Although Patch 1.20 continues the tradition so far of bringing big changes to current gameplay plus additions, it is probably the easiest so far to digest. It might be due to me being a perma-noobie and most of the changes being things that I can actually experience or doesn't make me conjecture about how it will turn down the road. In any case, this might be a shorter one than usual.
The usual caveat that my character is still pretty low level so I am limiting my commentary to changes I can actually experience by myself.
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Seems like there were a couple of news around Final Fantasy XIV while I wasn't looking. The first one is a preview about the class revisions that should be coming with patch 1.20. You can find it here. As usual for these kind of things, anything in that post can change before the actual patch hits the game and people can post feedback about it on the official forums.
The second bit of news is the second "Letter from the Producer Live" which is pretty much ye olde webcast from the developers but with a fancy title. You can find it here. The video itself is in japanese without any subtitles. However there is an english translation in the form of text in the same posting.
Both give some interesting preview of what should be coming to the game in the near and long term. A lot of it made me pretty excited too as there are some cool additions being added and more much-needed changes to the game. I won't be commenting on every and each item as it would take a gigantic post for it. I will just do so with the ones I found more interesting.
I will most likely do a hand-on post about all these topics as soon as the patches come. For now, my thoughts about what we know so far.
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After playing Final Fantasy XIV for quite a bit I found my initial impressions about patch 1.9 changes to be inaccurate. Fortunately it wasn't inaccurate in a bad way, quite the contrary. I am finding myself getting more and more hooked into the game.
Before getting into all that though, allow me a side note (which is getting too common in my posts....):
Massively is doing a "Choose My Adventure" series with Final Fantasy XIV. If you don't what that means, it is like a "Let's Play" where instead of just reading about a players experiences as he/she plays through the game, the readers can vote on what should the player should do before the next post. So if you are curious how Final Fantasy XIV is from the eyes of a newbie starting on the game now, you can start reading it here.
Well, ok, technically that is not the start, it is already the 3rd post with this particular author. The first one was to choose the game (which turned out to be Final Fantasy XIV) and the second was to choose the gender, race and starting town for the character. The post I linked is him actually starting to play the game. :p
Alright, with that done, back to my own experiences with the game....
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Actually it should have been in three different worlds. However there hasn't been any news so far of a Halloween event on Fallen Earth. My guess is that they are still with their hands full with the influx of players due to the switch to free to play.
Which two worlds will be covered then? It will be Everquest 2's Norrath where it is pretty much old hat to me now and Final Fantasy XIV's Eorzea where not only it is the first time for me but for the game too I think.
Currently they are my main poison as far as MMORPGs go therefore that is the reason I am only making a post about them. And not covering other games which I technically still play... like... Lord of the Rings Online. >_>
Anyway, read on if you are curious to see what was new on this year's Everquest 2 "Nights of the Dead" or about Final Fantasy XIV's "All Saint's Wake".
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