Continuing on our theme of community this November, today we’ll take a look at the types of people you meet playing Final Fantasy. Each type of player gets a patch for the club vest, and many of us will accumulate multiples!
1. The Whale
We all know the Whales. They are the biggest and most recognized across the game. When new things drop, they are the first to max them out. While many people like to mock the Whales for the amount of money they spend, let’s face it, they are a big reason the game is profitable and we get to keep playing. Appreciate your Whales, but have a bubble handy!
2. The 24/7
This player is always on the game. When they say they are going to bed, AC chimes in with “see you in two hours!” (Looking at you Wiitchy) Casual players also will turn into the 24/7 gamer during events such as Tonberry, Kingtrice and Realm Bosses. The 24/7 players are exceedingly helpful in sounding the alert when the casual player is being zeroed.
3. The Casual Player
This category encompasses a good chunk of players. These folks actually pay attention to their work in real life, and play after work and on the weekends. They also will log off to venture into the real world for parties and vacations. Let’s be honest, that just sounds exhausting.
4. The Social Butterfly
The Social Butterfly mainly plays for the interaction and community. This also the type of player that spends lots of time on LINE or Discord chatting it up with their friends.
5. The Free to Play
Do you know a f2p player? Of course you do because everyone knows at least one of these players! The f2p grinds hard (also may fit into the 24/7 category), and makes sure everyone knows their free to play status. They will wear their badge proudly, front and center. Let’s face it, many of us envy the free to play for their tenacity, and probably bank account balance.
6. The Realm Troublemaker
Not to be confused with the Realm Troll, the Realm Troublemaker creates their anarchy with actions as opposed to words. These are the players you will find giggling behind their keyboards as they steal Empire Expansions, and Shiva the higher level players off the Crystal Scar. Are there six marches coming at you from four hours away? Yep, thank the Realm Troublemaker. Is your Garrison on fire and your wells are dry? It’s the Troublemaker!
7. The Realm Trolls
Not to be confused with the Troublemaker, the Trolls spend most of their time in realm chat throwing the most inflammatory statements out that they can think of. Is it highly offensive? If the answer is yes, they’re on it. These are also the players you will find posting your own realm’s cords in Kill Events. The block button is a useful tool against the Realm Troll. Or just don’t feed them! Don’t be the Realm Troll.
8. The Continual Quitter
Let’s face it. Final Fantasy is like Hotel California. The Continual Quitter tries, oh they try…but they can never leave. This is the player that seems to weekly send a goodbye e-mail but then pops up three days later hitting the Tonberries.