Good luck with college with XIV! I really hope there is casual gaming this time around, cause if not, graduating with decent grades just got that much harder for you. ><
Seriously...I was in my first year of college when FFXI came out and my grades were horrid. Hopefully FFXIV is as casual as SE is leading us to believe because I'll be back in college when it comes out.
Anyway, I'm Yog. Obviously that isn't my real name but simply the name I use in every game I play. The name comes from a barbarian hero in an old strategy game called Heroes of Might and Magic
. I first used it as part of my name Yogtheterrible in Diablo II (happened to be a barbarian). I used the same name in FFXI. In every game after that though I've used just Yog. I'm 23 and, currently, I live in California but most likely will be in Idaho when the game releases.
Honestly, I've been waiting for FFXIV for years. I loved FFXI even though I only was able to play it for six months. In that time I got my RDM to 60 and my DRG to 55. After school was over I was invited into the World of Warcraft beta. I loved it too. I played WoW when it was released but only until Feb of '05. After that I went overseas (Portugal) for two years where I didn't play any games at all.
When I came back in '07 I picked WoW back up and still had a ton of fun but something had changed (whether me or the game) and after about a year I was starting to get tired of it. I tried to get back into FFXI twice (once last year and once this year), remembering the great time I had, but there was also a change there. After playing WoW for a while I got used to the fast gameplay and FFXI became mind-numbingly slow to me. I might have been able to get back into things better but I had to start from scratch as my previous account was gone. I went back to WoW when WotLK came out and had a great time again but after a short time I got bored again. As of right now it's been a few months since I've played any game at all...I've been waiting for the right one.
There are several MMOs out there on the horizon such as Star Trek Online and Star Wars: The Old Republic that show great promise and I've been keeping an eye on them. But I also knew two MMOs had been in the works that, while nothing was known about them, I knew were going to be great. One from SE and the other from Blizzard.
So here we are with FFXIV being announce and now I can't wait to play it. I'll probably be a Hume but if male Mithra are available I might consider it. I really enjoyed RDM and DRG and also BLU (which I started to play when I came back) so hopefully something similar to them are available.