Well, after looking around a bit here and there, I found this place(via MMORPG) and after looking at a few this one fits my current playstyle...I think. I won't lie, an MMO 2 months out is a tricky thing to be confident in but...it's not my first time on this train o' pain so i figured I'd toss my hat out there.
A bit about me: I'm 29 yr old teacher from mid Missouri, (so CST) who frankly finds video games about his only form of entertainment he enjoys. I have two kids (9 and 5) who do keep me busy sometimes but also like their time out of my hair too. I'm recently finding myself single so I could use the distraction to be honest for sanitys' sake but that's not my main reason for eyeing FFIV.
Past Games: I've played almost all the FF games. As far as MMO's go I started out in 1999 at the release of Everquest on Karana, and played at some point or another on Terris, Nameless, and Firiona Vie. I got bored and did the beta and release of WoW with a buddy, played a tiny bit of DAOC, EQ2, and did Beta and release of Aion being the most recent. (for anyone curious my char names were...massive but most well known Senedor, Keluian, Keule, Loathe...the rest I've likely forgotten)
I've played with alot of guilds from intense massive raid 6 days a week style, to laid back almost never raid style, to pvp and take names, to confusing mass of insanity. In all honesty, I'm getting to the point a semi-casual laid back setting fits me better due to the time constraints of job, kids, and some health issues I have.(nothing that'll keep me offline most days).
What I am looking for: I want a group of folks that's friendly, likes to do things, yanks me into helping out with stuff(even if I grumble a bit, i love doing it), and realizes if I can't show it's not me saying I hate your guts. I'm a quiet person until I start getting comfortable, just how I am. Frankly, I just want a place where I can make a few friends. 'Nuff said.
What I am not looking for: I don't want any kind of big responsibility. I've been an officer in over 10 guilds, led 2 others, and played main tank/healer more times than can count. In one guild I was responsible for coming up with 50% of the strategies and strategy adjustments, in a heavy raiding guild, while being the main tank, second lead healer and the tank officer, and a major craftsman, and......you can prolly see why I hit burnout after two years of that considering I also was playing 3 characters at a time for groups and 2 for raids. I don't want that kind of pressure, I'll help, but my job has plenty of pressure already!!! I'm not as young as I once was.
How often will you play: Weekends almost garunteed, likely 2-3 days during the weekday. Though depending on events it'll vary I won't lie.
Anything else: ummm lets see....Anything else someone wants to know, just ask. I don't honestly give a darn about protecting my privacy much. I'm open with everything, in fact I'm told I'm blunt to a fault. (aka if I think someone's being a jerk I'll tell them literally "you're being a jerk, remove the stick already" which I guess makes me look like a bit of a jerk =P) 9 out of 10 times I'll answer whatever. Either way, accept or not, looking forward to this game....if only they could bump up the release day!