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    Default What eventually causes you to leave an mmo after years of time invested...

    two reasons for myself really,

    1: boredom.. i cant raid 24/7 after capping out.. that gets old.

    2: exploits.. people selling gold, botting, exploiting pathing.. exploits ruin more games for me than anything else .

    what kills games for you guys?

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    Constant class fiddling in the name of elusive balance. In particular I hate fiddling which makes classes play completely differently. If the class starts as high burst then let it stay that way. In the end people will learn what classes do what and can choose their preference based on a good understanding of the game. It's ok if a class is better at one particular area of the game. If you really want to be the best at one area of the game then roll that class. This does not mean we should not fix problems during beta. It also does not mean that changes cannot be made when real exploits are found.

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    Boredom, If Vanguard had Devs working on it and adding content/updates I would not be bothering with RIFT.

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    Mostly number one for me and I was sick of content getting nerfed.

    I spent weeks in ICC with my guild to get to the LK then they started to nerf it and made the instance pugable which was a joke.

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    RL,
    I did 5 years in FFXI, but the endgame was just too much. I had RL issues and my time dwindled. You can;t play FFXI if you don't have a lot of time.

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    If the community sours. If its a good community it'll keep me,but if the community sucks I'm out.

    Best communities I've seen are FFXI and CoH.

    Worst....well, yeah, we all know.

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    Developers breaking game balance.

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    WoW:
    Outdated graphics compared to basically anything...childish mentality of players...
    the Emergence of the gear scroe add-on and Blizzard saying they would penalize it, but then
    allowing it...constant FOTM classes nerfs/buffs

    Aion:
    Inability of NCSoft West to do anything...The game heading in a pure pve direction...Buff'n
    already op classes...the community falling apart and people quiting left and right...constant excuses
    for back to back failures

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    Haven't left any MMO yet. After 4+ years still playing EQ2 and WoW.

    I did leave console gaming for computer gaming since I liked the ease of it and didn't have to deal with wires from the telly to the box, even if the remotes eventually went wireless. Still, I long for Zelda!


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    4 years of ANYTHING is enough... no matter how good a game it is.

    I need a new drug.

    For FWIW, I personally, never "invest" anything in a video game. I just play. If over time I get gearz and lootz, cool. If not? cool too.

    After 3.5 years on LOTRO, they opened up new servers. I left all my level capped toons behind and jumped on and started over... Why? Just playing is all.



    I don't take my maxed out characters and stick them in a trophy case like some gamers do.


    Leaving a game is EASY... it's staying that's hard.
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    Gear progression in the end game. It is nice to get new cool things to put on, but if you have to replace them too often it almost seems pointless and cheap. What I mean is that it seems like an old system from a very limited game that couldn't make it so you don't have to change gear every so often.

    Professions being almost pointless while leveling. When you can craft weapons and other gear that are no better then what you get from questing, then what is the point?

    Zones being linear. I like the option of having a choice as to where I level.

    Zones and towns being too static

    Mobs that are mindless and not doing what the quest text says they were doing, but instead are walking around like zombies ready to munch your face off.

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    Burnout. Six years of WoW gets really old after a while, but the one thing that sustains it is the guild. Once that dies (which it did, 6 months ago) I went into semi-laying state, and finally quit for good after not finding a new guild.

    Thoroughly against a *cross-server* dungeon finder.

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    Default Why I quit these mmo's after investing a lot of time

    Star Wars Galaxies: NGE nuff said

    Aion: Bot central, major grindfest

    Wow: Horrid community, even worse customer service, Cataclysm was a slap in the face. Blizzard not sticking with one philosophy for the game.

    Guild wars: Flat out boredom

    Warhammer: Buggiest game I have ever played, only game I've ever played where the game and servers crashed all the time.
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    1) Lack of substantial content additions, via updates or expansions. Playing the same content ad nauseam is usually the primary thing to drive me away.

    2) Lack of character progression post max level, even if it's insignificant things like costumes or achievements.

    3) Botters/sploiters.

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    Not looking at it as an "investment". A lot of people like to get different experiences and staying in a game that starts feeling monotonous "just because" is kind of weird to me. I like variety and don't get too attached to video games, I guess..

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    WoW: Is he really going to explain this encounter again? ****ing mouthbreathers. Why do I waste my time raiding with these idiots for gear that's only good for more raiding?
    TR: Grind grind grind AND lose money?
    DDO: Is this all there is? Feels like a Bioware game without a story and where I can't control the camera.
    EVE: Nothing nothing nothing nothing... nothing? Nothing! Nothing... oh****podded.
    AoC: Hey, finally a game focused on world PvP! Wait, the world is split into 100-man instances. Well, at least there's no raiding gear grind-- err, spoke too soon.
    WAR: Wow, this is a fun game; we're about to get that fortress-- ooh, server crashed. Again. Okay, what is there to do besides siege fortresses? Orite, raid.
    APB: Hahahahaha! Just ran over that punk. This is actually kind of a fun game; I hope it lasts-- Whoops.
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