Do you Feel Bad when you Don’t Feel Like Gaming?

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  1. Ardwulf says:

    I have a post coming up that talks a little about my drift away from MMOs in favor of single-player things. Part of it is indeed the subscription; if I’m paying every month I feel obliged to play a lot and get my money’s worth. More subtly, you can’t save your game in an MMO. Or maybe it’s always saved automatically, I dunno. A single-player game can be paused when I need a sammich or something. If I tried that in EVE I would come back to floating debris.

  2. pasmith says:

    For me it’s that I can play a single player game and enjoy all of the game I’ve paid for without having to chain myself to another person. Also I can actually finish it, which gives me a sense of accomplishment.

    I have paid for FF XIV since launch which is really silly since I only play it very sporadically, but I like the IP so much that I feel almost like I’m making donations to keep it healthy. LOL So I don’t really feel guilty.

    I’m that rare breed that doesn’t play MMOs for the social aspects. I play them for the virtual world aspect; I like that MMOs are always changing and being expanded upon. These days so many single player games get a ton of DLC means that they too get expanded upon at least for a while, and I know my attention span will give out before the DLC does. Combine that with the new popularity of open-world games and really I don’t feel a need for MMOs anymore, unless they do something really different and unique. So I still dabble in Landmark just because of the crazy building tools, but I never interact with another player.

    And even there, Minecraft kind of scratches the same itch.

  3. pkudude99 says:

    I don’t feel guilty for not necessarily wanting to play. Recently I’ve been a little burned out on MMO’s, but FFXIV is pretty decent, and TSW just added in Issue 10, so I can still pop in to them when I need a fix.

    OTOH, I’m now on a business trip with just my work laptop that I can’t play games on, so I’ll have a break from games for about 5 days and I don’t expect I’ll be missing them either.

  4. Gozad says:

    I know exactly what you mean. I have a lifetime sub with The Secret World, but haven’t played that in over half a year, and I feel like I should try to get back into it because I did pay for that lifetime sub, but then I just don’t have an urge to play it.

    I have been wanting to get back into an MMO for awhile but nothing is drawing me in. Last one I enjoyed was SWTOR, but even with their recent 6x XP promo, it wasn’t enough to get me back in.

    I would really love to be playing Vanguard right now actually. That is one game I could really get back into. I wonder if there will ever be a player run server, or some kind of revival. Probably not though, which is sad.