FFXIV: catch all

I am really frustrated that I have been unable to finish Shadowbringers story

You can do it, Darkhaund! I’ve watched a few streamers finish Shadowbringers for the first time recently. It just re-confirms for me how excellent that story is. I’m really hyped for the announcement showcase on Feb 5.

I assume you've been unable to find time, Darkhaund, but if you need actual help and are on whatever data center Famfrit is on, you can look me up.

thanks guys


1. home office
2. my business struggling
3. 2 toddlers
4. pregnant wife
5. house chores

lol.. it has been difficult

I LOVE FFXIV.... I will try and push for it.
How can we party? I am on Aether Datacenter... and im on Sartaganas

It alas turns out Famfrit is on Primal, so we can't. But I did find an article about how SE engineers have worked on making cross-data center parties possible. Hopefully things turn in a good way to afford you more time, because ShB is pretty damn great.

It has been a bit since I did a glam drop. I've often joked that, since the Nier raids have broken the seal on crossovers, clearly Life is Strange should be next. Well, I feel like in 5.43, someone, somewhere at SE decided to do me, me specifically, a solid:


....I would very much be down for a Life is Strange cross-over.

beanman101283 wrote:

....I would very much be down for a Life is Strange cross-over.

Well, okay, I've given it some idle thought, walking the dog, that sort of thing. Story-wise, I gravitate toward something like that aether in this mysterious other world is leading not to unbalanced elements, but unbalanced concepts, forces, and emotions, with each boss being LiS flavored manifestations and mutations of Anxiety, Grief, and Injustice.

For something more expansive, encompassing the entire series within the 3 Alliance Raid structure, I'd go in chronological order. Raid 1 is Before the Storm, the dorms leading to Blackwell Campus, then finally The Tempest performance stage (Final Boss: Mr. Amber). Raid 2 is the first game, starting at the junkyard, through the Dark Room, and finally downtown Arcadia Bay during the Storm (Final Boss: duh, The Storm). Raid 3 is the second game, the desert commune to the border wall briefly, into and out of the internment/concentration camp and then back to the wall (Final Boss: A Cop).

For something a bit more focused that could dig into individual narratives and give others their due later, limited to the first game, Raid 1 is the campus where we face some form of Victoria, the dorms where we face some form of David, and then up to the roof for the final boss, A Viral Video. Raid 2 is the junkyard where we face some form of Frank, into the alternate timeline where we face Regret and Consequence, and then to the End of the World Party where we face a conglomeration of the Vortex Club and Sean Prescott. Finally, in Raid 3, the big guns come out, we are through the barn where we face Nathan, a showdown with Jefferson in the Dark Room, and then downtown Arcadia Bay for the climactic battle against the Storm Fused With Rachel's Rage.

Gear sets could swap characters around, but for ease, Max is Fending, Chris is Maiming, Chloe is Striking, Rachel is Scouting, Warren is Aiming, Daniel is Casting, and Sean (Diaz, not Prescott) is Healing.

I love this trailer. Hype!