After 4.5 years, 1,500 hours of gameplay and probably couple of hundreds of dollars in investment I uninstalled Heores of the Storm. The game I thought I’ll play until Blizzard turns of its servers and invested hours in mix-maxing - uninstalled. And it feels good, really good.
It’s that the game isn’t good from a gameplay or community perspective, it was just that for me it wasn’t fun anymore: I wasn’t having fun losing, I felt indifferent when winning and regardless of those neutral or negative feelings I kept hitting the ‘Play’ button to get another dose.
These days, gaming is all about relaxing and putting this break between a long day of work and the few free hours I have at the end of the day but above all it should be a fun, positive experience to close out the day and I’m really glad I was able to ask myself the ‘why’ and let go.
I have zero regrets on any of those 1,500 hours of HotS. I met great people through it, it inspired me to get into competitive gaming and I’m most likely be back someday but until then, I’ll see you around.
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