Once you've had your share of the cake, the sentimentality — the aftertaste, if you will — is enough to keep you in touch for an indefinite amount of time. I don't know if it's objectively justified to say Gaia's updates have been diminished in impact on the users, but it sure feels that way to me now. It's not a bad thing; I'm neutral and passive regarding most of the crud and healthily enthused by the occasional event. Pretty much win-win; I neither need to keep my interest up, nor be kept very interested. I'll just fade out when the time comes, I reckon.
Items, mostly. There are times when I get bored, so I just take a break. I still log on everyday to check things out, but I'm not active. I really don't think I'd ever completely leave. The longest I've ever gone without doing anything on Gaia was a month. All of the work I've put into this account keeps me from leaving entirely.
I'm kind of on and off right now. I'll probably come back once an actual event thread gets put up, because right now the GCD is filled with a bunch of threads that really don't belong here, and it's kind of annoying.
I spend quite a lot of time on Gaia it's true. And I do occasionally find myself getting bored of it from time to time. Usually during these times is when I simply stop and find something else to do. A different site, maybe play a game or just, do something else that doesn't require me sitting in the same room. XDD Eventually, and it doesn't take very long, I'll get back into Gaia and be in it more.
Recently I've got something that keeps me occupied though that keeps me coming back. biggrin And that's the Aekea Guild I'm in. ouo Only a handful of the people who joined are active so I come back every day hoping to see it come to life more. ouo So right now that's what keeps me entertained more. biggrin Odd too cause I didn't used to be a Guilds person. Before the Guild I honestly don't know why I kept coming back. XDD Things to read, dressing up my avie, Interacting with other people from time to time. I dunno. XD
I come and go every few weeks.I think what still draws me to the site are the items and the forums.While I try to come back to gaia for at least every Halloween and Christmas I'm starting to get really annoyed with the way the events unfold and the plot line. Two tragic lovers separated by someone somehow..sounds very familiar.I'm trying to stay interested in other things and flesh out to different parts of the site but it's harder to find time for it now too.
I have to have a week or more break once in a while so I don't get sick of the site. What keeps me coming back after those weeks is curiosity (new items, events happenings etc). I like having my week breaks because I'm really enthusiastic in coming back and I'll definitely put effort in my stay, if that makes sense?
Friends, forums, items, typical stuff. I don't get bored. I actually was trying to go on mini hiatuses when I was getting bored of Gaia. I didn't went into any of them. I just became a little less active, but always logged on. This place is amazing, and can't escape it. Hope someday I can make an amazing long term thread like some do. That would certainly make things more interesting in here for me.