I Don't Think I Can Leave WoW.

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.)




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Posted by Death_Burnout

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.)




Posted by Absurd

My real life friend suggested I get into WoW today...Not sure if it's a good idea anymore.

Posted by jakob187

Here's your problem:  you joined in 2008.  Back in the day, shit was tough.  Nowadays...fuck, you can do a raid in a couple of hours.  It's bullshit.  But...whatever.  WoW is for the casual gamer, and so for some of us, it just goes by super quick.


As a WoW player, I will tell you this:  if you are not into vanity, then WoW isn't the game for you...because WoW is 80% vanity, 20% content.
Posted by Buscemi

Man, I'm on and off that train (or so it seems) every day. Luckily I just realized that there are more fun things to do with your life. No, I'm not talking about some "real life" shit. Who do you take me for? Your average schmo? Nay. World of Warcraft was alot of fun back in the days when, and I think I'm, repeating  jakob187 here, things were tough. You couldn't just go fuck around and then be a "pro". Man raiding took alot of damn time, I had to make plans weeks in advance to be sure that I got in. I needed those shoulders bad...

Anyways, I agree. Shit got tough and shit got easy. Then easier. So, here we are. Cuddled with faster leveling. Fuck off, I say. Go play some random Total War game. It'll do you good.

Edited by Death_Burnout
jakob187 said:
"Here's your problem:  you joined in 2008.  Back in the day, shit was tough.  Nowadays...fuck, you can do a raid in a couple of hours.  It's bullshit.  But...whatever.  WoW is for the casual gamer, and so for some of us, it just goes by super quick.

As a WoW player, I will tell you this:  if you are not into vanity, then WoW isn't the game for you...because WoW is 80% vanity, 20% content.
"
Well technically i joined in 2007, i just took a fat year off and started again new, a year later.

Don't worry though because i am fully aware of what WoW once was (even what Ironforge was). Things roll a little differently in european servers though. Particularly in mine, it's quite lowly populated, so playing any "classic" dungeon or content is a real hassle.

With 11 million players, it's fairly obvious that it's for casual players, and i play it mainly for it's 80% vanity, as you say. Anything more in depth then nooo thank you.

This is why i don't want to subscribe to EVE Online.

Absurd said:
"My real life friend suggested I get into WoW today...Not sure if it's a good idea anymore."
Not a good idea at all!

Titus
said:
"Man, I'm on and off that train (or so it seems) every day. Luckily I just realized that there are more fun things to do with your life. No, I'm not talking about some "real life" shit. Who do you take me for? Your average schmo? Nay. World of Warcraft was alot of fun back in the days when, and I think I'm, repeating  jakob187 here, things were tough. You couldn't just go fuck around and then be a "pro". Man raiding took alot of damn time, I had to make plans weeks in advance to be sure that I got in. I needed those shoulders bad...

Anyways, I agree. Shit got tough and shit got easy. Then easier. So, here we are. Cuddled with faster leveling. Fuck off, I say. Go play some random Total War game. It'll do you good.
"
I think the whole faster leveling, and recruit a friend thing is stupid, in fact, i think my WoW experience is different to most, i said i played 40 lvl's mostly on my own, and the reason being, is that i didn't like playing with others, ones that i didn't know at least. It's not my thing basically, nor is talking about "DPS" that stuff just makes me cringe to even say. The only thing i liked doing with other players, was talking to them, and not playing the game.

All in all, what i get out of WoW is almost entirely different than most.

Oh and i dont feel like playing Total War games anymore *yawn*

Posted by sdodd02

I canceled my subscription for a little bit, but when the next patch comes I probably get back into it, but I was just so bored with it...plus some of it is just so unbalanced in certain aspects like PvP it would just make me so mad I had to log out.

