A History of Level Capping

This weekend I sat down and finally got my first class to 50 in Final Fantasy XIV. Of course in FFXIV, more than most games, the leveling isn’t over yet. I need to level up the other magic classes to get key cross-class skills on my White Mage, and there are a billion levels of crafting and gathering I could do if I was so inclined. But first I have so much to do at 50! There are many dungeons that I haven’t seen yet, much...

Time Management and Gaming, or a lack thereof

So here’s the terrible truth you guys — I’ve barely played any video games for the last couple of weeks. I feed my virtual cats in Neko Atsume twice a day, and maybe play fifteen minutes of Puzzles and Dragons in bed before falling asleep. Part of the problem is just being busy. I went from having no job to what borders on too much job in a matter of weeks. I get up early now, and I’ve been going to bed earlier...

The MOST Irritating Thing about Final Fantasy 14

Earlier this week I wrote a list of Five Irritating Things About Final Fantasy 14 and folks in the comments contributed some excellent additional suggestions of their own. One frequently mentioned irritation was not being able to queue for Duty Roulette while you have your chocobo companion out, which is indeed totally ridiculous. But there was one piece of grit that bothered people above all others, something so totally irritating...

5 Irritating Things About Final Fantasy 14

Starting tomorrow (at about 8 a.m. EDT) check out my new column on MMORPG.com, titled Around the Neighborhood! Every Wednesday you can find highlights of some great and interesting writing from the MMO/RPG blogosphere. I’ll leave the exact posts for people to explore tomorrow, but you can expect to see mention of In An Age, Gamer by Design, Casual Aggro, and more. Hooray! —————– I love Final...

My Keybinds

Mr. Murf has a post up right now talking about his MMO keybinds, and asking others to contribute their own. I’ve been way too lazy to devise my own things to write about this week*, so I’ll take Murf up on his topic! * (What if I told you that Blizzard debuted a gold-for-sub token and… everyone thought it was fine? Seriously. I got nothin’.) Gamepads Forever Way back in 2009 I got my first gamepad at the...

Scenes from the Golden Saucer

(Looking for the latest episode of Cat Context? It’s been delayed by a day, and that delay sure had nothing to do with the subject of this post! Nope, nothing!) Last night the Manderville Golden Saucer opened in Eorzea and welcomed in all citizens level 15 and higher for fun and games. I had a great time sampling some of the attractions, like coming in second place on my initial chocobo race and winning a small jackpot at the...

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