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Do You Find It Hard To Leave Your MMO ?

Published by under Blog on Aug. 17. 2011.

Most of us have been in the place when the mmo we are playing just ain’t fun anymore.

Most of the friends you have made are all still playing, but not as much as they once used to. You’ve also been thinking of leaving for such long now but you are invested in the game. All you seem to think about is the amount of time you have dedicated to playing and you hope things will get better, something beyond the next patch that will bring back the glory days of old.

I know I’ve been in this place a few times first being with Ultima Online followed by SWG. But never again will I be duped into thinking that I can’t leave for some obscure reason.

Now I’m not totally unsympathetic  to the player that find themselves in this predicament, but really you need to wise up. I’ve now left so many mmo’s to date it no longer worry’s me. Yet this does not say that the fear of leaving your game, guild, friends and everything you have carved out in the world can’t be a very stressful time for you.

A good friend of mine recently got banned from WOW, I’m not sure how or why it is what it is. He’s has often left the game like many between patch updates only to return with a renewed vigor. Sure he went through a little panic stage which lasted  a few days yet  now he cares not a jot.

This is one way of doing things yet it’s normally not the best way. You really have to come to terms with the fact that you will never get the same feeling for the game again no matter how the tart the old thing up. One of the hardest things I have ever done was to delete my main char in Ultima who had around 200K minutes logged. After that the others came easy.

I still hung around the forums even tried my hand at being a Seer in-game (a lowby GM) yet once the fun of the game has left you, nothing can rekindle that flame. This is the right time to move on.

One thing I will say it you do get a real sense of well-being when you let the game go. You have to remember why you play games and in most cases it’s for the fun, getting a little release from the work and enjoy the company of like minder people. Once the game starts to feel like a job it gone past the point where it’s time to pack your virtual bag. Also you’ll not be doing yourself any good by jumping into another mmo.

Even if your last game has become an empty shell you will always compare it the glory days of old. Nothing can compete to the feeling you once had when you knew everything about the game and you guild was a well oiled machine. Of course not all games should be swept aside but mmo’s in general should be off the table for some time until you find yourself being grateful for leaving and you have validated those reasons.

Like I said before I no longer worry or procrastinate about leaving a game that has become stale. The thing’s that you tend to miss, like your friends are still in vent you can still hang out and have a good time. Without the need to have all the baggage of seeing the game you once loved turn to dust before your eyes. And believe me the loss you will feel on leaving can’t compare to watching something you once love turn to dust. Ask anyone who played SWG way back when and you’ll find out in no uncertain terms how it hit’s you when your game is dead and gone.

The easy way to do things is find something new. I know I said that you should stay clear of other mmo’s for a short time. Yet if you see your time playing as gaining as much fun as possible and see past what you are leaving behind in the way of levels, items and time spent, finding a new mmo can make the transition very painless.

I’ve played that many mmo now I can get the feel of them really quick within 1-2 hours if I’m not having fun I’ll move on. Ok some of you may say the fun begins at end-game, but why the hell should I have to wait to have my fun ?

I’m an alt-a-holic and as such if I do not like the leveling set before me the game is of little to no use for me. I don’t think I’ve had less that 6 alt + my main in any mmo gone by. I’m not sure if I’m along in my thinking here, but games as meant to be fun from the very first moment you step foot in them ?

If I have to wait for my fun I’m not staying around also if it stops being fun after playing for some time I also will find something else that can keep me entertained. The main thing to remember is am I having fun. If the answer is No then you know what to do. Never forget you are paying to be entertained if that is no longer happening Get Out !!!

I’m sure some other company will be glad to take your cash off you and who know you may start to enjoy yourself again.

Well good look in your transition.

Until we meet again MrWarlock Signing off.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Do You Find It Hard To Leave Your MMO ?”

  1. Drakai88on 18 Aug 2011 at 2:34 am

    Well hopefully we won’t have that issue with SWTOR anytime soon. It would be horrible thing to watch a grown man cry…

  2. MrWarlockon 18 Aug 2011 at 7:01 am

    Yeh I don’t like to cry in public lol.

  3. swtorcrafteron 18 Aug 2011 at 12:56 pm

    been there for sure, probably when I had to decide to leave ultima was the hardest it has ever been for me. That was such a magical time in MMO’s when everything was new and exciting, 6 years later when I decided to move on it was very hard still.

  4. mengloron 26 Aug 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I gotta say, its almost scary, because as I was reading this, I too also played UO, tried out for the black robes of the Seer program, but because I was so burnt out I ended up turning down the position.

    In hindsight, I wish I had stayed, but oh well.

    I went from UO, to Asherons call, to AC2, then off to SWG and free trials of many others.

    I did wow for 2-3 years, quit and tried EQ2, then came back to Wow.

    One thing I will say, I always seemed to leave one MMO for another. however this year I found myself tiring of the wow expansion pack and our raiding group fell appart more or less for the same reason. but there was nothing to jump too. that or I was just depressed about playing.

    I quit back in March, and havent even played on the PC this summer, which is very weird.

    in the past 2 weeks, I started seeing more and more SWTOR video’s and I feel the itch coming back. Hell! I am so craving to play SWTOR, I started even considering finding someone with a beta account and buying it from them.

    I too hope like hell that SWTOR isnt going to be another Fizzle in the larger schemes of MMO’s because literally I see nothing on the horizon even worth considering.

    its somewhat Scary to think this is the only PC game I want to play, except mabye D3. but who knows!

    here is hoping!

  5. DarthXxyzon 11 Sep 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I played WoW since release date, with 1-2 month breaks here and there. I finally uninstalled in Jan 2010 and it wasnt hard at all. It seemed blizzard took all the good developers off of WoW, the people that made it the amazing game it was and put the “B” squad in. It was very apparent the last few content releases. If SWTOR is half as good as wow was (although I truly believe it will be exponentially better) I’ll be playing it for another 6 years. I feel if a company is taking my money then they should be releasing content and keeping the game up to date to the best of thier ability, not put on the 2nd tier and half-a$$ the content just to keep people paying the subscription fee, plus putting Ghostcrawler in charge didnt help at all, but thats another topic all together. Too answer the intial question 😛 If this game is half as good as WoW I dont feel like I’ll be quitting anytime soon, until Bioware deems it a side project and mediorce content is released, but with its current content I could play different classes through the amazing base game it is now…. ok I’m done 😛

  6. DarthXxyzon 11 Sep 2011 at 3:47 pm

    * uninstalled Jan 2011 😛 typo!!