one armed dwarf wrote: »
Patch day Tuesday
I had to RMA my GPU... stuck on PS4 for the time being Need to fix up my HUD before Tuesday so I can actually see wtf on the 24 main raid cause I am a healy boi.
I've been levelling BLM recently. I think it's the only class which solves my issue with this game (and any MMO) where attacks can actually have a sense of impact, it's also a class which has a half decent rotation at levels 60 and 70 (braindead up to level 50 but it always was)
Just a very cool feeling of power weaving in ley lines after transition to fire from ice and spamming huge explosions at things.
Lucky Jack wrote: »
(2) As everyone knows, retail WoW's story is all over the place by now, though I know some of the Shadowlands changes have made it easier to experience it expansion-by-expansion again. Still, even in WoW Classic there are some story events - like the AQ War Effort - which are lost to me now that the events have finished (unless they release fresh servers in tandem or in the wake of TBC, which I doubt). Is there anything similar in FFXIV? I know the story still gets a lot of praise, with the ARR stuff being a bit of a drag initially, but are there any major story elements that I'll NEVER see due to starting this late?
Thanks in advance for all advice. If anyone has any useful resources or links, like FFXIV's answer to Wowhead, they'd be very welcome too.
Blowfish wrote: »
So, I'm far from an expert...
Starkly different to the WoW experience, actually makes me wonder if I've been missing out on other MMOs over the years just because I couldn't get to grips with WoW.
one armed dwarf wrote: »
PC got a bit of a performance uplift, loading wise
Started back at this a week or so ago for the first time since launch.
Im so impressed i bought the complete edition, its so much better than what wow has become.
Things are a little nuts atm as wow's 9.1 is DoA. Between the bad content and the whole Sylvie debacle (wows youtube team hid the 9.1 raid ending video as its been downvoted 4 to 1) its gone and pushed people into giving XIV a go. Hell Asmongold one of WoWs biggest livestreamers started FFXIV and they're all enjoying it with him along with other big names in that area and to top it off SE is running a free play trial up to lvl60 and unlimited access to ARR and Heavensward along with a 14 day welcome back campaign. Because of all these happening at the same time what should be the quietest time for the game during its pre expansion phase is actually incredibly busy instead with Steam players hitting the highest ever concurrent player numbers and multiple servers nearly locked out for character creation due to high numbers of people playing. Hell the last LL said Endwalker preorders were 2 to 3 times higher than Shadowbringers preorders. Just wait till Endwalker in November its going to be absolutely insane. They had plans for server upgrades too so hopefully they'll get prioritised.
Watching Asmon play this ‘weeb’ game is amazing. He seems to really, really enjoy it and has a smile on his face constantly. Watching his reaction to some of the old content is brilliant. He completed BCOB recently and you could tell he was blown away.
It’s a good time to play…. If you can get a sub that is!
As someone who has played both WoW + FFXIV since their beginning (well, ARR, not 1.0), I'm at a point where my sole enjoyment with WoW is merely Mythic+, which I've been solo-pugging since Legion. This doesn't really justify a subscription because I find myself logging in purely to do Covenant Dailies and staring at LFG looking for groups -- now including Korthia's daily quest session -- a lot of which feels more like 'work' than 'fun'.
Thanks to FFXIV's content cycle, you're completely free to just step away from the game and play other things, which is both good and bad. The lack of repeatable M+ type content (except POTD or HOH), as a non Savage/Ultimate raider, means I can find myself standing around a lot, but again, that means I can comfortably unsubscribe and check out other games while waiting for the next (consistent) content patch, even if it's just to check out the new story quests, new dungeon/raids, and chill doing whatever I wish.
I've taken the time away from both to check out New World -- and will do the same for Lost Ark -- but ultimately, FFXIV is the one I tend to look forward to the most. As for WoW, it has become this going-nowhere relationship that I'm finding hard to leave, even though I really want to. M+ is my jam, and it's not the game's fault that I'm not getting it as much as I'd like, but that doesn't change the fact that the rest is just so bland and unenjoyable.
