When does the game get good? So far I've just walk from quest to quest, reading dialogue boxes and watched cutscenes where characters talk about things I don't understand the context of.
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When does the game get good? So far I've just walk from quest to quest, reading dialogue boxes and watched cutscenes where characters talk about things I don't understand the context of.
ARR is very slow because of the world building
thoe whole game is like this anon
walk, 2 minutes of dialogue, walk, combat, walk, 5 minutes of cutscene, walk, combat, repeat
You also just described 90% of every consoles catalogue after 2007
you've been memed by weebtrannies
People only play these games to get a kick that they're part of the community. Then they get trapped by the sunk cost and either drop it or become creeps whose shilling the game becomes a second job.
It gets good around HW, so you're in it for the long run.
I was playing solo for the entirety of the MSQ, can confirm you get trapped by sunk cost bretty fast.
>It gets good around HW
Halfway through HW is when I quit. The cutscenes/story/characters were among the worst I've ever experienced and if you skip them there's nothing else to the game but the usual MMO bear ass collection but with janky combat.
>halfway through heavensward
You telling me, you saw the stoic spear autist make this face of pure malevolence, and thought the story was going nowhere interesting?
What kinds of games do you even play? Where do your standards lie?
>omg look at this face, this game is GOOD
>What kinds of games do you even play?
Storywise? FF9/FF10, the old AC games, SWTOR, DQ11 are among my favorites.
You put words into my mouth. I never brought up gameplay. You can have your opinions on gameplay, as someone who has enjoyed the recent Extremes I find the normal/casual content tolerable. With my post I implied Estinien had reached a cathartic point in his arc, he fulfills his quest for revenge and very visibly revels in it, but yet it is not the climax. This happens at level 55, out of 60. Perhaps it's more easy to tell that something's about to go wrong in a book, because if this were a book you would have been holding two even halves in each hand. Narratively it is the most interesting part, a victory that won't keep well, and having arrived at it, you decided this was worse than *Bioware writing*?
As much as I want to commend you for AC ludo, I don't believe you play it for narrative depth.
You literally saw the characters developing and gave up. You clearly were never interested.
The story and presentation of it in SWTOR is better than FF14.
Decided to try it last night
>Install the game
>Game freezes on splash screen every time
>have a dogshit PC that's full of crypto miners and malware
>game crashes on load because your out of vram
>hoo boy this game sure does suck!
lmao works fine on my machine and works fine on thosuands of other players machines, sounds like a user error not a software error.
Oh really, I found the solution was that SWTOR's default settings were the culprit. I had to press Alt+Enter for the game to load in. I have a newish PC and others had the same issue
Either way sounds like you got it working so there's no excuse not to jump into the greatest MMO of all time and unironically a better story than what was told in KOTOR 2 and arguably KOTOR 1.
Yea I enjoyed what little I had time to play. Really liked how everything is voice acted, just saying its not a great look to have someone new have to research how to even launch the game. They should fix that.
>a better story than what was told in KOTOR 2 and arguably KOTOR 1.
thanks for the reminder that this board is full of contrarians
thanks for the reminder that this board is full of people that don't actually play video games and yet will speak on them as if they are experts.
you morons are still stuck in the 'lol tortanic' mindset so you never legitimately gave the game a chance.
I'm telling ya, some of the origin stories, and especially the fallen empire post-origin content is fucking phenomenally written.
i played it I think up to 50? with a few classes. I remember it was well into the dragon age 2 phase of continuous and grating LGBT propaganda phase of bioware's decline.
I don't recall a bunch of LGBT propaganda in the game at release, and I don't see much if any of it playing through the game in 2023. You're quite literally just making up boogey men to be afraid of and then acting like it's a valid reason.
>played for a while
Just like the guy above, lmao.
The Fallen Emperor story was like their 3rd expansion or some shit. It's well past the origin stories (level 50). It's very likely you didn't even get to that part, or that part wasn't in the game when you played.
Also, I never claimed that ALL of the origin stories were good. Agent is fantastic, Jedi Knight is great, Sith Warrior is great, the rest range from okay to bad.
The same people that will praise FF14 for it's great storytelling that requires you to spend like 200 hours before you get to the part where the story gets good are the same people that will decry SWTOR for having a boring story that takes too long to get good. It's fucking hilarious. (not saying it's applicable in this case, but I see it constantly anytime I bring up how good SWTORs story is)
>acknowledges it only gets good x hours in
>makes up a FF14-praising strawman for his rebuttal
>acknowledges I might not fit this strawman
Based. We can just skip to the part where I say I don't like FF14's writing so that's not an argument.
I gave SWTOR a fair chance. I'm not going to play every single expansion in the hopes some random anon might be right.
It's good right from the jump depending on your origin story, but with the game having 8 different origin stories some of them are going to be weaker than the others.
Half the origin stories in the game are really good to fantastic.
That said due to how SWTOR works you can finish your origin story and then immediately jump into whatever expansion you want. YOu can skip the couple of mediocre expansions and jump right into the fantastic ones.
In fact, if you do it right (by playing Agent or Knight or Warrior or Trooper) you'll have a great origin story from levels 1-50 (which ends up being about 60-65 due to xp curves changing and the level scaling), and then you can jump immediately into the fantastic back to back expansions.
Much better than slogging through 100 hours of ARR, then slogging thrtough 75 hours of HW where only about 20 of it is good, then another 75 hours of SB where only 10 of it is good, then another 75 hours of ShB where only 20 of it is good then another 75 hours of EW where only 15 of it is good.
I played multiple of the class stories including the ones you're saying are fantastic and I didn't think they were anything to write home about. Like, Trooper was really boring other than getting to see that GILF ass once in a while. Sith Warrior was alright but come on it's not that great.
I played it for a while and liked the game. It's not better than KotOR 1 or 2, you have shit taste.
he's just a brownoid, they will lap up literal shit if it doesn't come with a subscription.
Please they don't even know what was wrong with the game on release. Look at this
stupid fucker that thinks it was about wokeness.
>stupid fucker that thinks it was about wokeness.
i'm not saying it was fag propaganda that made it fail. I'm saying I didn't like the fag propaganda, so stopped playing it.
>I'm saying I didn't like the fag propaganda, so stopped playing it.
And we're both saying you invented this propaganda in your head because it wasn't there on launch and isn't really there now other than an occasional [flirt] option and 1 single companion per origin that can now be bi-sexual which quite literally only changes 1 scene that lasts for 5 seconds and is just the two character models 'kissing'.
There's far more fag propaganda in FF14 lmao.
whats up with homosxual activists and continuous gaslighting? i'm not replaying your homo poverty game so i bring up every instance of fag propaganda.
>ITS THE CURRENT YEAR CHUD!
>You have to enjoy some fag propaganda!
>punch a nazi!
gaslighting about the massive amounts of fag propaganda in the game while complaining that you are being gaslit yourself
>he's still identifying himself with frog pictures
you seethe at this game on the regular
there was no fag propaganda and you've post-partem justified why you didn't like it 10+ years later, conveniently slotting in with the shitposting styles of the past seven years
>WORKS FOR ME
>The story and presentation of it in SWTOR is better than FF14.
thats the bioware game with all the homosexuals, right?
What a chad
literal gmod faces
>where characters talk about things I don't understand the context of.
