I have somehow found myself recently not playing any MMOs which is simultaneously odd and no big deal. Lemme explain.
Gaming, specifically MMO gaming,has been something I’ve been doing for years. It was something I looked forward to. Getting online. Chatting with friends. Goofing off with my character and sometimes even advancing. Lately, I’ve simply have not only missing the habitual pull of logging in. I haven’t even had a hint of a desire to login. It seems weird to me to be completely skipping my online life and not really missing it.
Now I’ve not stopped completely. I still have my Monday night MMO with the Dum Group in LOTRO that I still participate in. Perhaps this is enough for me? I have Monday nights and they other six days of the week I am offline.
I have cancelled my subscription to Rift as I figure I could pop in when I wished to play without the monthly subscription. LOTRO I’m a lifer so nothing to cancel there.
I think it’s just simple burn out. We all have experienced the wax and wane of hobby interest. It could be the pressure of time crunching that makes it not worth popping in a game if I don’t have a lot of time. It could be flipping miserable weather dampening (or perhaps more appropriately freezing) my spirits.
I’m not completely lost to gaming. I have some favorites on my mobile devices I flip on during my carpool into work. I still enjoy a single player game on Steam every now and then.
For now, I’ll just ride this hiatus and give other hobbies of mine a chance to shine. Like my crocheting! I’m finding it very relaxing to sit in the living room with my family and just stitching away.