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Breakfast Topic: How about some hot, tasty delayed gratification?


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I could not wait. Finally, the item for which I had leveled archaeology and visited so many night elf dig sites was about to be mine. I raced to that last digsite as soon as I saw it pop up on the map and gathered the last fragments that were needed to complete Tyrande's Favorite Doll. But then it hit me -- for some odd reason, I held off on solving the artifact.

It was the same reason that I had held off a bit on killing that last mob that was needed to reach level 85 ... the same reason that I paused before completing the last achievement for the meta What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been ... the same reason that I hesitated before learning that last pet for Mountain o' Mounts ... and the same reason that I stood for a moment just outside the last zone that was required for the Explorer title.

Satisfaction is the death of desire. Fortunately for us, the good folks at Blizzard continue to add new goals, achievements, and rewards for us to pursue.

Do you find yourself holding back at some milestones in the game? If so, what are those milestones and why? Do you think there is more enjoyment to be had in game when practicing a little delayed gratification?

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