FFXI

Final Fantasy XI Bismarck Players, It’s Good To See You.

Hello, it’s the guy behind Ralan here.

In the best display of editing I’m making a note right at the beginning.

I have to tell you that elements of what will follow are pulled from another piece I’ve written but not released yet. Seeing everyone in that Facebook group over the last few days has driven me to want to write something for the here and now.  That other piece I’m pulling from is one I’m saving for the last days of FFXI.  Which when I say it like that feels like the end of the world, and with how I feel about FFXI, it kind of is.

Some of the servers are gone, with SE having players merge to other servers like refugees. I know that each world looks exactly the same, but I can’t imagine that sense of displacement I’m sure some people had.  As of this moment you can see half the servers remain.  Thankfully my home Bismarck still stands strong.

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Why Are Gaming Wiki’s Like Destiny’s So Useless?

This is something that has bothered me for a good while, mostly because of how prevalent the subpar quality is.  I’m talking about the state of useless wiki’s for games.

Why are Gaming Wiki’s so Useless?

I don’t want to narrow it down to one thing, which is why I have to say general uselessness when it comes to information.  This wiki is suppose to be an end all location for any information on a subject, edited and based on many people using it. Duh. We all know that, yet here they are.

Part of it for me is just how general they seem to be.  For example, let’s say I want to look up a specific enemy in a game, I don’t want to just see, “This is the bad guy, you shoot him.”

Oh my God! Thanks for clearing that up I had no idea.  Such wiki much info.  Just for fun, how about:

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