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#1 Mar 07 2010 at 11:44 PM Rating: Good
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When is the official website going to update? Vanafest had a new movie,and some details that were released, but its been over a week now. . .
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#2 Mar 08 2010 at 12:23 AM Rating: Good
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I imagine the next thing to update will be the beta site in 3 days.

https://dev-na.ffxiv.com/soon/index.html
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#3 Mar 08 2010 at 1:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm imagining a site update on the 11th when the beta site goes live in anticipation of all the leaked info from the alpha.
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#4 Mar 08 2010 at 2:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm thinking they will update it on 11 with the new trailer seen in Vanafest. Or simply i hope so. :D
#5 Mar 08 2010 at 3:32 AM Rating: Good
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The trailer is apparently very secret (since it's the opening movie of the game), so I'm not sure at all that they will put it on the site. Maybe we have to wait till after release to see it.
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#6 Mar 08 2010 at 5:08 AM Rating: Good
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My guess is that sometime this week we will have an update because FFXIII comes out tomorrow for NA and the Beta/Alpha w/e testing site goes up on March 11.
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#7 Mar 08 2010 at 7:53 AM Rating: Good
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I doubt we will get a new trailer, but I imagine they will let us know about all classes (magic classes), otherwise the info will just get leaked anyway.

It will look a lot better if they make the info avalible themselves.
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but I imagine they will let us know about all classes (magic classes)


for the love of Altana, this... please.

i find myself calling myself a future Lalafell 'healer'. this 'healer' word is very unsatisfying.

mender, shaman, curer, priest, witch doctor, cleric, acolyte, diviner, archimage, clairvoyant...

or white mage!

just not 'healer'!
#9 Mar 08 2010 at 8:31 AM Rating: Good
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but I imagine they will let us know about all classes (magic classes)


for the love of Altana, this... please.

i find myself calling myself a future Lalafell 'healer'. this 'healer' word is very unsatisfying.

mender, shaman, curer, priest, witch doctor, cleric, acolyte, diviner, archimage, clairvoyant...

or white mage!

just not 'healer'!

I'm fairly sure that Thaumaturge is going to be the game's equivalent of White Mage.
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#10 Mar 08 2010 at 8:35 AM Rating: Good
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They could possibly be saving the trailer and site update for GDC.
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#11 Mar 08 2010 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
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I'm fairly sure that Thaumaturge is going to be the game's equivalent of White Mage.


Although normally Thaumaturge suggest a miracle worker there were Thaumaturge's in FF11 which were blackmages http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/bestiary.html?fmob=4825

So could be either, would like to know if we are getting Summoners or Bard's also, who knows perhaps rdm/blm/whm will be one class and you can specialise in certain aspects of magic.
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#12 Mar 08 2010 at 10:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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There's a reason for the new class names, remember... It's not as simple as Thaumaturge having just one role to fill. The name itself is quite neutral. In best case it could even be that all the mage classes can become healers if you wish.
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#13 Mar 08 2010 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
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So could be either, would like to know if we are getting Summoners or Bard's also, who knows perhaps rdm/blm/whm will be one class and you can specialise in certain aspects of magic.


I doubt it but who knows. As long as whitemage has some sort of surviability that would serve me fantastic. I loved the redmage but they were strictly a refresher towards the end of the game from what i understood. They were supposed to be a hybrid magic/attacker but rarely deviated from the social norm.

Hopefully this becomes a situation where many people of many races can play a job in many ways. I hate to compare but WoW does this well. Some jobs can do different things both PVP and PVE and may not do quite as well as other jobs but contribute quite well.
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The secret is that there are no mage classes. SE just is trying to get by without telling you.

I'll bet you can learn any type of magic, but each magic type depends on your weapon, and your class depends on what skills you have equipped.

Your job class will probably be auto generated based upon highest stats and skills learned.
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The secret is that there are no mage classes. SE just is trying to get by without telling you.

I'll bet you can learn any type of magic, but each magic type depends on your weapon, and your class depends on what skills you have equipped.

Your job class will probably be auto generated based upon highest stats and skills learned


Sounds... interesting. But I don't like it. At least not at the outset. I'm sure that it's not as cut & dry, but that doesn't sound like it encourages any type of experimentation.
If you are correct, I hope it's done in a way to make it more fleshed out.
If you're wrong, nice guess!
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Anyone familiar with Vampire: The Masquerade by White Wolf will probably join me in the idea that Thaumaturge always felt more like offensive magic. Thaumaturgy was a vampiric "skill" which consisted of (almost?) exclusively offensive magic, but then given the historical meaning of the word I do suppose it could go either way. It just sounds more aggressive to me.
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#17 Mar 08 2010 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
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The actual word thaumaturge comes from a Greek root that literally means "works wonders" (thaumatourgos -- thauma(t) [wonder] + ergon [work]). In more modern definitions, it really can be as simple as "magician", as complex as "miracle-worker" or as common as "someone who does some pretty neat stuff".

It does not have a propensity toward offense or defense or healing or any other "type" of "wonder". If another game or story used it offensively, it would be completely interpretive of that particular game or story. So reading too much into the actual word "thaumaturge" probably isn't going to work out too well. It is a very vague term in and of itself.. they probably knew it too when they assigned it :P


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I'll bet you can learn any type of magic, but each magic type depends on your weapon, and your class depends on what skills you have equipped.


Based upon all released information by SE about your skill sets being dependent on your equipped weapon, and that there does not exist the previous "job" system we are long accustomed to from FFXI [instead bringing with it the class system, based on ability sets which are attached to the changing of a weapon].. I'd say this is a possibility of some kind, though in what capacity I'm not yet sure.

Edited, Mar 8th 2010 11:24am by happybyday
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#18 Mar 09 2010 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I'd just like to know if we'll have to fight crabs.
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#19 Mar 09 2010 at 12:28 AM Rating: Good
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I'd just like to know if we'll have to fight crabs.


Ya know, crabs really are misunderstood creatures Smiley: grin

Way back when, my friend and I duo'd our nin and brd to 60 (yeah, we were in hermit mode for a short while). We loved crabs, they weren't heavy hitters and were easily whittled away. If XIV is as solo friendly as they're saying it's going to be, I say bring on the crustaceans!
#20 Mar 09 2010 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I'd just like to know if we'll have to fight crabs.


http://playstationlifestyle.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/FFXIV-Image-213.jpg

beefed up versions, yes ;D
#21 Mar 09 2010 at 2:11 AM Rating: Good
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Way back when, my friend and I duo'd our nin and brd to 60 (yeah, we were in hermit mode for a short while). We loved crabs, they weren't heavy hitters and were easily whittled away. If XIV is as solo friendly as they're saying it's going to be, I say bring on the crustaceans!


No, no... I understand why I fought nothing but Crabs to level 70 (or so -- its been a while). They are slow, weak to the right elements and can be Aspir'ed among other reasons. The players found it, and exploited it to its fullest. I get that.

I'm just tired, so tired, of fighting crabs. I never want to see another crab again. I won't even fight Mudcrabs in Morrowind. Ever. ;)

Edit: No edit, move along.

Edited, Mar 9th 2010 3:21am by Caia
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I'd just like to know if we'll have to fight crabs.


http://playstationlifestyle.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/FFXIV-Image-213.jpg

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I don't care if it's beef or crab, it's going to be roasting in my campfire before the night's over.

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