Oh. Crap .If you don't like the "dungeon (and raid/primal) grind", you won't like FFXIV more today. It's 100% just that, with some ERP on the side.
I really disliked the corridor design and the samey encounter design (it's worse now with the unified UI mechanics; much more readable and streamlined, but it also feels quite copy/pasted when you always have the same symbol for "pack up on this character" and such in many fights), and they definitely didn't change anything. Arguably it's even more claustrophobic nowadays, with dungeons being shorter and more linear in general, and raids being nothing more than an arena disconnected from everything else in the game.
It's very much a hub grinder. Not unlike other WoW clones, mind you.
She's a treasure .So, outside of my better judgement, some old friends and guildmates have convinced me to play Classic WoW. I haven't enjoyed WoW since Wrath, and I genuinely enjoyed vanilla, so apart of me is really excited. The main issue is I'm much older and I have two young children, and I know the time investment needed for vanilla. I talked to the wife about it and she said I should play it since she knows how much I loved the original game. Wish me luck!
I've not informed myself on anything in regards to WoW Classic (or WoW in general), I don't care enough. A short nostalgia trip is enough for me and I'm not planning to play this again. Been there done that, it was fun for as long as it lastet. WoW Classic has its merits, but it is also cumbersome af. A strange thing to say, because it was way more accessible than EQ2 or Star Wars Galaxies... (the only two other MMOs I really played), I miss SWG...I am not going to touch this, but hearing how Blizzard handles the servers is a bit weird.
No German RP server?
I think Blizzard by now really know what the hell the metrics are and what the expectations for a launch should be. I wonder if these queues are due to them knowing the launch bubble is going to deflate in a few days and thus is less bad of an option than having to merge servers, or if there is a fuck-up in there somewhere.Haven't played WoW since Cataclysm came out, wanted to take a peak at the classic server... Nostalgia 'n stuff:
The only german PvE Server, 12:30, launch day.
That's exactly how long it takes for a paladin to kill one single mob.
Yeah, it gets kinda bad at endgame, but it'll take a while to get there because leveling itself is grindy.Nah, I'm more of a (hated) solo types, PvP ain't my thing at all.
Yes, and guess what, transmog is not a thing in Classic (yet?).I had a look at an online WOW Character Designer over the weekend and bleh, fugleeeeeee!
I don't know if it's cut down compared to the real one but i could not make a character that didn't look horrendous or generic. I take it Armour Transmog is the main cosmetic people use to make themselves look different to other people?
After Bless, I'm not gonna jump into a new B2P Korean MMO immediately at launch. I've watched some beta impressions and it seems like the game is lacking in content. And because it's not on Steam, it's kinda pricey too.
I don't play ArcheAge but all my friends who played that game left with bad aftertaste.After Bless, I'm not gonna jump into a new B2P Korean MMO immediately at launch. I've watched some beta impressions and it seems like the game is lacking in content. And because it's not on Steam, it's kinda pricey too.
Honestly, I'd be more comfortable buying the B2P version of ArcheAge.
Launch Queues - The true WOW Classic End Game!
ArcheAge is a truly unique MMORPG that actually tried something different. It's a full blown sandbox game with heavy emphasize on trading and open world pvp. I magine your friends were disappointed mainly because of the monetizations and restrictions of non premium players. But there's a gem hidden behind those things in ArcheAge, and the upcoming B2P version tries to reintroduce them to people.I don't play ArcheAge but all my friends who played that game left with bad aftertaste.
Open-world MMO with VR support gearing up for launch later this year on Viveport, later on Steam and Oculus Home
GUANGZHOU, China – August 27, 2019 – NetEase Games today announced that a Closed Beta Test for Nostos, the post-apocalyptic survival MMO with VR support, will be held from September 5 - 9, 2019, for selected applicants. In this visually-stunning, anime-inspired open-world, players must evade extinction, solve mysteries, and uncover secrets lying dormant amongst the crumbling ruins of civilizations past. Launching later this year, Nostos will first launch on Viveport, and later roll out to Oculus Home for Rift and Quest, as well as on Steam without requiring a VR headset.
Pre-register for Nostos here: Nostos Official Website_Nostos_Netease. An open world VR multiplayer online game
To enter the drawing to participate in the Closed Beta Test, players must visit the official Nostos Twitter or Facebook pages and share the pinned posts along with the hashtag #NostosBetaTest. Players who share the post with the hashtag will be chosen at random to participate.
An old friend of mine who I haven't seen in probably 8+ years messaged me out of the blue on Facebook yesterday saying nothing except for "Wooooooow classic!" (we played WoW together) I told him I was going to download it when I got home, but I'm not going to... I know I'll play it for an hour or two and then lose interest.
I would need to queue remotely from work in order to play before I went to bed.Dandy You don't want to voice-chat with an old acquaintance while you queue to get DC'd? Meanie!
A super-popular MMO dangling a Nostalgia Magnet in front of lapsed and current players is having capacity management issues?! I'm Shocked!
... but we're going to laugh it up for the memes anyway!
Huh, interesting. I somehow forgot that the Nier crossover is already confirmed from back then.
Posting so i don't forget! Yoko Taro is on the next FFXIV "Letter from the Producer - Live" on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. (PDT)
Special Guests: Yoko Taro & Yosuke Saito
Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LIV from the Tokyo Game Show Set for September 15! | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The LodestoneLetter from the Producer LIVE Part LIV from the Tokyo Game Show Set for September 15!na.finalfantasyxiv.com
Which makes it 05:00 September 15th GMT... probably.