An average run of content in Final Fantasy XIV is going to take me about half an hour… usually. It’s actually more fiddly than that. With a good group, I can easily tank my way through an Expert dungeon in about 15 minutes… or I can wind up with a group wherein the DPS can’t AoE anything down and I wind up stuck there for closer to 40 minutes, sometimes soloing a boss down for the last 10% because when you know how to turtle up properly as a Paladin you can turn a loss into winning very slowly.
Yes, I am speaking from experience.
None of that holds a candle to the days of hour-long dungeon runs in World of Warcraft back in the day, of course. Or the length of time spent doing things in a group in Final Fantasy XI, which was the equivalent of a party invitation listing the end time as a series of question marks. But is longer better? I’m curious to see what you think. What’s the ideal length of time for MMO group content to take, on average?