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#1 Aug 11 2009 at 6:50 AM Rating: Good
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Hey all,

Well, this is a question that I've been wondering about for a while now. To all of those who still play FFXI, what will you do when XIV rolls around? Will you Still play from time to time? Will you switch completely? I know that a lot of people have lots of attachment to FFXI, so I'm curious about some of the responses I might get. This is all assuming the servers will still be running of course.
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[question]Will you still play FFXI?[/question]
[choice]Ya, just as regularly as before. [/choice]
[choice]Ya, I'll visit to see whats going on from time to time. [/choice]
[choice]I'm not sure, depends on how good FFXIV is. [/choice]
[choice]As soon as FFXIV comes out, I'm switching for good. [/choice]
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#2 Aug 11 2009 at 6:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hey all,

Well, this is a question that I've been wondering about for a while now. To all of those who still play FFXI, what will you do when XIV rolls around? Will you Still play from time to time? Will you switch completely? I know that a lot of people have lots of attachment to FFXI, so I'm curious about some of the responses I might get. This is all assuming the servers will still be running of course.
Will you still play FFXI?
Ya, just as regularly as before. :6 (6.5%)
Ya, I'll visit to see whats going on from time to time. :6 (6.5%)
I'm not sure, depends on how good FFXIV is. :28 (30.1%)
As soon as FFXIV comes out, I'm switching for good. :53 (57.0%)
Total:93

Quoted this for you so it shows up properly. Only premium members can make polls.

Edited, Aug 11th 2009 10:01am by Ralrra
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#3 Aug 11 2009 at 6:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks! I was wondering what was going on.
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#4 Aug 11 2009 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
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"Ya, I'll visit to see whats going on from time to time."

I will keep paying for my account for the first 3 months of FFXIV to see if its a replacement of FFXI or another mmorpg I have to pay for concurrently with FFXI.

probably not going to play for long after I get FFXIV

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#5 Aug 11 2009 at 7:08 AM Rating: Good
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If FFXIV turns out to be a dud then I will probably either jump back to FFXI or give SWTOR a whirl. However I'm leaning towards FFXIV taking up the next 5 years of my life :P
#6 Aug 11 2009 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah i'm totally with Parade. If fFXIV turns out to be garbage i will see how FFXI's population is going and maybe take that up. Otherwise i will wait for Starcraft 2.... i guess, but personally i wanted to stick with ffxiv
#7 Aug 11 2009 at 7:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Eh, I've already had enough of XI really. Despite having played off and on for years, I only hit max level at the start of this year, so it's hard getting into and catching up with all the endgame and expansion content. :(
#8 Aug 11 2009 at 7:41 AM Rating: Good
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Gonna try FFXIV if I like it I'll stay, if not then I'll either play FFXI or go to Aion. Been doing the beta for that and it is a lot of fun.
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#9 Aug 11 2009 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Or choice F: I quite FFXI years ago but can't stop drooling about FFXIV!
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#10 Aug 11 2009 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Or choice F: I quite FFXI years ago but can't stop drooling about FFXIV!

This. I had some good times in FFXI, but the camping and grindan made me quit once WOW came out.
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#11 Aug 11 2009 at 9:11 AM Rating: Good
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I quit FFXI back in 2004, but I've always wanted to go back.

Having graduated from college I feel like starting to play FFXI again, but just for the story.

I have no idea what the story in FFXI was really about because I never payed much attention to it while playing. I was too focused on becoming a high level and getting rare items.

Since FFXI is known for it's stories I feel like I may have missed out on something really wonderful.

So, a part of me actually wants to play FFXI!

And I probably would if I had a large group of friends to play with from level 1 and I knew that FFXIV wasn't going to come out for 2 or 3 years, thereby giving me enough time to enjoy FFXI without rushing through.
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#12 Aug 11 2009 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow, I thought there would be a lot more people sticking with FFXI just as regularly as they did before. I guess I'm the same though, I think that as soon as FFXIV comes out I'm jumping ship. I wont delete any characters, just in case Final Fantasy XIV doesn't live up to its hype (which I doubt it will fail to).
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#13 Aug 11 2009 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I'll do the story content (missions and some quests). But I'm not even playing XI right now. I just plan to come back and catch up on those before XIV comes out.
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#14 Aug 11 2009 at 4:13 PM Rating: Good
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The day that I heard that FFXIV is coming out, FFXI lost all appeal to me. Honestly, it started to lose it's appeal before than but the announcement sealed it. I was in a salvage static, an assault static, had 2,000 more fish until my Lu Shangs, and had just started leveling bluemage. When the announcement came out I said to myself " What's the point?"
I am all in for FFXIV, I just hope it doesn't let me down.
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#15 Aug 11 2009 at 6:34 PM Rating: Good
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Nah, I rarely play now. Maybe once a week. Don't know why I'm hanging on to the **** game. I'll be quiting for good soon enough. I guess SE just gave me a bad taste in my mouth with all the bannings and such. It made me go from "thinking about quitting" to "I am not waiting for them to ban me, I'll just quit now".

I'm really, REALLY hoping they fix all of their customer service problems before XIV comes out.
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#16 Aug 11 2009 at 8:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm done with FFXI when SE banns me for logging in on a TuesdayRMT activity.

Too much time and effort to just dump it all for the new shiney. I'll be the equivalent of that guy you know who still plays EQ and doesn't touch EQII or plays it on occasion.

