Maybe Battle for Azeroth isn't the worst thing in the world. I honestly feel like I can't tell on these things anymore. I'm definitely not feeling joy when I play, which seems to disqualify it from the description of "great".
I've definitely hated World of Warcraft before. I've definitely found it boring. I've even found it to be the culmination of everything I've disliked in a hobby before. I'm definitely not feeling any of that, which seems to disqualify it from the description of "bad".
So what is it? At this point it's something to do, but I have a lot of things I could be doing. We've went over my stupidly large backlog in previous posts, there's no reason I need to spend this much time on one game that I have to pay a subscription for. So what's gripping me to it? At this point, none of my friends or family are really playing the game (although that might change in less than a month with the release of Classic).
It's certainly familiar. In the past year I've moved several states away from friends and family for the first time in 30 years. I've bought a house and fundamentally started a new life. Azeroth, no matter what new lands they add or features they bring out, is fundamentally the same game that I've been playing for about 15 years.
I don't know if that's a very good reason to bring a game. It certainly lacks a sense of mindfulness.
Battle for Azeroth is a very mediocre experience. But I think it was the right experience at the right time.
This is Blaugust 2019 Post #6. I felt like I should probably start labeling these things for whatever reason.