Chris "Syeric" Coke delivers his unfiltered thoughts on the MMO industry every week. Taking on the news and hottest topics, Chris brings his extensive experience as a player and blogger to bear in Experience Points. This week he breaks down frustrating aspects of the industry, including the recent release of Final Fantasy XIV,the virtual currency of which is called Final Fantasy XIV Gil.
For the first time since the game's release, I was able to log on to my guild's Final Fantasy XIV server. After eight days and one miracle patch, Square Enix finally seems to be making headway on an issue that never should have happened in the first place. See, this genre has a problem – a few of them in fact. One of them is launches.
Another is the publishers and companies running these games. Today I want to look at what, in the words of Peter Griffin, really grinds my gears.I play a lot of games. I review them as a hobby and own more than I have any right to. There is something special about the MMO community, something striking that keeps me coming back even when it's at its most vitriolic and I believe you're the same. I think it's the conversations. We're invested and bought in when other gaming communities shift in a dull breeze.
I can share what grinds my gears for that you've shared before me. I can air my thoughts and know that, at some level, you all understand that it's from a love of gaming.