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#1 Sep 01 2010 at 8:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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Latest patch notes!

[Event-related]

- The new city-states Gridania and Ul'dah and their surrounding areas have been added.

- New quests have been added.

- Guildleves have been added and changed in the following ways:
Users can now accept guildleves at the Adventurers' Guilds in Gridania and Ul'dah.
The NPCs issuing guildleves in each city-state are as follows:
Regional Guildleves: Piralnaut (Limsa Lominsa), Gontrant (Gridania), Totonawa (Ul'dah)
Local Guildleves: T'mokkri (Limsa Lominsa), Tierney (Gridania), Eustace (Ul'dah)
New regional guildleves have been added.
New local guildleves have been added.
Failed levequests may be reattempted immediately upon renewal of the guildleve list.

[Battle-related]

- New monster varieties have been added.

- Monster placement has undergone several adjustments.

- The overall battle balance has been adjusted.

- Formula for skill point and experience point allocation has been revamped.


[Item-related]
- New pieces of equipment have been added.

- Various new items have been added.

- The goods stocked by vendor NPCs have been adjusted.

- The prices for items sold by NPCs at each shop have been changed.
Due to this change, the amount of gil players acquire has been increased.

- The following additions have been made to the synthesis system:
New recipes have been added.

- The gathering and synthesis-related term "Ability" has been changed to "Godsend".


[System-related]

- Gridania and Ul'dah have been added to the selectable starting cities on the character creation screen.



- Players can now save data for characters they've created to their hard drive and apply the data later to the creation of a new character.

- Players will now need to wait at least ten minutes before being able to restore HP and MP again at an aetheryte crystal.

- Social Lists has been added to the main menu.
 Players can add or delete characters to and from their friend list and blacklist.

- Support Desk has been added to the main menu.
 In this section, players can look over frequently asked questions or speak with Game Masters regarding in-game trouble.

- Examine has been added to the Interactions menu.
Targeting another player character and selecting Examine will display that player character's equipment.

- Various ways of expressing emotions and desires have been added.
Enemy signs have been added.
 While in a party, players can express their various desires regarding monsters in the field.
Ally signs have been added.
 While in a party, players can express various desires to other members of the party.
The emote "lounge" has been added.
 Also, the interaction "sit" has been added, which allows players to sit on nearby chairs, benches, etc.

- New text commands have been added.

- New categories and phrases have been added to the dictionary.



- A screenshot feature has been added.
Players can take pictures of the game screen by pushing Print Screen while holding down Scroll Lock on the keyboard.

- Keyboard Settings has been added under Configuration.

- Players can now change the display settings for each of their linkshells from Log Display Settings under Configuration.


* The Official FINAL FANTASY XIV Players' Site has been launched in conjunction with the start of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test.
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#2 Sep 01 2010 at 8:52 PM Rating: Good
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WOOT SIT!
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#3 Sep 01 2010 at 8:53 PM Rating: Good
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I press your up arrow.

Edit: Now that I read it, /sigh

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 10:56pm by Castrophany
#4 Sep 01 2010 at 8:55 PM Rating: Good
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"- A screenshot feature has been added.
Players can take pictures of the game screen by pushing Print Screen while holding down Scroll Lock on the keyboard.

- Keyboard Settings has been added under Configuration."

**** YEAH SEAKING
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#5 Sep 01 2010 at 8:55 PM Rating: Good
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Overall, good news. Nice job getting in.

SE: - Players will now need to wait at least ten minutes before being able to restore HP and MP again at an aetheryte crystal.

Discipline of Magic Classes: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-
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#6 Sep 01 2010 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
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You can only refresh MP once every 10 minutes at the crystals now?
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#7 Sep 01 2010 at 8:56 PM Rating: Default
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So they want DoW to level easier?
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* The Official FINAL FANTASY XIV Players' Site has been launched in conjunction with the start of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test.


No link yet? this all sounds awesome, thanks for posting.
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#9 Sep 01 2010 at 8:57 PM Rating: Good
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Fetter wrote:

- Examine has been added to the Interactions menu.
Targeting another player character and selecting Examine will display that player character's equipment.


