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papercup
01/22/20 6:16:23 PM
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Lali-ho, Adventurers! Whether you're a seasoned Warrior of Light and Darkness, or a potato sprout, this is the place to discuss all things FFXIV! Want to discuss the latest and greatest raid? We got you covered! Or you're looking for the perfect fish to bring your aquarium together? Ask away! Oh you want to be a master crafter, but you don't know your touches from your syntheses? Don't worry, we're here to help!

What is Final Fantasy XIV? It's an MMORPG in the long and storied Final Fantasy series!

Do I need to play any of the previous FFs? Nope! Aside from some references and homages, FFXIV is a standalone game and story in its own world called Eorzea!

What can I do in Eorzea? Lots of things! You can hunt monsters, mine ores and minerals, or harvest plants, you can fish, race chocobos, play card games, gamble your life away in the casino, raid, delve dungeons for loot and gold. The list goes on!

Sounds fun! What's the catch? Yes, it's true, FFXIV is a paid subscription game. $12.99 a month minimum.

I don't know... is there a free trial? Absolutely! https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/ You can play all 2.0 A Realm Reborn classes up to level 35, no time limit!

You said something about raiding and fighting monsters? FFXIV follows the "trinity" school of design for MMOs. There are broadly three roles, Tank, Damage(DPS) and Healer. And under these there are currently 17 Job classes to play as. There's something here for just about anyone! https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/jobguide/battle/ There's also over a hundred dungeons and raids in the game, it's teeming with content!

This game sounds pretty big. Are there resources? Sure, tons of them!
For general info on items and dungeons and quests try Gamer Escape https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Main_Page
Or perhaps you prefer the wiki format, try Console Gamers Wiki, it has much of the same info! https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/FF14_Wiki
Or maybe you're looking to raid or optimize your performance. Try The Balance! https://thebalanceffxiv.com/
Or maybe fishing is more your thing? https://ff14angler.com/ has all the information you'd ever want, and more!
What's that, you'd rather craft or gather? http://garlandtools.org/
Oh you want game news and character data? https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/
You want to find out how you're doing in battle? Try FFLogs! https://www.fflogs.com/ (But don't tell squenix!)

And I got more where those came from, just ask!

I hear everything is locked behind the story? Yes, absolutely everything in this game requires you to follow the story, or MSQ. And over the years the MSQ has expanded and expanded and expanded. There are hundreds and hundreds of quests to get through at this point. And every 3-4 months they add even more. But if story isn't your thing, you can purchase level and story skips in the game's real money store, the mogstation. Though personally I like the story, especially later on in Heavensward and Shadowbringers and the journey is really something to experience, so I would not recommend doing so. There is talk though of the early parts of the game being reworked and shortened.

In fact, the next big patch, 5.2 Echoes of a Fallen Star is coming in about a month! With it more MSQ, a new dungeon, new trials, relic weapons and armor, crafting and gathering reworks and the next raid tier!

Really I'm just scratching the surface here. Feel free to talk about anything in the game you want!

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papercup
01/22/20 6:18:38 PM
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Also, fee free to share your character profile!

This is me: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/9511421/
I play on Gilgamesh server in Aether data center. If you want to run some roulettes or whatever sometime, hit me up! I'm DRG main, but these days I'm playing tanks a lot to farm mounts. I'm on a bit of a mount collection binge atm. Currently sitting at 99, I hope to get my last Stormblood dog tonight and get over that 100 mount line!

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Entity13
01/22/20 6:27:27 PM
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Entity13
01/22/20 6:30:53 PM
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So here is my main character:
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/9038736/
and my leading alt:
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/15294261/

Keep in mind that I've been back with the game for two and a half months since a forced break that had started a week before the current expansion's early access.

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CTLM
01/22/20 6:36:56 PM
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Entity13 posted...
Oh good, you got it up already.

