I am having one of those days at work where all my vendors systems are down for the count.
Being a proactive person and not a reactive one, I call tech support. "We are currently experiencing extremely high call volume. Please try your call again later."
It's the same thing I hear compaints about from everyone in AoC. ( since someone asked the command for GM help is /petition.)
It seems they don't have a whole lot of GM's on the ground right now. So you can put in a request for help and wait for hours with no response. AoC does let you see how many people are in front of you in line. Problem is people are watching themselves be bumped in the que and then suddenly their petition is closed without explanation.
Combine the bad customer service experience with the plethora of patches, updates and nerfs, and many many people did NOT choose to play the game full time. It was fun for a visit, but not somewhere to call home.
I haven't really sat down and played it in a week or so now. I have my own reasons. Mostly that I have real life things to do these days. But still, it got me to thinking today if the new shiny was off of AoC for me. My subscription for the next 30 days will be charged this week. I am not questioning whether or not I am going to continue playing it. No, I still love the game and there is so much to do, but I have been hopping onto DDO a little more.
DDO always draws me back. I can't put my finger on why.
What are your reasons for sticking with your game of choice?
On the office front, my desk is surrounded by file boxes. I actually nodded off at my desk this afternoon. I think all the paper bored me to sleep.