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#1 May 10 2010 at 1:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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Character Creation is always a long task for me, picking and choosing different styles until I get just what I like. Even though I'm sure SE would not do something like this, I thought it would be fun to release just the character creation as a teaser for FFXIV - Similar to what Spore had done with the creature creator, a free download that allows you to see what your character might look like.

Even an online flash version would be fun. Any thoughts?

Edited, May 10th 2010 3:41pm by SleeplessMickey
#2 May 10 2010 at 1:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'd like it, but I won't be holding my breath. As it is, I plan to quickly get my name in there asap, pick generic whatever for my character, and then go back to play with the character creation options.. Afterwards deleting my placeholder char and trying to replicate what I had done.
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#3 May 10 2010 at 1:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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I would really really like this actually, especially considering if the CC is as in-depth as they said it would be I could literally takes 2-3 hours tweaking my character to just the way I want it. It would be nice to get the values for your character done with and just re-apply them when the full retail releases and jump right in, but i'm with you on this one, extremely unlikely but very wishful =).
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#4 May 10 2010 at 1:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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That would make my day! Before Dragon Age: Origins came out I played with the character creator for hours. I think it's a really good tool for promoting a game and getting people interested, and sating the fans for a while. I'm skeptical if S-E will actually do something like that but it would be nice if they did.
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#5 May 10 2010 at 1:51 PM Rating: Good
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Maybe an inspired fan could make this AFTER the Beta before the retail version (using flash). That way, it's kosher.
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#6 May 10 2010 at 1:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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Onionthiefx wrote:
Maybe an inspired fan could make this AFTER the Beta before the retail version (using flash). That way, it's kosher.


I was hoping the same thing, maybe if I get into the Beta I will make one :)
#7 May 10 2010 at 3:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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If there were an official SE version, I would really like for some compare options and upload to game. Basically giving us the ability to compare multiple creations we have done, save our favorites and then upload that saved character model to the game once it is released. That way you don't have to remember what steps you took, just upload, create a character name and GO!
#8 May 10 2010 at 3:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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SleeplessMickey wrote:
Character Creation is always a long task for me, picking and choosing different styles until I get just what I like. Even though I'm sure SE would not do something like this, I thought it would be fun to release just the character creation as a teaser for FFXIV - Similar to what Spore had done with the creature creator, a free download that allows you to see what your character might look like.

Even an online flash version would be fun. Any thoughts?


I would love to see this myself. though I doubt they would release actual engine assets and executable in this case. A flash version would be workable and would fit well on their already existing web page.

The character art is really awesome so the idea gets my vote just for that :)
#9 May 10 2010 at 4:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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before the release will be the open beta, you'll be able to make as characters as you like.
#10 May 10 2010 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Caixerch wrote:
before the release will be the open beta, you'll be able to make as characters as you like.


That's for true, didn't even enter my mind though. Do you recall if you can save your character's design? I think I remember reading something about this as well now that I think about it.

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#11 May 10 2010 at 5:50 PM Rating: Good
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Devs have said in interviews (check the FFXIV news on Zam) there will be multiple wipes throughout the Beta. So while you -may- be able to keep the toon, everything you've done with it will most likely be gone at release time.
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#12 May 10 2010 at 5:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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The smart thing for them to do would check for name BEFORE the physical appearance editing in the character creation process. That way, it'll hold your name while you're making the toon and then you can rest easy knowing that your character will look AND be named to your heart's content.

I like this idea of a character creator though. Give us an idea of how to play around with the options before starting.
#13 May 10 2010 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
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LebargeX wrote:
Devs have said in interviews (check the FFXIV news on Zam) there will be multiple wipes throughout the Beta. So while you -may- be able to keep the toon, everything you've done with it will most likely be gone at release time.


I specifically remember them saying that we will get to keep something, it just is slipping my mind and I can't find the interview. Anyone?
#14 May 10 2010 at 6:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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burtonsnow wrote:
LebargeX wrote:
Devs have said in interviews (check the FFXIV news on Zam) there will be multiple wipes throughout the Beta. So while you -may- be able to keep the toon, everything you've done with it will most likely be gone at release time.


I specifically remember them saying that we will get to keep something, it just is slipping my mind and I can't find the interview. Anyone?

character names..?
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#15 May 10 2010 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
Bardalicious wrote:
burtonsnow wrote:
LebargeX wrote:
Devs have said in interviews (check the FFXIV news on Zam) there will be multiple wipes throughout the Beta. So while you -may- be able to keep the toon, everything you've done with it will most likely be gone at release time.


I specifically remember them saying that we will get to keep something, it just is slipping my mind and I can't find the interview. Anyone?

character names..?


I think that was it...so that you would be able to track down your friends from the beta more easily once the game hits retail shelves.
#16 May 10 2010 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I think that was it...so that you would be able to track down your friends from the beta more easily once the game hits retail shelves.


That does sound pretty familiar. I've been looking through some interviews, but i can't seem to find it.
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#17 May 10 2010 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
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The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
Bardalicious wrote:
burtonsnow wrote:
LebargeX wrote:
Devs have said in interviews (check the FFXIV news on Zam) there will be multiple wipes throughout the Beta. So while you -may- be able to keep the toon, everything you've done with it will most likely be gone at release time.


I specifically remember them saying that we will get to keep something, it just is slipping my mind and I can't find the interview. Anyone?

character names..?


I think that was it...so that you would be able to track down your friends from the beta more easily once the game hits retail shelves.



Ah yes that rings a bell! Thanks guys.

Now to convince SE its worth saving character models too (not level etc, just the looks).
#18 May 10 2010 at 7:04 PM Rating: Good
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In the interview you are referring to, which is one that Elmer posted on the boards, the devs said "keep their characters" I believe, but followed this statement with the assurance that because the character's levels will be wiped multiple times during Beta, they will not be able to keep their "progress." So I think people get to keep their character name and model, but I could be misinterpreting.
#19 May 11 2010 at 1:24 AM Rating: Good
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I always thought it would neat if a upcoming RPG released a character creater that was also a benchmark test.
However, I soon realized that a developer doing such would potentially lose sales by people realizing that they do not have what it takes PC wise to play the game.

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#20 May 11 2010 at 4:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Knowing SE, it's just wishful thinking.

But I hope they do it. xD
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#21 May 11 2010 at 6:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I started playing FFXI when it was released on the ps2, but weeks before that I was making and remaking my character on the character creator that was on playonline. An indepth character creator is a huge selling point for a game so I expect SE to have a character creator available on the website before the game releases.
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#22 May 11 2010 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
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I say we do a petion for it, or hopefully someone in Alpha could submit the idea to the developer .. it would be cool to get a head start on building your character
#23 May 11 2010 at 10:45 PM Rating: Good
I would totally love to see a character creator preview. I'd like to get an idea of how in depth we'll be able to go with customization.
#24 May 24 2010 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
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I think it'd be great if they did release a character creator. It'd give us hopefuls something to do while we wait for release!

I think I recall one game having a character creator pre-release that would actually port your settings over to the retail version when it came around. That was nice :) Was it... DA:O? I can't remember.
#25 May 24 2010 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
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I like this idea.
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This is something what I'll look like:

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