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#1 Sep 07 2009 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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- Visible capes and cloaks; and I'm not just talking about WoW beach towels, I want real ones that cover my shoulders and go down to my feet, and cover my head in the case of a cloak. (Though there should be an option to make them invisible or to take the hood on or off.)

- Player character voices. This has got to be a shoe-in. Just a few lines of dialogue can add so much depth to a custom character. If they want to go all the way and impress me, let me choose my characters voice from a handful of archetypes.

- Let me own my own mount and not have to pay to use a chocobo every time I need to. Bring back the chocobo raising system, but make it fun. Be more creative and give us a variety of mounts to choose from, not just chocobos.

- Let us have our own customizable airships. This should be something that's very difficult to obtain and upgrade, but something that this game needs. In fact, I would even accept a system where a guild has to maybe level up and share a guild airship they can use for battles and such. Same idea goes for boats. From small sailing vessels, to large scale pirate ships, I want to sail the seas of Eorzea. If WoW can give us flying mounts, and star wars can give us customizable space cruisers to explore the galaxy with, then FFXIV should give us airships.
#2 Sep 07 2009 at 7:16 PM Rating: Good
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- Visible capes and cloaks; and I'm not just talking about WoW beach towels, I want real ones that cover my shoulders and go down to my feet, and cover my head in the case of a cloak.
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#3 Sep 07 2009 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Not exactly what I had in mind, but you get the idea.
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Not exactly what I had in mind, but you get the idea.
I couldn't think of a better example.
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#5 Sep 07 2009 at 7:32 PM Rating: Good
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Mykha wrote:
- Visible capes and cloaks; and I'm not just talking about WoW beach towels, I want real ones that cover my shoulders and go down to my feet, and cover my head in the case of a cloak. (Though there should be an option to make them invisible or to take the hood on or off.)



I wouldn't mind as long as we have an option to make them invisible. I don't want a visible cloak on my character, especially if wearing a cloak gives good stats.
I'm just not a cloak person.

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- Player character voices. This has got to be a shoe-in. Just a few lines of dialogue can add so much depth to a custom character. If they want to go all the way and impress me, let me choose my characters voice from a handful of archetypes.


This would definitely be cool. Even if they're just noises that characters use when casting spells or swinging a sword, I still wouldn't mind. Dialogue would be amazing, but I am definitely not betting on it.

If we had choices for the voice that would be even cooler.

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- Let me own my own mount and not have to pay to use a chocobo every time I need to. Bring back the chocobo raising system, but make it fun. Be more creative and give us a variety of mounts to choose from, not just chocobos.


I hardly ever used chocobos because I liked to save my gil.
I didn't play the game long enough to experience any chocobo raising, but it sounds fun.


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- Let us have our own customizable airships. This should be something that's very difficult to obtain and upgrade, but something that this game needs. In fact, I would even accept a system where a guild has to maybe level up and share a guild airship they can use for battles and such. Same idea goes for boats. From small sailing vessels, to large scale pirate ships, I want to sail the seas of Eorzea. If WoW can give us flying mounts, and star wars can give us customizable space cruisers to explore the galaxy with, then FFXIV should give us airships.


I'm not expecting it, but a linkshell/guild airship would be kind of cool. Getting the LS up to a certain level or doing certain things can allow you to have one, maybe.
I do hope they expand on the linkshell system, and it sounds like they have something really nice in store for us.

But personal airships? Those things have to be big don't they? Wouldn't the sky just be just full of them?
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#6 Sep 07 2009 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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On your airship/saleboat coment, player owned water craft can be done, Vanguard had player crafted boats from little sloops to larger more grand vessels. UO had player owned boats too but that was a little differant.
The biggest argument that comes to mind against player controled airships is the people who would want to buzz people on the ground. :P Seriously though I would hope if they put them in there is some minimam altitude and they have to dock at actual airship docks, or maybe let people pull up on a cliff side.. Some kind of parachute could be alot of fun if we get to own an airship. I can see a few ships flyby overhead and letting off a raid to get the attention of a dragon on the way to the ground so they can kill it.


What I realy want is noncombat cloathing, sometimes armor doesn't do it for me hehe. It's nice to have something to wear to guild events and in game functions, plus it helps the RP to not have to wear combat gear all the time.
#7 Sep 07 2009 at 7:39 PM Rating: Good
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I'm not expecting it, but a linkshell/guild airship would be kind of cool. Getting the LS up to a certain level or doing certain things can allow you to have one, maybe.
I do hope they expand on the linkshell system, and it sounds like they have something really nice in store for us.

But personal airships? Those things have to be big don't they? Wouldn't the sky just be just full of them?
Not to mention, airship fees were one of the bigger currency sinks in XI. Currency sinks are important to balance an economy in an MMO, so adding player-controlled mass transit is probably going to be out of the question, unless they come up with some more creative ways to destroy currency.


I didn't mention this originally because I figured it went without saying, but meh.
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#8 Sep 07 2009 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
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But personal airships? Those things have to be big don't they? Wouldn't the sky just be just full of them?


