Dourin's forum posts

#1 Posted by Dourin (234 posts) -

Wow, I really liked your write up, you are spot on with the sentiment of loosing a close friend, it's something hard to explain but I couldn't have said it better, I still haven't gathered the courage to listen to the recent bombcast but I will eventually, I've cried a lot but we must be strong enough to stop grieving his death and start celebrating his life, it'll be hard since we've missed a loved one and that process is always painful but reading the way he and the bombcrew have been an inspiration to the community truly helps.

Thanks for sharing.

Yeah, one point I forgot to revisit in the blog (because my mind was racing with all the things I wanted to say all at once) was that initial notion of death meaning the person no longer exists. It's actually something, after watching the "That's So Ryan!" video, that I've come to realize is amazing about the age in which we live. We live in a world where memories never need to fade and are only a Youtube link away. There are hundreds if not thousands of hours of the best of Ryan all over the internet for those times when we really just miss our buddy and need to see his face or hear that laugh of his. As long as we don't allow ourselves to forget (and Amazon's servers keep their shit together. Are they still on Amazon's servers after that incident?), Ryan will never truly be gone. In fact, speaking of which, I think I have some Endurance Runs to finally see through to completion...

#2 Posted by Dourin (234 posts) -

@darji said:

@dourin said:

@darji said:

@m_shini said:

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@rhaknar said:

@darji said:

@dourin said:

So he mentioned that up to 15 you can solo, but after that you'll start grouping up. Is that required? Or can you still continue to level solo all the way to 50 if you so choose?

I don't think and hope that you will be able to do that. It is called MMO for a reason and with this duty finder it should go really well do get into parties.

there are many people that like to play MMOs solo, especially for leveling

And there are a lot of casual mmos out there to do that. I wished it were like 11 though when it was impossible to level alone after level 10-12.

I like that you can do your leveling on your own, the boring part of XI was when you didn't have anyone to level with or there were no party's going all you could do was sit and wait, i do like xiv forces you into group play with the storyline quests and all the dungeons though, and even more so with the duty finder, hoping someone does a shout for the specific dungeon asking for your specific job or class so you can get the class specific piece of gear you want was always lame since it was a race to see who could send a /tell the quickest to the person shouting for it.

I will say though ive never stuck to any mmo that i end up 'soloing' so try joining up with GB or friendly people once you get settled in if you can.

Yeah it was badly handled in FFXI but the duty finder seems to address this problem really good. In FFXI you had to build u an reputation to get fast invites which kind of was great too. If you can solo all the time you will never understand how a party works or what you job is when you are suddenly forced to. That is the problem with FFXI nowadays since you can now solo people are not doing parties at earlier levels and later they do not understand their job or their role.

Yep, and that was great.... back when I was in high school and had all the free time in the world. The duty finder will help expedite the process somewhat, but I've played WoW as a DPS and used their cross-realm dungeon finder. It can still take you upwards of 25 minutes to get in a group at times, especially, as he pointed out in the video, if you don't play during peak hours (night shift workers, etc.). So solo play is still welcomed for those of us who maybe don't have a lot of free time that day to spend playing, but would like to maybe hop on for half an hour or so and enjoy the game. Or hell, being that I have a child, the sheer number of times I have to suddenly walk away from my computer for various reasons means I tend to stay away from group content until after he's asleep for the night.

I can totally understand this but then maybe MMOs are the wrong games for you to play. Or maybe it is only FFXIV. AS I said there are enough casual MMOs out there and honestly I do not know how much time I will have at release myself but I don't want the game to get dumped down because of me or other busy people. That is also why I want this MMO as core as possible even it will be sadly not as deep and complex as FFXI was.

Don't mean to be THAT guy, but given the direction MMOs have taken, maybe they've just become a genre that's not for you. Or not what you think they should be. The fact is, the average gamer age is in the 30's these days, and 30 year olds have responsibilities and in general less free time to spend doing menial tasks like shouting in chat for a group for an hour. Times have changed, is what I'm saying, and MMO's have changed with it, for better or worse.

