Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Totem Soup Update - The lazy weekend, and the week it bled into

I have been taking it easy the last few days. I have a skin condition that comes and goes, and well it's here right now. When it's here I get lazy because, among the places it effects, the bottom of my feet get it pretty badly. This makes walking a bit painful. I bite through it at work, but when I am home it's lazy time. I decided to pick up a game that allows me some interaction online and fulfills my love of MMO's. I didn't want to get back into World of Warcraft, the latest expansion was fun...but it got boring quick with the pandas. I may pop back on for the next expansion just to see if they somehow managed to break the monotony. I actually got "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn". Gotta say, I am loving it. It's fun on the PS3, except for the chat stuff. The ps3 can totally handle large scale MMO's, if it weren't for the necessity of chat. Plugging in a keyboard is a pain in the ass, but game play with a controller was adapted very well. Leads me to think a console version of World Of Warcraft would not be that hard. The way they use the ps3 controller for spell casting, hotbars, and fast switching the hotbars is really well done. I paid the $24 for the game and a free 30 days of play, which I thought was worth it considering how much WOW is for just a month. So far I am enjoying the gameplay, the quest and leveling system, and pretty much everything. As I said, my only beef with this, and basically all console MMO's is the chat system. It's just clumsy. 

I really recommend the game, head here for details:http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/. I have looked at the rankings on review sites, and the game is getting 4.5/5 and 8/10 on average. I concur. 

That's it for now!
- The one, The ONLY, Holytotemic

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Post Edit: Easy link for playtime cards - http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.307536100#.VBdC-GdOWM

Wowhead for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - http://xivdb.com/

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