You would think that with Square Enix allowing an FFXIV playable demo at Gamescom in Europe that someone would at least take the time to update the official European websites.
I'm a little upset about the no jumping thing yet, but since they said they are considering adding it then there is still some hope. But even if they don't I'll still play the game.
I hope they at least have swimming.
Zyuu mentioned Oblivion-like graphics, which makes me very VERY happy.
I am tired of playing MMORPGs with horrible graphics despite the available technology to create decent ones.
Oblivion is like, what, 4 years old now? Yet so many MMORPGs still give us sub-par graphics.
I am definitely looking forward to Oblivion style graphics...or maybe even better.
Zooming in on the monitors in the images you can see the size differences between 3 characters (I am assuming a Lalafell, Elezen, and Hyur). Those Lalafell sure are tiny...
We also get a tiny glimpse at the UI...although it's very hard to see. It looks
like the text box is resizable and has transparency options (maybe). On one monitor it looks large and opaque and in another it's about 1/3 of the size and translucent.
The toolbar at the bottom appears to be somewhat unconventional, but it's hard to tell. I wonder what the black disc is in the lower right hand corner?
It doesn't look like a map.
I read some reply on http://www.ffxivcore.com
forum and people already crying over no jumping or swimming ? I have to say the least thing in a MMO i care about is swimming or jumping.
I, for one, do care about jumping and swimming.
I like to completely immerse myself in the game. I like jumping especially when there are things to jump on and over.
I know I'd be pretty upset if someone came up to me one day and said "Yea...about jumping and swimming...we can't have you doing that anymore."
Sure it's not the main attraction, but it's really nice to have.
Sort of like going to a hotel without cleaning service. Edited, Aug 19th 2009 6:41am by Finaa