The Daily Grind: How do you keep yourself occupied during MMO content droughts?

    
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The Daily Grind: How do you keep yourself occupied during MMO content droughts?

Sooner or later, every MMO seems to dip into a lengthy period of little to no development — otherwise known as a “content drought.” While it can be frustrating not to have that injection of fun, new activities to enjoy, it’s not as if players lack options for other things to do.

A content drought for me usually means one of two things: I’ll either use that time to check out some other MMOs and/or I’ll level up a brand-new character to keep myself busy.

How do you keep occupied during content droughts? What are some of the activities you’ve done in the past to maintain interest in an MMO that is just treading water?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

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Turing fail
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Turing fail

This year I split my time between poll watching and voter fraud… though usually just switch to single player time sinks.

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Blake

Move on to another game is always my best option.

So if it’s Wow I’ll unsubscribe and not touch it again until I feel there’s enough content to bring me back for a few months.

If it’s a game that doesn’t require a subscription I’ll pop back on once in a while, but it’ll be infrequent until it has more content that’ll keep me engaged.

There are just way too many games these days to focus in on a single game. Especially when that game is having an extended content drought.

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Specus

I rarely have that problem. I never rush through an MMO. I always take my leveling at a relaxed pace (this often means I need to play solo or find different people to group with every week, since they almost always level faster than I do). I will commonly run or use a mount, even when teleports are available. I watch all the cut-scenes, read all the quest text, and talk with the NPCs, just because they will talk back. I can spend hours exploring, looking for all the little bits and pieces that the developers left laying around.

Another part of it is that MMOs typically get grindier as you get closer to level cap. Since all the people I’ve met in-game have out leveled me, I have nothing to anchor me to the game, causing me to get bored of the grind before I reach max level, so I just move on to another MMO instead of putting up with another day of grind. With all the MMOs I have installed, I typically don’t end up circling back to the earlier ones until after they’ve had an update. Even then, half the time I’ll re-roll or level one of my alts, since I’ve always found the early content more fun then the high-level grind.

The end result is that I never run out of content.

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Ken from Chicago

Try mmos haven’t played in ages.

Edit videos for grins and giggles.

Civilization 5

Maybe consider downloading one of dozens of Steam games I’ve bought but haven’t installed or installed but haven’t played then go back to Civ 5 or maybe edit my fanfic ending to the tv series Colony, or just re-read it, typos and all THEN go back to Civ 5.

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2Ton Gamer

I generally have a rotation of games I am playing, although this year LOTRO will not make my holiday season. They need to get their act together and prove themselves. I generally run through some MMO such as ESO or LOTRO. This year I added WOW Classic so that’s been fun. Then I bounce back to some Steam games like Ark, or something fun with friends. We kind of rinse and repeat these things.

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Rndomuser

I just do other things – socialize with people through Discord or forums or Reddit, watch Twitch streams, watch movies, help family members with things. I don’t have to keep myself occupied only through playing games.

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NeoWolf

Other MMO’s and Offline Games

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Sorenthaz

Go play other games if I can’t find entertainment in that one.

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Leiloni

I play other games! There’s always other things I have on my list that I want to do so content droughts are a welcome break because I get a chance to do that. Currently on 7/8 in my journey towards Legendary status in SWTOR. Just started Chapter 2 on my Smuggler and then off to finish the Sith Warrior story.

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Utakata

Rolling alts ofc. <3