Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mind Numbing WoW

Questing was fun, but now I'm 85

I've been using WoW to kill time lately.  It's pretty mind numbing but that isn't a bad thing.  The release of Cataclysm lined up with a gap in my work schedule, so I've already accomplished a lot of the goals I have for this expansion.  I'm all done with questing, but now I'm 85 and there seems to be less to do.

The thing I forget when I'm not subscribed is it doesn't take much skill to play WoW successfully.  It's really easy to zone out and play while still accomplishing things and reaching goals.  Once I have the hang of a class I can basically sleepwalk through dungeons and questing with ease.  It's the same button sequences over and over with slight variations on the more complex bosses or pvp.

I'm already getting bored of endgame content, but I still want to complete a successful heroic run in each dungeon.  I just don't feel like getting caught up in the gear treadmill when I would rather play other games.

I've already gotten plenty of hours out of my Cataclysm purchase, but boredom and mind numbing content are starting to set in.  I'm willing to bet that my subscription won't last past 3 months.


  1. I think that is the problem I faced as well. I loved WoW for six years, and tried my hand at everything. But at the end of the day, everything is cyclically redundant, following the same patterns towards items of iLevel slightly higher than the ones you spent the last 6 months acquiring.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.

    I am not saying its a completely bad thing, but I for one had had enough for the time being.

  2. It's the exact same reason I burned out on WoW last time. I'm still experiencing the new content, but once I get to that "lather, rinse, repeat" phase you mentioned I always start to get bored.

    Since I haven't completed all the 85 heroic dungeons I'm not quite there yet, but I will be soon enough.

  3. Enjoy the cycle my friend. THE CYCLE OF DOOM!

    Muhahahahahaha! Ah... ahem.