burnout is an interesting creature. Rarely do people who quit MMOs do it quietly; it's usually crowned by a forum or blog post addressing the fact that this person has now "found a life" and are going outside more. In the process of burning bridges, these posts usually make two distinctively recycled points: All MMO players are overweight, and they never leave the house.
Such is a recent post at MMOCrunch regarding a player who has quit MMOs forever. Burnout is certainly understandable, especially in today's oversaturated market, but it's the method of the quitting that's always interesting to us. What does this say about MMOs and their impact on us, as players? Do people quit scrapbooking by burning their fancy paper and glue-on letters?
In a recent interview with Jon Radoff of gamerDNA, we talked about the fact that a sizable chunk of Age of Conan players who quit the game didn't actually go back to World of Warcraft or any other online game; they actually just quit MMOs altogether. Is this becoming a trend?
Take a look at this MMOCrunch article and read this person's story. It's an interesting take on why they quit, even with the hostility. Then let us know what you think in the comments below.