Hello, I'm Stretcharach (actually announced stret-cur-ack but you can call me stretch). I'm 28 this year and I first came into the PS world with PSIV on emulator about 18 years ago now, it is my all time favorite game to this day(I come back to play through it every couple of years and have a tribute character made for both Alys and Wren, pretty spot-on too, considering the limited outfit customization). In recent years, I've gone back to play through PSI, II, and III and love them all.
I also played a decent amount of PSO on PC though I didn't get far as, by that time, the game was mostly dead. When PSO2 came out in JP I was super excited and got about half-way through setting up a vpn with the fan translated patch but dropped it and decided to wait, for 8 years apparently. I played a glimpse of PSU but that died out after only a couple hours of play.
In recent years I've mainly been playing Rocket League on Xbone, dedicating pretty much all non-work time(I'm fortunate to be considered 'essential') to gaming. April 20th I heard about PSO2 coming out to NA Xbone and immediately downloaded it and have now about 65 hours spread across all characters, solely located on ship 1. Highest level right now is 44 but I've been spending a lot of time familiarizing myself with skills, PAS and the different systems. I feel like I've been grinding a lot of the Story missions but am still in EP 1, I'm enjoying the story thoroughly. I have a friend coming in when PC starts and am currently in no rush to get through to endgame until he's on and at least familiarized.
While I have a keyboard hooked up to my Xbox, I don't have a USB extender so I usually don't talk and just jump in with randos on my FO/TE main.