[Final Fantasy XI] My brother mentioned FFXI one night. I’m not sure how we really came to this decision, but because he hadn’t asked for anything for Christmas, we came to the idea that maybe an FFXI account would be a good idea. Both he and I have burnt ourselves out on WoW, though we are far from done with WoW.
I’ve been kind of mellow lately, not feeling like even logging into WoW, even though I got home five days ago and have been able to. I’ve mostly been playing offline games between my new Nintendo DS and Dragon Quest VIII. I don’t know exactly why I haven’t felt compelled to play WoW. There’s many reasons I can think of, with feeling bored of the game actually being close to last on the list. Playing FFXI again would be like breathing fresh air again. I’ve never played two MMORPGs at once, so I don’t know if this could eventually be a good or bad thing for me.
All I know is that I can’t wait to log into the world of Vana’diel. I play WoW because it’s fun, but most everything else about WoW that is sensually appealing I just hate. I love FFXI’s world. I love the music. I love the graphics. The fact that I’ll get to experience this at the same time with my brother rather than having to take turns like we did before is even more appealing. FFXI brings out the RPer in me. It makes me get all googly eyed when I think about it.
FFXI has this certain essence about it that is completely missing from WoW. I used to run around towns and explore them inside and out and just sit in a cool place I found and hang out. I used to run between Korroloka Tunnel and Altepa Desert just for the hell of it, plus my love for the town Rabao. I never do this in WoW. When WoW is cool, it’s awesome. Example? The entrance to the Blackrock Depths (BRD) is freaking awesome. The Blasted Lands is by far the coolest area I’ve visited in WoW. Unfortunately, cool things like this in WoW just aren’t everywhere. Realize this is coming from someone who pretty much hates the Warcraft world’s style.
Anyways, I will be logging into FFXI come Christmas morning. I’m hoping it will run on this computer. I scored 2000 on the high-res benchmark, over 3000 on low-res, which means it should run, but the characters in the benchmark were flickering the whole time it was running. I’m hoping it doesn’t do that in the actual game. If it doesn’t run, I’ll either just limit myself to playing on the other computer in this house, the one that’s actually above average, and my brother and I will have to wait to play with each other once I get my new computer. I’m thinking of being a Tarutaru BLM and my brother will be a Tarutaru WHM. We’ll be starting in Sand’Oria because Sand’Oria is my favorite town in the whole game and I haven’t explored its surrounding areas as much as I have the other two main towns. It’ll be like starting out completely fresh, especially since I’ve explored the Bastok newbie areas inside and out and have given the Windurst areas a pretty good exploring as well.
Be looking for another person to be talking about FFXI.