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  • Birthday 12/03/1980

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  1. Thank you both. Arlon, sorry to hear of your similar circumstances. So much to say, but life goes on! I do wish there were more hours in the day to devote to Rp. I am so rusty. I will be lurking. :angel:
  2. Hello, RPC. My, how you've grown! It's been a few years. Some of you *might* remember me from release days. I decided to depart from the game only a few months in and honestly never had a chance to know many from the community. Well, I thought I'd stick my head in to see what all of the raucous is about ARR. There have been a lot of huge, life changes for me since I left. Let's see if I can summarize for your reading enjoyment! First, I got a giant, surprise bomb dropped on me. :bomb: Then, I separated from my husband of 13 years and moved back to my home country (US). :cactuar: Then, I went through the necessary grieving :frustrated: and healing :love: stages. Then, I accepted that Fate (or God or the Universe or whatever you believe in) was sending me a message to let go and start over. :tonberry: I haven't been playing anything really since I left FFXIV and I'm still on the fence whether I will return, but I'm thinking about it. Work keeps me at such a casual pace I usually don't last very long or get involved enough to make lasting bonds with others. When you want to RP the lack of time doesn't really work in your favor. Since leaving the UK I've not only lost my accent and my penchant for spelling with u's and s's, I also lost my original copy of the game and my token (trying to get things sorted with that). I'm scouring the various community sites to get news on updates and changes so I'll try not to be a noob and ask a bunch here. I'll go read first, then come back and ask. :thumbsup: Hope you are all doing well! X
  3. I've decided to take a hiatus due to lots of RL stuff going on. I feel sad when I say that although I miss the fun interactions with you good folk, I don't actually miss anything else about the game. Aside from the possibility of taking part in some great RP, there is nothing else that really 'hooked' me. :oops: I am hoping that in a few months I might be able to return and by then maybe there will be more to genuinely draw me in. Fingers crossed!
  4. A letter arrives - one to each linkshell - addressed to the collective members: Please forgive me in advance for this crude letter. I thought I had prepared myself for the permanency of my time with you, but sand castles are forever at the mercy of the fickle sea breeze. I wish I did not have to leave you. A place from my past has appealed for me to travel with all haste to tend to a loved one⦠someone very close to me. He is ill with a fever the best doctors cannot identify and my immediate âfamilyâ â estranged for the most partâ has written imploringly for my quick return. There was little for me to deliberate and no time to seek counsel with you or anyone. I have few acquaintances in this world and even fewer that I would call dear friends. I make no excuses for myself nor expect to illicit sympathy or worry for my case. Simply, I hope that my quick departure will not bring any undesired consequences to individuals or to the group. I do not know if and when I will return, but I do know that I have you (collectively) to admire for providing such a welcoming experience to someone who has been so removed from most things. I have often chosen to observe from behind the curtain like an understudy learning, soaking-in, and waiting for her opportunity to perform. Her time is yet to come but for now she must stealthily bow out of this rehearsal. May the Twelve bless and keep you all. -Zyanya ((The Mog House and Elements are aware of my departure from the game. The reasons are unimportant but it's a combination of having too little free time and feeling as though I'm getting nothing accomplished in that limited time. I am truly crushed as I enjoyed developing the character of Zyanya and working on her letters when I could. I thought to continue this side project after my departure but it doesn't seem to make much sense. Many thanks to those of you who gave me feedback on Zy's letters. I'll be doing some housekeeping on Zy's Wiki entry as soon as I can. This is also a farewell to the RPC and a hearty thanks to all of you for helping to support and grow such an interesting community of roleplayers. I might lurk from time to time if that is okay. If situations change I may return one day. I am sorry I didn't get to know more of you in game and I'm equally sorry for not not being able to get Zy more actively involved. I would have been elated for her to have made more friends, as anti-social as she was! All the best, x))
  5. I feel your pain - I felt exactly the same when I started playing. I decided to roll with it and have been in the middle of some pretty interesting interactions as a result. There is a saying where I'm from (not all that uncommon) which is 'If you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes." In Eorzea, you don't even need to wait that long. :lol:
  6. Wish my day had some peace & quiet. Nonstop gogogo support phones ring-a-ling-linging talk to client x, talk to client y, update support incident, fill out umpty online orders, update 20 spreadsheets, diffuse angry calls, drink gallons of coffee, speedwalk home, collapse on couch. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
  7. I will be honest and say that I'm a bit disappointed with my character's lack of progression in game. There is an ongoing writing project I am working on (listed in my signature) but there has certainly been more development on this than in building formative relationships with others in game. This is completely my fault as I have limited opportunity to be in game unless it's the weekend or I have enough free time after work. Some factors that I believe to be the cause: Timezone (GMT). I have genuinely find it difficult to spot roleplayers in Gridania (my starting area). Likewise I have found it hard to initiate conversation with strangers if I have managed to find others roleplaying. I'm not one for butting into the middle of a conversation, but even some small acknowledgement would be great. I appreciate that it's really down to luck sometimes as I prefer natural to forced ('Hey I'm in X, want to get together?') RP situations but I feel desperate enough to take whatever I can get! I know there are others out there in my time zone and I will be actively looking to make connections with them over the coming weeks. Portraying my character and gauging interest. She's textbook Keeper reticent, she's a bit of a mystical oddity, she's shy, she speaks up at weird times and the intention is to make you go 'Huh? Who was that?' I knew this wouldn't be easy but I've done this type before. It's not impossible but it is also not your average charismatic, bubbly, spunky, happy-go-lucky energy ball. I am by nature an extroverted person, but I do believe that some of the most interesting and deep people are also sometimes the most quiet, which is why I enjoy trying to roleplay them. It can be a real challenge when the general notion of roleplay is to be openly social with others. I have considered re-thinking her mannerisms for the sake of being more socially 'compatible' but honestly, I don't want to have to. I'm patient so hoping that the perseverance will pay off and lead to some interesting future developments for her. Amount of playtime. Very limited. I want to progress so I don't fall too far behind but I'm also not in a rush. Having less time to actually be around does not help when you want to meet others! The most memorable interaction for me thus far was The Halcyon Caravan event this past Saturday. I enjoyed listening to the various conversations and gain perspective on the other character personalities out there. There were times when I was truly laughing behind the keyboard and Zyanya also laughed a bit herself (despite her shyness). It was her first bold step to doing something with an organized group - think your first day at a new school or a new job - and I like to think that it was a success for her. My case is likely too boring to discuss since there aren't many good interactions I've had as yet, but it is my responsibility to rectify this! I thought I'd contribute anyway because it's an interesting topic and because introspection never hurts.
  8. ((OK that is odd because on second glance my calendar says it's on the 24th from Midnight - 2AM! Guess that answers the questions - will have to rule me out then. )
  9. ((Daishi, can you please clarify what time zone the event will be held? The event in the calendar doesn't elaborate either. Am I being daft? Also you have listed the 22nd and 23rd in the first post, and the calendar says it's the 24th! *brain explosion* :lol:))
  10. Damn, I posted in your HACK discussion thread when I meant to put it here. Sorry - can anyone moderate pwease? :oops:
  11. I like your style as well - hope we get to see more soon!
  12. Wow ... good on them for cracking down on this! Do NOT mess with SE. :approve:
  13. Zyanya

    Sexy time!

    Yay, a battle-thong. :frustrated:
  14. Thank you for the reposting of this - I would have never found it otherwise
  15. I think that #1 has the most unique look of the 3 and so it is the one that I particularly like.
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