Friday, July 31, 2009

Morning in Vana'diel: Sunbreeze Makes Me Feel Fine.

Morning in Vana'diel is your daily dose of FFXI and all things Vana'diel. Give us your thoughts on the interesting topics of the day! Sunbreeze is here, and I love the music for it even if you hate it!

I love the Sunbreeze Festival. Don't get me wrong, I never actually do any of the events involved with in-game holidays, but I still love the music in and around the Sunbreeze zones. It's very cheerful and it breaks up the repetition of the music you get the rest of the year. The Sunbreeze music is second only to the Christmas music in Jeuno in making me happy and cheery the whole time I am there listening to it.

Now I know that a lot of people don't like it for some reason. I believe these people have small, black hearts made mostly of coal, but I am not one to judge. :) I just wish that SE would have the balls to actually expand the events into the newer areas of the game like Aht Urhgan or the Wings cities. They could do a lot more with the events if they didn't just repeat them over and over and instead developed them and tweaked them for the newer areas.

SE seems to be afraid to have anything new added to the game that doesn't directly connect with the original zones of the game in some manner. Treasures went through Mhaura when the boat in Norg seemed like the natural choice. All of the Wings zones connect directly to the original zones. I think it may have more to do with the design philosophy of trying to make sure everyone has "access" to these new zones, but it doesn't make a lot of sense when these are higher level zones and when you have to have installed all of the previous expansions to get the newest ones to work, except for the mini-scenarios. But they just further prove my point of only accessing things from the old zones.

Wouldn't you like to see where the boat in Norg goes? What about all the interesting little areas that are just dead ends but seem like they should go somewhere littered through out the world? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!


Qtipus said...

Boat in Norg goes to Britain. Who the hell wants to go to Britain? Don't blame SE a bit for keeping that boat inaccessible. :)

Omoikitte said...