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#1 Aug 24 2010 at 8:54 PM Rating: Good
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Just putting it out there that I find dungeons in this game are extremely nostalgic to FFXI.

I found the hollow today and I went in and it was like I stepped into an FFXI with upgraded graphics. No music, just cave ambience, with all kinds of mobs and twisted tunnels and special mob camps in rooms deeper in the area. It looked pretty cool too, I like all the sea plants they decorated the place with.

The only thing I'm not too keen on is that wherever I go I seem to have a map for it. I like having to find/obtain maps in some way, not always knowing where I have to go.
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#2 Aug 24 2010 at 9:17 PM Rating: Good
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Bleh having to find maps was just a tedious waste of time in my opinion.
#3 Aug 24 2010 at 9:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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I disagree. I thought it was fun. Plus, naturally, one doesn't just discover a new area and oh look you have a map for it already, so now you know exactly where to go.
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#4 Aug 24 2010 at 9:26 PM Rating: Good
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I disagree. I thought it was fun. Plus, naturally, one doesn't just discover a new area and oh look you have a map for it already, so now you know exactly where to go.


Even then, SE does a decent job of mixing things up with unmarked tunnels & dead-ends. So many times you think you have an easy way according to the map, "Could it really be this easy just once? **** a dead end! You can only access this path coming from the other way, let's turn around!"

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#5 Aug 24 2010 at 9:27 PM Rating: Good
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So far all maps have been pretty accurate to me, especially the cave ones.
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#6 Aug 24 2010 at 9:30 PM Rating: Good
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I disagree. I thought it was fun. Plus, naturally, one doesn't just discover a new area and oh look you have a map for it already, so now you know exactly where to go.


Well, if you think about it... You are an adventurer. It would stand to reason that you have an atlas of maps at your disposal if that's what you do for a living/lifestyle. :P
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#7 Aug 24 2010 at 9:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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I disagree. I thought it was fun. Plus, naturally, one doesn't just discover a new area and oh look you have a map for it already, so now you know exactly where to go.


Well, if you think about it... You are an adventurer. It would stand to reason that you have an atlas of maps at your disposal if that's what you do for a living/lifestyle. :P


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#8 Aug 24 2010 at 9:32 PM Rating: Good
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I wouldn't imagine there's an atlas for every area on the planet in a game like that lol. There's not too much to see in the beta but if the world is as diverse and complex as XI (which I'm assuming it's even moreso) it would be impossible to theoretically have such an atlas.
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#9 Aug 24 2010 at 9:33 PM Rating: Good
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Have you made the trip to the Isles of Umbra aethyrial gate? That was an interesting sidequest I created for myself today...too bad there was nothing there, so I threw a rock at a goobbue and let 'em 1shot me
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#10 Aug 24 2010 at 9:34 PM Rating: Good
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The furthest I went was Skull Valley (or whatever it was called), the town south of that, Moraby Bay, Bloodstone, and the hollow.

And some weird random caves with scary things in there that do like 2,500 damage.
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#11 Aug 24 2010 at 10:04 PM Rating: Good
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Rjain wrote:
The only thing I'm not too keen on is that wherever I go I seem to have a map for it. I like having to find/obtain maps in some way, not always knowing where I have to go.
I like the dungeons too!

Although I have to disagree, having the map wherever you go it's priceless for me, some of the maps in ffxi where far to hard to get *cough*Uleguerand Range*cough*

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#12 Aug 24 2010 at 10:13 PM Rating: Good
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I hated map hunting. Time in game was better spent on other things than map hunting.
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#13 Aug 25 2010 at 3:51 AM Rating: Good
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Or they could make it to where you "discover" the map areas as you explore them. Having to get a key then find the chest just to get an extremely confusing map was a huge pain.
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#14 Aug 25 2010 at 8:29 AM Rating: Good
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kenage wrote:
Rjain wrote:
The only thing I'm not too keen on is that wherever I go I seem to have a map for it. I like having to find/obtain maps in some way, not always knowing where I have to go.
I like the dungeons too!

Although I have to disagree, having the map wherever you go it's priceless for me, some of the maps in ffxi where far to hard to get *cough*Uleguerand Range*cough*

Ken

That one only took me two tries. Too bad the first failed attempt cost me 25k in prism powder & silent oil.

The second time, I subbed Dancer. Spectral Jig FTW.
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#15 Aug 25 2010 at 8:40 AM Rating: Good
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I'm going to throw out an overused phrase. It's beta. The maps could be unlocked for this phase. They may not be completely viewable when the game launches.
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