I really quit WoW. Officially. Subscription cancelled and all of it.
Why? The thrill was gone for one. I had five level 80 characters, they were all at the point that the only thing left to do was fish, do old quests, do dailies, or run the same dungeons over and over. But it wasn’t just that, it was the same old things that started eating at me before.
Dungeons, Raids, were out. As the only parent here, and wife of a deployed soldier I couldn’t GET involved with group activities. I never know when The Man is going to get online, a dog is going to need out, or a cat fight is going to break out between the kids.
It also really started to not be as much fun for me once Hubby stopped playing, even before he deployed.
I really thought I’d go back, once this laptop got here and I could play again, but it didn’t happen. There was always something I needed to do first. Housework, grocery shopping, cooking. There were all the times I hadn’t heard from Hubby in a few days and took no chances on missing him by logging in, so I’d say I’ll log in when I hear from him.
The next thing I knew,I was finding out we were moving to GA next winter, and R&R was here. So it boiled down to real life > WoW on a permanent basis. Yes, I’m playing other games, but they are all single players with pause features that don’t require holding up 4 other people while I go randomly AFK. Or They involve playing WITH my kids, such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band. I do miss the social aspect, but I can’t just fork out $16/month to chat.
In a way, it’s been a good thing for me, discovering other games, and platforms. Not having to schedule life if I want to play a game. Now, I can sit here at my desk playing whatever I play, and see a bird outside , and drop the pause button to go try getting a good close up shot. I can be running around a dungeon, and hear something interesting on TV, and turn around and watch for a few minutes. Or even just save and quit right there if I want.
As for my characters, well like any smart athlete does, they retired while they were on a good team, and at the top of their games.