Quarantine Gaming

Quarantine Gaming

Posted by on Aug 21, 2020 in Commentary, featured, FFXIV, PS4 |

The current situation with the pandemic got me thinking about what games I should play. Since everybody’s probably been spending a lot more time at home than usual I thought it would be a good idea to go to get into a game that would consume a lot of time. So I went looking for a game like that. In a way it sort of found me because while I was thinking about it, Final Fantasy XIV Starter Edition for free on the PlayStation Network. So I thought okay, let’s see what happens. Let’s get back into the game.

I’ve played it before. I think it was around 2013 or 2014 and I played it on PC. I was a Pugilist / Monk and I also remember why I left. I stopped playing the game because raiding did not feel rewarding.

So when I came back I told myself that I’d avoid raiding this time around. I would only level my characters. The Starter Edition came with a free 30-day play period before it would charge a subscription fee. I wanted to see how much I can get out of the game within a month.

A lot of the early days were spent on learning how to play the game on PS4. Like I said I played it on PC and using a mouse and keyboard is a completely different experience from playing using a controller. But the adjustment wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. The biggest challenge is typing in chat. There’s a social aspect to the game, after all. People will want to talk even if it’s just to say hi. Using a controller to write sentences is not ideal. I ended up buying a wireless keyboard.

So with controls out of the way I found myself thinking about what class or job to play. I’ll talk about that in another post. For now, here’s a clip of me trying not to die.