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    Stood in the Fire Rheckameohs's Avatar
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    Hey guys, I need you to make a parenting decision for me.

    I've been playing WoW for a good six years now, and since day one my oldest son has watched me play. When he was younger, I used to sit him on my lap while my guild and I raided, and recently I began allowing him to play on my account here and there. Since he's turning 13 next week though, would you say it would be a good idea for me to go ahead and finally buy him his own account?
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    Doesnt sound like a bad idea. I dont see why not.
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    Personally, I think 13 is too young to play WoW. If you have to buy it for him, he is too young, unless he plays solo and you turn off all chat. As an adult, I would not play with a 13 year old.

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    I think you should consider buying a good game instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seirith View Post
    As an adult, I would not play with a 13 year old.
    You play with 13 year olds everyday in WoW, if you do any kind of random grouping activity.
    OT: I'd say so, just make sure he understands what he's doing to a certain extent, don't need any more "What does this button do?" level 90's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seirith View Post
    Personally, I think 13 is too young to play WoW. If you have to buy it for him, he is too young, unless he plays solo and you turn off all chat. As an adult, I would not play with a 13 year old.
    At thirteen he has heard everything he would hear in trade. Slap on the time limiter and language filter and he should be fine.

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    Yeh sure go for it i think it would be nice for you both
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    Back in vanilla I was playing at age 15. I was a main tank for my guild (cleared naxx) and one of our off tanks was 13. He just never spoke on vent, and most people didn't know his age.

    Just because someone is young doesn't mean they aren't capable of playing at an extremely high level.

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    It's fine.

    People will say 13 is too young and they will be exposed to bad language yadda yadda, but you get all of that at school and in real life etc.

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    I would say go for it. As long as you are raising him well outside of the game, I don't imagine it will corrupt him or anything. It's a great learning tool for his brain (problem solving, critical thinking, reflexes, etc.) Obviously make sure he's playing responsibly. If he'd rather sit at home all weekend than hang out with a friend, he may become isolated. Obviously this can happen with anything, but WoW is known for it's addictive atmosphere.
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    Do it.

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    Go for it, i'm used to gore since i was 9 and i grew up healthy. I hate bad over protective parents that deny fun for their children. They don't immediately explode when they see a naughty word or see a zombie head blown off.

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    Just don't.

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    I don't see why not. I've been playing online games since I was 13, and WoW is a pretty good alternative to other communities. Xbox Live was horrible. >.>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rheckameohs View Post
    I've been playing WoW for a good six years now, and since day one my oldest son has watched me play. When he was younger, I used to sit him on my lap while my guild and I raided, and recently I began allowing him to play on my account here and there. Since he's turning 13 next week though, would you say it would be a good idea for me to go ahead and finally buy him his own account?
    did he ask for one?

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    My son started playing in a lmited capacity when he was 5, put the filters on and keep an eye on them and its fine. My son loves to play when he is allowed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekkommo View Post
    It's fine.

    People will say 13 is too young and they will be exposed to bad language yadda yadda, but you get all of that at school and in real life etc.
    This pretty much. When I was 13 I was hanging with some friends and we'd cuss like sailors and see stuff like porn or whatnot on teh interwebz(both obviously with no parents around lol). It's funny how people find it shocking that kids aren't little angels around that age. If he was like under 10 I'd say no though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    did he ask for one?
    No, but he enjoys playing and I figure he would appreciate having his own account.
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    Since he's obviously been exposed to WoW before this, I would say that his own account is probably a good idea. However, I would establish play-time limits and play with him as much as is reasonably possible.
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