I think I am done with Armored Warfare.
I can't say for sure if all I need another break from the game (at least this time I am giving all of you a heads up, not just an unannounced and sudden departure), or if the on/off over these last few years have finally caught up with me (again even).
For the past while, I would wake up way too early, or race home from wherever I was and try to squeeze the most out of the game, from a battle or two, up to nearly a whole waking day on binge gaming. That's just not healthy, by any measure.
Also, a lot of that time was wasted on waiting for a favorable map and/or tier to battle it out.
I guess the turning point came now, a little over a week into this new year. I looked at how much time I have invested, the items won, collect and earned and the overall progress I made and all the goals I would have yet to attain. I have no regrets about the real world money I have spent, since it supported my habit up to this point, but I don't really feel any sense of accomplishment and loading up, queuing and battling it out feels more like a chore that has to be attempted or completed.
This isn't this first time or game this feeling has happened, World of Warplanes was a title I was deeply immersed in for a long time and I walked away from it, never looking back.
This blog was built on my self-introduction to Armored Warfare and two other tank genre games (World of Tanks and War Thunder, both I haven't played in years) just a touch over 4 years ago and I think it's time to switch my addiction to a genre I still feel good while playing and only recently started talking about again....
For now (and the foreseeable future), I am trading battles on tracks for....battles on tracks.
If you want to join me for the ride, check it out here https://behindthewheelgaming.blogspot.com/