Hey hey, stopping in for reasons two fold.
To check on the current calamity... pun intended
& to present where I'll be going in the next couple months.
I stumped across FFXIV and some backstory into the failure and rebirth from 1.0 to 2.0. The story is nothing short of miraculous! How Yoshi P was brought into try and save 1.0 but ultimately realizing it was a lost cause. Yet the core was not abandoned... Instead the team provided updates for the last 6 months while starting a brand new 2.0! A Realm Reborn.
What would subsequently happen involved writing the servers eventual shutdown on Nov 11 2012 into the lore of the game itself! As each patch came out, the second moon mentioned through previous stories, eventually got bigger and closer as the deadline neared. Players that had logged out at an inn for some time returned to a haunting dream sequence that showed all your allies disappearing and your ultimate death. Nov 1st hit with patch 1.23b. At this point the moon was so close that it affected weather with lightning and storms, you could make out its man made structure as well and a haunting melody with lyrics while GM's spawned bosses for all out invasion played in echos to players dismay. What a sight that would have been!
Here are the last minutes as recorded by a legacy player. As some players chose to form lines at the cities gates to fend off these monsters, other took refuge in the world to watch the impending doom that was unavoidable. Truly haunting...
AS THE SERVER WENT OFFLINE, THE TRAILER AT 5:00 MARK PLAYED... and 2.0 would not return until August the following year 2013.
This CGI masterpiece would mark the end of 1.0 in a blaze of glory that brought tears to fans all around the world.
Nothing like this has ever been done before. Like I said, a miracle. You can find the complete history of FFXIV in 2 separate documentaries by "NOCLIP" and "SPEAKERS NETWORK" on YouTube. "In a Nutshell" did a funny parody as well.
Currently FFXIV trails behind WoW, yet has only gotten better with each Expansion from Heavensward, Stormblood to Shadowbringers today.
As soon as I plan out a new PC, I'll be joining the land of Eorzea for epic adventures and graphics.
I hope some found this informative and helpful. I figured it would be fitting since we're on the theme of realms ending.
A main draw for many people is the community. Not to mention the glamor knocks transmog out of the park. People say it's night and day with wow. Should be interesting.
I'm going to leave this last trailer here for the Stormblood expansion as it hits all the good feels.
I'm sure you can all find current reviews and starter guides as I have recently. Godspeed!