I've been playing this game since 2003 and I still have an active subscription. Why? I am in love with Vana'diel and it's a home away from home, and a constant in my life. I know that my character will be there even if I take an extended hiatus, and that the current dev team has made the quality of life in the now-senior game to make things much less time-consuming for its players; players who mostly started in their teens and early 20s, myself included, who now have full life commitments. There's more in this game than I will ever be able to see or do I'm happy just logging in to chat with friends I've had for ages or go out on a bard-battling adventure with my trust NPCs.