The Final Fantasy XIV MSQ was amazing
Before I even say anything let me simply acknowledge that I'm sure there's going to be someone out there who didn't like it for one reason or another. I'm sure they'll think of some plot holes or nitpick some small stuff that I didn't care enough to notice.
Been a player since Beta 4 and I didn't think the MSQ of 2.0 was anything to write home about. Being an avid FF story fan I thought it was pretty bland.
Over the course of the last 2 or so years I've read all sorts of discussions and complaints and suggestions about what a story should look like and let me just say I feel like SE really honed in on a lot of those points.
Your character, while still retaining that sense of mindless drone doing fetch quests, was given a layer to him/her. You actually get to choose responses to various events. Nothing too complex and not a whole lot of options, just two or three, but they allowed you to give your character just a dash more flavor.
Seeing my characters expression change to something more than, "Angry" or "Oh man!" was certainly a real treat. Without spoiling anything for anyone when things go…awry…there were times when my character seemed genuinely heartbroken. The expression on the face was amazing. I found myself getting slightly, just slightly, emotional over a few scenes. No where close to FFXIV levels of emotional but I could tell that SE really put some time into developing this story.
There were also times I found myself watching a CS with an antagonist and while I knew they were the "bad guy" I completely understood and empathized with their motives. Don't get me wrong, I still was like, "This person needs to go down," but I could see their point of view. The way they developed that aspect was probably the most intense from my perspective.
It was a fantastical journey and I honestly can't wait for what's to come. Being someone who really only played this game for the raiding, which had a pretty good story to begin with, I now find it refreshing to have something else to look forward too.
I just want to simply end on saying: SE, you guys really outdid yourselves in this expansion. If you continue to have story like this in your future additions you can count on me to keep throwing my hard earned dollars at you. And for more than just the usual: "skip skip skip skip ok finally the meat"
Thoughts On Live Letter Crafting Changes
There wasn't much shared in regards to the future of Crafting from the Live Letter (Not really surprised to be honest) however what WAS shared could have major implications on Crafting Progression and how Crafted gear is treated as a whole
Final Fantasy XIV - Waste your time farming Poetics with your bard BUT there are other ways
By now you're easily level 52/55, depending how many times you ran the regular 50 dungeons and how much rested exp you started with etc.
The Final Fantasy XIV part of ARR story doesn't make enough sense
we have all the important/strong NPC over there right on the spot. We have Raubian on our side also! Combine the strength if Warrior of Light is willing to do anything, we simply have enough resourced to capture everybody on the spot and use echo on them
FFXIV Black Mage Aoe and Enochian
Before people jump on me with a bunch of hate, let me just say that I'm not asking to be king of aoe again. I'm not trying to relive the past pre ffxiv heavensward days
This is a complete new interruption of the ffxiv samurai job Class
Samurai's and Exorcist Great Katana Via Spirit Blade no simple weaponsmith could forge. a weapon that not only cleave's the foe but cleanse the spirit.
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The thing is though, narrative wise your character actually is not from that nation or even Eorzea period - canonically they're a 'foreigner' from somewhere else in Hydaelyn who has made the journey to Eorzea to take up work as an adventurer inspired.