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The Positives of the Multiple Job System

Have you ever loved an MMORPG that you want to try everything out in the game? Normally, you would create a character meaning you will only have to choose one class or role. Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. You don’t want to be limited to only one class or role, therefore, you will have to create another character with a different path to your first created character and as much it will be fun, it is still a pain. However, we’ve got the multiple job system in FFXIV. A Blessing in Disguise: The Multiple Job System Good thing, the…

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Getting Started Late Into the Life of FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV has been out for quite a while with an expansion already released, but that does not mean that every player in the world played the game already. While FFXIV is a fantastic game, it’s not exactly the most noob-friendly game in the world and it’s never easy getting started for the first time. In fact, FFXIV can be daunting to newbies and most people don’t even have an idea on how the core mechanics actually work. With more than 10 years of World of Warcraft and other similar games, people may find FFXIV to run a little bit…

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Catering to Casual Crowds: FFXIV Has Done No Wrong

Last time we tackled on some of the factors (outside of sales graphics and gameplay) that greatly affects the success of an MMORPG. I mentioned that casual content, voice acting, cutscenes, music and support play a major role on bringing satisfaction to players, casuals or not, thus bringing more sales. I also defined them accordingly. So which of those category do you think Final Fantasy XIV sufficed? Did Final Fantasy take at least one of those? Let us take a look at the first Casual Content. Casual Content in FFXIV These are all according to my personal opinion a Final Fantasy…

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FFXIV Vs. The World – How Does FFXIV Stack Up Against Other MMOs?

As good of a game FFXIV is, it can’t be helped to compare MMORPGs against each other. After all, they are fighting for position in the same market. They are competing for market share and bragging comes with that. World of Warcraft has been in the top of the MMORPG race for quite a while now in terms of sales and there is no expected change of reign anytime soon. But what are some of the factors that players or reviewers of MMORPGs consider when they rank the top online games today? For sure sales is one but aside from…

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High Population Isn’t Necessarily Good

Massive and multiplayer in massive multiplayer online role playing games – yes, we love MMORPG’s because we can play with thousands, even millions, of people all over the world in the comforts of our home. We love to play a good game and playing it with someone makes it a whole lot better. We want a high population for our MMOs. Imagine if MMORPG didn’t exist. Okay, stop. I won’t give you that nightmare because we already are experiencing a dream in the existence of MMORPG. FFXIV Account: The Good Thing in Playing in a High Populated Server I personally…

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The Best DPS and the DPS Gap

It is pretty hard to balance an MMORPG with a lot of classes in it. I am no game developer but I can imagine all the balancing they have to do in other to level the difficulty in the raids and dungeons and also to suffice the rants of the players all over the world with their present class. If they buff one class, the other classes will look weaker thus being demanded to buff the “weaker” classes. So on and so forth. DPS classes are especially affected by this. Job DPS Discrepancies There are discrepancies in every class in…

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The Best Tank in the Game

I have come to realize that in playing any game, you have to choose the best among the choices of character / class. Picking the “what suits you” class or “what is fun to play” in your FFXIV Account is not applicable anymore. Emphasis on this even more if there is progression involve. Picking the best class in an MMORPG which involves progression will surely lessen the hassle and headache. So in Final Fantasy XIV, in leveling or creating a character to be a tank late game, which should you choose? Paladin, Warrior or Dark Knight? Let us analyze. The…

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Who is the Best Support: Machinist or Bard?

As I shared some information about the new ranged support job in Final Fantasy XIV last time, the Machinist, a question came to mind. Now that there are two physical range DPS in FFXIV, which is more powerful between the two, Machinist or Bard? The follow-up question is which do people or raids prefer more, Machinist or Bard? More powerful doesn’t mean it is more preferred since both have different utilities aside from dealing damage. Some things that Machinist lack can be provided by Bard and vice versa. So let’s take a look the differences of the two. Best Support…

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The Woes of Inventory Space – Glamour and Retainer Conundrum!

There is one common problem that every MMORPG share, providing sufficient inventory space. I don’t know why in the world that these game developers cannot provide sufficient inventory space in their game. Maybe they are having fun in their offices seeing complaints from players that the inventory space in the game is not enough. Is there a programming limitation as to why they cannot provide a bigger inventory? If so, I will understand but as long as they don’t explain as to why there is always Maybe they are having fun in their offices seeing complaints from players that the…

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On the State of Hardcore PvE Raiding

Raiding During the Player Drought I was just browsing around reddit, minding my own business and just looking for something to write about, and then, suddenly, I find this little post on end game raiding. “Getting 8 people together to do scheduled content is difficult. And when you have content that requires several weeks of practice to clear and people slam their heads against walls for it, it leads to burn out. Couple this with the fact I believe we’re just so far into the game’s life cycle now that there might be a diminishing pool of veteran raiders willing…