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I have too much invested in WoW

KzakKzak Tampa, FLPosts: 22Member

I just can't get into starting over.  I tried.  In Wow I have 10 85's and all professions maxed.  I bought GW2 hoping it would be something new and different.  At one point before the early start began I actually believed I might be leaving WoW for good. 

GW2 proved to be somewhat different, but the old familiar grind is still there.  The graphics are ok, not mind blowing.  The PVE seemed a bit lacking.  The dynamic events were fun, but became old quickly.  There were some start up issues, but nothing persistent.  From time to time I did encounter some FPS problems, but they were infrequent.  The behavior of the community was familiar and not that much different than WoW.  The game was just AOK for me.

For most of you I am sure you will enjoy GW2 much more than I have.  I wish ANet and GW2 the best of luck.  I won't be posting on this forum in the future (no need to applaud).

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  • Jeff7477Jeff7477 Lincoln, NEPosts: 35Member
    Have fun standing around Stormwind/Orgrimmar enjoying your 10 85's ;)
  • ZzadZzad Palma de MallorcaPosts: 1,316Member Uncommon

    so you basically cannot play 2 games?

    you only play 1 game?

    how boring..........no?

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  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,036Member Uncommon
    I know what it's like to be trapped in a prison of your own making.  I pity you.
  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,928Member Uncommon

    I know this feeling. Exactly what I have had each time I tried a new game since 2004.

    For me, it is not so much about the investment. I just have not had the luck to be pulled away from WoW by some other game for good. I am kind of looking forward to it after all those years to be honest.

    I think GW will be a side game for me for several months as I planned. It is a nice game.

     

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member

    Cut away those dark evil spirits of WoW latching into your gaming soul, GW2 is the way, you only need to delete your WoW account characters.

    It worked for me, I felt very free after I did it, I had no further need to ever try and return.

     

  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon

    I have been in WoW since day 1, all those characters are going to be left behind in MoP.
    As you need to do massive amounts of daily quests to buy recipy's from vendors.
    Not only that, but MoP is not going to bring back that magic feeling i once had when playing it.


    Since Kalgan left for Titan and Ghostcrawler took over the lead, the game went from epic to fail in 1.5 years time.
    3.5 million people already quit, and believe it or not, MoP will let more and more players quit.


    I coulnt stand it anymore, waiting in queue for a Battleground, farming the gear for my main then my alts.
    Then queeu up for Dungeons / heroic dungeons, the mental abuse you get constandly from retards.

    Guilds dying out so fast and whole community;s disapearing with a blink from a eye.


    Keep playing WoW, there will come a day when you say, no more...

  • AborAbor Denver, COPosts: 59Member

    Isn't this like being a 5 year relationship with a girl you love and then meeting the new girl at work who is cute and fun as hell? You start questioning your long-term relationship and perhaps go out with the new girl after telling your girlfriend you wanted a break. A few weeks later you're regretting your decision because new girl is too different and you want to reconcile, except in this case WoW wants you back but your ex is hooking up with your best friend. 

  • obocoboc Northglenn, COPosts: 189Member

    You'll never be able to break away from you're life long wow addiction. The "kings" have you hooked for life ! 

    Gratz to WoW I guess. They have millions of people who will never quit for another mmo, simply because they have invested so much of thier life into it. 

  • AsboAsbo ManchesterPosts: 796Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kzak

    I just can't get into starting over.  I tried.  In Wow I have 10 85's and all professions maxed.  I bought GW2 hoping it would be something new and different.  At one point before the early start began I actually believed I might be leaving WoW for good. 

    GW2 proved to be somewhat different, but the old familiar grind is still there.  The graphics are ok, not mind blowing.  The PVE seemed a bit lacking.  The dynamic events were fun, but became old quickly.  There were some start up issues, but nothing persistent.  From time to time I did encounter some FPS problems, but they were infrequent.  The behavior of the community was familiar and not that much different than WoW.  The game was just AOK for me.

    For most of you I am sure you will enjoy GW2 much more than I have.  I wish ANet and GW2 the best of luck.  I won't be posting on this forum in the future (no need to applaud).

     My concerns would be what are you going to do now you have 10 lvl 85 toons which cannot go any further in the game and as it's obvious that Wow subs are declining you will end up in there with fewer players wanting to pay for a game  which is old and not even a challange any more. the plus factor for your GW2 game is it is new and I feel once you have given the game the item it deserves you will change your mind especially when Wow start to lay off staff near Christmas due to the large drop is subs which it's had and keeps haiving over the last year. If you think it will get better then you are sadly I feel you are just dreaming.

