I admit to being really glad I'll miss out on all this. More people to compete with for claims, more levels for the 7 currently capped jobs, more levels for subs that aren't already leveled that far (whm boooo) and all the other joys.
I can't claim to be as busy as Amanada seeing as my unemployment has reached a year now (worst area of Illinois for unemployment /sigh), however I can finally admit I find myself not really missing FFXI. Don't get me wrong, it was fun but life with the wife is so much better now lol.
Things (economy) appeared to had bottom off already (if you believe in the figures). I am currently 1.5 years on my current job, but I may start considering looking for another job in summer or fall -- mostly as part of my career advancement, and I am paid by "soft" contractor/grant money but not "hard" stable guaranteed paychecks.
I also find no problem filling in the time without FF11, but that does means life gotten more expensive (Ha!).
Unfortunately I miss out on events in my LS, so this merge might even give a chance to get a proper group together in a more "sleep pattern friendly" event time. There are a bunch of good Japanese LS though that will take in people if you know who to speak and what type of event you're after.
I think server merge is a good thing.
Anyway, Teq usually logs in for Dynamis only anyway, and I know his Dynamis LS leader retired (from FF11) recently. So I am not sure what Teq will do now... may be I will try to send him a message on MSN or Playstation Network.
Amanada (Cerberus-Retired) (aka MaiNoKen/Steven)
-- Thank you for the fun times in Vana'diel
Art for the sake of art itself is an idle sentence.
Art for the sake of truth, for the sake of what is
beautiful and good — that is the creed I seek.
- George Sand
A designer knows he has achieved perfection,
not when there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry