WoW is not an exclamation, but an acronym for World of Warcraft. Yes, I am hopelessly entangled in that world and have been for several years.
Where else can you have complete control and get to kill things without worrying about being arrested for it later? Actually, you are told by the local law enforcement to "take care of it" so you have permission to kill things. You get rewarded for it! Gold! New armor! Food!
Dying is a pain, but there is always resurrection!
I proudly state that I have a level 85 human mage (for those who are not aware, level 85 is the highest you can get ...before the next expansion is released, that is). She cooks, fishes, knows first aid, can tailor and knows enchanting to enhance armor.
Hm, she's more accomplished than I am!
No matter how much she eats, she stays a size 8. Her clothes always fit, and enhance her abilities. She doesn't say much but she's deadly and she has a reputation with many of the lands of Azeroth.
It is a land of fantasy that I can actively participate with more freedom than a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel. I have met several helpful people, none of whom I have actually met. The ones who became friends are actually allowed on my Facebook! They live in California, Utah, Europe...we might never meet face to face, but we are truly friends and care for each other.
The only thing that I wish I could change is that it costs each month to enter this land of play and achievements. Yet, when I cannot afford to go to Azeroth, that is what a good book is for!