I like Star Trek Online. I really do. I like the whole meta-event stretching through its event that lets you pick up a free high-end ship by participating, and let’s not mince words here, I kept at this first phase of the event religiously for the two weeks necessary to get full event progress and unlock the rewards. Hooray for me! And then it came time to log in and do another event clear for more dilithium, and between anxiety issues and just general thought of the time spent I… simply could not do it.
Let me make it clear that this is not about time. It’s not that STO demanded too much time from me to do a daily task, it’s that it just kind of felt like more work than I wanted to do for this daily maintenance routine. The idea of hopping in and queueing for the task force just did not appeal. And that got me thinking about other games in which I had solid daily routines that just… dropped, at some point, usually less because I was having too much fun doing other things and more because the thought of doing even this little task was just too time-consuming. So what about you, readers? What made you drop a daily routine in an MMO?