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#1 Sep 06 2010 at 8:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Seriously. There are so many negative comments and threads... I've been playing all weekend and cannot get enough. The graphics are A-Mazing, the weather effects, draw distances textures, all amazing.

A few of my friends have issues which I blame on their graphics cards (one scored a 300 on passmark, another 700). They could give you a different impression but mine... is amazing.

I crash occasionally, probably 4-5 times so far. I've had to log out and back in because my hot bar only had stone throw as any job i chose and I lost my life a few times to funky camera moves and poor targeting.

But I won't be playing FFXI again. My poor pup wont make it to 85. Fishing is fun, botany is fun, the customization in character classes is so addicting. I'm trying to unlock bloodbath on mrd to use as puglist (dmg dealt = hp drained).

The atmosphere is just great, wide open areas to explore and unique places. Zones exist though and that dissapointed me...


But I am completely and totally pleased. No major problems except the localization team really neeeds to learn to spell. Funny errors include "You defeated you" when you die to poison, fungaur uses a posion move called "-" (obviously an error) and soemtimes some words are in Japanese...

but I run the game amazingly one what people told me would be subpar and got a 3480 on the benchmark.

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All said and done, 700 bucks.
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+1 for making a positive thread. =D

I love this game as well. I really wanted to start playing an MMORPG with a great plot, I was told FFXI had the best, but then I heard FFXIV was coming out so I was like "I'll wait for that then". Even with the issues it has I still love playing it, but I still hope they fix many of them.

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I'm trying to unlock bloodbath on mrd to use as puglist (dmg dealt = hp drained).


Just wanted to note for you that Bloodbath doesn't give back 100% of the damage dealt. It's about 70% when Marauder is set to your main, and about 50% with an increased reuse timer(10 or 15 seconds, can't remember which) if you have a different class set to your main. Still a great skill, but I would say it's only a really awesome skill when Marauder is your main. That's just from my experience though. I used it on a Lancer for the other class btw.

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The atmosphere is just great, wide open areas to explore and unique places. Zones exist though and that dissapointed me...


Aside from teleporting and instanced parts I haven't noticed any zoning. Is it only when you go between the major areas? I went into a mine near Uldah and it was seamless.

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but I run the game amazingly one what people told me would be subpar and got a 3480 on the benchmark.


My highest on the benchmark was 3400 and I'm running it great as long as I have it windowed. Was running good in fullscreen in B3, just not in Open Beta. I'm running:

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#3 Sep 06 2010 at 8:57 PM Rating: Good
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I love it to. It does have it's faults but for once...I feel at home again in a mmo. I never felt this way since my FFXI days. The fact that it's so similar to FFXI yet so different is just amazing to me.

#4 Sep 06 2010 at 9:00 PM Rating: Good
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For the record I did not play FF XI.. but I am enjoying this game quite a bit. Can't wait for it to release.
#5 Sep 06 2010 at 9:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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#6 Sep 06 2010 at 9:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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I just started playing the open beta, and I also have to say that I'm having a really good time so far. I've had it crash on me (seemingly random) which can get annoying, but hopefully that's something that can be resolved.
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#7 Sep 06 2010 at 9:41 PM Rating: Good
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Definitely has its problems but i love the game as well. I like the attention to detail and especially love how when your character sleeps in battle he actually sleeps..game has a ton of potential, can't wait to see what its like by new years when everything is completely worked out.
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when your character sleeps in battle he actually sleeps..


Lol can't wait to see this, haven't been slept yet.
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when your character sleeps in battle he actually sleeps..


Lol can't wait to see this, haven't been slept yet.


Yea and your character will react to all debuffs too it looks like it, like when he's bound he looks constipated (for some reason) lol..its funny.
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I love it more and more each day as well. I am amazed with it, and baffled with all the negativity surrounding it. That I do not like every single aspect of it? true. but does it spoil my experience? absolutely not.

My friends love the game. My partner loves the game.