Posted by JoelTGM

Forget MMOs.  You spend so much time trying to be more powerful, until eventually it's not even fun anymore.  I played WoW to 60, tried the raiding, hated it, so I leveled up several alts, and then quit right before the burning crusade expansion.  Then a while later I tried the burning crusade expansion, got to 70, and quit a couple days later.  Once the fun stopped, I stopped playing.  I don't care enough about my virtual character to grind away for gear I guess.  Another MMO is not the answer... it'll be the same thing...

Posted by Death_Burnout
DOUBLESHOCK said:
"Forget MMOs.  You spend so much time trying to be more powerful, until eventually it's not even fun anymore.  I played WoW to 60, tried the raiding, hated it, so I leveled up several alts, and then quit right before the burning crusade expansion.  Then a while later I tried the burning crusade expansion, got to 70, and quit a couple days later.  Once the fun stopped, I stopped playing.  I don't care enough about my virtual character to grind away for gear I guess.  Another MMO is not the answer... it'll be the same thing...
"
Yeah, i do agree with you, it's madness when you get down to it really, throughout my playtime, i always ask myself "what am i doing here?" i guess it took me til lvl 54, before i reached my threshhold.

Still, the game has it's hooks in me...
Posted by ZombieHunterOG

they should have a support group or something for Wow addicts :P 

Posted by georgecletus

i've played wow on and off for the past 4 years, it really is like virtual crack. These days everyone is 80 and everyone has legendary gear. It's a bitch to kick though, i know what you mean. Still, not the same where everyone was a noob and there was barrens chat and it was good times all round. I just cancelled my subscription a week ago, so stick with it and the feelings will pass. good luck bro.

Posted by jakob187
DOUBLESHOCK said:
"Forget MMOs.  You spend so much time trying to be more powerful, until eventually it's not even fun anymore.  I played WoW to 60, tried the raiding, hated it, so I leveled up several alts, and then quit right before the burning crusade expansion.  Then a while later I tried the burning crusade expansion, got to 70, and quit a couple days later.  Once the fun stopped, I stopped playing.  I don't care enough about my virtual character to grind away for gear I guess.  Another MMO is not the answer... it'll be the same thing... "
It's funny you say all this.  I just switched from being a PvP Arms warrior for 2 years to being a PvE Prot warrior, and I'm having a blast with the game all over again!

So, maybe you just need to switch it up.  Then again, I've got a lot of RL buddies that play it too, so we all group up and fuck off the entire time.  Hell, we went and did Heroic Ahn'Kahet last night (it was my first time in there), and we one-shot all the bosses.  However, that wasn't the fun part.  The fun part was me, my brother, and my buddy all sitting next to each other and just actin' the fool, keeping the entire party laughing over chat, and just generally enjoying ourselves.

I don't know.  You could take a break, but I don't think that's gonna help any.  You just need to make it exciting again!
Posted by DJ_Lae

Sometimes I think briefly about WoW and I miss it - I played it back in 2006 and quit before the first expansion launched. I loved it as a singleplayer RPG with some social elements, but as the game progressed more and more into the raid mentality I grew to hate it. Endgame content was (and as far as I know still is) bullshit. PvP is a joke.

So I moved on to Guild Wars, which is perfectly soloable if you just want to play for a short while. No committment. No hard feelings if you ditch in the middle of a raid.

Lately I've also grown fond of Perfect World, which is very WoW-like in some regards (the quests are even less thinly veiled grindfests too if that's possible) and has the added bonus of being absolutely free if you choose to ignore the in-game store. It's also nice playing something with a different aesthetic. Plus, it rekindles memories of Stormwind trade chat, which is full of cocks. In Perfect World, you get the added pleasure of knowing that every world chat comment made by someone is costing them 15 cents, so if someone wants to spam like a motherfucker it's going to eat out their credit card.