They did give you context. Perhaps it was a bit quickly paced and might not have picked up that it was relevant; they did change the pacing of the MSQ to be quicker, so maybe some things got a little too fast.
For me it started stroking my boat when I entered Coerthas, the snowy area in the north. The MSQ takes you there around level 39. That content then takes a good turn upward as it tries more things and gets more interesting, especially with the MSQ reworks.
Same for me, when ARR launched. Progressing with all my friends got me through most of the beginning, but entering Coerthas hearing
in the bleak snow-covered area was where I felt really immersed
You're so very close.
Leaving a cutscene with a dismissive Ishgardian to be greeted with this organ was just another level.
I remember when I was a sprout. In order to get to Coerthas I went through Northern Thanalan -> Mor Dhona -> Coerthas trying to get behind high level monsters. What an adventure
gotta do the rental bo run from gridania to mor dhona to turn in the thingamabobs to get the black swimsuit
and those people are free to play a less narratively focused game
>and those people are free to play a less narratively focused game
this t b h
>don't like how this game plays i'd rather play this other game because it plays differently
then play that game
>trying to do the chimera Fate in nothern thanalan alone
Didn't go well.
Funnily enough, I remember the FATE being up while I was trying to sneak through the warp line
I thought Garlean was anyone from Garlemald because you fight all sorts of player races and all the bosses wear armor. It took me to Heavensward where Lucia takes off her circlet and reveals her third eye to know what a Garlean actually was. For the same reason I also assumed Rhitatyn was simply a gigabro Garlean with a third eye using the Roegadyn model until a Halloween dress up event told me his race.
>Garlean was anyone from Garlemald
This is correct though. There are ethnic Garleans and then there are Garlean nationals.
>When does the game get good?
Never. Anything remotely fun about that game was gutted long ago. Now its only played by ERPers and people too stupid for any other multiplayer game.
You need to enjoy the ride because that's the only thing that's worth it. When I started playing I hadn't played a game for months beforehand so I really got into the worldbuilding and characters even though it was all time wasting fetch quest bullshit. If not for that I probably would've quit before HW. Once you get to HW is does "get better" but again unless you can put aside the dogshit gameplay to enjoy the story and characters it's still not worth it. All in all it took me 3 months to beat the entire game and do much of the side content, overall worth it imo and I did enjoy it but idk if I'd ever recommend the game to someone tbh.
>enjoy Alphinaud, the NPC protagonist
Sorry, I dont have aids
It never gets good, it's only a hub for ERP and grooming
Unironically but surprisingly, after 50 hours later it gets better. After the real final boss of the Arr.
The last moments of Arr and heavensward are where the kino lies at.
To make the experience bareable. Lower your expectations. Realize that it's a single player game disguised as mmo rpg.
The game was designed to foster to FF and JRPG fans who aren't familiar with MMORPGs first and foremost so if you went into it not expecting to actually take in the narrative and stay for the long ride, you'll get a lobotomized cliffnote version of the experience everyone hypes up and you'll come off feeling estranged.
The literally game prints money because it's not made for old MMO fans and doesn't hold the same expectations. Everyone on here is going to seethe about it regardless because they can't comprehend how people can enjoy something like this.
For me the game got good once I could participate in ARR's endgame after I had finished the story and could participate in all the raid content and had a hang of my class. It got even better once I got into Heavensward.
If the game doesn't click with you by the middle of Heavensward you should probably drop it and not drag your heels on it. I personally won't blame you, because I'd rather this game not be filled with people who play this game begrudgingly because that just ends with a copium filled environment like WoW.
If it's for FF fans then why do the characters have no fucking personality or soul? Why is the story so barebones and the world so bland and without discernable theme?
I'm sorry about your retardation
You're right bro, the story is garbage and it's not going to get any better until Shadowbringers.
My advice is to skip cutscenes/dialogue and invest your time into fishing. Joining an FC and being social might help too.
Why would I do that when there's better MMOs?
Want a story where you're not just watching Alphinaud be gay? SWTOR.
Want PvP? Return of Reckoning.
Want PvE? WoW and FFXIV are about equal IMO so take your pick.
tell me which aspects of WoW pve do you like the most
Combat feels smooth/nice. Healing is enjoyable.
Dungeons are passable like XIV.
PvE isn't my focus in MMOs, though, as I implied. That's more the area of singleplayer games for me. If I play an MMO, I usually want some PvP.
I see, so your focus is PvP and that's why you're complaining about the story. I understand.
I never got far in SWTOR but I always see it said that the story outside of the class quests are shit because it retcons stuff from important aspects of KOTOR or something.
At this point you may have spent more time pointlessly discussing a game you will never play again when you could have been playing your "better game". Please, don't let us keep you.
Questing is like this all the way through. Don't like it now stop playing.
Is it just me or there's an influx of newkeks lately? Seeing a lot of saplings in roulettes and overland.
maybe there's content draught in other mmorpgs and came to ffxiv for scraps?
I noticed too, everyday I queue for alliance roulette I get a CT with new players in it.
Hate CT but if it's for a new player I can't blame the ilvl cheesers and I just grit my teeth.
It should be a different roulette, I hate that place.
Not just you
Despite some very long term players unsubbing between patches due to a lack of new repeatable content, the game is still growing
how...how will we ever recover....
we spammed every website talking about this game...even the official forums for years.....
AND IT KEEPS GROWING
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
The cope has always just been "people who play now are limsa afk paypigs ruining the game and everyone who disagrees with me is limsa afk paypig ruining the game, only chads like me spending every day bitching on the forums know what the best way forward for the game really is"
Doomerbros I don't feel so good
>Consistently losing the EU audience
Don't tell me Europeans actually have taste what the fuck
Anon, you're supposed to read it from top to bottom
2017 pt2: 127k
2017 pt3: 159k
2018 pt 2: 93k
2019 pt2: 247k
2020 pt2: 161k
2021 pt2: 345k
2022 pt2: 273k
The other regions don't drop so much so often, what gives?
Do you know what growth is?
NA is essentially identical (and the servers were the same for a long time), you're really bad at reading numbers and graphs.
The ShB launch was seriously massive. Essentially doubled the player count and stayed there.
IT DOESN'T COUNT THOSE PLAYERS ARE ALL THE BAD TYPE THAT RUIN THE GAME
NOOOOO YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT TWITCH VIEWERS INSTEAD, THAT'S WHAT MATTERS
anyone who likes xiv now is a visual novel modbeast chud in limsa!!
I tried to explain this to retards but they cant comprehend.
>Game population peaked at EW launch
>Post launch numbers dipped (like likely every MMO ever)
you'll find dead-game doomers in every live service game, I even see them in Sea of Thieves
When a patch comes out it's "we're back boys" then after a few weeks "nooo line go down, dead game, it's over, there's no recovering from this", then the next patch comes out...
it's funny because the retention comparatively is better than previous expansions.
It just keeps growing, even if we acknowledge the post-expansion and mid-patch dips, but doomies won't have it.
I think its going to get too big in 7.0 if they new graphics changes are as good as they claim them to be. A developer overhauling textures, lighting and clutter in a game of this age means confidence.
These gays will unironically scream about maintenance mode.
And state that "the graphical update is just baked in reshade"
I don't know what reshade these joggers use, but mine can't adjust geometry and vertex count, change in-engine lighting, give me PBR materials, increase zone clutter and uprez textures.