    While Wow had a great run you know it's only a matter of time before the lights go out, the suits have already tried to sell the company due to large falls in profits, the share prive had dropped by over half and D3 failed to impress so that's cost more to make than it pulled back so you see it might not be GW2 that takes you away from wow but more likely the fall in population on the server which will end up being closed down as you are moved to join others.

    So while it's nice to see you are loyal and have supported the game you enjoy, ask your self this...Are they looking after you who paid top $$ for all the game and expansions to see them now offering them for one week only at a half heratedly reduced price to encourage new blood to this dying game?

    I also get the impression that you are an itelligent person so I find it hard that you have bought GW2 and will not return to it when your 10 lvl 85 toons have no one to raid or group with so i look forward to seeing you back in GW2 soon, btw what server did you start on out of curiosity?

    Bandit.

    Asbo

  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,928Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Abor

    Isn't this like being a 5 year relationship with a girl you love and then meeting the new girl at work who is cute and fun as hell? You start questioning your long-term relationship and perhaps go out with the new girl after telling your girlfriend you wanted a break. A few weeks later you're regretting your decision because new girl is too different and you want to reconcile, except in this case WoW wants you back but your ex is hooking up with your best friend. 

    Nice one

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAPosts: 517Member

    I remember those same types of people from EQ.

    Got left behind because they just couldn't let go of the past.

  • DezyneDezyne Philadelphia, PAPosts: 9Member
    I'm not going to try to sell you on GW2, I haven't even tried it yet. I am however scared by your attitude towards WoW. It seems unhealthy. When people invest time in something it is because they expect something in the future. Playing a game is great fun, but dedicating to one simply because you've already spent so much time there just seems wrong. Ask yourself the question: When I turn off my computer what is the difference between my Level 1 in GW2 and my 10 maxed characters in WoW? When the servers go dark there is no difference and your investment in any virtual world is only worth the fun you have in game.
  • BeackerBeacker Newbury, MAPosts: 420Member
    Originally posted by Kzak

    I just can't get into starting over.  I tried.  In Wow I have 10 85's and all professions maxed.  I bought GW2 hoping it would be something new and different.  At one point before the early start began I actually believed I might be leaving WoW for good. 

    GW2 proved to be somewhat different, but the old familiar grind is still there.  The graphics are ok, not mind blowing.  The PVE seemed a bit lacking.  The dynamic events were fun, but became old quickly.  There were some start up issues, but nothing persistent.  From time to time I did encounter some FPS problems, but they were infrequent.  The behavior of the community was familiar and not that much different than WoW.  The game was just AOK for me.

    For most of you I am sure you will enjoy GW2 much more than I have.  I wish ANet and GW2 the best of luck.  I won't be posting on this forum in the future (no need to applaud).

    LMFAO! The graphics are "ok" in GW2? The graphics in WoW are garbage and outdated. Have fun with your panda sir.

  • NikkitaNikkita ParisPosts: 790Member
    I also have way too much invested in EQ2 and yet i can play both MMOS. I must be special ;)

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    Bite Me

  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,599Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Abor
    You will be greatly missed and those of us playing Guild Wars 2 will question our ability to persevere through your absence. 


    This is meant as a dig against the OP, But keep in mind, this kind of sentiment is a double edged sword.

    As you say it to the OP here, all the guys you said it to in your old MMO are saying it to you.

    And if you can respond to that with "So what? I don't care" Then why was it important enough for you to say it to the OP in the first place?

  • DemandmanDemandman BergenPosts: 57Member

    You have NOTHING to show for from WoW the second you log off. This should be a big label on every MMO box on par with "smoking kills". If you can't appreciate a game first and foremost for it's present fun, then I'm inclined to say that you have a problem.

    Whatever illusion you have of your accomplishments in WoW counting for anything at all.... they're all in your head. They aren't real factors to anyone or anything, and you can't apply those "accomplishments" to any scenario other than in WoW itself.

     

  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member

    Ultimately, you should do whatever feels right to you, but I will say this.  There are times when you should reinvest into something else and move on.  To be honest, WoW doesn't have much more in the way of long term playability left.  It's already been around longer than any game could dream of.  While I'm sure it will be around in some form or another for a few more years, it is in decline, and only will continue to decline.

