Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
Indeed. The game really could benefit from having one or two things that scream "Hey, this sh*t is fun. You should try it."
Right now, at best, the game just sorta mumbles "Yeah... hey... wanna.. um... go do something or whatever...?"
that made me lol. I agree, and i feel like this type of game ESPECIALLY would benefit from some smash-you-in-the-face-with-a-lemon-wrapped-gold-brick content. SE designed a beautiful, visually rich and generally calm, peaceful world. And everything is so ****.....day to day...so business as usual...which is really cool for creating the facade of a real world(because life is kind of boring), so how awesome would it be to see that humdrum (but realistic) world shattered violently by (since we're talking about Rift) an otherdimensional invasion?
The juxtaposition of calm peaceful safe world with sudden attack by dark evil things (not @#%^ing marmots) that have a purpose
would create some exciting gameplay.
I'm not saying SE should bite off Rift (idk, maybe they should at this point), but i hope i illustrated why a game like FFXIV would benefit even more
from such dynamic content than a game like Rift (which is already faster-paced, flashy-lights-explosions-everywhere, even without the invasions).
The sad epilogue to this is that XIV has some sort of dynamic content kind of in the form of Behest. But again, like you said, the behest warden is all "yeah...come kill stuff...if you want i guess"
Imagine how different things would feel if the Behest mobs attacked the safey-safey Aetheryte camp? Imgagine how quick you'd see some "social interaction". In typical SE fashion, they bogged down a solid concept(grouping with random players to fight off a small army) with overcomplicated implementation (sign up for this event and idk, go party up or something if you feel like it, then follow me over there to that random spot on the map...oh and by the way this all won't happen for 5 minutes).
Just make the mobs attack the players. I don't care if Johnny Crafter is in the middle of a synth. I want to see a goblin break his face! Edited, Jan 14th 2011 11:18pm by Llester Edited, Jan 14th 2011 11:20pm by Llester