FFXI is not like most other MMOs. It was designed to make people socialize with each other and work together. That is secret behind the game, and the reason it is still popular even after 5 years.
This poscast is a reflection of that very formula. This cast is cerainly not the most advanced or best quality podcast out there. But honestly, that doesn't even matter. I have been a listener since the very first episode and I have come to love and enjoy all of the hosts in my own personal way. Everytime I feel like quitting the game, hearing this podcast makes me change my mind. The bond that the hosts share, and the all around good time they have making the show really make this podcast a special thing. I recently bought a mac, and as a FFXI PC player, I thought that my days in Vana'diel were over once and for all. I decided to listen to one more episode of PFA, as my way of saying goodbye to the game once and for all.
Before the podcast was over, I found myself at the gamestore buying a brand new xbox 360 and a copy of FFXI for the xbox.
Listening to to Steak, Fusion, Chinchilla, and Squig, is almost like being in a room with some of my best friends, listening to a conversation about one of my favorite hobbies.