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How do you all bounce back when the game wears on you? Been having a hard time finding motivation to play. My favorite ships feel more like work then entertainment. 

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I normally play and finish some single player game in my steam library. In the meantime I read up on the game, new additions and changes that may attract me. Then I play a few battles to see for myself. If Im interested I stay, if not I go back to step 1. 

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Hey look! It's sort of a "I'm quitting" thread! :cap_happy:

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I took a week off and came here to the forums everyday till I got motivated to return and see the B.S. Live

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You take breaks from the game or change things up.

 

From December 2015, I took around a 6 month break, came back.  I've taken days, weeks, even a 1 month break here and there despite returning.  I was doing other things, playing other games.  Either that, or drastically change your mode of play or something.  I have about as much battles as you.  Practically all of it is Randoms.  But about a month or so ago, I had just gotten tired of it all in PVP and have been relaxing a bit in Co-op and Operations.  I'm careful though about staying there exclusively because I caught myself with some bad habits creeping in, which means big trouble in PVP :Smile_teethhappy:  I ran into people I know in the boards in Co-op asking me what the hell I was doing in there instead of PVP.  "Are you alright?" :Smile_popcorn:

 

Kind of like "familiarity breeds contempt."  Sometimes you need to get away for a bit, do something differently, then come back fresh.

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Clan Battles are all the motivation I need. The struggle of it... the camaraderie it builds... the elation of success and the frustration of failures.

 

Rando's are a boring/relaxing interlude between seasons. And for getting legendary mods.

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If I get annoyed or salty enough, I go on hiatus for a bit.

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Grab your favourite Tier 2 ship from days of yore and jump into co-op.

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Watch some u tube after 1 game, read the forums, read other things, have another game, go play another game, do some gardening, so many things you can do.

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11 minutes ago, STOGGYRETURNS said:

How do you all bounce back when the game wears on you? Been having a hard time finding motivation to play. My favorite ships feel more like work then entertainment. 

I stop playing the game for a while and play another game.  If I play one game too long I get burned out.  I don't like getting burned out.  Or I go outside and work on my other projects.

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11 minutes ago, STOGGYRETURNS said:

How do you all bounce back when the game wears on you? Been having a hard time finding motivation to play. My favorite ships feel more like work then entertainment. 

When you're not motivated to play, don't play.

Come back and play when you're motivated again.

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Stop playing for a time.

Played some other games that are wildly different (eg Warframe) and then something will eventually pull me back into the game.

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Just now, Kuckoo said:

When you're not motivated to play, don't play.

Come back and play when you're motivated again.

Yeah I hear that. 

Just now, Jumarka said:

Stop playing for a time.

Played some other games that are wildly different (eg Warframe) and then something will eventually pull me back into the game.

Yeah maybe it is time to go "build a colony" or get some RTS gameplay in. Something.... I am not feeling anything new out. it is all franchise crap or perma incomplete. So I'll have to go old school. 

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Some games are just too much of a struggle so theres no fun.   And sometimes its just MM and RNG working against you at that time.  Maybe the alighnment of the starts....

When that happens I get my Dresden with 12 pt captain and pound away and usually win top place most of the time.  It's even funnier when MM creates a battle of 4x4 for a quick meal so to speak!

WOWs is a game where you love it or hate it depending on the outcome and expectation at that time.  Lapse of time helps then get back into it. 

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8 minutes ago, Spartias said:

Clan Battles are all the motivation I need. The struggle of it... the camaraderie it builds... the elation of success and the frustration of failures.

 

Rando's are a boring/relaxing interlude between seasons. And for getting legendary mods.

Not me mate!! Has been a total s**t show and my clan wants nothing to do with it. So abroad I will have to look if I wish for entertainment again. This game isn't changing anytime soon :)  

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1 minute ago, STOGGYRETURNS said:

Yeah maybe it is time to go "build a colony" or get some RTS gameplay in. Something.... I am not feeling anything new out. it is all franchise crap or perma incomplete. So I'll have to go old school. 

I took the time off to explore some old games that never had the chance of playing.

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8 minutes ago, CriMiNaL__ said:

Watch some u tube after 1 game, read the forums, read other things, have another game, go play another game, do some gardening, so many things you can do.

Been doing that a lot lately. I am disabled so actually that list is very limited for me. 

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2 minutes ago, STOGGYRETURNS said:

Been doing that a lot lately. I am disabled so actually that list is very limited for me. 

If you haven't done so watch The Expanse, or Colony or Salvation

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20 minutes ago, Vangm94 said:

Hey look! It's sort of a "I'm quitting" thread! :cap_happy:

More of a "I need new ways to look at this game" to have a desire to play it. I am 35 now not 15. Motivation to game doesn't come as naturally as it used to. 

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Just now, STOGGYRETURNS said:

More of a "I need new ways to look at this game" to have a desire to play it. I am 35 now 15. Motivation to game doesn't come as naturally as it used to. 

Pretty much

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1 minute ago, CriMiNaL__ said:

If you haven't done so watch The Expanse, or Colony or Salvation

I'm more into satirical comedy. When other people complain about their problems in such a flamboyant way it makes me think less about my own physical issues. 

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18 minutes ago, STOGGYRETURNS said:

How do you all bounce back when the game wears on you? Been having a hard time finding motivation to play. My favorite ships feel more like work then entertainment. 

From the Steam Summer Sale (I already have a huge back log of games but here are some I've actually been playing):

Slay the Spire, I usually don't buy early access games but it's really addictive.

X-COM 2 War of the Chosen expansion (it's basically a new game and awesome).

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed edition. Basically Star Trek meets FTL meets Masters of Orion kindof

Hunniepop but I already [edited] most of the girls so nearly completed (Mirror and Hell Girls were better).

Prime World Defenders, highly underrated and abandoned tower defense/card game

Others but less so ...

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, w4spl3g said:

From the Steam Summer Sale (I already have a huge back log of games but here are some I've actually been playing):

Slay the Spire, I usually don't buy early access games but it's really addictive.

X-COM 2 War of the Chosen expansion (it's basically a new game and awesome).

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed edition. Basically Star Trek meets FTL meets Masters of Orion kindof

Hunniepop but I already [edited] most of the girls so nearly completed (Mirror and Hell Girls were better).

Prime World Defenders, highly underrated and abandoned tower defense/card game

Others but less so ...

It has been ages since I checked out the steam store. Mostly cause of the early release trend being so FUBAR but I'll give it a good looking over to see if I can find something to float my boat. 

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Binge on Netflix. Get the Humble bundle monthly ( cheap subscription for bundles of monthly games)

I find i have to take a break from playing this game and do something else otherwise it feels punishing. Specially solo matches in randoms lately, i do however keep coming back. I run OPS to grind ships and avoid burning out.

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