Final Fantasy XIV has genuinely developed into the best MMO on the market as far as I'm concerned, with its brilliant post-game content and now, with the additional Heavensward content, the best is just getting better. This game is a compelling argument for the continued validity of the subscription model for MMOs.
We couldn’t have asked for anything better than Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. It comes packed with a staggering amount of content that will leave players overwhelmed in both quantity and quality. It contains a storyline that’s highly entertaining and rivals most RPGs in length, three new jobs that are more than welcome additions and flying mounts that help revolutionize traversal in Eorzea.
Heavensward builds on the foundation of A Realm Reborn and offers a somber and intriguing story in all new environments. With an increasingly toxic community, something does need to be done to curb bad behavior before it ruins the later parts of the game. If you've already completed the base game of FFXIV, there is no doubt that you need to explore the large and enjoyable expansion.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward represents a fairly large expansion of the world of Eorzea with huge and rich environments for the players to explore. Heavensward continues the story of the Warrior of Light in a rich and somber tone, focusing in solving the conflict rather than wasting your time with trivial quests.
i believe this is an excellent mmo. it has amazing graphics. i feel that they do not produce as much content as they did in their first expansion thus not being as great as they used to be. you almost feel no need to attempt the harder content. If you wait 2 weeks you can achieve the same goals as you would if you were to try the hardcore side. I do not know what the issues are but heavensward content did bring the final fantasy aspect as well as a realm reborn content.
My story, my personal relationship, with FF ARR ended after two years and during the release of the first expansion: 'Heavensward'. I just think I came full circle with the game. I have loved it, since the beginning and devoted countless hours and days (and nights!) in this very immersive and addictive game.
The expansion just made the game bigger, better, with more beautiful landscapes to explore, more things to do. But, for me, it gave the confirmation that it will simply never end. I know this sounds naive; all MMOs are 'endless', I just never grasped this thought in a realistic way.
Before the expansion, I had pretty much everything capped; from jobs to gathering and crafting classes. Had tons of rare stuff that took me hours to achieve. Once the expansion arrived, it felt like I had so much to do, like I was back at square one; I was lost, overwhelmed and, in my mid 30s simply (and finally) realized I just don't have time to devote almost all my free time to an mmo.
All of a sudden, it was as if I lost the appetite for it. And I just decided that I should use my little time outside work to do something else. Take better care of myself, invest more in my social life and play games, yes, of course, always; but a more reasonable amount.
Heavensward is 'more of the same' in a bittersweet way for me. I don't know. It's like a lover that you 'love, but don't like anymore'. And, as I say this goodbye, I stick with the thought that my beloved character will carry on, in Eorzea, the rest of my adventures. I just won't be there anymore to see it. I will forever love this game. But, for me, it's time to go.
First of all, the game s beautiful, and loaded with content and a great story.
With that being said, the game is the same grind over and over. Max your character level, working on maxing your gear and item level, and as soon as you do that or get close,they release an update. In that update, there is a new currency every time, the 2 months of grinding you just did is now all futile, and you need to start a new 2 month grind to get said currency, exchange for higher gear, and then get an item to once again upgrade said gear.
the 2.0 series or ARR were decent, there were a lot off problems with it that they were just unwilling to fix and not listen to their playerbase. now with heavensward at this point we are in the last cycle of this expansion, the game has just gone from bad to worse.
yoshi P and his dev squad ruined the community and are bleeding subs, most servers are a waste land at this point; basicly everything released in heavensward has been very poorly implemented to say the least.
the only thing that hasnt changed is them not listening to the majority off there player base, that is also why they are bleeding subs. everything they do to try and fix it, they just end up making it even worse.
i have played since early access in 2.0, and i have personally seen that things they destroyed and just refuse to change it for the better.
at this point they are putting all their hopes in the new expansion, with total remakes off classes, but it wont help imo.
the damage they have done to the player base is to big, at this point SE has got to look at what yoshi P and his dev squad have accomplished and take actions, but they wont.
for most off us it is to late and are just waiting untill are subs run out, so more people will leave. so it is going to get even worse
SummaryThe Warriors of Light travel now to Ishgard a city-state mired in a 1000-year conflict with the dragons of the Dravanian Horde. Can our heroes reveal the ancient truths buried in Ishgard’s bloody history and help bring an end to the Dragonsong War? Can the Warriors of Light cast off the shadows that darken the realm?