Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
The lord of the flies was a great book. Everytime i see a surplus xp thread, i see a pigs head on a stick. Man, i wish i didn't read that now lol.
Show me how to lie you're getting better all the time and turning all against the 1 that's an art that's hard to teach
With a thousand lies and a good disguise hit 'em right between the eyes hit 'em right between the eyes!
That song is so catchy.
Indeed it is, and no I wasn't trying to insult you...but thinking maybe you're not seeing 100% of the picture. I'm like you, I don't know how this thing works, but I'm leaning on the side that suggests it will be ok soon, where you're on the opposite side...that's all it is
Like I said, it's 4:30 AM and the only thing keeping me going right now is Pepsi and loud techno music. I freely admit I don't think clearly all the time under these conditions.
I'll also admit that I may not totally understand the specifics of the situation. As I said, I just hear SE tell us that "after a while, you will get less XP" and the grinder in me sees this as a bad thing.
I'll tell ya a story.
I'm leveling... BLM, if I recall correctly. We got a party together and headed off to Bibiki. XPed for about 8 hours before someone had to go. Replaced them and kept going. Replaced another like 4 or 5 hours later... I decided to log off 22 hours into the party (22 hours from when we arrived at camp), found a SAM to replace me, logged where I stood and crawled into bed. Woke up 8 hours later, logged on and the SAM that had replaced me was about to take off for sky farming or something so I took his/my spot back and went for another 12 or 14 hours before the party finally broke (and I put my LFP flag up again).
That's one of my longest sessions, sure, but I've had quite a good bit of 6-8 hour parties. Sometimes 2-4 of them in a single week. My idea of fun is a 5+ hour long party. Honestly, I don't even start getting into my rhythm until the second or third hour.
Throw in some soda/alcohol and some good tunes and you have some of my best moments in XI.
Or take WoW; one of the most fun times I've had in WoW was taking my Warlock from character creation screen to level 80. Did it in 2 1/2 weeks. Then I decided I wasn't happy with that, since I played nothing but Horde characters, and decided I had an unfair advantage of knowing all the quests and QuestHelper making life easy on me, so I turned off QuestHelper, made my first ever Alliance character of a class I had never played before, a Night Elf Hunter, and took THAT from Character creation to level 80 in 19 days.
That's how I have fun. Hours of killing sh*t.
So yeah, I just don't like the idea of a system put in place to limit grinding. Perhaps you're right and "it's not as bad as we think" but when I hear about systems like this, I always feel like I'm the type of gamer they're aimed at.
I plan to cut back my XIV play time to only 25-35 hours a week and take it easy compared to my usual 50-70 hours per week that I prefer to spend (although I may end up closer to 40 as my XIV life goes on), but I just worry about how often I'm going to hit this wall.
So I admit I haven't hit the wall, and I don't know where the wall is. But knowing that the wall exists is what irks me.
EDIT: Oh yeah, that's the other side effect of posting at 4-5 AM while hopped up on caffiene and techno: I get really really really long winded in my posts because I just say whatever comes to mind as it comes to mind and don't bother to proofread or edit. Edited, Aug 26th 2010 4:53am by Mikhalia