The year is ending and so it’s time for a review post. 2019 was an odd year.
What I played a lot:
- World of Warcraft – Retail
- Final Fantasy XIV
- World of Warcraft – Classic
Where I spent a decent amount of time:
- EVE Online
- Borderlands 3
Played a bit:
- Shadowrun Returns
- several Picross titles on mobile, but not really worth mentioning
Gaming expenses in 2019:
- SW:TOR: 3×13 EUR = 39 EUR for subscriptions
- 7×13 EUR + 6×12 EUR = 163 EUR for subscriptions
- 3x 17.50 EUR = 52.50 EUR for discounted server transfers
- 9x 11 EUR for subscriptions = 99 EUR
- 5x 1.40 EUR for retainers = 7 EUR
- 20+35 EUR for expansions = 55 EUR
- EVE Online: 1×11 + 3x 13 EUR = 50 EUR for subscriptions
- GOG: 0 EUR
- Humble: 0 EUR
- Steam: 2,50 EUR for Islanders, it’s really cool
- Epic: 0 EUR
- Got Borderlands 3 for free for buying an AMD Ryzen CPU.
In total that’s 467 EUR in 2019, at 39.66 EUR per month – I think that’s a record expense for me, because I was indeed subscribed to 3 MMOs except in the summer, but the server transfers made up for that. So again sorry to all game creators who don’t happen to be making MMOs 🙁
It seems like a lot, comparing it to the last years, even exceeding 2014’s 450 EUR by a bit, but overall I think it’s still a really good figure for your main hobby, if you exclude upgrading your gaming PC – but I don’t do that very often (this year I did).
Also I could subtract ~26 EUR for prepaying EVE and WoW into January, but I paid this year, so I’ll keep it in.
- Amount of MMO subscription months paid: 29
- Amount of games purchased: 0
- Amount of expansions bought: 2 for FFXIV: ShB + SB (actually, 3, but SB included HW)
- Amount of money for ingame/services stuff: 60 EUR
- Amount of games I got for free and played a lot: 1 (Borderlands 3)
- Amount of games I got for free and didn’t play at all: ~10? (mostly Epic Store)
Yeah, this was an odd year I guess.
A final look at my wishlist/winter sales didn’t bring any surprises. There are a few games I might like, but right now I can’t think of anything that gets me really excited, except the new SW:TOR expansion, which I haven’t checked out yet. So I don’t think I will buy anything, as I don’t see myself playing anything in the near future.