Things I Hate In FFXI - Vol. 3Tonight's post is sort of an addendum to yesterday's post. It's another of those things that you just have to expect from a multiplayer game.
Of course, that doesn't mean it still doesn't piss me off.
One of the things that has always driven me crazy is artifact armor.
I know what you're thinking: what could possibly piss me off about artifact armor?
Artifact armor is free gear that is usually at least acceptable. Sure, not every part is amazing, but each set has certain pieces that are very valuable.
What could I possible hate about that?
Maybe it's the fact that EVERYONE GETS IT.
This is supposed to be one of a kind, specially made armor that has been rediscovered through your quests.
You know, like finding an artifact.
So, you go through this epic series of quests, unearth valuable and historical gear, and finally equip yourself in your new, unique armor.
Just like everybody else.
How in the hell are you supposed to feel epic in your new artifact armor when seven people run past you wearing the same gear on their way to the auction house?
My personal favorite in this respect is the Dragoon artifact gear. Dragoon has always been my main job (shut up), so I was really looking forward to getting this gear.
The basic premise of the storyline is that you are recovering the lost armor of the last Dragoon.
Epic, I know.
But, if I'm finding the armor of the last Dragoon, what in the hell are all these other people wearing?
Player1>> So you recovered the armor of the last Dragoon?
Player2>> It's really cool looking.
Player1>> What's it look like?
Player2>> Just like that guy over there.
Player2>> Or that girl.
Player2>> Or that Galka.
Player2>> Or those three tarus over there.
Player1>> How many suits of armor did the last Dragoon have?
It doesn't make any sense.
Again, it seems to be one of those issues that plague the MMORPG genre. As I said yesterday, you didn't see that shit happening in single player games.
Cloud>> Look, guys!
Cloud>> I just won the Ultima Weapon!
Barrett>> Yeah, I got one of those last week.
Barrett>> It's just sitting in my inventory.
Cloud>> But this is epic!
Cid>> Hey, guys. Sorry I'm late.
Cid>> What's Cloud shouting about?
Barrett>> He got an Ultima Weapon.
Cid>> You, too?
I mean, maybe I'm being picky here, but shouldn't there be a limited number of artifact armor lying around?
Didn't people have anything better to do other than run around burying armor all over the freakin' place?
He was probably the last Dragoon because he spent all of his time hiding purple armor everywhere rather than going on actual missions.
DarkKnight>> Hey, Dragoon.
DarkKnight>> We're going to go kill a monster.
DarkKnight>> You want in?
Dragoon>> Sorry. I can't.
Dragoon>> I need to hide a bunch of my armor in boxes.
DarkKnight>> Oh... Kay...
Dragoon>> This is going to be awesome.
DarkKnight>> Yeah... Sure.
DarkKnight>> Well, we'll be over here. Killing the thing.
Dragoon>> So awesome.
What the hell?
At least tell me it's the armor of ONE of the last Dragoons. Give me something to work with.
Tell me there were legions of the bastards leaving their shit everywhere.
I really need to start letting this shit go.