So, I kinda blurted it all over Twitter before I even got to write a blog post about it. Whoops. hence, you all kinda know this, but no one knows the full story.
One, somewhat drunken night (being Saturday night just gone), I finally did something that I have been tempted to do for a long time: I cancelled my accounts. Both of them. The alt account finishes in just a couple of days, and the main one finishes on the 10th of October.
Why? Well, it’s pretty simple really: I just got tired of the game. I haven’t been enjoying it. Every time I log in I feel guilty about not getting this, that or the other done, about not being prepared enough, about not having gold… I just don’t have fun anymore. Even raiding seems to have lost its lustre. I don’t know whether I am craving something a lot more hardcore, or what it is. At the moment I spend about 20 hours a week raiding between my 2 servers, which I consider to be an awful lot of hours put in, but I don’t seem to feel any sense of satisfaction at the end. You know, the ‘We just did a really hard fight and I am SO fucking proud of everyone’ feeling.
And the grind is god damn killing me. Why do they keep adding more shit to grind?
Things I Like About WoW
Things I Hate About WoW
|Raiding – Nothing is more fun to me than running around with 10 or 25 people beating the absolute crap out of things (or healing them while they do it)
||Raiding – there doesn’t seem to be the sense of satisfaction that there was in BC in downing stuff, and the harder bosses just feel gimmicky (think – Faction Champions)
|The People – all my guildies are awesome, and the guild I raid with on Hermia are almost like a 2nd home in themselves.
||The People – pugging crap on my Druid constantly made me realise just how much the average person in a pug sucks ass. I think it’s the feeling of ‘I don’t know these people, so I can treat them like shit’ that does it.
|Blogging – I love this blog. I love the people. I kinda waxed lyrical about this last post.
||Blogging – sometimes, I’ll admit, it feels like a chore. And sometimes it’s hard to come up with new stuff to talk about!
||Daily Heroics – I don’t like doing heroics. They are boring and stupid. Why do you make me do a god damn heroic every day?
||Daily quests – see above re. Heroics.
||Time sinkiness – to do everything I should do in the game, I would have to play far more than I do. And I would have to turn the game into a chore. Yuk.
So, WoW has until the 10th to try and balance the table, or swing it back to the other side. If it can do that, I’ll resubscribe to my account. After all, I do love this blog!
But, what can WoW do to make me love it again, like I used to? To bring back that ‘honeymoon’ feeling?
- Make PvP fun – LOL. Never going to happen, I am just not wired to enjoy PvP.
- Reduce the grind – OK, so making gold has always been a bit of a grind. I have never had a decent amount of gold for that very reason! However, I don’t enjoy grinding out badges to get current gear, either. Let me get my gear the old fashioned way – by raiding!
- Just be fun already – nothing feels fun or fresh anymore. Cataclysm may fix that, but I suspect it’ll just be the same old stuff in a fancy new wrapper.
Not sure why I am disillusioned, but I am. However, don’t unsubscribe yet – there’s still hope! Not to mention, a few possible fixes for the blahs that I am pondering, if I have the courage to do them ;-)