The Class Design in FF14 is Kind of Shit

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2021.12.05 17:41 nucklepuckk The Class Design in FF14 is Kind of Shit

Something has been bothering me a lot lately, and I think I've finally put my finger on the issue. As of writing this, there are 19 classes in the game. If you've ever played Ret Paladin in World of Warcraft, you have played 90% of the classes in FFXIV.
Hear me out. I know some diehard fanboys lurk here, but I'm trying to do an honest criticism here.
Every single class is either entirely defined by a builder-spender mechanic or has it tacked on just because. Samurai, for example, is bound by it, and Bard has it just because.
In some cases, the building is an active process (Warrior, Dark Knight, Gunbreaker, Scholar, Astrologian, Samurai, Ninja, Reaper, Machinist, and Red Mage) and in other cases it is a passive process (Paladin, White Mage, Sage, Monk, Bard, Dancer, Dragoon, and Black Mage). In either case, the only decision point you largely ever make is between Templar's Verdict or Divine Storm. That's it. There are no procs to speak of, the off global cooldowns are uninteresting damage buttons that don't add any depth or decisions, there is no energy pooling, no buff management, no stances to manage, no shifting priority systems, and they're working on or already have eliminated dot management. Your only decision point is to hit one target or multiple targets. That's all it is. Sometimes you don't even get that choice, and after a certain point in progression you can safely remove aoe attacks from your bar because there is never any multi-targeting in savage fights. No cleave, no adds that you aoe down, nothing like that. Ergo, you are stripped of decisions entirely.
There are two classes in particular that sort of avoid this issue - Ninja and Bard. Ninja has a burst window akin to a Sub rogue and Bard's rotation works on the song cycle. However, both of these classes have builder-spender tacked on because the class design is kind of shit.
Builder-spender is not inherently bad design, but when 17 of your 19 classes are locked into it, how could it not get stale? No amount of pretty animations makes up for the incredibly repetitive nature of playing the classes, you know, the primary point of player interaction with the game.
This particular problem is only further exacerbated by things like the combo system not offering any decision points, healers only having one dps button, tanks not having any kind of active mitigation to juggle, the tired and scripted stack/spread encounter design, and so on. The homogeneity is honestly out of control - in so far that there are only two classes that actually do anything particularly unique - Trick Attack and Dualcast Revives.
I don't know.
Since I've reached this conclusion, it's like a veil has been pulled aside and a deep sense of growing dissatisfaction has been brewing. It's simply bad class design - a lack of innovation or imagination or daring - on Squeex's part. It really feels like FFXIV is scraping the bottom of barrel of class design, right there next to Elder Scrolls Online. Compared to it's peers, the classes in this game are largely shallow and uninteresting. World of Warcraft does it better. Guild Wars 2 does it better. Even niche games like SWTOR and Rift manage to have better class design. I just can't turn a blind eye to it anymore and I felt like I had to tell someone.
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I called PayPal they said the payment would be cancelled and the money would be back in my account but that hasn’t happened yet. I don’t like throwing money away.
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2021.12.05 17:41 octopod-reunion Would you move to another country, either temporarily or permanently? Under what circumstances, and to what country? Would the political or economic environment of the US affect that decision?

This question is geared toward US Redditors, but I’m interested in other peoples answers too.
Things that prompted me to ask:
-I’ve seen more than one meme and Twitter screenshots about “the American dream being to move to another country” (this is usually in antiwork or Twitter subreddits). I wonder how many of y’all feel this way.
-One of my high school teachers (many years ago) wanted to move to Germany because she worried about her kids going to school in the US considering mass shootings.
-Younger Americans (and it would seem many of us on this subreddit) feel the US is in danger of slipping into an autocracy or civil war.
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So afaik, in an army stack last arrived defender fights first. But does neighboring army guard get priority in fighting order, let's say if set from first arrived army?
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2021.12.05 17:41 throwawaymangoloco Mango Loco

I made this account to write letters for you, in hopes you’d search this subreddit for them. That was a while ago though, and though you know I’m still on here, screaming the words I have for you out into the void, I doubt you’re looking for me. Is this the way it’s going to be from now on? Will I be stuck reminiscing on the good times we had forever, and suffocating in the self loathing for the hurt I caused you? I hope I remember the good times until I breathe my last lungful of air, but I also hope I forget the bad times. The last thing I want to remember is your face when you cried. Your face when you cried was still beautiful, but pained, and seeing the salty tears make their way down your face brought out some kind of primal sense in me that needed to protect you from what caused them. Did I too much in some instances? Perhaps. I know all too well I didn’t do enough in some, and that I turned a blind eye to what was really hurting you when I should have seen the signs. Am I stuck this way forever, in this perpetual cycle of self hatred and crying? Am I ever going to get better? I went to all the therapy I could to be better and I came out a better man, or at least that’s what I’ve been told. Will I ever be good enough for you again? Was the hurt I caused too much for a second chance? None of these questions have easy answers. Did I hurt you? Yes. But I never meant to. Does that make the hurt go away a little bit, or at least dull the pain enough for you to see the pure intentions behind what I did? Will I get get the second chance? Do I even deserve it? I don’t know. I don’t think you do either. I hope we can come back from this. I’m sorry, and I love you. ~bean
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2021.12.05 17:41 SomePerson06 A crap guide to fantribes

