Final Fantasy Patch 2.5 – Before the Fall

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So. It is painfully obvious by my last publish date that I have long neglected blogging. Happily, the reason for that is I spent the interval studying and recently finished my degree in Communication with Griffith Universities. Once done the first thing I did, was reintroduce myself to the main story of Final Fantasy XIV and finally covered the distance between 2.25 and 2.5, the current patch as of this writing.

 

Fair warning though. There are spoilers past the break.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Patch 2.05

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Yesterday the first significant patch to FFXIV went live on all servers numbered as 2.05. It was a pretty decent patch in terms of increasing the Quality of Life at Endgame. In particular, smoothing out the progression path for those that have hit level 50, but not yet put Ampador Keep on farm status. The main changes were increased opportunities to acquire Tomesones of Mythology and Philosophy to purchase end game gear, increased gil for defeating trash mobs (to keep up with repair bills) and tweaking some mob placements that allowed trash mobs to be skipped, particularly in Castrum Meridianum.

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KILL la KILL: The Saviour of Anime.

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First, the title is somewhat sacastic as I have been goaded into writing about this currently airing Anime through a thread on Reddit. I saw a few mentions around the place of this new series, Kill la Kill. There was enough of a buzz around it that I decided to watch the currently available first two episodes. Then i found out that people were going crazy for it.

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The Bigby Wolf: First timer in a Telltale world

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A few days ago Telltale games’ latest series, A Wolf Among Us, was released. Now, I myself had not watched this games development, nor had I played any previous incarnations of a Telltale game. (One exception being a brief minute or two with  an ‘obtained’ copy of the Tales of Monkey Island which I stopped quick after my conscious got the better of me).

I still cannot articulate exactly what it was that drew me to the game, to the point where I popped down the requisite US$24.95 for a season pass.

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Poverty through pledging: Kickstarter and the Fairytale Games

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I have found kickstarter. My page on kickstarter betrays my inability to not get excited by new projects. If you clicked on that link to kickstarter you’ll also get a pretty good cross section of the types of game I enjoy. There’s a handful or of JRPGs (Project Phoenix, Soul Saga and such), some persistent online experiences (Shroud of the Avatar, HexTCG and the regrettable Topia Online) and some cool projects like The Mighty no. 9 headed up by Kenji inafune. So with that, i’ll be starting a new section for items on kickstarter I have found to be of interest. Starting out will be the glorious return of my interest in miniatures and the brutally violent Fairytale Games.

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