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4-27-2011 @ 8:09AM
3 to 6 months breaks are fairly usual for me. When I get to the point that I can't think of anything to do in the game, or if I'm overly frustrated by certain aspects of the game, I put it down for a while so I can come back in a few months with a genuine desire to play the game.I don't know if this is normal, but I have taken a long break almost directly after the release of each expansion. I'm not sure why, but I think the major changes in a new expansion overwhelm me, and after I hit the new level cap I tend to disappear for a couple months. Cataclysm was no exception.
4-27-2011 @ 10:10AM
That's fairly normal, Cmichael. I've spent many patch days in game being rather paralyzed in my play. Not because of lag, but because of feeling overwhelmed. When Wrath came out, I got away from it all by leveling mining in the old world.I've also seen quite a few of my guildies take breaks over the years, which often happens shortly after they hit level cap.
4-27-2011 @ 11:14AM
I think this is normal too. I had a break after I maxed my main to 85 as I felt completely overwhelmed by everthing I thought I should be doing. I guess I had wound down at the end of Wrath only to be thrown back into the levelling, gearing and grinding frenzy again. Thinking about running HCs but knowing it might just be 2 hours of wipes. Then worrying about getting my enchanting levelled and oooh I need to start making dreamcloth now for the purple gear, so I need to lvl my tailor to 85 for the recipes but I also need to rep grind for the other bits of nice gear on my main, also mine for the volatiles and do the JC daily (what more nightstones!!!)and now it's time for TB, oh yes I have to do those dailies too, ahhhh!I get overwhelmed easily lol. In the end I logged off one day and couldn't bring myself to log back in. I started playing again last week and once again I'm hooked. It was nice to have some time away though and now I'm just happy to plod along at my own pace enjoying myself and not fretting!
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