MMO Or Baby?
You probably don’t know this but my brother, MMO muse and WoW noob king, became a father for the second time in April (gz, gj, woot etc) and since then his budding MMORPG career has taken a nose dive. He literally went from playing a couple of hours a night to, well, never playing at all. This disturbing fact got me wondering… do I really want kids?
To be honest I probably don’t have much say in the matter as my wife’s body clock is ticking down like a nuclear time bomb and if I don’t willingly consent I’ll probably wake up one night to find an empty package of Viagra by my beside and my spouse gently rocking atop me. /sigh. Thing is though, I’m just not that into kids. At worst I see them as an annoyance and at best I see them as competition and, as much as I want to sow my seed and leave my legacy on the world, I don’t want to have to give my up gaming nights to do it.
I heard kids take up a lot of time and require a bit of attention so I really have no idea how people manage to balance gaming and parenting. And some even maintain a blog too! I’m in awe of that multitasking, I truly am. No doubt it gets a bit easier as the children get older and can entertain themselves but those first few years of childcare sounds like an absolute killer. On the bright side though, I suppose one could end up with an army of the buggers ready to grind crafting materials at their command.
I can’t decide. So I’m going to leave this incredibly important and life changing decision the hands of you, my loyal readers. Choose wisely my friends, my future is in your hands.
Gordon envisages a future in which he’s playing MMOs whilst his baby resides in a cage on his desk, gentle cooing as he mines rare ore.