Forum Settings
       
This Forum is Read Only

To see or not to see; Final fantasyFollow

#1 Jan 04 2010 at 11:20 PM Rating: Default
*
95 posts
As I am sitting here sipping my gin and tonic, I decided to post what I'd like to see from the ffxi team in their upcoming sequel if you will. I loved ffxi; I played it tireless hours into the night. The one thing that I missed from that mmo was genuine final fantasy experiences. In this upcoming version I hope that we see cameos from past characters, perhaps quests/missions that group us against past villains, and little knick-knacks that could remind us that we are in a final fantasy game. That's the one thing that i missed from ffxi, although it was completely original. Post your thoughts or ideas on what you want to see in the upcoming version nostalgically. My first post!

#2 Jan 05 2010 at 12:13 AM Rating: Good
**
736 posts
A little easter egg here and there never hurt anybody.
But I wouldn't want something so blatant as a cameo.

There's a big difference between the NPC selling Lances being named Kane Hiwind, and a commander NPC in purple dragon-themed armor with an inexplicable dragon pet named Kain Highwind making small talk about how he wants to surpass his father as a great Dragoon Lancer.

In general, XIV needs to be able to stand on it's own two feet.
It's kind of pity it came limping out the gate on a crutch before it even bothered to try.





Edited, Jan 5th 2010 1:25am by Zemzelette
#3 Jan 05 2010 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
*
237 posts
I disagree with you about FFXI not givng you a final fantasy experience. You had classic jobs from the early titles, You had a story plot that involved seemingly normal "adventures" banding together to save the world from certin destruction. They only thing not final fantasy about it was it was a online MMO and there was no Phoenix Down.


I'm sure we'll see a cid in FFXIV, but i dont want to see a tidus, cloud, sepheroth ect ect. make an appearence unless they are dead in a ditch and there was a quest line to once and for all rid the FF universe of these lame *** characters by burning their remains with gasoline and a torch.

While it's nice that we'll have familiar races to slip into upon launching FFXIV. I'm a little disappointed tht we don't have fresh new creatvie characters to play. But I bet My Taru Drg. would look bad *** with the gfx update.
____________________________
FFXIV has it's first official RMT'r: Zyuu
#4 Jan 05 2010 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
*
181 posts
This is Final Fantasy afterall, it'll have all the bells and whistles that makes it feel like Final Fantasy aswell. Final Fantasy XIV might seem like it's going to be some sort of sequel to ffxi because of the races but i can assure you that it won't be anything like ffxi, it'll just be like a new Final Fantasy title as it should be.
#5 Jan 05 2010 at 3:10 AM Rating: Good
Scholar
***
2,801 posts
Cid will be there, as always. There will be plenty of easter eggs in the game, as always.

Quote:
but i dont want to see a tidus, cloud, sepheroth...


Or you're going to see lots and lots of them. They'll all be PCs though, not NPCs.
____________________________
WoW -- Zaia -- Dragonmaw -- Mage 80 BABY! Alchemy 450
Also... Hunter 62, Rogue 52, Warrior 66, Warlock 43, Death Knight 70, Shaman Who Cares? ;)

FFXI -- Caia -- Retired/Deleted -- Blm 75, Alchemy 97
Pandimonium server - Rank 10 - Bastok

Zaela Rdm -- 35, Alchemy 45 -- Forced into retirement because I didn't have the right kind of credit card. Hope it was worth 18 bucks a month, SE.

#6 Jan 05 2010 at 5:21 AM Rating: Default
Avatar
**
931 posts
OP post is retarded. You're saying it's not a "genuine Final Fantasy experience", but you're suggesting that to alleviate this issue they should add cameos from past Final Fantasy titles?

This will have the opposite effect and make FFXIV even less of a "Final Fantasy experience", because none of the other titles have cameos. They're all different worlds with different characters. The only cameos are from their signature franchise monsters/items/etc., (besides Cid)

It doesn't feel exactly like other Final Fantasy games, but it still felt like FF. It had a way different battle system than the others and of course it can't be the same as a single player since it's MMO, but it still did.
They could have done more, I think they will. Just look at the new Cactuars! They're old again

Edited, Jan 5th 2010 6:29am by Poubelle
____________________________
MUTED
#7 Jan 05 2010 at 6:15 AM Rating: Decent
**
817 posts
ff11 has a lot of easter eggs(mobs, items, etc...)

i think the only real cameo in ff is gilgamesh. but even then, he isn't a main character in any game...
#8 Jan 05 2010 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
*
237 posts
Caia wrote:
Cid will be there, as always. There will be plenty of easter eggs in the game, as always.

Quote:
but i dont want to see a tidus, cloud, sepheroth...


Or you're going to see lots and lots of them. They'll all be PCs though, not NPCs.


seeing PC's named XcloudX and Sepheroth, xXsepherothXx and any other variation of that moniker is a given. I just don't want to see any NPC with that name, or an cameo's of any likeness from previous FF games.

Cid, airships,chocobos, cactuars (and oher monsters) and crystals to me are then only acceptable carry overs from previous FF games.

I would rather see small blue crabs make an appearance in FFXIV rather than a any character cameo from FF VII + games.
____________________________
FFXIV has it's first official RMT'r: Zyuu
#9 Jan 06 2010 at 1:01 AM Rating: Good
**
336 posts
This has been brought up before with devs for FFXI. They said "No" with something along the lines of they want each main series FF game to be distinct from each other
This forum is read only
This Forum is Read Only!
Recent Visitors: 20 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (20)