Greetings. I ran across this LS while looking over mmorpg.com (like a few other people it would seem) and thought I'd pop in and say hi~
I'm pre-ordered for Aion and have been playing the beta events, but since I've pretty much found out all I need for launch, I'm kinda restless again. I plan on playing it at launch, but I'm really more of PVE kinda player at heart and have doubts as to how long it'll last. Since FFXIV's announcement, every other MMO is nothing more than a stop-gap to fill the time..
I played FFXI starting at NA launch until a few years ago when the playerbase started to dry up. I left to join some friends in WoW, did the raiding treadmill thing, got a few 70s (then 80s), got bored out of my skull. Truth be told, I'd been bored for quite some time but friends are the whole reason I love MMOs so much. I tried coming back to FFXI last year but I didn't really know anyone and finding a group at 37 was freakin stupid hard (this was right before level sync was added). FFXI's always been my fallback MMO, my home; and I've been kicking around the idea of coming back for quite some time now. Once I saw the post on MMORPG, I figured why not. I'm not planning on rerolling (unless my character is gone, in which case I will) but I'll level sync with any of my jobs (75 Brd, 50s-60s on a couple others) and really want to level my sch. I enjoy casual play/leveling up, doing missions, helping others, etc. >^.^<
Oh ya, my play times are normally ~20.:00-01:30ish Central on weekdays, any on the weekends.