I was dedicated 100% to FFXI. I still worked and I played for 5-7 hours after work each day with my now ex-wife. We were part of a linkshell, and even had a linkshell meet up in Ohio, twice! (17 of us the first time, 12 the next) I loved every minute of it.
Since I stopped playing XI, I have been looking for the next game that I can immerse myself fully into and I have yet to find it. I have played many other MMO's and participated in several beta tests and I can't seem to lose myself in the games that I try. The closest I got was TERA online. It was an amazing game and we played it for months before release(KTERA, CPE, beta tests) but personal reasons shattered the immersion that I was starting to feel for it.
I am now dating a non-gamer girl. Maybe its because I can't really talk to her with reciprocated interest about the games that I'm playing, or the fact that she isn't into it and doesn't join me in my interests, at least in gaming, which is a huge part of my life. I get maybe 2-3 hours, with interruptions, of gaming per work day and maybe 4-5 on my days off before she's tugging at my arm. "Come spend time with me!". I can understand that this is selfish of me and I feel bad about it, but what can I do? She's unemployed right now, and has been looking for a job while living with me for 10 months and I understand that while I'm at work, she's alone here while seeking employment and she wants to be with me when I get home but I just want to sit at my computer and unwind.
As far as the beta tests are going... aside from the time limitations and interruptions I dont feel like it's a game that I could stick with. It's not grabbing my attention and, in my opinion, a little disappointing. Maybe my loyalty to FFXI came about because it was my first real MMO (Everquest Online Adventures doesn't count).