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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 8:20AM Loopy said

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When i sigh during login.

If i'm not looking forward to logging in any more, it's time for a break. It could be a myriad of reasons why i'm not looking forward to it, but the symptoms are always the same.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 12:50PM Seldra said

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@Loopy This.

When it feels like a chore/commitment I take a break or I just walk away. No sense wasting your time.
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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 8:23AM (Unverified) said

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It's a game it should be fun, not a chore.

I think alot of the Dev teams for the various MMO are going in the wrong direction, I'm looking foward to GW2, hoping it lives up to the hype.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 8:27AM j1083 said

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When it's more fun to heckle the forums than actually play the game. I'm looking forward to GW2, as well.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 8:34AM OmegaDestroyer said

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When the tediousness overcomes the fun. I can only run the same missions so many times before feeling burn out. Without new content or exciting existing content, boredom creeps up fast.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 8:40AM (Unverified) said

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It's not fun to play anymore or there's a better game coming out that I'll get sucked into instead. The former has happened once with WoW and the latter will likely occur with TOR and GW2.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 8:42AM xBludx said

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All good reasons, so far. I laughed and identified with each of them.

For recently, I was playing Earthrise and there was this guy in my faction. I was going to ask him if he wanted to do a kill quest together. But before I could, he was shooting at me for no reason.

I didn't even feel like fighting back. It just seemed so inane. I realized then, that I'm probably done with ffa pvp games. I just laughed and logged out, uninstalled, and moved on.

That's not ignoring the other issues with that game. It was just time for me to quit that particular niche. I just don't care for the senseless killing any more.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 8:42AM Greyhame said

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When the game stops being fun. When it's more frustrating than any enjoyment I get out of it.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 8:44AM Azzura said

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When I start playing other games instead. Minecraft!

When you start trying to come up with excuses for why you cant log in to raid or play, its time to get out. Power out, Work Late, LAGGGGG, etc.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 8:49AM TehKlute said

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Before I quit WoW I would often find myself logging in and then standing around in a city wondering why I had done so.
Looking forward to GW2 like many others here, or something sci-fi.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 8:50AM Arkanaloth said

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When it's just not fun anymore and becomes a pointless rut of a routine. I knew it was time to quit WoW when I logged in one day and asked myself simple questions for which I didn't have a good answer:

Why? Why am I running dailies over, and over, and over, on the gear treadmill? I hate raiding and I hate PVP, so why am I grinding rep to get gear for an endgame I'm not going to participate in?

That was the day I quit WoW, and focused entirely on GuildWars. My only regret is that I didn't quit WoW and go back to Guildwars sooner.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 8:54AM Dumac said

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The easiest answer is when i get bored, or the game stops being fun. But thats a bit deeper than it sounds. I guess, when i ask myself why i am playing the game and can't come up with a compelling answer, can't come up with a worthwhile goal or can't think of a way in which my day is enriched for having logged in, its time to quit and find something else to do.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 9:02AM detestthehero said

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nerfing is the mmo killer for me, when I'm used to a game or class being one way, its just not the same.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 9:09AM J Brad Hicks said

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When I lose faith that any problems I can't live with, long term, will ever be fixed. As long as I see steady investment in problem-fixing, I can be quite patient. Once the developer layoffs begin, and the bug fixes start taking longer and longer to come, I ask myself, "Can I live with the game in its current form?" If the answer to that question is "no" then I go packing.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 9:17AM Bramen said

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If Its a bore or a chore,
I cancel my sub and settle the score
The vivid gore and rich lore
Shall enthrall me nevermore.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 1:10PM WyattEarp89 said

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@Bramen Lol, this made my day. Thank you :)
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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 9:25AM MrDiamondJ said

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I quit WAR when I realized that the time that I would have to put into it to enjoy it was no longer worth it. Despite the fact that I had an RR58-ish main that I had put hundreds of hours into, the patch that pushed the RR cap up to 100 made him instantly irrelevant in PvP. In order to even survive in scenarios against 80+ pre-mades I'd have to sit there and gear grind for hundreds of hours more, getting my head constantly bashed in during the process. Not my idea of a good time.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 2:54PM Suplyndmnd said

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@MrDiamondJ

I quit WAR for the same reason. I'm a MMO fan by all measures but with ADHD. I'll play a game for a while quit it for another then come back. If it's a game i truly enjoy i'll quit and come back numerous times. I played FFXI over the course of 5 years and i probably quit 7 times only to come back. I quit WAR and came back and read all the notes and how they changed the ORVR pools, RR to 100 and to get past RR80 you have to pay. I was like "PAY!? I ALREADY PAID! FOR THE GAME AND PER MONTH!" That was it for me. I could have lived with the drastic RvR lake changes but you want me to buy the game, pay per month, then cash shop me too? I'll leave immediately no matter what.

FFXI got to me with it's non-cash shop but still cash shop like items. Ones that gave no tactical advantage but singled players out as people who bought the items. That pushed me over the edge to quit. I was tempted to come back then they raised the level cap with plans to make it 90 or 95 so i said "screw it" uninstalled and never looked back.
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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 9:27AM Carolina said

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If I feel bored or like losing time, and if it feels like a chore, I take a break.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 9:35AM The Ogre said

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When character progression switches from being solo-/small-team friendly to "Don't like large teams? No progression for you!" (which includes allowing for progression, but deliberately penalizing those who don't like large teams), then it's time for me to leave.

Which is why I uninstalled City of Heroes once news of the way Issue 20 and future Incarnate stuff was going - tying all timely future progression to large-scale team content (solo-/small-team players could progress, too, but require months for what the large teams get to do in days).

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