Joined: 11 Sep 2006
Location: Inside you
I try to balance my playtime, personally. If I feel like I want to play then I play, otherwise I find other things to do with my time until I do get the urge to play. One MAJOR thing I do that keeps me wanting to come back is try to only log in when other are online in the guild. If it weren't for the whole social aspect to WoW I would have stopped play a very long time ago.
Before I log in I give myself a goal. "I will play today until I complete X and then I will logout." It has given me more quality playtime. Right now I'm trying to get to level 60. easy enough goal to make, but until I reach it I make smaller goals (i.e. get a quest done). Other things I have done are like exploring new areas, whether my level is high enough or not, or whether there is XP to be gained or not (like swimming around the continent). Soon I'm going to be just trying to get soem of the rare pets or work on Faction points in order to make epic-hood! I don't know if I'll ever reach all my goals for the game.
Or like I told you before(in game), take a break. Don't play every day or go play another game or do some other activity.
Definitely the people. I've gotten to 60, have another almost to 60. I've done the raids, I've gotten the loot. At the end of the day, its the fact that its an MMORPG that keeps me playing. It is, after all, the only dynamic aspect of the game. ^_^
And of course, beyond that, its the Role Playing. A chance to interact with other interesting characters and intertwine stories and just be social in general.
_________________ What if the hokey-pokey IS what it's all about?!
Joined: 08 Jul 2006
Location: Onalaska WI
I have wanted to stop a few times, and here's my reasoning.
I hate WoW. I don't want to play it anymore, because it's lowering my interaction with things that are really more important. But as Sera said, it's the peeps. I hang with my crew the Raid Brigade every Sunday Monday and Tuesday and they're what keeps my midnight oil burning. Without them, I'd be busy doing my Spanish homework... but y'see, now I can tell all my friends, "I blew off my spanish, but I downed a BIG FUCKING RED DRAGON instead" and be happy about it.
I surprisingly found myself more interested in gameplay than RP (was expecting to be the opposite when I first started), yet I'm loving raiding in general (and not really because of the phat epix but the people).
It's the social aspect for sure. Whenever I log onto WoW, it's like CHEERS where everybody knows your name and they're always glad you came. (Literally). It's like seeing all my pals in one place (which is hard to do with my IRL friends since we all have such wonky schedules) and I don't need to dress up (or wear clothes at all for that matter). And I love being able to play with Tryxx to boot (The Sims was great fun for both of us, but we were in our own different worlds).
WoW was my first MMO (not counting NWN as I mostly played that solo) and the combination of environment/gameplay/social interaction blew me away.
My X-Box and DS are gathering dust. I haven't used my GameFly account in months. I don't think I can really enjoy other games in quite the same way again unless there's a bunch of other people screaming along with me, heh.
Yep, it's YOU crazy guys that keep me coming back day after day.
Let's just say.......
I came for the FUTA but I stayed for the friends.
*fap fap fap*
I like the game and I'm pretty sure you guys tend to think of me as neglectful, but Zande and Feira can tell you, I'm one sick puppy (as in a literal sense.) I'm a little bit on the brain crippled side, headache and dizziness from when I wake up till I sleep (been told I'm in a constant state of virtigo,) and on occasion I get me a little seizure. All that and a bad memory, not 50 first dates bad, but not a good normal memory either. I love you guys bunches, so when I'm not around for a while PLEASE DON"T KICK ME OUT! I assure you I'll come right back. Basically what I'm saying is I'm a damn hermit and you all are my freinds, that's why I'll always keep coming back.
Joined: 11 Sep 2006
Location: Inside you
Yeah Mel has her problitos, they're like doritos, but with less zest and seasoning.
I do think though that once TBC hits and I roll a Blood Elf I'm gonna miss some of you guys. I do hope that some of you play BEs or something, but I don't really expect a lot of it. I don't plan on ditching Zande forever, though I may just end up rolling a Draenei for my alliance main in the end.
What I'm trying to say is that I really prefer the new models over the old ones. I would love Blizz to update all the old races, visually. That'd be nice.
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