I have friends who are obsessed with this game who beg me to give it another chance.

I have friends who are obsessed with this game who beg me to give it another chance. I finished ARR and didn't care for the story at all and hate the gameplay. I'm the type of person who can't tolerate a good story for bad gameplay. Everyone tells me Heavensward has much better story but even if I were inclined to believe them (I don't, this is a FF game with every anime trope under the sun) I still hate the gameplay so I'm not suffering a dozen hours of "press keys in the order I splayed them out on my keyboard" simulator.

Can someone who's played this game and has genuine criticisms of the story give me ammo next time they bug me to play it? I want to be able to convince them to drop it without actually having to play it

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tell them you don't want to play a game flooded with shit gameplay and trannies. MMO's are for those without purpose.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      True and based but they won't hear that

      Just tell them you're not going to play it. You don't need "ammo" when you're speaking to your friends.

      They won't accept no. Not in a "we're mean girls who aren't going to talk to you anymore unless you play it" kind of way. Since they all love it they inevitably start talking about it whenever we hang and it always devolves into "anon I know you said you don't like it but really I think you need to give FFXIV another chance if you don't like Heavensward I'll eat my hat" kinda thing. I can't get them to drop it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just tell them you've heard enough about it that you're really not interested and its likely just not for you. You gave it dozens of hours already, the core gameplay loop surely isn't good enough.

        Alternatively, tell them you were told that if you didn't like the Coerthas stuff or Aymeric from your Realm Reborn playthrough then you won't like Heavensward and likely not the rest of the game either, because aside from Emet-Selch in Shadowbringers everything else is (narratively) downhill from there.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You won't like it, I personally think the story has it's kino moments, but the playerbase is absolutely awful. It's full of e-frickboy losers, trannies and other assorted mentally ills. I know the word is thrown around a lot, but people genuinely feel like cultists, it has this pervasive fake positivity attitude among the playerbase. I've been called a terrorist because I wouldn't get peer pressured by a group of lalafells who roleplay as children. I don't think the gameplay is awful, but the developers are incapable of creating anything new, and simply follow a formula. I started playing right before endwalker, and I'm already sick of the same shit each release.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just tell them you're not going to play it. You don't need "ammo" when you're speaking to your friends.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I have friends
    stopped reading

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Heavensward is kino but not worth playing through a shatreborn. The only fun fights in a ashat reborn are ex primal trials. For gameplay if you didn't pick Monk or Dragoon you lost.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I played through the entire game on monk with optimal rotation idk how you braindead frick think this gameplay is any good. Action combat was already in MMOs when this game first came out.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gameplay is shit until 50. That's just how it is.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Watch cutscenes on Youtube. All of them looks same point nothing worth for ur money. I played this 3 times before, this game is trash.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know why I didn't think of this, will do

      did you play through 2.55 or just 2.0?

      if you played through all of 2.55 and weren't intrigued by the ending then don't bother continuing

      Not sure of version but it was 2 years ago

      Gameplay is shit until 50. That's just how it is.

      I mean I played some 50 raids and stuff and wasn't impressed. To me it feels like what I described in OP, I put my rotation in order on my keyboard. I press the next button as soon as the CD is up. Sometimes I move because there are scary orange patches on the ground. There's nothing interesting about this gameplay, I'm never being challenged to switch up my gameplay in real time, just executing as fast as possible with minimal challenge (I played Dragoon mostly, maybe that changes things)

      Just tell them you've heard enough about it that you're really not interested and its likely just not for you. You gave it dozens of hours already, the core gameplay loop surely isn't good enough.

      Alternatively, tell them you were told that if you didn't like the Coerthas stuff or Aymeric from your Realm Reborn playthrough then you won't like Heavensward and likely not the rest of the game either, because aside from Emet-Selch in Shadowbringers everything else is (narratively) downhill from there.

      Latter half might be useful after I've watched some story on YT to get the point across. Thanks

      >Just don't stop at ARR, it gets really good after
      >Just finish Heavensward, game is boring until you get lvl 60 rotation
      >Just get through Storm blood, it's the weakest expansion it's not that good
      >Just finish Shadowbringers, it's the best expansion
      >You say you don't like the game? Then why did you get all the way to Endwalker lol?

