Been a while since I posted, lots of tough guys showing up, lol.
Anyway, I personally didn't read anything stating that the battle system is slow for any other reason aside from the stability of the server. It's also been brought to my attention that the time between moves should be at 1 second, compared to WoWs 1.5 or 1.7 seconds in between moves. The pace of battle is actually supposed to be faster than WoWs. You also have to take into consideration that the current curve in place is one of two. The second they will be implementing shortly, and then from there you can cry about what you don't like. (NEW curve, not revamped, fixed, etc. Something NEW that they already had planned.) I mean, the DEVs said it themselves, the flow of battle is supposed to be a lot faster than what players are currently experiencing, and they are working on getting it there.
I'm anxious to see if this remains Alpha Test 7 now, or if they're going into "Alpha 2/Beta 1". They can easily be calling this Test 7 something else, but this is like the second or third Test 7 already with no change to name. I'd expect the whole new ability curve to maybe take effect on the next test, depending on what they decide to name it.
The battle system is still a bit slow, but it was running a lot smoother/faster in the last couple of tests. Don't confuse new ability curve with new battle system, because that isn't what I mean. Battle system will remain the same, because honestly, there's no problems with it, the speed just needs to be smoother, which they are working on. The new curve will introduce a different ability tree to work with, and from there, SE will choose which of the two are working better for the players. Just don't forget that attack time in XIV should be faster than WoWs, so just think about how much lag testers are experiencing right now >.<
Also, instead of posting stupidities on the DEV Forums (IE: Who likes pie? (as a topic), people should actually do what they're there for e.e That would help things a bit I suppose.
(No issues with NDA because I AM NOT a tester. Information obtained is authentic.)
If you'd like to join my FFXIV Blast that is updated during, and after tests, message me.
Relax guys, the game is looking good so far. Stop crying about the battle system, it's been said it's going to be fixed. Test the other things in the world for now, and go to the areas you can still access before Mobs can aggro on the next test.
See you all in a few months, lol.
Edited, May 31st 2010 11:42am by Skeptic