Today was a day for firsts! I streamed for the first time ever and I created a character in FFXIV. I can't say I really I played but I had fun. It's all a learning curve.
Here's a little excerpt of my experiences ... if you can't laugh at yourself then you ain't having fun.
Using a keyboard to move around instead of a mouse creates havoc. I kept running into walls, getting locked behind fences, and actually fell into a fountain, and yes it actually makes splashing sounds LOL I was continually lost even with the help of the maps and mini maps. I didn't learn until later that you use the space bar to jump. Oh boy that made a difference.
On my first quest, the NPC asks me if I have the strength to accept the sword. Of course, me being me, I said no lol and it kicked me out of the warrior palace. So back into the void I went, having to use the keyboard to walk, stumble and fall up the stairs, find that same NPC and agree that I had the strength to use that sword.
At one point, this bird tried to get really familiar with me as I was locked behind this fence. It even laid it's head on my head, like it wanted me to pet it. It was strange to say the least.
It was really neat to be able to make your own character, but damn there's alot of choices. You could spend hours there so I just kept clicking and clicking until I got a character with purple hair and purple eyes. The rest is blah, but I had to keep moving. I'd post a picture of the character but I forgot to save one when I was playing so just use your imagination.
I went on to kill hornets, snakes, and God knows what else until this GIGANTIC turtle started chasing me hell bent on my death. I ran, stumbled, jumped until I left him in my dust.
I was sweating by the time I hit escape so intense was my concentration. My stomach hurt from laughing. Next time I'm picking one of the little people characters. They are way cuter and seem to run faster which is a plus when running from gigantic turtles! Where was @Froggie420(OD) with his gun to save the day lmao
Special thanks to my tutor and mentor @Zachery(OD).