How Do You Know When It's Time to Stop Playing Skyrim?

We all know that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a vast open-world game with the potential to keep players exploring new content until they grow old and gray. What commenter klip_twings wants to know in today's Speak Up on Kotaku is when do you stop?

How do you know when it's time to end Skyrim?

A couple days ago, I was reading a commenter here lamenting about the end of Skyward Sword — how they knew the end was inevitable, but they just couldn't help welling up with tears as the credits rolled...

But that's just not going to happen with Skyrim.

What's more likely (for me) is that I will play the game until I'm downright SICK of it, and keep playing it until I finally delete it from my HD with a flip of my middle finger. But that's a poor note to end the game on.

I'm still enjoying it. Loving it? Nah, I feel like I've seen most of what it has to offer. But I'm still curious, and not ready to put it to rest.

When do you know it's time to put this game to rest?

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