    I personally can related to wanting to stay with a game for years, if it is possible and remains fun, but to stay with it for a decade is a whole other thing.  No game is going to keep me interested for that long.  At some point you have to ask yourself if you are really having fun, or if it has just became habit to continue on.

    Anyway, I wish you luck, but there is something to be said about starting adventure anew once in a while.

    P.S.  I'm not even saying Guild Wars 2 is the one you are looking for.  I can't know that.  My statements should be taken as a general one about finding new adventures in your life (and your games) once in a while.  Don't get stuck in a rut and miss out on so many other things out there.

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    The biggest investment I have in WoW is friends.  I also have friends in Rift as well.  That's why I play both.  I have a lot of 85s and 50s in both games, but I don't really care much about level or gear or raiding.  I mean, I do them with my friends, and sometimes lfr, but I don't care if I do or not.  I can sit around town and roleplay with friends til the cows come home and I'd be perfectly fine with that.  I'll probably be playing GW2 as well.  Some of my friends from both WoW and Rift plan on playing both like me.  That's one of the thing good and bad things about not having a subscription.  On the good side, you don't have to pay anything to log in and play.  On the bad side, you have no real money invested in the game to keep you there.  I've always found games without a subscription to be on or off.  You'll be playing it for days on end, something happens, and you leave to go play something else and will come back some day later.  Where with a subscription you're obligated to play it to get your money's worth.
  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,838Member Uncommon

    i used to feel that way about EQ so i definitely understand.

  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member
    I did have to chuckle about the graphics being "ok".  I mean, I have a bad ass system , so I have all settings highest, but I've seen some incredible looking places already at only level 14.  I would call WoW "ok" at best.  GW2 and TSW are the two best looking MMO games on the market, IMO.

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  • ClocksimusClocksimus Barrie, ONPosts: 354Member
    Originally posted by MindTrigger
    I did have to chuckle about the graphics being "ok".  I mean, I have a bad ass system , so I have all settings highest, but I've seen some incredible looking places already at only level 14.  I would call WoW "ok" at best.  GW2 and TSW are the two best looking MMO games on the market, IMO.

    Nothing was wrong with his statement.  The artstyle in GW2 might stun some people and bore to death others. Graphics from a technological point of view, it is ok but nothing near cutting edge.

    TSW has much more advanced graphics engine than GW2 even though the artstyle bore to death some people.

    You can like the art all you want but please do not argue the game being leading edge of current graphics  next-gen games can produce.

  • JustsomenoobJustsomenoob lexington, KYPosts: 871Member

    It sounds like you feel like you have to keep playing, rather than that you want to keep playing.

     

    Best way to handle this is to go cold turkey one day.   Just go right in and outright delete all your characters.   Work up the will to do that and you'll be a happier person in general (whether you play GW2 or not).

     

    I've done it with several games over the years.   Most wonderful feeling in the world right after you do it.

  • Tutu2Tutu2 MelbournePosts: 564Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Justsomenoob

    It sounds like you feel like you have to keep playing, rather than that you want to keep playing.

     

    Best way to handle this is to go cold turkey one day.   Just go right in and outright delete all your characters.   Work up the will to do that and you'll be a happier person in general (whether you play GW2 or not).

     

    I've done it with several games over the years.   Most wonderful feeling in the world right after you do it.

    That never works for the truly addicted lol. It takes no real effort to restore deleted characters. I'm quite fond of my tauren hunter that I stared in highschool but any interest in WoW died shortly after Cataclysm, but I had my addicted moments. It also depends how deeply one is involved involved in guilds and the general community, that would make it much harder to quit if you've been playing WoW for years.

  • wasim470wasim470 damasPosts: 243Member

    @ OP i don't think that this is a problem in GW2, i think the problem here is how much time you spent on WOW, you'll need to get over that other wise there is no Game in the world that you will enjoy again :).

     

    Good Luck,

  • IndromeIndrome NortheimPosts: 292Member
    Originally posted by MindTrigger
    I did have to chuckle about the graphics being "ok".  I mean, I have a bad ass system , so I have all settings highest, but I've seen some incredible looking places already at only level 14.  I would call WoW "ok" at best.  GW2 and TSW are the two best looking MMO games on the market, IMO.

    I tried to elaborate on this to my little brother by comparing the two "pirate cities" from the two games. Namely:

    Booty Bay

    Lion's Arch.

    ...

    ...I don't have to explain this, do I? :D

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