Don't feel bad about playing WoW during the summer; as long as you don't neglect your real life friends it's a great way to waste a couple hours. Personally, I have a couple trips planned and can always walk/dive around town should I need to. There is a nice Aquarium downtown and some great exhibits around town. I'm sure that there are plenty of places looking for volunteers so ask around. If not you can Google " local summer activities" and get a lot of ideas.
The specifics of what you do generally correspond with your environment, but there's no excuse to be bored ANYWHERE in this world...I live in southern Alberta (Canada), where we get freezing cold winter on average seven months of the year. Because of this, I cherish the heat of summer with all my heart and generally cut down on WoW by 80-90% during the summer months (coming from 2-5 hrs a day during the winter). Summer for me is a time to go outside and thrive in the heat - hiking, mountain biking, soccer, rock climbing, swimming, rafting, target practice on the local gophers - anything!"Bored" is a psychological state you choose to be in. There is ALWAYS something to do - use your imagination! My friends and I will spend hours on warm summer nights climbing buildings in the dark, just for the adventure of it! Find a hobby, make some new friends, just do what it takes and make some memories.
Well given my currently jobless til August state I'll probably play WoW, swim, garden, hike, play some more WoW etc etc.... Then in there go on vacation with the family for a week, maybe work more on getting Uldar ready...
Video games offer a combonation of something that no other media something can achive! I PLAY WOW ALL DAY LONG AND I"M PROUD OF IT!
Working to fuel the addiction...I mean play time for during the school year, and taking some summer classes
Two things : SWIMMING AND WARCRAFT
LOL, you sound like my dad: "games should be played only when you're really bored"
I got summer school, so not only is my wow down and i'm strapped for cash i gotta be surrounded by people that i despise all day. i want my wow back so much.
I usually end up working during summers, but I've recently graduated from college (LSU, geaux Tigers!), so I've been working full time. I've tried to maintain a WoW-life along with social, family, and work, but it has been hard to keep up with WoW. Some of my best days off are just playing for hours, catching up on everything.In terms of productivity, WoW is definitely not number one. If you're looking for ideas, you should try to build something from scratch. My friends and I tailgate every football season, and we spent last summer building tailgating games, like washers, beanbags, etc. Once you see a painted, finished, playable product, all the hours of putting in the time were totally worth it, and your friends will agree!
Well since I have school pretty much year round save for two weeks between every term, summer is just another uphill battle for me. I do wish I could do a little vacationing though but with my schedule it'll prolly be more WoW.Yaaaay law school.
I understand how you feel.Last year, I started volunteering at my local hospital and learned how to code Lua. I really enjoyed volunteering so I will be doing it again this year. I also visit family a lot and go on some weekend trips.I will also be helping my Dad out at his job this summer as well doing some web content management for his corporate website.There is many things you can do, and although you can find many examples and ideas that others do, it all comes down to what you enjoy spending time with and what you like. For me, I really enjoy the computers - I don't use them just to play WoW or browse the web. I got myself into photoshop, HTML, and even Lua. End note: just do something you really enjoy and make it something useful that you can use or incorporate later on in your life.The Summer is to have FUN - so when getting some ideas, don't do things that won't be fun!
Job lined up I got training for ufc and then WoW...
Well apart from seeing friends and going on holiday, can always get a job at some point...Personally i've started DJing and training for a half marathon... WoW just occupys me on those occasional days when i have absolutly nothing else to do.
1.Breathe2.Eat3.WoW4.err ..... repeat steps 1-3
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I'm trying to find a job this summer, and I'm going to do all the other things I love like hiking, biking, geocaching, and the like. I usually try to play Wow only at night, but I'm sure a couple days I'll find my self playing it through the afternoon.
Like you good sir, I have spent a lot of my time playing WoW.I've been playing for the past 4 summers, this makes 5.And im actually trying to not play as much as I used too.What I find that works...is to constantly bug your friends to do something.Or catch up on your Z's and sleep half the day away.Getting a job is also a good choice, but with the recession it probably stopped anything in your town from hiring like it did in my town.Also, if its your thing, see if you can find some type of gaming class.That actually teaches you how to make games.I did that, and it was a great thing to experience.Making your own game actually makes you appreciate the things you play. Plus, doing motion capture is extremely fun.
It's Summer vacation.It isn't meant to be productive.I've been on Summer break for five days now, and each day has been playing either Fallout 3 or WoW. And you know what? There is nothing wrong with that. It's my vacation, not anyone elses. Nobody can tell me what I can spend my free time on. The point of Summer break is that you've been working in class all year long, and this is your reward - a little over two months of time to yourself.