They've said that the overhaul is for the "next 10 years of XIV" so yeah
MMOs that saw even a little bit of success don't really die anymore unless the dev themselves goes under
>A developer overhauling textures, lighting and clutter in a game of this age means confidence.
I've brought up that argument before, the answer was just "Square is retarded lmao".
Didn't they flat out say on SE Twitter "We are basically milking XIV to fund all our future projects because its the only thing doing well"
Yeah. But that doesn't fit the doomer narrative, so it doesn't count. IT JUST DOESN'T OKAY?!?!
>flopspoken sucked up a lot of money for no gain so now xiv has to pay it back
Don't waste too much brainpower arguing with trolls.
Oh, whenever I bring it up, they just say "lol baked in reshade"
That's how disingenuous they are.
what is this? subscribers? daily peak players?
Active characters, scraped from lodestone, source is LuckyBancho. It's fairly close to subscribers but with some caveats: 1. Some accounts have more than one active character, 2. Some characters have a private lodestone and are excluded 3. Some accounts are subscribed but don't have an active character.
The point is that the trend reflects growth and retention, and that ShB and EW have been big commercial successes for SE despite some warranted criticism about direction.
>The point is that the trend reflects growth and retention
argue about the particulars all you want, the method has never changed, so it shows a clear "number go up", regardless of what the numbers actually are
Yeah i'm not gonna go full retard and say the game is gonna TORtanic. But I will say that the target audience is changing. At the very least, it's no longer ME. I'll still play for the story and if my friends decide to do anything.
Very fair. It seems like the target audiences right now are new players, limsa/nightclub social types, and raiders. If you're in the casual grind audience who liked eureka/bozja/relics in previous expacs you're not getting much love from the devs at the moment.
My server has been congested for many months at this point so it's felt pretty dead.
But I stopped doing roulettes over a year ago when I got all my jobs to 90 so that's probably why I don't notice sprouts.
I leveled everything to 80 in ShB but I've only got about half the jobs to 90 since the reward is just a hat again and there's no Bozja equivalent to girnd out so there's nothing to multitask the leveling process on
I still use my Amaro as my main mount
The more important reward is acheivement score
>the cheating achievement chud thinks anyone cares
go speedhack in PVP gay
Post your wol of light
/fa/shionistas, which armor is that
They came out with dyable Labyrinth of the Ancients armor sets as a reward for playing Crystal Conflict. That's "Prestige Onion Armor." You get it at Wolves' Den for 1500 crystals, about two or three games worth.
Now I understand why it looks familiar, thanks
You guys have no idea how long it took me to get this fucking pose out of meteorain.
My WoL talking to Yugiri
Most recent. Changed hair color to all black since
Why did you even make this thread? Play something else.
It's normal. You'll start making some sense of it all in HW. ARR is an ultimate 100h-long filter, and a necessary tutorial.
It never gets good
Quit or unsub now
For me? I started getting invested in the story when the Waking Sands was attacked, and you're given the task of disposing your former colleague's corpses
Seeing that miqo'te girl just laying there. That moment stuck with me.
I still feel that they should say fuck it to family friendly rating and add pools of blood to that scene.
That scene is already depressing enough anon.
I still visit the gravesite at Drybone from time to time.
Blood is too obvious. Not so many people would mind if there was or wasn't blood. What they need to do is add a pool of nectar under Noraxia.
Someone will jerk off to that
Square doesn't really use blood in their games.
What about ff16
I haven't watched any trailers or gameplay footage so I don't spoil myself.
Honestly, it would make sense for there to be blood everywhere during that. The fuckin cutscene where Livia and the gang show up, one of the Garleans is just stabbin and stabbin some poor guy on the ground.
Exactly. Imagining that there was a massacre was impossible with those crystal clear floors and walls.
The T rating really screws up some scenes like Teledji getting cut in half and the entire plot of Stormblood going way too clean on you despite it being a war narrative set in two occupied and very deeply abused nations
I'm not expecting a snuff film but put some effort in
Some of the stuff clearly never leaves the writing room.
The only time we really saw blood was when Zenos almost cut Y'shtola in half. It looked way too gruesome for what the game usually does, but I suspect they wanted the player to really take Zenos serious.
What about the post-Vault cutscene
You can be gruesome without the need for blood, just needs good context.
That kid in Radz-at-Han is a good example. Buddy is gone-gone.
Friend is doing EW
I know, I'm watching her.
>dies in the Zenos body jack section
this is why we can't have nice things
hold my beer
I'm sad that the Sapphire fight wasn't a tutorial for using G Warrior for something on Diamond Weapon
Does she usually only stream 3 hours or was that a pure ragequit? I don't usually watch vtubers, I just wanted to see her scream at the Garlean Commander.
I think it was a ragequit. She usually finishes plot sections before stopping.
That section is 'hard' in the sense that if you dont take it seriously you can die pulling just 2 enemies. A lot of people went into it expecting it to be a complete joke like most other instances.
didn't they also nerf that instance like a week after expansion launch because the retards couldnt do it
I died a lot in that section, but it's because I spent a lot of time exploring the area to look for hidden shit. I only saw one piece of hidden shit.
Actually wait...did I die? I'm not sure I did now that I'm trying to remember. I know I spent like an hour on it, but I might have just been fucking around that whole time.
Looking for a spare health kit off one of the busted mechs maybe?
Yeah there's a few of those! I found at least 3 I'm pretty sure.
It was definitely one of the more fun sections, since your HP was a valuable resource you had to conserve. It felt like, y'know, an actual game instead of a button mashing simulator.
It was really fun. The cutscene at the end when you finally catch up, too.
GARLEANS ARE A CANCER
AND I AM THE BARBER'S BLADE
how in the fuck do people actually play with 1-0 as their hotkey i will never understand.
tilde-5 and the 3 mouse buttons with alt, shift, ctrl modifers gives you 36 hotkeys all easily reachable without having to do insane gymnastics with your hands.
let me gues
>they're a clicker anyway so it doesnt matter
>He can't reach the 0 key
She's a clicker. She uses her mouse.
That's a man.
everyone on Ganker is an anime girl
I was watching the Red Mage in my friend's TOP static last night and they were legit a default UI user with 1-0 keybinds and clicking more than half their abilities. I really wouldn't feel comfortable playing with someone like that.
I don't really mind if someone is a clicker, as long as they're not trying to do high end content. If all you're doing is cruising through the story it's fine.
There's nothing wrong with being a clicker.
Eh that's debatable. Doing high end content where you're required to perform a solid rotation AND avoid all kinds of bad aoe on the ground does not work very well with clickers.
Any other content in the game is fine, but that's why I specifically said outside of high end content in the post.
There absolutely is.
I use 1-5 and the buttons I can easily reach so Q,E,R,F and bottom row Z to B.
I don't like using cntrl so I just use shift.
My mouse also has three buttons on the side. I don't understand people that only tab-target, my mouse is vital to me and I click LB.
I used to not like using Control as a modifier because I used to basically fold my pink inwards towards my wrist while rolling my whole hand to hit it, but at some point I realize all I had to do was basically press down with the third joint of my pinky (the one connected to your hand) and it works perfectly with zero discomfort.
That said I only ever put extremely long CDs or rarely used abilities on the control modifier bar.
