Jul 21, 2017
FFXIV Has It’s MMO Claws In Us
In this episode:
- Final Fantasy is one of our favorite
series. We play them and replay them, and recently, FFXIV grabbed
both of us and sank it's grubby little MMO claws right into us.
While neither of us tend to be big MMOers these days, FFXIV has so
much going for it that we really can't resist it.
- FFXIV is in full swing for both of us
in the middle of the summer gaming slump. We’ve been playing
at pretty much the exclusion to all else for the past few weeks.
Hear us geek out over an MMO for the first time in a long
- We talk about what makes this MMO
special (aside from it being Final Fantasy), what it does right in
terms of modernizing the genre, and the kinds of things that keep
us coming back. The mechanics feel different and polished in a way
that other MMOs just feel spammy.
- We talk about the characters that
draw us in, how it's more of a Final Fantasy game first than an
MMO, and how despite neither of us having played the 1.0 version,
that we feel the game has a history and story that's rich and we're
a part of.
- We discuss different classes like Red
Mage and Bard and how the length of time we've played and when we
started has influenced how we feel about the game. Beej plays for
the social aspect, while Void plays for the story, but they can
meet in the middle and see the value in how it all ties together
and makes a fantastic game that everyone can enjoy.
- Next week, we are going to dig in on
the expansions, Heavensward and Stormblood, so if you have any
questions or comments, please email, tweet, or send them to us on
the subreddit! We want to talk about what you want to hear
- Beej got back to running, got hooked
on mobile Final Fantasy games (FFV and VI), and made some bad
- Void watched a bunch of different
things, rewatched some other movies and TV, and determined the best
of the bunch was Arrival.
- NoClip's FFXIV Documentary we talk
about in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs0yQKI7Yw4
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