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« Reply #1485 on: 07 November, 2019, 10:36:41 pm »

Yay gimme your name and Iíll add you.

Also Heavensward spoilers in case anyone actually cares.

Iím going to preface this by saying that I really like the Ishgardian storyline. Itís so much more interesting than anything that happened in ARR, save for the ending of 2.55. I think Iím about halfway through with it, and I genuinely like all of the characters. They feel more nuanced and substantial, with their own conflicting beliefs. The writing does a good job of making you understand both Ysayleís and Estinienís perspectives.

That said, I am very disappointed with how they handled the story in Ulídah. 2.55 ended on such a high, and I was really looking forward to how they would progress that story, especially because we spent such an arduously long time in 2.1 - 2.55 setting it up. But it ultimately culminated in...nothing at all. Nanamo was alive the entire time. Raubahn was reinstated. The Scions had their names cleared, and itís not like the MC, Alphinaud, and co had to actually do anything. The plot just sort of solves itself. It was just a complicated series of affairs designed to kill off Teledji, who wasnít even given significant development. I wouldíve forgiven such lack of development if they actually went somewhere with this story. Also I cannot stand the trope of killing off a character only to reveal they were alive the entire time. I have rarely seen it used well, and this is no exception.

Itís very unfortunate, but maybe thatís my own fault for letting myself buy into the hype. I truly hope the Ishgardian plotline doesnít devolve into this kind of nonsense, because I do think it to be captivating thus far. At least that seems to be the main focus of this expansion.

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