TLDR: Just talk about the title, don’t feel the need to read all this scary wall of text. Love to hear what you have to say!
We all started playing F/GO for a reason one way or another...Maybe we we're drawn in by the character designs, we heard the story was interesting, it promised some sense of escapism, or maybe you were like me, obsessed with TypeMoon in general and playing F/GO just felt like a natural evolution of interest. I'd like to read about you guys' story, whether you're new and had fallen in love with the community and their discussions on the game's complex stories, or you're a veteran who'd just started playing because of 𝒽𝑜𝓇𝓃𝓎 reasons, we do not discriminate. I'll go ahead and share my story as an example, that may prove to be far too saccharine for the average salt-consumer, but whatever. Don't hesitate to comment honestly, even if you somehow got it in your head that your story isn't interesting enough to bring up. Like Kama herself, I will love you all equally, for at the end of the day, we're all degen to some degree LMAO.
EDIT: My story is long, so no need to read through it.
So quite traditionally, I started with the classic 2004 FSN VN in the summer of last year, and if you know anything about 2020, it's that it SUCKED turds. I was a senior in HS at the time, and I was laying about in my parent's basement (as you do), mourning the loss of my graduation ceremony. Of course, with a wellspring of free-time, and anxiety about the outside world, I found it a perfect opportunity, as I imagine is much the same for many of you, to get into a HUGE franchise/fandom whatever; for me, that was Persona 5, Danganronpa, Hololive, and Fate. This also marked the time I got even remotely involved with online communities (that happened to relate to those franchises). But anyways, I spent literal hundred of hours playing through FSN and FHA, collecting all the good endings, the bad endings, etc. over the span of a month. I watched Fate/ZERO, UBW abridged...I was just obsessing. A month after I had finished the Visual novels, I discovered F/GO. Completely absorbed with the series and really wanting to forget about the pandemic, I voraciously grasped at anything resembling new TypeMoon content, so I downloaded F/GO, started it up...and sort of hated it. I was coming off the interesting storylines of the Visual Novels, so the first 5 or so singularities REALLY tested my patience, and It didn't help that I failed to comprehend the gameplay system at the time. My progress crawled to a grinding halt for a couple of months, but after hearing that it gets better at Camelot through my online communities and through sheer force of will, I finally made it, and by then, I was coasting, loving the game more and more. Of course, I owe a lot to the F/GO community on Fandoms, Reddit, YouTube, and Twitch, for keeping my interest and love growing (how dare you, guys). So uh, that's it...and it was a lot; maybe it'd be a good time to mention that although I had started with the FSN VN, I found F/GO through Scáthach doujins...so my story is not as pure as I may have made it seem haha.
Love to hear what y'all have to say!
This is in accordance with an anthropological research project I'm doing on this online community as I talk about here: https://fategrandorder.fandom.com/f/p/4400000000003245769
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