i was about to make a post like this asking similar thing.
I'm having fun on the new server kinda. at the start i made 5 characters, 4 priests and a main. made a good deed, and placed some more for big plan later. but as as the 2 month prem ran out. i only re activated my new main and FO priest , as i love farming and ranching. want to get to 70 faith to cast on pets. just over 48 now. so i think 2-3 months away without surmons . my main i just build with, and landscape a ton. i started blacksmithing 30 ish now.
But after this as my prem is about to run out again this week. i activated my main on xanadu for 3 months, for the xmas gift. I also have the mark points for a 5th large magic chest or 4th trans Rod. my xanadu deed has all ores already and 4 ships worth of crates of resources. a good small deed for low upkeep.
thought i'd alt tab the 3 of them to skill gain. did so before the new sleep bonus at least.
but now i'm on the fence. i love the new server deed location and it did have a lot of folks in local and in alliance to chat to. but a month has going by i've seen 3-4 people in local. and almost zero allance chat with 20 deeds in it. my xanadu main almost never sees local players either, but the aliance has at least 3-4 on at all times to chat with.
my main 43 body str and 35 or 45 mind logic "5 que actions" i miss a ton. plus all my tools. the idea of grinding al over, to one day join servers and just sail over, why would i need the new characters at that point. i also have priests on xanadu. it kinda seems pointless, except to keep farming and ranching and sell for silver upkeep tot the deeds and wait the 1-3 to 5 yrs till we merg servers. Do i keep building the deeds painfully slowly, waste silver on more tools. or just grind my own tools without casts on them. or just pay upkeep for the years and play my xanadu main , grind the skills i dont have high and enjoy the old times.
i was about to prepay for 3 months on the new main and priest, as i would be able to buy a large magic chests and Rod to use on new server. but stopped to come read the forums and see if others feel the same way, the new frill is over, and the terrifying skill grinding again is not as welcoming as it seemed a few months ago.
i've always been cursed with game jumping and taking breaks. wurm though i always come back to for 3-6 months a year. but already feeling like a break is needed. i love playing games i can alt tab and que actions. i play dual universe and wurm. past 2 months, and summer was satisfactory and wurm. last march wurm and factorio. may-june was just everquest.
burn out always sucks. i know my furture plan to to move my xanadu life to harmony .
had to vent and post this. not sure if any others in the same boat. stuck between both places. not ready to ripe off one of the bandaids...