Also of note is the Final Fantasy XIV Linkshell system, which are basically private channels that you can join up to eight, and which offer a plethora of entertainment and connections
Note is the Final Fantasy XIV Linkshell system
I'm a longtime roleplayer, and frankly I'm curious about Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn. I played some of the game back in Beta, and enjoyed the gameplay but wasn't in a financial situation to actually play the full game. Sad face.
I'm curious about the different roleplay aspects. How involved is it? Is the community vocal, getting out into the world and having adventures and such? What are guilds (I've heard called Free Companys) like? What kind of features does the game have for roleplayers to enjoy?
Involved: I would say quite extensively, seeing as how we literally keep our own wiki entries and events are constantly being set up for individuals to attend and promote more RP. I highly suggest these events as well, they really help to flesh out the server. No pun intended for the beach bar nights.
Vocal Community? That's a nice way to say it, but seriously I jest! You can find RP all over the place, perhaps not so much at the second since everyone and their mother is working on the HW expansion that just dropped. And I for one do not blame them. It is absolutely stunning and worth every penny I have paid just to play the content I have so far.
Guilds. I'm actually guildless/FC-less/whatever at the moment, but that is by choice. The groups I have had the pleasure of talking with however have all seemed quite charming, and the ones found here under the tab Linkshells [here] are all quite full of promise and fun to a new face. Minus Aeon however, for they are sadly - but necessarily - moving to an invite-only model to keep their numbers tight.
Features? Well there are a number, but the one that cemented this as my RP game of choice is the emote system. Seriously, in-game just take a moment to look under System, and go to the Emotes. you have Facial emotes, Persistent emotes, Stance emotes, as well as your always popular /em so that you can write your own story.
Also of note is the Linkshell system, which are basically private channels that you can join up to eight, and which offer a plethora of entertainment and connections. Here at the RPC we proudly support quite the robust numbers well, such as the Hugs&Cake for OOC and The Whispervine for IC - just to name one of each, there are so many to be found! It really helps to get your character enmeshed in the world instead of being trapped in the paradoxical "Don't want to RP without friends but can't make friends without the RP" bubble.
I started my crafting in the streets of Uldah as a nobody with barely any ffxiv gil
I started my crafting in the streets of Uldah as a nobody with barely any ffxiv gil, now I ended my career there in the same place of Uldah with friends' support! It's fate!
The Extra FFXIV Content Don't Have A Backbone
I'm not saying people who purchase extra content don't have a backbone, I am saying those who do pay into predatory cash grabs such as pre-order culture
This is mostly due to my White Mage DPS/Healing at the same time
The only time I've ever felt any need to use Dart Arts with Power Slash has been on Alexander Savage 3. This is mostly due to my White Mage DPS/Healing at the same time
The Pros & Cons of FFXIV Tank
Yep it is not the issue of not having enough Tank class but that Tank Role is generally less rewarding and satisfying when the cons of playing a tank role out ways the pros.
Everyone is hoping this New Direction in Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.1 Content
FFXIV holds a deep place in my heart and I want nothing but the best from it and I can't help but notice the drop in players between patch cycles.
Decide Final Fantasy XIV Healer recommendations
I'd also argue that they can contribute to party DPS quite well with a 210 potency Stone III and AoE Aero and holy. I also think assize and tetragammon are wonderful abilities that compliment their kit, despite a bunch of very vocal WHM saying how they are terrible abilities (They are wonderful abilities, period.)