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3-07-2011 @ 9:42AM
Lots of non-MMO PC games (and a few DS ones) - I have amassed a hefty library of PC games, I simply love some of the old ones, and a few of the sales on Steam and other digital distribution services are simply too good. The DS games don't compete with MMOs or other PC games, I play them when on the move or, occasionally, if I don't have enough time to fire up a PC game but can squeeze a minute or two of DS play (love how it suspends games to continue later). The PC games are what I turn to if I ever feel like I might be burning out in the MMO I'm playing - having this happen to me twice already in my 5 years of WoW, I can notice burn out creeping on me before it really hits and I need to completely leave the game.Quite a few MMOs - I keep accounts on any free MMO I can stand, occasionally participate in betas, actively use trials to scout other paid MMOs I might be interested in, and have bought GW due to it not having a subscription (plus, the way that game handles server transfers, respeccing, and instant travel - i,e, all of them readily available for free in all senses - does a lot to draw me to that game; I've never had the bad experience of logging and finding me almost alone on the server, even during the quieter hours of the week, something I can't say about WoW).Even for games that require a subscription and don't have free trials available, I keep tabs on the news about them.How much I do this depends on how much I'm liking the MMO I'm currently playing and if it can provide me with entertainment every time I want to play. Which is why I'm not playing WoW for the time being - Cataclysm's heroics (and, perhaps more so, the groups the LFD assembled to run them) meant I could not just log in the game and do a quick heroic in a 30 minutes gaming window, the way I could in WotLK, killing most, if not all, my opportunities of playing outside weekends (since I quickly became bored with about any other activity WoW offers that can be done in a 30 minutes gaming span), thus drastically reducing WoW's value for me.Which is why the time I would have spent playing WoW, instead, was spent looking at other MMOs, and about two months ago I let my WoW subscription lapse. I'm still looking at WoW to see if what drove me off is changed/fixed, but unless either Heroics get back to be doable in a 30 minutes gaming window through LFD with a LFD-assembled group - which much include the queue time plus the time to run the heroic - or Blizzard adds some other kind of challenging content that can be done in less than 30 minutes and helps players get geared for raids (emphasis on "challenging", current dailies are a snooze), I won't return.
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