Edited by Death_Burnout

I feel like bitching about Death Knights now, they've ruined the battlegrounds!

jakob187 said:

"DOUBLESHOCK said:
"Forget MMOs.  You spend so much time trying to be more powerful, until eventually it's not even fun anymore.  I played WoW to 60, tried the raiding, hated it, so I leveled up several alts, and then quit right before the burning crusade expansion.  Then a while later I tried the burning crusade expansion, got to 70, and quit a couple days later.  Once the fun stopped, I stopped playing.  I don't care enough about my virtual character to grind away for gear I guess.  Another MMO is not the answer... it'll be the same thing... "
It's funny you say all this.  I just switched from being a PvP Arms warrior for 2 years to being a PvE Prot warrior, and I'm having a blast with the game all over again!
"
I'm glad i only vaguely knew what you just said.

I will say this though, i stopped in the middle of 08, played it again in october, and got way more into it than i ever did before. So perhaps, a break really is the answer.

I do own Guild Wars, and even though it can't grab my attention for more than 10 minutes, i love its no committment plan, to me, it might aswell be a single player game, similar Elder Scrolls...or Two Worlds...which isn't very good.

I fear the American servers...all i can think of is the South Park "Make Love, Not Warcraft" episode

Posted by SoothsayerGB

I juggle MMO-RPGs.  With no problems.   WoW is my main.  FFXI is my hang out.  While I sometimes play Eve and WAR.  I like several MMO-RPGs cept LOTR, EQ, Conan, and the free shit.  But I don't spend a ton of time forcing myself to play.  In fact recently, I've been spending more of my game time playing Fallout 3 (360) while logged on to WoW.  But not really playing WoW.  Just talking in Guild chat and simple lazy grinding.  I sort of make my own little world out of WoW.  So I don't go looking for something that isn't there, in other MMO-RPGs.

I think you should just take a break.  If you're stressing this much over it, it's probably best to go easy on it. 

I also find it odd, that you claim to have been playing for several months and you haven't achieved a level 80 toon yet.  Why not?  Distracted for some reason?  As a WoW vet I can level a new toon 1 - 80 in under 1 month, with RAF far quicker now.  New players I run in to and mentor, do it in under 3.  Usually around 5 weeks, easy.

Reason I bring it up, is that WoW is a whole new game at 80.  Which you've probably heard before.  But it's very true.  Once you hit 80 and start collecting high Tier sets, it all changes.  There is something for everyone, you just have to find your nitch.  But it's a shame if you spent all that time and money, and never even hit cap.  Thats a first step in WoW.

My thing, is taking down solo PVE challanges.  Like soloing Heriocs or old content. I love it.  I used to push and push to be better then others, till I just burned out.  Then I figured out WoW is a lot more fun, if I just set back and take my time. 

You Horde or Alliance?

Remember you don't HAVE to play none stop.  You can play one week end and not the next.  People still love and play Starcraft, and LoD.  WoW isn't going anywhere any time soon.  Just have fun.




Posted by zityz
jakob187 said:
"Here's your problem:  you joined in 2008.  Back in the day, shit was tough.  Nowadays...fuck, you can do a raid in a couple of hours.  It's bullshit.  But...whatever.  WoW is for the casual gamer, and so for some of us, it just goes by super quick.

As a WoW player, I will tell you this:  if you are not into vanity, then WoW isn't the game for you...because WoW is 80% vanity, 20% content.
"

You've just described just about EVERY MMO over made :P

It's not hard to quit WoW, just follow these 3 steps.

1. Uninstall WoW
2. Turn off Computer
3. Go to bed.


Once you wake up you should feel better! AH who am I kidding? that game is the vurtual equvilent to Herione, except worse, cause its cheeper. So basically what I'm saying is, your screwed :(
Edited by Death_Burnout
SoothsayerGB said:
"I juggle MMO-RPGs.  With no problems.   WoW is my main.  FFXI is my hang out.  While I sometimes play Eve and WAR.  I like several MMO-RPGs cept LOTR, EQ, Conan, and the free shit.  But I don't spend a ton of time forcing myself to play.  In fact recently, I've been spending more of my game time playing Fallout 3 (360) while logged on to WoW.  But not really playing WoW.  Just talking in Guild chat and simple lazy grinding.  I sort of make my own little world out of WoW.  So I don't go looking for something that isn't there, in other MMO-RPGs.