All is full of love! ^_^
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#11 Sep 06 2010 at 10:33 PM Rating: Good
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I share a lot of the sentiments here. I have to admit that I wasn't really feeling this game until just recently... like yesterday. I haven't been really doing much in game b/c it is beta and all my data is going to get wiped so, whats the point right? Well yesterday and today I have finally gotten around to leveling semi-hardcore just to see if that mmo magic ffxi gave me would come back to me in XIV... and it did. After about an hour of grinding some exp. on my glad it started to feel like ffxi felt. It really does. I am starting to have fun and it is becoming increasingly harder to keep my mind off of the game (which I am trying to do b/c i dont want to level or play too much since, again, it is beta). Of course it does have some faults right now, blah, blah, blah, but I do see the end product being a game I could play for a long while.

I was a bit worried when the rumors were that leves were the main focus of leveling... I did not want a quest based leveling system, those bore the **** out of me. But when I got into beta myself I realized that those rumors were completely inaccurate. The main focus of leveling is in fact the grind but with the major improvement of the option to solo some exp and cool gear by doing non-time consuming leves.

By leaving the grind aspect in XIV I believe the dev team is on the path of accomplishing its goals as one of the above posters put it "The fact that it's so similar to FFXI yet so different is just amazing to me".
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#12 Sep 06 2010 at 11:00 PM Rating: Good
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Well yesterday and today I have finally gotten around to leveling semi-hardcore just to see if that mmo magic ffxi gave me would come back to me in XIV... and it did. After about an hour of grinding some exp. on my glad it started to feel like ffxi felt. It really does


I agree totally. At first I was a bit flustered with all the changes. But now it feels like home. It really does give you the FFXI feeling, with the music, the theme of the zones etc. It just immerses you right into the world they created, just like what FFXI did to me years ago.

Personally i think it's the best music i've ever heard in a videogame. Not once have i thought "ima turn the music off and put my own music on." FFXI was the same to me. Who didnt love the Sarutabaruta theme? lol. Every song just fits the moment perfectly.

I think the best addition to FFXIV is the fact that you can get great exp regardless of your group size. It just doesnt matter anymore. Solo, duo, full group, it doesnt matter. It all works now.

Once all the horrible bugs like UI lag and what not are all sorted out, i definately see myself playing this game for years to come. It almost has me not caring about SWTOR's release next year.

Edit: Black Shroud theme reminds me of a cross between Yhoater Jungle and Caedarva Mire lol


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#13 Sep 06 2010 at 11:02 PM Rating: Excellent
I've been playing most of the weekend and I'm having a great time. I love the class customizations, so much potential there. Now if someone had told me that after 3+ days of playing that my highest ranked job would be Botanist I would have told them they were crazy, but here I am. I find gathering almost soothing after grinding for a few hours. I started leveling Weaver and Carpenter to use all the stuff I hauled in gathering, and it's easily possible to support those crafts by just harvesting which is just awesome. So, the game has issues, but I'm ok with them so far. Everything I've run into has been server/lag related. The creepiest was when I ran out looking for a harvest spot for straw (I botched a synth for a straw hat with my only straw...and I really want a straw hat) and was running around for a few minutes outside of Ul'Dah when I noticed I hadn't seen any mobs. Then I realized that I hadn't seen any people either. I ran to the camp and it was completely empty, no poeple, NPCs or Atheryte. For a hot second I had a last man on earth panic attack...then I lagged all the way out.
#14 Sep 06 2010 at 11:06 PM Rating: Good
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Right now i'm just imagining endgame in FFXIV. Think about FFXI's endgame and how epic some of the fights were. Imagine a Bahamut fight in FFXIV with these freakin insanely awesome visuals! Or a Tiamat/Vrtra/Jorm fight lmao. It would just blow me away!
#15 Sep 06 2010 at 11:07 PM Rating: Good
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Players can expect to see seasonal events -- though they are still in the planning stages.

