1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hemos actualizado nuestra Política de Privacidad acorde con la nueva RGPD. +Info // We've updated our Privacy Policy to comply with the GDPR. +Info
    Dismiss Notice

What do you do to combat gameplay burnout?

Discussion in 'Access Guide to the Human Sphere' started by Randomcallsign, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Dichotomedes

    Dichotomedes New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2019
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    2
    I'm here because I'm burned out on Warmachine. I'll return to Warmachine when I'm burned out on Infinity. Apparently both games are required to be a lifestyle to be any good at them.
     
    Randomcallsign likes this.
  2. BigBadFox

    BigBadFox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2018
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    98
    Snipe, Feat, Go. Good old times.

    I can recommend Malifaux and Guild Ball as well.
     
  3. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2017
    Messages:
    809
    Likes Received:
    1,462
    Go play something else, or DO something else other than game for a while.

    Me, I make terrain between games (which can be months for me). A frenzied few months of terrain making followed by a handful of games, then rinse and repeat. This hobby though, for me, has never really been about the "playing" - it's more about the 'making' - the assembling and painting of models and terrain so I'm probably the statistical outlier (I know most of my peers HATE having to build terrain, and more than a few hate painting and/or assembling models.)
     
    FatherKnowsBest and Mahtamori like this.
  4. SmaggTheSmug

    SmaggTheSmug Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2018
    Messages:
    461
    Likes Received:
    691
    Read the rulebooks for different games, paint up some random stuff (like a bunch of goblins or whatever), teach someone else to play and siphon some of their enthusiasm.
     
  5. Randomcallsign

    Randomcallsign Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2018
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    145
    Thanks so much for all the input guys. I've tried to pull back from my schedule of two games a week to try and focus more on community engagement with the new players and hobby time. It seems to have worked and I'm feeling much more enthusiastic about our local tourney at the end of the month. Let's keep the discussion rolling however. I'm sure we could all use a reminder of these techniques from time to time.
     
  6. daboarder

    daboarder Force One Commander
    Warcor

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2017
    Messages:
    3,463
    Likes Received:
    5,037
    New project.


    Typically for me when im bruned out from playing ill plan something new in terms of gameplay or switch up faction. Or go on a painting spree.

    Recently picked up another game though for some.fun fantasy rank and flank when i need a break.
     
    TheDiceAbide likes this.
  7. TheDiceAbide

    TheDiceAbide Thank you for your compliance.
    Warcor

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    1,964
    I usually build a new table of terrain. By the time I’m done I’m ready to get some games in, and have a new table to play on too!

    I also toy with playing other games, but don’t really have the time to get into a totally different system. Painting a few models and reading the rules for other games is often enough to send me running back towards Infinity, haha.
     
  8. siri

    siri Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    52
    Play some Blood bowl on PC and When you play infinity again will feel the luckiest man in the universe !
     
    Skjarr and TheDiceAbide like this.
  9. TheDiceAbide

    TheDiceAbide Thank you for your compliance.
    Warcor

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    1,964
    If you're the kind of person who gets salty over bad dice, DO NOT play Blood Bowl, hahaha.
     
    Abrilete and siri like this.
  10. SmaggTheSmug

    SmaggTheSmug Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2018
    Messages:
    461
    Likes Received:
    691
    A good suggestion from Bostria: play Aristeia! instead.
     
    Barrogh and TheDiceAbide like this.
  11. TheDiceAbide

    TheDiceAbide Thank you for your compliance.
    Warcor

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    1,964
    That’s a decent suggestion. It scratches the gaming itch, but is fresh and different, and much less of a time commitment.