Last week, a friend of mine made an offhand comment about how much something dear to her cost, joking that it wouldn’t seem like a lot of money to a lot of folks but it did to her. Except… it did seem like a lot of money to me too! I don’t think most bloggers are exactly swimming in pools lined in gold (although if you are, invite me to your next pool party, would you). My hobbies are on a set “fun budget,” and that includes MMOs and other games. And even if my family’s income suddenly and spontaneously quadrupled, that wouldn’t change.
Do you game on a budget? Or do you buy all the games and in-game upgrades you want as soon as they are available? If you’re comfortable sharing, how much do you drop on MMOs in a given month, and is that significantly more or less than in the past?