FFXIV: A Realm Reborn – First Month

It actually happened: I got the full version of FFXIV: A Realm Reborn and went back to Eorzea. Unfortunately I couldn’t play day and night but I did get a bit further on the main plot, and had some fun. My smoking hot cat boy got past lvl40, acquired a chocobo friend  and a shiny unicorn mount, ran some dungeons and hung around in a hot bath. Continue reading

Farewells

It’s that time again. I get it at least once per Xpack. My World of Warcraft game time is expiring and I’m not planning to renew it for a while. 6.2 came out and I barely had enough interest to build a shipyard. I’ve been running some Hellfire Citadel raids and mythic dungeons to gear up friends while I still can, but soon it’s time for welcomed peace and quiet again.

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I’m also moving back to Oulu – at least for the weekdays. It became quite evident that I just get nothing done at home with kids running at my feet, while also being unable to physically visit my school. So now I’m going to go and actually get things done. That’s the plan at least.

Because of all the business tied to this moving and other RL issues, I’m probably going to be a bit busy. But I’ll be writing about Dark Dreams Don’t Die and Banished soon enough (I’ve actually already started with both of them) as well as finishing my Movies From the 90s series.

Since I’m giving up one time consuming MMORPG, I will most likely start another and play Final Fantasy XIV a bit further this fall. I quite like that I have a game where I can just grind some easy stuff while I have a glass of wine and listen to some good music. (I won’t do that when I’m immersing myself in a story.) Hopefully I wont just get myself completely hooked on FFXIV and mess up my plans for RL again. Heavensward is also out and the dragon race seems very sexy, but I think it’ll take a good while to finish the basic campaign of A Realm Reborn, so I’m not going to get ahead of myself.

I wish a nice summer for everyone, whether it’s spent outside on the beach or inside playing.

Trying Out Final Fantasy XIV Free Trial

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Final Fantasy XIV – A Realm Reborn is the second MMORPG in the series. I never tried the first one and initially this one gathered quite a bit of critique so I passed on it too. But already some time ago they did a huge overhaul, and now the game is one of the most praised MMOs out there. And I can see why. People also actually play it, even though it has monthly fees that are rather rare these days. Personally I take a monthly fee over broken micro payment system any time, but it is a rather bold choice. Obviously I’d prefer just to buy the game once and be done with payments but that’s even more rare with MMOs. Continue reading