FFXIV, dragons, and kids

My eldest son has taken a keen interest to FFXIV, begging me to load up the game so that he can sit on my lap and watch me play. He’s super, super into dragons these days (I know, we’ll have the “dragon talk” some day, but right now I blame the How to Train Your Dragon fad for it) and so to see me fight them in dungeons is the coolest thing.

What he’s taken to doing is bringing a dragon action figure to our play sessions and then “helping” me in battles by shouting “fire! fire! fire!” and tilting his toy toward the screen. 200 or so “fire!” screams later, and he’s still not bored with it. We’ve had long discussions about whether or not dragons can run out of fire (he says they can’t) and what makes a good dragon versus a bad.

I just love to see his imagination fueled by all of this and that he incorporates it into his play.


8 thoughts on “FFXIV, dragons, and kids

  1. Aywren February 4, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with loving dragons! 😛

    If you ever get to Heavensward, he’s going to LOVE the dragons there! 🙂

  2. bhagpuss February 4, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    What is the “dragon talk”? Is that the fantasy gamer’s version of The Birds and the Bees? I dread to think of the trauma that could cause…

  3. Hugo February 4, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    The imagination of a child is a beautiful thing… Let him enjoy it as long as possible! 😉

  4. Thomas Kennady February 5, 2016 / 12:06 am

    Hope he gets to see ‘Pete’s Dragon’ 🙂

  5. Syl February 5, 2016 / 4:07 am

    Be ready for stone vigil then 😀 and yes, HW is ALLLL about dragons!

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