Global Chat: Hitting that endgame wall in MMOs


MMO blogger Digital Visceral recently wrote about a situation that many of us encounter in our games: Hitting that max level and feeling at a loss as to where to go from there. In this case, it was maxing out in Fallout 76.

“In Fallout 76, 50 is the last meaningful character level threshold. Crossing 50 lifts all level-related restrictions, meaning you’re free to equip any weapon or armour piece and attend any event in-game. Essentially, hitting level 50 in Fallout 76 represents a turning point in your character’s journey, beginning the transition into the endgame.”

Contains Moderate Peril finds the (relatively) new Wildwood region in LOTRO a boon for virtue collecting: “While undertaking the various quests in the area, I maintained a policy of ‘kill everything’ and it didn’t take too long for the deeds to rack up. I didn’t even bother using a deed accelerator. Hence by the time I finished the region I was at maximum reputation with both factions and had increased two of my five virtue traits to level 75.”

Virtual reality in Elite Dangerous is a mixed bag for Unidentified Signal Source: “Considering one of the things I like about Elite is its immersiveness, I think I’ll probably pass on Odyssey for the time being. The other ongoing problems are a factor as well, but the harsh break incurred by switching to and from VR just isn’t the experience I’m looking for. I may still try VR with the traditional Elite gameplay though.”

MMO Juggler gave an overview of housing in Elder Scrolls Online, saying, “What elevates ESO housing above other games I’ve played, as far as housing usefulness, are services furnishings.”


Thyanel Plays is giving some attention to the upcoming Book of Travels: “I can’t talk about Book of Travels without at least touching on the art, as well, because the in-game art is honestly one of the things that drew me to this game in the first place. Unfortunately, I’m not sure any words I could potentially come up with would do the art itself justice.”

Some dude named Chris advocated for middling MMOs, saying, “I don’t know that I would have fired up Trove were it not for my column simply because there was this overall pervasive sense that it was just alright and nothing special, which means I had played a game of its like before. And while I have certainly played games cut from a similar cloth, something about the way Trove does it is jiving with me now. If I had followed the conventional wisdom, I would be missing out on a good time.”

If you ever wanted — for whatever reason — to abandon the MSQ in Final Fantasy XIV, Endgame Variable figured out a way: “My first thought was to simply hit ALT-F4 and exit the game. But whoops. That doesn’t work. FFXIV apparently disables that. So I had to ALT-TAB out and end the game the hard way.

Every day there are tons of terrific, insightful, and unusual articles posted across the MMO gaming blogosphere — and every day, Justin reads as many as he can. Global Chat is a sampling of noteworthy essays, rants, and guides from the past few weeks of MMO discourse.
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