How Many Times Have You Quit WoW And Why?

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Jangles:

James Hueick:
I've quit 10 times and I can't tell you why...

Well I am still going to ask why!

Well I suppose that it could be its too expensive, they change it too much, or the fact that I don't like MMOs anymore.

I quit 3 days into the trial, just wasn't my thing

I played for 3 years and I have quit once! soon 1,5 years "clean".

Only twice, and both times I only played for about 5 months. I wanted to keep playing, but I feel like I'm cursed or something...BOTH times I joined because long-time WoW playing friends convinced me to, and BOTH times these long-time WoW playing IRL friends subsequently quit on me. Somehow I inadvertently cause addicted WoWers to suddenly choose sobriety! *shrug*

Twice, first time was when the level cap was still 60, I hit 60 and my guild sucked cocks so end game was boring as shit. Then recently a friend gave me an account with an 80 on it so i cracked open a DK leveled it to 80, got geared enough for ICC, then started full time work and found I didn't have the energy or the give-a-fucks for WoW and my character remains dead to this day in VoA.

im procrastinating on wow at the moment (i.e. bored of it and waiting for the expansion)

I played for a few years, quit, and I've been clean for about a year now. I only enjoy a game as long as I'm actually advancing. So, once I hit top level, I got sick of it. I don't get anything out of raiding the same dungeons multiple times a week for minor equipment upgrades that don't actually do anything in the game except give you a larger ePeen than the people that don't have the same gear. Once Cataclysm comes out, I'm considering creating a brand-new account and starting over again with a new group of characters.

I just quit. I never went back. They totally fucked up with WotLK. Shame. Such an awesome game

Twice. Once because I was at university and had exams to do. The other time because when I came back, everyone I had known on there had vanished, my guild disbanded and felt intimidated by everyone elses VAST EXPERIENCE about every single little aspect of the game.

Haven't quit it yet so to speak, currently cancelled my sub until Cataclysm comes out.

zero. I haven't started it because I'd probably find it hard to quit

4 times. Turned it off twice because i was starting a new semester. The other two times was boredom and seeing how pointless playing was.
Run the same dungeon over and over to get the gear you want.... Then what?
You run another dungeon over and over to get the upgrade...then what?
Since Blizzard put a block on dungeons (once a week), this could take years. Bastards!

Twice...
Raid groups fell apart the first time and I just stopped logging on, the second time wow just got boring and I stopped, that was about 2 months ago...

Originally I meant to quit for a week and a half to study for exams and then return. I did quit, but I never returned, and this was about two years ago. Recently I've felt like maybe I should go back, so we shall see if I stay sober.

I tried to play it 3 times, each time because my mates start again and each time I ended up quiting after 2 weeks.
Seriously, WoW is a pretty shitty excuse for a game. I mean, everyone I know who actually plays it, always says the same thing: "The community is great and it doesn't become fun until endgame!"

Last I heard, it's the game itself, the ENTIRE game, that makes the game great....not the community....
No thanks kids! I'll just stick to Aion, at least that gets interesting halfway through the levelcap, and it has something WoW should have had at launch: Decent open world PVP...battlegrounds, my ass.

Never "quit". Am not playing it much right now, so my playing is in a state of hibernation, I suppose you could call it, but I have no intention of "quitting". Why would I want to? Nothing has happened to make the game not fun, and I don't think that Blizzard WOULD make the game not fun. I bet they have a rather large amount of people working on making it as much fun for as many different people as possible.

I'd like to know why on earth people talk about WoW like a controlled substance. First off, it's available to by and large anyone, second it's really quite cheap, and third it's not actually addictive. If you spend so much time in WoW that your real life starts to wither around you, then either you were kinda screwed up to begin with, or your life was, to such an extent that you consciously or subconsciously are hoping that the withered ashes will spout something more interesting if you wait long enough. It won't, but that's not the game's fault ;-)

Once...I don't know why but, WoW just isn't that fun anymore.

Oh yes. Another thing. If we were to allow the proposition that yes, World of Warcraft is somehow addictive, something on par with alcohol, then you NEVER quit. There's no such thing as a "recovering alcoholic", it's a "long-term, willfully sober alcoholic". You're still no closer to having a reasonable relationship with alcohol, which scores of people prove every day is possible; you're staying away and not touching something that you cannot control.

By that same token, a "WoW-addict" that doesn't play WoW isn't recovering. He'll never "recover". He'll always have a problem with WoW, he'll never be able to play it in a reasonable way. Now, at this point we return to "there are no WoW addicts", as unlike alcohol for an alcoholic, it's quite possible to stop playing WoW and not having it define your life from that point on.

