcraft, I am concerned

(From an anonymous submitter in Portland, Oregon.)

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FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · CAPS LOCK · gaming · get a life · hygiene · odor · Portland · roommates


64 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Quarkz

    What an asshole!

    Nov 22, 2007 at 11:59 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   twoforone

    that world of warcraft was fucking delicious?

    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:05 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Canthz_B bang

    My Lord! Has this person purchased a commode so he/she can play video games non-stop?

    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:08 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Olrun bang

    If the note writer was a good roommate maybe he / she would check to see if the other roommate was alive in the room.
    It could explain the stench and lack of sightings.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:17 am   rating: 104  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    Someone needs an intervention…for the greater good!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:18 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Olivia

    Olrun, you put my exact thoughts into words.

    Videogame addicts are ridiculous.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    That “..I, like you, spend every waking moment…” (with my friends) was so full of sarcastic PA it was almost FD!!!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:22 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Wade bang

    “My friends allow me to leave”?

    Sounds like the note-writer is into World O’ Bondage.

    Team Permiate!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:23 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Troy McClure bang

    “Keep playing World of Warcraft,”
    The roommate advised, and laughed,
    “But occasionally take
    A shower break,
    And minimise the ‘back draft.’”

    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:25 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Canthz_B bang

    I know video games are amusing,
    But your behavior of late is confusing.
    You grow smellier by the hour.
    Could you take a break and a shower?
    I am having some friends over.
    This place does not smell of clover.
    If this does not desist and cease,
    You’ll be in violation of your lease!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:32 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   A.A guy

    Not a bad excuse for your right hand being stronger than your left.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:54 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   A.A guy

    CB; A commode?Depends!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   SHARKFAN bang

    WoW guy must smell really, really bad to warrant a note from his roommate.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 1:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Canthz_B bang

    50 cans of Vienna sausages…check.
    8 gallons of Gatorade…check.
    20 bags of Doritos…check.
    10 empty Snapple bottles…check.

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 1:11 am   rating: 34  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Canthz_B bang

    LOL AAG!! Nice turn of phrase!!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 1:12 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Laser Sanchez

    “Of course, other than that, I, like you, spend EVERY WAKING MOMENT WITH THEM”

    Is this a clumsy way of saying you don’t need to spend all that time with your friends, or is the writer actually condoning it?

    Nov 23, 2007 at 2:25 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Andy bang

    Yikes!

    See, from the note, it seems the person has given up pooping; that is, given up unless their guild says OK.

    I guess I never rated my friends by their pooping and showering abilities. Well, at least consciously. :D

    Did any of you pop over to read that post in the link contained in Kerry’s introduction? My word, that’s a lot of time.

    Hmmm… time, like posting here at 1:27 AM. The thing is, I just woke up from my turkey coma. :D

    Nov 23, 2007 at 2:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Canthz_B bang

    I know this is none of my business,
    I’m concerned ’bout your physical fitness.
    You spend all of your time in your room,
    To the point you’ve neglected to groom.
    Please do not think me a mensch,
    But haven’t you noticed the stench?
    For every screen flash and beep,
    Your shouts of joy are costing me sleep.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 4:25 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Ozymandias bang

    Wade, #8, maybe Team Perviate which leads of course to Team Deviant which of course deviates from the topic, is more apt??

    Nov 23, 2007 at 4:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   lola bang

    Life is dangerous. I say: avoid life AT ALL COSTS!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 5:11 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   niteraven bang

    Wow. Something has to be pretty rancid to actually waft under a door! That’s just plain foul.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 6:11 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Paul

    #14 Canthz…8 out of 10 gamers prefer Mountain Dew….the caffiene helps keepem awake ;)

    Sounds to me like there is a serious man crush going on here. Writer had good times going out with Pig Pen for drinks and pickin up the ladies. Alas, Pig Pen found World of Warcrack and was never seen again, smelled on occasion, but never seen. Now writer is bored and lonely, feeling like Pig Pen dumped him and is trying one last desperate measure to convince Pig Pen to come back home.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 7:46 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   A.A guy

    All this talk of turkey is making me feel less pleased with my 1.99 per can spam purchase at Honest Ed’s.Yes I did say 1.99!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 7:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Canthz_B bang

