I also have a lot of free time at work that I spend reading sites and blogs. In that time I decide what I am going to do and the most effective way to do it. That makes getting all the things done in game that can be done solo a lot easier for me. So my 4 hours will go much further than another persons 4 hours because I plan my time out ahead of time to get the most out of it.
Removed Long Post
I had wrote this long post about the role WoW filled in my life when I started playing it and the reason I still play even though I am bored with it. After thinking about it I figured that it can really be summed up a lot faster then some long post and get back to answering the question sooner.
I used to be a drinker, you know the 7 day a week type. I quit drinking and a few months later started playing WoW. WoW just became my new addiction. So instead of spending 4 hours a night at the bar I spend it playing WoW.
Over all, I think I can say I traded up. I save 100 bucks a night I would spend at the bar. My relationship has gotten a lot better since I am not drinking all the time. My health has gotten better from not drinking. No more hangovers. Etc. So all things being equal, WoW being my new addiction was a huge positive for me. I wonder how many people can actually say that?
Why do I bring that up? Well, it is because my addictive personally is probably the reason I do all the solo achievements in the most time efficient manner as soon as I am capable of doing them. I do them because I need to do them, my addiction feeds that thought to me in my subconscious.
It is a character flaw perhaps. Some people might call it a strength and label it dedication toward a goal. I do not read that much into it. I just think about it as I want to do something and I hate wasting time. Either way, it is that addictive personality that is why I am basically done with the solo stuff already and have been for about a month.
Maybe that explains why I get bored so easily. Either way, it was a little about me, the person behind the grumpy elf. Might explain why I am grumpy too. I get grumpy when I feel as if I am wasting time that could be put to better use allotted elsewhere.
Who am I kidding. I just like being grumpy. It is a lot more fun to complain about things.