Usually I wind up with the collector’s edition of Final Fantasy XIV expansions simply because I have every single CE and it’s a collection thing, but I acknowledge at this point that I am paying for tradition rather than for the worth of what is contained therein. And when so many “collector’s editions” now contain nothing physical, it’s easy to feel like you’re just throwing more money at pets and mounts you might not want. So are MMO collector’s editions worth it? Or do you think they’re an outdated relic not worth the money? … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Are MMO collector’s editions worth it?
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Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest thing you ever did to get into an MMO guild?
I am not sure who first coined the term murderhobo, but I know I personally picked it up from Massively and MOP alum Jef Reahard, having heard it probably seven or eight years ago from him, and I have the most enormous fondness for it. With apologies to actual hobos, it’s pretty much exactly what a lot of MMOs expect us to be: We’re traveling the highways and rails, wearing mismatched gear, taking on petty jobs to get by, with no home to call our own. Oh, and since it’s MMOs, we’re also murderin’ everything in our path with absolute impunity. … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Are you a murderhobo in MMORPGs?
If you’re going to join as an FFXIV latecomer, I’d suggest taking the following steps to make sure it’s the right game for you. Ideally, find someone who plays and get a refer-a-friend invite for the sweet bonus items. Play a little and experiment with a few classes, and buy the full game if it works for you. At the moment, I’d suggest the Complete bundle as it’s good value and unlocks more class options, but the base game for £10 is hard to argue against. … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy XIV: The Latecomer Review
While those two characters were going, I then rolled my Smuggler and applied the level 90 booster. Pick any combat class; it really doesn’t matter at this point (again, you can switch). I went with Smuggler for two big reasons: I am super familiar with it from live, and I wanted to take advantage of mission terminal slicing for extra cash. The trick is that while you’re level 90 for nothing, you don’t get free level 90 gear. So for the first week of play, I took that character out, got her buffed, and carefully took on combat terminal missions; your first 16 every day, starting at 3 p.m. EDT, will pay out in full, so you can make some decent cash this way, either quickly (taking humanoid missions, selling junk) or slowly for even more cash (creature lairs, selling hide and enzymes). As I scored mission money, I bought capped armor, a sweet pistol, and food, all from player vendors, which made the process even easier. … [Read more...] about Working As Intended: Returning to Star Wars Galaxies – in 2018