.....but I put in my reservation for Final Fantasy XIV.
For my PC.
You might be wondering why since my PC is incapable of handling such a graphical powerhouse. Well, I wanted to get the PS3 version, but considering that won't be out until next March, I wanted to at least get a head-start this September. The last online Final Fantasy I played with XI, and I first signed up when the PS2 version (the one with the HDD attachment) was released nearly several months after the PC. (My PC wasn't able to run the game, and I didn't have access to a Debit card for payments) One of my friends was already well enough into the game, and I had hoped to play with him on equal terms.
I didn't realize that solo play was non-existent, and I was unable to join my friend in parties. I ended up with strangers, and that didn't pan out too well. My limited degree of MMORPG skills lead to other players yelling profanities at me, calling me every name in the book, and getting my levels reduced by notorious monsters.
Final Fantasy XI was a tough game. :(
I'm hoping to try again with XIV. Thankfully, the gameplay has been balanced for solo and group play--which means it's easier for me to get into. No more waiting hours on end for parties like I did one Saturday in FFXI---an entire weekend wasted sitting around.
As for my computer specs, I am hoping that all I would need for it is a Radeon 8600 (or something) Graphics Card. I only have a 6600 series, which is totally incapable of handling XIV as was laughably confirmed by the Benchmark.
Anyway, my last character in XI was a Mithra. In keeping with tradition, I'm going to be a Mi'qote. :)
On another note, guess what comes out on my birthday?! July 21st? LIMBO.
I have been waiting for this game to arrive. It looks dynamite. It reminds me of a darker-edged Braid---only a lot more violent and way darker (pun intended). One birthday gift I can give myself!