I’m curious about how people decide what games to play, and once you decide what games to play, how do you decide what to work on especially if you’re prone to alts.
For myself? I tend to decide what game I want to play based on my mood. Nothing very fancy about it, I’ll lean this way or that about a game. I’m pretty easily influenced, and if a large portion of my friends seem to be having fun in one game I’ll gravitate over there to check things out. If I’m in a quiet mood I tend to stick to sandbox games where I can just do my own thing, or single player games. That’s how I prefer to relax.
As for what I decide to do in game, it really depends on the game. I tend to do my dailies, or “chores” when it comes to sandbox games like Wurm Online (tending to my fields, my animals, etc). Once that’s done I’ll decide whether I want to craft or explore, or maybe do dungeons or raids. Again it depends on the game and just how much there is to ‘do’ in it. Single player are a bit easier, at least the game has a progression to follow to ‘complete’ it, but there’s still decisions to be made.
Do you find yourself sticking to games that you’re paying for via subscription or do you constantly wander? Are you personally swayed by what others are playing or do you march to your own tune? Are alts constantly vying for your attention? Let me know in comments!