Final Fantasy 14
It's no secret that a lot of veteran World of Warcraft players are dipping their toes into Final Fantasy XIV lately, for a variety of reasons.
The first time I played World of Warcraft, I hated it.
Activision Blizzard's investor call for the fourth quarter of 2020 was chock-full of interesting info, such as the expected fact that Diablo 4 won't be released in 2021, and the disappointing news that the same is true of Overwatch 2.
Earlier this October, Square Enix broadcast their Letter from the Producter LIVE Part XL for Final Fantasy XIV, providing a glimpse at upcoming features for the MMO.
During these quarantine times (quarantimes?) it's possible that some of you out there have been spending more time than usual playing the games you invest the most time in.
I've said it before: I love Diablo 3 Seasons.
If you're a WoW player and you start to play Final Fantasy 14, the first thing you'll notice is how glacially slow it feels in comparison.
It was only a couple months ago that I started playing Final Fantasy XIV. As a longtime World of Warcraft player, it's hard not to compare the two games all the time, even if just subconsciously. While both games certainly share a host of features, they vary in even more. Most notably -- for me, anyhow -- Final Fantasy XIV's wealth of in-game looks and customization options never seems to stop surprising.
Case in point: My Free Company (FC) -- basically the FFXIV equivalent of a guild -- hosted a costume contest this past Wednesday, and oh. my. Yogg. I expected some clever outfits. I did not expect Anna and Elsa, Sailor Saturn, Soldier: 76, Link, or Mickey Mouse (just to name a few) to show up. Nor did I expect them to show up looking as similar to their original counterparts as they did. The whole thing felt like I was watching an actual real-life cosplay competition unfold, and the experience was frankly too much fun not to share.
Click through to see all of the amazing looks that showed up.
I’ve heard through my contacts at Blizzard that there’s a new WoW expansion coming out called Legion.
You know how people talk a lot about Wrath of the Lich King and how it served as the finest hour of WoW's design? It wouldn't be fair to say that Final Fantasy XIV is entirely a spiritual successor, but it has a whole lot of obvious points of comparison.