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#1 Edited by golguin (4117 posts) -

I watched the first episode of The Devil is a Part Timer.

I was laughing my ass off almost the whole time. Very enjoyable

I've been meaning to check out what Devil is a Part Timer is about. Going by the title I assume it's going to be something like the show "I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job" and I really enjoyed that show.

In other news I completed the first season of Love Live. It turned out to be more than what I expected it to be and I'm currently making my way through the 2nd season.

Also, Maki is best girl because she doesn't give a shit about the nonsense in the group.

#2 Posted by golguin (4117 posts) -

Sera and Dorian were easily the best characters. In any given party formation you could be sure that either Dorian or Sera would have an amusing conversation with someone else.

#3 Posted by golguin (4117 posts) -

@pkmango7 said:

@golguin said:

I'll activate the "Automatically face target when using an action" and see how my movement is affected since I'm constantly running away from things as I'm activating my attacks.

Use your own discretion, but I prefer Legacy Type movement for this reason (camera based instead of character based). You'll also run towards the screen instead of slowly backpedaling, pretty nice for dodging scary red circles on the ground.

It seems like it was already set to the way I prefer, which appears to be Legacy Type movement. The other movement is way too slow and directional based. The auto lock on with R3 mimics the slow movement with the camera locked on the enemy if that's what a person wants, but I sure don't want that. Why would anyone want to slow their movement and mobility?

#4 Posted by golguin (4117 posts) -

@golguin: I think you might be doing the Archer's Guild/class quests. Those are their own separate thing that you'll do every five levels as you level up. The main story quests have the "!" above their head except it looks like a flaming meteor thing.

Ah, I see. That would be the Chasing Shadows quest. Checking online it seems to be a lv 5 quest and I'm already level 11. I guess I've somehow been doing all side quest except for main story missions.

#5 Posted by golguin (4117 posts) -

@pkmango7 said:

There are certain skills or traits that synergize well with the rest your abilities and help bring everything together, they're kind of like the last piece of the puzzle and some come as late as level 50. For Archer/Bard, this is River of Blood at level 48.

Not to say you have to reach level cap to decide whether you like this game, just something to keep in mind. The core of combat is still based around traditional tab-targeting and a global cooldown on most skills, some of which may be affected by a minor but noticeable amount of server latency and as a result combat may feel "floaty" at first.

The damage from auto-attacks for non-caster classes is substantial enough to make sure you're not facing away from the enemy for any prolonged period of time. But typically you won't have to think about it too much as long as you are using your skills and have the option "Automatically face target when using an action" enabled under Character Config > Control Settings > Target > Target Settings.

Hope you enjoy your time with it. I typically blaze through quest text and story stuff in MMO's but I found myself stopping to read some it here, this game's got a lot of personality and polish to it. And the community is actually better than most in terms of helping out and being patient with newcomers, though you may still run into a few bad apples just like anywhere else.

I'll activate the "Automatically face target when using an action" and see how my movement is affected since I'm constantly running away from things as I'm activating my attacks.

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@shirogane said:

@demoskinos said:

@golguin said:

@seikenfreak said:

@golguin: Yeap I play with a controller on PC. Wouldn't have it any other way. Just feels more like a game and fun getting the muscle memory down with a controller.

Played FFXI on PC with controller as well.

Edit: Oh, didnt see the last sentence about active combat. Yea this doesn't really have that sort of combat. Its a more traditional tab-targeting system. It's active in the sense that you might need to move around a lot for later content, but that is just for positional attacks and dodging AoEs.

I'm an archer so I've been moving around quite a bit during combat, but I'm curious to know if facing the enemy or standing still while performing my action has any impact on the damage or accuracy, because it seems like I can just keep running backwards while performing my actions.

On a side note the auto attack on the bows seems slow. Are you meant to constantly cycle between special attacks? What's the point of auto attacking with a bow?

Auto attacking does extra damage but it shouldn't be leaned on. Your skills are you're damage. Specifically with Archer/Bard its mostly about your DoT's or Damage over Time skills and later on after you unlock Bard at level 30 it turns into much more of a support class. And as far as moving/positioning and accuracy go you're only going to really have to worry about that kind of stuff as you approach the end game. Accuracy isn't even really a factor until end game but it is also governed by its own stat.

Actually, as a Bard, along with Monk, Ninja and probably Dragoon as well auto-attacks are a fairly large portion of your damage. Especially with the buffs you get to either you speed or for archers, the 2 additional hits per auto-attack buff. As a mage though, it's pretty much worthless.

This is just something I've noticed, but is the story for FF14 present in the early mission? I've reached level 11 and most of the quests seem to be kill this and pick up that and the text is just about helping people. I think the story missions might currently involve the Archer's Guild (I'm an archer) a they want me to prove myself. There was a scene with some dude saying I was fit to be an archer and then he left. There is also something about looking for a suspicious person who's arrival coincides with more monster activity.

EDIT: Maybe the free trial status hides story progressing missions? I don't seem to be able to do any christmas stuff.

#7 Posted by golguin (4117 posts) -

@golguin: Yeap I play with a controller on PC. Wouldn't have it any other way. Just feels more like a game and fun getting the muscle memory down with a controller.

Played FFXI on PC with controller as well.

Edit: Oh, didnt see the last sentence about active combat. Yea this doesn't really have that sort of combat. Its a more traditional tab-targeting system. It's active in the sense that you might need to move around a lot for later content, but that is just for positional attacks and dodging AoEs.

I'm an archer so I've been moving around quite a bit during combat, but I'm curious to know if facing the enemy or standing still while performing my action has any impact on the damage or accuracy, because it seems like I can just keep running backwards while performing my actions.

On a side note the auto attack on the bows seems slow. Are you meant to constantly cycle between special attacks? What's the point of auto attacking with a bow?

#8 Posted by golguin (4117 posts) -

Hmm. I didn't think this was a limited window thing. I had heard the trial version was released though.

Great MMO though if you are into Final Fantasy stuff.

Most of the early levels are solo stuff but the dungeons start unlocking at level 15. I'm not sure if there are restrictions on trial characters that have to do with Duty Finder or partying up for dungeons etc.

Have fun! And if you are an experienced MMO player, keep in mind the early levels are always boring compared to the late game. :)

I've played most FF games, but I have no experience as an MMO player. The thing that I can't deal with are keyboard controls and abilities that map to 1-9 and the "F" keys above that. FF14 has to use a controller on the PS4 so I should be fine in that regard.

I played Terra for a bit on my laptop and it I couldn't really run it (old laptop) but I really enjoyed the active combat. I'm hoping FF14 has some kind of active combat like FF12 and their gambit system.

#9 Posted by golguin (4117 posts) -

I just heard on the 8-4 Play Podcast that FF14 was having a free trial thing on PS4 and sure enough it was right. It seems to only last 2 weeks, up to level 20, and have limitations, but it's something I've always been curious about.

Is anyone else going to do this? It would be nice to get some free trial people to form a party since no one will know what's going on.

#10 Posted by golguin (4117 posts) -

The Dark Souls 2 DLC is some of the best Souls content to date. It rivals and in some aspects surpasses the Artorias of the Abyss DLC (the best content in DS1). You should absolutely play it.