I’m new to the forum so if I’m posting something that’s considered “irrelevant” or “inappropriate” then my apologies… Maybe this is not the right time (for a game that doesn’t have a set release date yet) to look for people who fits the description… but I’m wondering if anyone here who will be
1) Playing this game casually (less than 20 – 25 hrs per week, and not considering leveling/item hunting as your #1 priority),
2) Interested in immersing yourself in the world of FFXIV and willing to explore the world just for fun: for example watch sunrise/sunset with friends, ride ferries/airships just for the fun of it, etc
3) Interested in having small group/community of casual players who are dedicated to create a memorable FFXIV experience together.
I played FFXI when it first came out in 2003, but had to quit in 2005 due to job/change of lifestyle, etc… I have finally convinced my wife recently to give FF XIV a try when it comes out, and since she had zero experience in MMO, I want to approach the game in a more casual/slower pace with her…
Ideally I would love to find a group of casual players who are also playing with their spouses and/or boy/girl friends, so we can all start off in the same town and explore/play through FFXIV together. But of course if you are playing this game yourself and is interested in having a memorable FFXIV experience in a casual manner then u definitely are the person that I’m looking for :)
My best FFXI experience back in 03 was playing with a group of Japanese players, with most of them averaging 28-35 years of age (I speak some Japanese and can read kanji, so that helped)… We almost never relied on fast travel (always take ferries/airship) and take every opportunity to enjoy the scenery… we made every level run feel like a fun field trip, as we spent time exploring the area, have “picnic” to chat when there’s no monster around (and when the weather is nice), and is very dedicated to help out others (in getting quests done, etc)
I’m hoping to find a group of players here who are also interested in playing FFXIV the way I described above… so as SE releases more info about the game we can start discussing which race/class that we want to be, and which city/nation/continent that we want to start with, and when the game launches we can all join the server and start enjoy the game together :)
If you are interested please feel free to share your own FFXI experience, how would you like to approach FFXIV, and ideas on how we can make this “casual community” work for the long run. Thanks~!