So, you want to make a fantribe, huh? You've seen other people go ahead and make their fantribes and gains some popularity to them, right? It seems so cool, does it not? You make your own tribe and everything about them!
Well, lucky for you this excellent guide will surely steer you in the right direction. We will cover the basics and I'll give your little noggins a shake with this dump truck load of knowledge.
First of all, start with the name. This is the most important part of your fantribe, next to the very cool design of course. Now, with names you're allowed to pick really anything you'd like. You could be inspired by something, clocks, trees, mythological creatures, whatever. These ideas will be corporal to your fantribe and will surround the basis of them. But that's dumb.
Here's a list of the most creative ones! They're so creative that everyone uses them!
-DarkWings -LightWings -DevilWings -AngelWings (sometimes AngleWings) -[Insert plant / tree]Wings -BloomWings -DeathWings -BloodWings -Storm / LightningWings
There, got your name picked out? Great! You can stop here at this point since most people just end up never actually doing anything with their fantribe and spend their days arguing with anybody else who dare uses their very epic and cool fantribe name.
Still here? Oh. Okay then...
Next up, design. With your design, you are allowed to be as creative as you want. You could try and make it fit in right with the canonical tribes, make a scientifically accurate one, or go nuts and just make whatever you want! This if your fantribe after all!
Let's take our precious DarkWings for example. They look exactly like a SkyWing/RainWing hybrid because fangs are cool and I can't think of a more interesting dragon than the generic European one. They all come in black and their eyes are blood red.
After this, powers. Now, powers are not inherently needed with a tribe. You can easily make a tribe that just has an interesting concept and no powers, but you could always add special abilities or natural abilities.
But that's dumb. You want your tribe to be super cool, right? Let people remember them with your super awesome and unique powers that are definitely balanced out. But, with powers you should always just default to them being a rip-off of the benders from ATLA and have them be able to control things, even if they aren't exactly physical or make any sort of logical sense. Examples include fire, water, electricity, etc.
Take my DarkWings for example. They can hide in the dark really well and they can control the darkness. Isn't that cool and very realistic? They call also use their evil powers to instantly kill anything!
Now you're done! That's all you need to do! You have your design, your epic powers, and that super cool name!
Why are you still here?
Are you waiting for me to talk about building the tribe and giving them some weight to them so that they're an actual culture and not just a design with a name slapped onto it?
But that's stupid though? Why would you waste time making the tribe seem believable and actually unique when you can just sort of fool everyone by making them believe your tribe actually has lore. If you make all sorts of lore and history and stuff, that'll confuse people and they wouldn't spend as much time thinking about the design and powers you spent so long thinking about! Thinking about how their tribe would be shaped around their abilities or where they're located or how different their culture will just end up making people not want to make an OC of your fantribe because they'll have to— ugh— read. But, you won't let them make any OC without your permission because this is YOUR tribe!
Fine... If you really want to make some worldbuilding you can just lie like I do! Just maybe steal from real world cultures without any thought or effort because that's cool! Make them like the Spartans because that's always very cool and edgy!
Now, with this guide in hand, you are able to make the perfect fantribe you can possibly make! Go! Stifle your creativity and make yet another generic fantribe with no lore and then sit and wonder as to why nobody wants to talk to you about them!
(Please note this is all satire)
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2021.12.05 17:41 Mean_Engine3636 Grand Pier | Christmas Tree | Vlogmas 2021 | Day 3

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2021.12.05 17:41 SumBottledWater [NG+][BL186][Yahar'gul Unseen Village]

Need help fightin' the 3 Yahar'gul knights in the massive cathedral room after the Amygdala and the witches. PW is 098123. I'll be waiting on the stage with the unlit lamp.
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2021.12.05 17:41 abecedarian75 My Thoughtfully Curated Spotify Playlist

I take time to make this list constantly amazing. Post your playlists if you have em.
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2021.12.05 17:41 Automatic_Evidence24 In the U.S., do I have a right to get effective therapy from SOMEONE?

You have the right to get emergency health care, the ER has to treat you even if you have no money. Is there something equivalent to that for therapy? It seems like there isn't, and the bare minimum, assuming a person can't get therapy and gets worse and worse, is to go from acute suicidal crisis to acute suicidal crisis.
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2021.12.05 17:41 spoilhannah Kinda tired this eve 😇 Hello reddit!

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2021.12.05 17:41 TheCenturionGodXbox Horrible Peer to Peer view and other issues

I'm typing this as me and my friend group just got out of an oddball match. One of our friends thew 2 plasma grenades and 2 regular grenades and none of them went into the door way he was aiming for, they all bounced off on our screens. However, the grenades still killed the enemies despite what we saw, and he even said they all went in on his screen.
In the same match we had a friend using a plasma pistol and do a charged shot which impacted the enemy and did 0 damage, this happened on all of our screens despite him clearly hitting the enemy in the chest with it.
As always melees just don't count sometimes.
Bullet hit reg also is terrible, sometimes you kill enemies that have already hopped around corners away from you, long after they've gotten into cover. And sometimes despite the game showing hit markers you didn't actually deal damage to the enemy (just like with the plasma pistol).
Challenges break away from the core gameplay with how the game currently is. "Play X gamemode" challenges and "Win X games" challenges have caused numerous people to leave the match when the game mode is not the mode they need or if they are clearly losing. In addition some challenges like the "peak performance" challenge and certain other ones are instantly rerolled for either being too hard or annoying to complete for a casual player.
Odd ball can be cheesed on the training grounds map by simply getting the ball to any ledges and dropping off the map with the ball so the enemy team cannot get it.
One Flag CTF is just a terrible game mode in general, I have yet to see a match where someone captures the flag. The gamemode makes it very easy to just camp the flag giving the enemies no hope of winning.
How long is it gonna take to just let us pick game modes?
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2021.12.05 17:41 ComfortableAd6716 Collecting S1mple daily login rewards

Hey guys,
I was wondering if there is a way to postpone collecting Aleksandr until christmas fusion champion chase. Any other way thar not logging in that is. Force closing app doesnt work the same way as with other daily login awards.
Anyone found a way?
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