I guess I've been seeing it alot lately.
People on the forum that are sad or depressed.
People in my ls that are sad or depressed.
Sad or depressed about why they're playing the game, and why they even bother.
Usually the job becomes stressful, or boring.
Sometimes, something so obnoxious or rude happens to you in a party.
Someone send you a rather nasty tell so unexpectedly.
You see others advance while you sit there wondering why you're not advancing as fast as they are.
It could be any reason, in-game or real life.
I'm not ranting about it. I feel that its everyone right to express their thoughts and expect people to respect their feelings accordingly.
But you're here to have fun.
People in my ls say "They're bored" or something. I tell them "How can you play a game and be bored at the same time?"
Yesterday, a friend of mine decided to quit all of a sudden. He was a high level BLM, hit his high 70's and always talked about his new breakthroughs and endeavors as he continued up to his rank 10 mission. He never game me a straight answer as to why. My in-game friend was thinking about why he was playing this game, and he was bored with his jobs. He leveled two mains, his RDM and his RNG, and so I asked him to choose one. Then we made a promise. He'd get his RDM to 51, and I would wait for him until he does.
And you don't ask for this.
I was kind of going through the same thing just today. I felt so depressed while exp'ing that I just couldn't get my mind off it.
Making reference to a post I made in the main forum:
But anyway, after the incident I discussed in that topic. I was still feeling awfully depressed. Why should a game make me so depressed? Its a game! Why am I playing White Mage, when it can be so stressful at times? Heck, why am I playing this game at all.
Sometimes there is no answer to this. For me, I do my best as a White Mage. So you know what I do when I get depressed or burned out from my job or the game?
/em runs to Valkurm Dunes.
I remember all the fun I had in that place. It may have not been the greatest place in the world, but this is where I learned how to be a White Mage.
I remember, all the times when I died, not truly knowing the danger of hate. And there was a helpful White Mage around. Walking around in their AF, running up to you and casting raise.
/joy, /cheer, /smile
So here I am at the Dunes. Giving back to this world what it once gave and still gives to me.
I see a little Taru WAR running from an angry lizzy. A pull gone wrong, trying all he might to get to the zone, his little legs scurrying. /ma "Holy", /ma "Cure", /bow
I see a party, completly wiped out. Swords to their sides, and staves still at hand, kissing the sandy floor. Goblins walking around on their once standing bodies. /ma "Banishga II", *smack*, *smack*, /ws "Seraph Strike", /ma "Raise"
I see a newb 18 THF with no sub-job. No one is inviting him. Sitting at the Selbina entrance hours on end with his little green flag up. A cold lonely existance on this seemingly warm beach.
Rialia invites you to join party.
*smack*, Damselfly drops Damselfly Worm
*smack*, Skeleton Warrior drops Magicked Skull
*smack*, Clipper drops Crab Apron
Party>> TY ^^
<<Party np ^^ just doing my job.
Today, I spent about 3-4 hours doing this.
I've never felt prouder to be White Mage.
This is what I do to cheer myself up.
Its not my duty to do this, but I believe its my priviledge.
Its what I choose to do with my time. I chose White Mage from the beginning and I will stick to it.
I am the healer, the curer and the comforter.
I stop damage where it begins and repair it where it ends.
The weakened and sick shall rejoice with newfound health.
The mobs shall despise us as they see their work undone.
Young adventurers take haste and respectfully bow before our abilities.
You shall strike more often. You shall regenerate. You shall mock the face of death. You shall fight the greatest mobs, and take them down with ease.
When you are paralyzed with fear, we shall bring you action.
When you are blinded by it's anger, we shall bring you sight.
When you are petrified by it's glare, we shall bring you movement.
When they slow you, weaken you, we shall erase its devilish work.
We will protect you from its blows, and shelter you from its magic.
White Mage pwns.
AF Gear...watch out.
Rialia is coming to get you. And Maat shall taste my club.
Have fun! Its 3AM for me, and I'm feeling sleepy and I just wanted to get everything off my mind. G'nite!
Edited, Sun Jan 9 03:07:27 2005 by misatochan
Edited, Sun Mar 20 03:41:32 2005 by misatochan
Edited, Tue Oct 25 10:29:57 2005 by misatochan
Edited, Tue Oct 25 10:25:51 2005 by misatochan