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PVP may be included as part of a specific event in the game, but there will be no open PVP.

yay again! (Let's just hope it's better than ballista)

Yeah the game is cool so far. It's growing on me you could say. First game that gives you complete freedom of exploration and strategy, such as scaling walls etc. may pull me away though as I feel the game's boundaries are somewhat ridiculous at times. (Why can't I go the extra 3 feet and sit underneath the waterfall? Because it's not really part of the world. Lame.)

I still really like it so far.

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#16 Sep 06 2010 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
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The UI lag has caused me to die numerous times, item synthesis makes me want to shoot myself, and the retainer system is pants-on-head retarded.

But I'm also in love. Hopefully it won't take them several years to fix the major issues this time.
#17 Sep 06 2010 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
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I have no real complaints, given that this is a beta, and I did like the gameplay. Using FFXI as a reference, I think we'll be seeing some very interesting content in the future. I'm looking forward to it.
#18 Sep 06 2010 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
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i'm gona enjoy the community the game offers once official release is on its way. Everything feels connected to another.
#19 Sep 06 2010 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Sometimes the game seem lagging (similar to frame drops), but it's not graphic related, it's the network!
The only problem I noticed is that, when you start playing the game, the game is slow.
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#20 Sep 07 2010 at 12:05 AM Rating: Decent
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I love how there's not 1 positive thread on these forums that doesnt have posters that are telling what they dont like about the game.

Try and tell us what you do like in threads like this rather than complaints like 95% of the other threads.
#21 Sep 07 2010 at 12:09 AM Rating: Good
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+1 for how awesome this game is.

my favorite things so far:

The Music.
Limsa Lominsa.
Black Shroud Forest.
The Ferry Ride + Awesome cutscenes with it.
The cutscenes in general.

The only thing its missing as far as i can see is mogs. Or maybe i missed them. And the ferry should get attacked by pirates once in awhile -P But yea they really went all out on this game. Its stunning in every way. I am even used to the interface now and like it(that hardware mouse fix helped alot.. silly SE). As soon as the lag gets cleaned up this game will be on fire until they release the next FFMMO.
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I've been playing most of the weekend and I'm having a great time. I love the class customizations, so much potential there. Now if someone had told me that after 3+ days of playing that my highest ranked job would be Botanist I would have told them they were crazy, but here I am. I find gathering almost soothing after grinding for a few hours. I started leveling Weaver and Carpenter to use all the stuff I hauled in gathering, and it's easily possible to support those crafts by just harvesting which is just awesome. So, the game has issues, but I'm ok with them so far. Everything I've run into has been server/lag related. The creepiest was when I ran out looking for a harvest spot for straw (I botched a synth for a straw hat with my only straw...and I really want a straw hat) and was running around for a few minutes outside of Ul'Dah when I noticed I hadn't seen any mobs. Then I realized that I hadn't seen any people either. I ran to the camp and it was completely empty, no poeple, NPCs or Atheryte. For a hot second I had a last man on earth panic attack...then I lagged all the way out.
I lol'd. But anyway Nila, do you mean like the hats that fishermen get? You can buy those at the fishing guild in Limsa. Or maybe you mean some others that I haven't seen yet :o
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#23 Sep 07 2010 at 12:35 AM Rating: Good
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I love the game as well. I can tell that it has flaws, but I have enough confidence that the important ones will get worked out in a reasonable time frame that I don't let it worry me. I just enjoy myself. I played FFXI for something like 5 or 6 years and there are things (*cough* crafting *cough*) that I could just never get into despite frequent attempts over that time, but I could pick it up in my first couple days of the FFXIV beta and I like it just as much as grinding out fighting classes (which was my #1 favorite thing to do in FFXI). The beauty/detail of the game makes everything more enchanting, in my opinion.

