I get what you mean.I seem to be immune to the lure of MMORPG games. I tried WoW out in a free private server and it didn't keep me addicted. After a couple of days, I stopped. Seems like video games doesn't have the same appeal for me as before for some weird reason.
Oh don't get me wrong, I'm not saying WOW is UNenjoyable.Very true, but I find WOW to be entertaining enough to keep playing, so... I shall.
Clearly I've been in college too long if I post phrases like 'phenomenology of gaming joy'.
I used to play, even got the expansion the midnight it was released, then about a week into playing the expansion. I suddenly and uncontrollably lost interest, and went back to drawing and reading comics.
Part of me kinda got distracted by my original geek loves, the other part is too busy drooling over Warhammer Online.
I gave up on Mythic after Trials of Atlantis in Dark Age of Camelot. DAoC was probably the best MMO I've played outside of WoW, but I lost too much faith in them to give them another chance.