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...

Review: Transistor

So I finally got around to playing and finishing Transistor, and while I knew going in that the game was good it was actually so much better than I imagined. In retrospect, had I played this when it came out in 2014 it would have been one of my favorite games of the year, without a doubt. If you played Supergiant Games’ last effort, Bastion, then you already know that they excel at world building and story telling. (And if you...

Everyone is Suspiciously Nice in FFXIV

How is it that the Final Fantasy 14 community is so gosh darn nice? I was thinking about it while making coffee this morning — during my last sojourn in WoW back in the middle of Pandaria I ran a loooot of LFG and LFR and yet I find it hard to remember a single run that didn’t have at least one jerkwad in it. Complaints about healing/DPS meters, slurs in chat, revenge group kicks, “go go go go go”.. for just...

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