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Gratch
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« on: January 14, 2016, 02:28:13 PM »

I realized today that while I thoroughly enjoy getting to the end game in an MMO, I have very little desire to continue once I get there. I've spent thousands of hours getting max level toons in 5 different MMO's now (SWTOR, Guild Wars 2, Neverwinter, Final Fantasy XIV, and Elder Scrolls Online), but the only one I have spent even a nanosecond with after hitting that plateau is FFXIV (which I'm thoroughly burned out on at this point).  I've tried going back to all of them recently, and simply can't generate any interest to jump back in...no matter how much I enjoyed them up to that point.

Stupid gamer ADD.   icon_confused
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 01:15:24 AM »

I wouldn't call that ADD, you definitely spent good quality time in these games if you've got multi max level toons - it's more likely you just aren't into that style of gameplay.  So-called endgame MMO gameplay generally consists of hardcore grinding (running the same content over and over for a particular drop), group raids (which requires a lot of coordination and time), or maybe PvP.  These are all very different animals than the original gameplay and it's not uncommon to move on once you've completed the more single-player-esque and/or casual friendly portion of the game.  

Real ADD is me, where I play a new MMO for a few days/weeks, maybe months at the best, start 3 or 4 different alts, never get close to max level and then move on to the next shiny object lol.  I'm even worse now with mobile games, sometimes I only last a few hours before I move on to the next one.

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 11:05:31 PM »

Yeah, I wouldn't say that completing the primary progression curve over the course of 60 - 100 hours "Gamer ADD."  You played the game long enough to reach a comfortable endpoint -- there's no shame in deciding that large player raids, which are often not part of that initial game play loop, aren't of interest to you.  That's how I play MMOs, anyhow.  I had lots of fun going through a couple of the character stories in The Old Republic with a friend, but once the plot ended, we considered the game complete and moved on.

I'd define Gamer ADD as giving up games you're currently enjoying to buy other games you might also enjoy.  Everyone does this to some extent, but return to the ones we really like later on.  I'm thinking of the people who dont; I bet everyone on this forum has a friend who consistently gets a couple hours into a game, raves about it, but never finishes before the new hotness comes out.

Anyway, I've never pursued the endgame in MMOs because there are simply too many other great games I'd like to experience.  Nothing holds your interest forever.

-Autistic Angel
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