She's a small Japanese woman of course she clicks
It never does. You will get more buttons to press but the shitty GCD, netcode and linear dungeons are a staple for the game and never go away.
>less than 24 hours till 6.4
Are (you) resubbin?
I haven't even finished SHB yet.
Nah, when is 6.5?
Late september probably, realistically october.
I'll sub 2 weeks before the next expansion comes out, do all the 6.X content in that 2 weeks leading up to the expansion, play the expansion, and then unsub and uninstall the game until the next expansion comes around.
Same thing I did for EW and ShB.
I'm sorry, anon, but that's what's considered to be the "good" parts of the game.
The real answer is either "never" or "heavensward".
The core gameplay never, ever gets good. It is 100% "stand here to avoid mechanic" while you mash out your dps rotation against a boss that does not react to your actions in any way, and occasionally hit a healing or tank specific button if you're playing those. If you're playing this to play a game, stop now.
The story, however, gets DAMN good after ARR, but ARR is required to know what the fuck is going on.
mooncat or suncat
Praise the sun!
>Work at Arrzaneth Ossuary
>WoL comes in with some dude
>Overhear that they are talking about Nald'Thal
>It's nice that he-
>yfw the other guy straight up says WoL recently threw down with Nald'Thal
You just know that everyone in earshot was probably thinking WoL was killing the Twelve out of sheer boredom
I would assume everyone involved is very discreet when it comes to reporting on your exploits with the twelve. The last thing you want is some religious unrest happening so short after we somewhat stabilized Eorzea.
At least four people overheard what Deryk said.
The Sharlayans didn't even know who you were
Because WoL had never been there before. WoL has visited Ul'dah so much that most people would be able to identify him easily.
welcome to the next 200 hours of the game: slow dialogue boxes while running back and forth doing N O T H I N G. if you want actual gameplay, try wow and not a shitty second life clone.
The great filter is doing it's job. I heard wow has recently released the critically acclaimed dragonshart expansion, you should go there
If you use an ultimate weapon as glam,
So the next primal glam is going to be the light weapons from seat of sacrifice right?
That's a cute Lalafell there anon.
are we getting seat of sacrifice weapons next?
I dunno. Probably?
Post more lewd spuds
Momodi is best wife
Never. Trannies love it because NPCs praise them for picking up twelve pig butts and defeating a villain that just stands there and lets you hit them. Nobody has any sort of intelligence to act like a functional human being and they just let you run over them.
ARR is the most boring, mind numbing piece of garbage to wade through if you’re not invested in the world and story. Thankfully the story gets much better in later expansions especially shadowbringers, and raids/trials get fun from lvl 70 and onwards. The problem is that progressing the story to unlock the fun content is still fundamentally the same from ARR to Endwalker. So if you don’t like walking from point A to point B and watching a progress meter fill up for 5 seconds to be rewarded with 5 minutes of boring fucking dialogue and rinsing and repeating this process, you are really going to hate the game more than you like it. Just put it down, paying a monthly sub to torture yourself is not worth it. If you care about the story, just watch the cutscenes on YouTube. This is coming from someone whose favorite game right now is ff14.
What's Krile watching tonight?
is this porn?
I dunno. Probably
ARR is a stumbling block for most people. A lot of people say it gets better in HW, but I thought 3.0 was just ok. It picked up after 3.0. Still love 3.3 and beyond, with some few exceptions.
This was my experience too, the game is 'stated' to be a really good place to make friends, but in reality the game is a walking simulator and everyone talks in their own little discord groups you have no way of accessing
I'm 400 hours in and I have yet to make a single friend.
It's because I'm a blue mooncat isn't it?
It's because you gotta put a little effort into it, I reckon.
(I have no friends in the game other than ones I already had, but that's because I really am not looking to make any new friends. I'm tired of it. Had plenty of opportunity to socially interact, though.)
Just do whatever Ganker tells you. Do not explore the game for yourself, do not play it, do not watch videos about it. Do NOT form your own opinion of it.
It doesn’t. Save your time and play a real mmorpg like wow, gw2 or eso. In ff14 you get 400h of textboxes that tell a mediocre story just to play instanced content with measly 8 players.
Unironically its one of those "It gets better after 100+ hours" games.
12 hours 8 minutes until servers go down
>8h long maintenance
hey, at least it isn't 24h
you've got at least another 60 hours of cutscenes before you get to the current expansion
it doesn't. all these retards telling you it gets good at Heavensward is just parroting what every other gay says about the game. It's just more of the same during Heavensward and every other expansion. It's 90% cut scenes. The other 10% is clicking in menus to get instanced into raids and dungeons and chud RP in homosexual jazz clubs. Unironically just play wow. classic or retail. It doesn't even matter because anything is better then playing ff14.
>homosexual jazz clubs
>Unironically just play wow
OH GOD FINALLY I CAN PLAY MY DREAM ERP WITH A GENDERFLUID DRUIDQUEER NIGHT ELF CHARACTER!
the difference is theres more to wow then just gay anime cutscenes and RPing with trannies. Continue to cope though playing final gayry
flying on your gay dragon to gay world quests with loot that doesn't matter?
doing the same maze+ treadmill ad infinitum for a tiny chance the game graces you with loot?
cope, wow chudy
yea all of that shit is way better then 1000 hours of a gay elf anime nodding in unison with his queer squad.
coping hard, or hardly coping?
you're mad as shit LMAO. what a gay ROFL.
That's right. Back to your dead game, chud.
this addon is a fucking scam
what class can even use this
that pic of rashok is a bit baity too
>UI taking up half screen
>you need mods/addons to do that
True that! There are also furries and scalies and trans dragons! preach sister!
empty soda can in the parking lot revealed as trans
>empty soda can in the parking lot revealed as trans
t-that can't be...
>expecting an MMO to get good in 3 hours
>expecting FINAL FANTASY XIV of all games to get good in 3 hours
As someone who has thousands of hours in this game it's not worth it
I am going to marry Krile.
Eh. I can see krile owning that for formal occasions or something. Doesn't have quite the outdoors appropriate design of the cat hood jacket though.
Tataru would give her that just to see her blush. And then she'd tell her that WoL would definitely think she looks cute/hot in it to seal the deal.
she'll incorporate the cat ears into the outfit somehow. its kinda like the millenial hoodie everyone between the ages of 26 to 40 has
Esper. dynamis caster that has a trance ability like Terra and Zidane. my proof? Krile is basically a first form Terra in amano art, dynamis/akasha is now a huge field of study just waiting to be cracked open, and Krile's receptiveness to Hydaelyn makes me think she may be naturally more susceptible to outside energy forces.
course this is all sourced from my ass. i take the philosophy of 'what popular character's fighting style can we add to FFXIV' like they did with gunbreaker
>Krile is basically a first form Terra in amano art, dynamis/akasha is now a huge field of study just waiting to be cracked open, and Krile's receptiveness to Hydaelyn makes me think she may be naturally more susceptible to outside energy forces.
Fuck it actually checks out.
Imagine if they call the esper class a "trancer" because it uses trance.
These threads will never recover
more lalas i need to fap
Pretty funny that FFXIV died when just 1-2 years ago it was being hailed as the second coming of Christ.
