You know how everyone learns something new everyday? Well during my gameplay, I, too learned something. Take a look at the following two screen shots: This
After dying several times fighting against these monsters, I began to notice these strange overlay of orange. I didn’t know what they were at first, until I noticed something above the monster’s name. I then realized that it was casting a spell and the orange overlay was its area of effect. This is a different experience for me since most mmorpg’s that I’ve played, if you’re standing in front of a beast, you just smash your hotkey repeatedly. Positioning wasn’t important and it was a contest of who can kill who first. And that got pretty boring for me after a couple of months because it became a mundane task. I really enjoyed this new experience, since it keeps me focused. You never know when the beast will use a skill, so you always have to be prepared. Its a very nice way of keeping players on their toes.
Other fun things I encountered throughout my second day of gameplay:
If this was real life, I would have long since run away lol…
Beautiful graphics during a cutscene
Cutscenes are one of my favorite elements in the FF series and I’m glad they kept that element here in FFXIV. I believe they are crucial to the gameplay as well as character development. From my experience so far, this game really feels like a 1player game, yet, its a mmorpg. It really feels like you, alone, are making an impact to the overall development of the story.
This reminds me of chocobo race from FFVII xD
I really don’t know who thought that a pair of underpants would make a good defensive items…but that’s SE for you xD
I really thought I was going to die here…and goodness the yelllow lol
Ending the day in some random tunnel in Gridania alongside my airship minion. I really don’t know what to say about my outfit lol
So I finally made the decision to play another mmorpg. This was a tough decision since its been so long since I’ve played one. I’m a big fan of the FF franchise, with FF7 still being my all time favorite. I’ve had the honor of owning FF7-FF9. I never got FF10+ since I never had a PS2+ console before. As such, this will be my first time playing a FF game in the franchise in a while.
This is my character that I decided to make:
I chose this little fella cause I figure it would be fun to see a little pipsqueak own bigger adversaries xD. Had to add the mustache to let ppl know his age…pfff.
This is me in a bar. They probably would not have let me in if I didn’t have my beard xD.
This fight barely seems fair…
SE and their fanservice…lol
Ending my day on the bench. I’m preparing to call it a day, but I’m sure the party will still go on lol
Overall, my first impression of the game is pretty positive. The graphics were beautiful, the gameplay was smooth, and it was pretty easy to get use to the input (especially if you’ve played another mmorpg before). I can’t wait to explore what else this game has to offer. But I’ll have to find out later tomorrow night. I’ll trying to take advantage of the 30-day free trial as much as possible. Hopefully I find it enjoyable.
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So I talked to the chair of my department today. He really helped me think this through and is pulling a lot of strings for me. Plan A is to grit through the rest of the semester and hope I come out with a C. I contacted the professor in charge of the lab to see if we can think of something I can do in order to make up for my poor performance in the beginning of the semester. He won’t be back on campus until November 22nd, but I still emailed him. Now I’m just waiting for his response.
Plan B is to finish that 1-credit lab in the winter session. I can still walk across the stage, I would just have to come back for the winter and get things cleared. My chair hooked me up with Residence Life. They said that I can work off the rent through labor, which I have no problems with. As long as I can graduate I’m good. My department even said that he will help me find the money to fund the cost of the class. He’s really going the extra mile for me.
Regardless, I have decided not to stress over this fact anymore. I just have to keep pushing till the end of the semester and hope that everything turn out for the best. When I do graduate and become successful, I will definitely donate to my department. Cause if not for them, I would not be that successful in the future. I might even come back and teach at this school :D.
I didn’t know where else to express my thoughts other than here on tumblr. These thoughts that I’ve been having is eating away at my mind. I hate to admit this, but I have been having suicidal thoughts.
I really want to graduate, but the thought of failing to graduate this semester because of a 1-credit lab has caused me so much stress. The lab isn’t what I expected it to be. The amount of homework and his strict grading policy isn’t what I expect from a freshmen level course.
I decided to talk to the chair of the department. Since the department is the one who decides if you graduate or not, I was wondering if they can do a course replacement. I can’t afford to come back a semester for only one course. Its even worse since its a 1-credit course. I starting to think that in the case that I do fail, then it would be better to just kill myself.
I know I sound so pathetic. I’m ashamed of myself as well. But I can’t just keep thinking these thoughts to myself. I had to get it out. I have a hard time sleeping. And I feel like I’ve aged a ton.
I understand that theres a difference between mercy and merit. I have over 30 unused credits. I think that shows that I have some merit to ask for some mercy. Asking for a course replacement for a 1-credit class shouldn’t be thay big of a deal right? I really hope this talk goes well…
Holy Fudging goodness! My roommate’s gf is freaking crazy O.O. Like, I know that things can get rough during finals week, but she just drove here unannounced! Like, its very unusual. Why the hell is she coming down here when she knows that we need to focus on our finals and projects? O.O!!! What the freaking hell!!! I swear she is a crazy a$$ lady…I might just die today.
Is she trying to pussy woop him or something? Sorry for my language, but she seriously couldn’t wait for a couple more days until he goes back home to her? He’s trying to freaking graduate for goodness sakes! a;klsdjfk;ajsdklgaoiwrhygrklghaoga;werhjg. She needs to leave, but how can I just tell her to leave after she drives over 2 hours to get here? Yes…she drove over 2 hours, during FUDGING finals week, because she wants to feel love from the roommate….SHE’S FUDGING CRAZY!!!!
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