5 January 2014

Final Fantasy XIV - A Realm Reborn


Since I lost interest in LOTRO, I had the chance to try out something new and different. A friend talked me into trying out Final Fantasy XIV, and I must admit it really was the change I needed.

The game itself seems at first like any other MMO, but has a lot more to give.
For example you can play all the classes with one character and you have to make alts, eventhough I love that concept sometimes! But handy on the other hand to just have one char with one name. So everyone knows who you are!
On top of that all the crafting can be done aswell from one character! Again super smart!
To top off that there is a lot of dungeons, something called Guildhests which is like small fights against a boss, raids and PVP.
I am afraid I haven't even tried half of it yet, but I am looking forward to trying the raids and PVP! But so far I ain't disappointed yet! I am lvl 30 and I feel like there is so much to this game, that I won't find it boring straight away.
I would personally say FFXIV is a great game to spend time on while waiting for games like The Elder Scrolls online. At least I know where I will be hanging out when there is time! 

3 January 2014

LOTRO - Helms Deep

The last few months in 2013 I have been busy with my study, though I ofc had time to check out the new Lord of the Rings online expansion - Helms deep.

No doubt about the scenery being nice and interesting, with the many new maps and areas that has been added this expansion. But the hatch about the expansion is there is not enough new end game stuff in my opinion. As soon as I dinged 95, and I had tried out all the new "Epic battles" in the new system, I felt kinda bored I must admit.
I will be honest here....I kinda lost interest in LOTRO for the first time for real since Launch. There is no new content, we are still grinding the old raids which now can be scaled up to 95, from the earlier low levels around 65! We have had plenty of years to discover those raids/instances and to get to know the tactics, therefore I am kinda disappointed in the whole new expansion.
If Turbine doesn't come up with some new end game stuff I am afraid the game will fade out before new games such as The Elder Scrolls Online comes out.

Have you tried the new expansion, and what is your opinion about it ?