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wow lost its appeal after getting to college. Vanilla was great since everyone in my highschool dorm played and we had enough for 40 man raids. Ah the good ole MC and BWL days.
 
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i did about the same thing with Final Fantasy XI been playing since 2000 i think lol
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Never played, never will.
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2004 - leveled 1st char farm UBRS, quit
2005 - renewed, farm MC, BWL, AQ40, Nax40
2006 - quit
2008 - renewed farm Nax25, Ulduar25, ToGC25
2009 - quit
2010 - renewed, can't farm anything cos no one speaks english on Brsong
2011 - quit
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Originally Posted by CtrlAltElite View Post
lol, i would probably just end up buying it back from you for $100 in 3 months.
Haha, that is what I'm banking on. A nice return on my investment.
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2004 - leveled 1st char farm UBRS, quit
2005 - renewed, farm MC, BWL, AQ40, Nax40
2006 - quit
2008 - renewed farm Nax25, Ulduar25, ToGC25
2009 - quit
2010 - renewed, can't farm anything cos no one speaks english on Brsong
2011 - quit
that's what a server transfer is for lol
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I've considered breaking out my 6 lvl 85 toons to separate accounts so I could sell them off. I quit the game when I want and play when I want. Addiction, yes, I was definitely addicted back in Vanilla/BC. Now a days, I play as a cheap hobby. I quit raiding near the end of LK after endless wipes on Heroic Hailion/LK, I have no desire to raid anymore as the raids now just seem like work instead of fun. Fun for me = everyone playing hardcore during raid time and goof off/act like a screwball time is for the rest. I used to play everyday, but here lately I may get on to work on finishing out a tradeskill or something similar for an hour and then log off and work on a pc or do some exercise. The one thing I still do enjoy is helping other players in my guild that play the same class as my main toon with their gearing/rotations/theorycrafting. I keep trade chat off and don't craft items for anyone I don't know. aka help the guild and ignore the rest of the player base.
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I personally found the game extremely boring and repetitive. I gave it a fair few shots as well.

Started at launch with friends, played to max level and pvp'd for a while... got bored after a few months. Tried again right before BC and during and then during Wotlk... both times quickly went to max level geared up and got bored in no time.

Prior to the original WoW release, i played ultima online, everquest, and then daoc age of camelot.

After playing a sandbox game like UO and then experiencing the PVP of UO and DAoC, I can honestly say that wow felt like a bad console game. No freedom, too cartoony, boring npc interaction, boring world. Scenery looked nice and all for 2003 standards, but you couldn't interact with any of it.

UO's pvp was about 100x quicker paced and being very good at it was highly player skill dependant and gear had almost no bearing. DAoC pvp was moderately affected by gear, but it never required hardcore elitest dungeon running to be competitive.

To play two games of that calibur before WoW was even in the rumor mill pretty much ended it for me before it began. I had some fun in wow, but was mostly bored to death.

I think you would find similar sentiment from other MMO players from 1999-2002 era... You really had to be a hardcore pve nut to stick with wow after its first year. I can only button mash for so long.

Also, after everquest and daoc, I ended up getting paid about ~5-6k to play mmos for 2-3 years... so i guess subtract monthly fees for ~3 accounts per month per year and i made a little money (if you dont include the time as a cost)... i almost always had the same 2 main account of my own and then would buy/sell additional account or two at a time in order to find other classes or playstyles that I would enjoy and then sell the account off and make my own character of that type.

Was very easy to buy/sell on ebay back in the day so it was easy to experiment with account without losing any money overall.
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post #79 of 82
Here's a good summary about what makes the game so addictive:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...raft-Cataclysm
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The raids and guild side of WoW looks fun. A friend of mine asked me to play some with him a while back, although he quit recently because he's not been playing much and refuses to pay the monthly fees.

I've played a metric **** ton of MMO's and always end up quitting when the going gets tough and the only way to level is to spend hours on end clicking for nothing.
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