Tuesday, 24 March 2015

my experience of patch 2.5.1

Sadly, (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) my life is far too busy to commit to the never ending grinding associated with weapons and armor from the coil and CT, so I'll clarify some that aside from that aspect of gameplay, the rest (new quests, Primals, hard dungeons, etc.) lasted about a day before I was back to only having CT and CoB as a reason to log in, and having played my share of MMORPGs, it's not really important to me to spend all that time grinding to upgrade items that will be, in all likelihood, easily replaced by quest rewards by the time I hit 55. It's way too early in the games life to focus on that as each patch and expac will overwrite the previous classification of what is considered the best gear. Granted, everyone is different and has different opinions on what is and isn't worth it, and that's great FFXIV Gil.

I just choose to wait until a game has more to offer than login, queue, repeat for three straight months while folding clothes until the queue pops. A good example of this comes from WoW and the legendary cloak quest chain.

Each successive patch added to the story, bringing the player closer to buy cheap FFXIV Gil obtaining a backpiece at level 90 that took forever due to several raid requirements, collections, fights, etc., some of which had mandatory wait periods of up to three weeks. And then once you had it, the new expac drops and suddenly, within days, crafters are making level 91 back pieces up to 50 item levels higher than the so called "legendary" cloak, making months or years worth of work completely irrelevant. Or back in the early days of FFXI, players hit level 41 and jumped on the pain in the balls quests to get their artifact weapons which were useless once CoP dropped. When the cap hit 75, people spent YEARS working on relic weapons, then the cap jumps to 99 and all that time and effort is now reduced to a wasted inventory space. Wanting to be the best is one thing. Knowing when it's a waste of time is another. So the tl:dr is that until the game offers more than harder versions of the same content or time consuming farming to upgrade things that you'll likely be selling to a vendor in six months, or quest lines (normal and MSQ) that can be cleared in, yes, one day, I'm opting to wait until there is more to do and explore that doesn't require me to stand around with enough time to knit a pair of gloves in between queues. As I said, the game is great, but I want to come back to it and not resent it.

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