I've also noticed that the UI is a lot more controller-friendly than keyboard/mouse-friendly and I'm finding it very agreeable to work with a controller even though I've been strictly keyboard/mouse for the past 4 years of gaming. My only complaints about the game for my tastes were the lag/UI, BUT I believe the lag is something that will be relieved on the release date (aside from obviously the over-crowding that will happen in starting areas, which I think is understandable) and the UI issue is pretty much a moot point with a controller. It's THAT much more convenient. Really.

A few other positive things... Hmmm... The fact that you can share gathering points without it being detrimental to the other person, the amount of variety in the character models (it always irked me in FFXI that I was essentially Hume F 3A #645), the more active battle system, the "maturity" of the dialogue (I got a kick out of the NPC that told me a marauder's axe could cut through a group of mobs "like **** through snow"), the voice acting in the beginning cutscenes, having a voice for my own character (of my own choosing), the facial expressions when you do emotes (and emotes in general)... The number of things I do like far outweigh the number of things I have a problem with. :)
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#24 Sep 07 2010 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
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The only thing its missing as far as i can see is mogs.


If you start in Gridania, moogles are an integral part of the main story quests.
#25 Sep 07 2010 at 1:24 AM Rating: Good
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I have to admit I fell in love again as well. After FFXI went to **** in my eyes (IE past ToAU, then Level Sync) I went from MMO to MMO and ended up more and more jaded about the genre and each game I tried seem worse than the one before it. Starting up XIV with the storyline quests actually rekindled that girlish giddiness I had the first time I entered Vana'Diel... and like an idiot couldn't figure out to move, heh.
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#26 Sep 07 2010 at 1:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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I remember when I was younger playing FFXI, I would play for so long during the summer that I would wake up on the floor next to my computer chair with my character KOd in game sometimes. It would have been a funny sight to see both me and my character on the floor unconscious, lol.
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I remember when I was younger playing FFXI, I would play for so long during the summer that I would wake up on the floor next to my computer chair with my character KOd in game sometimes. It would have been a funny sight to see both me and my character on the floor unconscious, lol


lol been there, done that.

I remember I used to farm Castle Zvahl Baileys on my Samurai/War for HOURS. A few times i do recall waking up , dead with a NM pathing around my body lol.

I also remember leveling my summoner from 1-75 in 13 days, including getting all my avatars in those 13 days lol. I made all my parties myself so there was little downtime. But yeah, That was some LONG nights that i didnt think i'd ever do again in a mmo.

But guess what? It's 4:00 a.m. est at the moment and I just logged off...FFXIV rekindles that feeling of "ONE......MORE.....LEVEL....ZZZzzz" it's just so **** immersive.

Wanna know what i lovvvvve!!!! No global chat!!!! It's so wicked not seeing trolls spamming **** 24/7 talking about retarded ****. So nice not seeing racial slurs spammed every 30 minutes like almost all other mmo's out there these days.
#28 Sep 07 2010 at 3:04 AM Rating: Decent
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when your character sleeps in battle he actually sleeps..


Lol can't wait to see this, haven't been slept yet.


Go fight a Dodo! They are like the FFXI Sheep but worse lol. This game is great! I'm addicted to the crafting!
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Yeah i've been having an absolute blast with the game. Liking the story in ul'dah so far, just started the "To make an omelette" questline for it. I was a bit worried with leves initially when you could easily duo/solo the legion rank 1 leves, and then a buddy I was leveling with and I hit the level 10 leves and they are a lot tougher and are a bit more interesting.

Just went exploring last night in northern thanalan and came across some interesting things, some of which is blocked off right now. Then I zoned into Mor Dhona and WOW, The dragon wrapped around the rock that you can see in the background is just AWESOME, its surrounded by water but I really want to find a way to it if its possible in beta.

I'm just as excited about retail release now moreso than I have ever been, I won't pretend there aren't issues in certain areas, but to me the positives far outweigh the negatives and i'm pretty hopeful a lot of the issues will get resolved.

