You may or may not know that I went back to The Elder Scrolls Online just before Christmas, I even subscribed because man, that crafting bag is useful. This was an odd decision for me as I’m feeling pretty worn out on the MMORPG genre overall, and while I haven’t logged into Tamriel yet in 2017, it did kickstart that need to explore online worlds again within me which I thought would be down for a long while, and I kind of wanted to keep it that way, if I’m being honest with you.
Yet here I find myself reinstalling titles I haven’t visited in a long, long time, and thinking about returning to FFXIV, to top it all off. An MMO that I have said time and time again “just isn’t for me” due to the sheer amount of text you have to get through, and the back-and-forth in the main story quest. I find all that so tiring, yet there is something about Eorzea that calls to me. It’s an MMO that feels very traditional, but at the same time, it is most definitely its own thing, and that is where FFXIV’s success lies.
So Friday I mentioned to somebody that I had been considering resubscribing to FFXIV, and that same day I did just that. My reasons are fairly simple. I missed my Mi’qote something rotten, there’s something satisfying being an adorable little catgirl. I also kinda missed being able to customise my chocobo, and messing around with things like the Golden Saucer, plus it’s another game I can play with my guild, Whitestar, in while I’m not in the mood to be playing World of Warcraft, and when I’m not quite in the mindset for ESO. I always had a lot of fun with the class system, and the various Logs and things, and Player Commendations made pugging (bear in mind I never reached the level where they get too awful) almost okay.
Mostly, I love the game world. Eorzea is lovely, the music is fantastic, I respect Yoshi-P and his team immensely, the races make me happy, the events (while somewhat samey) can be really cute and provide some neat little rewards… I guess what I’m trying to say is that, at times, the back-and-forth and obsessive levels of quest text aren’t so bad if I get a game where I can play with my Whitestar friends and mess around with unimportant systems on the side.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that, at times, the back-and-forth and obsessive levels of quest text aren’t so bad if I get a game where I can play with my Whitestar friends and mess around with unimportant systems on the side. And that is exactly why I went straight for my level 30-ish Mi’qote on Odin. As much as I adored playing with Belghast and crew over on Cactuar, time zones were often an issue for me, though Jaedia Stormblessed still exists over there so I absolutely can pop in from time-to-time!
All in all, I don’t know how much I’ll be playing but it’s a game that is calling to me and it’s a nice one. I know so many beautiful people in the FFXIV community, and it provides so many opportunities for silly funs that how could I say no?
If you’re playing on Odin, let me know your character name so we can chat! I’m still a noob, I never reached level 50 on my Bard and this girl is just wee, but this Black Mage needs to do some hugginz.