Always Online Cast: FFXIV Endwalker 1st Thoughts & Money Issues For Bungie, Blizz, And Others Ep 412

The day has come and FFXIV Endwalker is finally in early access! Although we've only been able to play for a few hours, we give you our thoughts on the early goings while we want YOUR thoughts on the expansion (or why you don't play!) for next week's show! We'll also chat about money issues for a number of companies...including falling stock prices and dumb sale decisions. All that and more on this week's Always Online!

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Discussion Timestamps:

00:00 Show Intro

06:37 VERY Initial FFXIV Endwalker Impressions

16:53 Money, Money, Money (Blizz, Bungie, Daybreak, and More)

42:50 Battlefield's Shake Up

47:15 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) / Question of the Week

If you have submissions for the show's Weekly Bombs, have questions for the panel (nothing is off limits!), or just ideas for what you want covered you can now send them to magicman@mmobomb.com. You can also be a guest in the show, just send us why you want to host, and what topic or game you would like to cover. Always Online (formerly the Free-To-Play Cast) is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about multiplayer online games. Always Online takes on the week's biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

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Discussion (4)

nesogra 1 month ago
Abomb to every game releasing in February next year. My wallet is not ready.

nesogra 1 month ago
QotW: Why can't I get into FFXIV? Short answer I'm weird. Long answer when playing mmos I usually binge one type of content until I get tired of it then switch to a different type of content and repeat until I've done everything that interests me. I can't really do that early on in FFXIV because so much is locked behind the MSQ which constantly jumps between solo questing and dungeons. Now I can get over that if the devs are using those restrictions to provide a higher quality experience overall but ARR is kind of garbage so I just bounce off of the game completely.

Question for Mike: Given my playstyle do you think it would be worth watching a let's play of ARR and then skipping to the first expansion? Dan from Playframe is doing a let's play of ARR and so far I'm finding watching him play ARR is more fun than playing it myself.

nyobari 1 month ago
QotW: 35 hours over 3 days later, credits roll for Endwalker. I don't think it's as good as Shadowbringers, but it's still good overall. I'd call the storytelling uneven at best. Parts are excellent, but there's a few sour notes that stand out. Is it a success? Yes. Is it a triumph? I wouldn't go that far.

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japansfreak 1 month ago
QotW: I wish i had an opinion on EndWalker but with i stopped playing because of the sub, maybe il have the disposable income to resub in the future...


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