Depends on what hoops you have to jump through to get one and how much they cost. The tiny boats in vanguard were pretty comon to see but they weren't big enough to realy clutter the scenery, when you saw one of the bigger boats it was rare enough that I was ussualy not bothered by it. That said there were a couple of odd spots were people seemed to just leave a large group of boats out in the middle of nowhere or a safe beach that was a popular docking arera cause of a magor crafting station near by, but these were not the norm when I played.
#9 Sep 07 2009 at 7:54 PM Rating: Good
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Got some more

- Hugely expanded mog house system. Player starts out with a mog house similar to the one in XI, but as they progress farther in the game, they gain the ability to upgrade to bigger houses and eventually to grandiose mansions, with a plethora of rooms, including things such as a trophy room to display spoils from your adventures in Eorzea. You could also use a room for guild meetings, or perhaps this concept could be applied to a guild hall, where all the members could contribute to it.

- Ability to go to the barber and change your hair color/style and facial hair. Also armor dyes added to customize the color of armor and weapons.
#10 Sep 07 2009 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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(Though there should be an option to make them invisible or to take the hood on or off.)


I want to ditto this for helms, nothing like spending hours customizing your avatars face to perfection, then having to put a bucket on it.
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#11 Sep 07 2009 at 8:05 PM Rating: Good
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Mykha wrote:

- Ability to go to the barber and change your hair color/style and facial hair. Also armor dyes added to customize the color of armor and weapons.


Definitely this, especially dyes for clothing. This is just as important as the initial character customization in my opinion.
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#12 Sep 07 2009 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Mykha wrote:
- Visible capes and cloaks; and I'm not just talking about WoW beach towels, I want real ones that cover my shoulders and go down to my feet, and cover my head in the case of a cloak. (Though there should be an option to make them invisible or to take the hood on or off.)


as long as it's optional. Also bandannas/martial arts belts with animated cloth bits flapping around are cool.

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- Player character voices. This has got to be a shoe-in. Just a few lines of dialogue can add so much depth to a custom character. If they want to go all the way and impress me, let me choose my characters voice from a handful of archetypes.


i sort of like the silent protagonist model. on the other hand i wonder how hard it would be to provide a voice recording option, so players could actually use their own voices. i'm no engineer so not sure how that would work but it seems feasible.


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#13 Sep 07 2009 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Letting people record their own voices would be a bad decision. It would get annoying very quickly and it would rip you out of the experience, because lets face it, not everyone's voice has character, sounds pleasant, or matches the look of their character.

For the people who prefer a "silent protagonist," simply allow a "no voice" option when choosing a voice.

Edited, Sep 8th 2009 12:58am by Mykha
#14 Sep 07 2009 at 9:42 PM Rating: Good
I still want NPC shopkeepers that do something other than stand there 24 hours a day, 8 days a week like they do in FFXI. The shops don't have to close, just give the NPCs a life of their own.

Another thing that I think would be nice is having NPC animals that actually make noise. It always disturbed me that the old guy's sheep in Selbina didn't make any noise, nor did the dhalmels in Windurst Woods. (What kind of a noise would a dhalmel make, anyway? I'd probably laugh myself right out of my chair if I ran by one and it mooed.)
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#15 Sep 07 2009 at 9:50 PM Rating: Default
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Magitek armor.


Isn't this another new thread about what we want to see in FFXIV?

Not trying to be argumentative here, but there are countless threads on this very topic. Since a new one seems to be made every week, could the admins possibly make a separate section for 'Things we want to see in FFXIV' threads? So a new poster or reader doesn't have to create an entirely new thread about a topic that has at least 10 threads already created?

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#16 Sep 07 2009 at 9:51 PM Rating: Decent
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good ideas^.

I'd also like to have cosmetic pets like a dog or cat that would follow me around. Maybe they could even have some special bonus abilities that go with them, such as a dog being able to sniff out treasure.
#17 Sep 08 2009 at 1:17 AM Rating: Good
Oh something I want to add, might as well here is that WoW did do one good thing for their economy. Most MMOs just take an overall view of money going out and money coming in and try to balance it that way to prevent inflation, but what WoW did is add certain tiered currency sinks to keep people's money below a certain ammount, i.e. if they save up a whole bunch, they'll probably want this thing and all that money leaves the economy, but it isn't a sink to the common player, just the ones making lots of income.

one was the grand mammoths, for something like 10,000g, which would be something like 10m gil in XI, the motorcycles, 'gigantique' bags, etc. Basically adding really spendy npc items makes a sink that still has an effect on the economy without players lower down the line even seeing it, unlike say airship costs which effect everyone.

Just something to think about.
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#18 Sep 08 2009 at 5:31 AM Rating: Good
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Not trying to be argumentative here, but there are countless threads on this very topic. Since a new one seems to be made every week, could the admins possibly make a separate section for 'Things we want to see in FFXIV' threads? So a new poster or reader doesn't have to create an entirely new thread about a topic that has at least 10 threads already created?

