Simply stated above but to further elaborate. I was a part of FFXVI for a long time, alpha, beta, and even paying for the CE so I could jump in a few days sooner. I have loved this game from the moment I picked it up till work/money/girlfriend took me away.
Now life is a little easier for me and I've convinced my friend to play, he is absolutely in love with the game and the people we have met so far. We are social gamers just starting back up, so I am not interested in high level end game LS. I have several free hours a day to play, my friend is pretty much on any moment he's awake, so you'll see him more often.
Thanks for taking the time to read all of this, it's our hope to find great new people and continue the epic journey of FFXIV.
edit: We are US players, GMT -6
Edited, Mar 28th 2012 4:09pm by BigWokWay