#3 Edited by Dourin (234 posts) -

@darji said:

@m_shini said:

@darji said:

@rhaknar said:

@darji said:

@dourin said:

So he mentioned that up to 15 you can solo, but after that you'll start grouping up. Is that required? Or can you still continue to level solo all the way to 50 if you so choose?

I don't think and hope that you will be able to do that. It is called MMO for a reason and with this duty finder it should go really well do get into parties.

there are many people that like to play MMOs solo, especially for leveling

And there are a lot of casual mmos out there to do that. I wished it were like 11 though when it was impossible to level alone after level 10-12.

I like that you can do your leveling on your own, the boring part of XI was when you didn't have anyone to level with or there were no party's going all you could do was sit and wait, i do like xiv forces you into group play with the storyline quests and all the dungeons though, and even more so with the duty finder, hoping someone does a shout for the specific dungeon asking for your specific job or class so you can get the class specific piece of gear you want was always lame since it was a race to see who could send a /tell the quickest to the person shouting for it.

I will say though ive never stuck to any mmo that i end up 'soloing' so try joining up with GB or friendly people once you get settled in if you can.

Yeah it was badly handled in FFXI but the duty finder seems to address this problem really good. In FFXI you had to build u an reputation to get fast invites which kind of was great too. If you can solo all the time you will never understand how a party works or what you job is when you are suddenly forced to. That is the problem with FFXI nowadays since you can now solo people are not doing parties at earlier levels and later they do not understand their job or their role.

Yep, and that was great.... back when I was in high school and had all the free time in the world. The duty finder will help expedite the process somewhat, but I've played WoW as a DPS and used their cross-realm dungeon finder. It can still take you upwards of 25 minutes to get in a group at times, especially, as he pointed out in the video, if you don't play during peak hours (night shift workers, etc.). So solo play is still welcomed for those of us who maybe don't have a lot of free time that day to spend playing, but would like to maybe hop on for half an hour or so and enjoy the game. Or hell, being that I have a child, the sheer number of times I have to suddenly walk away from my computer for various reasons means I tend to stay away from group content until after he's asleep for the night.

#4 Edited by Dourin (234 posts) -

So he mentioned that up to 15 you can solo, but after that you'll start grouping up. Is that required? Or can you still continue to level solo all the way to 50 if you so choose?

#5 Posted by Dourin (234 posts) -

@mrpibb: I am having the same problem, where it's saying I am not logged in chat during a live stream. Tried chrome incognito as suggested above, was able to log in from there, chat seems to work on there. Refreshed my normal, non-incognito page, no dice.

#6 Edited by Dourin (234 posts) -

@envane: that actually looks a lot like @shinboy630

Too bad it won't let me quote it here on my phone =\

#7 Edited by Dourin (234 posts) -

I don't think "they" phrased it like that. That's a tweet from Chris Kohler of Wired, not a Square-Enix employee.

#8 Posted by Dourin (234 posts) -

Dungeon Defenders stuffs claimed. Thanks!

#9 Posted by Dourin (234 posts) -
@theht said:

@dourin said:

Just saw the requirement for 250 forum posts. Darn... If it helps, I am definitely part of this community, I just don't post much. I am, however, one of the cohosts on the Giant Bomb community Guild Wars 2 podcast, The Lincolncast, going by the same name there. If that's not good enough, ah well. Guess I should stop lurking these threads and post more often.

That oughta be enough to prove your duderness. That thing's approaching episode 50 ain't it?

Indeed it is. We've been going for nearly a year at this point, I believe. Man...it doesn't feel like it's been that long.

#10 Posted by Dourin (234 posts) -

@dourin said:

Just saw the requirement for 250 forum posts. Darn... If it helps, I am definitely part of this community, I just don't post much. I am, however, one of the cohosts on the Giant Bomb community Guild Wars 2 podcast, The Lincolncast, going by the same name there. If that's not good enough, ah well. Guess I should stop lurking these threads and post more often.

Quick, start postin' up a storm! He won't be closing the giveaway until 4PM Pacific, so you have loads of time to say your piece in some threads. Also, I think it counts comments on videos, news stories, podcasts, etc.

Nah, he states you must have 250 prior to the thread going up. No biggie.