Some of us take longer than others
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papercup
01/22/20 6:37:57 PM
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CTLM posted...
Some of us take longer than others

lol

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papercup
01/22/20 11:39:24 PM
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20 runs
5 doggos
I did not win a doggo lol My best roll was like 12. No kidding my rolls were awful tonight lol

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TheWitchMorgana
01/22/20 11:45:11 PM
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i'm uber casual and mostly play dressup but: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/7349859/
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Entity13
01/23/20 1:57:05 AM
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papercup posted...
20 runs
5 doggos
I did not win a doggo lol My best roll was like 12. No kidding my rolls were awful tonight lol

At least you were able to roll. -.-

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Entity13
01/24/20 2:26:05 AM
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Sam and that half of Trust NPCs are 74 now. Mnk and Drg are a stone's throw from 74 as well (like Pixie Dailies for one and Alliance Raids for the other). Things might move a tiny bit faster if Urianger didn't have a nasty habit of stepping in AOEs and dying every once in a while, or even if FATEs gave more EXP than they do now before bonuses.

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KJ StErOiDs
01/24/20 9:06:10 AM
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If I were to begin a paid subscription today, how many (if any) of the expansions would I get for free?

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TheWitchMorgana
01/24/20 9:26:58 AM
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KJ StErOiDs posted...
If I were to begin a paid subscription today, how many (if any) of the expansions would I get for free?
the starter edition ($20 usd) does not include any expansions, but if you buy shadowbringers ($40), you get all the previous expansions as well. i believe there is a bundle that includes everything for $60, but if you don't want to commit to that you can get the starter edition which is still quite a bit of content

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Entity13
01/24/20 10:36:20 AM
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TheWitchMorgana posted...
the starter edition ($20 usd) does not include any expansions, but if you buy shadowbringers ($40), you get all the previous expansions as well. i believe there is a bundle that includes everything for $60, but if you don't want to commit to that you can get the starter edition which is still quite a bit of content

I would also consider waiting until this coming summer during patch 5.3, because tweaks to the ARR story are due by that time. It's a fine story now, but there is a lot of unnecessary filler, and a lot of us are hoping the vast majority of that is addressed so that newer players--or even those of us with alt characters--will have a more pleasant experience with the 2.0 and 2.1 content. If you don't want to wait, that's fine, but I like to give potentially new players a heads up.

Speaking of new players, let me know if you are interested, and I can get you a Friend Referral code. There are benefits to you, and also nice perks for me up to a certain point (depending on number of accepted referrals or the highest number of months subbed by those referrals).

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lorekai
01/24/20 11:00:38 AM
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This is me https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/26221067/

Just cleared Shadowbringers the other day, so I'm currently working out what to focus on now.

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papercup
01/24/20 11:00:56 AM
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TheWitchMorgana posted...
the starter edition ($20 usd) does not include any expansions, but if you buy shadowbringers ($40), you get all the previous expansions as well. i believe there is a bundle that includes everything for $60, but if you don't want to commit to that you can get the starter edition which is still quite a bit of content

This, also, the game goes on sale all the time.

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papercup
01/24/20 11:02:02 AM
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Also, iirc, ARR comes with a free month

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chaosbowser
01/24/20 11:11:49 AM
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Love this game. All time favorite. Started playing about a year ago.

https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/23566808/

Currently working on getting every job to 80.

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agesboy
01/24/20 1:04:43 PM
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haven't resubbed since the 8th clear of e4s cuz I wanted to throw money at other games

https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/6369029/

this me

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papercup
01/25/20 10:47:46 AM
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Only 60 more runs to get my armored tiger. Then after that I still have like 250 runs each on paladin and warrior for those mounts. >_> And don't even get me started on the titles.

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Entity13
01/25/20 11:40:42 AM
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I'm not even worried about the titles. I may work on them eventually, or I may prioritize more enjoyable things like going to the dentist. I'll be leveling my remaining tanks soon--after my Drg, Mnk, and Sam which are all 74 at the moment--and then doing that O2n farm with people once i480 is easily achievable in a few weeks. I'll invite you to come along and work on whichever mount or title you wish to progress on while I pound away at my sabertooth tiger achievements.

