A friend I made recently while playing Pathfinder mentioned that he had gotten back into Final Fantasy XIV. I played this game for years and years — my ex introduced me to it, and I played with him and my brother for a long time. We had our own Free Company, raided together, and eagerly awaited each expansion.
Post-divorce, and honestly even pre-divorce, I fell off the wagon. There wasn’t much going on in the Free Company, I worked too much to really enjoy raiding anymore, and my leisure activities gravitated more toward crochet, writing, and spending time with friends.
But my Pathfinder bud has been talking up the merits of the game at each of our sessions the past couple of months, and it’s making me want to play again. My fingers itch to play Monk and Scholar and do my monotonous crafting.
And, lo and behold, I have resubbed.
I moved my character to my friend’s data center/server, and I’m excited to have kind of a “fresh start” with a new Free Company. This group seems lively and active. I even had to put in an application to join! That’s kind of serious! I’m hoping to get back to the nitty gritty of raiding by the time the new expansion comes out later this year. That should be exciting and fun.
I might even stream some of my escapades. That might be cool.