Hello, it’s the guy behind Ralan here.
In the best display of editing I’m making a note right at the beginning.
I have to tell you that elements of what will follow are pulled from another piece I’ve written but not released yet. Seeing everyone in that Facebook group over the last few days has driven me to want to write something for the here and now. That other piece I’m pulling from is one I’m saving for the last days of FFXI. Which when I say it like that feels like the end of the world, and with how I feel about FFXI, it kind of is.
Some of the servers are gone, with SE having players merge to other servers like refugees. I know that each world looks exactly the same, but I can’t imagine that sense of displacement I’m sure some people had. As of this moment you can see half the servers remain. Thankfully my home Bismarck still stands strong.