This weekend I didn’t log into WoW at all.
Admittedly, I’m really busy these days. Three kids with various activities, family birthday parties, cooking, cleaning a house, and work that I bring home all take their toll on my free time.
That aside, I did have a couple of hours Sunday evening to log in, and I chose not to. I elected to relax at home with my wife rather than relax in Draenor.
Is that the beginning of WoW burnout?
The one thing that really makes me question whether I am burned out is a single task I have yet to accomplish. I have yet to unlock the Level 3 Fishing Shack. In past expansions, this is the kind of thing I would have been all over like a bee on honey. I never minded grindy tasks if they had a specific and desirable goal at the end. Plus, I have always had a love for fishing in the game. I was the first person I knew to get the Salty title, back in the day.
These days I can’t really motivate myself to go out and catch a few hundred fish. I’m only logging on for an hour at a time, except on raid nights, and looking for short-time activities rather than long-term goals.
Is this the first stage of burnout?