MikeB · MMORPG.com Community Manager

Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. <iframe src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets/follow_button.html?screen_name=emikeb" style="width: 100px; height: 20px;" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" padding="4px" scrolling="no"> </iframe>


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Marvel Heroes/SWTOR
  • Final Fantasy XIV - PvP is Amazing in Stormblood - MMORPG.com

    I'm wondering how the game's PVP can be "amazing" if the combat is probably the worst in the genre?

    Obviously, this assumes you already like the game. This wasn't written for people who already take a pass on the game due to their (understandable) issues with the slower combat. It's more of a "If you like FFXIV, you should check out the PvP. It's pretty awesome now!"
  • Really wanted to play, but already uninstalled

    The only way you are going to get on Gilgamesh or Balmung is if you use the paid transfer service to get there. Unfortunately, paid transfers to these servers have been suspended for now and I'm unsure when they'll open up again. I'd like to know as well, because I'd love for my SO to join me on Gilgamesh at some point, so I can definitely understand your frustration.

    I'm not entirely sure why your friends didn't inform you of this issue before you picked up the game. It's well known to anyone on Balmung or Gilgamesh that there's no way to get on without a paid transfer. Your best course of action at this point is probably to play on another server and transfer over whenever those become available again; or to just keep an eye on the availability of paid transfers to these worlds and try picking up the game once that's an option.
  • First!

    Well, for the agree/disagree button, on a more serious post...

    We have insightful, awesome and LOL as all positive posts. Some here think LOL is bad (but now we have the WTF button), but it means you made someone laugh or/and the post was funny. So we have 3 positives and 1 negative. 

    Insightful is a good one, as it means the post was knowledgeable or/and someone learned something from it.

    Awesome is as it says, a freakin awesome post man

    LOL means the post was funny

    WTF is the negative one, and it means the post is bad and you probably triggered someone and could be seen as the "disagree" button, it kinda serves the same purpose.

    We don't really have a way to "agree" with a post with just a button. None of the above 3 positive ones really match up.

    However, a disagree button would be hilarious. Drive-by disagree like I posted the other day. Oh boy would that annoy people. But in terms of forum usage, I think that be abused by trolls (I would! At least I'm honest lol) and make more people annoyed and not use the forum. It would be hilarious to see all the people triggered by it, because someone is bound to start ranting and raging cause someone did a drive-by disagree. But I dunno how helpful that is to the actual forum in the long run. 
    Disagree will never be a thing.  I'm not a huge fan of WTF, either, but we can trial it out and see how it goes if you guys really want to keep it.

    Hey everyone.

    New forums are live (duh!). Please post any issues or bugs you find here!