Some people will look at this post as an "e-peen" post. That's fine. There is no question that an HQ like this necessarily involves some "look at me!" thinking on some level. But I'm making this post because I've thought in circles about this for a while and would love to get some outside opinions or even testimonials. I know this is "just" 1m for some... I'm just wondering what people think about the topic.
I helped start a Sky LS back in July. We've now finished the lesser gods and now primarily focus on Sea/Kirin. Soon (barring more horrible drop luck), I should get W. Legs, the one item (aside from M. Head) that I really wanted for the job I love, PLD.
I never thought that I'd consider HQing... it's 1.2m for no meaningful difference except a name and a white box. But now... HQing sort of seems like a way of commemorating the effort I put into helping build my Sky LS, manage people's wishlists (we have ensured that everyone got what they wanted in Sky before we move onto Sea, e.g.), recruit, strategize, and finally get this item. For me, it's not about what people see when they /check my character (in fact, I would be kind of embarassed to come across as an HQ junkie, or worse, fulltime WLegs PLD). It's just the feeling that I'll never get this drop again -- even if I did, I would never *take* it again, I'd rather someone else get it. I dunno, it's like buying a special edition of an album or movie or game you really love, or buying the vinyl instead of just downloading the torrent, or whatever. As for the money, 1m still seems like a lot to me, but it isn't some insane amount.
So, I've come around to thinking that it's worth it to HQ. I feel like I'll look at the item and think of our LS (which is mostly a small group of friends) and all our hard work and see it as a bit more of a "souveneir" than I would see Crimson Cuisses as. What do you all think?