2 August, 2015
Blaugust, day 2
This week, we’ll start a bit slow and I’ll post about the MMO games I’m currently playing. There are two currently: Final Fantasy XVI (FFXIV) and Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO).
I’ll give a bit of overview today, then delve into details as the week goes on.
In Bartle terms, I’m mostly a Socializer and Explorer, with some Killer and almost no Achiever. So, keep that in mind as I discuss these games. I might not play like you, and I probably notice different things than you might if you were playing the same game.
Dungeons & Dragons Online
I’ve been playing DDO now for about 5 years. I started when Syp posted about the site Massively playing DDO. I had just installed the game to take a look at the cash shop, so I figured I’d give it a go.
All these years later, I’m still playing in 2 regular groups. One group includes my significant other who also played LotRO with me. It’s been fun.
It’s no secret I really like the free-to-play business model for the game, and I’ll go into a bit of that this week.
Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV has been an interesting game. I’m mostly playing it because a friend of mine back in California bought me the box, and it’s a pretty good way to stay in touch.
The game failed, spectacularly, when it first launched 2010. It was a disaster of epic proportions. But, Square Enix has deep pockets, and they were able to retool the entire game and make it into a massive success. I didn’t play the original version, but I’ve tried to read what I could about the previous version while playing the current version.
I’ve been playing for about 10 months now, including a bit of time where I played a free trial to get a bit of extra playing time in. It’s not a bad game and it does some things few other games are willing to try. Plus, it’s an excuse to chat with my friend. :)
So, this week I’ll post a bit about playing both games, with some comparing and contrasting. Please look forward to it!