In FFXI, I never care much about crafting. Make my gils in the millions from camping NM and HNM. I was pretty much a kill all tank all pld. Long long hours of camping for LoO (2 drops) and such.
However in FFXIV, I find my interest shifted more towards crafting, particularly in Mining (and later on goldsmith and maybe blacksmith). There is this great pleasure in seeing the silver/copper ore stacking up...
Am I normal? Seems like my immediate goal is to horde wealth in gil or in kind. This is quite an unexpected turn of event for me.
Anyone in my shoes also?