As for Asmongold, I was never initially a fan of his "persona" (given his secondary stream involves him just being himself rather than the OTT entertainer), but I fell in love with his FFXIV streams and watching his progress through synced no-echo raids. His reaction to Flames of Truth and the finale of the raid was very enjoyable, followed by an entertaining "Transmog" (glamour) contest, as well as all the fun memes and articles about the current FFXIV insurgence situation.
Regardless, it's a good time to be an MMORPG fan. Very happy to see FFXIV get some love -- and anyone who decides to invest in it will be pleased to know that Square (especially after the humbling 1.0 failure experience) will absolutely treat the players and game with nothing but love and respect, unlike ActiBlizzard, who are at their most disconnected right now, resorting to stats and estimations as to what is or is not 'fun' for players (rather than, you know, just asking them). The systems are obnoxious, the attitude depressing, and the state of the game is really up in the air. I doubt WoW will ever truly die -- but if it does, it'll be because of Blizzard themselves, not another game.
So i finally decided to jump back into FFXIV. Purchased Shadowbringers last night as i didnt want to wait for Endwalker as i wouldnt get access to that expansion until November. I had returned and installed the game back in 2019 after leaving not long after Heavensward came out. Played for a few weeks trying to progress on with the story and some of my classes with Stormblood, got the MSQ and 2 classes up to 70 but ultimately left again as i didnt really have anyone to play with and got bored.
Had been around since FFXIV 1.0 and ARR when it launched and I found it hard to return to the game after being away for so many years. All of my hotbars were completely broken, classes had changed, abilities were gone etc. My friendlist is completely gone and it seems most people stick to themselves or already in a FC so think im gonna have that same issue this time around. Outside of randomly going to FATES or que for Dungeons and Dailys not sure what i should be doing.
PLD and SCH are both currently 70, lots of others are 50 from doing them before. I want to focus on a DPS so iv jumped into RDM and trying to get used to the rotation. Im currently on Diablos but not against changing server if there is a group from here playing together or getting on during Irish Prime time etc as i think thats whats needed really day to day.
RopeDrink you seem to know the most about the game lately. You currently in an End Game FC and sticking to that content or you playing with others here or anything?
So ill be sticking around for the forseeable future.
Easily the best MMO on the market now.
If there was a group of irish playing id love to join in the fun.
An irish FC would be sweet, im on Twintania and leveling some jobs.
Started with machinist got to 70 but not sure its for me so i switched to samurai which is great fun @ lvl 60 but with so many more abilities still to be learned it might get a bit overly complicated.
Ive also got my White mage to 57 and really enjoy it but i swore id leave healing behind for this as ive maned healers in every mmo the past 17 years :(
I joined Free Company on there but its huge and doubt id get to know any of them its just too big so im looking for a smaller FC with a chilled attitude.
Anyone else on Twintania?
Also thinking of jumping back in, I am not going to lie and say the allegations going around on blizzard are stopping me. While terrible if i stopped playing games due to the unethical behavior of company management id play nothing. However you can see that the toxicity has leaked into the game and there was an air of hubris from the dev team that no matter what they put out people would stay subbed.
The realization is that the game is in a terrible state and that combined with the likelihood of shadow-lands being dead and on life support until what ever the next expansion is has meant that its very easy to just drop it and move one. I think that is a major reason why most content developers are moving on.
Like Ropedrink the one thing keeping me in the game was M+ and i don't think thats enough anymore. May as well give this a proper go and finish leveling my char ARR is a slog :(.
In a small cross server chat with a few lads on the light data center, if you give me your username can add you too it.
And anyone else if they like
ingame name i assume?
Currently on Diablos if anyone is on there.
Cool will try adding you guys, need to be online at the same time.
If you guys want to you can pm your discord if you have it and can invite you to a server with a few of us on it.
Sorry late seeing this, havnt seen an invite or anything sorry if i havent overlapped. Ye ill PM You discord details now cheers.
Sorry im only seeing this now, im finding boards a frustrating navigation lately so im not on here much.
Ive actually unsubbed until endwalkers as i went back to guild wars 2 and really enjoying it.
Thanks a lot though.