I still have quite a bit of work to do over the next few weeks. At least it sort of looks doable.

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Blighboy
01/25/20 12:59:54 PM
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So I'm getting the sense from this topic that theres like a 90-10 Male-female toon distribution in this game

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TheWitchMorgana
01/25/20 2:00:01 PM
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Blighboy posted...
So I'm getting the sense from this topic that theres like a 90-10 Male-female toon distribution in this game

to be fair, vieras are female-only :p

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papercup
01/25/20 2:55:16 PM
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Blighboy posted...
So I'm getting the sense from this topic that theres like a 90-10 Male-female toon distribution in this game

I mean, you're not wrong. But I do know people that are female that play male characters.

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chaosbowser
01/25/20 3:11:54 PM
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Blighboy posted...
So I'm getting the sense from this topic that theres like a 90-10 Male-female toon distribution in this game
Yes. Just yes.

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ReggieTheReckless
01/25/20 3:12:05 PM
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Blighboy posted...
toon
UGH
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Blighboy
01/25/20 3:46:56 PM
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ReggieTheReckless posted...
UGH
Ok boomer

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Entity13
01/25/20 4:07:57 PM
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So I got Bardam's Mettle today while running Leveling on Dragoon. I actually earned a comm from it, because as we all know I need more of those. <_<

So yeah, I guess I'm decent with all three strength-based melee jobs? *shrugs*

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Entity13
01/26/20 10:54:32 AM
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The upcoming Live Letter is on the 6th, which means the 5.2 patch should be on the 18th unless they're gonna pull a last-minute announcement on the patch date. That's not mentioning the fact that Valentione is coming up, and it would be a dick move to have the patch on the 11th with the primetime of the seasonal event going on.


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Entity13
01/26/20 5:35:24 PM
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I had a run of Ravel with my Dragoon today. I managed to keep Blood of the Dragon up the whole way, and got one of the comms (I think from the other dps). With that run, my strength-based melee jobs are all 76, and only Drg is a little behind on a few slots of equipment (hands, legs, feet). I am noticing also that my Trust NPCs are starting to level faster than my Sam, even with rested, armory, food, and weekend fc buffs all running. It takes five runs to get the scions through one dungeon, and starting with Ravel my Sam needs a fraction of a sixth.

I guess I'll see how things change as I get further along with my levels.

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Cruddy_horse
01/26/20 5:47:41 PM
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Blighboy posted...
So I'm getting the sense from this topic that theres like a 90-10 Male-female toon distribution in this game

That's pretty much every MMO, I know a couple guys that only ever play females when given the choice, it's pretty creepy.
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agesboy
01/26/20 7:29:22 PM
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The gender disparity isn't as big as some other games, at least. PSO2 is literally 99% female. It's really rare to see dudes.

source: fucked up, am dude in pso2

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papercup
01/27/20 10:26:59 AM
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Cruddy_horse posted...
That's pretty much every MMO, I know a couple guys that only ever play females when given the choice, it's pretty creepy.

idk I don't think it's weird. And like I said, I know women that play male characters.

Also kinda sorta putting this gameon the back burner until next raid tier. Focusing on other games like replaying DOOM 2016, and I might as well play some of the other Doom and Quake games whilst I'm at it. But, I'm still doing my dailies and all that, need those mounts.

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agesboy
01/27/20 12:40:26 PM
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There's literally nothing wrong with someone making their in-game avatar different from their usual self. If you're scared of being "led on" by a guy with a girl avatar, first ask yourself why are you even looking for that in an MMO. Most people don't want to interact on that personal level with most other people. They just want to look nice.

Strictly conforming to gender expectations is dumb in real life and way dumber in video games.

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Hotel_Security
01/27/20 1:52:03 PM
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PSO2 is literally 99% female. It's really rare to see dudes.

It's a lock that like 80% of those are male.

