Thursday, March 15, 2007

I'm not the only one

I came across a blog where the blogger posted this on March 29, 2006 - Why I'm Losing Interest In World of Warcraft and then on March 6, 2007 - World of Warcraft: Canceled today, and here's why

About 6-7 months ago, I mentioned how I lost enthusiasm to raid, yet today I'm still doing it.

I think I need something to take its place. Except for a brief moment after the Burning Crusade was released I've raided every week, several times a week. I'm not even sure I've ever dedicated so much time to one type of thing.

Crazy thing is I'm not even as hardcore as most of the people who raid are.

Raiding allowed me to be able to log on and always have something to do. Either I was raiding or getting ready to raid.

Raiding has become something I do out of habit. Even on night's I decided to take off from the normal place we'd raid, I just end up raiding some other place.

As the link discusses in "When Fun is bad" (a link I've had there since I started this blog and has since had several comments from players experiencing the same thing) what is it about games like this that keep us doing something past the fun of it?

I see I'm not the only one, who after losing interest keeps on playing. Doesn't make me feel better about it, just makes me be more skeptical that this is just a innocent pasttime.


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