Well, you see, it's simple. In those 1-2 years (and actually since launch if you paid attention enough) the devs have shown that they're only willing to make the game more isolated and streamlined until there is no game left. Since Shadowburgers they have been aggressively dumbing down the game beyond anything i've ever seen.
Last chance to predict the new job they will surely hint at in 6.4.
My money is still on corsair. Double hand axes, using scouting gear.
While I'd like a tank or healer, I fully expect two DPS. Corsair as either physical ranged or scouting. And then a tribal caster like Shaman/Seer. If the new expansion is some kind of new world continent out west I expect it to pan out like this:
>Some weird emissaries of an unknown tribe show up in a boat in Limsa
>They are asking for help from outsiders to help settle some kind of civil war where one tribe is sacrificing weaker ones (for a primal, as usual)
>You get your own boat, and the WoL is a Corsair in the trailer
>You get bonus dialogue if you have BLU leveled since their tribe is also over there
Krile will switch to it in 7.0
They will never show a Lalafell doing melee combat so its gotta be one of the casters.
Did they ever actually show him fighting? Maybe a few seconds?
At least once in Stormblood I'm pretty sure
Pipin is present in Ala Mhigo in the background, in Ghimlyt Dark and in the Magna Glacies solo duty
We already have it.
They're slowly removing time elements from AST so they can make a new job with it. And were getting a revamp to AST in 7.0 so maybe that will be the Last Remnants(tm) of its former self.
AST's core is time magic, as Benefic is literally altering time locally on the wound to a timeline where it heals up quickly. Then you have its limit break which is always dripping with class flavor.
Its not not-Time Mage because it doesn't have a spell called Haste
You think that will stop SE
yes. but it won't stop people from bitching about AST because they can't think beyond the layer of paint. the best part is AST COULD have a spell called Haste and Slow and it still wouldn't be time mage because the AF armor isn't a purple dress with a red pointy hat with a star on it. its best to just dismiss them and let them scream at the sky
Stop them from what? An actual "Time Mage" with flavourful skill abilities can never exist in the state the game is in right now. Just because they killed off Time Dilation and the duration boosting effect on Celestial Opposition doesn't stop Astro from being XIV brand Time Mage, the lore hasn't changed.
Look man, you know that, and I know that, and Yoshi knows that, and he damn well might make a new time mage anyway just because JP forum whiners are the only ones they listen to.
Astrology isn't time magic
AST has lost Time Magic related shit constantly since HW
The only thing it has left now is Gravity
>When does the game get good?
Never, you just fell for the bait of the cult. The game is just a glorified chatbox for chuds and gays akin to second life.
>The game is just a glorified chatbox for chuds and gays akin to second life.
But enough about wow
(also pint is a wowfag and has been chuding out for years so double lmao to that)
>OH MY SCIENCE
I fucking hate these "people"
It's insane to me that scientific pursuits were heresy back in the day because of the religious hivemind but now science is the new religious hivemind.
Pint cross-dressed during his WoW days. ZGood job falling for his bait lmao
Don't play XIV like an MMO. You're in for a bad time if that's what you want
Play XIV for the story and the soundtrack (though both don't really come into their own until after the base game), and if neither of those grab you then just play something else
I don't understand why everybody says this. I always felt the opposite. The story is very overrated, takes forever to get good and even when it does the pacing is always dogshit slow. It gets especially bad in Endwalker but it's also unbearable in SB and ShB. The soundtrack is decent at times but overall nothing special, definitely not worth playing the game over.
Despite what everyone says the combat in this game isn't that bad (but only once you get to endgame). The boss fights are actually fun and some of the side content like Bozja is also cool. If this game had literally nothing besides the visual novel I would have stopped playing a long time ago.
>I don't understand why everybody says this.
they're weebs, anon
their basis for good story telling is in the toilet
this post literally sums up xenobladekeks defending their shitty "story"
The story is good but there are so many moments where the game is blatantly just wasting my time. I can't fucking believe that someone okayed the titan quests in ARR or even worse the fucking Labyrinthos section in EW.
The last one is particularly egregious because the game comments on the fact that they are making you do chores to waste time, as if this excuses it, and then drops a very good character development scene for a character I love in the middle of it, ruining it because I am mad as fuck for being forced to do this bullshit.
The MSQ has entire sections that can be outright cut and nobody would give a shit, hours could be shaved off
I have 1500 hours in it and don't like the story either.
I'M GONNA MORB
Yeah so, that's the thing with MMORPGs. They are literally designed to waste your time, so you stay subbed and keep giving them money.
If you look at beast tribe quests, they've calculated your travel time between objectives down to the second. They want you to spend that much time, every day, for however many days, doing those quests, because it makes their game look alive.
Beast tribes aren't time wasted for me cause I enjoy doing them, the only one I hated was the sylphs. The rest is either enjoyable, interesting (Omikron is vital) or useful for EXP such as pixies and arkasodara.
there were a few really good ones, a lot of meh tribes, and i straight up hated a few like arkasodara. fuck elephants.
ixal are the best though.
I liked the Loporrits, loved the Omicron, liked the Namazu, liked the Dwarves. The rest were ehh, alright, I guess?
My favorite is the omicron, followed by the Vath
I liked the Vath, but it didn't feel as compelling as I'd hoped.
What's the problem with the Arkasodara? Felt pretty normal to me unless you just hate them because of how they look.
>I can't fucking believe that someone okayed the titan quests in ARR
Big complaint about 1.0 was that the story was barebones as shit and they overcorrected hard in ARR with the filler/loredumps
Also why none of the expansions go for as long as the 2.X patches
>The MSQ has entire sections that can be outright cut and nobody would give a shit, hours could be shaved off
...yeah but that doesn't change the fact that it could be better.
At least fucking change the music in Labyrinthos god damn it
It always could be
>At least fucking change the music in Labyrinthos god damn it
Yeah, I know.
Kholusia had the same problem and I'm not sure why they did it twice.
there is better. ff14 is the only modern "mmo" that wastes your time with talking over nothing. give retail wow a try it's pure quality gameplay. don't listen to Gankertarded contrarians. there is a reason why it's still the best mmo out there and it's not because of a shitty 400h visual novel.
this quest series is so weird, womon who wrote it is some sort of sick puppy.
valens is a middle-finger to every jackass that thinks a villain must be deep and complex, and that evil for evil's sake never has any place in a story
Was Valens the only LGBT main character in FFXIV?
Anyone recommending wow in 2023 is a mindbroken hopelessly addicted moron. I've played both. They're both shit. The reality is there are no good mmos on the market and this skinner box of a genre is dead.
the new player experience in WoW is fucking awful. its a real problem when your personal powerlevel peaks at about level 20 and you get effectively weaker every level until you hit level cap
>you get effectively weaker every level until you hit level cap
I've never played wow, qrd?
WoW's overworld has scaling. the perk of this is that you can quest in any expansion you want (except the first time, you have to do BFA) and things will put up a general challenge. the downside of this is that the scaling outperforms your own personal growth, so your effective power level peaks at around level 20
as opposed to what? 400h of reading shitty textboxes?
he's full of shit. there is scalling but your chracter gets stronger but so do the mobs. which makes sense since you get better at the game so should the difficulty increase. but what do ffchuds know? they just press one button over and over.
