I knew this day would happen eventually. I’ve had a good run in The Division, but all good things must eventually end.
I’ve been playing The Division since the day it released. I’ve been through its highs and lows. If any of you were around during patch 1.3 you know what I’m talking about here. The Division is like Diablo with guns. It’s fantastic and I’ve gotten 275 great hours out of it and, more importantly, some sweet, sweet loot. The latest patch made The Division the game it was always supposed to be. We have gear sets, exotic weapons, a great endgame, and a sequel on the way! That last part is the reason why I’m leaving The Division. I feel like The Division has peaked and there’s honestly nothing left for me to do. I’m not a PVP player so I don’t bother going into the Dark Zone that much and I’ve gotten every mask that I wanted and gear set in the game. So what is left for me to do? I can still run daily missions, help my friends out, and play with my wife, but she already quit playing and moved on to other things. By other things I mean she went back to Warframe.
Quitting The Division doesn’t mean I think it’s a bad game. I know every time I write one of these it’s usually because I don’t like something. The last time I wrote one of these was two years ago and it was in Black Desert. I’m not leaving The Division on bad terms like I did with BDO. I really love this game, but I’ve noticed that I don’t even bother to log in anymore. Shortly before I started writing this I deleted The Division from my PC. I’ve always had it on my PC because I’ve never spent too much time away from it. I know my hours pale in comparison to some of you out there, but the fact that I thought this game was good enough to give it almost 300 hours of my life means something to me. The only thing left for me to do in this game is wait for global events to happen, but what’s the point when I’ve already gotten all of the rewards I could possibly get from them with the exception of a few ugly masks? That’s not me hating on The Division. I’m just being honest. It’s time for me to move on and wait for The Division 2. That’s really the only game I can see myself jumping into after this one unless Anthem decides to release first.
I’m not done writing about The Division though. Far from it. Since I’m done playing it I plan on writing a detailed beginners guide to level 30 and a guide for all of the end game stuff. I know plenty of people that are curious about this game and I want to use my knowledge to help bring some new players to it. I might also do some build guides, but I haven’t decided on that one yet. I honestly don’t know if this is goodbye forever for this game. I do not that it’s goodbye for now and I that I really enjoyed the 270+ hours I put into it. If my wife decides that she wants to start playing again then I’ll most likely join her. If you’re trying to decide whether now is a good time to start playing this game I say absolutely! You’re getting the complete experience and won’t have to live through the nightmare that us long time players have. This is the perfect time to play The Division and I recommend that you do if you’re into third person shooters.
Have you ever played The Division? Are you still playing it or did you quit too? What was your reason for leaving if you did?