blog - FFXIV Endwalker 6.0 MSQ Thoughts



14 Dec. 2021

holy fucking shit dude, what the fuck, i suppose ill do this by level
THIS WILL BE SPOILER HEAVY, YOUVE BEEN WARNED, THERE WILL BE SCREENSHOTS AND SCREAMING

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MSQ 80



i didnt really fuck with the quest accept music but man the quest complete music rules.

from the get go my doubts for hydaelyn were kinda melting away, how can someone who tells me to hear feel and think for myself be bad?

and UGH that answers cover i almost fucking broke right there, it felt so... prophetic??? anticipatory??? yknow

sharlyan is ofc, beautiful, im obsessed with how hard they went on the foliage of this damn place, lushest shit ive seen on my 4 yr old laptop.


i started with the thavnair side first because i genuinely thought itd be less good than the side with my wife and kids and the catboy on it but was pleasantly surprised with the 4 idiot dads adventure.

thavnair is so vibrant and unique and actually just a really lively area. vrtra is so cool and sexy and i love and adore nidhana so much.

fandaniel/amons setup was kinda wild but made sense and i like this unexpected slant to giving him depth




labyrinthos side was sexy too, love my children and my wife and also erenville??? for my lesbian heart??? (tho ftr no one cis names themselves erenville)


...😳
really i can only describe the other half of this as "drowning in milf pussy"


adore my kids tho, im your dad now

MSQ 81



dungeon was neat! wasnt jaw dropping but i appreciate that theyre ok with just throwing bozja level of aoes at us now, dodging a fuck load of circles activates something primal in my brain even if im not thinking that hard

nidhanas talk of akasa was already intriguing at this point,,, an energy alongside aether...


the dinner was so fucking cute you guys, oh my god, i love my children and their house cat

i wish alisaie would give herself more credit among this, she tries so hard and does so well, and ever strives for better,,, i love her sm

MSQ 82



fucking look between lyshtola moment and saducirina and lesbian sadu basically fucking confirmed (this is a bit beyond subtext now) i really was suffering from lack of homo control this whole fucking segment.

in any case it was rly fucking cool to see everyone here, even the job quest characters (tho i wish we somehow got xrhun or sidurgu or jacke or oboro or)


the whole degment of getting into garlemald was cool as shit, stealth duty felt like its own viable fucking game tbh and im glad theyre putting more work into making interesting singeplayer segments

the segment of the sisters was really fucking brutal, and its so eye opening to see such a human reaction of fear in the place. the radio music is still stuck in my mind cuz, holy fuck what a great use of diegetic music, garlemalds peoples last grasp on their home through a requiem

MSQ 83



man this segment was fucking rough for me, seeing the twins seperated from the wol like this while quintis goes on his desperate little crusade i just auughagh


JESUS FUCKING CHRIST DUDE

I APPRECIATE THE BODY HORROR BUT THIS WAS GENUINELY CHILLING, GET OUT OF MY CATGIRL

that duty was so fucking intense too, my god

i think here they really figured how to use the mmo medium in a unique way, to have a character you put so much effort into be taken control of was pretty sexy (if it wasnt so creepy)


gay gay homosexual gay


anyway fuck your primal fuck you again varis, give me your fucking orchestrion roll for that bgm and dont pass go (that was a banger track tho)

again, dungeon was just neat, i think eldritch aesthetics blend together in my brain so i dont rly connect to them but it was defs fun (alphinaud can kind of handle double pulls now >:))

MSQ 84


FUCKING MOON ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?


my brain stretched so fucking much i thought this was gonna be end of expac shit we were just on the fucking moon!!!!!!


i have never been so fucking stressed in my life, we cleared with 17 seconds left, holy fucking shit, god, zodiarks fucking dead, what the fuck

also man hythodaeus is pretty, missed you my man a crumb of gender please


Normal Planet Sounds.


didnt really vibe with this section it felt like i had come to the conclusion that This Isnt The Way long before the story gave me a crumb of that, so it was just fetching until we got there, at least we have moontender


the urianger development this segment kind of made the whole thing worth it tho, tender for him... in the end i came to like the lopporits by extension, urianger is so good

also yshtola sexy in that shot


in conclusion AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

im so tender and emo and fed and squirming even thinking abt this segment, as much as i crave for another angle to yshtolas character they really go hard on what she is here, so caring under her resolve, because of her resolve, for the wol and everyone else of the scions

my heart broke into so many fucking pieces when she did the farewell of the nights blessed, im inconsolable and gay so gay

MSQ 85


THINGS ARE NORMAL AND UNDER CONTROL


the shit yshtola mustve seen there, god, holminster 2 huh

this bit was a bit draggy too but the whole idea of it is so intriguing, puzzling out the connection between this, aether, despair and akasa

exarch mode graha was also nice to see again, that he can still be that leader deep down is nice to see past his woobification

MSQ 86


the air is so pensive


FIRS TIME FIRST TIME I MISSED LYNA AND RYNE AND FEO UL AND WHERES GAIA, THEY HAD THEIR FESTIVAL WITHOUT ME ???? IM AAAAAAAAA


this FUCKING AREA took the brain part expanded by the moon and blew it up 50 time more holy FUCK SHIT WERE JUST GOING BACK IN TIME???? WERE JUST THERE THEYRE REAL?

