Yesterday, my kinship leader in Lotro said, “I hate this game. I hate this game and I don’t know why I log on. But I do.”
It’s not that he just failed some instance or something. He really hates Lotro. He added up all the time he’s played on his current characters, and it adds to 8 months of online time. That’s over 5000 hours. Considering he’s played for two years, that adds up to an average of 56 hours per week, or 8 hours per day, every day.
Most people who are burned out will log on less. Not him. He logs on every day and plays for hours. I suggested trying a new MMO. “This is my first MMO, and it will be my last.” he said, “They take too much time.” I don’t normally think of MMO’s as being difficult to quit, especially not after they stop being fun. But if anyone makes me think twice about the addictive model for MMO’s, it’s my kin leader.
Yet I’m sure if he just quit the game for a while, maybe six months, the burnout would fade and he could come back to enjoy the game again.