Gaming Log #10

After a short break from FF14 (because my boyfriend was at my place and had a slight higher priority for the last 10 days) I went back on playing…
I thought I could enjoy it again after that break and indeed (was getting boring after doing the same stuff all the time) I enjoyed but then:

Emergency Maintenance in 10 minutes…
ehhhhhhh?! Wasn’t there a maintenance this morning? I downloaded a new patch of 20MB (after downloading nearly 2GB last weekend)… what the hell?

10minutes later I was kicked off the server… and I wonder: Why do I pay Square Enix for a service they can not provide as they can’t do a “normal” maintenance correctly and need a follow-up “emergency” maintenance that takes 5 times longer than the normal maintenance…
I think it should be the other way around and appearantly I am not the only one thinking that I waste a lot of money on a game that I enjoy made by a company that doesn’t give a shit to test stuff before throwing it out to the public… >_> It’s like dozens of players are their QA staff (wouldn’t be the first company to act like this to be honest!) But… I Am Annoyed.

Not that this nice afternoon was meant to play the game (as I got holidays), no I can not play before Saturday as I am working again tomorrow to Sunday (and I will have training after work tomorrow plus Friday I will have a late shift which means I can not play in the afternoon nor morning…. and furthermore: I will get Tales of Symphonia Chronicles on Friday – so where the hell does my paid play time go?!)

And besides… won’t there be ANOTHER maintenance on Friday to start the planned event?!

Found out through talking to some friends who play FF14 too that they are pissed as well…

Well done, SE. You got a lot of haters today 🙂

Besides that… I enjoyed my 1 hour of gaming before the server went down… I was kind of excited – wanted to get my monk to 50 but well~ appearantly I should not get it to 50 so soon~ 😦

And my Monk/Bard had some levels when they looked like… uhm… whores. Yes, yes. Right now Bard is 46, Monk 49 but both were wearing the Coliseum set parts… which really looked like “hook me up and you will see what happens if you don’t pay” – here you can see it on your own 😀

Gaming Log #10

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Review: Tales of Xillia

To be honest… the first Tales Series game that deeply disappointed me.

I loved the animes (Symphonia, Eternia, Abyss), I loved all of the Tales games I tried so far (Abyss, Eternia, Symphonia 2) but Xillia (which was hyped the most) does not get me excited.

I like the details (I do not like the main characters, both of them, nope!), I like the battle system (which is the usual one – hooray) with the linking function … I love the shop leveling system!
But I do not get the bullshit of story they got there.
And I don’t get the skill/stat system which reminds me of a web… while it looks like something that reminds me of Final Fantasy X/XIII.

Most of the fights I’m button bashing like crazy…
I don’t even know mostly what I’m doing >_< and for the rest of the time I’m just clicking through dialogues or on search for the next glitter or treasure chest.

Or watching 30min of storyline before I go grinding for 2 hours without any clue why….(and how do I get that fucking key for that stupid factory?) – not really well balanced.

I’m not talking about the recycled scenarios and landscapes of other games of the series yet – I mean, yes, let it play in another world but actually copy over basically most of the stuff of the other games – yes, some things need to stay the same but really? 😦

In my opinion the worst game of the series.
I completely understand why it was the most hyped one. Too many feature of other games and too American. Not my cup of tea to satisfy my demands as a Tales fan.

Yes I am still a fan but Xillia will gather some dust for a long while (and I am not sure if I will try Xillia 2 – which I have here in Japanese as I bought the special edition with the special controller).

Work Present

We finally received our present from work – yesterday 🙂

I welcome my Samsung Galaxy S4Mini and I welcome myself to the century of…. well dunno? WhatsApp?!

I never had WhatsApp on my old phone as it was… well, old. And couldn’t update Android.
So now I got WhatsApp… and Facebook App… and Facebook Messenger. And next will be some random apps for checking train/bus times I guess lol.