My eldest son has taken a keen interest to FFXIV, begging me to load up the game so that he can sit on my lap and watch me play. He’s super, super into dragons these days (I know, we’ll have the “dragon talk” some day, but right now I blame the How to Train Your Dragon fad for it) and so to see me fight them in dungeons is the coolest thing.
What he’s taken to doing is bringing a dragon action figure to our play sessions and then “helping” me in battles by shouting “fire! fire! fire!” and tilting his toy toward the screen. 200 or so “fire!” screams later, and he’s still not bored with it. We’ve had long discussions about whether or not dragons can run out of fire (he says they can’t) and what makes a good dragon versus a bad.
I just love to see his imagination fueled by all of this and that he incorporates it into his play.