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  1. #421
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gokulo View Post
    Every expansion brought in something different content wise, but that was enhanced by the horizontal nature of the game. For a vertical game like this, I guess they'd rather take the easy route and repeat stuff ad nauseam, instead of coming up with new stuff that will be outdated in less than a year.

    Then again, when they actually try to come up with something new we get things like Diadem or Eureka, so...
    I personally like Eureka, Diadem I liked the concept but the problem seems to be..as long as we're stuck with 2.x formula, no matter what they come up with is gonna be shit because of the core systems they don't want to change. Like "grinding" works well, it doesn't work with XIV's systems. Eureka coulda easily been Abyssea, which while I hate it for what it did to XI (obsoleted stuff in way too quick a fashion) it was still well structured compared to most of the stuff XIV has put out lol. It's just weird how while I get "XIV IS NOT FFXI OMFGGTFO!!" that people love to say in OF/Reddit, just a bit funny that XI, for as old as it is, still has more structure and better progression flow. Every MMO had its growing pains and tough spots (like WoTG for example ignoring the FFXIV Development time hindering that expansion) but XIV seems to constantly be in that "growing pains" stage that people who don't do the game's content continue to eat up.

    Like we do get actual progression every 6 months then eventually an expansion to reset us to 0, but if this was any other game..players wouldn't stand for that and the MMO would have died ages ago. I think even Yoshida commented on that in a recent interview (regarding MMOs rarely lasting.)

    It's weird how we get less content for "better/unique content!" every expansion so I'm betting 5.0 we'll lose primals (CUZ GARLEANS DON'T HAVE THEM! - Lore Shield) for "unique content" that's gonna be a 4th iteration of Diadem.

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    I can't stand Eureka and Diadem. Endlessly grinding mobs isn't fun in XIV; I can grind mobs for 4 hours and start to feel burned out in XI. However when it comes to XIV I can stand it for about 10 minutes and then I am looking to log out and spend my time doing something else. Maybe it's the synergy of jobs working together to build skillchains and hitting a 99,999 magic burst is more fun than 1,2,3 - oh that guy is doing 1,2,3 as well but we have no interaction in combat together so it feels empty and hollow.

    There is a missing element to XIVs combat system that prevents there being any fun with just grinding. If they had some sort of party building mechanic that allowed members to set themselves up to exploit weaknesses and deal critical/fatal damage to a target it would feel a lot more engaged in the combat mechanics of the game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Destinye View Post
    It's weird how we get less content for "better/unique content!" every expansion so I'm betting 5.0 we'll lose primals (CUZ GARLEANS DON'T HAVE THEM! - Lore Shield) for "unique content" that's gonna be a 4th iteration of Diadem.
    We will probably get 1 new dungeon every patch cycle and the trade off will be "well ultimate took a lot more time than expected in SB to create, so we're going to give you a 3rd Ultimate battle this expansion that only 5% of the community will give two fucks about actually making an effort to clear.

    Seriously I've cleared both UwU and UBCoB and all it did was make the game feel even more hollow and have even less desire to continue playing knowing there isn't anything challenging or fun to come after that.

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    5% is probably being generous

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    He's probably citing JP server statistics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenrien View Post
    I can't stand Eureka and Diadem. Endlessly grinding mobs isn't fun in XIV; I can grind mobs for 4 hours and start to feel burned out in XI. However when it comes to XIV I can stand it for about 10 minutes and then I am looking to log out and spend my time doing something else. Maybe it's the synergy of jobs working together to build skillchains and hitting a 99,999 magic burst is more fun than 1,2,3 - oh that guy is doing 1,2,3 as well but we have no interaction in combat together so it feels empty and hollow.
    In FFXI, BiS was BiS for years. Grinding mobs was always worth it, because you knew, if you got the drop, you don't have to change it out(for something new) anytime soon. Yes, the social interaction elevated that game's popularity. This all changed with Abyssea.. and I realize I'm just repeating what's been said ha.

    Basically, it feels like a waste of time..because it is. BiS is BiS for 1-2 patches, then everything has to be replaced.

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    If the armors had better designs and the transmog system was better (it's already better, but still not up to contemporary standards...) at least people would have more motivation to do stuff for glamours. Hell, glamours are already considered to be the true end game in this so they could emphasise on that

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    They've given up on armor design and are more interested in just reusing armor sets and using different color pallets and dye styles. Whoopey! Can't wait for next expansion where we have Alexander gear drop from a dungeon that dyes a little different

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    Most MMOs do that though so it's not really a big deal?

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    4(5?) years into its life tho if we ignore 1.0?

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    Replacing my gear every 3-6 months (or in this case like 8-9 months lmao) wouldn't be that bad if the gear gave me stats that were fun to fuck around with. "Oh, this cycle gives me a 15% chance to proc double damage on Onslaught, that's pretty neat"

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    Gear stats are only fun to fuck around with like a year into the expansion and that's if you considering stupid high crit or Skill/Spell speed to be fun.

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    Nobody considers that fun

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    Frigging annoying the hell out of me when I got to Anemos and shout for a lv20 Challenge log party just to immediately get invited to a fate party. Reading comprehension {Do you have it MFer?}

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