Onwards to Stormblood!
When I started playing XIV given to me as a gift to get away from the IRL shitstorm I was dealing with. I was happy at the time with the people I played with. Eventually taking what I thought would be a permanent hiatus from the game after my pregnancy.
Getting laid up in bed I really didn’t have much I could do and eventually resubbed for ‘only a little while’ I told myself. I didn’t do much in terms of game-content other than fate grinding and the occasional crafter leves.
It wasn’t until after having the baby and having some down time between her naps that I started catching up on the MSQ, with HW just about to round the corner I wanted to be ready for it.
It was boring to say the least. It was just me playing and it was kind of boring to be playing an MMO with no friends ingame or out. Eventually, I met some wonderful people and they made this game worth it.
From @masterfedoras20 and his FC that took me in with open arms, when my own was dead and full of my alts. (That party finder was both a blessing and a curse)
To @svenxiv who hardly spoke in the LS he joined with us. Who eventually broke out of his shell and became one of the snarkiest members of the group. And who I am happy to call my ingame husband and best friend.
@ravenhellkite who I found out is just as big memetrash that I am. Who I adore with all my heart for all the trashy / dorky conversations, headcanons, and ships we talk about.
To @codytexasff14 who was the first ever Famfrit person to follow me on Tumblr, that I saw ingame and chickened out like a shit only for him to end up being one of my closest, dearest friends and someone I consider family.
And @balladofdariuskinkaid who followed me on a whim who is now both my IC brother and OOC sibling. Who’s a fuckin’ doofus, but a good egg. All of our dumb conversations are the best, even if they are pretty much juvenile.
Snow, who doesn’t have a tumblr, but HOLY SHIT. I love this woman to death. She is the most amazing, funniest person I have ever had the pleasure to call my friend. Our catty Discord Mom is the best.
And of course, @alteiriaa this lovely, lovely person. I am so happy to have crossed paths with her and become her friend. The trolling in discord, to the laughs, to the both of us saying what the other was thinking…
Thank you guys for the wonderful year or so of Heavensward and to all the of the crap we’ll end up doing together in Stormblood. I say it a lot, but you guys make this game so worth it. I love each and every one of you.