donderdag 15 april 2010

Hitting that cancel button is hard

After almost an entire month without hardly playing any of my (subscription) MMO's, i am again starting to think i really need to cancel them, i mean it's a waste to be subscribed when you don't play..

So far in a month time i have played (according to Raptr):
79 hours of Mount & Blade: Warband
39 hours of Age of Conan
11 hours of Dragon Age: Origins
10 hours of Star Trek Online
4 hours of World of Warcraft
92 mins of Mass Effect 2

The only "real" subscription games in there for me are Age of Conan and World of Warcraft, for Star Trek Online i have a lifetime sub, and you could wonder if 4 hours of gameplay warrents a subscription to WoW.

I also have a SOE Station Access running, which of course gives me access to Everquest, Everquest 2, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Star Wars Galaxies, Vanguard and Free Realms, however i haven't touched any of those games and i am starting to wonder why i am keeping this sub. Of course considering what you get for your money Station Access is definatly worth the money but if you're not playing..
The only real reason i can come up with for myself is i wanne keep my sub to SWG going (the sub has been running since 2004), for some reason i just can't say goodbye to SWG eventhough i don't really play it, i might log in every now and then and walk around my house a bit and collect veteren rewards when i get them and do some decorating, but other than that i am not playing it anymore.
So i should maybe just cancel the Station Access and if i still want just pay for SWG only (i just can't say goodbye to SWG).

Then there are my 2 one year subs, Fallen Earth and Age of Conan, i am not really playing Fallen Earth much anymore, i do like the game and i have a sub since launch, but when you're not logging in..

As for Age of Conan, well i recently logged in and played it for a couple of days and i definatly enjoy the world of Conan and still think it's a great game, but until recently i didn't touch it much. This game is on my doubt list, i really do wanna play it more, whenever i do log in i am really enjoying myself and think this is a great game, but i usually find myself playing it a couple of days and then not log in for quite some time.

Of course the "problem" is that i allready payed for a full year subscription for those two games, so i can't really cancel them until the time runs out.

As for WoW, well that will expire in July, so i might not renew that sub, i still think it's a great and fun game to play, but it's probably the first to go, 4 hours in a month time is not a whole lot, besides what i actually enjoy the most about WoW is everything surrounding it, the whole armory thing and the way you can use feeds to show/share what you're doing with you char.
Then there were the times where i subscribed for a month, played a few hours and the next time i logged in i had to resub again..

Then of course i have the games i don't need to worry about as i have a lifetime for those, Star Trek Online and Lord of the Rings Online, i have played STO quite a bit and i do enjoy this game, but to me this really is an "on the side" game.
As for LOTRO, well i don't remember the last time i touched it..

I am really starting to feel i should cancel some subscriptions and that way "force" myself to play more on my lifetime sub games, but i have been feeling that for quite some time now (allready wrote a couple of blogposts about this) and that probably means i should act on it.
I always keep telling myself i am gonna log in and play those games, but in the end i just don't log in at all or i play for a few hours every couple of months.

Maybe having too much choice on what to play isn't good and i should just focus on a few games and actually play them.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Well, that SOE pass should be gone. You say it is a great deal, but how great is a deal when you pay and NEVER use it.
    Age of Conan may be one to watch seeing as the expansion should be out in another month...
    As to WOW, you could close that up until Cataclysm.

    In so many words, you only have one real sub, and you should stick with it. Our family has ALWAYS been a "one sub at a time" kind of group.

    Try it, and you may learn some restraint as well. It works for us.

  2. You definatly have a point.
    The SOE pass is a great deal if you actually play all those games, but since i don't.. anyway i just cancelled the SOE pass and it will run out next month.

    As for WoW, yeah i definatly wanna check out Cataclysm, eventhough there is still much to explore for me, as i only have a level 56. But fact is i really don't play it enough to warrant a sub.

    And for Age of Conan, well i allready pre ordered the expansion some time ago and i really feel like this is one of those games that i always enjoy when playing, still think the game looks awesome and it's payed for until november, so no worries here yet.

    But firsts steps are taken :)