Finally getting around to writing this post up, even though we finished a bunch of storyline on Sunday, and it’s now Thursday. But there was just so much to write (or rather, over 120 images to go through to figure out which to post), that it was hard to do it all in one sitting.
I will warn that there are possible spoilers ahead. If you care about knowing what happens in the main storyline in FFXIV, especially from the point of view of Limsa Lominsa, then I would turn around and head to a different post. I will also warn that this is an extremely image-heavy post. Fair warning.
That Magician Guy
So first, we ended up battling the first big-bad. You know, the guy who’s been making life a living hell for the past 17 levels or so. Mask, robe with a hood, summons elementals, yada yada. It was so cool being able to whoop his butt! It felt like we mattered to the story. Like we were integral and important, and a part of the world aside from completing quests.
Granted, throughout the whole scene it was wide-eyed and ready to fight him. For so minor a big-bad, with so little story that we’ve actually seen (aside from him being behind the kidnappings in Limsa), he really felt like a big bad and epic fight.
After defeating him, we’re sent back to town to deliver the news to the Commodore, whom we’ve only just met prior to the Masked Mage.
Soon as we return, our news is celebrated–the kidnappings are over, and there is relative peace again in Limsa. And then we meet the most badass woman I think I’ve met in FFXIV so far…
Admiral Merlwyb. Like, seriously? This woman is epic. I can’t wait to see more of the story with her! I want to know more about her in general.
So she thanks you for your service to Limsa and then invites you to this shmancy party that you have to get shmancy shoes for.
We thought it was a bit funny that you only got shmancy shoes, and no fancy dancy outfit to go with it. So I’m a not-so-pleasant smelling warrior in armor and fancy shoes. Uhhh, okay. Okay. I’ll roll with it, because the story is just so awesome!
Then Merlwyb talks about the Warriors of Light and how things came to pass after the Reckoning (I think it’s the Reckoning? I don’t remember the actual term for it).
The Battle Cutscene
You revisit the first cutscene you see ever in the game–the big battle. I was just mind blown by the detail and the story and how it all wraps together and how you see the first big bad, and just… like I said. Mindblown. You also have to keep in mind that I’ve never played any of the Final Fantasy games before ever in my life.
Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii…. we only just killed the big-bad’s lackey?! Oh! Oh! Dude! DUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!
Pass Out Again, Why Don’t You?
Yup. We wake up in our bedrooms, passed out.
Baderon blames it on too much to drink. Uh huh. But now it’s time to go see the Admiral again. So we do, and she makes us the envoy of Limsa. Really? That’s so cool! We get to take a freaking air ship to the other cities!! AN AIR SHIP!