Category Archives: FFXIV

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

Posted in FFXIV, MMORPG, SWTOR, TSW, World of Warcraft | 3 Comments

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

The puzzle of add-ons

I read with interest a post by Rohan on a puzzle boss in Final Fantasy 14. I’ve no experience of this myself, but imagining it I doubt I’d be able to do the maths quickly enough to stand much chance … Continue reading

Posted in ESO, FFXIV, MMORPG, TSW, World of Warcraft | 7 Comments

An Eorzean Interlude (part 2)

As a follow-up to my last post, I include here some of the more negative impressions from our recent duo-play return to Final Fantasy 14, if you haven’t already please read the first post for the background to this pair … Continue reading

Posted in FFXIV, MMORPG

An Eorzean Interlude (part 1)

Back on Thursday last week I saw online that Final Fantasy 14 was having a welcome back event lasting through 1st May, whereby you could log back in and have 96 hours of game time for free starting anytime until … Continue reading

Posted in FFXIV, MMORPG