      Lmao before I decided I didn't like the game I was trying to remain unbiased but it really does seem like people who push this game do this, just keep playing bro it gets good I swear. What do you mean you don't like it you played 200 hours lolol

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > (I played Dragoon mostly, maybe that changes things)
        its less that and more the fact that alliance raids are intentionally casual content, especially arr's.
        ARR's real raid is the binding coil of bahamut, assuming you've not already completely given up, see how you do there.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    did you play through 2.55 or just 2.0?

    if you played through all of 2.55 and weren't intrigued by the ending then don't bother continuing

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I want to be able to convince them to drop it
    why

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >but even if I were inclined to believe them (I don't, this is a FF game with every anime trope under the sun)
    your bait might have been believable but then you dropped this sentence
    try again

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Just don't stop at ARR, it gets really good after
    >Just finish Heavensward, game is boring until you get lvl 60 rotation
    >Just get through Storm blood, it's the weakest expansion it's not that good
    >Just finish Shadowbringers, it's the best expansion
    >You say you don't like the game? Then why did you get all the way to Endwalker lol?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why be a little b***h about it? just tell him the game isnt clicking for you and that you dont feel like putting in the time anymore.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why are you friends with so many trannies? if not trannies then they're definitely latent autogynephiles or some sort of lumpen polycuck queer variant

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you have to understand, at some point screeching about trannies looses all meaning.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        oh are you a t- I wasn't talking about you...it was another trann- transwoman I know. Don't worry you're nothing like her sis!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          see, now that wasn't difficult, was it.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you don't like farming and collecting things i would never play this game

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      genre*

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you go full burst with facts and logic about why you don't want to play a game you don't like then it can harm the friendship. Just say you don't like it and then duggest that 'maybe i just have bad taste in game preference' if you get pressed.
    t. damaged a friendship because I full tilted on a buddy who kept asking me why I wouldnt play lost ark with him

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just deadname or misspronoun someone in chat and get yourself banned. It's that easy.
    >"Sorry I can't play because my account got banned. Whoopsie... "

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    (You) don't really have to play it.
    Create a bawd (miqote for example). Pick the arcanist or marauder starting job so you'll end up in limsa lominsa. go to the main aetheryte area and type /afk in chat.
    then alt+tab and play whatever you like. if they bother you to play together, be like "can't, I'm roleplaying with some malera i've found. they gave me 1mil gil out of nowhere"

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I want to be able to convince them to drop it without actually having to play it
    you're not a good friend

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LOL dont fall for it i fell for that meme its just a fetch quest simulator

    what they mean is they hope by the end of heavensward they can convince you to keep playing since you put all that time into it already and you might as well chase the end that what i did

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Say that you play World of Warcraft and can't afford another sub and maybe they'll leave you alone

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Despite WoW being eternally shit on, I'm willing to say that the one thing WoW has consistently done right is that movement and abilities feel tight and responsive. By contrast, it feels fricking awful to move around in XIV and the abilities feel like they're on some kind of activation delay that doesn't care about the actual animation.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stormblood my beloved

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you need to be convinced that the story is shit, it is.
    ARR is a monster of the week mess of fetch quests and world building about retired pirates and hippies that eat fermented beans and worship tree spirits. You get introduced to the scions, probably the most unlikeable cast of supporting characters in an RPG then run around killing incarnations of tribal totems summoned by little furry dudes that talk funny because that's apparently the best way to reach world peace.
    In heavensward this changes to more exciting themes never before seen in a JRPG like "the pope was actually evil" and ugly dragons with horrible low poly models ranting for hours about how pissed off they were because some guys stabbed them in the back an aeon ago. The theme of the expansion is endless war being awful because neither party will accept a truce because of built up grievances and the solution is for a superpowered dude (you) to kill the leaders of both factions. For XIV fans this is the peak of deep political and moral themes.
    Further expansions get even more stupid to the point I don't want to talk about them like the amazing antagonist that lives for le hunt and gets ressurected twice or the other antagonist that's the best villain ever written because he's flamboyant and snarky.
    You're still a dick for being disingenous to your friends and should frick off.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember being obsessed with XIV. Stormblood was the start of the downward spiral for job design. Miss me dots

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Larp like you played it and your sub ended. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaXC6RjsY7M watch this, act like you think any of these were kino and improvise a bit until they start non-stop talk about it. then go like "when i'll get some spare $ I'll resub" and never do it

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nah this game is great and it has one of the best stories and communities in gaming. The next expansion is also shaping up to be the greatest expansion of all time

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