I think you should just take a break.  If you're stressing this much over it, it's probably best to go easy on it. 

I also find it odd, that you claim to have been playing for several months and you haven't achieved a level 80 toon yet.  Why not?  Distracted for some reason?  As a WoW vet I can level a new toon 1 - 80 in under 1 month, with RAF far quicker now.  New players I run in to and mentor, do it in under 3.  Usually around 5 weeks, easy.

Reason I bring it up, is that WoW is a whole new game at 80.  Which you've probably heard before.  But it's very true.  Once you hit 80 and start collecting high Tier sets, it all changes.  There is something for everyone, you just have to find your nitch.  But it's a shame if you spent all that time and money, and never even hit cap.  Thats a first step in WoW.

My thing, is taking down solo PVE challanges.  Like soloing Heriocs or old content. I love it.  I used to push and push to be better then others, till I just burned out.  Then I figured out WoW is a lot more fun, if I just set back and take my time. 

You Horde or Alliance?

Remember you don't HAVE to play none stop.  You can play one week end and not the next.  People still love and play Starcraft, and LoD.  WoW isn't going anywhere any time soon.  Just have fun."
Ok first of all, i'd like to clarfiy, i'm not stressing out on it folks, im merely starting a conversation, and doing an editorial in my bare blog at the same time, i'm not in dire need.

Ok so, as i've continually said, i don't play WoW like most people, most of all i never, ever, ever....ever! in my life, wan't to become a WoW or MMORPG vet, lvling that fast just isn't my thing, dont have the time nor patience to do it, and like i said, i play for different reasons, the second i call my character a toon, is the day i blow my brains out. But also, the main appeal of the game for me IS to get to the high level content, i just take my time, slowly, i find it way more satisfying knowing thats on the other end. it's my money, and it's my money well spent on the things i want to do. So don't worry, i know exactly what im there for.

For the record, Alliance.

Posted by Sushbag
jakob187 said:
"Here's your problem:  you joined in 2008.  Back in the day, shit was tough.  Nowadays...fuck, you can do a raid in a couple of hours.  It's bullshit.  But...whatever.  WoW is for the casual gamer, and so for some of us, it just goes by super quick.

As a WoW player, I will tell you this:  if you are not into vanity, then WoW isn't the game for you...because WoW is 80% vanity, 20% content.
"
Yea, I know what you mean about WoW back in the day. These kids these days don't know anything about the shit we had to go through.

Shut the hell up, it was 2005 people were raiding molten core not the 1960's. If you're old enough to have played WoW at that point but young enough not to be an old man with graying hair and a cane, you're officially not allowed to say the phrase "back in the day" unless your just kidding around. And nice comment about what the game is, like you were there, working for Blizzard when the game was designed. "Yea it's all vanity, not actually a good game on any level." I know someone else just like you, the late twenties, jaded gamer guy who has to be the final authority on anything gaming, and I hate him too. I hope you get dragged 17 miles by a red van through Queens.
Posted by Jeffsekai

then you suck, I got bored once and uninstalled it and haven't gone back since...this is after playing for 2 years.


I always find it funny when people complain how hard it is to quit WoW...this may sound hard..but get a  life and it wont be hard

Posted by TooWalrus

I miss Burning Crusade, that's where my nostalgic feelings lie. It's the same as people who played "classic WoW." Where ever you start, that's what you're going to look back on with fond memories.

Edited by Death_Burnout
Jeffsekai said:
"then you suck, I got bored once and uninstalled it and haven't gone back since...this is after playing for 2 years.


I always find it funny when people complain how hard it is to quit WoW...this may sound hard..but get a  life and it wont be hard
"
Ohhh i suck? geez man thanks, i've been trying to figure out what it was.

No, do shut up, notice how much i take pride in my own life and don't waste it on the damn game lvling to 80. Like i said, im not stressed out over it.