I know what I'm talking about, so please listen to me. I am trying to save your lives! This game is not for Children, Adults, or Anyone who needs to have a life and earn money for their future families. Save your childrens lives! I am about to tell you how and why this game does this to you.
First of all, it is the company blizzards design of the game. It takes at least 5 days 5x24hours to level now That is assuming you were not around for the last expansion. Next, it takes 4 days to completely prepare for the content ahead. Moreso, if you're behind a few patches 4x24hours. Raiding takes at least 4 hours a night or hours in two nights, not including set up which takes as much as an hour.
If the content was just released add another 4 hours for progression. If their is new players to the content, but it hasn't just been released, add two hours. Getting enough gold for flasks and repairs easily takes at the very least 4 hours. Going out of your way for a few spare acheivements will take at least 2 hours. Social interraction between your friends will total to at least 2 hours of reasonless chat.
If your son or daughter is an internet troll internet bully add an extra 4 hours minimum chat. If your son PvPs add at least 2 hours of world pvp and 4 of rated battleground a week. Finally, if your son is a potential economist add a very minimum of 8 hours a week. Now add this all up yourselves and see how many hours a week he can potentially be playing this game instead of doing his homework or making real friends. The whole purpose of this game if you don't only role play is to brag about how good you are at this game.
You don't really get any real rewards besides shiny weapons from the end game bosses or achievement points that are used as nothing but vanity show. Competitive people will proceed to fight with each other to convince the casuals who is the better player. Only the strongest warcraft warriors are respected. New players are often called "bads" due to their ignorance and called out in chat. Guilds are run like job applications they have websites where you are expected to fill in applications for your characters and they try you out for awhile and deem if you're worthy to join their guild.
Others are full of obnoxious trash talkers and internet trolls which include lots of drama and inappropriate topics. Most of the topics involved politics, sex, and drug use while playing world of warcraft.
These were often called mega guilds and had a lack of leadership. Your child will view some of the most disgusting and horrible content brought by other players ever imagined. Blizzard will almost never ban them though. Trash talk is really common it doesn't matter if you win or lose or win fairly. It happens a lot. Especially on PvP servers. Some people will try to tell you it is different on different servers. It is simply not true. This game is not worth your lives or your childrens!
I have a feeling a lot of the actual mind enslaved player base has rated this on this website! Please heed my real warning as an ex player! I dropped out of college for a semester, got dumped by a girl and lost my job all because I was addicted to this game! I'm better only because I had the courage to press the quit button and I hope you do too!