I’m noticing a pattern, a cycle about my gaming habits. Every six months or so I get hit by the MMO wanderlust bug hard. Suddenly, I have to check out new games or returns to old ones. I’ll get a crazy itch to level up a character in WoW using only PvP or I’ll pick a new game like I just did with The secret world. Sometimes I’ll stick with the new/old stuff, or I’ll play both for a while or just go back to my old comfortable MMO.
My latest wanderings though came with some guilt. I love raiding in Swtor and I still love the game very much but when I’m playing The secret world I feel like I’m cheating on my guild a bit. I keep telling myself that I should spend that time improving my Swtor character so we have a bit of an easier time in raid, or farm consumables and materials for the crafters or do a ton of useful stuff. Instead I’m running around trying to find out about what the eff is going on in a haunted amusement park.
Now I know we all love to say that you need play what you enjoy and even my guildies have supported me and told me it’s not a problem if I want to spend some time hidden in another game. Still, I get those moments of guilt. I’m curious, is there anyone else reading this having the same issues and if yes, how do you deal with it?