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twrule

Long time MMO vet, started back with Dark Ages (Nexus), and pre-cu SWG.

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  • I think the OP is touching on a good point here even if he's approaching it from the wrong angle. The question here is how you make a virtual world feel like a *world* rather than just an artificial collection of set-pieces which were obviously inte…
  • Originally posted by Consuetudo The constant hackneyed replies that what I am looking for is life are evidently false. If I was looking for life, I would not be desiring to play a game. And if what I am looking for is not life but a game, but the ga…
  • I quit a couple months ago, not long after patch 2.1 dropped, and I noticed some changes in how leveling went. A *lot* of people stopped doing FATEs to the point where it was rare for a few weeks to get a FATE group to level with. During that time,…
  • While some friends and I attended one of the 'Play!' symphony performances and found it enjoyable enough, I find myself pretty disturbed that people actually get into the rest of these things listed in the article, especially to the degree of invest…
  • I take this to be a discussion about what makes a game engaging rather than what makes it successful, so I'll focus on that. This website's community really needs to take a step back from these same few fixed ideas (usually just illusions the commu…
  • Like many others in this thread, I have to question why we should even be thinking of mmo design in terms of "pillars". When we name pillars, are we just vaguely naming game systems that we think made past games (namely WoW) more successful? That do…
  • This is a strangely written article (and I'm not talking about the 2-2handers for DKs thing). "Warrior is on top of the list because it's so simple."  Then... "Druid is on the bottom because it's so simple." (paraphrase) I took you to mean that …
  • Originally posted by Rusque Wow, people liked ghostcrawler? On this forum of all places people actually thought he was good for WoW and Blizzard? My assumption is he got a nice offer from another company. Regardless of how/why he's leaving I'm h…
  • Most people in this thread have pretty narrow definitions of what "PvP" means. Yes, it is often used as synonymous with being able to kill other players using the game's normal combat mechanics, but there's nothing wrong with what the OP is proposin…
  • The ultimate MMO is never going to be built '1 feature at a time'. It should be designed holistically, with each feature taking every other feature into account from the very beginning and synergizing. Your method of design is a big reason why MMOs …
  • It's pretty natural to be bored with just about anything when you've completely engulfed yourself in it for this concentrated amount of time. This hasn't been my experience with FFXIV, partly because I play casually, partly because I play with real…
  • Crystals are a common symbol used centrally in pretty much every FF game - why? Because they are mysterious and 'magical' - I mean, it's a pretty elemental thing that humans have felt crystals to be nexi for magic power throughout human history, the…
  • Originally posted by Aori The unicorn in FFXIV does feel very out of place.. There was an esper in FF6 called 'Unicorn' so technically they aren't completely new to the FF mythos... As a unicorn owner myself, I have to say the first time I rode a…
  • Originally posted by cranthug Turn 3 finds you entering the world of Sonic the hedgehog.  This makes me want to check out turn 3 haha.   Thanks for sharing.
  • Originally posted by tryklon Originally posted by twrule Like the others said, Arcanist to Summoner is your best bet, but they are definitely pet classes. Alternatively, you could be a black mage - they are more the traditional 'pure' caster, n…
  • Originally posted by Cod_Eye Originally posted by twrule Originally posted by Gravarg For me, endgame is going back and starting to level another job   As for people saying an MMO isn't complete, I'll never understand that logic...MMOs…
  • Like the others said, Arcanist to Summoner is your best bet, but they are definitely pet classes. Alternatively, you could be a black mage - they are more the traditional 'pure' caster, no pets, fewer dots and more nukes. Their armor actually has a…
  • Originally posted by Gravarg For me, endgame is going back and starting to level another job   As for people saying an MMO isn't complete, I'll never understand that logic...MMOs are never complete, until they're taken offline....WoW still isn'…
  • I have not raid healed yet, but it seems to be the pace is a bit slower and less frantic than WoW, which is nice. Part of me loved the frenzy of spam chain healing a 25 man raid as everyone's hp was constantly dropping from 100% to 10% every other …
  • I haven't so much as glanced at the market board yet, but among ways to get gil that *don't* involve playing the market, doing tradecraft leves seems to be a big, consistent one, especially since some leves actually reward rare crafting materials in…