Because I think it will be interesting, I continue to track my personal gaming spending, or lack thereof. I could have sworn I posted this once but I cannot find such a post. You expect different from an accountant ?
In the old days, my unmarried irresponsible youth, I spent hundreds of dollars on computer games, as well as tons on hardware. So far, 2012 has seen some remarkable austerity in game money spent.
- Jan 2012 – $15 EQ2.
- Feb 2012 – $15 EQ2.
- Mar 2012 – Zero.
I’ve got plenty to spend, but not a lot of motivation.
I will probably be buying gold again in World of Tanks sometime in April. Premium account is the only thing motivating me, but it’s a strange beast; a full month premium also induces the “Must extract maximum value” impulse which then turns me into a machine, and starts sucking the fun out of the game. The one-day premium, when I know I’ll have a day to game, minimizes this impulse. The trick is the full month of premium is a good value – 30 days for 2,500 versus one day for 250.
There is no reason to pay for Star Trek Online since I only log in occasionally and run my duty officers. The Secret World is due out in June, and I’m simply not motivated to check out SWTOR.
Financially, a great time to game, soooooo many free options.