Very few of us are in a situation wherein large men are perched behind us claiming that something horrible will happen to our loved ones if we do not maintain a monthly subscription to The Elder Scrolls Online. (If you are in that situation, please leave a coded message down in the comments.) But I suspect more than a few of us have been in a place wherein we’d really like to stop playing, say, Guild Wars… but everyone else is still playing it and leaving now will make the social circle weird and oh well.
This is obviously hypothetical, as no one has ever stopped playing Guild Wars, but the point is that we all run into situations where we might be personally ready to step away from a game but circumstances keep us engaged regardless. Maybe your guild in Dark Age of Camelot convinced you to stay even though you were done playing for your own satisfaction, or maybe you just didn’t have anything else to play so you kept logging in to Final Fantasy XI. We’re not going to judge, but we are curious. Are there MMOs you’ve wanted to quit, but you couldn’t?