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#1 Jul 29 2010 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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So I just finally bought a new PC. Mainly to play this game, but even if I decide to not play, I needed a new PC anyways.

My concern is the lack of information out there currently. The game is less than 2 months away, and unless you're in Beta, we have absolutely no idea on what kind of end content there is. There is also not much if any information about what there will be to do besides guildleves, crafting, soloing or grouping to kill things.

Will there be dungeons, open dungeons, rare monsters (NMs?), any PvP, etc? (rhetorical question)

Is there some good websites I can read to get more information about the actual game? I have looked at the main website and read everything there.

I don't think I'll pre-order until more information has been released and by then, most places that have midnight releases will be no longer accepting no pre-orders. Which is fine, I can just pre-order at bestbuy and pick it up in the morning.

Edit: Also, about the combat system. Obviously not much as been released. Just people playing and melee'ing the mobs every 3-5 seconds. And I am doubting it is that slow, with nothing to do for that long of a period of time. But again, combat in MMOs is huge and if it's slow, then that is a big turn off too.



Edited, Jul 29th 2010 3:52pm by Inevitable7
#2 Jul 29 2010 at 2:00 PM Rating: Good
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http://www.ffxivcore.com/ is a good place to start or one of the many wiki's out there.

As for the NDA I'm not sure how it was for XI but some games never lift the NDA of alpha/beta.



Edited, Jul 29th 2010 4:01pm by Txndokie
#3 Jul 29 2010 at 2:14 PM Rating: Good
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October 1st.
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#4 Jul 29 2010 at 3:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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Inevitable7 wrote:

The game is less than 2 months away, and unless you're in Beta, we have absolutely no idea on what kind of end content there is.

Edited, Jul 29th 2010 3:52pm by Inevitable7


There is no end content right now. FFXIV's beta is severely restrictive in the access to content that the testers get so even the people in the beta have no clue what end-game content there is. The beta for FFXIV (unlike most MMOs) is not some way for people to get a headstart or for the game to get some publicity. It's a testing period so they can find and fix any technical issues/gameplay issues that the testers can find.
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Mikhalia wrote:
October 1st.


lol what year ;)
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#6 Jul 29 2010 at 3:40 PM Rating: Good
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The NDA will likely be lifted once Open Beta is fully announced and implemented. Being that Gamescon in Germany is coming up in less than three weeks (and Tokyo Game Show less than a month afterwards), I'll tentatively say you're looking at mid-September.

Other than that, I second the possibility of the October 1st (2010) date. Be well.
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#7 Jul 30 2010 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Mikhalia wrote:
October 1st.


A guess? or verified? It does seem as if releasing a bit more info/gameplay footage will be good for the people who are not sure if they want to try it.
#8 Jul 30 2010 at 12:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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RufuSwho wrote:
Mikhalia wrote:
October 1st.


A guess? or verified?


Words fail me.

#9 Jul 30 2010 at 12:07 PM Rating: Good
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RufuSwho wrote:
Mikhalia wrote:
October 1st.


A guess? or verified? It does seem as if releasing a bit more info/gameplay footage will be good for the people who are not sure if they want to try it.


You do realize october 1st is AFTER september 22nd right?
#10 Jul 30 2010 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
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sorry, noob question but what is NDA?

Edited, Jul 30th 2010 2:30pm by Dycedarg
#11 Jul 30 2010 at 12:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Oh, man. Now I must hide in shame for the rest of my days. *weep*
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A guess? or verified? It does seem as if releasing a bit more info/gameplay footage will be good for the people who are not sure if they want to try it.


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#13 Jul 30 2010 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
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NDA will be released on either open beta or shortly after release is my guess. And like some have said, certain games 'never' had their beta/alpha NDA's released. Why you might ask? Because they don't want people to show off incomplete stuff they may or may not use again down the line. Yeah I know its stupid but they do, do that sometimes.
#14 Jul 30 2010 at 2:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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Dycedarg wrote:
sorry, noob question but what is NDA?

Edited, Jul 30th 2010 2:30pm by Dycedarg


NDA = Non Disclosure Agreement.

In order to participate in beta testing users must agree to a non disclosure agreement by which they are legally bound under penalty of prosecution or civil penalties (fines) for disclosing any information that is protected by the NDA.

This means that there is a ton of information about the game that a ton of people know, but are not allowed to tell any one outside of the beta. People are eager for the NDA to be dropped so that we can all get our hands on more juicy information and/or discuss the juicy information we already have through beta sources. Even though many of us aren't individually bound by the NDA because we are not in the beta, the information itself is still considered out of bounds and the administrators of ZAM and most reputable fan sites don't allow discussion of any thing that falls under the NDA.

Edited, Aug 3rd 2010 5:10pm by KarlHungis
#15 Aug 01 2010 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
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I wish they'd hurry and release more information about the other starting Cities. They gave us just enough of Limsa Lominsa to make us hunger for more.
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#16 Aug 02 2010 at 12:02 AM Rating: Good
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KarlHungis wrote:
RufuSwho wrote:
Mikhalia wrote:
October 1st.


A guess? or verified?


Words fail me.



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#17 Aug 02 2010 at 12:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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KarlHungis wrote:
RufuSwho wrote:
Mikhalia wrote:
October 1st.


A guess? or verified?


Words fail me.

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Edited, Aug 2nd 2010 6:07am by Fetter
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#18 Aug 02 2010 at 12:30 AM Rating: Good
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Fetter wrote:
KarlHungis wrote:
RufuSwho wrote:
Mikhalia wrote:
October 1st.


A guess? or verified?


Words fail me.

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#19 Aug 02 2010 at 1:54 AM Rating: Good
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KarlHungis wrote:
RufuSwho wrote:
Mikhalia wrote:
October 1st.


A guess? or verified?


Words fail me.



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