Lately I have been considering coming back to World of Warcraft because of the lack of other games and entertainment I have. I watch two new anime episodes a week, I've played up to Inferno mode in Diablo 3 and I have yet to beat SC2 campaign but I have played plenty of it's multiplayer but the player base there seems to be stagnant with cannon rushing and smurfed players. I occasionally like playing LoL and some steam games but after I beat them there is nothing. I recently got rid of my Xbox360 with the new ONE coming, I want nothing to do with Microsoft. I do play some Minecraft but there is no one to play with. I own a 3DS but I have beaten all the games on it and currently waiting for new titles that won't be out for some time.
Now the whole purpose of this thread is to get some answers. Am I starting to float away from gaming as a whole because of my lack of social interaction with players online? Or am I just getting sick of gaming overall?
I ask these questions because I used to really REALLY enjoy playing any game with community no matter what it was, even when it was with strangers. Then I started to only play when my friends were on or if I was having fun with something in particular that some friends didn't care for. But over the passed few years my friendship pool has been running dry. The guild I was in since BC had been the people I had known the most and played with them not only in WoW but on XboxLive, Steam, Minecraft. Eventually that guild went under "new management" and bridges were burned due to poor management and new players joining that were back stabbing veterans. I moved to a new guild that did 25m Heroics, and this is around the time Dragon-Soul came out. Most of the people in the guild were elitist jerks and very snobby, stubborn, cocky, prideful jerks. I couldn't talk to anyone except for a real life friend and one of the only friendly players in the guild. I am no longer in this guild, I found a new guild on the Alliance side of my old server which was filled with friendly players but they were all older than I and were extremely casual. I left them due to every raid night being the same boss for three hours with the same excuses. Don't get me wrong they were very VERY nice people with a lot of patience but I felt like I was wasting my time.
I have about four real life friends and the rest are acquaintances that don't contact me online even though I give them my info. One friend doesn't like Blizzard games let alone Minecraft, he only has Steam which would be great but every game I have that also has, he doesn't keep installed because "they don't interest him" and he only ever had them installed for a few months even though he was always hyped about them(TF2 as an example)
One is married with two kids but he would always strive to continue gaming but he was only ever decent with console shooters. He tried WoW and a few other games but he just flat out sucks with PC games, not to mention he always asks to do stuff with me on those games at the worst times including the consoles. Now he doesn't game at all but keeps talking about getting a PS4 but I see it being extremely short lived.
One recently had his girlfriend move here to Indiana from California and ever since he hasn't been the same, he's the one that was in the new ELITIST guild that I knew but since then I left that guild due to rude players. Regardless that I was really closed to this friend ever since High School. He doesn't care to talk to me much anymore because all he does...is raid...raid...raid. The times he does talk to me it doesn't seem to be about anything but what he cares about. He no longer players anything on Xbox, can't raid with him, he doesn't like Starcraft and never takes time to do what others want. We are currently on a one word a month basis it seems.
Last friend I have also known since High School, we talk every day and he seems to be the only one who actually ever cares to get in contact with me anymore. He enjoys World of Warcraft but not like I do. He doesn't PvP and anymore he is reluctant to even log on to WoW. Now he doesn't even want to raid after our experience in our last guild. He only cares to play Starcraft 2 or Diablo 3, he does play Minecraft but his internet is so bad he cannot stay connected to it for long. He has an Xbox but doesn't care for any shooter or multiplayer game on it. We played LoL together about two months but again his lag problems killed the game for him.
Now I am stuck, I feel like I am the only one that wishes I could do anything with friends. I don't care to find new ones online because it doesn't seem to be the way it used to be when I found new friends online. Most people are either jerks that only care about what they want in the game or they are just so casual that they don't realize friendly players when they see them. I can't find anyone in any community willing to do anything with me, not Arena, not raid, not play games like TF2 or LoL. When my only friend that talks to me anymore isn't online I don't do anything...nothing is fun when I'm alone...Am I slowly becoming a loner or has the gaming community really gotten this cold?