There is no point when I stop playing Final Fantasy XIV, but there are times when I’m not playing much. My interest wanes, I have other things to do, and considering that I rushed all of my jobs and alts to level cap quickly with this expansion, I find it easy to drop that game into maintenance mode. I do what I need to do to keep capping out on tomestones every week, and otherwise just… don’t really play.
By no means is this something new to me, either. I know Bree periodically returns to Ultima Online primarily to make sure that her house is taken care of, and I have friends who duck back into Guild Wars 2 primarily for player-run events while not playing much outside of that. It’s not lack of love for the game, it’s just putting the game into a state of light play where you’re keeping up with what’s necessary and otherwise taking a break. Have you done this yourself? Do you ever have MMOs in your own personal maintenance mode? Or is that the moment when you figure you may as well stop playing?