Check out the hottest topics from the past week of the FFXIV general forum.
Although I haven't been playing much Final Fantasy XIV lately -- though I did ding rank 30 on my gladiator last night -- I still check the forums anytime I'm online. Right now, I feel we're still at a point at which there's more happening on the forums than there is happening in the game. This past week in the ZAM FFXIV General Forum, there were discussions about FFXIV for the Wii 2 (speculation, mind you) and recently posted lore on the Lodestone Web site. The Wii discussion made this week's Hot Read Thursday highlights, as did a couple of topics about gear variation and the number of people who have eclipsed more than 400 ranks among all of their classes. Did I mention I dinged rank 30 last night? Eh, I guess I have some catching up to do later.
Anyway, on with the links:
Title: FFXIV for Wii 2?
First a disclaimer: there is absolutely no evidence at this point of FFXIV being ported to the upcoming Wii 2. But we can dream, can't we? At this point, the one thing this game needs (other than a new battle system, more detailed quests, engaging content for all levels, etc.) is more players. Unfortunately, more players cannot simply be programmed into the game, which means a Wii 2 port (or any other port) will not happen without a strong turnout of Playstation 3 gamers.
Title: People with 400+ ranks total
Even writing about this thread makes me feel woefully inadequate. Look, I love level grinding as much as the next Final Fantasy nut, but the biggest reason why I haven't been playing FFXIV much lately is that I want to actually play the game it will become. That's not to say the game isn't fun as it is, but I'd rather wait and spend my time playing the final version of the battle system. That said, I can't blame others for wanting to get a head start. When those instanced dungeons are finally implemented, looks like a lot of people will be ready for them.
Title: Where's all the gear?
Now why would people care about gear in a MMO? Yes, I kid, I kid. Honestly though, I've been playing a lot of Final Fantasy XI lately, and whenever I log into FFXIV I'm stunned by the level of detail on my lowbie chainmail. However, perspective is everything. I imagine there are many rank 50 players in this game who have not had a reason to change their clothes in a long, long time (their toons, not them). Hopefully the upcoming instanced dungeons, and the treasures found within them, will put an end to this issue.