The second Final Fantasy XIV expansion is just around the corner, if “just around the corner” means “a few months away” for you. Me? I’m already planning. I’m getting characters leveled who need levels, plotting out who’s going to need what. One of my alts is getting as much stuff unlocked as possible, as she’s already into Heavensward content, but I’m saving the actual MSQ for Red Mage. Another is being pushed hard to 50 to unlock Samurai as soon as it’s available. I’m stocking up on upgrades, earning gil, and generally preparing.
And everything goes onto the master spreadsheet I use to track all of my character goals. Yes, I have a spreadsheet. It’s helpful.
Not everyone needs a spreadsheet, of course; I think that having one may mark me as some sort of ultra-nerd. (You know, aside from the “writing about MMOs” part of my life.) But I know there are other people who do form elaborate and in-depth plans about what to do with characters moving forward. Other people just sort of do whatever and make up a plan after the fact. So what about you, dear readers? Do you track your character goals in MMOs? Do you have a spreadsheet, a list of things you want to accomplish, or neither of the above?