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Reply #875 on: March 09, 2018, 05:57:43 PM

Some of my friends are falling into the subscription mmo trap and choosing this game. Whats so special about this again beside it being a grindy asian mmo?

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Reply #876 on: March 09, 2018, 06:03:37 PM

It's Final Fantasy and has decent graphics?
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Reply #877 on: March 09, 2018, 07:20:42 PM

There's nothing fucked or broken about it, which for MMOs is a decent bar to clear. I haven't played it since launch, but if you like FF and MMOs this is that done as well as could be imagined.

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Reply #878 on: March 10, 2018, 06:11:57 AM

The dungeons are fun too.

Personally I'd rather pay a sub if it means there's no cash shop or at least the cash shop is strictly cosmetic only.
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Reply #879 on: March 12, 2018, 09:58:06 AM

Plus there's no need for alts - you can level up all jobs on one character.  I'm not sure if that will help or hurt alt-itis, but I like the idea.

I really like how they do the duty/dungeon roulette as well - it's world-wide, not just server-wide when trying to put a party together.  So you join the queue, wait however long needed for the system to put a party together, then you start.  I did Aurum Vale last night (so 4 person party) with two people from another server and one from Goblin, plus me from Faerie.  It was a nice quick run for my first time there.

My only complaint though is that almost all the quests I have right no involve me going into specific dungeons and so I just pick which quest I feel like doing that night when I log in.

But hey, level 57 now, got semi-decent sets of gear on both my Summoner and Scholar, it's not horribly long wait times for the roulette with either class, and I"m getting closer to opening up Heavensward now, and I"m by no means a hardcore player, either.  Just been getting on in evenings when I feel like it with more extended playing on the weekends occasionally.

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Reply #880 on: March 16, 2018, 04:03:26 PM

Some of my friends are falling into the subscription mmo trap and choosing this game. Whats so special about this again beside it being a grindy asian mmo?

It's not a grindy Asian MMO like RuneScape or FFXI.  Leveling a new character is incredibly fast.  Not only does the MSQ drive you all the way to 70, new players get a buff that doubles EXP gained, every Free Company is running the EXP buff.  There's a bunch of items that boost exp gain as well.  There's also the Armory bonus, which gives you an additional 50% bonus so long as you have one job leveled higher than your current job.  Gear is pretty much straight vertical progression in that each major content patch ups the ilvl and adds new raids.    You just run the various roulette daily and you have one job geared out in a few weeks.  There is grind if you want it, but it's not out of the gate.

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Reply #881 on: March 20, 2018, 01:32:39 PM

There is a TON of obnoxiously patronizing busy quests along the main story arc that I found so intolerable I had to quit. I am tired of games treating you like an idiot. I'm just too old for that shit. Pity, because the actual story is decent, the art is amazing and many of the systems, from combat to crafting, are as well developed as I've seen them in MMOs.

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Reply #882 on: March 20, 2018, 02:55:01 PM

Guildmate (FC-mate, whatever) suggested I pick up another class/job because I'm just now getting into Heavensward stuff and I'm already level 59, which means I've almost outleveled the HW content.  So I picked up Samurai (since you can get that at 50) and after figuring out how to change jobs finally (just change weapon), I started off with the first SAM quest.  I feel like I was just dropped into the middle of things with no context because I essentially was, but the beginning trial gives you an overview of what the class is like.  It's different enough from SMN/SCH that I was enjoying diving in and out of attacks a lot.  The combat effects are cool.  Now to figure out which attacks combo off each other and I'll be much better off.

I had been planning on getting to 60 and then picking up another job/class, but what he said made sense, especially if HW is supposed to be 50-60 level content.  Still thinking of picking up Archer so I can get Bard down the line, but I'll play with SAM for a while instead.

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Reply #883 on: March 22, 2018, 07:03:34 AM

There is a TON of obnoxiously patronizing busy quests along the main story arc that I found so intolerable I had to quit. I am tired of games treating you like an idiot. I'm just too old for that shit. Pity, because the actual story is decent, the art is amazing and many of the systems, from combat to crafting, are as well developed as I've seen them in MMOs.

This is a fairly common criticism leveled at the game, and it's fair.  I believe there's 100 quests from the end of ARR until you unlock HW.  The only response is that if you grind it out, the quests for HW and SB are a lot better.  Funny enough, if you play the DRK jobs quests, this point is brought up repeatedly.  The DRK jobs quests were written by the same woman who did the ARR quests and tend to be commentary on the experience players have.

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Reply #884 on: June 06, 2018, 12:42:58 PM

In today's update of "no one else cares" - I've officially finished the HW content (and been booted out the novice network chat channel) and can move along to the Stormblood content finally. 

Summoner = 62
Scholar = 62
Samurai = 61
Red Mage = 52
Dragoon = 36
Machinist = 31
Dark Knight = 30

SMN/SCH (Arcanist) and DRG (Lancer) are the only two I've played up from level 1, the other classes I picked up mid-stream - MCH and DRK started me at level 30 and RDM and SAM started at level 50.  It's not too bad really, and now at least I'll be playing SB content at level.  I have decent gear for my SMN, good gear for the SAM, okay gear for the SCH, hand-me-downs for the RDM and everything else has stuff I had in my inventory that I didn't get rid of.  Managing your inventory is insane though.  Not enough storage space at all, and considering you can change jobs on a whim, you don't really want to ever get rid of anything good either, so finding storage space and then remembering what you have already is a PITA.

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Reply #885 on: June 06, 2018, 01:11:30 PM

This is one game I really wish went F2P... I'd be all in with microtrans if it was only box cost.

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Reply #886 on: June 06, 2018, 01:13:47 PM

At the same time, this is the game where all the people who hate microtransactions go to find shelter. Please, keep it this way.

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Reply #888 on: Today at 09:22:52 AM

It's already a console game though, so that wouldn't be too hard to move it to Switch, would it? 

<< PC gamer.

Anyways, still enjoying myself and this lets me play casually while still getting groups for whatever dungeons and raids I want to do.  Heck, doing Syrcus Tower (or any of the three Crystal Tower raids) is quick and easy and rather fun when I'm not dying because I moved but the game apparently still thinks my healer is in the line of fire. 

I really want to get my SMN/SCH to level 70 now so I can concentrate on the other jobs I have going.  Because after doing a few groups with a MCH, I want to level mine up more just because it seems fun.  Don't care if it's a gimp class or whatever, just setting up a turret and having auto-fire blasting away...  DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

I'll admit some of that is based off watching this fight with Sophia which was recorded by a MCH.  I also rather like the HUD layout, too.  Song is excellent as well!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T1k-9UvdlU


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