The night before you loved the game, next day not so much

MaurgrimMaurgrim Member RarePosts: 792
edited October 2 in The Pub at MMORPG.COM
I guess plenty of gamers had this feeling, you play a game you really enjoy and have a lot of fun, stay up late then have to log off due to work or school.
You turn in to get up to work next day, you think about the game you played last night and you are planing what you are gonna do next.
You come home, make dinner, eat, then something happens, It just struck you, you don't have that urge to play that game you had so much fun the nigh before, you see the icon on the desktop, but you don't klick it, you klick on another game and don't play that game you had so much fun the night before for months or ever.

It was like a wall that sead NO, I don't want to play you.

I had this few times and I've never understood how the human brain to just shut down like that about a game.
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  • ForgrimmForgrimm Somewhere in TimeMember EpicPosts: 2,546
    I can't personally say that I've lost interest in a game that suddenly. Usually it's a gradual thing, for me anyway.
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  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember LegendaryPosts: 26,269
    edited October 2
    I've experienced this several times actually though I suspect the idea creeps up in the back of my head, nagging doubts I keep pushing back down until one day it hits in one revelation that my time is done.


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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,443
    Like that time you sober up the next day and realize you didn't dominate the R6:Siege leaderboards, but rather played a 12 hour marathon session of Hatoful Boyfriend and added 36 new bronies to your Steam friends list? :cold_sweat:
     
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  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 3,967
      Yea i been there with games and some girls ive dated in my life ..

     Its called

     A One Nite Stand:)
  • AmatheAmathe Miami, FLMember RarePosts: 2,908
    I usually experience that feeling 5 seconds after I change from free trial to subscription. 
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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 9,925
    It's like a regrettable one-night-stand for you? Can't say I've ever experienced that with a game. After a night of drinking at a bar? Yeah... but not with a game.
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  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member RarePosts: 987
    The question I have for you is when you try it again(after what you described above) do you regain the desire to play it or did the feeling just 100% disappear?
  • delete5230delete5230 Member RarePosts: 4,104
    Maurgrim said:
    I guess plenty of gamers had this feeling, you play a game you really enjoy and have a lot of fun, stay up late then have to log off due to work or school.
    You turn in to get up to work next day, you think about the game you played last night and you are planing what you are gonna do next.
    You come home, make dinner, eat, then something happens, It just struck you, you don't have that urge to play that game you had so much fun the nigh before, you see the icon on the desktop, but you don't klick it, you klick on another game and don't play that game you had so much fun the night before for months or ever.

    It was like a wall that sead NO, I don't want to play you.

    I had this few times and I've never understood how the human brain to just shut down like that about a game.

    Yes, this happened a lot of times.....Off like a switch..... However on second thought after reading one of the replies, it may had been lingering or festering a few days before. I'm not sure now ! 
  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaMember EpicPosts: 12,985
    edited October 2
    I know i know more Wow bashing,but that game literally had me running back to EQ2.
    Another game that was worse than i thought..GW2.Usually if i get excited for a game,it tuns out pretty good,i do some homework before a purchase.
    Any more that i had at least semi high expectations?Rift,it became a borefest after a few days.That is about it for high expectations that turned out to be deletions.
    Well perhaps i was mildly excited for that other Trion game,the one with the TV series and stuff,i had hoped that would be good.
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  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnMember RarePosts: 4,066
    edited October 2
    It didn't come from nowhere. Something in your subconscious rejected it, you just don't know what. It did happen few times to me, but I've turned it into greater self awareness. I'm now completely conscious(as much as a person can be) of my impressions of the game. Oftentimes it's difficult to accurately put into words, so describing emotional states would be better. So, do keep that in mind.
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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Edmonds, WAMember RarePosts: 3,463
    I've had this happen a few times. Usually with something I really enjoy but mentally feel on the fence about. It's really strange because I'll go play the game, have so much fun, come back the next day, not want to play it at all, then the second I see someone talk about it I'll have a HUGE urge to play the game again. I think it's with games I love the idea of but not the actual game as much. 
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  • Dagon13Dagon13 Member UncommonPosts: 491
    This hits pretty close to home.  Sometimes I quit cold turkey, like I just forget that I even have the game installed.  Other times it takes a few iterations of launching the game, running in a circle a few times, and then exiting.

    I've done this with every MMO for the last few years, probably since a month or so after War's launch.  I also do it pretty often with long or open ended games like D3, POE, Fallout, The Witcher, etc.  Sometimes I think about these games when I'm away from my PC and get excited about planning character builds and such, but by the time I get home it's completely gone from my mind.

    I kind of think it's me getting bored with gaming.
  • ShaighShaigh Member RarePosts: 1,458
    For me its often being really interested in a game and once I get to actually play the game my interest is dead. In a few cases I just have to watch the game in action to feel my hype dying.

    With games I enjoyed playing its more gradual, I simply find myself having less and less fun playing until I quit.
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  • EldurianEldurian Member EpicPosts: 1,767
    I'd say it's gradual but the last part is steep. I gradually lose interest in games until I start thinking about other games I have played and enjoyed in the past or hear about a new and exciting title. Eventually one of those titles starts to sound more interesting than what I am currently playing. From that point, the decline in interest is steep as my desire to play this other game overwhelms the desire to continue logging in to my current game.
  • delete5230delete5230 Member RarePosts: 4,104
    Gave this more thought as to when, 

    It seems when I stop learning.  I tend to study deeply as I'm playing. Infact many games I'll spend as many hours watching Youtubes as playing.  When I have done MOST all the cool stuff, that's when it hits.

