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#1 Oct 06 2009 at 7:10 AM Rating: Good
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This is posted over at FFXIVCore.com - 12 Additional questions from Gamescom that were sent in and just recently answered for us. My thanks to Zyuu over at the Core. We get a few more tidbits in this article.


Follow-Up Answers from the interview with FFXIV Producer Hiromichi Tanaka
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#2 Oct 06 2009 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Not to be mean, but all i got from that aside from the flying info was "we have not yet decided". How can this game be so close to beta stage yet they still are "undecided" on pretty much everything?
#3 Oct 06 2009 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Q11: Will mobs actually drop armors/weapons like most MMOs or is FFXIV going to be like FFXI where you can only obtain these in Auction House or Crafting, or Raids?

A: The complete details of this are still undecided.

As in FFXI and other MMORPGS, some monsters will drop armor and weapons. However, items that drop in this manner are always a target for RMT exploitation. So to avoid any kind of player exclusion, most instances of these drops will yield items which cannot be passed between players.

To put it broadly, there will be a number of ways available to obtain a number of different items.


Oop, we're @#%^ed already.

No but seriously I'm cool with BOP.

Edited, Oct 6th 2009 12:37pm by KaneIsthara
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#4 Oct 06 2009 at 10:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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Thx for this Riydia... I was just on that site and saw it as well. Several of the questions were well answered and I found it refreshing that SE thought it prudent to still respond to Zyuu's questions after several weeks. Great PR move on SE's behalf.
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#5 Oct 06 2009 at 11:38 AM Rating: Good
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I hoping the air transportation the Devs were talking about is the black chocobo. That would be so cool to fly a chocobo in FFXIV. For those that don't know, black chocobo's in FFIV(FF2 SNES) gave the player an ability to fly. The only downside was they could only land in forests. I love for SE to include this with less restrictions.
#6 Oct 06 2009 at 12:12 PM Rating: Good
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Sloannn wrote:
Not to be mean, but all i got from that aside from the flying info was "we have not yet decided". How can this game be so close to beta stage yet they still are "undecided" on pretty much everything?


Perhaps the beta is the deciding factor on whether or not things will be implemented. At least, I hope so.
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How can this game be so close to beta stage yet they still are "undecided" on pretty much everything?



Because they don't want to tell us. Why would they give us all the info for XIV when XIII hasn't even been released yet?
#8 Oct 06 2009 at 12:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Q9: Are there any plans to add female Roegadyn and male Miqo'te?

A: Well, the character model designs are finished... But further details regarding their implementation have yet to be decided.


Am I misreading this or does this say that there are going to be female Roegadyn and male Miqo'tes in the game but they aren't sure how they will be used?
#9 Oct 06 2009 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Q9: Are there any plans to add female Roegadyn and male Miqo'te?

A: Well, the character model designs are finished... But further details regarding their implementation have yet to be decided.

Am I misreading this or does this say that there are going to be female Roegadyn and male Miqo'tes in the game but they aren't sure how they will be used?


I'm guessing that he meant that the character designs are already done and will not be changed to included female Roegadyn and male Miqo'te.
#10 Oct 06 2009 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Q9: Are there any plans to add female Roegadyn and male Miqo'te?

A: Well, the character model designs are finished... But further details regarding their implementation have yet to be decided.

Am I misreading this or does this say that there are going to be female Roegadyn and male Miqo'tes in the game but they aren't sure how they will be used?


I'm guessing that he meant that the character designs are already done and will not be changed to included female Roegadyn and male Miqo'te.


This. People are blowing the quote out of proportion.
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#11 Oct 06 2009 at 3:33 PM Rating: Default
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Kirbster wrote:
Nalamwen wrote:
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Q9: Are there any plans to add female Roegadyn and male Miqo'te?

A: Well, the character model designs are finished... But further details regarding their implementation have yet to be decided.

Am I misreading this or does this say that there are going to be female Roegadyn and male Miqo'tes in the game but they aren't sure how they will be used?


I'm guessing that he meant that the character designs are already done and will not be changed to included female Roegadyn and male Miqo'te.


This. People are blowing the quote out of proportion.


edit: Ah. Nevermind. I see it. First sentence saying "The models are finished." Second is saying "We haven't decided whether to put them(Galka F and Mithra M) in yet."

Edited, Oct 6th 2009 7:37pm by valid

Edited, Oct 6th 2009 7:37pm by valid
#12 Oct 06 2009 at 3:34 PM Rating: Default
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There is also an element of freedom in that players will not pledge their allegiance to a single city-state. This means that the guildleves or skills available will differ region to region, which all being accessible. Of course, this applies quests as well.


Cool, it was a pain in the *** to change nations and losing some of the perks like outpost warping and the such. I like the idea of doing missions from other nations whenever I want.

Also it sounds they have something really awesome planned for the crafting system. Man, I hope they do...
#13 Oct 06 2009 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Am I the only person who found the actual questions to sound completely unprofessional for an interview, and more like they were written by a whiny little kid?
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#14 Oct 06 2009 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Am I the only person who found the actual questions to sound completely unprofessional for an interview, and more like they were written by a whiny little kid?


Honestly, you seem to be doing a lot of whining yourself lately. It's managed to catch my attention, and I don't generally take note of names. And I don't mean that to be inflammatory, just honest.

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edit: Ah. Nevermind. I see it. First sentence saying "The models are finished." Second is saying "We haven't decided whether to put them(Galka F and Mithra M) in yet."


That was the way I read it at first, but it's a very cryptic response/translation. They could be saying that they have finished models for male Miqote and female Roegadyn, but not as playable units. I don't think it's -too- out there to speculate that they've created the models for story characters or NPCs, but never intended to adapt them for play.

