From: Cross Lanes WV USA
For me, the wife and I have different work schedules, so I still have to watch our daughter when the wife isn't here. The opponent move/op fire phase is the worst, because that requires uninterrupted attention. Yes, you can pause the game, BUT, I have seen some glitches in following battles if you do this too often.
The bugaboo is related to the CPU resources this game uses. Even in higher-powered PCs, this game sucks up resources. Mine tops out, and I have a 1.4 Ghz processor and 512Mb of RAM. The game gobbles it all up. It is a power hog, and that's just the way it is.
Anyway, my wife has gotten used to my addiction to the game, the forum, and my past involvement with the OOB teams and MCSE, this in addition to my involvement in other forums on different subjects.
This is pretty much the extent of my social life. I don't have any friends that I hang out with, as my old buddies have moved away and we no longer stay in contact. In other words, I was a perfect candidate to become further immersed in the wargaming world, as a researcher and writer. I'm no longer working on SPWaW development, but I'm still part of the gamer support network and continuing my research and (hopefully) writing more historical articles.
I've been lucky in the opportunities I've been given, and I'm not ready to rest on my few laurels. There's always something more than can be done.