MMO Viking

October 4, 2013

Chocobo Mount !

Filed under: Final Fantasy XIV — Tags: , , , , , , — mmoviking @ 2:19 pm

Black Dolph did buy himself a chocobo the other day.  The greatest part is when  you mount up it plays the old chocobo music I remember from Final Fantasy 7.  MMO Viking is really looking forward to Everquest Next though.  FFXIV is entertaining at the moment but I know I’m not staying.  I plan on trying out Elder Scrolls Online but I’m crossing my fingers that I enjoy EQN more.  EQN has the pedigree and the track record of long term support.  It has the lore that I prefer over ESO.  I played Everquest for eight years, I played Everquest 2 for five years.  I am really hoping to get the same type of long term playability out of EQN.

September 26, 2013

Black Dolph

I’m really enjoying FFXIV.  The leveling has slowed considerably at 25-28 but that’s fine.  It reminds me a little of the old Everquest 1 “Hell Levels”.  One complaint is the map is like a single player Final Fantasy game with walls.  I prefer Guild Wars 2 style or even Skyrim.  I like games that you can see large castles in the distance and actually walk to them and scale them.  The in game camera will not let you look directly up in first person mode either.  These small things take me out of this world and remind me it’s a video game.  I’m playing the game with a couple friends.  One is playing a archer and the other a conjurer but soon to be scholar (healer).  I love running dungeons with them as the dungeons are all 4 person and it just auto throws a random queued up person in as our fourth party member.  Black Dolph is currently a level 28 Marauder.  My plan is to get his Marauder class to 30 then switch to Gladiator class until level 15 and then become the Warrior job.

September 18, 2013

Final Fantasy XIV !

Filed under: Final Fantasy XIV — Tags: , , , — mmoviking @ 11:14 pm

I’m sorry for the long delay.  I kind of took the summer off.  Guild Wars 2 was fun but I couldn’t get any friends to play it with me which is weird because it’s subscription free haha.  EQ2 is over for me.  It was a great run but now I’m eagerly awaiting Everquest Next.  In the meantime MMO Viking has started playing FInal Fantasy XIV.  FFXIV is a crazy pretty game.  It’s gorgeous!  I’m loving the graphics, the music, the Japanese feel and look, the classic Final Fantasy stuff.  Parts of the game remind me off my favorite Final Fantasy games FF6, FF7, and FF8.  It has some of the same music from the games, like the victory music and the resting in an Inn music.  It has a lot of the classic Final Fantasy creatures like the floating fire bombs and chocobos.  More good news is that I have a couple friends playing it with me so I shouldn’t get bored as fast as I did in GW2.  I begged Nindakin to join me but he declined.  He says he doesn’t have enough time in the day to play EQ2, his JRPGS and FFXIV.  I say bah!  If anyone wants to join me my character’s name is Black Dolph he is a Highlander Guardian and I play on the Gilgamesh server.  Go Seahawks!

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