The true protagonist of FFXIV
INHUMAN NOISES AT THE HILDIBRAND PREVIEW
I spent about 10 minutes on Balmung and I’m already done there for the night.
After witnessing Abriael RP and some ERP leaking in to public channels, nope nope nope nope.
um if you’re on balmung and you’re bored LET ME KNOW BECAUSE I NEED PARTIES FOR TAM-TARA AND COPPERBELL D:
…last time i waited for like 50+ minutes in df to no avail because mhuswyda’s a dd…
i’m thinking i might make her main scholar instead of smn just so i don’t have to deal with that.
actually that’s a good idea. i think that’s what i’m gonna do.
/tell mhuswyda memeya if you feel like it. :D
someone recruit this woman!! quick!!! come join us so i won’t have to bite my butt next time you’re on balmung and i see your post about it just when i went to bed ;_;
YAY WE GOT CHAMO
back off nerds she’s still ours
POST BEING EDITED: (he’s still going)
So I just followed FFXIV enthusiast and freelance translator Reinheart Valentine (@reinhart) after another friend retweeted the beginning of a stream of tweets he began from a FFXIV developer (Yoshi-P) interview in japanese (from Famitsu) regarding 2.1, and here are most of the points, and some of my thoughts on said points. Some twitter abbreviations in the quotes below have been expanded into long form:
-Bards are getting one of their skills moved to another job (details yet to be translated.). Ok, then.
-“jobs that couldn’t get enough DPS will be able to output as much as BLM’s can (after the bug fix)” Take what you will from that. I’m glad I’m focusing black mage for conceptual reasons, that’s all I have to say to that. ;)
-“Ultima Weapon Hard mode has story around Wandering Minstrel. Not much requirements to get into, so people should be able to try right away.” So that’s good news. I’m not a huge fan of all the hard encounters at the endgame, I’m glad they’re there for those that enjoy them!
-“Dungeon Hard Mode has different feeling as well, fogs, etc so as soon as you enter you can feel that it’s going ot be more challenging.” Of all the ways to make potentially PUGed content “harder,” incomplete maps are not really among my favourites.
-“YoshiP mentions every patch will have 2 Hard Mode dungeons and 1 completely new dungeon. Post expansion will have harder dungeon than BC.” Good to know.
-“Dungeon EXP increased by 150% from base EXP. On top of that you can put random roulette bonus + rest bonus. About 3x more than now.” More leveling options=good!
-“Once you place a furniture in your house, you can’t sell them on market.” Important to note, but “selling used stuff” is sort of outdated in MMORPGs anyway, so people shouldn’t expect it available.
-“YoshiP mentions the cost for housing is still not decided, they are still looking at the economy to decide carefully.” I could write an entire blog entry on my thoughts on this. Oh wait, I did!(http://omedon.tumblr.com/post/62798102598/personal-expression-is-not-a-goal) Seriously though, this is getting insulting, they don’t need to place housing to be this perfectly scaled money sink, it needs to be accessible, no questions, no hurtles, no bulls**t. Now, I want to say “calm down, this is probably talking about FC housing, and personal housing is still 6+ months away,” but so help me, if personal housing launches as a long term endgame monetary goal, I will explode.
Deep breaths, better news…
-Regarding the “Treasure Hunt” feature (more below): “When you try to open chest there is a trap spawning mobs. Can be soloed, however Grade 5 should have Party to win fight.” In the immortal words of Daniel Bryan: YES! YES! YES! Overworld, on demand, solo-to-group content can only mean one thing: A USE FOR CHOCOBOS! Most importantly, the 2-man-2-bird party I’ve wanted for so long! Now, here’s hoping it IS overworld and not instanced and duty based. If they’re smart, this will work like GW2’s guild content where you basically spawn your own FATE.
-“Beastmen daily quest - In patch 2.1 will have quest for 2 beastmen tribes, in future will have episodes for all tribes.” Very cool! Loving the soloable access to endgame/dungeon currencies that these dailies are reported to allow!
-“Treasure Hunt - Gatherer finds map, but only battle class can open since it spawns mob” When I remarked to Reinheart how cool this potentially was for endgame gatherers, he reparked that “For fishing todays rep post mentioned they going to add new animations when catching some fish, wonder how that’s gonna be :D.” Clearly I must now level fishing!
-“YoshiP mentions they are going to have FFXIV up on Steam.” That should have an impact on the community, as there are some fanatic Steam people that will only play through steam. All new marketing fronts are good news!
-“Patch 2.2 will have about 1.5 times more than 2.1’s amount of story.” Wait, there’s more story coming? There’s story after the end credits? Please tell me that when I walked away from Minfilia with “NOPE, not doing hardmode anything,” I’m not leaving “story” on the table.
-And finally, in “I don’t really care, but it’s cool for those folks” news: “PvP will have rank - At 2.1 you can rank up to 30.” So, that’s a thing.
In closing, I’d like to thank Reinheart for taking the time to translate this interview! Dear Square Enix: HIRE THIS GUY!
Which one did you buy? Leaena got one of the Zelda ones… I like to touch it when no one is watching. Damn it’s pretty.
I went with the cobalt blue Luigi’s Mansion bundle. Opted to stay with an original style 3DS since it’s easier to carry around and I’m honestly not a fan of the larger screen.
…I also may have decided on staying with a normal due to the battery extension/grip and the case I have for the top half.