Playing Black Desert Online casually is still working for me. I have too many balls in the air for much more. In the past, I've tried returning to World of Warcraft casually when I'm in between games but it never lasts more than a couple of months - tops. I'm hoping this will be different. Until Star Citizen has considerably more game mechanics available, there isn't enough to do on a regular basis without risking burn out. Right now, I'm having a lot of fun playing the content creation game. I'm learning about planned mechanics, the various ships and more importantly, lots of lore from doing my Casual Citizen series.
Finally put a cheap saddle on my mount
A BDO session during the week is an hour or less. Often I have to bail at the 30 minute mark. I like that there are enough activities available that I can achieve something in so short a time. During my shorter sessions I'll do quest turn-ins, node management, inventory management and put items for sale on the auction house. I want to add fishing and cooking for those occasions but I haven't had the time to invest in getting started in either yet.
For longer play sessions I explore, grind mobs that drop materials to use or sell and do quests. I'm still picky with the quests. If they seem annoying or tedious I don't accept them. The in-game map + NPC finder + auto travel simplifies pinpointing exactly where you need to go AND it takes you there. This eliminates wasting time when you don't have it to spare or explore.
Since I'm not doing nearly as many quests as the game expects, I don't have many contribution points to spend on nodes. Consequently, I withdraw them from a zone when I've out leveled it and apply it toward the zones the game is leading me toward. The only reason I care about investing in nodes is that they improve your loot tables when questing in an area and reduce auction house fees. As a class AOEs like a boss and a player who doesn't mind stopping to grind while out exploring, improved loot tables is great. As expected, "green" armor and weapons sell very well on the auction house and I feel like I get a fair bit of them.
The BDO map is really amazing. I'm always noticing something new. I recently noticed that it shows my workers moving and farming!! Initially, I thought they were random animations. It reminds me of a Kingdom of Keflings. It's also previewing stuff you personally should go do on the map while you're waiting for the game to load. Cool beans. I bet the average player doesn't realize it yet because there's so much damn stuff on the map. It wasn't until I started removing icons less used ones that I finally noticed what was important. Yep. Cool beans and TGIF!