Last spring, I made a hard call: I finally decided that I wasn’t playing Ultima Online enough to justify a sub. That’s not just a matter of turning off the credit card in this case; it means letting go my house and my house spot on an overpopulated game server. It’s gone. Someone else has got it now. There’s no undo button for that.
I’ve made this decision several times before with UO, mind you. I sold off my accounts (for quite a lot of money!) right around the time Dark Age of Camelot came out. I went back later. I repeated that pattern for other games along the way too – that house up above, for example, was one I let fall back in the Kingdom Reborn era, which is why the graphics are odd. Then I canceled my account and dropped my hard-won Atlantic home right after my son was born, since I was sure I was finally done. I wasn’t. I went back again. And again. And again.
This last time, I determined that I was getting most of my sandboxy feels from SWG Legends, so I could let go Ultima Online and my house. And… now I regret it. I kinda want to play and check out the new stuff Broadsword’s added this year, and I wish I had a home to go back to. I don’t relish weeks of plot hunting and decorating, assuming I can even find something big enough for all my stuff, just to dip my toe back in. It’s a barrier to entry.
What was the last MMO that you regretted quitting?