Check out the hottest topics from the past week of the FFXIV general forum.
What a week Final Fantasy XIV has had! There was that huge content update, the return of a usable economic system, scores of glowing reviews from gaming magazines, and – yes, I am kidding. We all know that FFXIV is enduring some massive growing pains. Actually, FFXIV isn’t really growing. But it should be, and that’s where the collective pain of many ZAM posters is coming from.
The past week of posts in the FFXIV General Forum reflects that pent-up frustration of the playerbase. There have been a few positive reviews mixed in with the bad, but many players and professional reviewers are bewildered by Square Enix’s apparent lack of a game plan.
On with the links:
Title: What was SE thinking with Repair System??
Is reading this causing your underwear to break? If so, don’t be afraid – that’s just the new, ultra cool repair system of FFXIV! Understandably, this cumbersome system is causing quite the ruckus among residents of Eorzea. Those who don’t like the repair system have just a few questions about it, such as “how does it work,” “how do I know if my gear is broken,” and “what the heck was SE thinking?”
Title: Gamespot Review Final Fantasy XIV Online
Final Fantasy XIV was given a rating of 4 in a review by GameSpot. That would have been a fantastic score if the Web site rated titles on a scale of 1 to 5. Unfortunately, GameSpot grades on a scale of 1 to 10. Going by that score, one would believe FFXIV is about as fun as wasting more than an hour in a laggy maze of NPCs, trying desperately to find a low-level piece of gear – oh wait, nevermind.
Title: My insight on XIV, a positive review
Despite the many pitfalls of FFXIV, this poster reminds us of some of the game’s stronger points. This is Square Enix’s saving grace. Final Fantasy XIV has the makings of a deep, unique game, and a pre-made fan base that is willing to give the game more time than other new MMOs could afford. Now, though, all we can do is hope SE renovates the shaky house it built upon this masterfully crafted foundation.