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Return or Retire?

RodhelRodhel Posts: 40Member
Played for quite a bit around this time last year. At that point I had quit city / house and changed class before life had a meltdown and I couldn't play anymore.

Been thinking about coming back - have been checking in every few days - but I'm not sure whether I should just retire and start over or try and pick up the pieces? Anyone who has done this recently and may have some advice? I guess I could just start talking to people and settle in somewhere else?

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  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormPosts: 2,521Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Start a new character with a new class in a new city. If you enjoy it, keep it. If not, burn it, try another. You only get one life, enjoy it.

    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."
  • OmorOmor Posts: 756Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Retiring makes you lose 25% of the credits you've purchased. I think, might be 50%. So, if you can, I'd recommend returning over retiring.
    Omor Ceberek - Targossas

    got gud
    Liyane
  • NazihkNazihk Posts: 667Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Unless your meltdown was absolutely spectacularly over the top in a "people still post the log of it" kind of way, the odds are that nobody cares anymore. Probably nobody remembers it. 

    You'd probably be perfectly fine with just keeping this guy instead of burning half your credit value on a retirement.
  • RodhelRodhel Posts: 40Member
    Nah, it was a RL meltdown that meant I had to stop playing. Bad timing tho as I had just started switching cities/houses etc so ended up rudderless. All good tho, I think you're right about saving all the credit investment.
  • NataliiaNataliia Posts: 305Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Honestly it's about having fun. If you feel like your current character is something you could slip back into the skin (or fur or scales or whatever) of, go for it! If you start playing and it just continues to be awkward and you aren't feelin' it, then maybe starting over is the best answer. I had characters that I'd spent a ton of money on that I hadn't played in ages, tried to play again, but could just never quite get back into that wound up a better option as retirement value despite the loss that I could put toward a new character I had the potential to actually enjoy. Maybe take into account if you want to be the same class and race and all that as well, because if you're just going to change things and take a hit anyway on lessons or what have you, then it still might be better to scrap it and start from ground zero (with a nice cushion from retirement credits).
  • MilabarMilabar Posts: 46Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I came back after a year or two this time,  and I set a goal,  get to dragon cause I've been slacking off at 91 for 6-7 years.  And I stick to that.  

    I've recently started rp towards my goddess faith and that's helped me stay rather then retire and start a new myself.  

    Just ways I've stuck to the main and haven't retired myself and examples of ways it can work to come back after hitting that bottom :)

    Good luck either way and welcome back
    JaydenShirszae
  • AileaAilea Posts: 87Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    After retiring my previous character, I can understand the difficulty of trying to answer this question. Some people are choosing to retire for a fresh start to get away from their previous characters for a myriad of reasons. What I ended up doing personally was making out a pros and cons list, including the situations I was facing insanely. In the end I decided to retire my character and attempt to start fresh. 

    No one can really make this decision, but you. And as it has been mentioned before, playing a game is about having fun. If you're not having fun maybe look at it from a different angle. Retiring is a permanent option. I would strongly recommend taking time to think over it and what would be best for you and your enjoyment. As well as reading over the retirement scroll. 

    Shirszae
  • JinsunJinsun TN, USAPosts: 2,769Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Nazihk said:
    Unless your meltdown was absolutely spectacularly over the top in a "people still post the log of it" kind of way, the odds are that nobody cares anymore. Probably nobody remembers it. 

    You'd probably be perfectly fine with just keeping this guy instead of burning half your credit value on a retirement.
    "sartanic obscenities"
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    Iniar
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