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My attention span is terrible because I spend too much time playing FFXIV these days, but I thought it worth mentioning here! I was long skeptical of any storyline an MMO could sport, and I am a little sad players of single-player games are edged out by the social structure MMOs force people into, but FF14 is very good. It's swallowed me whole for almost 3 years running. Maybe one day I'll escape!
 
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I was long skeptical of any storyline an MMO could sport
I was exactly the same and examined FFXIV with just as much skepticism during the majority of 2.0. Shadowbringers has just been... wow. Super eager for them to tie up a lot of the stuff they introduced in Stormblood as well. Very surprised that the story is this good considering in the beginning I was 100% a cutscene skipper and I'm ashamed.
 
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I was exactly the same and examined FFXIV with just as much skepticism during the majority of 2.0. Shadowbringers has just been... wow. Super eager for them to tie up a lot of the stuff they introduced in Stormblood as well. Very surprised that the story is this good considering in the beginning I was 100% a cutscene skipper and I'm ashamed.
Yeah, I had become a cutscene skipper early in ARR and having skipped Heavensward and Stormblood to get to Shadowbringers made my experience very disjointed and incomplete, without that skip, I'd have never learned to play confidently because I'm so shy and it is so hard for me to burrow into other people's friend groups and get noticed.
 
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With the expansion announcement coming soon, what are your hopes? I would love to see us get a lot more story of the imperial family, with them referencing the emperors cousin fighting for the throne and with zenos being zenos I'm hoping to see more juicy Galvus family drama
 

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5.4 spoilers marked below!

I'm dying to see
Nerva
's face! I'm still kinda reeling from the fact that
they've killed Varis off
, I can understand why they did it when they did it, and I'm intrigued at what they're going to do with it. I don't think I really have a head to speculate what could happen, but I really really want
Monster Varis
for absolutely no reason. The closest chance I see that happening would be if they
used his Oversoul data for Diamond Weapon,
but I'm afraid if I get my hopes up or expectant, they'll be crushed.

I really need to get better faves in this game badly! I've started Heavensward up on an alternate character. I story skipped into Shadowbringers bc I am slow as molasses finishing stuff, and getting to a place where I could start with Trust content let me learn and fail in private, so I could actually get good, so I'm hoping Heavensward and Stormblood won't take me nearly as long as it took me to get through ShB.

My group has been able to clear Emerald Weapon EX, so I've been feeling pretty good about myself in regards to playing the game, too! Now I just need to get my crafting classes caught up.
 
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Congrats on the emerald weapon clear! I actually got extremely lucky and joined a pug group and got the mount on my fourth clear LOL. I would love to run some of the extremes to get some of the cool weapons and mounts some time! I play a Paladin so I get to enjoy those quick queue times hehe.
How have you been enjoying heavensward?

On the spoiler stuff:
I have the same feelings on a monster Varis! We know they're making some kind of Garlean primal so I feel like it's gonna be some weird combination of Solus and Varis. I have a feeling Nerva is gonna be a major character next expansion, we've only barely heard anything of them, and the empire is supposedly on the verge of collapse, but there's no way they're gonna have the empire go down offscreen without a fight.
I suspect Zenos is the reincarnation of one of the ascians who summoned Hydaelyn, and wants to recreate the Final Days to relive the fight between Hydaelyn and Zodiark. I think the huge Hydaelyn vs Zodiark fight will cross with the Garlean story in an epic climax considering next expansion is supposed to be the finale of those storyline.
This is all wild theorizing but I'm hopeful they're gonna deliver something good lol.