I log into a game I've not played in quite some time, to see a place very different than one I once remembered. Many of the things that once made me a king are now dumpster fodder in alleyways throughout Vana Diel. The camaraderie of exp parties, the accomplishment of getting a full set of artifact- or better yet, relic armor. So many things have changed and as a veteran so many things I miss. I've been playing since early 2004, going on 10 years now and when I come back after a year's time I feel like all those years meant nothing. I'm not here to complain though, I'm sure Square Enix has heard it all a million times already. While I do miss the true Vana Diel of olden days and simpler more majestic time, I just want one thing...
Something to show who I am, where I was and what I've done.
Even if it holds no states, something I can wear proudly to show others what over 1,800 days of playtime and almost 10 years of dedication to a game means.
I thought up the perfect thing as well... A cape.
Perhaps it would change color depending on how long ago you began playing? 5+ years? Blue. 7+ years? Red. 9+ years...? Black.
Maybe there could be a npc that would let you etch certain symbols onto the cape depending on feats you accomplished and when you accomplished them.
Kill all 3 Kings before the level cap increase? A specific crest could be implanted on the cape. Conquer Chains of Promathia before any changes to make it easier were implemented? Another crest could be implanted.
I think it would be a nice way to pay respect to people who've been around the block for a long time, just something to show "Hey, I was there and did that!"