Thursday, July 24, 2008

Weaning

I continue to wean myself off of WoW.

I've been selling bank stores on the AH, yet still holding on to certain things just in case I decide to come back.

Yeah it seems I just can't make that clean break.

The more I think about it the more I want to lean toward not coming back for WotLK. I think I used the idea of resubscribing for the expansion as a way to make quitting not seem so final.

I spent a lot of my gold (I didn't have much in today's standards) on buy reputation mats. I then spent the next few days doing dailies and earning it back.

I made a game out of how fast I could do dailies, thinking about what order would have been faster. But once again doing a bunch of dailies over and over, or a bunch of anything (re: achievements) over and over is what I have to step away from.

If it sounds like I'm trying to talk myself out of playing it's because I am. I can't seem to find another game to take WoW's place to make things easier. :(

4 comments:

Shalkis said...

Resistance is futile.

But in all seriousness, using your time effectively is not something to be ashamed of. Just use the minimum time you can to make the money to cover your expenses and skip dailies for the rest of the day/week/month. And if playing WoW is not the most fun thing you can do with your time right now, feel free to skip it. But if it is.. don't feel guilty, there's no need to.

Heike said...

I've been reading your blog quietly for a while now, and I feel for you.

I know that when I've quit MMOs in the past (Everquest, WoW previously, DDO, etc) - it's never been with a statement or a decision.

It's been because I suddenly realized I hadn't logged on in a few weeks and really didn't feel like logging on then. It's a vanishing. As long as you're logging on, as long as you feel like you WANT to log on, you're not really quitting. And I don't know how you'll feel when the account expires.

I kind of agree that you either need to find something else to do to replace the habit of logging on to WoW - something you enjoy - or maybe you're not really ready to actually leave.

Justin said...

I can completley understand, i feel caught in the same web, although ive been out of WoW since april 21st, ive been wondering if i should renew my sub and make a comeback, finsih off all the raids i never had the oppertunity to run before, or just leave it as is and not return. I've been contemplating starting up a new MMO to pass the time, like Asheron's Call, Age of Conan, Everquest... but it all seems like more of the same, its difficult to completley break yourself away, WoW has become as bad as EQ used to be to alot of people. In any case, i'm still undecided, i have a lot of free time i could spend in azeroth, rather then moping around with nothing to do, but would being pulled back into the web be a better soloution then the boredom?

Best of luck with breaking away cleanly.

Yane (Yet another night elf) said...

I guess what is weird, as you all have pointed out, is I do enjoy the game.

I guess I feel like I shouldn't be enjoying it for some reason. A lot of it is the same ol' same ol'. And yet it is that familiarity that is appealing.

I still plan on "quitting" but at this point I definitely plan on coming back for Wrath.

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