>he's full of shit
>repeats what he said
>your character gets more abillitys
>somehow that makes your character weaker
why yes, yes it does. when it takes more buttons to kill the same mob, that is in fact you getting weaker
literally minus iq response. your characters can do more shit and does more dmg. the game just gets harder as it should. but what do you know besides reading a mediocre novel written for children.
>pure quality gameplay
it's always the same smug response from you chuds but go on tell me what is quality gameplay in an mmo? because ff 14 doesn't have it. and don't give me that mmos are dead bullshit.
>but go on tell me what is quality gameplay in an mmo?
don't be so mean to wow's primary demographic
then what? what mmorpg had good gameplay if not wow? i haven't seen one with this depth to combat, build variety, dungeon difficulty and raid bosses. there is a massive difference in quality content between wow and ff14. even the graphics are better in wow.
>i haven't seen one with this depth to combat
dungeons are piss easy, even those touted as "mythic+"
circle aoe and run away little girl run away
>even the graphics are better in wow.
okay i see you haven't played the game. anon fanboyism aside you really should give it a try. it so much better than ff14 it's not even funny. there is a reason why every criticism here is just nitpicking. the game really is that good.
>okay i see you haven't played the game
now fuck off retard
no interest in your shitty dead game go pluck the plug out of thomas' ass by yourself, i'm not helping
It's not 2006 anymore. Go shill your dead chud game somewhere else.
You do realize WoW was like the most popular game ever at one point, most ffxiv players at one point have played wow. The simple fact is anyone still fucking play wow is a mentally ill addict
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
>I started playing MMO 3 hours ago
HA HA HA HA HA
>when does it get good
HA HA HA HA HA
Do you think WoL gets a cut of the sales?
>doom trannies running on overdrive
Their minds were broken after the Luckybancho destroyed their narrative.
It’s so futile because anyone who plays the fucking game can see a gazillion players in game. Like holy fuck every Saturday the cactpot drawing on my server is an event, screen can’t even fit all the players. There’s a reason the shitposters quote forum morons with zero achievements instead of doing something like posting what gridania looks like
FFXIV just hit the key to success with having the journey actually be good not just nostalgia bullshit like wow leveling. You can play the game like it’s some giga long RPG and take literal years to catch up to current content without feeling left out.
>picrel one of the biggest forum moaners
>got called on doing no content, screamed "MY THING IS HOUSING OK!! BUT I CAN TELL THE CONTENT IS BAD WHEN MY FRIENDS TALK ABOUT IT AND WHEN I SEE IT ON STREAMS!"
What's the new Deep Dungeon tiger at? I wanna finish up my runs and get it but people are hard to find. HoH horse was rare as fuck until Deep Dungeon got more popular.
Aeturna is currently set at 1%.
>more people have blackjack than lynx of righteous fire
can't believe people have blackjack at all
it's cool of them to add a new mount and all, but it's kinda underwhelming for the price
i only bought it cause ive been capped at 9,999,999mgp and have nothing else to spend it on
Oooh, yeah. Then I can get it.
I have like 6M MGP but plenty of stuff I could technically spend it on but haven't.
Anyway, I have the XV crossover car and that's just way better and cooler than the Blackjack.
If the Blackjack had good music and maybe a mountspecial or its passengers were visible, I'd consider getting it.
Might be worth it to finish that grind. It is a cool mount, I know it won't keep it's rarity like half the shit I ended up farming.
You can duo it with relative ease if you have a friend you trust won't fuck up and you're not the friend that will fuck up.
Run as tank + caster or healer + phys ranged for extra safety and comfy.
If Krile visits the Island next it's gonna give people some inspiration
>Criticized the game once? You're a doomposter!
No, critique the game as you like, but
1. "game bad shit why would anyone play it" isn't critique
2. "i didn't like it it's objectively bad" is also not necessarily true
It gets good temporarily when you finish the 3000 hours of main quests
what went wrong?
He's a dick and a snob behind his online persona
I still remember that blufever leaked clip where he was like "I'm a good boy according to Yoshi P for snitching :)"
>So far I've just walk from quest to quest, reading dialogue boxes and watched cutscenes where characters talk about things I don't understand the context of.
Yeah that just about sums up the FF14 experience.
The story gets legitimately good, but it takes hundreds of hours to get to that point and as good as the story gets, I don't think it's worth it to go through all the slogs that exist in ARR, HW, SB, ShB, and EW. And make no mistake, despite what people claim, every expansion has hours upon hours of boring slog where not much of anything happens that's consequential.
The story gets good for the first half of HW, and then all of SHB, and not very good elsewhere.
The gameplay only gets good when you are max level and can do Savage / Ultimates / solo deep dungeons.
Shadowbringers had me falling asleep until Emet joined the party.
And then it got boring again throughout amh araeng pt2 + kholusia pt2.
>So far I've just walk from quest to quest, reading dialogue boxes and watched cutscenes where characters talk about things I don't understand the context of.
This is the entirety of the game. You might come to like it, but you might not. People will tell you "it gets better after ARR", they mean "the story gets better". But the actual playstyle of running quest to quest and killing three goblins before watching another 30 minutes of cutscenes does not change.
That said, in HW it clicked for me, and I really enjoyed it till the end, but I can also understand someone not enjoying watching 400 hours of cutscenes.
Exactly. If you don't get some enjoyment out of ARR it's really not the game for you and it's not worth pushing through for the better bits.
>and killing three goblins before watching another 30 minutes of cutscenes does not change.
what game is different again? other mmos just have fewer cutscenes and more killing three goblins.
some people do not enjoy watching cutscenes, they rather be playing the game. Even if that involves killing the same orc again and again for 6 hours.
just saying that gameplay wise there isn't much difference
though I do wish they'd redistribute abilities so we get more of them earlier and also maybe overhaul some pre-ShB quests to include more of the different quest types they introduce later (but that one would be hard)
I think shifting abilities sooner is gonna be the trend for whenever they overhaul a class, if MNK and SMN reworks last time were any indication
putting darkest night at 54 would solve a huge pain point for DRK. Either that or nerfing all tanks so people have to engage in dungeon mechanics again.
I hope so. Maybe the definite level cap will help with that. No more need to keep adding new shit, just find a good spot for everything we have, then maybe have a horizontal system for adding abilities on top, like semi-talent trees, but mostly just for sprucing up what is already there.
I wouldn't mind if the meat of the jobs in terms of abilities is offered pre-70, even. Then the rest is just traits.
Blackest Night being 70 minimum is pain.
>Nanamo holds you at sword point and demands you take her out to get burgers
Put on my Sunday Best and take her out for burgers and a pint, obviously.
That looks like good gear. Hence why we will never have anything like that in-game.
Krile is best girl and I'm sick of people saying otherwise
I think her side pony tail is pretty and that I will cum on her forehead
>I will cum on her forehead
She'd be into that kinda stuff
She needs to layoff the junkfood.
How do I prevent you from posting again
You cant stop me the only option is to have a nice day.
Got any Tataru?
Well then, share with the class anon.
She's not wearing any panties in this one.
We need a catbox album of this stuff t b h.
Date lalas. Hug lalas. Kiss lalas. Marry lalas. Mating press a lala into the bed sheets. Slam dunk a load into a lala throat. Full nelson a lala. Fuck a lala. Impregnate a lalafell.
All of these but with Nanamo
Or a Mega folder.
