Monday, December 15, 2008

Where does the time go?

It's been over 2 months since my last entry, and though I've been as busy as ever in-game, I guess I don't feel I have much to blog about. I've noticed a tendancy for me to pull back a bit from blogging when I start getting overly annoyed with other players, since I don't like to have negative posts in my blog. And this has been the case over the last few months. I really question why I still play this game at times, but I do enjoy my friendships with the nice people I know.

Of course, there's the addiction that keeps me playing every day. Have to keep getting those constant little rewards, like exp points, skill points, another title, another bit of gear. It's been nearly two years since my husband broke free, and he's still waiting for me to be done. In the meantime, he been playing other games, but his penchant for playing/creating FFXI-inspired levels in Little Big Planet make me question whether his own FFXI addiction was truly broken.

So I keep chasing the dragon, and I just can't see an end. I pretend I have a shot at some absolutely hopeless quests, like Aegis or Burtgang, but unless I win the lottery and play full-time, I just don't see either of those happening. And if I did get either, then what? I'd still be doing the same old stuff, with a marginal improvement in performance. It's not like they open up whole new worlds that were previously unavailable.

Now I even find myself working on another job to 75, just to be "more useful" while trying to get more bits of gear for my PLD. I am enjoying the leveling (WAR is now 62), as much for the sense of "progress" as for the activity itself, but it makes me a little sad that I felt it was needed. I love being a PLD, and I wish that was all I "needed" to be.

Having said that, I agree WAR will be handy to have for assaults, merit parties, and salvage. The day I'm asked to bring WAR to HNM fights will be a sad day indeed, and hopefully will never happen.



Blogger Wendell said...

Cheer up! The game is as fun as you make it, don't let yourself be brought down by those thoughts.

December 31, 2008 9:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we all think these thoughts at one point or another.

What I always find most helpful when the game stops being "fun" is to take a 2-3 day break from it. The server will survive without you.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do! ^^

January 12, 2009 12:17 pm  
Anonymous Tinchi said...

Hey there! It's Tinchi. =)
I've been away from FFXI for a few months now... I'm not sure if I really wanna come back. There's lots of other games out there and this year Blizzard is releasing the new Diablo and Star Craft...

Still though, it might be fun to come back... a lot of things I haven't accomplished yet.

February 02, 2009 1:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Needs more Tsakiki Adventures...

February 27, 2009 2:46 pm  

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