I’ve seen the argument put forth several times over the past month or so about World of Warcraft players just… skipping the current expansion. That’s always felt weird to me. Certainly I understand it; it’s not too different from people opting out of watching a given season of a television show or a current arc for a comic. But to me, it always feels weird.
That’s not a critique, of course. If you don’t enjoy an expansion, or a current mechanical focus, or a major update, or whatever, there’s no reason you have to stick around. You can say that you don’t like where Aion is at and you’ll come back when it gets back to the stuff you like, or that you’ll check back in with Guild Wars 2 for the next expansion or whatever. Perhaps it’s simply a matter of occupation; personally, I like to know what’s happening in these games and then be able to contextualize when it improves (or fails to do so).
But anecdotal evidence is only, you know, anecdotal. So let’s make that our topic of discussion for the day. Do you skip periods of MMOs you play? Do you just clock out when you don’t like the expansion or update or whatever? Or do you stick with it, rain or shine?