Well, I finally decided to put my money where my mouth was. After I wrote my last post I continued thinking about my feelings about World of Warcraft and opted to finally cancel my account. I did so this morning. The last day my account will be active is April 7th.
I realize that those of you who don’t play the game will never understand why this is such a big deal, and that’s ok. I can try to explain, but the best analogy I can come up with is that I feel like I just broke up with someone I have been dating for the last four years. I consider many of the folks I play with to be close friends, and frankly it is those friendships that have kept me playing for as long as I have.
I just can’t do it anymore, though. I can’t justify spending the money to basically use the game as a chat interface, and I truly detest what they have done with the game. It’s not fun for me anymore. I’m getting a similar experience playing Runes of Magic and it is free. As much as I’m enjoying that game, though, I’m determined not to get sucked in as much as I have been in any other MMO in the past. I just don’t have the time for it. I’m going to do things like, oh, yard work….house cleaning…home improvements. You know, that stuff that you don’t do when you’re spending 5-6 hours a day playing a video game?
I’m also concentrating on [Super Secret Project], which I’ll be able to talk about more in a month or so.
So, yeah. So long, World of Warcraft. It was great fun while it lasted, but this cowboy needs to be moving along.