If you’ve been following Full Spectrum for a bit–and On the Crapper before–you’re likely aware of my issue with Dota 2. I say “issue” like I had an addiction; maybe I did. But as of a few days ago I’m free of Dota 2.
After 948 hours I decided it was time to stop. I’d told myself, ‘Oh it’s cool. Just keep it around, you’re having fun, just play a match here and there.’ Trouble was I wasn’t playing ‘a match’. I rarely would ever play just one when I’d boot Dota 2 up. I’d play two, four, or even more. Not a big issue, but I wasn’t playing anything else. I was able to stop for a spell when I was playing Deus Ex: HR, but after that first article it was back to Dota 2. I couldn’t seem to stop playing it. Even though I told myself, ‘I’ve got all these other games. I’ll play them soon!’ ”Soon” never came.
Look at all those games I’ve got! Many I’ve hardly touched. That had to change. That–in theory–should be easier now with Dota 2 gone. And when I say “gone” I mean that. I gave all my items away, every last one. I went a step further and deleted the game off my PC. Sure I can install it again, but I’ll have none of my items. Again, that doesn’t stop me from playing if I really wanted to. Yet my thinking is that without the game ready to play at the hit of a button and no items left, my desire will be greatly reduced. Thus far it seems to be working.
What am I going to play right now after I finished popping out a few more words here? I’m in the mood for something brutal. No, not Brutal Legend. I think I’ll play this…
Do you struggle with any games like I did with Dota 2? Maybe TF2 or WoW? Maybe something else entirely?