|Sheeba in FFXI|
Of course being the overachiever that I always was, I quickly hit level cap and knew I was destined for greater adventures in the endgame. I spent 2-3 years cultivating my skills, immersing myself, and living the competitive life of endgame activities in this world. I even found my true partner during the course of this game, and I soon took a break to explore the relationship further and catch up on my real life progress for my doctorate degree.
|Sheeba in LOTRO|
|Sheibs in WoW|
My MMO experience is again ready to take another evolution as I explore FFXIV, Square Enix's newest MMO based on the Final Fantasy series. I have been playing around on open beta for a couple weeks and I feel the game is very similar to FFXI with the exception of better graphics and insane character customization! However, my boyfriend and I committed to playing this game very casually, and very slowly. For the first time I will resist the temptation to "hurry up and finish".
I am unsure where my MMO experience will end, I seem to be constantly evolving and changing and Sheeba evolves in each new game we play parallel to myself. In fact I recently changed dissertation topics to focus on people playing MMORPG's from a psychological point of view. We will soon see how this melding of work and hobby will pan out.