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#30 Sep 07 2010 at 7:20 AM Rating: Decent
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All the crafting and stuff takes so long to get your shards / crystals / bronze whatever you need, AND ITS GREAT!

it actually makes you feel like you've achieved something when you get that useless bronze helmet that you've spent 6 hours working towards.. I love it :)

This game seems like it has endless play time, farming shards, crafting (Which i could do ALL day)

So many good things about it, just can't wait for the 22nd!
#31 Sep 07 2010 at 7:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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I've been playing most of the weekend and I'm having a great time. I love the class customizations, so much potential there. Now if someone had told me that after 3+ days of playing that my highest ranked job would be Botanist I would have told them they were crazy, but here I am. I find gathering almost soothing after grinding for a few hours. I started leveling Weaver and Carpenter to use all the stuff I hauled in gathering, and it's easily possible to support those crafts by just harvesting which is just awesome. So, the game has issues, but I'm ok with them so far. Everything I've run into has been server/lag related. The creepiest was when I ran out looking for a harvest spot for straw (I botched a synth for a straw hat with my only straw...and I really want a straw hat) and was running around for a few minutes outside of Ul'Dah when I noticed I hadn't seen any mobs. Then I realized that I hadn't seen any people either. I ran to the camp and it was completely empty, no poeple, NPCs or Atheryte. For a hot second I had a last man on earth panic attack...then I lagged all the way out.
I lol'd. But anyway Nila, do you mean like the hats that fishermen get? You can buy those at the fishing guild in Limsa. Or maybe you mean some others that I haven't seen yet :o


I think it's the same one but I'm in Ul'Dah so going back to LL for a hat is a bit extreme.
#32 Sep 07 2010 at 7:53 AM Rating: Decent
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+1

All beta issues and weird new ideas aside. The game is so beautiful and vibrant, it is hard not to get lost in it. After just a short time you feel like part of this world, it's not just a "map" you navigate to get from one mission to the next. Stopping and sitting down watching the weather change, butterflies flying around and mobs minding their own business is very soothing.

I definitely encourage everyone to use /names whenever you are exploring or doing anything where you do not need to see player names. It adds so much to immersion.

I also like the difficulty, it's so much more rewarding if you craft something new and it required sub crafts, bartering with other players, hunting down mobs and harvesting to finally make this new item, than just selecting a recipe and pressing a Craft button.

I am looking forward to another 10 years of Final Fantasy with all it's ups and downs.
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the game has potential, and i love the ff franchise. i appreciate the fact the story telling is more mature this time around as well.

that being said. the console-esque UI is one of the reasons I left FFXI in the first place. I played until endgame, had a full set of whatever PLD gear was that dropped from the HNM contested mobs. You can look at examples of more modern MMOs with much more intuitive and customizable user interfaces (ie, EQ2) and see how ridiculous it is that you spend 10 minutes selling an inventory full of junk when the more recent games out enable you to do it in 30 seconds or less. These are only game breakers for me because I am limited in my game time now, I'm not a teenager anymore with 40+ hours a week to game. There is no reason a simple hotkey based interaction system can't be include as well (alt-J = quest journal, alt-C = character stats, etc).

SE says they want people to rely on the community for information?! Bullsh!t! That's just pure laziness. You can have a thriving gaming community through excellent raiding content, a robust instance/dungeon system, and a GLOBAL CHAT SYSTEM. I'm still in awe that so many concepts of modern MMOs have slipped through the development process. It's not that I want my hand held, but I want to enjoy the game without having to spend the one hour I have to play it a night just attempting to travel to or find the NPC i need to initiate/continue a quest.

