doing 50/50 assaults was one of the most fun, awesome, and rewarding things I have ever done in this game. Other than some of the missions being complete luck, and the final 5 being completely random and frustrating... I wish everyone could experience them.
i wouldn't go that far, but my 50/50 assault static was definitely pretty fun.
foolkiller: sidegrades are fine, expensive sidegrades are dumb, expensive downgrades are insulting.
underlined for emphasis lol.
I don't consider many painfully recurring activities fun...(limbus, dynamis, salvage, etc) I guess that was the context.
yeah. i've had good times in those recurring events (especially dynamis, since the other leaders and i basically built the linkshell, though it was sort of a rebuild following our batsh*t insane original leader). i guess the goodness of those events are often taken as a whole too (like, "my time in XXX linkshell," or "all those times with XXX people,"). but ultimately, the "new event every day with a solid, small group" events like 50/50 assault static or CoP mission static (my favorite thing in the game) were the most day-to-day fun and ultimately most rewarding.
...which leads me to comment (with the usual "i don't like suggestion threads" sidenote) that it's pretty clear to me how to "fix" ffxi: implement a ton of new mission content that can be done with 5-6 people, provide numerous sidegrade or situational use items as rewards
, and don't require 12+ people groups for any of it. the CoP mission progression was awesome. my character (and most people's characters) is more powerful now than it's ever been. wouldn't it be great to unleash that character onto a ton of small group content? ah well.
edit: holy sh*t, i have such extreme deja vu right now. i distinctly remember writing a post like this (about mission content or whatever), then going to the RNG forums and reading a thread about slugshot/sidewinder gear, at the beginning of summer, with the deadline for my thesis rapidly approaching. this clearly never has happened before, but i remember all of this with crystal clarity. do any of you ever have real deja vu? not "this place looks familiar, it's like deja vu! oh yeah, i came here last year sometime," but "i remember all of these details and it's impossible that they've happened before" deja vu. sh*t is so crazy; ;. i need to try more drugs or something.
since i'm editing, doesn't my "...which leads me to comment" paragraph and the setup of 6-person CoP static generally remind you of, you know... final fantasy
? form a small party, go out and progress through a story? i could ramble more but i won't.
p.s. i was listening to the mp3 of this
while writing this post. Edited, Jun 9th 2009 2:43am by milich