Among gamers, I’m nerd of the nerds!


Recently, I discussed how video games hinder creativity. Basically it boils down to the amount of time video games steal from writing my novels. Although I enjoy playing games, I aim to become a successful writer. That means juggling my time so I work productively yet still have time to destress in an interactive world like Uncharted or Final Fantasy. So which game is stealing so much of my time right now? None other than Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game). I’ve been playing the game off and on since 2013 when the game released with a Realm Reborn. Since then the game has seen two expansions: Heavensward and Stormblood, the latter being the most current.

If you’ve ever played a game like World of Warcraft, then you know how addicting the gameplay can be. Of all the games I have ever played, I have logged more hours in the world of Eorzea than any other. I play as Vosslar, a level 70 elezen bard/paladin/white mage/you name it. One of the great things about the game is you can play multiple classes. I have a tank, a healer, and a DPS (damage per second) character.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, then you’ve likely never played a game like this. What’s so addicting about FFXIV’s gameplay is the online element. Through the game, I am connected with thousands of players. Together we can form parties and tackle dungeons, monsters, and high-level raids. Gamers are typically a nerdy group, but MMO players are the nerds of the nerds.

Anyways, what are you playing? Shoot me an email and let me know.


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