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Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, and Star Trek Online


As in some of my previous posts I spoke about #FinalFantasyXIV , #GuildWars2 , but I didn’t really talk about #StarTrekOnline. Now these are just a couple of games that I’ve been enjoying. And they’re in the MMO family. So hopefully you’re reading when you have some time after filling up on Thanksgiving dinner, or during commercials during football.


Final Fantasy XiV

I honestly don’t know too much about the lore but the game and it’s universe are gorgeous, the design of this game is amazing. Ther are so many aspects to this game and there is something for everyone, housing, crafting, dungeons, raids, pvp. Currently there is a free trial of “A Realm Reborn” that let you play the ‘A.R.R. jobs/classes upto level 35, and there’s no time limit. Check out my previous blog post on #FFXIV. I will say this that I really enjoy the Endgame, I find it really challenging and enjoyable. Final Fantast XIV is a subscription base game. Currently Humble Bundle is having a promotion for FFXIV for a limited time.

Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

With Guild Wars 2, I started out on free base game, and really enjoyed the exploration. But you have to go into this game with a different mindset, meaning #GW2 is not your traditional tanks, dps and healer aspect. Every player is an all in one type, leveling in this game seems fluidic, I got so wrapped up in exploring and just got involved in the events that popped up with I was leveling. One major difference in comparsion to other mmo’s is that Guild Wars 2 has not subscription unlike Final Fantasy XIV, WoW just to name a few. I sometimes that I can just go exploring/leveling and just lose myself in the game, so much fun. After trying the free base game trial, I bought into it by purchasing #HeartOfThorns aka “H.o.T” which introduced gliding and so much more. And when #PathOfFire went on sale recently with it’s half off promotion, I just couldn’t pass that up. #PoF introduced mounts, but not just your typical mounts, these mount have certain abilities which add to the exploration and gameplay. I really want to dive more into Guild Wars 2 and share what I have learned going into this game. I was fortunate enough to meet my GM (Guild Master) and his wife who have a wealth of knowledge about this game. And just to let you know that I am to type a post that dives a bit more in detail into the aspects and things I have learned about being a new player in Guild Wars 2.

Star Trek Online

I played #STO back in beta, and was disappointed. I came back to STO cause I some youtube videos and saw that Crytic had been adding content to the game. I later read on STO news that they removed the monthly subscription, so the game is free to play, but also has another option which is the lifetime subscription. STO has really changed from the time that I played during beta, and I’m having so much fun. The community is helpful and amazing. Granted I’m still learning so much about this game leveling is so much, the game really immerse you into the Star Trek universe. The space combat is one the best space combat systems out there. The customization of ships is so much fun, not to mention the uniforms, gear, etc. Currently Cryptic has released ‘Age of Discovery’ expansion/content. I haven’t reached endgame yet in STO, but I’ve seen videos/streams on twitch and looks like fun.

I would recommend to check out any of these games, it doesn’t cost you anything to try them out. I wanted to share with my readers just some of the game that I have been playing and enjoying. Happy Holidays!

Stay tuned to The Balance Force.

The Balance Force: FFXIV Aetheryte Edition

Recently I have been playing #FinalFantasyXIV, I had a couple of friends that played Swtor asking me to try it out. That was about 3-4 months back, I was reluctant at first since I really didn’t know too much about the genre of #FinalFantasy. But since there is a free trial of the game, how could I really say no. And I’ll be honest I really had no idea that #SquareEnix made an MMO. So my friend said to me, “I think you’ll really enjoy this game.”. And like I said there’s the free trial. My friend took the time to explain to me what the jobs (classes) are and the races in the game.

I wanted to put out a review type of guide covering the basics of the game which I learned since I had started playing. But I don’t want to throw out too much information as to confuse anyone who might be new to trying FFXIV.

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A disturbance in the force…

#CrisisOnUmbara is the latest to hit #Swtor, though from some players that I have spoke with feel asthough that it was a let down, not to mention that having to attain the new #Stronghold that you have to go through the story is annoying. Talking with friends/guildies over some of the aspects of the game as of late, and with the recent patch and the nerfs going out, several players I know have quit the game. They feel no desire to continue with Swtor. With a few of my friends leaving, it’s sad the direction that #Bioware is going. Several Nightmare/Master mode players I know have also felt similar and feel the game is just lacking in content.

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