Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010

Title: 2521

August 2010


Title: 2521

August 31, 2010
12:01 AM

So, sadly, the FFXIV beta has been “postponed” for god knows how long while the fix bugs, but I’m going to take this opportunity to prepare everyone so we can all play together (when I get to play, of course!)

As you know, we often like to set up a guild/linkshell/whatever with RL readers, and this time will be no exception. Though, this time, I’m going to be passing the duty of linkshell management to someone OTHER than myself, since I just don’t have the time to manage that kind of thing. Regardless, to be a part of this group, we all need to be on the same server. (Yes, I realize this is open beta, but it behooves you to start on the same server you intend to play on long-term, since your Open Beta name will be reserved for you in retail release.) Thankfully, you do NOT have to deal with the friendpass system or whatever insanity it was that FFXI had in place – you can just start wherever you want to start. After having looked at the listing of server names, I think it’s pretty clear where we need to wind up: on the KEFKA server. Aw. Yeah.

Some might wonder why Kefka, and not Sephiroth. Here’s the main thing with Sephiroth. Was he an awesome villian? Undoubtedly. But despite the fact that he was willing to sacrifice the planet for his own goals, he had a pretty good reason for doing so: He found out that he was an abomination, and the entire world was pretty much his enemy. You could SORT of identify with him “F**k me? No, F**k YOU.” A badass, to be certain, but part of me felt that he was more or less just misunderstood. You kinda liked the guy… even though he killed Aeris.

Kefka, though? Kefka was f***ing INSANE. Bat-shit crazy. “I’ma wear clown makeup out in public, and poison an entire city’s water supply just so we can overtake the castle! BWAAAA-HAHAHAHA!” And then, when you’re up in the floating continent, he boots the emperor off of it, and starts pushing the mystic statues around willy-nilly, RESHAPING THE ENTIRE WORLD, killing perhaps millions of people and making himself a god in the process. Does he stop there? Shit no! Every now and again he sends down a beam of light to smite any who don’t do as he pleases!

Does he do all this because of some percieved injustice? Does he do this because he has some sort of emo mommy issues? No, he does it because he’s a fucking LUNATIC, and that, right there, is why Kefka is the GREATEST FINAL FANTASY VILLAIN OF ALL TIME.


And that, dear reader, is why we need to honor that crazy-ass sonofabitch and set up shop on Kefka. That is all. :)