I’ve been in a gaming funk for about a year now. I may find something fun for a while, but within a few weeks I’ve tired of it. I don’t have any active MMO subscriptions either. All I have left is MMOs that are subscription free, or ones I’ve signed up for a lifetime account.
I’ve been almost forcing myself to keep playing Lord of the Rings Online because it is still the one game I feel “connected” to. Regardless, as I play less and less, I get more and more lost. I will often log in, pay for my house upkeep, see if anyone I know is playing, and log out.
To make things worse, they reset my Legendary Items again. I get tired of trying to decide if I want 1% more of this or 1% less of that. This time I just dumped it all into DPS until I had capped the weapons. The next issue was to find out where I “should” be in Moria. Honestly Moria has been wearing me down over the last few months. I ended up going back outside to do a bunch of quests well below my level, just to be outside.
I did some research out of game and decided to head to “The Rotting Cellar” in the Waterworks. All of a sudden it all came back to me. The spark was lit. Quests! Direction! Level 55! I keep thinking about how much I love the freedom to just choose to do whatever you want in games, but I frequently need to get reminded that sometimes I really need that carrot to get me back on track.