    The proof:
    I can't play any mindless shooters, where you run and gun simply picking up weapons along the way....The learning in the only intriguing part.  The story behind the game is of no real interest.

    One example:
    Fallout 4 base building, I was obsessed with it. I built this amazing base. Impenetrable building then with all its catwalks and gun turret's.  When it was done and realized the attack horde is never really going to come, this is when it hit.  I realized the story and quest never really interested me.  Joining any faction was all the same, they sent you on mindless fetch quest.

    MMOs:
    Playing with others, this keeps me playing. But since their are no mmos where you play with others...their of no interest anymore. Their not even mmos !!
  • PhryPhry OxfordshireMember EpicPosts: 8,886
    The only times that has happened to me with games, is when they have instituted a change to the game that was particularly self destructive, with SWG it was the NGE, which i think is probably the best example i can give that would be easily recognisable. But it has also happened with games that went from P2P to F2P though those were games that were having problems anyway, just compounding the issues with cash shop debauchery. :/
  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne UKMember RarePosts: 3,222
    edited October 3
    Happens to me all the time, especially with MMOs. I think a switch just goes in my head that makes me realise I'm wasting a lot of time doing repetitive things. I instantly decide my time is better spent on either something else or a game that's going to show me something different. Although I find levelling and choosing builds and collecting items fun.. eventually I just question "What's the point?". The answer is always the same, there isn't one.
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  • timtracktimtrack StockholmMember UncommonPosts: 492
    I do this a lot. I think it boils down to burnout and experience. Now days it's harder to get in to games at all for me. Sometimes i finally decide to try one out and i might spend the night with it if it's any good. Eventually it's time to sleep. From when i stop playing, sleep, spend a day at work, get a workout done, come home, make some dinner, to finally have time to sit down to continue the game - my brain seems to have background-processed it and i get this "i already know this, i've done this before and i know what's going to happen"-feeling. From then on i can't continue without it feeling pointless and like a waste of time. So i usually just leave it rotting for a few weeks/months and then finally uninstall it.

    I think i'm just really hard to impress since i've played a lot of games for the past ~25 years, and they all start to feel very "same-same, but different".
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  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Cambridge, MAMember UncommonPosts: 966
    timtrack said:
    I do this a lot. I think it boils down to burnout and experience. Now days it's harder to get in to games at all for me. Sometimes i finally decide to try one out and i might spend the night with it if it's any good. Eventually it's time to sleep. From when i stop playing, sleep, spend a day at work, get a workout done, come home, make some dinner, to finally have time to sit down to continue the game - my brain seems to have background-processed it and i get this "i already know this, i've done this before and i know what's going to happen"-feeling. From then on i can't continue without it feeling pointless and like a waste of time. So i usually just leave it rotting for a few weeks/months and then finally uninstall it.

    I think i'm just really hard to impress since i've played a lot of games for the past ~25 years, and they all start to feel very "same-same, but different".
    That is how I feel about classic MMO's and how I feel right now. May be I need to try a new genre. 

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  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 959
    In my case, when that happens, it usually doesn't have much to do with the game, at all, and more to do with the feeling that I'm wasting too much time that I should be spending on more important matters.

    Let's face it, if you stay up all night grinding away on a game, you've probably just wasted a lot of time ;)  For some people, that feeling of pointlessness and waste can turn your mind to other things pretty quickly.
  • JemcrystalJemcrystal Champaign, ILMember UncommonPosts: 1,734
    I get this all the time.  Wake up and go, "nope, can't."  Cannot log in one more time. 

    I think maybe it is an over saturation to the visuals.  A lot of games produce the same graphic design that just changes in subtle ways.  I feel having portals to lower regions, underworlds, overworlds, slip dimensions, you name it, where the artistry of the game completely changes helps. 

    But often game makers turn these extras into microtransactions and dlc's and future $$$ content.  Which would be fine if it was affordable but it never is, for a common wage earner.  When it turns into a rich man's toy everyone leaves to play something free and cheesy.  Cheaper to leave than a new dlc in the game you once "loved" and new graphics; win win.
  • klash2defklash2def Member RarePosts: 834
    This happened to me with GW2.. I really wanted to like it I did but no matter what I just cant get into it.. Idk why. 
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  • SedrynTyrosSedrynTyros USMember EpicPosts: 1,812
    Oh, I can definitely identify with this.  It's happened with every MMO I've tried recently.
  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Austin, TXMember EpicPosts: 1,983
    I noticed that I only have this problem in the past five years or so.  The game market is incredibly over-saturated, and I see games that I want to try all the time.  Then I buy it and I start playing it and I love it.  I go to sleep, I get home from work the next day and I think about playing it, but then I realize how much time I'll have to invest in learning the mechanics, reading up on the abilities... ect and I don't launch it again.

    A little over five years ago, however, I played every game from start to finish and sometimes multiple times.

    Instead, I just end up logging into Overwatch and playing that all night because I don't have to learn anything new except for patch day.  It's a familiar pair of favorite jeans.  It's comfortable.
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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapMember EpicPosts: 8,682
    edited October 6
    I get that feeling a lot, and it is because i have so many games to play that i am very indecisive. One day i have a blast playing X game, then the next day i am debating whether to continue playing X or try Y game, then there is also Z game whistling trying to get my attention, and so on and so forth.

    Indecision with games makes me have those feelings the OP described. I usually let my mood determine what game i want to play on a particular day.

    EDIT: but many times i end up not playing anything for a day or two, and that usually helps make up my mind and tackle a single game all the way to the end. But the whole cycle of indecision repeats quite frequently.
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