The game isn't out and won't be for awhile, the only thing to do is speculate/wish. There is no reason to try and organize the speculation, there just isn't enough volume for it to be worth it.
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Maybe they could even have some special bonus abilities that go with them, such as a dog being able to sniff out treasure.


Sounds very Fable II :P

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#20 Sep 08 2009 at 1:30 PM Rating: Good
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Shazaamemt wrote:
Not trying to be argumentative here, but there are countless threads on this very topic. Since a new one seems to be made every week, could the admins possibly make a separate section for 'Things we want to see in FFXIV' threads? So a new poster or reader doesn't have to create an entirely new thread about a topic that has at least 10 threads already created?

The game isn't out and won't be for awhile, the only thing to do is speculate/wish. There is no reason to try and organize the speculation, there just isn't enough volume for it to be worth it.
Not true. And Square Enix actually does browse these forums. They were here this morning actually. They show up in Recent Visitors as "Square Enix Community" although I can't find their posting account via search.


Edit: Just kidding, I found them.

Edited, Sep 8th 2009 5:37pm by Zackary
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#21 Sep 08 2009 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
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How do you know that's really SE?
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How do you know that's really SE?
It's a titled account, which means they were personally given the account by Allakhazam.com. (I'd imagine Allakhazam has an idea of who is and is not actually in the employ of Enix if that's the case.) Since this is one of XI's premier sites, generally they come to either research information or speak about certain issues. I remember when the special task force was put into place, they came and commented about it a few times.

Other than that though, I'd imagine it's just used to check feedback forums since Enix doesn't really have forums of their own, unlike Blizzard that has a troubleshoot/feedback forum of their own that they use to gather information about game issues.


Edit: By the way, don't mistaked "titled" account for an account like mine. A titled account will generally have a custom color associated with it, or will be admin flagged, and usually have spaces in it's name. I only get a custom title because I was one of the first 100 posters to make 10,000 posts. Smiley: wombat

Edited, Sep 8th 2009 6:10pm by Zackary
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#23 Sep 08 2009 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
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Wow that's pretty cool. So even if they don't listen to us, they at least hear us.
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Mykha wrote:
Wow that's pretty cool. So even if they don't listen to us, they at least hear us.


I know for a fact SE listens to their fans/player base. Among others, I wrote requesting a "level synch" option in FFXI long before it was a reality. Many of my LS mates liked the idea, but thought SE would never buy into it. Unfortunately, it came out only after I quit. From what I hear, people seem to like it. Too bad it couldn't have been implemented earlier in FFXI's life.
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#25 Sep 08 2009 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Mykha wrote:
Wow that's pretty cool. So even if they don't listen to us, they at least hear us.


I know for a fact SE listens to their fans/player base. Among others, I wrote requesting a "level synch" option in FFXI long before it was a reality. Many of my LS mates liked the idea, but thought SE would never buy into it. Unfortunately, it came out only after I quit. From what I hear, people seem to like it. Too bad it couldn't have been implemented earlier in FFXI's life.
I'm pretty sure it had less to do with your request, and more to do with the fact that with such a diminished playerbase, it was almost impossible to get any leveling done since there were just not enough people doing it at any given time.

I mean, yeah. Let's be realistic. Smiley: dubious
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As an fyi, it has been announced by site moderators in the past that a certain user or two are official representatives of SE. Square Enix Community is one of these. Sundi may have a separate account, or maybe SEC was his.

It was at least a few years ago, so I don't remember all the details.
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Mykha wrote:
Wow that's pretty cool. So even if they don't listen to us, they at least hear us.


Hopefully, they don't listen. Most of the ideas provided are pretty moronic.
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Zackary wrote:
TheJollyjokers wrote:
Mykha wrote:
Wow that's pretty cool. So even if they don't listen to us, they at least hear us.


I know for a fact SE listens to their fans/player base. Among others, I wrote requesting a "level synch" option in FFXI long before it was a reality. Many of my LS mates liked the idea, but thought SE would never buy into it. Unfortunately, it came out only after I quit. From what I hear, people seem to like it. Too bad it couldn't have been implemented earlier in FFXI's life.
I'm pretty sure it had less to do with your request, and more to do with the fact that with such a diminished playerbase, it was almost impossible to get any leveling done since there were just not enough people doing it at any given time.

I mean, yeah. Let's be realistic. Smiley: dubious


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Being on topic how about a trophy or emblem system that also waste no item space, it would be better than getting a temporary title for defeating some high lved HNM. Give bars when making characters while in creation so we can't all be 1 of three heights. Ohhhhh and how about a in game monster list (Forgot the name) which list all the mobs you have encountered and moves they can use as well as the number of times you have killed each monster, maybe something similar like a item collection and weapon collection to that shows you had this item once and what it does.
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Mykha wrote:
Wow that's pretty cool. So even if they don't listen to us, they at least hear us.


Hopefully, they don't listen. Most of the ideas provided are pretty moronic.
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