If you've been playing World of Warcraft
since launch, that's 8 years of your life you've spent in this crazy shared virtual world Blizzard
has created. That's a long time to keep up with any hobby, much less a video game, and plenty of time to run into the dreaded burnout
. Not that burnout is a bad thing: sometimes we all need a change of pace or a break to keep even our favorite things fun.
So how do you deal with WoW
when it just stops being fun? Do you take a break with another game? Catch up with your favorite TV shows on Netflix? Venture out into the non-virtual world for non-virtual time with friends? Read a book? Knit a scarf? And, once you've had time to refresh and recharge, do you find your way back to Azeroth? Or wait for the next patch or expansion?