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5-10-2011 @ 10:57AM
Up to a point, this is why I left.My game time during weekdays is spread out in multiple 30-minutes chunks. Which was just fine for WotLK - I could hop in the queue and finish a Heroic in that time, even as a DPS (longest queue times).For Cataclysm, 30 minutes gaming windows just don't pass muster. Even as a tank (insta-queues), there's just no way to be sure of finishing a random Heroic with a full PUG group in 30 minutes or less - and if I'm not fairly sure I will be able to take the group to the end of the run, I won't queue.If I'm to keep playing the game, I need to have something fairly challenging to do that can be done in chunks of 30 minutes or less. One of the reasons I so love LotRO is Skirmishes - instanced content designed to be challenging from level 20 to max level, from solo to raids, with multiple difficulty settings, and that can be reliably done in 20-30 minutes.
5-10-2011 @ 12:48PM
BTW, just to complement it, for a game to be worthy a player's time, what he can get out of the game with his current skill and time availability needs to be worthy the time and money investment.This is why, when evaluating if a MMO is worthy my time and money, I only consider the activities I am sure I can do with the time I can commit to the game. Given that I'm quite slow to find and enter a guild - and, even when on a guild, I have crazy play times that mostly prevent me from grouping with guild mates with any reliability - I tend to consider anything that can't be pugged as if it didn't exist in the first place.If someone can't get to do enough fun activities to justify playing the game, there might be something wrong in how he approaches the game (which might be possible to correct, if the player is willing to diagnose the problem and change accordingly), something wrong with the game (it happens, games are not perfect, and besides I count community problems as game problems since the player has limited ways to tackle both), or the game is just not for him (in which case he should leave, simple as that).So, if anyone finds himself in this position, and either don't find anything he can change in order to get more fun out of the game, or simply is not willing to diagnose his problem with the game or make the changes that would bring more fun out of the game, I think it's better just to move on. There are plenty more games out there, and some might be better aligned with one's ideas of what makes games fun.Even for players that don't have any problem with the game they are currently playing, I do suggest to try other games from time to time. He might be in for a pleasant surprise.
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