Category Archives: FFXIV

Balancing for the end-game and moment-to-moment gameplay #FFXIV

We played over the last few days a good chunk of Final Fantasy XIV, as part of the latest free login campaign. FFXIV is a game that I enjoy playing when I’m in the middle of a session, but for … Continue reading

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MMORPG gaming history, part 2

This post continues my blog journey through all the MMORPGs that I’ve played in the order of when I first tried them. Vanguard, Saga of Heroes, 2012 One of the last boxes that I ever purchased for a MMORPG, I … Continue reading

Posted in Archeage, BDO, Eden Eternal, ESO, FFXIV, Guild Wars, MMORPG, Neverwinter, TSW, Wildstar | 2 Comments

MMORPG gaming history, part 1

I noticed via Twitter that some MMORPG players were tweeting lists of the games in the genre they had “ever played (even for just for like a day)”. Belghast has done a blog post on the same topic, with a … Continue reading

Posted in DDO, EQ2, FFXIV, Guild Wars, LotRO, MMORPG, Rift, STO, SWTOR, Tera | 4 Comments

Warmer climes #IntPiPoMo 2019

This second post in the my planned list of IntPiPoMo thematic posts reflects my utter dislike for the cold weather of late. It’s like the country dove head-first from late summer weather into full on winter overnight. Here’s some slightly … Continue reading

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The trust mechanic in FFXIV

I read with some interest of the new ‘trust’ mechanic in Final Fantasy 14 via my blogroll. I agree with Bhagpuss that it sounds like a step in the right direction if not the perfect solution already. The game’s insistence … Continue reading

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Changing gaming tastes (or not)

A few bloggers have been discussing changes in online gaming tastes in the broadest generalised sense (e.g. Bhagpuss, Endgame Viable). If developers follow such trends in terms of the games they create, then apparently we’ve become more casual or less … Continue reading

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Pace of play pressures

An MMORPG expansion lays bear a particular problem of the genre, the incessant peer pressure to be pushing forwards as fast as possible. Some games may encourage or demand this more through game systems or update schedules, but I think … Continue reading

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My gaming history #BlaugustReborn

Belghast has a post up on the “getting to know you” theme of week 2 of Blaugust. I don’t post about myself that often on this blog, it is about gaming more than anything else. In the spirit of Blaugust, … Continue reading

Posted in D&D, DDO, EQ2, ESO, Fantasy Grounds, FFXIV, Guild Wars, LotRO, MMORPG, Neverwinter, Rift, Starfinder, STO, SWTOR, World of Warcraft | Tagged | 3 Comments

What if WoW had…

Although I wasn’t playing gaming over the weekend we did discuss it amongst family as several family members still play World of Warcraft actively. During these discussions certain points came up that, for me, represent baffling gaps in this game’s … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, ESO, FFXIV, Guild Wars, LotRO, MMORPG, Neverwinter, Rift, SWTOR, World of Warcraft | 6 Comments

Making it easier to return to a MMORPG

As someone who plays a variety of MMORPGs, I do face the problem of returning to a game and not finding the return a very easy or pleasant experience. The feeling of confusion as you stare at rows of forgotten … Continue reading

Posted in BDO, EQ2, ESO, FFXIV, MMORPG, Rift, STO, World of Warcraft | 8 Comments