They recently had MoP for $10 so I picked it up and subscribed for a month after not playing for more than 2 years, hit lvl 90 with my main, ran a few heroics, and haven't played since. I may pick it up again when the next expansion comes out if the friends start playing again, but I may just end up waiting for it to be cheap in 2 years or so and do the same thing.
Played this game from 2004-2011. To say that I'm burnt out on the MMO genre is an understatement. I didn't even touch Mists of Pandaria, and I doubt this next expansion is going to change anything. Though I am glad that they're giving the spotlight to the Draenei, since they've been insignificant to the overall story ever since Burning Crusade.
I played a long time ago. Haven't touched it in years and years. I was recently talking to a friend of mine who is still an active raider. As I was listening to him talk about the game, it was all so foreign to me that he may as well have been speaking a different language.
100% likely. I haven't played "seriously" since BC, but every time an expansion comes out, I'll take a few weeks, hit the level cap, quest out most of the zones, do some very early raids before getting bored with the grind and quitting again. I'm actually looking forward to the Warlords expansion, it's been awhile!
Played in vanilla and stuck through to about a month into Wrath and quit. Came back about two months after Cataclysm launched and stayed with that until the day it ended. Didn't buy Mists, no intention or interest in buying whatever the new expansion is. In fact I have so little interest I don't even know what it is called and only know you go back to outland for some reason.
I, and a lot of my raiding guild, ended up quitting around the end of Wrath of the Lich King after we finally finished Heroic 25-man Lich King and got our "the Light of Dawn" titles. The amount of raiding hours we had to put in every week just burned people out. The heavy amount of nostalgia I have for the game does make me miss it at times though. I'm not sure I could go back with the current state of the stats/numbers in the game. They are seriously ridiculous.
Fewer and fewer people I used to play with still play and the breaks I take from it are getting longer, and I usually pick up another MMO in its place, but I keep coming back to WoW. I think I'm done until at least WoD though. I've invested far too much time and still enjoy it to be able to ignore an expansion completely.
I play it but about to stop again. Left for a couple years and now I just come back when expansions come out and I see whats new for awhile, then leave again. My guild has about 350 people in it but when I log in now there's only a couple people on so it feels pretty dead.
I'll probably check it out at some point, but I've mostly lost my patience with WoW. I played heavily up until TotC game out during Wrath, then quit, came back for another month or so at the end of Wrath, quit, signed up for that year of WoW to get Diablo III free (I didn't think the game was worth buying as a sequel to Diablo II because I didn't like the direction they were going with everything when I played it in the beta (I was right)) during Cata and played it casually for another 3-4 months, quit, came back when MoP was on sale for $15-20 and played for like 2-3 weeks, but I didn't even hit 90 before I'd had enough.
I read about the changes from Blizzcon (I guess they were from Blizzcon?) that they're making to a bunch of the stats and systems and mechanics and stuff, and a lot of it is stuff I've been wanting them to do since fucking BC, so I'm at least intrigued by the thought of playing again. We'll have to see what other MMOs are out around then and how they compare; I'm almost guaranteed to be more interested in a new MMO (like Wildstar or something) than I am to be jumping back into WoW yet another time. It's much more fun to explore a totally new gameworld and learn new mechanics than it is to retread the same familiar ground from a decade ago with some slight mechanical tweaks: too often I just end up wishing they hadn't changed everything.
I currently playing it right now (Blizzard sent me 7 free days of game time for some reason) and I'll probably re-up when the new expansion comes out. But so far...I don't know. I'm not too into it. I have a level 90 but I'm always scared to jump into heroics as a healer because of how on and off I play. I never remember my rotations or anything when I jump back in. I started a new character last night who's at level 16 right now and questing was a real shitty experience. Maybe Ghostlands is just a bad area but I had zero fun getting to this point. Now I have the dungeon finder so I'll probably just grind out levels by running dungeons now but yeah....I don't know.
Currently "playing", as in logging maybe 2-4 times a week to level an alt or to do some old raids. The game has changed a lot, but one of the better reasons for my inactivity is the fact that most people I've known since starting it (early 2006) have quit by now. They really were enough of a reason to log, even if you sometimes wouldn't do anything else than chat with them for a few hours or so.
But like in the past, my WoW activity gets a surge with the new expansion.
I said played for years but never again. That's not entirely accurate. I only played for a few months, but I was pretty dedicated during that time. It practically served as my one source of social activity during that time. I was working third shift and living pretty far from my friends. Things eventually changed and I fell off that game real quick. Not sure which happened first. If I ever returned, it'd only be to see how wildly different things are now. I have no interest in playing again.