I’m done with World of Warcraft
I finally got around to cancelling my World of Warcraft game account today. Â I forget all about it until I get my credit card bill, which unfortunately is sent out the day before the subscription is charged. Â This means the statement I’m looking at is the charge from December 15, and I’ve already been charged for January 15; I’ll get that statement in a month.
When I finally got out of playing Everquest, Star Wars Galaxies, and Anarchy Online I figured I was done with persistent MMORPG titles that require a monthly subscription and never end. Â Then Jason got me into WoW with their free trial account. Â I spent two years playing WoW, I started about a month before the first expansion pack came out, and stopped about a month after the last one came out. Â I just stopped having fun playing it, and what’s the point of a game if it isn’t fun? Â The problem is you get talking with other people, and it becomes something you do for them instead of with them. Â This is basically the feeling you get when you help a real-life friend do something that you would rather not, but instead of having the benefits that come with helping out friends, there are no real-world reciprocity in online games. Â With real friends, you would feel bad if you decided to not hang out with them anymore, but I don’t about these online friends (really more like acquaintances).
Right now I’m enjoying playing games that have an end (of sorts), I just finished Assassin’s Creed, I’m halfway through Mercenaries 2, and now I have plenty of time to try out different games because I’m not spending all my free time playing WoW.