Drama between raid groups. Drama within a raid group. Time commitment. Maybe even mechanical difficulty. There are a lot of things that can push someone away from the high end of progression in an MMO, and these things are true even among the people who are actually engaged in the content. Sure, maybe Troy is raiding and Christine isn’t, but it’s not like Troy magically gets a few extra hours in the day; he just chooses to spend that time differently from her.
Hence the phrasing of today’s question. Whether or not you’re engaged in high-end progression content, there’s something pushing you away from it, and the real question is whether or not it’s enough to push you all the way away. So what is the biggest thing pushing you away from MMO progression content? And on a related note, do you think it’s a problem that could be solved, or is it just a function of how the content is structured?