Hello all, Sharinu here.
As some of you may have noticed, I haven't been around much in the last month or so. Like many other people it seems, I have to balance school, work, and a social life. Unable to fit FFXI in there, I've decided to quit for now. I will keep my account activated (as I did last year, going through the same thing), and will be back on during the summer again!
So keep Freelancer alive while I'm gone, ok? Keep inviting new people into this wonderful linkshell. And if you're reading this thread and contemplating joining the LS, give it a try and talk to someone who can give you a linkpearl, you won't regret it.
I'd like to quote something Tashu said at the beginning of the thread and hope you all will remember:
I truly value being able to have the support of like-minded individuals, and not have to endure the contempt and lack of consideration shown to new players. Not to have to listen to tirades devolving into vulgar names being tossed about just because of someone's choice of subjob or equipment. Not to be inundated by stereotypes and prejudices arising from a lazy disregard for the feelings and opinions of others.
It seems that for far too many people the worth of another player or oneself is based on one's *current* rank, level, job, gil or equipment. That if someone is more advanced in regards to the game, this somehow makes them superior to anyone else. And likewise ridiculing new players, or those who are still learning the system. Everyone was new once, and these new players have the potential to become great players, if just treated with compassion.
Anyway...this thread has gotten longer than I had planned. I guess I made up for my lack of posting eh? So I'd like to thank everyone
in the LS for giving me a home for the last few months, I've had a lot of fun and memories I won't forget.