Shotgunbunny:
I tried to play it 3 times, each time because my mates start again and each time I ended up quiting after 2 weeks.
Seriously, WoW is a pretty shitty excuse for a game. I mean, everyone I know who actually plays it, always says the same thing: "The community is great and it doesn't become fun until endgame!"

Last I heard, it's the game itself, the ENTIRE game, that makes the game great....not the community....
No thanks kids! I'll just stick to Aion, at least that gets interesting halfway through the levelcap, and it has something WoW should have had at launch: Decent open world PVP...battlegrounds, my ass.

Your friends are morons.

If it "doesn't become fun until the endgame", then nobody would ever have gotten there; they'd be bored, and quit. For me, WoW was fun, interesting, and told great little stories, gave me great amusement, from the very beginning. The endgame is fun too. Now, I'm not raring to go create another character to experience it again, because hey, I've done it already. The endgame content, on the other hand, there are some parts of it I haven't seen yet, thus that still holds some fascination.

You're well within your right to not like the game, but a sorry excuse for a game it is not. It is a masterpiece. Not flawless, not perfect (hell, far from it), but it is a masterpiece nonetheless. It is massive, lots of people derive enjoyment from it, and while it cannot please everyone, it does a better job of just that than most other games in the world. Since the purpose of the existence of a game is to give people entertainment and enjoyment, it is massively and admirably succeeding in being the definition of a "good game".

Personally I found Aion to be dreadfully boring, but I will not say it is BAD... I simply didn't LIKE it. If there are people out there who enjoy it, as you seem to, then it, too, is a good game.

Once. The quests were mindnumbingly boring (there's probably some interesting ones here and there, but all I ever encountered were crap), the combat was boring, the graphics uninteresting, basically there was nothing good about it. Most other MMORPGs I've played has something, so I didn't see a point in playing.

Once because it was too easy and laborious.

Mariakitten:
I haven't quit, but I'm not like one of those addicted people. I play it like once every two days and even then its only for like 30min.

aha! the first warning sign of addiction is denial!

played it 1 time, quited 1 time. :]

once, my laptop couldn't handle it, Debating if I should play again when I get a new laptop @.@

never, never played it and never will, not my sort of game!

I quit it once, and never started playing again, because I didn't have time for it any more. It was one of the best decisions I made in my life.

headphonegirl:
once, my laptop couldn't handle it, Debating if I should play again when I get a new laptop @.@

You might want to think of getting a new laptop if it can't handle WoW. Or if my avatar stutters on it.

I find this thread rather ironic because I just quite WoW there.

I tend to go off and on with that game when I'm bored I leave when I'm in the mood I return... (never for long though it has lost its magic since the first time). I mostly quit due to the fact the community is so rather closed off now with only one or two guilds being social and the rest concentrating on end game dungeons non stop which is rather off putting.

So I'll be returning to warhammer online next friday when I get paid.

'Cause it's boring!

Once.

WoW's operant conditioning had no effect on me. I threw the game away after playing for just 2 days.

I'm currently on my third "quitting." I'm pretty sure that this one is for good since I am just sick of the game this time around and not just quitting so I can make up excuses for quitting a game I really liked.

3 or 4 times, probably. Mostly because the mana nerf thing they did. Suddenly it wasn't fun healing anymore.

Only once. Here is the list of reasons why I quit:
- Hero class
- Bursty PvP
- You could play retri paladin with wheel and pedals
- "Link achi" retards
- I don't like paying 12$ a month just to work more when I get home
- I started (re)gaining consciousness over real life
- Some of my friends quit too

3 months without WoW ^^

I played it for three? four years? I lose track. And then quit. Once. Wasn't hard, I just went and played something fun.

Once because the raid guild I was in fell apart, and I just couldn't be arsed with it anymore. Then I started playing Final Fantasy XI, but with the (what I find) poor design choices and awkward interface that comes with a consolised MMO it made me miss WoW and I went back and one of my good friends was still playing it recommended I join his raid guild and I did and I haven't stopped since.

Two times i believe:

- Played it through the trial and didn't like it. (Was an L2 player at the time)
- Quit to play Aion instead.

I'm playing again now because NCSoft have been doing a really bad job supporting Aion. (At least in the west)

I played once for 5 months and then I quit. haven't played since.
Reason: Even thou I don't like it WoW is sort of the warcraft 4 and I still play Warcraft 3 TFT and like the game very much. I just hated Blizzard for making the "warcraft 4" a mmorpg since the story is sort of individual, but I had to try it, and I liked WC strategy gaming, easy and fast. But I understand them since this brings in tons of more cash.
End result: I quit because I liked the way Warcraft was, and for me still is, a strategy game!!!!

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