I really enjoyed playing World of Warcraft and Dark Age of Camelot along with the usual array of FPS games as well. That said, you're completely right about the way that they get really repetitive after a while. Not only that, once you reach the maximum level (and the game really starts), you have to pour in ridiculous amounts of time just to be mildly competitive. I've known many other players who denied this but I just can't see it any other way. I reached a point where I was probably playing about 20 hours a week and I thought that was pretty extreme and it somewhat sickened me how much time I spent in that virtual world. Truth is, though, that 20 hours a week doesn't really cut it. If you manage to get into a big guild that does all the big dungeons, it's not uncommon to log in at any time of day to find the heavy-hitters in your guild to be there...always. I swear, some of these people must not eat, shower or work. It disgusted me enough to throw it down and head back to the world of RTS and FPS games where you can actually have a life and still play at a somewhat competitive level.
Concerning your opinion on stale FPS games, I agree there too. New releases have become more of the same with better graphics. I realize there are slight improvements here and there but I also am hoping for something (in the FPS vein) to come along and really grab my attention.
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