I think the overall data greatly overstates how many women actually regularly play games. Doing stuff like counting Moms buying games for their sons as "female purchases" and considering stuff like Solitaire to be "gaming" all twists the data a bit so they can pretend we're more diverse than we are.
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TheWitchMorgana
01/27/20 2:26:26 PM
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absolutely bizarre that people would get hung up on what your characters gender or appearance is when were talking about a game where there are cat and lizard people running around

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AllstarSniper32
01/27/20 4:26:00 PM
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Entity13 posted...
and my leading alt:
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/15294261/
ooo, I like her more than your main!

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InfestedAdam
01/28/20 12:27:46 AM
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I just got a thing for Chocobos.....

https://bit.ly/38KYv0k

https://bit.ly/2RWPOJA

https://bit.ly/2RSsnRG

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papercup
01/28/20 12:15:19 PM
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Horsebirds!

Only 48 more runs for my armored sabertooth. I figure I get about 20 in a week just from doing roulettes. Then about another 15-20 from doing dog farms on wednesdays. So, I should have it next week! Then Lion or Bear next?

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Retroxgamer0
01/28/20 12:34:31 PM
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i got banned from ff14 online
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TheWitchMorgana
01/28/20 12:38:02 PM
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Retroxgamer0 posted...
i got banned from ff14 online

wtf did you do lmao

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papercup
01/28/20 12:56:41 PM
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Retroxgamer0 posted...
i got banned from ff14 online

o_O

Did you sell gil? lol

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Archgoat
01/28/20 1:57:28 PM
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I always have the desire to start playing this again, but don't want to sign up unless I am going to play consistently. Now may be a decent time though, not a lot coming out for awhile.
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Entity13
01/29/20 1:31:07 PM
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So I got The Sirensong Sea while running Leveling on my Dragoon. I put Elusive Jump to good use during the last fight whenever the boss used Morbid Retreat. At the time of me writing this, Drg is two-and-a-half levels from 80, Mnk is two levels away, and Sam is four levels off. The latter will change when I get around to doing three more Ravel runs on it via Trusts.

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agesboy
01/30/20 11:42:44 AM
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Don't ever really have to move that much in that fight. Preposition yourself where you can run the whole distance, then face your butt or your face towards it depending on what's being cast.

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Entity13
01/30/20 12:53:36 PM
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agesboy posted...
Don't ever really have to move that much in that fight. Preposition yourself where you can run the whole distance, then face your butt or your face towards it depending on what's being cast.

Right, but it still feels awesome to get the pre-positioning and backwards jump just right, making the downtime as minimal as possible while also being as flashy as Dragoons can be at that level. xD

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Entity13
01/30/20 7:09:52 PM
#46:


Three more Trust runs of Mt. Gulg until my Samurai is 80 along with Thancred, Y'shtola, and Urianger. Mnk is also 79, so that's less than a day's worth of dailies worth of work. Drg is a third of the way from 78 to 79. I can also see the end of my rested EXP now.

Progress. @[email protected]

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Entity13
01/31/20 12:22:06 PM
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By the end of tomorrow night, my Sam, Drg, and Mnk should all be 80.

This morning I had Omega 1 (normal) for Normal Raids roulette, and my Dragoon held the second spot for emnity the entire fight. My tether partner, the maintank (who was new to the fight) kept running away when I put the thing up too. <_<

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papercup
01/31/20 11:19:09 PM
#48:


Nice! I'm like 20 runs for my armored tiger. I'll get it this coming week for sure! TEA is going very slow. Honestly, I'm ready to move on from it to the next savage tier. At the very least I have fun progging savage. TEA got old ages ago.

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Entity13
02/02/20 1:36:59 AM
#49:


They are done. Mnk, Sam, and half my Trust NPCs are 80. Six jobs remain including three tanks.

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Blighboy
02/02/20 9:35:30 PM
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I'm downloading a free trial now. I haven't played any MMOs since a few years ago when SWTOR decided to give up on actual group content. I don't know if I really have the time these days to play one, but I might as well give it a shot and see if it hooks me.

My biggest gripe is that I don't really like the FF aesthetic but I'll see what can be done in character customization.

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