15 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-22 07:23
I've started playing Final Fantasy XIV recently, it's pretty chill and I've been enjoying it. The combat doesn't put you on edge at all, while still requiring team organization in dungeons. I started as a Thaumaturge so for me that means standing back opposite the tank while queuing thick AOEs.
The non combat jobs in the game are alright. The two tradecraft jobs I started training (leatherworking and weaving) have crafting systems as detailed as the combat for when you want to make high quality items, and a bulk mode for normal quality when you don't want to grind.
I like how the major cities are laid out, Ul'dah and Limsa Lominsa are both super vertical labyrinths which are fun to get around, but unfortunately the map system is garbage making that a negative. Gridania is a comfy forest land, flat, but has a lot of cool corridors.
I can't get over the Lalafell. They're super tiny onion people. In cutscenes, they're really expressive and walk funny, which is particularly silly in the Thaumaturges guild, where you've got a bunch of them sat around in robes talking about the Abyss.
I find the cosmetic aspect of the game a key factor contributing to its comfyness. I really only started playing because I wanted to play as a cute chocolate catgirl while I'm locked in for corona.
There's a bunch of other parts of the game I haven't gotten to yet. I'd like to join a Free Company and start getting into the social aspects of it, but I need to buy the full game first.