In time we'll see how true to their word SE is-- they're always saying, "If enough people want it..." But then, we've seen how that goes with XI. It seems like "enough" is some obscenely high portion of the playerbase.

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The same can be said not only for those wishing to specialize solely in synthesis of items, but those who prefer combat or the gathering of materials as well. All of these types of players will be important to the game world.


FINALLY. A specialized RMT job :P

Edited, Oct 6th 2009 5:32pm by Kachi
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There is also an element of freedom in that players will not pledge their allegiance to a single city-state. This means that the guildleves or skills available will differ region to region, which all being accessible.
Of course, this applies quests as well
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I can’t say that I agree with this…
Yeah, it’ll be cool to have the freedom to do any mission or quest now, but is it worth trading in the national pride you develop for a home city-state?

I don’t think so.

Edited, Oct 7th 2009 12:00am by Pious
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#16 Oct 07 2009 at 3:46 AM Rating: Good
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Question 6 ftw! I think a lot of people have been concerned about being expected to constantly change gear/classes midbattle. I'm glad they've addressed that.
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#17 Oct 07 2009 at 8:41 AM Rating: Good
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valid wrote:
Am I misreading this or does this say that there are going to be female Roegadyn and male Miqo'tes in the game but they aren't sure how they will be used?


Honestly, I interpreted it as "We've got them all designed and ready to go (unlike early FFXI, which I believe never had concrete design standards for female Galka or male Mithra) but we aren't sure what we're going to do with them yet. Playable? NPCs?" I imagine they're a bit torn because these genders are something the community wants (the Japanese community as well, which is telling) but their behind-doors-plan had leaned on them heavily, lore-wise, as races where only one gender got out and about.

A double-checked translation would be appreciated, but I'm pretty sure the original statement did contain the basic ideas "certain aspects of those have been finalized" but "we're not sure what we're going to do with them". There's not much wiggle room in how these statements were written in the interview.
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#18 Oct 07 2009 at 12:44 PM Rating: Default
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Wow SE made models of M Miqo'te and F Roegadyn... Now SE how about letting the players play as them !
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Not to start any baseless rumors. But they said that supposedly they are done with the character designs? On the website there are no hints at using Dark skinned characters, or African American characters. But if you watch the new trailer TGS 2009... in the market or pub area at the start. You clearly see an African American character, and not to mention the darker set of hands on the railing. I don't see why they won't allow male and female of the Miqo'te and such. They got enough flak over it with FFXI. They are probably waiting until open beta or closed. To see how many people pick it when they notice that the option is there. Even though they made no announcement. xD Firesky with stargate worlds was like that. But I cannot state why due to NDA.
#20 Oct 29 2009 at 3:45 PM Rating: Default
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I don't know how much you can trust translations or descriptions. For example, in SE's ffxi manual which came with the box, it described elvaans as having superior sword skills, or something along those lines (which of course they don't).

What may have been intended was that the original Japanese kanji for sword/strength was used, but the localisation team used sword instead of strength...that was why I ended up picking an elvaan character (because I thought I wanted to be a samurai with innate 'sword' skills haha).
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#21 Oct 30 2009 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Not to start any baseless rumors. But they said that supposedly they are done with the character designs? On the website there are no hints at using Dark skinned characters, or African American characters. But if you watch the new trailer TGS 2009... in the market or pub area at the start. You clearly see an African American character, and not to mention the darker set of hands on the railing. I don't see why they won't allow male and female of the Miqo'te and such. They got enough flak over it with FFXI. They are probably waiting until open beta or closed. To see how many people pick it when they notice that the option is there. Even though they made no announcement. xD Firesky with stargate worlds was like that. But I cannot state why due to NDA.


He's not African American, he's a Hyuran with dark skin. There's no African, no American, and no Caucasian either :P
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#22 Oct 30 2009 at 9:00 AM Rating: Good
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^ Moreso than that, not every black person in the world is an African American. There is no need to be "politically correct" since what applies to the US doesn't necessarily apply on the internet or in video games.
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Why are people making such a big deal about whether you can/can't choose skin colour?

I didn't hear anyone complaining about a lack of non-White people in FF8/9.

Why does it matter what colour people are, when we have midgets running around shooting fireballs out of their fists, and floating plush toys carrying 240 gold beds in their pockets?

FINAL FANTASY IS NOT MEANT TO BE EQUAL TO THE REAL WORLD.
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#25 Nov 02 2009 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
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Uhh the only point I was making here. Is that SE said "They released all the character information for FFXIV that we are 'familiar' with"

Not starting racial disputes. This video shows that clearly that means that there is more to the races than they have shown. -_-;

So stop your flames about Black and White. Were all equal. The only difference is past. And think about it. The past is Past. There are very few people today that are influenced by that time. Sure it was a big moment. Sure people like me were for lack of a better word complete asses. But people like me today are not, and that means there is no reason to start baseless flames. We all get the same stuff now. It's the same as bullying people. Get over it. Ignore it. Or do something about it. Don't be children and throw words right back.

ANYWAYS, this means that their website. Showing the races. Is only part of it. They are showing us what we are familiar with. Thats going to be in FFXIV, thus more to come. Don't give up on SE yet. There were plenty of debates about dark skinned characters, male mithra and female galka in FFXI. We still have a shot in XIV

Edited, Nov 2nd 2009 4:16pm by ArkyFox
#26 Nov 02 2009 at 3:18 PM Rating: Good
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stop bumping the most worthless SE interview yet


I keep thinking it's something new -__-
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#27 Nov 03 2009 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
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It generally looks like they have learned a lot from FFXI. Hopefully they're also looking into their customer service as well. FF14 looks to be even better than FFXI was, I hope the customer service improves by the same leaps and bounds.
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