Yep, I’ve decided to take a break from the game for a while, probably until Cata is out… if I do come back at all.
Basically I’ve just become bored with it. I already stopped raiding a couple of months ago and I think since then I’ve tried levelling a couple of alts, doing the same zones and quests that I’ve done many times before, and this time alone as the missus is well and truly WoW-free now. I did stick with levelling a hunter for a few weeks, taking him from 24 to the lofty heights of level 72, but although I did enjoy playing a hunter, I didn’t really enjoy the levelling grind. I got through it by just looking forward to the next zone, almost convincing myself that I did still like the game enough to stay, but as I was questing through Borean Tundra for the 6th time I decided it was time to let it go… at least until there’s something new to do!
I might actually give LOTRO another go since it’s going free-to-play on September 10th. I’ve been reading the books again so it’s looking mighty appealing to me right now.
On that note, in the (slightly edited) words of one Bilbo Baggins:
“I regret to announce that – though 16 months is far too short a time to spend among you – this is the END. I am going. I am leaving NOW. GOOD-BYE!”