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Burning Out On WoW
It is worth talking about, isn’t it?
Starting out in WoW, years ago, I heard the stories. Players who did long grinds until they had to go to the hospital, for example. I’ve known quite a few players who heard from their spouses, “WoW or me” and they quit. Personally, I think anyone who issues an ultimatum like that might deserve to hear, “WoW, hunnybear”.
I remember some funny stuff too. There was a writer for WoW Insider, a paid gig, who one day posted, “I realized today that I’m only logging on to do Dailies. I quit.” And that was the last we saw of that writer!
We all want to avoid burn out and to continue to play the games we like. One doesn’t, really, burn out on WoW. One burns out on facets of the game; which, if ignored, will make you feel burned out on all of WoW.
I have 192 Immerseus kills (can’t count the wipes, can we?). The thought of going back into the Siege of Orgrimmar makes me weary beyond belief. While my enthusiasm for raiding is not diminished, I’m still excited about Nighthold; the idea of going back to that specific raid shows an indication of burn out.
I’m beginning to feel that way about mounts. No doubt about it; mount hunting, farming, earning is a big lure in the game. At 273 mounts, I’m not riding more than one at a time. I might do the Archeology mount this week but I’ve not done Archeology since Mists of Pandaria because I could tell that I was burning out on dig sites.
My Guild Master this morning pointed out, “You’ve spent a lot more time on RNG mounts.” And this is very true. Ashes of Alar, Stonecore, Ony and on and on; I’ve done them and have them …. but I don’t ride them.
124 Elegon kills until I got the mount.
I am 745/810 in achievement points for Pet Battles. Do I really need to fill the bar?
“Filling the bar” was a surprise to WoW’s designers in MoP when they saw first-hand at what lengths players will go to simply fill the bar whether it is rep or mounts or toys or transmog gear (and, then, the entire set). Sometimes, I think in Legion that they are exploiting that need/urge but that’s another story for another day.
Keep an eye on yourself. Monitor how you feel about logging in and perhaps take a break. You’ll be surprised to see your character, weeks later, still in that one spot with those same quests. The game stops until you come back; that forward motion is a bit of an illusion.
Keep the peace. Read a book.