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  1. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    They need a new MSQ which new players can choose to follow instead of the old one. They can't keep adding to the same linear story. The problem is that a new MSQ would have to be both lv1-100 for new players in one expansion and lv90-100 for old players. That can be done via scaling but would...
  2. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    Well I finished it. I'm satisfied with the ending but there's definitely more that could have been done with some of the story concepts. It's definatly wildly inconsistent from the highs of Garlemald to the lows of Labyrinthos. All the spoiler zones and trials are batshit insane in a good way...
  3. Chris

    Blizzard is Dying

    This song is incredible.
  4. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    Whoever wrote Labyrinthos needs to be shot (though the payoff is good), but the rest is mostly geat. Garlemald, Thavnir visit 2 and both <redacted> zones stand out. As do all the dungeons. They committed a terrible sin in the penultimate quest in not playing the music the quest is named after.
  5. Chris

    Blizzard is Dying

    Haha yeah that actually sounds fun to watch, did they not realise that they were creating a speedrunning format and that speedrunnning is all about crazy exploits? I don't want to watch packs explode in a flurry of the same spell animations every other pack explodes in. Having that stuff in...
  6. Chris

    Blizzard is Dying

    Perfect analogy.
  7. Chris

    Pan'Theon: Rise' of th'e Fal'Len - #1 Thread in MMO

    Thanks for the reply. So how much of EQ was actually because of Brad and what was he responsible for? Sounds like an Ion situation where an excellent raid designer was promoted beyond his competence to company leadership.
  8. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    Well don't reply to me about the answer but after zone 4 I can narrow it down to probably two places and one of the region maps has a huge suspicious space next to the lower level zone, so I think I know which. I'm scared lol. I have faith, throughout the game there are multiple shark jumps...
  9. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    The dungeon queues being so long is on purpose to 3D chess force you to do the dungeons with trust NPCs.
  10. Chris

    Pan'Theon: Rise' of th'e Fal'Len - #1 Thread in MMO

    Yeah I haven't played any of these games (Everquest, Vanguard, Pantheon) but this is what I have gleaned from reading these threads: Brad was a part of a team on Everquest, with a good team around him and little competition (er... Final Fantasy 11?), they made a successful MMO (for the time)...
  11. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    Oh you sweet summer child...
  12. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    If you at all care about the story you need to play ASAP or you may be spoiled. This shit's bonkers, in a good way.
  13. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    Launch day I logged at about 3pm and had an hour queue, yesterday I logged at about 10am and 1pm and short queues. I thought I fucked up playing on a NA server from EU, but now I see I am truly blessed.
  14. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    Guys you just need to log in at 10am GMT and play for 8.5 hours without stopping. My queue was 31 people. By the way this story is balls to the wall batshit insanity, you need to play it before you get spoiled. I'm at the lv87 dungeon and... wow... really... what the fuck.
  15. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    I've not had any queues at all on Gilgamesh, you gotta plan when you log in. Granted my time zone helps!
  16. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    I also think that the first group was undergeared/shit as we wiped on the heal check and dps was very slow. But yes, I got some tone whiplash right after.
  17. Chris

    Blizzard is Dying

    The same amount Bobby would have made with the same education and connections I got. I do have a tech startup of my own so we will see :)
  18. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    For the first trial my group got it to 1% after a whole hour learning the fight, it's as hard as a normal raid. Second group I put a mark on myself and led them through it, first try I fucked up and got everyone knocked off the platform and they almost kicked me. Second try was perfect and I...
  19. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    It's beyond SHB. I just cried over a character they just introduced and I'm lv83. WHAT THE FUCK. Every other time they play that fucking creepy radio, fucking hell...
  20. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    I'm lv82 and upto the second time you hear the creepy radio. What the fuck. Baelsar had some good fucking judgement noping out of this.
  21. Chris

    Blizzard is Dying

    There is someone at Blizzard who manages the teams to bring all the aspects of a game together, someone who manages the deployment of games to the Blizzard store and payment processing, someone who manages marketing, someone who manages printing physical copies etc etc I couldn't do any of...
  22. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    I aced the customs quest lol. Told them I was an omnicrafter. Played the intro on the train on my phone lol
  23. Chris

    Arcane

    It's also worth pointing out that Ekko beat the shit out of Jinx, which is the opposite of the SJW trope where tiny women beat hordes of giant men with martial arts. I also liked that while the city is diverse, it's explicitly a new city of refugees and they show that the main black councillor...
  24. Chris

    Blizzard is Dying

    No, remember the discussion a few pages ago? Huge companies NEED overpaid Jewish men to make safe short term choices once a quarter, then play golf, while screwing their company's reputation and profits long term. It's just how Capitalism works, look at Activision's profits lol.
  25. Chris

    World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    Yeah one of the top comments in the first thread I linked is someone breaking down how each afterlife is set up to be bad and a natural justification for Zovaal doing what he is doing... all of which were dropped and ignored. You couldn't make this shit worse if you tried.
  26. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    Oh nice tip, I'll do that if remote play fucks up my queuing somehow. On my way home, I'm very hyped!
  27. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    Yeah I guess that I mean the midnight release addicts have run out of Monster Energy Drink and are entering comas.
  28. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    Americans going to sleep, queue is now 1000 down from 5000.
  29. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    4000 person queue and I'm at work. So... how long will that take to clear? I need to time it to login in via remote play for when I get home from work.
  30. Chris

    World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    Oh my god the comments...
  31. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    Checking in on my phone while travelling to work to make sure patch is dowbloaded... I have a free period later but it's going to be unplayable on a phone.
  32. Chris

    Arcane

    We have been conditioned to hate side shaven lesbians by SJWs. We have forgotten that lesbians are hot and side shaven haircuts are suitable in punk settings. Vi is fine.
  33. Chris

    Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

    Eden:
  34. Chris

    Blizzard is Dying

    No this is fine. What we always say when they gender/race/sexuality swap established characters and franchises is - make your own original diverse characters and IPs instead of appropriating and "fixing" exiting characters. Well that is what they are doing. If I don't like it I don't need to...
  35. Chris

    Arcane

    I really like how, although the show took it slow with character development, it's so deep that there's tons of stuff like this which I didn't fully appreciate or even missed.
  36. Chris

    Pan'Theon: Rise' of th'e Fal'Len - #1 Thread in MMO

    Yeah sure, just like "Cancer Awareness" charities which spend 100% of their fundraising on their staffing costs and luxurious events. You are crowdfunding your wages and hobby MMO theorycrafting. Like every other scam MMO. A serious company would be making bridge games to fund and lead up to a...
  37. Chris

    Pan'Theon: Rise' of th'e Fal'Len - #1 Thread in MMO

    Actually damn that time scale... FF14 has launched, failed, risen from the ashes and killed WoW.
  38. Chris

    Blizzard is Dying

    "If you could take another step... could you save our worlds?"
  39. Chris

    Blizzard is Dying

    SJWs equate the speech of antagonists to the speech of the writer, that's why everything is so toned down nowadays, antagonists can't break leftist ideology.
  40. Chris

    Blizzard is Dying

    Consider buying a story skip to one of the expansions (probably Heavensward or Shadowbringers) and play through the story on New Game+ at your own pace.