Check out the hottest topics from the past week of the FFXIV general forum.
What does snow, a giant buffalo and a dead horse have in common? Three words: Hot. Read. Thursday! This week’s recap of forum activity focuses on two threads that capture the essence of Final Fantasy XIV’s continued growth. Meanwhile, our third thread shows how people who don’t play FFXIV are still determined to hate the game, regardless of how much it gets fixed. I guess you can’t solve every problem with snow and buffalos, now can you?
Anyway, on with the links:
Forget about extending the free trial, designing a market wards search feature, revamping the user interface or adding notorious monsters. All this time, all the development team need to do was add snow and new background music to the three starter cities. Now, everything is FINE! This thread captures the enthusiasm many players are feeling over the recently kicked off The Starlight Celebration. Could it be we were that starved for something new to do? Or is this simply that first taste of magic we’ve been waiting for?
Screenshots, so it happened! Across all servers, players teamed up to be the first to take down the original notorious monsters of Eorzea. In this thread, the OP posts screenshots of his group’s battle with the monstrous Great Buffalo. Although many players are still too low in level to take on these mythical beasts, we can all appreciate having tangible reasons for leveling up our characters.
The game was actually nominated for two distinctions – “Most Disappointing Game” and “Worst Game Everyone Played” – by GameSpot.com. Honestly, I would be surprised if whoever casts votes (or makes nominations) has played FFXIV since the November update, let alone the most recent update. I can understand the “Most Disappointing” distinction, but only because expectations for this game were sky-high. But worst game everyone played? Really? Perhaps if the nomination were reworded as, “Best Game Everyone Played From Late September Through Mid November,” then I could understand. As the game stands now though, it’s actually somewhat good, and only getting better.