My dear grandma used to love the saying "You need to either shit, or get off the pot." Always loved that saying, but sometimes it's hard. I loved CoA, loved getting back into the world I spent so long and became so invested in, back in the day. It was so cool seeing quests I hadn't before, getting to see old faces I knew and meet new faces. Good times all around.
The problem I had is that as the Honeymoon phase ended, I started to realize the way I wanted to play the game didn't jive with how the setting and the mechanics dictated the game should be played. I tried a few different characters, concepts, even applied for a position. Regardless of the story and cool people around my characters, the mechanics kept distracting me from the awesome parts and slowly burned me out. As I don't want to be that guy and complain, I tried taking some time off. When I came back, the game just didn't do anything for me anymore, the issues I had were still issues for me. Add to it that BattleTech and Pillars of Eternity 2 came out and instead of slugging through a game I was no longer enjoying, I went and played games I knew I would enjoy.
Now it turns out my buddies and I just finished Curse of Strahd and I'll be DMing next and when I'm not playing those other games I'm working on setting Roll20 up to DM.
Long story short, I'm probably done for the foreseeable future. I'm sorry I really am, I wish I could conform to how the setting and mechanics dictate I should play, but I can't. I'd rather say I'm done then drag people's emotions any longer.
Not gonna leave the Discord, so I'll be around if you want to chat, just message me. You all as a crew rock and I enjoyed rekindling my love for NWN, but it's time to move on.
Love you all though!