I have a lot of words in my head on this topic. Too many to contain; I can’t get a handle on how to write them in a way that satisfies my inner perfectionist. So I give up. I’m not going to write a treatise after all, no deep analysis, no cogent humor.
Maybe all that will come later.
Tonight, I just want to say that Free To Play has completely turned the game around. There are always LFMs up on Sarlona. Always. Busy bustling crowded public instances. Continuous chat chatter. Even my guild is busting at the seams.
A lot of the chatter is annoying (“WTS: +1 Half Plate 1000PP PST”) and there is a lot newbishness everywhere. But after months of dwindling populations and grim repetitions of the same old stuff, having a lot of anything is a plus! It makes the whole game feel alive in a way that it hasn’t in a long time.
I am so relieved, it seems the game I love is going to be around awhile 🙂