Here’s the reality about Ishgard reconstruction in Final Fantasy XIV. There’s stuff I want from it, I can do the crafting, there are many more rewards planned for it, I do not need to be in a rush to get all of the rewards right away especially when there are at least two more months before it’ll be replaced with any other forms of content. I can take it slow with earning rewards and enjoying the content, and nope apparently I’m making tons of ovens and earning scrips and hoping that some day I might get to actually take part in one of the crafter events for even more scrips.
As of this writing, my apprehension about missing out on this content is high, and it released yesterday.
The funny thing is that this is not unique. I’ve heard many people argue that the best time to play World of Warcraft expansions is late in their lifespans, when people have all the guides out and you can catch up pretty easily, but a lot of people want to be in on the ground floor for fear of missing something. You get people making characters on progression servers they’ll never actually play, or jumping in to try the newest update on something without actually being high enough to reach the new content. So how much does fear of missing out motivate your MMO playtime? How often do you find yourself structuring your time around things you don’t want to miss, whether or not it’s even something you can miss?