I did it! After years of research and many dead Bothans I found a way to handle multiple MMOs without feeling guilty about playing one more than the other. It’s really simple and I’m a bit ashamed to say I didn’t think about it before but here I am.
Simply, I play WoW when I’m tired and don’t want to think too much and I hop into The Secret World when I feel like challenging myself a bit more. In effect in end-up playing way more WoW than TSW but that’s mainly because I get real tired during the week and I want to relax in the evenings most of the time.
It may sound simple but I never managed it before because of a simple reason… I was raiding. See when I was raiding my reasoning was always “I feel like doing exploration achievements tonight! Let’s do that! Wait… I should spend that hour trying to get that weapon instead… it would help out get that dps to down the new boss…”.
And I’d end up not doing what I really felt like and forcing myself to do stuff I didn’t really want to. Seriously, how many of us have scrapped fun times on alts in favor of working on mains? I know I did… often…
And you know what? I enjoy myself a lot more now that I can play just whatever the hell I want when I want to. If I want to challenge myself I got the Secret World… if I don’t I can go dig up artefacts for half an hour while drinking awesome fancy tea. It’s really up to me.
I’ll leave you with some homework. Every night you login into your favorite MMO take a note of what you at first wanted to do and what you ended up doing. I’ll leave the conclusions up to you but I do hope you’re doing what you want most of the time.