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#1 Jun 27 2009 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
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I want my own airship. It feels wrong always having to pay to use one.

I'd like something that I could build and customize myself. Start with a quest to get something just big enough to transport myself. Then spend a fortune buying parts and doing quests to learn how to assemble them. Over time, be able to upgrade it from a personal craft, to transporting a party, then big enough to carry an entire linkshell.

I'm not as concerned about people who aren't riding it being able to see it. If everyone could see every airship flying overhead, you'd never see the sun in the more popular areas. Something like the way it is in XI would be fine with me. Just without having to pay for it, and wait for it to arrive. No need to show it off to everyone, just those worthy enough to come inside.

It would probably turn into a taxi service, like teleport spells are now. But I always preferred paying someone to teleport me to paying an npc for anything. It helps those not interested enough to take the time or invest the gil in having their own.

Just my ideas, good and bad.

What are yours?

#2 Jun 27 2009 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I... don't hate that idea :O

I've heard some asinine ideas about giving people their own airships in FFXI/XIV, but this seems to be a better one to me.

edit: lol i typed asinine, watching too much KotH lately

Edited, Jun 27th 2009 4:41pm by BarrenNinja
#3 Jun 27 2009 at 3:42 PM Rating: Default
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Interesting idea, although it won't happen.

Pretty sure Airship service, if it is in the new FF, will be the same. And even if we were allowed to create our own Airships, SE would add in some sort of "Gas fee" for your airship so you have to pay a NPC anyway, lol.

Would be cool, though.

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#4 Jun 27 2009 at 3:43 PM Rating: Default
Private airships for "linkshells"(ls) would be good, then they could come pick me up for events and remove the reliance on public transport which always leaves as you get there if you are in a hurry.
Imagine various "ls" blasting broadsides at one another in the race to get that elusive flying endgame HNM.
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#5 Jun 27 2009 at 3:53 PM Rating: Default
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Sounds like a good idea but it is something I would gladly give up to reduce lag in the game. All those airships floating around has got to be very stressful.
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#6 Jun 27 2009 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
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#7 Jun 27 2009 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Sounds like a good idea but it is something I would gladly give up to reduce lag in the game. All those airships floating around has got to be very stressful.


You may have to read the OPs paragraph again...
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#8 Jun 27 2009 at 9:09 PM Rating: Default
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There was already a thread about this :/

People even made the same suggestions about the linkshell airship idea, and attacking it for being visible in the sky.

I'd list why it's a bad idea but like everyone else, I've already done that in the thread that was already made about it.
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#9 Jun 27 2009 at 9:15 PM Rating: Default
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I'd list why it's a bad idea but like everyone else, I've already done that in the thread that was already made about it.


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