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8-07-2011 @ 8:36AM
I quit back at the end of February (but still read this and other WoW blogs on occasion), and it was basically a fade out. I just kept logging on less and less until it no longer made fiscal sense to pay a subscription to something I wasn't using. I think, generally, if you care enough about WoW to "go out with a bang" then you probably care enough to keep playing. It's the people who no longer care enough to even empty their mailbox, turn in completed quests or say goodbye to people who are really quitting. For me I remember opening up my stupid Myterious Egg, which I had done faithfully for years, to find another Tickbird Hatchling. Sighing, I thought "Well, I guess I have to head to Northrend and get another one". Then a thought came to me: "No, you don't. You don't have to do that". That was basically when it all came crumbling down. Once you stop wanting to do repetitive tasks that aren't fun for some temporary reward down the line, there's a lot less reason to play.
8-07-2011 @ 2:44PM
That's exactly what I was thinking. If you care and enjoy the game enough to make a big event out of you quitting, than you probably will be back in a couple of weeks. Most people simply fade out, enjoying the game less and less and eventually dropping it.I also stopped playing WoW for like half a year now. I simply disliked the quests, I loathe dailies as a concept and refuse to do any, and I am socially active therefore I can't dedicate entire nights to raiding. I also find PvP in WoW lackluster - if you want to PvP, play a real game designed with it in mind, like LoL, Starcraft or Counterstrike. You don't have to endure the "gear>>>>>>>>>>>skill" system used by Blizzard.Therefore, besides a hole in my funds, there is little that playing WoW offers me. I'd rather spend the money on a game that I play because it's fun, not because Blizzard waves in front of me some gear with leet numbers or shiny mounts to motivate me to go through these chores.
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