I've incorporated my racism into my characters RP. Any lala NPC'S I see in quests will be mangled. Any lala players in pvp are getting tunneled on. I will find and kill lalas.
my character is racist as fuck in character, as she would be normally
Lucky for me lala players only have one hand on their mouse and the other stuck in their trousers. Easy kills every single time.
You should become RPers. Make your characters racist and if anyone calls you out point out it's in-character conflict they are taking OOC, which is usually a no-no in the community. They'll start malding and you might even get map chat into a collective meltdown.
If you want to really get a leg up, roleplay a Wildwood Elezen or Midlander from Gridania, make hating Ala Mhigans (this is a canon conflict that hasn't been fully resolved, there is a lot of bad blood.) and complain about how they immigrated into Gridania without adhering to customs. If you want a double whammy, Wildwood Elezen can also hate "Duskies" or Duskwights, who regularly steal and break the law. This also comes up in the MSQ and Lancer Quest, where Gridanians go full racist. You can hate two blacks for the price of one! And get away with it by claiming it's all IC.
But I don't want to hate ala Mhigan's I want to kill lalafells. My character is ala mhigan .
thats exactly what happened to me. my character is a mid level noble in uldah, you know, certainly better than the common rabble and the type that would be looking to climb up the social ladder at any cost. charitable on her terms, etc. comes out that she really doesn't think that miqo'te should be considered 'spoken' given how both tribes act like savages, the same for au ra and roegadyn (though she does have a short list of 'good roes') and that basically 'roundears' should know who their betters are. didn't go over well, because of course if you acknowledge something you must be that something
There isn't really all that much racism between the spoken races in Eorzea in canon,the only ones that really get shit on are the duskies and moonies and they earn it by being criminal fucks.
oh this happened in stormblood. though i feel that having to 'update' the ongoing character to fit with the MSQ kinda defeats the point
yeah most bigtory is WITHIN races, like hating on ala mhiggers.
>didn't go over well, because of course if you acknowledge something you must be that something
I agree this isn't how it works but I get why people don't want to RP with racist/sexist/homophobic characters who aren't unimportant NPCs.
which race is racist against lalafells?
Ala Mhigans would be your best bet. Displaced in Ul'dah and basically set up to be slaves by Lala garden gnomes. Xeala might also work, they have never seen a Lala and probably just think they are food or fat creatures to hunt.
>squat in Uldah for decades because you feel entitled to leech off their wealth and feel like the work they offer is beneath you
>make living as petty thieves and drug dealers instead
>have your homeland liberated from your conquerors in part by the Lalafell nation
>fuckin Lalas Ala Mhigo forever we wuz kangs
Those lalafells are over 40-years old, you shouldn't impregnate them.
i don't think i ever heard her voice in game, but I can totally hear how she would sound in my head. Great character.
I cant imagine fetishizing inferiority and disease could never be me.
God, just imagine.
I wish I was WoL.
I know she'd modded to hell.. but fuck the things I'd do to this smug little shit.
I choose to delude myself into believing these are canon Lala proportions because it makes them 10 times better.
mad that these body shapes don't exist for the taller races.
just a range from modest to bimbo
They kind of do but it doesn't look as proportional as the fat lalas can achieve. I saw one on an elezen and it looked awful cause of their tiny ass head.
>implying these lalas look proportional
as little fat asses sure, their stocky arms and fat head work well in comparison to the other attempts at fat mods for other races
You saw it on an elezen?
to be fair, that's just obese obese.
That lala body is a bit of both
i dont disagree, i think the issue is just how the skeletons are for other races compared to lalas. Making a good customize+ profile will get better results honestly
Nah, for such stuff you need a bit of both, but more importantly, a custom body.
You can't do much more than make existing thing bigger or smaller with customize. If your base mesh has a thin waist, then you can scale the fuck out of it, but that dip will more or less remain because there isn't a lot of fine control over body parts.
Ever searched the "venus_body" tag? That's the shit I wish we had. Rather than modest to wasp waist and huge ass.
im with ya, i also think part of the issue is that taller races have so many variants that nobody wants to bother making them fully compatable with everything else, whereas lalas have like 2-3? i think
I don't know, actually.
I think a lot of races are basically using Midlander base models. Except... Hroth, Lalafell and Roegadyn? I think.
Yeah it's Hrothgar/male Roegadyn share a skeleton, Highlander have unique armor models themselves but I don't know if they have a unique skeleton, Lalafell have a unique skeleton, everyone else uses the Midlander skeleton/models in some way
I saw that when I was looking at the armor from those space suit guys in Ultima Thule/Dead Ends.
It was made for the hyur model, but it can be equipped just fine by Elezen, Au Ra, Miqo'te, etc.
But gets fucky on Lalafell, Hrothgar and Roegadyn.
Same goes for Tenzen's armor that's worn by two midlander NPCs, it mostly works on all the midlander-derivative races but gets really fucky with the arms and legs on non-hyur derived races. It doesn't work perfectly even on the non-midlander races though.
i meant more variants as in more "body type" mods, a lot of them are different scales/versions of bibo+, but the majority of them only have a handful of outfits meant for that body.
>Only way you can see lala as sexy is heavily modded
The entire race is a mistake, get rid of it and kill its players
Momodi is pure sex and you know it
lalas are hot but not these obese modded abominations
Fair. I firmly stand by this being the extent of modding a Lalafell tbh.
I also respect this mindset
Do you have any tastefully curvy lalafells...?
I've only seen one or two these are the most common.
Not if we get rid of you first
I am going to cum in both of these lalas
unmodded is best
The way Venat intended
don't bring venat into this lalafag
Hydaelyn created me and then gave me another day on this earth
And it is now your problem
>kill athena in part 1
>with her dying words she utters an incantation to release the deadliest beast from the very depths of pandaemonium
Lalacows are the best
shortstack clique has too much power
vanilla-adjacent lalas are much more erotic
She's short but there's no stack stop excusing your paedophilia
reading comprehension dingo
I don't want shortstacks I want delicious cute soft flatties
I'll say it again. Stop Excusing your paedophilia. Paedophile.
I'm not excusing anything, I love these delicious youthful cuties and I wish modders would stop giving them meme bodies with giant tits
Imagine how much better xiv would be without lalas and hroths
>anons all get teleported to eorzea
>first thing they spend their first paycheck on is a brothel with lalafells
you know it's true.
au ra be like
About 300 hours in. Enjoy.
Anyone know a good folder of Lalafell stuff? I need it for... Research purposes.
I was having so much fun not playing the game....now i have go back into it for the last shitty savage.
you dont have to do anything
why is xiv humor so bad
Not sure. Even as a XIV player who enjoys the game, I often find myself cringing at other players' attempts to be funny.
Game is full of actual retarded and brain rotted pedos and porn addicts. All they care to know is eros and they will inject it into every single thing they see. They call it humour but it's clear to see what's really going on I mean just look at this thread.
>not using the one button rotation plugin
You really do not need to have 30+ keybinds
If I can do my rotation just fine with my tiny hands, so can you. Stop being a moron
Again, you do not need 30 buttons to press for it to be a rotation
The standard ST/MT 3 combos should be one single button like in GW2 for example
I'm still expecting combos to go that route next expansion
If the rotation plugin actually changed the icon after every press then i would use it. Feels fucking unatural pressing the same button but it's always the same icon.
