Take a little break.
I came back to the game two months ago after a six month break (my first seriously long break in 7 years).
Since then I have completed five legendary cloaks and am in the process of leveling a monk for one of the remaining achievements that the guild needs. After that I am strongly considering quitting again until WoD. For me, there simply isn't much to do that is interesting.
It seems that most of my guild already have the end of expansion blues. Most of them only log twice a week to raid and the rest of the time it is mostly me on my lonesome.
It speaks to me about how little content came in 5.4
Other games. I let my WoW subscription die last summer and probably won't reactivate until the WoD pre-launch patch comes around. Steam games and other Blizzard games (D3 and SC2) have been filling the void for me. There's also Reaper of Souls coming out in like two weeks, which should keep me busy for a little while.
I have also been on a big retro gaming trip lately. I've got some of my older consoles hooked up to a TV and have been playing through some games on those.
There's plenty of gaming to do without WoW.
Now If you want a real hassle you'd have to time travel back to the AOL days. Man, trying to get unsubbed from them was a challenge at times, cause they really wanted you to stay.
On topic. It is mildly interesting and odd, someone needs a reason to play. The second I need someone else to give me a reason to play, I think it's pretty obvious it's time to take a break\quit. I guess I can see the social part keeping one hanging around even though they have lost interest. Just seems odd with as easy as it easy to cancel a subscription, some of you make it seem like a perma breakup.
Farm Old content and pvp!
Go outside. Get in shape. Learn a new hobby. Build a computer. Learn a programming language. Go on a vacation. Buy a pet and train it. Learn how to juggle.
A few options.
go outside, get fit.
when wod comes out resume becoming a lazy sack of crap.
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If you're an old veteran of the game, that has picked up the lore well, and would like more things to do and interact with others, why not give roleplay a go? A chance to take a part in the world of Azeroth, of your own choosing. Brings me a ton of fun, and a ton of friends. I'm having no trouble passing the time with no new adventures released by blizzard. I experience my own, and create them for others.
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I guess that just leaves a vacation!
When challenging a Kzin, a simple scream of rage is sufficient. You scream and you leap.
Over the last 10 years, Blizzard has taken over $10bn from MMO players. Take a look around your game...do you see $10bn worth of content available to you? Do you see even a tiny fraction of that in relevant content? Now ask me again why I dislike what Blizzard has done to the MMO industry.
"The sword is mightier than the pen, and considerably easier to kill with."
Last month I found that Final Fantasy IV had a sale for 14€ so I bought it instead of paying the WoW subscription. I will go back to WoW a couple of weeks before 6.0 hits.
From official 34.567.000 things to go for ...to 2.000.000 things created by players themselves (like the Iron Man challenge).
Anyone who says he ran out of fun and challenging things to do in WoW is certainly not an MMORPG player.
Just 2 solo things out of these 36.567.000 things I really LOVED: fish that rare fish in the enemy's capitol or go for a Justicar title in BG's.
The other 36.566.998 things depend on your mode and interest.
Is it worth the subscription ? Of course because what would you seek outside of Azeroth anyway? 10 hours fun in CoD? A fixed walkthrough story in TLOU? Just another mmorpg where you do some basic things?
If you play an MMORPG, better be a resident in Azeroth so you build further along the endless adventure.
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Inc massive list of stuff to do:
Finish up reputations for MoP and pre-MoP factions.
Solo old raids / 5-mans that drop notable items, like mounts or transmog gear.
Do some achievements, like the classic zone quest ones, or the cooking / fishing ones, etc.
White Bone Raptor grind.
Timeless Isle - get all the vanity items, do the Emperor rep grind and get the mount, farm bloody coins for the mount and maybe title.
Get all the Argent Tournament mounts.
Get the 40 RBG wins mount, then go for the 75 wins Wolf.
Clear Siege HC and get the Garrosh mount while it's still 100% droprate.
Complete challenge modes on all your characters, preferably 4 just incase they make the mounts account wide then you'll have all 4.
Do the BG achievements.
Do any holiday achievements if you still need them.
Level every class to 90.
Level every battle pet to 25.
Play the AH and make a lot of money to spend on mounts / pets / prepare for WoD.
Attempt Proving Grounds endless wave 30 for all specs.
Get all recipes for your professions.
Do all the "Glory of" achievements that you might be missing, for current and older content.
Probably missed out a load of stuff too.
I'm not sure. My DPS has been very low recently and I'd like to fix it, but I'm not really sure what the problem is, and, as we've beaten Garrosh on normal and our Heroic outlook is iffy, there may not be relevance to improving it at this point, except for knowing what the hell is wrong, and correcting it.
I don't have any burning in game goals...kind of burned out on pet battles, PvP I have only a rare passing interest in...there are challenges out there for me in WoW, but I just don't care about them or the rewards...I should probably unsub for a while, but then I feel like I'll miss something..."oh, we downed 8 heroic bosses the last few weeks", etc.
Cataclysm. Massive sub drops. Mists of Pandaria then had the longest beta thus far.
Sub drops don't bother Blizzard as much as people think. They play long term.
Also holding a metaphorical gun to someone's head doesn't make them work faster, especially when its a skilled task like creating a computer game.
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You can run old content like old raids, grind rep/mounts/pets, or do anythiing related to achievements.
Want some challenging content? Try heroics, the ironman challenge for leveling, and maybe even attempt Insane in the Membrane.
Isn't it ironic how education is important, yet people forget all about it when they visit the internet?
I'm done playing till WoD, well probably 6.0. I'm just going to try out new stuff. Going to be playing Reaper of Souls for a while and depending on how good that is and how long it last me I MIGHT try ESO if I hear some decent things from my friends who are planning to play it. I also might give Wildstar a go if there's nothing too exciting going down in June besides that, but overall I'm more or less done trying new MMOs for a while.
If Heroes of the Storm is in beta in a few months I'll be playing that (Assuming I get in). I don't know, honestly not too exciting about anything between RoS and WoD. Witcher 3 got pushed back which sucks, Dragon Age 3 I'll be playing, but I think that'll be after WoD anyways. Going to just more or less take it easy with the gaming side of things till WoD.
Just don't play. I only sign on to raid and we clear in 2-3 days then log off 5 min after raid is done. Nothing really to do in game.
Sure, you could work towards something like the Bloodthirsty (250k HK) achievement if you don't have it but really, it depends on if you are the sort of person who grinds out achievements for fun or grinds out leveling pets for fun. Really, if you like to grind, you'll probably find SOMETHING to do in WoW.... The game sure does have enough of it when you look for it.
In the company of thieves, liars, beggars and whores
I'll lay waiting, just waiting for my time to come.