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« Reply #1120 on: May 22, 2014, 12:53:12 AM »

Quote from: Roguetad on May 21, 2014, 10:14:08 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 20, 2014, 09:58:22 PM

I really liked FF XIV when playing as a tank...I love it as a DPS.  It's been a completely different experience with this new class, and I say with confidence that this is now my all-time favorite MMO.  I was just going to sub for 30 days and see what's new, but I re-upped for 90 days yesterday.  This is the first time I've ever looked forward to trying out end-game content on an MMO...they typically don't keep me interested that long.
I agree.  I've been enjoying playing a lancer.  It's unfortunate that so many mmo's rely on the group role trinity, and then make the tank role so stressful.  In FF14 there's no hiding the potential negative side of playing a tank since you have to do group content starting at level 15.  On a positive note, it seems like a lot of players recognize this and at least try to give the tank player commendations.  What's so interesting (to me) about this game is that you may be grouping with players that are doing a level 20 dungeon with you, but those players are already level 30+ in other classes...on the same character.   

I got my chocobo last night.  I felt like I earned it after 3 group dungeons, 1 group primal fight, and 2000 company seals.  It's pretty cool how the chocobos have your grand company logo on their barding.     

I love the fact that you can try out every class as the same character.  The only problem is that leveling a sub-class without any story quests (doing only leves, dungeons, and mob grinding) is downright painful.
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« Reply #1121 on: May 26, 2014, 02:05:02 PM »

Was a very productive FF XIV weekend.  I hit the level cap with my Bard (yay!), finished my class quest and got the first 4 pieces of blue gear and final Bard abilities, ran two new dungeons for the first time, got my first piece of Darklight gear (will have it this afternoon), finished the second to last tiers in both the Archer and a Maelstrom hunting logs, and made significant progress on the story quests.  I've got about a dozen left.

Looking forward to trying out some MMO endgame content for the first time ever.  I've got a rough plan together for getting iLevel up to 70 plus my Relic weapon, which should keep me busy for quite a while.
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« Reply #1122 on: May 31, 2014, 06:10:43 AM »

Just finished the main storyline and got my Magitek mount.   ninja
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« Reply #1123 on: May 31, 2014, 04:48:46 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on May 31, 2014, 06:10:43 AM

Just finished the main storyline and got my Magitek mount.   ninja

Gratz!

Now you gotta work on the beast faction mounts. They're good to work on while waiting for dungeons runs to launch.
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« Reply #1124 on: July 10, 2014, 12:28:11 PM »

Patch 2.3 was released this week, which brings a ton of new additions.  Wild Hunts (similar to FF XII), a new PvP mode, multiple new dungeons, a continuation of the main storyline, chocobo raising, on and on.  Most of the new content is intended for high level, so I'm very excited to get going on it.  Bard is now at iLvl 94 with an atma weapon, working on my animus books (got 2 of 9 complete).  All this new stuff should keep me busy until the expansion next year.  smile

Thought this was a cool sunset shot in Limsa Lominsa, standing right outside the Grand Company HQ.

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« Reply #1125 on: October 19, 2014, 03:29:46 PM »

The first expansion to FFXIV was announced yesterday, entitled "Heavensward".  Looks to be pretty awesome, and includes:

-  Level cap raise from 50 to 60 across all jobs and professions.
-  Massive new areas.
-  A new player race with both male and female characters.
-  Multiple new jobs.
-  New Primals, one of which will be completely unique to FFXIV.
-  Many new dungeons more than 3 or 4.
-  High-end raids
-  Airships, Airship, Airships Free Companies can band together and build their own airships.
-  New gear and recipes.

Will be out in Spring 2015.  Between this expansion and the ongoing patches (2.4 is rumored to drop this week), they are consistently adding a huge amount of content to the game.  Every time I feel like I might be getting burned out, they drop in something totally new that keeps things fresh. 

Bard is up to ilevel 107 (max is ilevel 115), I have one other glass maxed as well and am working on White Mage, and I've started getting serious about the crafting and gathering classes.  Still so much to do...  smile
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