Getting Lost In The World of Eorzea

Not too long ago I shared a blog post about some of my experiences with MMORPG games. Today’s post is going to follow a similar theme but more specifically I’m going to be talking about my experience with Final Fantasy XIV Online.

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you may remember that I’ve written a couple of posts about Final Fantasy XIV and my thoughts about what I had played of the game so far. You can check those posts out here.

Today’s post however I’m going to expand on that and talk about my most recent experience of Final Fantasy XIV and my return to the game after several months.

With a new perspective and motivation to get stuck into the game (again) I set off on yet another adventure in Eorzea. This is the third time that I’ve picked up from where I last logged off to carry on with my adventure.

The last time I played I simply ran out of game time and wasn’t in the position to be able to renew my subscription to the game and with that I pushed Final Fantasy XIV back onto the shelf of the Steam Library to gather some dust.

It really all started with a conversation between some friends on Discord just over a week ago that really reignited the spark to play again. I honestly jumped at the opportunity to get stuck back in especially with Shadowbringers being released in just a few months.

Logging back in for the first time I was greeted by many familiar names in the Free Company I’m a part of, many who have helped me get stuck back into the game. I started off with the Seasonal Easter Event which was great fun although somewhat cryptic at the same time. I tackled a few dungeons and with a little bit of help and some pointers along the way it was like I hadn’t stopped playing. The last time I returned to the game I felt somewhat lost and overwhelmed by everything in the game as it had been a fair few months since I played but this time the return to the game definitely has a different feel to it.

Currently, I am still progressing through the main story quests of the game so that I am ready for when Shadowbringers is released in July. I have also spent some time focusing on a few other aspects of the game. I’ve spent a lot of time over at the Gold Saucer racing Chocobo’s and getting involved in some of the GATES as well as levelling up my crafting level and figuring out the Glamour feature in the game too.

My next task is to get to level fifty so that I can complete the FFXIV and FFXV crossover event before it finishes in late May and to also work on my dungeon skills as I still have a bit of a bad habit of running in head first and maybe just sometimes dying a bit too soon.

While sometimes it can be hard returning to a game after having taken a break for a while, I have learnt a few things from this return.

  • Your friends will always be there to support you and help you if you need it.
  • No question is a stupid question.
  • Doing dungeons that are a lower level to help ease you back into doing them is not something to be embarrassed about.
  • Go through the game at your own pace.
  • Ultimately have fun and enjoy the game.

I still have a long way to go in the game but the progress I have made over the last week has been amazing. Final Fantasy XIV has been the one MMORPG game that I have stuck with the longest despite all the breaks in between I still really enjoy playing the game. This time I’m hoping to stick with the game for longer than a few weeks which with how I feel about my relationship with the game currently won’t be too hard.

So, if you see a pink haired character called Krista on a Chocobo looking a little lost in the world then you have probably found me!

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