Never Enough...I realized something interesting today.
It's never going to be enough.
Every minute that you're playing FFXI, there's always something you're striving for. You're always trying to get a better polearm or a better pair of shoes, a better spell or a better level. There's always something to work toward.
Even when you hit level 75, you have a ton of shit left to do. Hell, you have to level half a dozen subs to 37 just to keep from being gimped.
That's just to be normal.
If you want to be better, you have 19 other jobs to level to 75.
And then you have to get merits for all of them.
Lots of merits.
Merits for new abilities, new spells, new episodes of House, whatever.
But then you're done.
Oh, wait. You don't have all of your gear yet.
Every single one of your 20 jobs has situational gear, gear that you need for every possible event. I mean, Dragoons do two things:
1) hit things
2) hit things again
And yet, any Dragoon worth his salt has 4 or 5 sets of gear ready to go at any moment. You need soloing gear, weaponskill gear, regular tping gear, evening wear, and who knows what the hell else.
So, you've got hours upon hours upon hours of questing or farming or running events just to get awesome gear.
And every job has awesome gear.
Lots of it.
But that's it. Once you've got the jobs to 75, all 20 of them, and you have lots of awesome gear for your jobs, all 20 of them, then... Then you're done.
Wait... You did your crafting, right? You got your crafting to 100, right?
And leveled all of your sub crafts.
And your fishing.
You get a special fishing rod if you catch eleventy bajillion fish and bring them to this guy who has some weird fish-related emergency.
Then you get to go fish with your new fishing rod.
So, now, you're spending hours and hours farming for money and materials to craft AND spending hours and hours crafting and trying to resell the items you made.
Then, you're done.
Just as soon as you get your Relic weapons.
That take years to complete.
And every job has a relic.
All 20 of them.
Then... Then you're done.
... Until the next update.