We all know those people who are in romantic relationships that aren’t happy, but one (or both!) partners refuse to leave until there’s someone new to leave with. So even though John doesn’t really like being with Marcus anymore, he’s still dating Marcus until he finds a new paramour. And as with many things, there’s a parallel here between romantic relationships and MMOs; there are many people who might be unhappy in ArcheAge or The Elder Scrolls Online or World of Warcraft, but they’re still going to keep playing until they have something else to play.
This is, of course, not universal. Some people will decide that if playing PlanetSide 2 isn’t fun any more, it’s time to stop playing PlanetSide 2, and if that means not playing any MMOs for a while, so be it. So today, we’re asking you how you tend to manage this. Do you tend to have a destination in mind when you leave an MMO, possibly sticking around longer just so you still have something? Or do you leave when you’re not having fun whether or not you have something to look forward to?