So I'm a little late to the party, sue me.
I just finished 4.1 MSQ this morning, and wow.
Okay, so there was a minor annoyance in the insta-fail conditions in the solo duty... I am NOT a fan of insta-fail get-kicked-out-of-duty conditions in solo duties, but meh. I wouldn't have minded so much if it weren't such a long fight (for a solo duty) and allowing 1.....ONE..... orb to touch a person means insta-fail and you gotta start all over from the very beginning. Woulda been nice if they had a midway checkpoint, like, when Fordola comes running in.
But other than that, let's talk about the awesomeness of the 4.1 MSQ.
First off, we have that kick rear (sigh, ZAM....) cuttscene in the prison. I love it when FFXIV makes you feel like your character is ridiculously overpowered, either mechanically or emotionally, or just being the WoL in general. It's one of the things that makes me love FFXIV, same reason I loved Mass Effect 2, they did very similar things with Shepard there. You are playing this ludicrously powerful character that nobody can understand how they can do what they do... but for me it was just Tuesday kinda thing. I love that stuff! Others might not, but I do lol. Fordola's reaction to what she sees and how she's just floored... there she is whining about her bad hair day and then she takes a peek into the WoL's memories... well now... who again has no idea what it's like? lol. I do hope to be seeing more of Fordola in the future... drag her along for some more eikon-slaying, I think.
The little jaunt with the sultana was nice too, I love how this game's MSQs will sometimes take you back to earlier areas you've not stepped foot in for hundreds of hours. Can't remember the last time I had ran clear out to that tree in Thanalan, wow that brought back memories of when I stood next to Papashan and helped him out last time I was there.
And then we got the Lakshmi battle, the aforementioned Solo Duty. Did anybody notice how the AI beats your common party member in dealing with simple mechanics? Stacking, standing apart, the AI performs better than human players usually do, lol. Of course it's probably scripted to do that, but hey. Scripted or not, the AI controlled characters actually did what they were supposed to, lol. Next time I fight a primal, can we just take them along and forget about this whole Duty Finder thing? lol. Just need to grab Krile or somebody that can cast a heal, Fordola can tank (just give her a shield), and I can just do my thing and we'll be fine.
And then there's the new dungeon which I found to be.... OK, I guess? Nothing special, but it wasn't bad per se. I found it to be rather easy mechanics-wise, though the last boss was somewhat difficult to dodge if RNG chose the wrong directions/abilities in succession. But failure to dodge was usually rather a light penalty, minor damage + vulnerability debuff.. as long as you didn't eat too many of them (usually only eat them if RNG is bad) you're still fine, not gonna die or anything.
I do like the fact it drops 315 though, need to run that place some more, hopefully there's weapons in there.
Overall, I rather enjoyed 4.1 MSQ.
Edited, Nov 11th 2017 10:09pm by Lyrailis