I’ve found myself reaching burnout again. I quit raiding a long time ago – that only brings this on faster. These days I level and play alts, I do my dailies, I try for various achievements, a lot of fishing at the moment, auction housing. Nice simple stuff you can just chill out while you do. Even that is bringing forth the WoW based apathy though. I don’t force myself to log in, if I don’t want to, I won’t do it. Thing is, I don’t want to quit, I’d like to hold on until Cataclysm, but at the moment I might end up taking a break soon, at least after Children’s Week, then what do I do with my spare time? I have an awful lot of that.
Well, I’ve been watching a bit of stuff. Worked through Death Note and Glee, but sometimes I feel a tad anti social sticking on my headset and vanishing for a few hours into a series. I have a lot of reading to do, but I’m an easily distracted soul and I need a lot of quiet to be able to read, same as I do when I’m writing, I need to be able to think and process the information properly. It’s often too loud in this room, with the clicking of keys, the whirring of old, crappy fans, and the noise of 2 PCs being turned on (one if I turn mine off), and there is no other room I can use – it feels so cramped in here sometimes! Especially can’t read when the other half gets in a DvD or Xbox mood. Writing has the same issue, if I’m interrupted mid sentence I forget what I was writing and that really frustrates the hell out of me, not to mention I then feel anti social yet again. I don’t have enough money to go out and about a lot, and I don’t think I’d like to go out on my own all of the time. That brings me back to why I still play WoW, because everything else I try to do makes me feel bad, and ends up with me giving up. I’d like to write a book, and I’d like to research something, but again that takes money and the need for some peace and quiet.
So I start thinking about other MMOs. A couple of friends have tried to get me to play EVE but it really doesn’t look like my kind of game. I’m a fantasy RPG gal through and through, not a fan of sci fi or shooty games. Don’t get me started on puzzle games, I failed miserably at Portal the moment you had to use your brain. That brings me back to the other MMOs I have played in the past: Aion, Lord of the Rings Online, Age of Conan. Each of them I only played for enough time to enjoy them, I never decided I disliked one. LotRO I was playing a free trial of and then Brewfest came and I ended up back in WoW. Aion and Conan didn’t really run well on my PC at the time, though maybe now there are less people playing, perhaps it would work out a bit better.
I’ll probably stick with WoW for a while longer, see how this plays out, I might not be burnt out after all, but if it turns out that I am, I will be taking a break.