Its a hard question to answer really, as a time sink nothing beats WoW, the ability to log on and do something is good, yet at the same time you spend so much time not doing anything, and that is what worries me. I have gone from casual to hardcore raider to soft and fluffy social member (not voluntarily), and yet I still wonder if raiding is worth the time and effort it takes to do so, four to five nights a week + ancillary activities.

Its the part of WoW I enjoy, working out tactics, working on gear and strategies and carrying them out, yet its also the part that requires the most time, and in a few years I wonder what the reward will be, when the servers go down and all we are left with is the memories of what we had, our purple clad avatars no longer meaningful even in the sense of what they have been.

I suppose its part of the pre-release mood, the down turn and nerfing of every boss, of seeing servers get so lethargic it isn't even funny, I think I am going to wait and see a bit, but I am not really sure what is going to happen.


LarĂ­sa said...

Oh well... I think it's quite natural to feel this way in this moment. We're sort of in limbo right now.

And accomplishments? Well, it certainly isn't in the toon. It's in our memories. But also your blog! When they close down the servers your thoughts and words will still be there.

And let's put it this way: let's say you had some other kind of hobby you liked. Like growing plants or taking dance classes. When you quit dancing or plant growing, what would there be left?

You can't look into gaming as something that should be productive. It's entertainment and it's friendship. But if you don't get either out of the game - well then it's really time to consider quitting.