    Memories,
    Of when this place smelled so fine,
    New apartment memories,
    Of the way we were.
    Emptied boxes,
    Of the things we moved in with,
    Promises of good behavior,
    What would not occur.
    Could I have been so naive and stupid then?
    Or have video games warped your mind?
    I can run a bath for you quite easily.
    Would you choose it? Use it?
    Games are stealing life from you, you see,
    Cool games, may distract you from real life,
    They’re a suicidal knife.
    This thing I must do,
    I have to tell you,
    No choice but to tell you straight,
    Clean up your act.
    Or start to pack.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 8:05 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Steve

    The signature is scribled out but I bet you dollars to donuts it said “Mom”.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 8:08 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Canthz_B bang

    I stand corrected Paul, henceforth we will do the do with Dew! :-)

    Nov 23, 2007 at 8:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Canthz_B bang

    Mom shaves Steve? Yes, this family has larger issues to deal with! :-)

    Nov 23, 2007 at 8:16 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   robins

    who the fuck cares as long as he pays the rent? also, you picked him as a roommate, and you don’t need to sign the next lease with him.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 8:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Park Rose bang

    #25 and # 27: Her legs, CB, her legs.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 8:57 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Canthz_B bang

    Also evil is the “My actual friends” vs. the roommate’s virtual friends…this is a work of PA art!
    #29…I can live with that. LOL

    Nov 23, 2007 at 9:10 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   WanderingPenguin bang

    I love that the link to which Andy is referring takes you to a site entitled Soul Kerfuffle. Thereby taking us back to the whole trash in a food drive bin thread of a few days ago. Very nice indeed.

    And CB thanks for your efforts in promoting “for the greater good”!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 9:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   WanderingPenguin bang

    Also, if the “actual” friends mentioned sarcastically were true friends they would help him shave, poop, wash and take out the garbage.

    Ok, maybe not poop. But you never know.

    The heisa monster seems to have eaten a couple of words and extensions in this note as well. Good for him!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 9:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Canthz_B bang

    I read somewhere that migrating birds find food.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 9:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Andy bang

    Well, you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.

    Hey, they can’t all be gold. :D

    Nov 23, 2007 at 9:45 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   niteraven bang

    I have known a few obsessive people like this, unfortunately. Showering is probably not a major conern for them.

    I DO agree about the insanity part.

    There is a truly EVIL thing out there called “Palace” that drags obsessives into a world where they assume the form of an avatar they created (usually the exact opposite of themselves) in order to “socialize” in a “room” which is a picture.

    Real friends be DAMNED! I’m an Avatar now and I’m HOT!!!

    But to get back on topic.. WOW is pretty similair. Most of those same obsessives spend weeks there when not creating new Avatars that look like Kiera Knightley.

    I DO understand that these people DO poop, albeit very quickly and I’m not sure they wipe.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 9:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Mishee bang

    This just goes to show, ONCE AGAIN just how crazy living in Portland will make you eventually….

    Team Get the fuck up and take a shower!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 10:22 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   A.A guy

    Living in Poland makes you crazy?

    Nov 23, 2007 at 10:26 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   A.A guy

    Opps, sorry ,I’ve been drinking…..One day at a time..and now will close with the serenity prayer…….

    Nov 23, 2007 at 10:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Mishee bang

    Well, I’ve never been to Poland, so I wouldn’t know… but Oregon sure does!!

    I have also been an ignored victim of “World of WarCraft” – it tears families and friends apart, and only brings bad things!

    We must stop World of WarCraft from ruining us as a nation!!

    Wow, drinking already?? Jebus, you are dedicated to your craft!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 10:29 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Ariadne bang

    Perhaps the WOW addict roomate is using doggie poop bags to avoid leaving his room? That would also explain the stench.

