Really thinking about taking a vacation from FFXI. Not feeling very motivated lately, I don’t have any real attainable goals at the moment, and partly I think some of it is just tired.
I have really appreciated the Field of Valor section that they have implemented into the game recently. All the changes lately with the level-sync system and all of that have been so wonderful. However I’m feeling that its all a little “too late” for me, or that maybe its just time for a small FFXI break I’m just feeling tired, and to be honest – lonely when I login during the week . I used to login to be able to talk to friends, and they have either mostly all quit, or are on different times, than me, because I never see anyone anymore.
I’m not sure what it is, but I haven’t been able to make friends as easily on Ifrit as I did on Ramuh. Not saying that the people aren’t friendly, because honestly, Ifrit’s players are far more polite than many were on Ramuh (my old friends excluded from that statement) but I haven’t really found ways to be involved an any group, or to build friendships that last for more than just a single party.
Like I’ve said, I’ve really enjoyed the Field of Valor, and it has been awesome for Blindrage, Kauri & I to level up a few jobs.
I’ve reached level 41 RDM. Kauri reached 42 BLU and finally got to use some weapons she had purchased so long ago. We both reached level 30 DNC that we’ve been duoing on once a week.. but the only reason Kauri or Blindrage plays is to play with me, so its a once a week deal for an hour or two because of our schedules.
I’m just feeling uninspired right now, I even just half heartedly did the Christmas event this year, as the bell, while cool to have it.. is just novelty, and not useful. Usually I login and get the “Event” item for all my characters. However this year it seemed more like a chore than fun.
Usually, I will set a goal, and work towards that, but I don’t seem to have any strong goals at the moment and I don’t know what to do about it. Even spending the time in Campaigns trying to finally reach 75 on Katella’s whm is feeling kind of blah..
Maybe in a few months when the other storyline expansions are available, I’ll check it out again. I just hope that it will be worth it, as they aren’t “full expansions” like what we are used to, no new jobs, or new areas.. just story-line stuff that I would like, but if I can’t complete it solo, since thats how I spend the majority of my time anymore.. then it won’t be worth it.
As it is there is so much story-line things that I wish I could have completed, but can’t find a group, to do them with, and it makes me sad. I would have loved to see Sky, or finish out CoP & Zilart Missions as well as finish Sandy’s Missions, but Its not going to happen. You can’t solo or duo your way through those.
I hope I get inspired to work on something particular before it gets to the point where SE would delete my character… because if that happened, I would definitely be done with the game. Katella is the virtual me, and if all her work was lost. I doubt I would start over.
Maybe I just have a bad attitude… Maybe a vacation is just needed…