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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.
 

Swenhir

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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.
Oh. Crap :(.

Well, I guess I might hang around for the story but I have to say running the gear treadmill has grown a little old for me. I reckon WoW Classic is pretty much going to be the same.
 

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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!
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Good luck, mate! I don't think it'll be as bad as some people think. Sure, it's still old-school MMO which is a breath of fresh air but now everyone knows Classic inside-out i think there won't be as much pointless grinding but anyway forget Gear Progression Classic WOW should be a more sociable WOW before they added all the systems that mean you only have to minimally interact with people.

Have fun and send us postcards!
 

Swenhir

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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!
She's a treasure :).
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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With the last nights of the Moon Fire Faire upon us i hope you all beat the "Nimble Warrior Challenge" as a NEW FFXIV Seasonal Event is announced!



"The 27th of August marks FINAL FANTASY XIV’s sixth anniversary! To commemorate Eorzea’s rebirth we will once again be hosting the seasonal event, The Rising."

PDT - 08:00 26th august to 07:59 17th September
BST - 16:00 26th august to 15:59 17th September

Do the quest and get your very own Brave New Y'shtola Minion! :cat-heart-blob:



 

RionaaM

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Started Destiny 2 a few days ago, and I'm having a blast so far. It has surprisingly good shooting and traversal mechanics, so it feels great to play. Had a lot of fun playing the story missions, and a few random events with strangers who happened to be there at the same time and place.

Bought both the Forsaken complete edition on Battle.net and Shadowkeep deluxe on Steam, and last night I synced both accounts so I can keep playing on Valve's platform after it leaves Blizzard's. And I want to keep playing indeed, if only to do all the story content there is, and maybe to try a multiplayer mode or two someday.
 
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ISee

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Haven't played WoW since Cataclysm came out, wanted to take a peak at the classic server... Nostalgia 'n stuff:



Literally wow
The only german PvE Server, 12:30, launch day.

That's exactly how long it takes for a paladin to kill one single mob.
 

derFeef

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I am not going to touch this, but hearing how Blizzard handles the servers is a bit weird.
No German RP server?
 
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ISee

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I am not going to touch this, but hearing how Blizzard handles the servers is a bit weird.
No German RP server?
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 assume most people are just here for a short flashback and will drop out real quick. I wouldn't invest into too many servers myself, but not PR server is strange indeed.
 

Swenhir

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Haven't played WoW since Cataclysm came out, wanted to take a peak at the classic server... Nostalgia 'n stuff:



Literally wow
The only german PvE Server, 12:30, launch day.

That's exactly how long it takes for a paladin to kill one single mob.
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.
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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That's nothing, the queue for some of the EU servers was approaching 20k at some point last night and even when people could log-in there were queues for quest givers and the lag was really bad. Obviously it will settle down over the next week but to be honest, i think it went as well as can be expected. WOW had 1.1 million twitch viewers last night so the interest is real.

I think there will be a chunk of regular Classic players and a migrating herd that will move to Classic when they're bored or have run out fo content for Retail and vice-versa. I also think that they should freeze classic at some point in time otherwise it's just going to trundle along towards the same issues Retail has. I'd say freeze it before Cata but i'm only an observer living WOW vicariously via friends.
 
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That brings me back the nightmare of Blade & Soul queue at launch. Even though I left the game running to queue while I went to work, I still didn't get in by the time I went back home. Still on queue. :face-with-open-mouth-and-cold-sweat:
 

EdwardTivrusky

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I was about to say what Cordelia said, lol! Very pretty, very PVP all-day all-night and can be quite grindy if you don't P2W.
I haven't played it or even seen much of it myself though.
 
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Cordelia

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Yeah if it's about the graphic then BDO is pretty much the winner compared to popular MMOs like WoW, FFXIV, GW2, ESO.
 

Li Kao

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Yeah if it's about the graphic then BDO is pretty much the winner compared to popular MMOs like WoW, FFXIV, GW2, ESO.
Uh, depends on where you stand on Korean MMO aesthetic :face-with-cold-sweat:
 

EdwardTivrusky

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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?
 
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Nah, I'm more of a (hated) solo types, PvP ain't my thing at all.
Yeah, it gets kinda bad at endgame, but it'll take a while to get there because leveling itself is grindy.

But I think BDO is very solo friendly. It's a cool game if you like to explore the world squashing monsters.

