Slow day at work today and I'm in one of my nostalgic moods today, so I went through some of my old blog posts from a few years ago. Right away I noticed that most of the people commenting aren't around anymore. In fact, a LOT of people I gamed with over the years aren't around anymore. They either quit achievement hunting, quit the site, seldom get on and play casually, or just stopped gaming altogether.
What happened? Where did you all go? I know some transitioned to the PS4 and never looked back, but beyond that I can't put a finger on why over the last 2 years or so nearly everyone I gamed with just dropped off a cliff. You don't even see the sappy "farewell, but not really" blogs anymore. They just...disappear.
I'm not even around as much as I would like. My life is so different now than it was just a few years ago I wouldn't even recognize myself. Went from living a small condo to a huge house, moved from FL to VA, college to full time work, single to engaged, an old cat (RIP, still miss you) to 3 big dogs, birds, reptiles, fish, and god knows what other critters this woman brings into the house
Most days I'm lucky to get an hour or 2 to myself and it's only if she goes to bed early. I love her to death and would be devastated if we split up, but damn would it be nice to get some consistent alone time. MP gaming and boosting has just become a colossal headache at this point, so I've been trying to avoid anything that can't be done by myself or in a small session or 2.
Sorry Gears 4, maybe if I'm divorced some day!
I guess we all move on at some point as our lives change, but I'm just not there yet and may never be. I've been gaming since I was 2 and its shaped so much of who I am. I can't picture life without it, even if it just makes up a few hours a week.
So for those of my friends that are left, is there anyone who doesn't get on as much or at all that you miss gaming with?
To good friends, past, present, and future.