By Death_Burnout 20 Comments
Ok so i've hit a weird wall.
I, for some reason, love World of Warcaft, the sheer amount of varied land and content to explore, seems to always have me by the throat, and never lets go, until now. Now i'm just bored with it, i started proper in March 2008 and put roughly 6 months into it. spread over the year.
Thankfully i'm no die-hard player who literally talks in dungeon code, like some players out there, my level at the moment is 54, and funnily enough, i bought both expansions way way before i could even taste the new content, that's how muched i liked the game. My problem is that after spending 40 lvl's as primarily a solo player, and spending the last month in my first social guild, I just don't want to play anymore, partly because i never noticed how young and annoying some of the players are, before i had to actually suffer their inane conversation in the guild chat.
I left the guild with no hard feelings, most of the people in there were really nice, and i've made a few friends out of it, but the problem with MMO's is that if you ever get too social, and if you ever put a lot of time into it, then moving to play some other MMO is going to be a little difficult.
I've recently played EVE Online, and i'm currently playing Lord of the Rings Online, free trials of course. But there's one thing that's bugging me...i can't stop thinking about WoW!
I miss Thunderhorn (my server, European mind you) and i miss the people (even the ones who don't speak english) i practically know everyone in that server, even the ones i hate i bloody miss, but i almost hate the game! and these other games just offer so many things that are different, but of course, they don't have 11 million players plus!
So it's weird, i've got one month left on WoW, i only just signed in again and literally bumped into the same old people in Goldshire, thankfully i can go back to the guild i was in if i ever want to, with no problems, and WoW isn't going anywhere soon, so why not just Juggle MMO's?
Because thats a difficult thing to do, and it's something im not willing to try for more than a week. Why not establish the friendships outside of the game? noooo thank you, that's also something i'm not willing to do, i got burned pretty bad the last time i did anything like that...Why not just play Guild Wars? then i throw a shoe at you sir!
So yeah, the obvious lesson here, is that if you're not Blizzard's slave or not someone who dedicates their life to WoW: Don't dedicate a second of your time, and dont talk to anyone, ever. In other words, don't play WoW, regardless of how nice Blizzard are as people, im sure some...other MMO's would bennefit a few extra players right now. And no real diss on WoW here, i think it's excellently crafted, excellently..."war"crafted....uugh.
(a very long post, i apologise.)