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09-16-2004, 12:25 PM
To all of you who have quit previous to me, but still read these boards:
How long does it take to get over the urge to respond to every whiner post with a "NEENER NEENER SUCKER! I QUIT LOL ROFLOMGBBQ HAHAH ~!! !1 !11 ! !!one!!~~" post? :rolling:
Len the Druid
09-16-2004, 12:53 PM
real fast if you stop visting threads that you're participation is no longer relevant in. :dance:
09-16-2004, 01:43 PM
Not sure I ever had such an urge.
Occasionally I respond to threads and I try to be objective and not bash EQ. I used to be in the gaming industry and I still enjoy playing them so I like to be in the discussions sometimes.
At one time I did try to tell people that they do have a choice if they wish to continue playing MMORGs. It is a player's market but you have to bite the bullet and try out the other stuff that is out there. I know a subset of people who want to quit EQ because they are having a miserable time are afraid to leave for one reason or another. There are many choices.
The guild I was a part of broke up from the usual infighting and drama which resulted from the lack of ability to progress in the game. However, the guild board was converted into a place for all of us who still enjoy playing games (our common hobby) or just like the friendship to come and post.
09-17-2004, 11:09 AM
I've not ever felt that urge, but I know you have just recently left and I remember the cocktail of emotions that swamped me when I left :). Five years is a long time to play a game and form friendships, it's hard to just walk away without fallout. Well some people seem to, but for others the time to come to terms with the departure varies. That sounds funny when talking about a game, but the hours of our lives we poured into EQ do make it personal.
I think you are still just going through the stages of those emotions. Once on the other side I'm still interested, but a bit detached in EQ things. I find that I just shake my head and think...sigh, will they ever learn and stop doing this to their customers. The new druid epic even made me feel the urge to be out there questing and trying to find what we needed for the upgrade. I always loved quests and the epic 1 was a lot of fun for me. Not enough to resign up but enough to read the posts and try to garner clues from what others are finding :).
This community has been so much help to me in the game for so long, and there's so much more to it than just EQ. I read here every day and would miss it very much if I no longer stopped in. Cheers to Sobe for keeping the community together by opening it up for the other games we have wandered into. Hang in there, it settles down and the good memories start to be more important than the other stuff.
real fast if you stop visting threads that you're participation is no longer relevant in.
Sod off. A lot of people that quit EQ would go back if things were fixed and made fun again.
Anyway... I've never had the urge to rub it in that I quit, because I only quit the game because it just become too damn broken and way too much like a second job instead of entertainment.
09-17-2004, 01:13 PM
About six months after I quit, and finally got more of a "detached" viewpoint to EQ, I got struck with how personally people take this game. I never felt like a "neener, neener," but I quite often felt (and still feel) like telling a lot of people, "Sheesh, you need to take some time away from your computer and spend time in the real world."
09-17-2004, 02:53 PM
[quote]About six months after I quit, and finally got more of a "detached" viewpoint to EQ, I got struck with how personally people take this game. I never felt like a "neener, neener," but I quite often felt (and still feel) like telling a lot of people, "Sheesh, you need to take some time away from your computer and spend time in the real world."
Thats the main thing that made me quit. Guildies taking the game WAAAAAYYYYY to serious.
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