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Internet blocking of role playing games/WOW

By svance ·
Hi
I have just been reading about internet control products.
I am looking for software that will enable me to control my son's World of Warcraft usage. He is currently studying his last year of school and even he admits having trouble with stopping the game.
Is your software able to put time limits on this game while simultaneously allowing msn or internet search?

Sara

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I'm not gamer, but ...

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Internet blocking of role ...

Doesn't WOW require a monthly subscription payment like EverCrack does? Have you considered not paying for it?

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..the money isn't the problem

by svance In reply to I'm not gamer, but ...

...xmas and birthday money just about covers 2 subscriptions per year! Apparently, the software promises to block gaming sites but it's easily cracked - WOW has a million other pathways...

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But if you stop paying,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to ..the money isn't the pro ...

he stops playing.

Or switch to a dial-up connection. Online role playing games are almost unplayable without a high-speed broadband connection.

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Moderation is what we're after.

by svance In reply to But if you stop paying,

...the mind of a teenager can be a force to contend with!
Firstly, he pays for the rego because he can, secondly, he likes to play the games and is good at them and thirdly, it's a bit like chocolate bars. i eat one sometimes but if I put a box of them in the cupboard...well...I'd eat the lot. If you have any notion of the addictive nature of these games...you would see that self management or cold turkey are the only options. So, we're going for the self management option...hence the software that limits the amount of chocolate bars in the cupboard!

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Moderation is what we're after.

by svance In reply to But if you stop paying,

...the mind of a teenager can be a force to contend with!
Firstly, he pays for the rego because he can, secondly, he likes to play the games and is good at them and thirdly, it's a bit like chocolate bars. i eat one sometimes but if I put a box of them in the cupboard...well...I'd eat the lot. If you have any notion of the addictive nature of these games...you would see that self management or cold turkey are the only options. So, we're going for the self management option...hence the software that limits the amount of chocolate bars in the cupboard!

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There is a way

by Realmz256 In reply to Moderation is what we're ...

The Blizzard company has already thought of and implemented a management solution to your exact problem. http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/index.xml On the left hand side under account is parental controls, from here you can set when your son can play the game.

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WOW starts up from an .exe doesnt it?

by w2ktechman In reply to Internet blocking of role ...

If it does start up from a file like an .exe, then a script can be written and scheduled, the script could force close the application and scheduled to run periodically. Hmm, just a thought.

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this sounds interesting...

by svance In reply to WOW starts up from an .ex ...

...not sure I understand this... could you put it in pleb terms.
Thanks

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Heres an easy way

by mavadosh In reply to this sounds interesting.. ...

i myself play 'WoW' its great fun btw.. anyway there are 2 ways of doing this shizzle... one - if u want to be able to change everything urself, you can go C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft and rename the a .exe file therefore when he runs it it wont work... the other way is if you are on a network, buy microsoft ISA server 2004/6 and to block the ports that WoW use, these can be found online. This would then restrict his access and can be made to turn on and off the restrictions when you want, it can be put on a automatic schedule aswell! mavadosh@gmail.com if u need help

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Block the ports

by gialaeta In reply to Internet blocking of role ...

to solve this problem I blocked port 3724 on my modem, on some modems you can put a time frame one this.

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