So with that, I bid WoW farewell.
I’ve finally decided to make the break. At the end of October my current pre-paid card runs out. This time it really does look like the break is going to be forever.
I’ve been playing, with short breaks, for two years. Quite apart from everything else, that seems like enough playing. A number of creative activities I used to enjoy have been completely sidelined, and I really want to get back to them. The house has been neglected, with stuff piling up everywhere. While I’ve been lucky that most of my friends are also WoW players, so the majority of my social life hasn’t suffered too badly, I am starting to feel a bit rut-bound.
Then there’s the fact that I’m just not enjoying myself anymore. A while ago I had a raid-related spat and stopped doing those. Recently, even low-level parties have been unfulfilling. And that’s before I even get started about PUGs.
I’ve considered quitting several times before, but each time I’d just invested time or money into something that would be “wasted” if I left. If it wasn’t a paid character transfer it was a triplehead adapter and a bunch of monitors. If it wasn’t either of those it was some other sort of hardware upgrade. Or worse, it was encouraging a friend to do a paid transfer.
I finally decided that if I always rejected the idea of quitting because I’d just made some sort of investment, I’d never leave. As such, now is the ideal time to quit. My play time is running out fairly neatly just before Burning Crusade, so leaving now saves me buying the expansion — which would have been that next investment that would have kept me playing until the next investment.
So with that, I bid WoW farewell. Alas, also Metroblogging until a Perth page gets started up maybe. My parting comment to WoW players is that I hope those of you that are enjoying the game continue to enjoy it, and those of you who aren’t are able to make the decision to stay or leave for all the right reasons.