Ladies and Gentlemen my name is Shaun of the Gamer Podcast This is my Gaming Life WTF coming to you live on livejournal dot com with another ranty rant disguised as a tldr short.
Okay, so I found the configurations menu for FF14 and with that being said, I turned down all of the settings to the absolute lowest detail, shadow resolution, etc.
Is it really necessary for FF to run at beautiful polygons even at the lowest possible setting? It doesn't make the game smoother, just choppier. I am rather disappointed in that considering my computer is about ten years old.
I'd love to play this at it's full intensity, but I fear I need way more RAM to play this properly, and I'm maxed out at 3. Looks like Square, in their infinite wisdom, decided to make the game beautiful and not simply functional like say Warcraft.
Although what gameplay I do get out of it is a lot of fun. Crafting items is especially rewarding, but I shouldn't roll a pure trade skill character anymore, not if I want to sate my need for blowing shit up.
Some people might note that I seem to be gripey this morning well there's a good reason for that. Last night I went to bed round 2 and woke up at 3:45 believing there was someone lurking in my room. After ten minutes of sheer panic and hoping they'd go away, I fumbled for my glasses like a sightless kitten and turns out it was just a shadow. a really convincing shadow no less.
So I went down, babbled to Ketsu a little on the comp, and got my mage up a little more on WoW. Seriously. Worst Night Ever. And here I am caffinated just to stay awake and alive cause I'm afraid the gruelies'll get me. Like having something stalking you from the fifth dimension.
Yes it is 10:50 in the morning I GET THAT. doesn't do much for panic though.
Ever notice old movies where people are driving vehicles, they're always mindlessly waggling the steering wheel back and forth? Or when people play video games on television or movies, they're just hammering at the controller, not even really doing much of anything. I find that odd because real gamers don't jump and roll with their character like how it was believed in Nintendo where you'd swing the rectangle controller up Mario would make that jump. No it doesn't work. Still, it's a shade better than playing a game and discovering that all you have for offensive capabilities is Throw Rock and by god I am not joking about that. A level 4 Culinist, thats food makers for short people, has the ability to throw ROCKS at things. Oh, and just to not put a fine point onto it, you can learn "Wrist Flick" which will throw, wait for it, ANOTHER rock. But this time so hard it stuns.
Or does 2 points of damage.
Basically put Culinists are NOT good for fighting, I learned this the hard way, and I rerolled a Thurmagist. Wasn't too impressed either, not with the nancy Umbra and Luna spells. Give me FIRE yon Final Fantasy of worth! Flames for the flame god!
I'd be playing WoW right now but it's down for the count till after noon. Maybe I should poke FF again once I'm done mucking with the settings. Really, I have to turn FF OFF in order to change the settings. How bloody fantastic is that, really. Like forcefeeding a gnome till they grow big as an Ogre.
Oh speaking of that, I made a character on WoW, a fire mage in anticipation of the patch which won't drop today I'd imagine. I FINALLY got my bloody pyroblast and I know that once I login somehow I will have lost that ability. Don't ask me how but at least I macroed Dragon Slave to it. With some modifications. What rhymes with Set the Tank on Fire and send him into the mobs. Hey, it works for Binwin Bronzebottom and Jim Darkmagic, why not in WoW.
Along with making her purely fire I also added a profile. And being a short stacked tiny chested fire mage with pyromatic tendencies, I named her Tillywink Explodia Inverse. The Pink. Yes I am hitting on all of the cylinders this morning shut the fuck up. One of the moments I included was she likes to eat, which is a basic concept amidst spellcasters. You cast spells, you burn calories, you eat until you are full and you burn things with searing immolation AGAIN, it's like a vicious cycle that doesn't end when you hit 80. Well in any case, some weirdo Draenei Priest whispered me while I was running out of Goldshire, or as I like to call it the Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy, and never more often has that been appropriate in WoW. Don't ask for details, they're probably horrifying and filled with horse****ed women. Yes, it's weird don't ask don't tell.
Getting back to that, the priest wanted to quote "feed me until I was big as an ogre". Apparently he has some kind of food based fetish or fat girl or something. I'm sorry but mages DO NOT GET FAT. We burn CALORIES. We blow up shit. Our daily food intake is directly proportional to how much stuff is set on fire, looted and set on fire again to make sure it doesn't reincarnate as an Elite Mob. That and the entire concept was just disturbing to me. At least I can be rude OOCly and ICly because Tilly has no remorse if she pisses someone off. She'll just laugh at their character sheet.
At least I'm in the Draenei starting zone now, so I can immolate to my hearts content. Although My fireball does NOT do enough damage over time damage. Twelve bloody points oh woo freakin hoo. I should go pick up the glyph that lowers my fireball cast spell by .15 but removes the tick. They'll be dead anyhow, or already on fire from Ignite. It's a toss up.
Can't wait for that, Ignite I mean. The talent's been retooled and I find it really very easy to pull a lot of mobs with a single Fire Blast. It turns your Blast from a single target into an AOE damage ability. Hits the target, and then hits everything ELSE around it at the same time. Coupled with instant Flamestrike we are looking at a lot of damage. And I just know that somehow I will feel emasculated once the patch hits because I worked SO damn hard for level 20 for my portal and blink and evocation and most importantly Pyroblast, and when I get my new talents, it'll just respec and they'll hand it to me on a silver platter. With a 3 second cast time no less. Yes, that's a lot of fun. Down from 6 which is RIDICULOUS. Why would anyone even USE pyroblast unless it was for the proc. Honestly.
This has been Shaun with the last of my short. I'll see you next time.