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    Quote Originally Posted by honed View Post
    could u give me a little more detail about ur exp in FFXIV?

    hmm i'll try to sum up the things i really liked and disliked.

    i liked:
    -the world is pretty nice and very atmospheric (it just feels really nice running around and exploring new things) and i totally like the art style
    -the game doesnt babysit you. you actually have to look around from where you get your quests. like the one thing i really remember was when i ran out of quests and i was pretty confused until i explored the territory on the other side of the city which had the "continueing side quests"
    -combat felt pretty luid to me
    -the crafting jobs were pretty fun.

    things i disliked:
    -instead of looking around for quests i just stopped doing this and did what everyone else does: grind those events till you are high enough to leave the zone --> zzZZzz
    -to get to the job you wanted ( for example black mage ) you had to lvl your first job and then you had to put up with lvling another job you didnt care about at all. this actually really annoyed me since it felt like : "YEEEEESS, i can finally jobchange to the awesome blackmage. oh wait, i have to jobchange to this stupid class i didnt even want to play, take off all my finally-ok-looking gear and start over at lvl 1 doing the same shit again i just escaped from."
    -when i turned BM i was a bit disappointed that i only got 5 new skills. dunno i finally became an awesome blackmage and then i only get 5 new skills. felt kinda dull to me :/

    always bringing the BM example because this class was the one i was looking for the most and somehow it felt pretty ... unfun ... to discover it wasnt THAT much different from the thraumaturge i played before, so if i would have wanted something else i would have to level another class PLUS the subclass (which i totally dont want to level. if i wanted to play an archer i would have started an archer ... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unplayed View Post
    -when i turned BM i was a bit disappointed that i only got 5 new skills. dunno i finally became an awesome blackmage and then i only get 5 new skills. felt kinda dull to me :/
    THIS. I couldn't find the emotions to express my utter disappointment and despair when I heard what the class/job thing would end up like.
    And they destroyed my bard. I wanted to be buffing/debuff support. Instead I got a next to useless debuff (elemental weakness to enemies....... so... that helps black mage. ONLY black mage......). Then we get a song to recover MP and TP. The ONLY times these come in handy is during long fights because recovery is so fast as it is. So there are like 2 whole long fights in the game where these songs are actually useful. I really could hardly stand how idiotic they made the bard (my favorite ).

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    Combat, cross class skills, and general content is kinda lackluster. Crafting is good. Beautiful game and nice music but not enough to keep me interested in a sub.
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    Because your willing to pay subscription, I'd think hard what sort of enjoyment your looking for in a game. I like lots to do, not just kill bill.
    If I had a choice of being able to sub again without the thought of loss, it would be Ultima Online.
    It may take a lot of getting used to it graphically, but that's how it rolls. its the original, Its a very deep game and has all the little needs you may want and need to get you into a game. If you do find yourself into it, it becomes very easy to play. fluid even.
    If that's not your choice go for FFXIV this is also a very deep game and has very good game play just like Ultima Online there's lots to do other than the old kill bill.
    Another last one is AcheAge which is in the process of being finished for our audience out very soon. This has a sub or prem. & gives you a lot more rights than f2p joe, which will be me.

    Those are 3 very good choices in today's environment, if you like variety in gaming & not just the kill bill aspect, ones an old school original, the other two bring it into today, better graphics etc, All have great game play, good community's & make you want to play more of the game than just doing instances.

    Of course, you can wait.. and make another choice.. & that would be.. a game that's not made yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterMascot View Post
    Wildstar itself isn't bad either, though. The only bad thing is that it's literally just a PvP game. The PvE is plain boring, and the pvp already starts on lvl6. A lot of people that do play WoW atm will go to Wildstar for this reason, cause it's more clean then WoW and Warlods of Draenor is just a sad attempt of getting back their player base, with only throwing in some reskins. They screwed up WoW after The Burning Crusade.
    Wiat what? have you even played WS? Like the PvE is the core of the game. And anyone that ctually played WS to max level and got to experiance the end game (or at least start it) would tell you the opposite of this comment. The PvP is trash and the PvE is excelent and has a throw back to Vanilla WoW with attuments n what not.
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    Also I am going to give you more scoops on ffxiv because it is getting the most love. I will say. I don't think an mmo has ever hurt me as bad as ffxiv. I honestly can't believe they pooped this mess out. Firstly, crafting... Don't bother. No one, NO ONE needs anything you craft. I took multiple jobs to 50. The game spoon feeds you every piece of gear you will ever need. I never consume food for the "boosts" and am never lacking in my party role. How does a game include crafting, but then shoot themselves in the foot and make it one of the most pointless waste of time parts of the game? (There is no argument here. If you ever bought anything crafted, it was solely so you could spend money. Not cuz you needed anything.)

    Then the jobs. You get a horrifically crappy selection of job skills (freekin 5 of them..........). AND every class/job gets its own buffs. They leave no room for a utility job of any kind. There is no room for any job that is not healer, damage dealer, or tank. That to me just sounds awful. Give me variety! This class issue is the worst for me. I just don't think I can ever overlook this. Especially with what they did to my bard. Giving him 3 songs and every single one is worthless and unneeded... He doesn't even get buffs like a bard should. Just mp and to regen (which is almost never necessary).

    Their crap class system also destroys leveling. The class arcanist can become a scholar or summoner. If you level scholar, boom you automatically have a lvl 50 summoner too. Wtf? Your summoner should still be lvl 30!

    The world is also disappointingly small. Very few zones, each one small and quickly traversed on your mount. Relic weapons are a joke. They might as well just give them to you as a thank you for posting their game. So you know, everyone is running around with their strongest weapons cuz they sneezed and were rewarded with a relic.

    And as soon as binding coil part two came out, they turned part one into happy sunshine land. They make old content laughably easy when new content is released..........

    Like turn 2 in coil. There was an exploit kind of where you could easily best it (known add enrage strategy). SE fixed this so you couldn't do enrage start and had to do it as it was intended. People complained so they switched it back. Really se.... Really......

    These are not exaggerations. This is the junk that is going on with ffxiv and I can only see it getting worse unless they completely overhaul it AGAIN! Save your time and money on that one if you ask me.

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