Could this summer be a gaming slump?
The past four days have been downright awful. At first I thought I was just burning out on Lord of the Rings Online so I tried EQ2. The feeling of boredom returned so I tried Battlefield 2142 (in case it was a MMO thing). No, Bf2142 was boring as well. Then I tried a few console games, more LOTRO, and about four other games before I realized this was a familiar feeling. I’m in a gaming slump. But why?!
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately browsing message boards, official sites, and fansites for the upcoming games I am interested in playing. Pirates of the Burning Sea and Warhammer Online are definitely in the forefront of this list for obvious reasons. So as I was browsing the boards this afternoon it came to me – could this be a self inflicted slump? Could I be subconsciously tossing aside great games because I know something better is being developed? You know the feeling, right? A huge title you are looking forward to has about 3-4 months more until it launches and you know you’re going to drop everything and play that title for days straight. That anxious waiting turns to anxiety and then … the dreaded slump.
Right now as I write this I am going over in my head what I could possibly play to get me out of this rut. I want to play a MMORPG but I don’t want to resub to something old and on it’s way out. Heck I would love to play more LOTRO if I could just get past that sick feeling of “Ugh this could take 3 more weeks to hit level 50”. I would welcome any advice on how to get over this literal hell. At this rate the summer is going to be very hot and very slow.