|Look at those pretty voxels! LOOK AT THEM!|
|You can actually claim more land around the initial claim by crafting a different type of claim flag, but I certainly didn't need it yet.|
|If your crafting interface looks like this, you're stalling the game industry using a 15+ year old mechanic.|
FFXIV does away with all of this, and makes crafting like combat, which is far more engaging and fun in my mind, but not really necessary.
|Crafting stations in a very pretty stone room. I think the floor is some sort of gemstone or metal. Also note that you can give someone's claim a thumb's up if you like it, and folks can see how many people have done so.|
|The "stained-glass" windows are raw metal I believe. You can see the pyramid in the background.|
|The statue is awesome, and there's an entire set of rooms and such inside the pyramid as well.|
|The building UI really, really shines. Landmark at its best is building things.|
|My gravel garden path all lit up, leading to my front steps.|
|The inside is simple, but having actual props like tables, chairs, chandeliers make a world of difference compared to Minecraft.|
Granted, what I’ve thrown together pales in comparison to what others are capable of, but it was still a tonne of fun. Seriously, the building aspect of this game is the best, bar none. Which is unfortunate that it’s saddled with some uninspiring, lengthy gameplay surrounding resource collection and “crafting”. If this were an actual beta, I’d write the game off and say, well, it was fun for a bit, but given that it’s really an alpha disguised as a beta and we have more features coming down the pipe, I’ll be interested in seeing what other things they add.
|I don't even... the level of detail is freaking fantastic!|