Beginning a brand new MMO is likely one of the most daunting issues a online game participant can do. Video games like Remaining Fantasy 14 have large, sprawling worlds crammed with tons of of hours price of quests and extra techniques than 10 AAA video games put collectively. So shepherding a participant by means of their first 10 hours and reminding them that this sport is price their time is essential to a superb expertise.
However nothing incentivizes a participant to stay with an MMO than seeing all of the cool shit you may unlock as you degree up, and nothing does that fairly in addition to Remaining Fantasy 14.
Like many, I’m a longtime World of Warcraft participant who lastly determined to offer Remaining Fantasy 14 an trustworthy shot. I began making the soar to FF14 earlier than the state of California sued Activision Blizzard for sexual harassment and misconduct within the office, however the latest authorized motion actually hasn’t made me desirous to dive again into World of Warcraft full time.
Whilst an MMO veteran, diving into one thing like FF14 is daunting. I could have the language to know it, and the expertise to know that YouTube movies, hobbyist web sites, and skilled pals can be my biggest instruments, however there’s nonetheless a lot to soak up.
These first 10 to twenty ranges are so essential for each MMO, because it must fastidiously carry gamers like me in addition to full newbies by means of overwhelming tutorials and single-ability fight. It’s the simplest time to stop, however FF14 runs you thru a wide range of capital cities simply to indicate you what you’re in for. And the spectacle is sufficient to maintain anybody excited.
Regardless of not being a lot of a mount collector or glamour participant in MMOs, I nonetheless admire cool trying collectibles, and funky stuff is rarely far out of your eye in FF14. Within the capital cities there are large crystals and characters dressed to the nines. Some gamers are max degree carrying shiny units of armor, others are nonetheless leveling like me, however have foolish cosmetics on, like a Chocobo helmet.
After I first stepped foot out of my capital metropolis, I obtained the possibility to catch extra skilled gamers hop on a mount and trip away. I loved Sesame Avenue and Large Fowl as a child, so I’m already down with a cool trying Chocobo. However once I noticed a max degree participant drive by in The Regalia, the automobile from Remaining Fantasy 15, I obtained fairly excited. And once I watched that automobile begin flying earlier than my very eyes, I knew I’d be sticking with FF14 for fairly a while.
Remaining Fantasy 14 gives tons of moments like this, when one thing extraordinarily weird catches your eye in simply the fitting approach. It’s sensory overload, however of the “I will need to have it” selection. I’ll by no means get the time-limited Regalia for myself, however sometime I’ll soar over the heads of some new, bright-eyed FF14 participant on my equally foolish mount. They usually’ll take a look at me with the identical eagerness I’ve now, and know they’ve discovered a brand new residence.