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User Info: papercup

7 months ago#1
WoW is dead, there's no denying it. It's time to jump ship.

First of all, a new expansion pack is just weeks away
There's going to be a high fantasy feel to Shadowbringers, there's going to be pixies, dwarves, Nu Mou from Ivalice, all that goodness. Two new playable races, Viera from the Ivalice games, and Hrothgar(which are more or less just Ronso from FFX). Two new Jobs, Gunbreaker is a tank, it's going to use Gunblades from FFVIII. And Dancer is going to be a support ranged dps. Dancer sounds really fun! You pick a dancing partner and dance at them to buff the hell out of them.
If you want dragons, there might be dragons, but the entirety of Heavensward was all about dragons, so they got you covered, fam.

The level cap is raising to 80, and with that a whole bunch of new skills and actions are coming
Some highlights: Dark Knight is getting completely reworked. It's getting some classic dark knight skills like Dark Wave, and it's getting a stand that mimics your actions, and can even tank for you briefly. Ninja is also getting a stand that again copies your actions, but this should help make playing ninja even funner since it makes for a big burst period. Machinist is getting completely reworked, and is turning more into a greedy dps. It's also getting a bunch of Edgar's tools from FFVI, so hey it'll actually be recognizably FF finally. Summoner is getting a new summon, Phoenix! I don't know anything about summoner, but that should be all kinds of awesome. And my favorite class, Dragoon is getting more, faster Jumps, and even longer combos.

Next, FFXIV is very story heavy, and while everything is usually locked behind completing the story, it's very well written, and it's clearly planned out years in advance. Some big story points that happened in the post expansion content of Heavensward are coming to the forefront in Shadowbringers, and it has huge implications for the overall lore, history and story of the game. Also, Omega Weapon was mentioned several times throughout A Realm Reborn, then it comes back at the end of Heavensward and it lead to one of the top 10 anime battles of all time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecMSU6BiE8Q Then, in Stormblood, we got to fight and kill both of those guys, and, yes, it was freaking awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAHFZR0D9ss.

And speaking of awesome, they even want you to get pumped for regular content patches. Case in point, the 4.2 trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1tABKPBlJs This is coming off of the first savage tier of SB, which ended on Neo Exdeath, which is 12 minutes of pure awesome, and Unending Coils which was the first Ultimate tier they ever made, and it was 20 minutes of a pants-s***tingly brutal dance of mechanics. And now we get to fight KEFKA f***ING PALAZZO?! People were losing their minds. Oh, and there's no PTR. The trailers are the only clues we get to what new raid fights will be. When content patches drop, EVERYONE gets to experience everything for the first time together. And in ShB, Testuya Nomura is designing the 8-man raid series, and Yoko Taro is designing the 24-man series. And, yes, the 24-man series is 100% based on NieR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBsU2XAUcA0

And, really the developers love and care about this game just as much as the fans do. When the fans want something, they listen. At fanfest a few months ago, fans asked for certain quality of life features, and the devs are delivering https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/002775.html And, they even hold contests for fans to design new housing items and gear sets, then the devs pick their favorites and put them in the game. And look, the devs will put on rock shows at fanfest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxTF_jG6dac They're not up there talking about quantifying fun or some s*** like Blizz, they're celebrating just as much as the fans are.
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User Info: papercup

7 months ago#2
And really I'm just scratching the surface here. They're constantly adding new things. They pump out a major patch every 3 and a half months so.

Also I play in the Aether data center, on Gilgamesh. Here's me: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/9511421/

Ignore the bunny suit, the casino event Make it Rain is on, so I had to. Normally I wear heavy plate mail lol
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User Info: KeijiMaedaTiger

7 months ago#3
No need to convince me, it's a great game. Just give me 15 dollars.

He'll I'll go nuts-for every 15 dollars you give me, I'll play another month.
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User Info: papercup

7 months ago#5
You can't handle the truth
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User Info: Mad_Max

7 months ago#6
One of my coworkers plays this. I might check it out
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User Info: Blightzkrieg

7 months ago#7
"WoW is dead, so instead of getting a life why not play a s***ty WoW clone"

User Info: Cruddy_horse

7 months ago#8
I really want to try it, but I only really have an Xbox at the moment. But even then subscription games are awful and outdated.

User Info: Aculo

7 months ago#9
subscription based games like these just seem like relics now, ok?

User Info: EvilMegas

7 months ago#10
Aculo posted...
subscription based games like these just seem like relics now, ok?
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