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    How you counter the Burn Out?

    After 5 years of burning the midnight oil on Azeroth I'm starting to fuel burned out and i was wondering how do you guys counter this?

    Do you just quit playing at all or there is another way which have worked for you to get a little "out" and get back into the game renewed.

    I really don't want to get out entirely, i do have that sense of been missing something big when I'm not around (I'm sure there is a name for that condition) but i think there will be a way of detaching myself.

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    I just do other things for a while. If you're getting burnt out, do something different, either in game or out. Start a new alt, level an old one, intentionally forgo your routines. I think a big part of the problem is routines start to feel like requirements and that fuels the burnout. Don't do them for a while and then pick up the things you want to do, rather than those you feel you have to do.

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    Agree with Calianna - do something different, in or out. Recently, I became a little tired of the same old routine I was following, so I picked up the Hero's Call quest in SW, and started questing in Twilight Highlands. ;-)
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    Alot of times you can combat WoW burnout by doing anything but WoW. Last time I hit that rut, I had a fresh toon hit Act 5 in D2. Or I work on SC2 achievements (I just need the hard mode All-In to have the campaign achievements complete... and a way to not throw my laptop playing said mission!)

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    It is funny, but I think the AH is exacly what keeps me from burning out. I like to move from one thing to another and being locked into a routine bugs me a bit. Sure I have somewhat of a routine I follow, but when I get a gold idea I like to run with it, milk it and then dump it for the next guy while i figure out another new one. Its the thrill of figuring out new ways that excites me more then raiding at this point. I just wonder if I should be playing the rl stock market instead.
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    Usually, I choose to do something else while only playing the absolute minimum time (i.e. 1x posting/1x buying per day).
    That way, I'll earn money, be up to date but at the same time don't spend more than perhaps 30min a day in the World of Warcraft.

    As for the "something else", there's plenty to do anyway.
    Often I'm so busy with those things that I have to "force" myself to craft items, read ingame news or do daily quests, since I'd rather pursue other activities.

    Either way, you'll have to memorise that it's all just a game. You can quit any time, and your ingame money will not decrease; even if you're not making more gold all the time.
    You could come back after 2 years and would probably still be rich, so what?
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