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Alright. So, recently, I began playing the F2P World of Warcraft. My cousin and her boyfriend both play it, and they'd give me a hand, so I thought "Why not?"

Well, I hit Level 20 today, and it won't let me go any farther. However, I really want to. So I figured, "Why don't I just sell some of my old 360 stuff and buy it? And my allowance (15 USD a month) would cover the fee." But this is where I hit a roadblock.

I also wanted to get a 3DS and Kid Icarus: Uprising when it comes out. I would also have to sell some of my old 360 stuff to do this. Both decisions would deplete my funds, and I can only manage one.

World of Warcraft
Pros:
-Hours upon Hours of gameplay
-Family plays it
-Would be able to sell less of my 360 stuff

Cons:
-Monthly fee


3DS
Pros:
-Kid Icarus: Uprising (DO WANT)
-StreetPass, other console features
-More than one game

Cons:
-Would have to sell more of my 360 stuff (more expensive in general)
-NO family members have nor play it
-Have to pay for each new game I buy (derp)


So, YCM. What do you think?



ALSO

Discuss spending in terms of Video Games

Price raises and drops, etc

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great, more WoW

personally you shouldn't do that due to the constant pay, it'll suck your wallet dry

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great, more WoW

I'd like to know just what you're implying with this comment. >_>

personally you shouldn't do that due to the constant pay, it'll suck your wallet dry

As I said, I get a monthly allowance. It's 15 bucks, and since WoW is only 12 a month, I'd still have some money left over. I don't buy very much anyway.


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maybe not, but you're still young

when you have to make a living yourself, you'll see....

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When I have to make a living myself, chances are, I won't be playing WoW anyways. Besides, why focus on the then? Why not focus on the now?

Still want to know what you were implying with the snide comment.

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mainly because I'm a Starcraft fan, I have a huge fic going for it and everything

and the problem with the popularity of WoW is that Blizzard will keep focusing on that instead, which means all the Starcraft games keep getting swept under the carpet

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Well, that's irksome for you, maybe, but don't bring it to my thread.

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also I don't know what this Kid Icarus is about anyways

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*Points lower in Video Games*


Threads down there. Check it out, why don't you.



Anyway, probably the main attraction to the 3DS is Uprising. IT LOOKS SO GOOD

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seems everyone says that

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I'd go for the 3DS if only because I don't see the appeal of WoW.

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Getting the 3DS will open up so many gaming opportunities, and WoW can become more expensive in the long run.

And if you wanted someone to play with, I can always add you.

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As much as I may hate WoW, dislike MMOs in general and think monthly costs is dumb...

If you enjoy WoW and know you'll enjoy it more, and you have friends/etc who play it, and you are sure you can afford it (in the LONG TERM!) then I'd say a subscription might be better than a more expensive 3DS that you might not like as much.
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However, WoW may be more of a hassle.

Since my parents are the ones that provide the subscription fee (monthly allowance yadda yadda), they'd have to be the one to pay for it. This would need to be done through online transactions, something my parents do NOT like doing in the slightest.

It seems for each option, I'm able to find SOMETHING that could go wrong. =_=

I'll actually consult my parents about this. Probably should've tried that first anyway. :/

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I'd say go for the 3DS because of the gaming opportunities, but I'm heavily biased against WoW after seeing it degrade from vanilla to today

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Most people are heavily biased against it.

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I'm rather biased because I think WoW is ridiculously stupid, but even so, I would say go for the 3DS.

Learning to build up funds rather than rely on an allowance is far more important. Monthly fees teach no independence for these things. It's basically just a drain on finances.

But I think whatever you enjoy better, just go for it.

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Rai, believe me, if it weren't for the Child Labor laws, I'd be working right now. I've always liked working for money outside of my house for some reason. So I don't really rely on my allowance anyway.


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...Makes me think. Have any of you hatin' folks even tried WoW? :/

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I tried Runescape and went for membership. It wasted money that could have went for more things and I practically wasted 2 years of my life. All MMOs are like that. At least with the 3DS, it won't waste your life before you realize it.

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Oi, that's harsh bro.


Besides, even though my cousin and her boyfriend have both played it for a long time, they both live fulfilling lives. It's all about moderation, something I'm...

...not too good at. ._. But that's because I've never TRIED moderating. Once I try, I'll succeed.

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