Well, i've just hit 2000 MR yesterday and I feel like there's nothing to do left, i'm already at the X-02 and the ADFX-01, I have a Galm and Ridgeback emblem along with other strangereal emblems, (Wardog and Strigon emblem on old file) so what do you guys suggest. Retire? Find a reason to fight? Aim for a prize? Reach for the superplanes?
I'm at close to 2200 and honestly have a hard time finding good reasons to play. I think I play mostly because it's been part of my rountine for so long. I couldn't care less about emblems or nicknames, I don't use any of the prize planes anymore, and my 4 main planes are about maxed out (effectively because of price, but not literally). I'm trying to get my main piston plane to lvl 15 (it's currently at lvl 13) and after that I don't really know what I'm going to do. The only time I'm ever really get excited to play anymore is during 6x sorties because of all the credits I can win, but it won't be long until everything is so expensive to upgrade that even that will seem futile/not worth the effort.
I hit 2000 MR (almost 2100) about this time last year. I then went about filling in the rest of my tree, upgrading favorite planes, and completing challenges. Often it meant flying low-tier planes and saw my MR drop all the way back down into the 1700s. Right now, my MR is back to around 1920. Currently the only std. tree planes I lack are the R-101 (have the neucom Sp variant), Fenrir, Varcolac, CFA, Adler, and the B-2 - so, most of the hyper priced stuff.
Like Anon said, much of the time I tend to play simply by inertia because I love the franchise and there aren't other games like this out there. I usually use about 3 supplied fuel a day, and recently went a week without even borthering to sortie once. But it's been months since I took a serious stab at a tournament, or used up a significant portion of my stocked fuel. Today is probably the most I've played in a long time, and that was a single 3-hour session where I still only used up about 10 units of stocked fuel. I have been thinking that I might go for Knight if it comes back again, but of the likely known tournaments on the horizon, none seem worth getting into, unless I hit the lotto jackpot and have the money and time to dump into getting my true favorites upgraded to real useable levels. Want to get a good X-49 up in the air, but I know I don't have the money for that so I haven't even bothered. The latest project I came up with was getting Yellow-4 to lvl 15, but I already have F-22-RP at 13, so it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Would like to take Adler up too, but it's even more expensive than Night Raven, so there's no way taht's happening anytime soon. Can't even think of anything they'll add in the future that will be reasonable, so I fear lvl 20 on my Wyvern might be my last project, finished by summer or late spring.
If you can find a reason, then keep fying. Can always strive for the goal of being absolute best player, always MVP in 4v4 Hard rooms, or some other such goal. Otherwise, sad as it might be, you might be done with this game.
I might go for Mobius2, but that's about it. Two weeks is gonna be grueling, especially with forced sorties having been on constantly for months now, and thorugh this upcoming tournament. Doesn't help I'll be pulling 6 day, 45+ hour work weeks, the two weeks this tournament is running through. Ughh...
Back on topic, it is tournaments like this that pop up for a 2000+ MR player to get some interest in. It's nothing ground breaking by any means, but if it's a plane design or the like that you're intersted in, it gives you something to do.