Last night was a bit of a chill night for me, compared to the last several nights at least. I purposefully stayed off voice chat because my wife and I were catching up on various shows that we had missed while she was travelling. As a result I watched a bunch of episodes of Fear the Walking Dead and iZombie in a row. I am still really not feeling “Fear” mostly because I still don’t care about the characters. This is going to be a point of reference that is lost on some folks… since blockbuster has been gone for awhile. Once upon a time when a big movie was out in the theater… a bunch of sound similar movies would show up at the local blockbuster video on the rack. I admit there were a couple of times I rented one of these for the fun of it… and they are just bad… like sharknado levels of bad. Fear the Walking Dead feels like one of those movies… but instead trying to pass itself off as its sibling… The Walking Dead. I am seriously not sure why I am even watching it, apart from the fact that most of us at work are using this as sort of our Walking Dead methadone. As far as iZombie… I love everything about that series because I still hold a massive candle for Veronica Mars… and it sort of feels like that with zombies.
As far as gaming goes…. I had a quiet night of trying to hit 67 so I could continue the MSQ. About 10 pm I managed to get to the point where I am finally ready to run dungeon four and opted to call it for the night. I am so amped about the events that are happening right now… and so looking forward to getting a group together tonight and running it. I also love how the community generally refers to things as Dungeon Number or the X level MSQ dungeon… as not to give away any spoilers. The names of the dungeons themselves… could in fact be spoilery… this one probably more than any so far. That is one of the things I love the most about FFXIV and its players is overall there is a fair bit of consideration for the feelings of others that is lacking a lot of the times in online gaming. Sure there are jerkfaces out there, but your average person has a sense of caring about others. I think all of the forced dungeon running and the constant need to group with other players eventually beats this sensibility into you as you go. I’ve always been a “World Tank” where I roll up on people in need and tank the mobs for them… but Final Fantasy XIV is the only time I actually get tanked for it. There have been so many times I did this… and then wound up in a conversation for the next fifteen minutes with the player that I just helped out. Happened last night… I wound up hopping into a FATE that someone was attempting to solo… and just on the edge of dying and before I knew it I was running through a bunch of other FATEs with this player. Those are the moments that I really appreciate gaming with other people in the world.