but also god in hindsight elidibus' lines are heartbreaking, the last of the unsundered. he was probably also referencing his involvement in pandaemonium


elpis is so FUCKING GORGEOUS and aaaaa i love meteion sm, it felt so personal to iris(the cat one and me) too as someone also "different" (read: trans, neurodivergent, severely socially anxious, beastlike, too god especially since everyone treated iris like a creation here)


two beasts...


to be able to share our pain, and hermes as the bringer of our final days driven mad by his heart, too big for the world he lived in, this part hit

MSQ 87


i am suffering from lack of pussy control


im so fucking gay, also it feels so bittersweet to see them all talking like friends before everything went wrong, and then to bring them full circle, unable to recognise how they turn out


THIS WAS SO FUCKING SEXY THE MUSIC??? VENAT IS SO COOL OFC THE FORMER AZEM WOULD JUST FUCKING DUKE IT OUT, god, it felt like such a fun spar with an old friend

Noab · FFXIV Endwalker - Flow (Duty Version)


the vibes are so far off the charts, i cant help but keep listening to this, jamming and aching


this was so chillingly timed, so scary, and heartbreaking, she finally found someone different, like her, and then to have her give into despair,,,,

it hurts so much with her lore in hindsight, as someone who kind of has given into the nihilism of it all, carrying on only for the ones around her, who found a kindred spirit in a way, and to see her wiped away by it


this was so fucking fun tho, seeing our little party just bantering abt mechanics it felt so 4th wall breaking and real




this HURT???? they remember none of this, it rly felt like we became good friends...


i have no fucking words, it all comes full circle... her plan thousands of thousands of years in the making, to find the answer to lifes futility

as usual ofc, i am so gay for that

"a confluence has formed between my time and yours", it worked, this is our shared time

i need to go back, fucking god, elpis is insane

MSQ 88


fucking anyway, Kill


TELL HIM ALISAIE FUCK YEAH, the acknowledgement that though zenos has found his purpose in nihilistic oblivion, being a dick abt it wont work, to have alisaie say that is so incredibly badass

its also cool in a meta way that as zenos was dragging on as a character, alisaie basically just says were fucking sick of him and tells him to get character development, she rly is the protagonist god


[spaceship chores happened here] seriously this dragged almost as much as the lopporits, it was cool to see how much power in our friends we had gathered through these games but cmon man can we have had smth more compelling


me too tho


this was nice closure... though its been so long since moenbryda, the loss urianger was at was painful enough, and to see thancred so proud of how far hes come was cute,,, bi dads


side characters, milfs, optional content characters, ishikawa rly loves her talos moments goddamn

still not a fan of what forchenault did ofc, but its nice to see him finally fucking give his kids agency, its understandable ofc its the end of the world but dude

MSQ 89


SPACESHIP SPACESHIP HYDAELYN HYDAELYN


its just straight up a fucking spaceship god


fucking HELL, also man when hermes recognised meteions name man, ALSO ASAHI???? FUCKIGN ASAHI???


these fucking character thesis' man, jesus christ, as on the nose it is i think i really needed this for perspective...

also FUCKING TRUST TRIAL BABEY


hhh its all come around,, and i really love when she said that we should look to our hope, not azems invocation, "for you are you, and no one else", its just a method of channelling our hopes, dynamis manifest


this was such a sweet little series of moments aaaaa, i love yshtola i love the scions sm, to hear the old ones speak of retirement was so nice but also so bittersweet hhhh, i really live for this kind of thing in this game


SPACE SPACE SPACE HOLY FUCK THIS IS SO HUGE IN SCOPE


holy FUCK


Cool And Normal Place

its so fucking insane that thancred just fucking, straight up dissipates into hope manifest as the world

MSQ 90




this whole segment was so lonely god, yshtola and uriangers definance, grahas perserverence in the face of nihilism (and mild body horror), and the twins just reflecting back on all our adventures hhh


and when its time for the twins to go,,, they worry for her, i was fucking dying at this point, jesus fucking christ, even knowing theyd be back Somehow this was so touching and heartbreaking, hearing alisaie feel so powerless to help


agony


haaaa i was crying by this fucking point, jesus christ, meteions still in there and still remembers


well they fucking did it they topped amaurot, jesus christ, the scale was enormous and the mechanics were so fun, im in awe


this was so much, sending our friends off with the teleportation device, fucking ZENOS??? HES HELPING US?????? shitting so fucking hard its so raw


THE FUCKING MUSIC, BOTH OF THE TRACKS, A SONG OF HOPE, THE SCIONS PRAYERS FOR THE WOL, THE COSMIC SCALE OF THE MECHANICS, JESUS FUCKING CHRIST MY BRAIN IS EXPANDED SO HARD


was fucking sobbing by this point, together, it was always together thats the meaning in the face of nihilism, meteion finally understood and iris,,, she finally came to accept it


AND YKNOW WHAT, IRIS IS IN A GOOD MOOD FOR A ZENOS FLING ACTUALLY, SURE, FUCK IT, HES NOT WRONG


UNBURDENED BY DESPAIR AND INTERALISED GUILT SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA FIST FIGHT A BEASTLY MAN AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE IN THE SEXIEST WAY POSSIBLE, TO COPE


in conclusion, jesus fucking christ this game goes so fucking hard, holy fuck, im going to be so insufferable when we can talk again. also fuck you alphi for the triple fake out

man theres a lot of this expac and iris' lore that hits a bit too close to home for me to talk about publicly, but thank you endwalker, i am so fed, this is the Most MMO