Things I have NOT done
- LOTRO: This was the year I finally gave up on even the token effort to maintain the level cap and epic story.
- FFXIV: This is arguably the best pure MMO to (re-)launch in the last two years, there's nothing I would change about the game... and it hasn't made it to the top of my playlist, causing me to stall out midway through the level curve.
- GW2: Bought, barely played
- TSW: Bought at the tail end of 2012, played a bit in early 2013 until the included VIP-time ran out
- Rift, EQ2, DDO: New expansions, haven't done either
- SWTOR: Significant amounts of time subscribed here, including clearing the expansion on my main Trooper, finishing the class story for an Agent, and getting most of the way through a Sith Warrior. That said, I'm playing this game primarily for the single player-like story experience. I'd consider paying real money to trade the entire game in for an interactive movie where my character wins all the fights automatically and moves on to the next story scene, as I might actually like that product better.
- Marvel Heroes: Pure action RPG here, I've spent more time helping to sleuth out the hero release schedule on this game's forums than I've spent on several of the above games.
- League of Legends: Instant action MOBA
- Hearthstone: Instant action card game
Which brings us to the exception that proves the rule - I have spent significant amounts of time subscribed to and actually playing World of Warcraft. I did technically hit the level cap, and farmed all of the gear out of the first 2-3 tiers of raid finder. I also skipped the majority of the questing content in the expansion - and incidentally didn't even try to level until my lack of having leveled caused problems for my pet collecting efforts. In many ways, Azeroth is actually a lobby that I use to access the pet battling minigame, the farming minigame, and sometimes even the daily quest or random dungeon minigame. I'm arguably not using the game as an MMO.
Is this the new face of MMO burnout? Or am I just in a rut waiting for the hypothetical next big thing?