Japan just cried a little.
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#10 Sep 01 2010 at 8:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Evilhobbit wrote:
Fetter wrote:

- Examine has been added to the Interactions menu.
Targeting another player character and selecting Examine will display that player character's equipment.


Japan just cried a little.


I'm sure it will translate to "/em eats your children and sodomizes your wife." too.
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Yep. Every netbook with an atom processor nowadays plays WoW.
****, I am sure with some tweaking it would run on an iphone.
Or even on the LCD display of my microwave.
#11 Sep 01 2010 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
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- Players can now save data for characters they've created to their hard drive and apply the data later to the creation of a new character.

No need to spend time on launch day making characters? nice
#12 Sep 01 2010 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
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the interaction "sit" has been added, which allows players to sit on nearby chairs, benches, etc.

I really didn't see that one coming

Evilhobbit wrote:
Fetter wrote:

- Examine has been added to the Interactions menu.
Targeting another player character and selecting Examine will display that player character's equipment.


Japan just cried a little.

definitely laughed at that
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#13 Sep 01 2010 at 9:22 PM Rating: Good
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Fetter wrote:

 Also, the interaction "sit" has been added, which allows players to sit on nearby chairs, benches, etc.



Good, who's ready to start a sit-in to protest the horrible decision to switch Ultimecia with Trabia?
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#14 Sep 01 2010 at 9:27 PM Rating: Default
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UI not modified?
No hardware mouse?
FAIL!
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#15 Sep 01 2010 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
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UI not modified?
No hardware mouse?
FAIL!

And it's not just an amusing little issue anymore. Tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of people are going to base their purchase of the game on how it plays in open beta. The current interface is going to chase them away with a shotgun.
#16 Sep 01 2010 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
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- Examine has been added to the Interactions menu.
Targeting another player character and selecting Examine will display that player character's equipment.


Note that "examine" in the Japanese client says "stares malevolently at you, as if boring into your soul with his demonic gaze and insulting the honor of your ancestors"
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Adjust the resolution of menus.
The main screen resolution for "FINAL FANTASY XI" is dependent on the "Overlay Graphics Resolution" setting.
If the Overlay Graphics Resolution is set higher than the Menu Resolution, menus will be automatically resized.


I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
#17 Sep 01 2010 at 9:51 PM Rating: Default
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oleum wrote:
UI not modified?
No hardware mouse?
FAIL!


This is a surprise?

I mean really, it is?


*snork*


This is SE, I mean seriously what did you expect? It's their way or the highway.



Get a frigging controller that's how the game was meant to be played.


Seriously. I don't understand why people are so militant about every single MMO aping WoW's UI. You people wouldn't last 10 minutes in EVE.

And I can understand why SE doesn't want to do it. People see a WoW style UI the first thing that will pop into their head is "WoW with prettier graphics"

And you know what, if this scares off the kiddies that can't be assed to learn a new UI good riddance. If they can't be assed to learn that then they probably can't be assed to learn the new game systems either and will cry that it doesn't play exactly like WoW.

Don't let the door hit your asses on the way out.



Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 1:02am by Lobivopis
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Adjust the resolution of menus.
The main screen resolution for "FINAL FANTASY XI" is dependent on the "Overlay Graphics Resolution" setting.
If the Overlay Graphics Resolution is set higher than the Menu Resolution, menus will be automatically resized.


I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
#18 Sep 01 2010 at 10:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Seriously. I don't understand why people are so militant about every single MMO aping WoW's UI. You people wouldn't last 10 minutes in EVE.

Expecting a functional UI does not mean aping WoW. FFXIV's interface is virtually unusable at the moment. There's a one second-plus lag after pressing every button, just to get between menus. Buttons randomly fail to respond. Many of the design choices are bizarre and unintuitive. And that's all with a controller. God help you if you want to use a mouse.

This could be the most incredible MMO ever made, but if the interface sucks no one is going to have the patience to play it. This would be unacceptable in any piece of software or game, and if they don't do something about it it's going to cost them some serious sales.
#19 Sep 01 2010 at 10:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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Lobivopis wrote:
Get a frigging controller that's how the game was meant to be played.


PC users don't buy PC games to be forced to buy a console peripheral to play the game they just bought.
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