    Yuck.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 10:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Mishee bang

    Well, yeah Adriane, especially if some stupid kid had cut the bottoms of those doggie poop bags to begin with!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 10:48 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   frida bang

    36-39 – I was in Utah and was heading up to Portland in a few days. I was doing the touristy thing (I’m Australian) and was taking some kind of tour in Salt Lake City. A woman on the tour, after finding out I was travelling, asked me where I was going to next. I told her I was taking the bus to Portland. Being Australian, we don’t articulate our ‘r’s. ‘Poland,’ she said, ‘I didn’t know you could take a bus to Poland’. I learnt to pronounce the ‘r’ after that, it insured I got a glass of ale instead of a jar full of honey, too. :-P

    Nov 23, 2007 at 10:55 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   WanderingPenguin bang

    LMFAO @ Frida. I had to sound that out in my head first. “Yeah, gimme a pint a’ bee-ah, please?” :D

    Had I been drinking coffee I would now be cleaning it off my monitor. :)

    Nov 23, 2007 at 11:15 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   A.A guy

    Off track strings are the best!Frida,I will laugh about your story all day!

    I guess you all realize that an Australian is just an upside down Canadian;and visa versa.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 11:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   WanderingPenguin bang

    You know I’ve never been to Poland
    But I kinda like the music:
    They say the polka is insane there
    And they sure know how to use it….

    Sorry. That got stuck in my head by Mishee’s #39. Absolutely could not resist. Nope.

    Back on topic for one sec.

    Every time I read that note I see the word “leave” as “have”. (First word, second page.) It doesn’t change the meaning remarkably, but still quite subtly and wonderfully. :)

    Nov 23, 2007 at 11:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   frida bang

    Glad youse all liked it, now I’m off to bed. New note, by the way, and this one is hardly old. WP, it does say ‘leave’, doesn’t it?

    Nov 23, 2007 at 11:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   WanderingPenguin bang

    frida, my fervent hope is that you strung that lady along as far as you could. Chances like that don’t come along every day. :D

    Nov 23, 2007 at 11:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   WanderingPenguin bang

    And yeah, I think it does say “leave”. Which is too bad.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 11:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   Ariadne bang

    #41 – Mishee – I hadn’t even thought of that angle.

    Double yuck.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 11:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   super_fan#99

    Not showering after more than two days is criminal. I have friends in Iraq that would kill for that luxury.

    I’m all for playing online video games, and hey, if that’s the only way they can make friends so be it. No need to rip the guy for that.

    Nov 23, 2007 at 4:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Wade bang

    Then again…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqJE5TH5jhc

    I might suggest just leaving him alone.

    :D

    Nov 23, 2007 at 5:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Bas bang

    Friends come and go, Epix are bind on pickup!

    Nov 23, 2007 at 6:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   Canthz_B bang

    The original last line was “Get off your ass”.

    “Shit, goddamn, get off your ass and jam!” :-P

    Nov 24, 2007 at 3:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Simster

    I lived with a WoW addict and there is no way of predictig what it is like. The smell was like a new living entity in the house (I called it Stenchy). The room with the computer was close to the front door too…so Stenchy greeted you every time you got home. I never saw my room mate, and they never saw the bathroom, and Stenchy stayed on after we both left, taking over the lease I presume. I have no objection to WoW if it makes you happy, but please people unless you are planning to pay Stenchy’s rent too, take a shower between raids or something.

    Nov 25, 2007 at 10:49 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Jodi Blaze

    Wash Yo Ass Fellow Addict

    Nov 28, 2007 at 5:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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    Jan 1, 2008 at 10:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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    Feb 9, 2008 at 9:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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    Apr 21, 2008 at 10:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   bobby

    Yeah that is shitty. mind your own business.

    Jul 18, 2008 at 3:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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  • #61   cart bang

    I appreciate the concern which is been rose. The things need to be sorted out because it’s not about the individual but it can be with everyone.WOW is pretty similair. Most of those same obsessives spend weeks there when not creating new Avatars that look like Kiera Knightley.
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    Anybody know where the World of Warcraft European servers are located? Someone said they are all in Britain but I am not sure. Would they have some in Germany, some in Finland etc?

    I am trying to do a business plan for my own massive multiplayer game and was wonder how they spread out the resources.
    WoW Europe Gold

    May 18, 2009 at 3:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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  • #63   shwen

    This could have easily been directed at my old dorm roommate that I shared a room with. Our other roommie hated her for being a slob. I didn’t mind so much ’cause she kept to herself, and I was a bit of a slob. But yeah the other roommate could have totally written this… probably has after I moved out.

    May 27, 2009 at 12:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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