Hey all, recently started playing again, and to sum up my problem, I'm struggling to figure out if I'm just burnt from WOW, or if it's the game itself. I'll explain (Wall of Text)
I'm 22 now, so 14 or so when I started playing vanilla. It was my first computer game. For a lack of better words...I was essentially mind-f*cked at how cool it was(I love medieval stuff..so this fit..at the time). I played all through vanilla/BC/WOTLK. Mid way through WOTLK is when I first started playing off/on. Once Cataclysm hit, I PVP'd at the start, and after about first season, I started to play off/on, more off if anything. I didnt look into WOW at all until MoP was a few months from release. Read about Monks and instantly jumped on the RAF boat. MoP launched, and well, we all saw how season 1 was (And I mained my warrior this expansions launch, even though they had broken burst damage, I still wasn't having that much fun), quit right at the end of December or so.
Now, when I say I played all through vanilla-WOTLK, that was me playing all the time(High school years) Raiding mainly, but also PVP'd a lot as well. Also, the difference between those 3 expansions and now in MoP is that I did play with 3-4 good IRL friends which was a pretty damn awesome time, but hopefully that isn't the real issue behind this lol. I didn't do Naxxramas in vanilla, or Black Temple/TK/SSC in BC simply because my guild couldnt progress that far. Classes varied throughout the 3 expansions:
Paladin(Vanilla maybe a year or so) & Rogue(rest of Vanilla) -- Shaman(BC) -- Mage for a bit of Naxx, then Frost Death Knight(tank&dps/Naxx-TOC i believe) and then I came back to play my Fury Warrior(end of WOTLK-ICC raid only) **Also might I add, over the 8 years I've played I managed to level every class to 85+ at this point, so my options were/are open along the way**
I've tried a bunch of MMOs since I started losing interest for WoW back in WOTLK. I've tried Aion/Rift/City of Heroes/DCUO..maybe I missed some, but the 2 main ones I enjoyed were DAoC and Warhammer Online(also both medieval --DAoC was great, had super high hopes for WAR but that flopped pretty hard)
Among the list of MMO's above, I noticed a common theme, I couldn't get into them like I did with WoW. I'm no "WOW FANBOY", I've just simply became so used to WoW, and trying to get that same feel for a whole different 'universe' was difficult. WoW has definitely had it's ups and downs, I'm just trying to figure out the issue. Rose colored glasses??.. Maybe it's me, maybe it's that I currently don't raid with a DEDICATED raiding guild(let alone dedicated spot), maybe it's the fact I don't play with friends I know in person...or maybe it's Blizzard's choice in the way WoW has changed a good amount over the last couple years, some good, some for the worse.
With that being said, is, or has anyone been in this dilemma? I currently play my Rogue, but I just started about 3 weeks ago. All I've been doing is BGs to get the Malevolent gear, 8 arena wins a week, and LFR's sometimes. I'm thinking the issue I'm having has a lot to do with not raiding. After going through LFR, and seeing the bosses on such a "tank&spank mode", I'm not sure if I really care about trying to get into the real deal. Am I wrong in having this idea? Are these raids and boss fights actually 'THAT' fun?? Mhmm..
Really unsure here, so helpfully some people can give me their 2 cents, would appreciate it!