Check out the past week's hot threads from the FFXIV General Forum!
Ongoing discussions in the FFXIV General Forum continue to be filled with complaints and confusion (and often confused complaints), but from the ashes of rational thought have risen several constructive, informative and insightful threads. Granted, these threads seem few and far between compared to the number of rant threads littering the forums. However, posters like these have made ZAM.com what it is over the years. It's a shame their voices are being drowned out by the shrill whine of gamers who are jamming the forum with rant threads while offering nothing of value to our community.
Seriously, the anti-FFXIV trolls are almost as annoying as me when I troll Oregon State Beavers football forums.
Anyway, go Ducks, and on with the links:
Hands down, this is probably the best thread we've had since the launch of Final Fantasy XIV. To everyone who claims this game is unplayable, this poster has given you an easy-to-follow instruction manual to reach level 35 before waving the white flag. No more excuses! Let's hope this poster continues to create more guides. And to all you naysayers out there, here's an example of an informative thread that doesn't take a side on loving or hating FFXIV. See how that's done? You CAN hate the game while also being useful.
Any male gamer who lives with his wife or girlfriend (or who has a girlfriend over on a regular basis) can understand this poster on a deep, meaningful level. The music in FFXIV (and also in FFXI) was unique and memorable, but dang, it's also repetitive! So, why not turn off the music and just enjoy all the other ambient sounds this game has to offer? There's the sound of pounding metal from crafting, and the sound of wood being cut from crafting, and the sound of crystals breaking from crafting, and... well... I'm sure there are other sounds, too. I'll hear them, someday, when I stop crafting.
After a series of tests, this poster concluded that +20 DEX is equal to roughly a 12 percent boost in accuracy. Now, whether or not this poster's tests are actually conclusive is up for debate -- and as you can see in the many replies, that debate is ongoing. However, props to this poster for undertaking such a large test. Gathering data like this is likely to pay off in coming months as the game continues to grow and evolve.