I am not going to lie – I have always felt Alexander’s storyline has been quite bad compared to the epic tale we had during The Binding Coil of Bahamut but Alexander: The Creator has changed my opinion on this.
Unlike the other two, I am impressed with the overall battles involved. The first fight was interesting enough to try out different things to see what works and trying out different parties members to do different things and surprisingly had quite a bit of fun wiping while working it out.
Although the second fight went down very fast and seems to be doable while skipping quite a bit that makes that fight hard – it was still quite fun to work out what was going on and I do not know why but it just wasn’t as boring as the other Alexanders.
The third fight went very well and although both I and Moxrie wiped the whole raid while we were taking screenshots (… who else expected a pop up saying to press a button) but still nonetheless the bit of randomness involved made this fight interesting and fun to work out.
I do have to say that the final fight of the whole thing was the most enjoyable flight I have ever had from the end of A Realm Reborn and it is a fight that rivals the epicness of fighting against Bahamut himself.
While I will not spoil it too much the sheer size of the battle itself and mirroring so much of Final Coil of Bahamut: Turn 4 just moved me in a way that made me want to clear that fight and not just do it to get a bit of weapon or loot.
But the main thing I enjoyed about the whole of Alexander? The whole thing was recoverable. If someone died you could recover the fight and get on with it and everyone was responsible for their stuff in the raid and one person failing did not cause a whole wipe (Sophia was the same in this regard).
In my opinion, if this is what we can look forward to with raiding in future where its less focus on dance and everyone has to pull their weight with the fights being recoverable then just maybe things can change in future and that Final Fantasy XIV goes back to being enjoyable!
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