"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me right back in again"-sign spotted in the stands of Fenway Park during game 5 of the 2004 ALCS
I started playing FFXI at the NA release, and played up until a couple years ago. I was all done. Never going back. Uh-uh. No friggin' way. But I still had a jones for MMO's so I tried joining the heard and played WoW for a few months. Not bad, but lacked a certain...epic quality that I had come to expect. And man, was this easy...level 35 in about a month, and that's playing casualy.
Then I tried Eve. Interesting, but a steep learning curve to the PVP stuff, and not very...personal or again, epic. I've moved on to City of Heroes, which is fun, but I've prety much solo'd my way to level 40, and instead of getting more difficult, it's getting easier.
I heard about Star Wars: Old Republic and figgured that was it....that would be the game that brought back my love of MMO's. Bioware knows how to tell an epic story, and I love KotOR, so sign me u....
What? FFXIV?? But I HATE FFXI. FIghting crabs on a beach until the end of time...now way....
Then I remembered:
The first time I claimed Leaping Lizzy...what an adrenalin rush.
The terrifying, yet ultimatly satisfying first run to Jueno.
Getting my RNG AF3 hat solo, and running out of Castle O. with 30 of those **** dirty birds chasing me.
The first time I saw Sky.
Beating CoP (pre-nerf)
Hitting level 75.
Crap...I realized no matter how frustrating it was, and how much I hated LFP for hours on end and not being able to solo, that I've never had as much fun on an MMO as I did in FFXI.
So yeah, I'm back. They are saying all the right things. Against my better judgement I'm going to pick it up on release and start again.
I hope I have as much fun as last time :)
Level 75 Ranger (retired)
Edited, Jun 10th 2009 6:31pm by Zherr