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Send help, I'm playing WoW again


The first taste is free

I'm not entirely sure how these things happen, but every now and again I'll find myself looking for a more familiar game to pick up. Sometimes it's as simple as a few matches of Overwatch, other times a few rounds of Street Fighter, but on occasion I find myself sucked back into a time-consuming MMO rabbit hole.

It isn't always World of Warcraft. I've spent time playing other MMOs like Final Fantasy XIV, but WoW and I have the most history and when I need some familiarity back in my gaming I find it hard to resist the siren's song. 

This time, in particular, I find myself running a Draenei Paladin from scratch. I couldn't tell you how I managed to download the game and resubscribe without talking myself out of it, but here we are. I've checked in with each of my old characters and even tackled some new content with my Goblin rogue. 

World of Warcraft is a great game. It's also a sickness I need to purge from my body. Send help!

I enjoy mulling around Azeroth as much as the next guy, but it's alarming how quickly you can lose track of yourself when playing games with simple loops like this. I've lost entire days to running dungeons before and I'm doing my best to avoid it this time around.

For now, I'll probably run my new Draenei Paladin when I need to unwind, but I honestly doubt I'll stick with my return to World of Warcraft for very long. As I'm writing this Monster Hunter World has launched and a whole lot more is on the horizon. 

With more games to play, I'm sure I'll be canceling my subscription very soon, however, in the meantime I'd love to hear what games you simply can't quit, whether it's resubbing to a subscription-based game or if it's the seventh copy of Resident Evil 4 you've purchased. Share your gaming addiction in the comments. 

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