I played my first MMO this year. I don’t know what came over me. This was shortly after finishing Lightning Returns and I wanted to play a good Final Fantasy game (as opposed to a good Valkyrie Profile game). Lots of people were saying that FF-XIV: A Realm Reborn wasn’t just a good MMO, but accessible to beginners. The PS3 version was cheap on PSN and could be flipped into a PS4 account with little effort. So I went for it.
There are a few reasons I had never played an MMO before 2014. As I’ve written before, I’m not much of a PC gamer. I don’t like mouse/keyboard as a control scheme for anything other than strategy games and I prefer to work on a laptop. Socializing is the last thing I want to do when playing games, so I didn’t have any interest in the chat room aspects of MMOs. And I don’t like paying subscriptions.