I rejoined in 2010, during the summer and have been playing since. Since then, I have gone through time cards and I am quitting because of the following reasons:
1. It consumes too much time from me. I really don’t want to waste my time in front of a computer, playing a game that endorses wasting time on pointless tasks that can be taken away as quickly as they are given. Being hacked personally drove this point home for me, and even though Blizzard restored my items, I saw how fast and how pointless the game was when things were taken away from me in the blink of an eye. Why waste time on that?
2. I am no longer an isolated person. I spend a lot of time with my boyfriend after classes, and that is Monday through Thursday. I don’t really find time to do tedious tasks, raid capping, valor capping, honor capping, etc anymore. I would rather be with people than have to rely on typing. It just doesn’t do it for me anymore. I would rather have a face to face conversation with people.
3. Playing isn’t fun anymore. I don’t enjoy Cataclysm, and Pandaria seems like a flop to me. The game is changing so much that it has lost the reason why I played in the first place. I joined in Wrath, when the content was still fresh and new in pre- Argent Tournament, when it was still being built. I didn’t hate the game then, now I find myself bitching and complaining about “what used to be,” and “back in Wrath.” Cataclysm early on was not a fun experience, and I honestly would not wish my experience of tanking in pre-nerf on ANYONE. It was annoying, especially with the healing decrease.
4. I could spend my money more wisely. 32 bucks every other month, at least when I buy a time card could be put to other things. I never thought for one minute I would be playing forever, though I wondered if I would. Now when I look at it, I can’t imagine playing something so time consuming. Since I bunkered down for my last year in college, I have put aside raiding, hardcore gaming in WoW, and being an active player for a casual player. Soon that turned into idling in a main city, and then I wondered why I was playing. Randomly, I would get into playing again and pick up the addiction that made me happy before. But it never lasted. I would rather buy Nintendo DS games, and enjoy something more fulfilling. My boyfriend and I play A Link to the Past together, and I don’t feel half as wasted as I do when I play this game in the time category.
5. Friends on the game are gone. Most of my friends haven’t played in a while, or I lost contact with them because they either changed or I matured beyond them. Some of my friends who played WoW were people that didn’t influence my life for the better, and when I cut those people out my mood increased. My studies improved, and my outlook on life soon became better, which is what brought me to my boyfriend in the first place because he didn’t make me feel like they did.
I don’t enjoy playing anymore, as you can see. I am debating trading people in chat my gold and/or deleting my characters. I would be deleting seven or eight level 85s, and I am debating on even selling my characters if that isn’t entirely illegal. 13 months ago