Actually I do most of my homework and studying at night, that is after midnight. This way I don't feel the need of playing WoW because I tend to think there is nobody I know online. I usually play WoW only to have fun with my friends, so the general tactic is: no friends online -> no WoW. And this is basically true late at night. Also I tend to prefer night time because everything is so quite and serene and you aren't annoyed by all kinds of noise coming from those pesky neighbours.
1st it's grades, then it's GPAs, next its sucking up to your boss, different parts of life :DAs for Skyfire, can't give you any advice, cos I'm more or less like you, here's my motto even, "Maximum achievement, minimum efforts" sweet eh? Doesn't always work though, you'll see your grades skydive like my GPA did from time to time hahahahaha!
what i do is make an average of homemuch time its going to take to my homework then i get the number and put a lock on my computer to not let me in untill 5:30 ( i get out of school at 3:30 giving me 2 hours)Then untill 5:30 i have nothing else do, But theres a flaw in it i can still go outside and play basketball or swim in my pool.Hope this helps!
I've been playing this game for 4 years now. I used to blow off college homework a lot. One thing I can say is that procrastination leads to stress. I'm sure you can find this true. If you put off something, you will be constantly thinking about it for days. Right up until its due.I used to get off work about 6 or 7pm and made a rule for myself to not log in until 9pm. Figure it this way, if you get home from school, do your homework and get it done, you can log in and enjoy your time in the game without having to think about what you need to be doing.School is probably the biggest pain to figure out how to juggle your time. If you push through it and get that degree and get a job, you don't have to think about school anymore. Generally your work stays at work. So when you get home, that time is for you to do whatever you want.I understand playing hardcore and being addicted while you're leveling your first character, when an expansion comes out, etc... But for me the game doesn't hold me like it used to. I'm really not that driven anymore to play and play and play. I raid about 3 days a week, log in now and then to deal with inventory, or prepare for my next raid. I sometimes play for a few hours at a time once in a while leveling an alt. But I can walk away at any time, the game is not that important. It will be there tomorrow. And chances are, for a few more years at least.Think about it, playing wow is not going to do you a whole lot of good in 5 years. Sure you may gain some leadership skills from it. You may get a feeling for how to deal with people. You may even get some social interaction out of it. I play for the people, if this game was solo with no one to talk to, I would have left it a long, long time ago.You only get one life, make it count. Time is something you can't get back.
I start gaming when I come from school, after dinner, I start making homework, but I have to be done at 19.30 so I can raid :)
my school instated a rule for this year (11th grade) that homework and classwork shall not count for more then 7.5% of the total grade. So as long as I pay attention when my teachers explain things, and do my class work, I can still get a 96.75.. sure that means that quizzes and wow tests are weighted more in your grade, but that's why you still do classwork.life without homework is easy.
A lot of will power is good to have. I usually study on free afternoons and weekends, but if I really need to study and I start thinking about WoW this iswhat I do:A - I turn on ITunes and study with some music to distractB - I think to myself: I'll study for X hours or till hour Y then i'll play WoW, but doing it focused.
Basically, I get up, I play WoW, I go to school, I come home, I play WoW, I eat, I sleep. No homework, because, eh, its 5th grade. ;)
for me the ideal situation would be work or school > WoW ... but really it just does not work out like that lol. like i completely blame me playing WoW instead of studying for accounting final and failing my test..but of course my teacher let me retake and i got a good grade but i really procrastinate when it comes to school work and WoW.
Middle school is fairly easy so I don't really need to put aside great amounts of time for it, so I normally do games at random, but playing with my older bro is on the top of my list, then I play other online games, and WoW last, (Because Everyone knows how easy it is to give in and sell your soul to Blizzard) so I ended up staying level 77 for about 4 weeks. At the very least it Isn't extremely time consuming (like Maplestory, which i quit half a year ago after a year of mindless grinding.)So.. My life is:Eating/Drinking>School>Older Bro/pets>Documentaries(on TV)> Games>TV>Cartoons(excepting transformers)>Going outside>Playing with friends (Lol, socially inept***)Many people find me very strange for not watching cartoons or adult swim and watching documentaries instead.***Kinda
I started playing wow my senior year of college. I just finished my law degree. Graduated with a top 10% class rank. It's easy enough to manage RL and wow, but I would typically just quit wow altogether for around two weeks during finals.
I generally do the minimum during the week, then all my projects etc on the weekend.I always make time for my projects on the weekend where i'm not on WoW. unfortunately, wowhead remains a distraction.Right now i'm supposed to be working.
My parents made me quit WoW for the school year, even though i get straight A's with WoW and am in all AP courses my junior year of high school. So, I manage my time by never doing my homework until i absolutely must, usually at school, and never really studying, even for AP exams, which I know I did fantastic on. I do this just to prove to my parents how much time I have for WoW. My method hasn't helped me at all yet in getting WoW back, but at least I know I have time for it if I ever wanted to deceive my parents and start WoW again without them knowing ;)
I usually manage to get my homework done at school. If not, I find time for homework and also balance gaming at the same time.
What is this life you speak of?
The way i do it is : chores>hitting the gym/golf practice>whatever else comes up>WoWHowever i don't join any groups before 18:30, 19:00 or 19:30, just in case something pops up that needs to be done.By doing it like this saves me from saying " brb, got some chores to do" or something like that, and making the others wait for me, and wont kill the mood or moral of the group.
My ability to balance depends entirely on what I'm doing. Right now I'm writing the background to a story, and thus interested I haven't played wow in almost four days. However, if I'm doing my normal class schedule, I'm usually bored at the end of the day, but uninterested in writing, so I play wow more. The only planning involved is whether or not I can make the raid times. If I can't, there's not too much to worry about.So when balancing my life with wow, Interesting things>WoW.
World of Warcraft has always been a very addicting game for me. So I have a hard time completing homework when I get home because I immediately get on WoW. When I head back to school, I use a study hall in order to get my homework done and keep my grades up. Its not exactly a good formula for success.Next year when I head to college, I'll have to do a lot of regulating of when I can play WoW. I can't play as much or at all so that I can actually get homework done and not be distracted.
Easy, cannot game at work, I'm in a room with 30 co-workers, would be fun too play, probaly will cost my job...And at home, only play when the kid is asleep and the wife watches her tv or is at the gym. It is enough to keep the casual player still entertainted. Plus, raiding was so pre-kid, I don't miss it one minute.