Last time i used it remained with the same icon it was tied to. Either way with SAM i don't think there's a way to tie all the combos to a button since it uses like 3 different ones.
I don't care for rotations. I like to use whatever ability feels right at the time.
Very fucking far in
Atleast WoW realized this issue and trivialized the steps to Endgame so people can more quickly judge that it is shit.
Final Fantasy makes you work for the realization that its shit.
>landlord visits tomorrow just when the servers come back
>i'll be there sometime between 11am and 5pm
>cant take a shit
>have to just sit there and stare wat a wall for 5 hours
god i know that feel
What shithole do you live in where they can just do that?
the united states, housing laws are retardedly landlord-favoring
I quit after endwalker. I don't recommend it to anyone honestly. The game is fine but you'll literally want to blow your brains out by the end when you walk from cutscene to cutscene to cutscene to cutscene for the millionth time.
>fight 3 in the new raid might be as garbage as P7S
I realized the story was complete garbage during that weird crystal exarch is a (villian?!?!?) fakeout near the end of Shb. It made no sense and was just lazy and retarded. If the story isn't good and the entire game is walking from cutscene to cutscene, what is even the point?
>It made no sense and was just lazy and retarded.
It made perfect sense. G'raha is an idiot and wanted to sacrifice himself to save everyone, but he knew that WoL would stop him so he pulled the 'I was the bad guy all along' card and got shot by Emet
I'd have to rewatch it but I thought the way that scene was handled came off as really amateurish. No need to lie to me and tease that urianger is untrustworthy again. I don't give a fuck if the cat sacrifices himself or not. Then he still lives and tells you the truth like 2 seconds later.
the scene came off exactly as intended. not even g'raha believed his performance
That's the point. Nobody was buying it but he continued on regardless.
bait but i'll bite
G'raha tried to pretend to be a villain in the crystal tower questline when he 'stole' the aetheric sand and hid it and made you solve a riddle to find it. It was a call back to that.
Granted, I only realized this after I went back and did CT on another character. he does it again in 5.4 too
Guys don't really jack off to this game, right?
I've beat my meat to Lalafells and Y'shtola in the past... Yesterday.
What do you think?
O-Of course not anon, what m-makes you think that? Ha ha...
It doesn't. It's the same exact thing from beginning to end with occasional interesting concepts or story beats that are inevitably resolved in a very unsatisfying manner. The good things about the game just aren't worth slogging through the absolutely brain dead monotony of it all.
Shadow bringers. Lvl 70 to 90 is pure kino. You have alot of work ahead of you to get there though.
>kill 3 goblins and watch a cutscene
>kill 3 chud homophobic centaur and get a quest blurb or dialogue event about how it's good to cleanse the land of bigots
Need... More... Lalafells.
And what do you intend to do with them?
Head pats, hugs... Lotsa sex, handholding..
Everything seems to be in order, here's one more Tataru for you.
Tataru is wife. Got anymore?
I didn't enjoy it until Shadowbringers. Mainly because they cut out a lot of filler dialogue and the cutscenes were better paced while being of a higher quality.
>randomly BLACKS npcs because the game seems too mayo
>not a single Black character. In fact, its impossible to make one in the character creator.
Why is it always white redhead women?
Only the best
sadly matsuno's writing isn't uhhhhh good at all
but he blessed us with his WoL gyaru bunny as an ironworks NPC
man i really want to grab her ears and tear them off with my bare hands
What happened to the other thread? It's still up, but you can't reply to it.
Locked for some reason.
I don't think I've ever seen a thread get locked on Ganker. Pruned? Deleted? Stickied? Sure. Locked? That's a first.
a few janies hate xiv for some reason.
Jannies fucking hate XIV, but they flip flop between deleting on sight and passive aggressive gayry like autosage or locking
I got 24h banned for making a thread yesterday
I've just never seen a thread "locked" before. Autosaged? Yea, seen that plenty. Never locked.
Last thread was locked. Given the nature of the /vg/ threads, if I didn't know Janny was a massive WoWfag I'd actually have sympathy for him. Of course, it's Ganker, everything must boil down to tribalism.
People don't "play" this game anymore. Assume everyone and everything is a fraud or a bot.
rate this cat I just made
I'm not big on cat girls but she's cute.
I'd sooner just ask the barber to shave me bald than walk out in public looking like fucking friar tuck.
i prefer cocaine eyes to cat eyes.
it doesnt, if you dislike what you're "playing" now you won't like it later, its just a mediocre visual novel with okay characters and very boring gameplay, MMOgays just want something, anything thats MMO so they suck off XIV
It's a visual novel + pedo housing game + formulaic hardcore raiding
If you don't like any of these factors then it's not for you.
I wonder if they're gonna start positioning Krile for her expanded role in the story this patch or wait for the next one
Same boat. I'm about 10 hours in, and just skipping dialogue. People say the story sucks in the base game, so I'm gonna ignore it until the expansions and watch a recap vid on the base game's story before I hop into the expansions. I really do enjoy how casually the game can be played though while still managing to make me feel like I'm progressing constantly. I love classic WoW but don't like how everyone who plays it is a sweat who has addons to track everyone's performance in a dungeon/raid just so they can throw a tantrum because you're not doing well. I like that FF14 lets me solo stuff OR do it in a group because that way, I don't have to ruin some autist's fun just because I'm not spreadsheeting my build like him. WoW retail is basically unplayable before endgame, so that was never an option.
>Ganker - repulsive lalas spam
you're right, they should be bitching about venat not being evil instead
>if you don't like lalas you're a storyfag ew sperm
You have made these threads become worse than /vg/
protip: don't lean so heavy on "these threads are so bad now because of people bringing up zodiark trancers"
Who even gives a shit about zodiark here beside the lala cultists using them as an excuse to spam their hideous modbeasts?
anon you and i both know that's not what people mean by zodiark trancers, you already blew that angle of attack in focusing on posts mentioning them
show hippo avatar
I didn't say anything about zodiark, they did
playing stupid is not helping your case, please stop while you're ahead
>AHHH ZODIARK SAMA
>Ganker ISN'T LIKE THE OFFICIAL FORUMS, AIIEEEEEEE!!!
>NOOOOO ZODIARK, I CAN'T TRANCE IN THE THREADS BECAUSE OF LALAS
cope and cry
how can venat be evil
i don't see the ancients as people, ergo, she wasn't guilty of murder
>NNNNOOOOO LET ME DOOMPOST AND ZODIARK TRANCE THE FUCK OUT
go cry about it to your discord
I'm ready to erp with all the new sprouts
Hey, anon, don't do that. That's an easy way to get your thread deleted.
That's exactly why he did it
Why would anon make a thread just to get it deleted?
in the cool universe tataru would meet gaius and use her bullshit skills to fashion us a mini g-warrior as a mount
in our universe, she'll probably give us a mini ruby weapon minion
The rewards from the last two legs of Tatarus quests have been pretty cool,the expanded Scion portraits and that cool SAM glam last patch. Have they shown anything about what the rewards might be this time around?
It's the ruby weapon minion
They showed a Ruby Weapon minion, and since Tataru's quest is about Werlyt, I'm assuming that's the source.
>look at /vg/
>they are actually talking about the game
that's such an absurd claim I feel the need to go verify it