Final Fantasy: Record Keeper - Mobile Gaming Cash Grab

Rajaah

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You guys still play this? I quit for like 2-3 years but recently started a new account and have torn through content pretty quick. So much new shit tho. I'm to that annoying point where I just don't have enough relics to do all the 4* Magicites and Torments, still lots of mythril to farm in Realm dungeons but damn that's so boring haha.

I check in with this probably once a year, maybe two years. Usually I play all the newly-added Realm Dungeons because I really like that stuff, maybe whatever the current Events are as well, then turn it off for another year. I didn't really get into any of the Torment/Magicite/Story Mode? stuff. I think I cleared half of the Nightmare Crystal whatever bosses.

I like this game but it's very much something I only check out once in a great while and only when I have literally nothing else to do at that moment or don't have the energy to load up a console game.

Proud to say I quit and uninstalled this about 3 weeks ago. Was a big deal for me personally, but no other human could understand.

I was perpetually stuck on this kinda plateau wherein I either was steamrolling content or getting steamrolled, and maaaaybe once in awhile had something fun and challenging to do and I felt out of place with it all. A f2p person who has played for like 5 years and had sooooo many relics, options, cheeves conquered, and it all felt imbalanced at a certain point. That feeling stuck with me for months.

So this last Summer draw I was saving some Myth for some really sweet pulls and I dropped like 250 myth on pulls.

The game gave me a piece of shit, then something nice, then a dupe of the piece of shit, AND THEN another dupe of the piece of shit. I had one more pull to get something decent and I said to myself (I remember I was literally in bed) if I pull that same f00king dupe piece of shit relic, I'm uninstalling and never playing this game ever again.

I clicked.

I drew.

...you know what happened.

0 regrets :)

You'll probably be back, har har.

I think I understand the big deal actually.

I understand, it came out the week before I met my wife and used it to keep track of our first date anniversary.

It carried the torch of my love of the Franchise through the dark days of FF15. Luckily FF14 is saving the franchise so I can play a real FF game again.

But yeah I quit last year, it was taking the piss with how complicated the endgame fights were and how it took years to kill them.

I played it through several relationships from 2014-2019. Back in 2015 or so when I was the most into FFRK, I'd sneak it into bed and play it while I was watching Netflix with the GF. She hated that because I'd be doing it literally behind her back. Like literally spooning her while I looked the other way tapping buttons to clear dailies or whatever.

I don't regret anything
 

Koushirou

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I still login and get my free stuff every day. Auto-run through events and what-not, but I'm not sure I'd call it playing. It's a nice enough distraction for a few minutes setting teams up for things and letting it go do its thing. I never bothered trying any of the insanely difficult stuff, but every now and then if I don't feel like playing anything else or need to wind down in bed or on the shitter, I'll try out a new difficulty of dungeon for a bit. Haven't paid money in years (I'd buy a little bit for pulls back closer to when it first released) as the free draws are more than enough to satisfy my gacha itch. Compared to some of the other mobile games I used to play, it really does feel like the easiest to skirt buy just F2P'ing it up and still getting a good amount of play time before you hit the difficulty brick wall.
 

Vanessa

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You'll probably be back, har har.
Nah, I'm good! It's just my personality... for better or for worse. When I sever ties with stuff it's quite rare I come back to it in the same manner I had before... this includes significant others, addictive habits, foods I have to swear off because they're bad, phone apps (either socials or games). Me being done is... being done (generally but a handful of exceptions do exist [like FoH!]).

I think I understand the big deal actually.
I played relatively early on, played extremely consistently, and was clearing top end content regularly for many years and felt on top of the game. ...and it was just the sheer amount of relics, cheeves, and spread of power I had across all characters. This was "my game" for half a decade, like Everquest was back at the turn of the century. Perfect blend of aesthetic beauty, nostalgia, easy to do yet really complex at its core for min/maxing, rich history and memories of things, and most importantly, something I could put down at any moment and not be utterly CHAINED TO like EQ or other online games. Quitting was a big personal deal, yeah, but it never once affected anything in my real life with any of my RL peeps... was just a personal turning-of-the-page thing, and I feel good about my decision :)
 
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Chris

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Nah, I'm good! It's just my personality... for better or for worse. When I sever ties with stuff it's quite rare I come back to it in the same manner I had before... this includes significant others, addictive habits, foods I have to swear off because they're bad, phone apps (either socials or games). Me being done is... being done (generally but a handful of exceptions do exist [like FoH!]).


I played relatively early on, played extremely consistently, and was clearing top end content regularly for many years and felt on top of the game. ...and it was just the sheer amount of relics, cheeves, and spread of power I had across all characters. This was "my game" for half a decade, like Everquest was back at the turn of the century. Perfect blend of aesthetic beauty, nostalgia, easy to do yet really complex at its core for min/maxing, rich history and memories of things, and most importantly, something I could put down at any moment and not be utterly CHAINED TO like EQ or other online games. Quitting was a big personal deal, yeah, but it never once affected anything in my real life with any of my RL peeps... was just a personal turning-of-the-page thing, and I feel good about my decision :)
Yeah same for me. I tried to go back but going from 4+ years of daily play to nothing for my months made me feel like I had missed out on too much.

All the references to previous FFs in FF14 is doing the job for me now though. Try that if you haven't already.
 

Rajaah

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Nah, I'm good! It's just my personality... for better or for worse. When I sever ties with stuff it's quite rare I come back to it in the same manner I had before... this includes significant others, addictive habits, foods I have to swear off because they're bad, phone apps (either socials or games). Me being done is... being done (generally but a handful of exceptions do exist [like FoH!]).


I played relatively early on, played extremely consistently, and was clearing top end content regularly for many years and felt on top of the game. ...and it was just the sheer amount of relics, cheeves, and spread of power I had across all characters. This was "my game" for half a decade, like Everquest was back at the turn of the century. Perfect blend of aesthetic beauty, nostalgia, easy to do yet really complex at its core for min/maxing, rich history and memories of things, and most importantly, something I could put down at any moment and not be utterly CHAINED TO like EQ or other online games. Quitting was a big personal deal, yeah, but it never once affected anything in my real life with any of my RL peeps... was just a personal turning-of-the-page thing, and I feel good about my decision :)

EQ is one of the few addictive things I've gone back to repeatedly in the same manner. I HAVE tried to go back to other things, but it's never the same. Especially people. Which can be pretty depressing when it hits you. There are a lot of girls I remember fondly from my hometown, but whenever I swing through there, or look them up, they're all obese now, or look olde, or whatever. I mean it happens to everyone but it's still depressing when they're their youthful selves in my head. (Well, one of them is still pretty damn sexy, but she married someone else)

Shows are another thing. I rewatched a couple seasons of 24 a few months ago and all it did was make me think of how much time had gone by and how these characters I grew up with were all played by people who are 15 years older now. Going back to 24, or Buffy, etc doesn't fill me with nostalgia, it fills me with dread at the unstoppable march of time.

Though, ironically, the Highlander series doesn't have this effect on me, probably because the characters are immortal and by extension it doesn't feel like a bygone era, it feels like "wonder who these guys are swordfighting with in 2020".

EQ's another exception, I can take a couple years off from it and think I'm totally done but I always go back. Interest in it sorta goes up like a crypto price. Like it'll have a lull for a while, then the interest starts to gather again, then one day without warning I'm -all in- for another month or two and going for server firsts and everything.