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?
Yes, and guess what, transmog is not a thing in Classic (yet?).
 

ISee

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Servers will be unreachable this week for me.
3h wait time... Look Blizzard I'm no longer 20, I can not wait for 3h to play a game anymore. I can invest 1-3h on a workday and that not even every day!

Should've seen it coming and wait before resubscribing.
 
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Anyone have plan on playing Astellia - Classical MMORPG. ?
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.
 
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Cordelia

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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.
I don't play ArcheAge but all my friends who played that game left with bad aftertaste.
Launch Queues - The true WOW Classic End Game!
 
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I don't play ArcheAge but all my friends who played that game left with bad aftertaste.
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.
 
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This looks interesting.

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.
 

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I took the day off for the WoW Classic launch. Got in at midnight, played to level 4. Disconnected from server, 4 hour queue to get back in. Slept a bit, started playing again at 6 am. Got to level 9, next disconnect at 10 am. 2 hour queue.. on a weekday morning. Rejoined the game at noon, next disconnect five minutes later. This next queue lasted 6ish hours. Played some Trails of Mana. Last WoW session there were no more disconnects. Got my Priest to level 14 and quit the game at midnight. Work today, sorry for my ramblings.
 
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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.
 

ISee

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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.


Your friend after realizing you'll never come online
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Dandy You don't want to voice-chat with an old acquaintance while you queue to get DC'd? Meanie!
Also...



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!
 

Dandy

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Dandy You don't want to voice-chat with an old acquaintance while you queue to get DC'd? Meanie!
Also...



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!
I would need to queue remotely from work in order to play before I went to bed. :LOL:
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Good luck! People were doing that yesterday only to arrive home and get DC'd. I shouldn't laugh because it's frustrating but... lol!
Hearing about people making ad-hoc parties to share the Quest/Mob is nice though some were saying it's a free-for-all on their servers which must be amusing then get old really quickly.

I've got a picture from FFXIV ( It's the only MMO i've played ) of a corridor with a sea of blue names and a green quest icon floating above it like an island on the horizon, my immersions! lol.

sprinkles Ramble on! Please! I want to hear about people's time and experiences with other MMOs! Otherwise it's just me blogging about being an FFXIV sprout and Texhno posting new MMOs.
 
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I was half asleep when I glamoured my queen up and made her entire attire green. Still looks good though.
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Get a helm that looks like a motorcycle helm and you can say you're a Pro-Chocco rider for Kawasaki!
I can't wait to get high enough to have decent kit to glamour! Can't wait!

I'm inspired! I'll crack on with my MSQ catch up this weekend! Tam-Tara Deepcroft next then a few more MSQs and i can get my WHM Job Stone.
I've been distracted by The Raising, Golden Saucer and Espresso Shaders recently.
 
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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


Which makes it 05:00 September 15th GMT... probably.
Huh, interesting. I somehow forgot that the Nier crossover is already confirmed from back then.
 

Cordelia

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I don't really care about glamours or weapons or 2B's ass, just gimme OST.

Okabe and Soken better have a collaboration to make a god tier OST.
 

Anteater

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So I've played nothing the past 2 months and sunk my head back into FFXIV. I made a new character because I couldn't remember what ARR was about and I'm sure a lot updated since I played near launch. Got through ARR and Heavensward and I'm working on Stormblood.

Is everyone spread across multiple servers/datacenter? I have a character on both Crystal (Zalera) /Primal (Excalibur), wouldn't mind joining a LS since I'm mostly playing by myself, although I'm in a FC on both. I'd make a cross server LS but as far as I know it needs more than 2 active members (or something).
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Yeah, we're all over the place here. There's a few of us in EU Chaos & Light and a couple of people in NA.
I have wondered about the LinkShells but i'm trying to catch-up the MSQ as i got distracted by the fun stuff and didn't do MSQ for ages so i don't think they've unlocked for me yet.

I need to get on with that, i'm a 32 CNJ and i need to do MSQ 18, lol. I really want to get my job unlocked soon.
 

Anteater

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Yeah a few things got locked behind early story missions, but you could join LS/FC as early as you first created a character.

I asked in a few communities but since I got no response, I think most are just doing things in their own FC and not really interested in managing additional LSes. Oh well.

I find it difficult to make new friends in modern MMOs, most people I run into from duty finder aren't even on the same server most of the time, and the open world is basically empty.