I love to grind, always have since I started playing PC games. I've played just about every ARPG I could get my hands on.
Does PSO2 has grinding? Check!
One of the few things that really stood out to me in FFXIV was that I could be any class I wanted on the same character, just by swapping weapons. I didn't have to make an alt if I didn't want to, but the option was there if I did. Even better.
Does PSO2 feature class swapping on the same character? Check!
One of my favorite MMO's of old is Anarchy Online. Sure, it's old and barely a standing skeleton at this point. But back in the day, it was the only Sci-fi'ish / space themed MMO to play. I couldn't be bothered to play it any more, but it had tech, aliens, invasions and... well, that's about it. There were some good ideas but most of them were never really fleshed out.
Does PSO2 have Sci-fi/space theme? Check!
One thing I really enjoy about MMO's is socializing through in-game chat. I am not much of a role player but I love to hang out, chat, ask and answer questions, share stories, etc.
Does PSO2 have social areas in-game, including social activities and events? Check! Mostly... I guess this is one of those cases where it is what you make of it?
I love gathering in most MMO's I play. I usually save this activity until last because I find the repetitiveness of it puts me to sleep, depending on the game. This is when I get to take in the views and enjoy strolling through a map relatively free of danger. I like to collect and explore everything. It's one of the reasons I often alpha/beta test games! I thoroughly enjoy it.
At the end of the day though, there's a few things that really keep me devoted to a game longer than others:
- A good dev team that listens to their player community.
- Community managers that not only listen but get involved in discussions.
- An active community filled with positive, helpful and friendly players (Warframe really comes to mind at this point, one of the best communities ever).
- it has to have a good grind when I'm not raiding or helping others.
I really enjoy helping others too, especially new players. That's the whole reason I created an alliance instead of joining one. In PSO2, I wanted to make sure that I was part of an alliance that was going to remain new player friendly and willing to help others.
I used to love making maps, charts, lists and writing guides. This game seems like a good place to get back into that. I really enjoy it.
I feel like I am rambling so I am going to stop for now. lol