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3-18-2011 @ 9:19AM
The advantage of taking a break from WoW is that you get more content for your money when you return to playing the game. This is not the same for other games. Games like Call of Duty eventually become replaced with sequels or other entirely new games and you will usually only get the full gaming experience from playing the game while it's popular. WoW follows similar concepts but not entirely - although each expansion brings new content into the game that often replaces the old, the game type is still very much the same and you are still playing the same game.I have quit my WoW subscription a couple of months ago and it's not the first time I have stopped playing the game. I don't like the idea of paying for the "in-between" time it takes Blizzard to release new content. I have played a great deal of the Cata content and have narrowed down my remaining content to heroic farming and achievement hunting - something that's still going to be there when I decide to start playing the game again. Maybe I'll subscribe for a month when Firelands are released with the daily quests to progress my character further in the new content, but if I went back to the game now I'd just go back to the same content I paid for at Cata's release and that is imo a waste of money.There is one other reason to play WoW that doesn't apply to the game's content and that is the social aspect of the game. Many players enjoy logging into the game for their guild chat and the social networks they've become part of. For me, that is a loss and I am very grateful to be in a guild that pardons month-long absences. However, you choose to play another game for an even better social experience and for that reason, I strongly recommend you go through with it. WoW is a strong game and it's still going to be around when you are bored with your other games.
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