A few years ago, Sideshow and I bought a treadmill. At the time, we were trying to go to the gym on a regular basis to work out. Like lots of great plans, it worked for awhile, but then trailed off. Mostly due to the extra time it took to get there and back. Solution: buy a treadmill for home. I don't have anything against treadmills and used it almost every trip to the gym… so why not have one at home to use to fill in the gaps between our trips there?
We bought it and used it for a bit.
Now it sits in the basement, unused. Why? Well, the environment is not conducive.
I get the treadmill effect with some games. At this point, I'd say Aion was my treadmill MMO. Once my workout buddy stopped playing, it was hard to keep my interest. Then there's the grind. Sure, I've said time and time again that putting seemingly mundane and repetitious tasks into game form and I love 'em.
But the environment wasn't quite right.
So Aion, much like my treadmill, sat unused for a lengthy period of time. All the while I kept telling myself I should get back in there.
But I didn't. My account expired a few weeks ago.
I didn't quit because I disliked it or because of World of Warcraft (which I haven't logged into for a few weeks either).
Much like my treadmill – I enjoyed it when the environment was conducive.
I could start using either one again at anytime.
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