I'm relatively new to the world of FFXIV--I've been playing for the entirety of a handful of weeks now--and while I absolutely love the beauty of the game and the freedom of completing leves at a leisurely pace, I've missed the social interaction (that I thrived on in FFXI) in this game. I spent about two weeks in Gridania wondering if this game was indeed an "MMO" RPG...and not just a solo one :) Even when I finally made it to the "big city" I found it difficult to coax anyone into sharing any information (or quests) with me.
I'm a mature player (married with a beautiful nine-month old baby girl), and while I admittedly have a great deal to learn about XIV, I played XI for nearly six years (I actually met my husband there!) Because I have "new mom" and professional duties (I'm an English professor), my playtime is not enough for the hardcore Linkshells. Rather, I'd love to find a place with a friendly bunch of gamers who enjoy the casual play of the game and helping one another in amenable ways. I'm looking for a group of similarly-minded folks who can take the game in stride and enjoy all it has to offer. I like to think I have a fairly good sense of humor, and I'm pretty laid back in nature.
If you have a social linkshell that might serve as a "good fit" I'd be honored to join. My character's name is Raina Kahlel on the Fabul server.
Thank you for your consideration!