FOMOE (Fear of Missing out on Essen)
Blog by Jason
Essen Spiel has concluded and everyone is now starting to post all of their obligatory "haul" pics. I have been seeing people with piles and piles of games. That gets me wondering...do people that go to this con only to acquire games and if so have they been saving up for the entire year for this? I have had the privilege of going to Origins for the past three years and Pax Unplugged in 2017 and when I was there I was unable to buy this many games that I am seeing on these posts from Essen. I would have loved to bought this many games but bills and other responsibilities kept this from becoming a possibility. I guess this is more about my jealousy of not being able to buy this many games than it is about the people who do buy this many games. Someday I will have the opportunity to go to Essen and buy so many games that I have to wonder how I am going to get the back to America. First world problems, for sure.