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#1 Jun 07 2009 at 1:45 AM Rating: Default
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it just came to me, reading another post mentioning ffx, but don't the strange human-sized monsters and the giant "fish" remember you of ffx's Sin and his "squams"(mobs that fall from him) ?

also, something i didn't see discused much here is the sentense "there lies a land embraced by mighty gods"...

with the previous observation, and thinking about ffx, that also reminded me of ffx's "yevon" (can't say much more to not spoil for thoses who don't know)...

speculating, but the trailer could fit perfectly with ffx's world state
#2 Jun 07 2009 at 2:19 AM Rating: Good
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They're more like the empty mobs in Promyvion tbh.
We really want to compete against World of Warcraft and for example the new Star Wars MMO.

#3 Jun 07 2009 at 2:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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A good observation, but FFX's world revolves around there being a singular invincible monster that brings death and destruction eternally with no way to stop it. Sin alone is so pivotal in that world that everyone's lifestyle completely revolves around it. The leviathan-like creature in the XIV trailer strikes me as only one of many giant bosses we'd encounter.

The trailer's use of words like gods and eldritch just makes me think of ye olde summons/espers and gigantic Lovecraftian bosses. While FFXI has its share of large monsters, only a few of them factor into the story (only Bahamut and some ToAU spoilers come to mind). FFXI's world is more about politics, history, and ongoing racial tension. I have the feeling FFXIV's world will be more about giant monsters and corporeal gods that play a major role in the story. Maybe something Sin-like, but on a less doom-and-gloom scale.
#4 Jun 07 2009 at 2:48 AM Rating: Good
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"there lies a land embraced by mighty gods"...

I always attributed this to FFXI's "and brought forth mighty gods...Until after a time the gods fell into slumber."

To me Eorzea seems to be the dream of "the mighty gods" from a Vana'dielian perspective. Or that the gods prefer to embrace Eorzea over Vana'diel.

Either way, you can imply a connection for the fan base without ever actually needing to make the worlds have any deep seeded narrative connection.
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