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#17 Aug 11 2009 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I feel like I beat FFXI. I honestly do, it just doesn't have anything more to offer me. All the equipment I wanted, all the jobs I wanted at max and merited, and most importantly, I saw the great storylines. The storyline is what ended the game for me, I just felt completely satisfied that I had finished the game.

I loved my time there, but I just don't care about it anymore, so I won't be going back.

Mini-expansions are just like buying the '100% international' version of a normal FF, I already beat the game, and giving me an extra maze minigame isn't going to bring me back to spend cash on a whole new copy.

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#18 Aug 11 2009 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Why is there no "I'm not even playing FFXI now" option? I suppose my choice would be "I'll play as regularly as before" but that implies that I'm currently playing, which I'm not. FFXI had an ending point awhile ago.
#19 Aug 11 2009 at 11:44 PM Rating: Good
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I'm pretty much done with FFXI. I only sign on anymore for events. I don't really play it anymore between events, and am probably going to stop doing events soon as well. FFXI feels like a job, a job that I can't complete some goals on. Anything I could complete, I already have. Anything else, is out of reach, and anything else, is just too frustrating. It's simply not fun anymore.

I hope and pray FFXIV is good, and has a good final fantasy feel to it. I really hope they don't halfway do it and they put a lot of effort into it. If it is halfway decent at the least (and I personally have high high hopes for it) I will still keep my FFXI account active, but probably just sign in for new content every now and then, or just to visit.

I'd play FFXI again in the future, if they would fix things like the kings, like 90% of the drop systems, like NM drops and timers, etc.
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#20 Aug 12 2009 at 12:09 AM Rating: Good
Well I play WoW for right now instead, though I did do FFXI back in the day. If FFXIV is anything decent, WoW is teh dead to me.

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#21 Aug 12 2009 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I started ffxi back up again only to quit again.

It was easier to do stuff but it was still tedious because of the lack
of quests and variation.

I soloed drg up to 65 and couldn't do it anymore. I partied but I didn't
want to invest any more time when I knew I was going to (hopefully)
play the beta.

Plus I felt out of the loop with people who have been playing consitently
for years.

Also I want to experience a new world. I love the feeling of exploring
a new area. I like the fact that this new ff will have new tech elements

and even though i can no longer compete with the hardcore, I like
to try. I can't wait. Ffxi is in the rearview
#22 Aug 12 2009 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I'll see how it goes. I've recently returned to FFXI (after LotRO took a nosedive straight into the ****ter), and the changes that have been made since I left have been promising. The only reason I left is because the game was very unfriendly to small group play (where I spend a large part of my game time), and that's changed quite a bit. However, I think those changes have had a negative impact on the feel of the world, which was always one of FFXI's strong points.

Given the adjustments FFXI has received, I have a lot of hope that FFXIV will have much the same playability, but be a bit more cohesive and solid feel-wise. Starting over from scratch will hopefully allow them to create a better, stronger successor to FFXI.

However, if it's another also-ran, white can/black letters "Compares to <name brand>!" like LotRO was, I'll drop it like a sack of potatoes and go back to FFXI. I'd rather grind for a million years in a game that I enjoy than undergo a digital lobotomy playing a game I can't stand.

Time will tell.
#23 Aug 12 2009 at 11:14 PM Rating: Excellent
I won't be leaving FFXI, even though I do plan to immerse myself in FFXIV. That's the thing... I've played FFXI for so long that I don't really need to immerse myself in it anymore.

I've got my duelist chapeau and my joyeuse... honestly, no other gear in the game really gets me that excited! So without the need to do endgame, or level jobs, or hunt NMs, etc., then I plan on mainly playing for the purpose of beating new storyline missions. I'm sure I'll still have a few friends left in FFXI, so I'll hang out with them, too.

That said, FFXIV will offer a new world with all new areas to explore. Whereas I've seen and done everything in FFXI, all will be new in FFXIV. That game will require some degree of immersion from the start, whereas FFXI does not... at least not anymore.
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#25 Aug 13 2009 at 4:37 PM Rating: Good
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I'm waiting to see how it all turns out, so I'm the group that will still play XI and and give XIV a shot to see how it turned out and if crap it's back to XI till the servers die or another ban. /shrug
#26 Aug 13 2009 at 6:23 PM Rating: Default
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Who could possibly start playing FFXIV and still go back to FFXI? That would be like disconnection your HD and going back to rabbit ears(if they still worked).
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#27 Aug 13 2009 at 7:02 PM Rating: Default
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I pretty much already quit. I log in maybe once every week or so for a few min to say hi to friends and catch up but honestly I don't know how much longer I'll keep paying $15 dollars a month for a game that I loved dearly for many years but has become nothing more than a Chat room for me.
#28 Aug 13 2009 at 7:13 PM Rating: Good
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Who could possibly start playing FFXIV and still go back to FFXI? That would be like disconnection your HD and going back to rabbit ears(if they still worked).


I could. If my "rabbit ears" are picking up Mythbusters and "cable" is showing nothing but Spongebob Squarepants, you can bet your bottom dollar I'm watching Mythbusters, ****ty reception or no. I'm in it for the substance, and if it's not up to snuff, FFXIV can rot.
#29 Aug 14 2009 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I will keep my XI account open just till XIV opens up and as long as XIV is not a complete fail.. I will cancel my subscription with XI but i will not delete my character. RIP XI
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