I have been playing Final Fantasy XIV since December and I spent a lot of time hopping from Free Company to Free Company. I couldn’t really find a place that I belong. After some time searching I can finally admit that I have found a free company that I fit into.
It’s amazing how much finding the right group of people matters when playing an MMO. It’s all about who you hang out with. We may not be the most powerful Free Company, or have a high population, but we certainly make up for it in spirit.
This is my shout out to Oblivion Prophets on Malboro Server. Thanks guys! You have all been great!
If you have ever had an experience like this please feel free to share yours. I’ll be posting pictures of mine own soon to show you guys what I have been up to for the past month.
There will always be new players when you use the duty finder in FFXIV. But some moments make for an interesting story. My recent experience was thus so. In one of the level 30 guildheist I ran into such an experience, and an inexperienced Tank. I was playing as the healer, and the Tank would not build enmity on adds. I even postponed casts to give him time to flash or grab adds to draw them off. On the flip side, my DPS weren’t doing anything about adds either and they weren’t closing up the portals that were spawning adds either. This posed a severe problem for me. Surprisingly…we beat it.
I spent the entirety of the Guildheist running the adds around in circles alternating between the tank and myself. I kept this up for about 3-4 minutes. My mana got about half way down before the adds got to about 20 and I couldn’t keep up any longer. I died…But, the rest of the party managed to kill off the remainder of the adds by syphoning them into a circle while dps knocked them off one by one. We won, and I got the exp I needed to reach the next level.
I was proud to notice that I recieved all of the commendations. But one thing I wanted to note to new players. If you think there may be a way to improve the way you play please do it. Look to your Free Company for advice on a particular class or browse the forums to see what other people are doing. This is my best advice. There is more than one way to do something, but there are certainly better ways to do things. Then there are rules that should be followed to maximize your capability’s. Do some research and have fun guys!
But I want to hear your story, and what happened. Whether it be a save in a massive dungeon or just another run gone wrong. I want to hear one of your moments.
Patch 2.2 is finally here! What do we think about it? We are stoked, and can’t wait to dig into all of the new content. I had a few moments this morning to mess around with some of the content before rushing off to the office. That hour or so was amazing. I can’t say too much for the content at the moment but I will say this. The improvements make sense. But why shouldn’t they make sense. Now the other two tribes have beast tribe quests. This means that we can begin earning those fancy new mounts, and earn supplies. Venture tokens are earned through those quests as well as Allagan Tombstones of Mythology. This greatly increased my interest in the Beast Tribe quests. Before this they seemed more like empty ventures. Now I can happily say that I am more than interested in pursuing them and all of their content.
If you haven’t been following this far let me explain ventures. Ventures are undertaken by your seller, or … Person who helps you sell things. Either way, ventures are quests for them. They will run errands into the battlefield to drag you back supplies. All of this in exchange for a few tokens. This will save everyone some time and money. Now I don’t have to go out there and hunt for hides…Unless I wanted to.
A few moments into logging in I unlocked a couple of the new dungeons. I haven’t had the opportunity to play them but you can guaruntee that I will take every opportunity once I’m home this afternoon.
But that’s not all. Weapons are now available up to I Level 110. That’s right! Difficulty and item level got increased. If you have an questions about what was added don’t forget to check the FFXIV Lodestone.
It is almost time Final Fantays fans for the new 2.2 Patch and we have one thought on our mind. We can’t wait! The new additions for patch 2.2 that have been so longed for are almost here. With the Glamour Preview of Patch 2.2 we get to see a little more on how the glamour system works, and a few pictures displaying some of the changes being made. After the update has been completed we will finally be able to change the appearance of our best I90 Armors. We will no longer be restricted this way. You will soon be able to exchange armors of the same type with eachother on the basis of appearance. I don’t who if anyone else is as excited as myself.
Gerolt’s at it again! A new armor set is available via the new patch. To get these masterpieces however you will need to collect “Allaghan Tombstones of Soldiery” I myself look forward to experiencing these new patch updates, and the new content. To experience the new beast tribe quests and the battle with Leviathan. All this new content to come around the end of the month. I cannot wait. Can you? Please let me know your thoughts below in the comment section.
Don’t worry, I did not forget about the mounts. They will also be available through the beast tribe quests. I think I will be spending much more time playing Final Fantasy in the coming months. Even thought they were added on earlier this month I don’t mind doing a little recap. Here are a couple of photo’s of the new mounts.
Since the dawn of games we have had one simple request. “Make it better” From Atari 2600, to Famicom, to the next gen advancement. We are “Always” looking for something better. What is the next step for gaming? Next Gen? So to celebrate going into the next era of gaming and in celebration of my first post here I want to ask one simple question. What’s your favorite game of all time?
Too much to ask…?
So I think I’m going to go first and tell you about my favorite game of all time. In truth my favorite game is always changing and just like the time, so do my interests. At this moment I find myself obsessed with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. So far I have clocked in a solid 64 hours on Steam, and at least 60 before being released onto Steam. But the question remains…What do I love about this game?
The story was the first thing that drew me too the game. Unlike other MMORPG’s that I had played through in the past it told a fantastic and epic tale. The old tale about the forces of light and dark battling centered around the threat of a great war. The Garleans have withdrawn their invasion to recouperate after “The Calamity” that took place in the original Final Fantasy XIV. The story continues on and on and on and so long as I continue to read the dialogue I continue to find myself completely drawn into the world of Final Fantasy.
It leads the game with a strong gameplay that requires strategy and well positioning yourself to best suit your party or yourself while soloing. Fights are interactive requiring you to dodge attacks, and move to assist players. Roles are specific. Your tanks, healers, and DPS (Damage Per Second) are defined to make the dungeons/boss’s easier to defeat, and encourages teamwork. Plus, there is a near endless number of things to do in the game if you open yourself up to those things. Character creation is specific to your preferences allowing you to develope your character however you see fit. My favorite is the way the game handles different classes. You are able to select multiple classes on ONE MAIN CHARACTER. For me this meant a lot. That means I don’t have to switch to another character to play as my tank, or healer. I can do it all on one and can do so on the fly. This is an achievement and I think it’s a very important achievement.
Final Fantasy RR: A Realm Reborn is about to receive patch 2.2. A trailer has been released recently going over some of the new features and the New Boss: Leviathan. I know that the Final Fantasy community is excited about this new release as much as I am. I can’t wait to see all of the new content being added to the game.
So now that I have exhausted a lot of word choice I want to hear what everyone else feels is their favorite game. Either of all time or at the moment. What is your favorite game? Share it!
For more information on FFXIV: ARR follow this link.