This right here is your friendly neighborhood evacuation droid. If you will but calm down and follow his directions, he will lead you away from disillusionment and toward a brighter future. Please mind the flame wars and “I Quit” posts on your way out.
Sooner or later, the time comes for us to leave an MMO. Maybe it’s the studio shoving us out of the door due to a premature closure, but often we simply get bored, frustrated, or interested in something else. I find that it’s important to listen to my own internal warning signs to knowing when to evacuate from a game before I fall in danger of hard burnout. Usually those signs will be logging in less, feeling as though I “have” to play instead of want to, and bursts of irrational anger toward the game and/or studio.
So when do you know that it’s time to evacuate an MMO?