the lack of a coherent line of quests and adventuring is also dis concerning. please don't misunderstand me, I get that quest grinding is still grinding but I LIKE TO QUEST GRIND. I like to be rewarded with class specific rewards from quests, and to read/enjoy lore. Going out and killing 500 Dodo's so I can ding level 16 is not fun for me. I thought we'd moved past this mindless numbing time sink in more recent times. I would like to reiterate that I understand questing is also a time sink, however, it's more creative in it's endeavors. The whole 'exp grinding' is part of the MMO experience argument is silly. Early in MMO development you had no choice but to include this in the experience because you couldn't conceivably cram an interactive quest for every step of the story line simply due to memory and storage limitations. Gone are those days, and now when I see such unintuitive and archaic principles being masked as 'the gaming experience' I feel as if I have to vomit.

you can cater to all kinds of gamers these days, those who have 5, 10, 15, or **** 50 hours to play a week -- I haven't pre ordered the game and I'm still undecided if I'm going to pick this up on release day. It will really be based on how SE reacts to all the criticisms it has been receiving since they demonstrated their take on 'the casual friendly experience'. i haven't made my decision and I won't until the game has been out for a few months.
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#34 Sep 07 2010 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Yea only zoneing is major city areas I travel all over the place and it is amazing. Found many of spots I would just sit there just to stare at how detailed they made it seem. I've had my crashes but i've found most problems were my drivers and I corrected them barely ever crash now unless it server side. I can say im looking forward to the full release of this game yes it will have it problem's at first but I have the patience for those issue to be solved.
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Oh man so true. I was killing dodos yesterday just for fun. I think each battle lasted like 2 minutes and i had to heal several times. They cast sleep and slow a lot =D so fun and ended up getting like 3-500 exp each fight woot
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I'll give you global chat system but how does raid content and dungeon system build community? Smiley: dubious I think SE's definition of community is a little different, they want you to build a community by forcing you to build a community and it works - not everyone may agree with it but it worked in FFXI (although it was probably unintentional there) and it'll work in FFXIV - I honestly just want them to add a more intuitive UI, PC friendly, so all the bickering can stop.
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Absolutely! <3 <3 <3

My favorite part so far was getting one-shotted by a random cactuar. I told my friend we were "going exploring." What I really meant was, "Hey, let's go find something that can kill us in one shot!"

So we crossed through a cave and there is a Catuar in all his bent-armed glory. For about 1.5 seconds I thought that the Catuar was not going to aggro and we could just wave at it.

Needle Shot 4440!

I would have told my buddy to run but, meh, it was too late and I knew it. 2 shots, 2 kills.

**** you catuar, I will have my revenge!

Good times.


#38 Sep 07 2010 at 9:38 AM Rating: Default
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Even Tom loves the Game.
Its either: you're in OR you're out !

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#39 Sep 07 2010 at 10:22 AM Rating: Excellent
A few more things I love so far:

...Miq'ote voice #1 in character creation "HAHAHA WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

...Lalafell running animation, especially when they are running from something trying to eat them.

...the opening CS for Gridania.

...Nutkicker Marmots.

...even though they don't have to, people waiting or asking if they can join you at a harvesting/mining point.



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You're posting in the wrong thread. This is the thread discussing what people like. Your post started out nice but it gradually turned into a nerd rage.

I dont want a freakin global chat system. Why would we want one in this game? So trolls can annoy everyone? So the American gamers can spout racial slurs every 5 seconds like every other NA mmo? No ty. I'm super happy playing without a global chat, or any other regional chat for that matter. It's refreshing being able to immerse yourself in the game world for a change.

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Let me stop you right there again. If you like to quest grind then FF series isnt for you. Sorry to burst your bubble but FF series is about combat, not running back and forth telling an NPC how you killed 15 sheep for him so he can make you a stronger player in return. I always hated quests in mmo's. So stupid.

I can tell you are one of the players in that spends your days solo questing while trolling global chat. GTFO, we dont want you here.

And yes, this is not a complaint thread. Read the title. Goto one of the 5 thousand other complaint threads.

Edited, Sep 7th 2010 12:44pm by Soezu
#41 Sep 07 2010 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Awwww *big Mi'Qote snuggles* I love this game! I've played so many MMO's and this is the best one so far. I'm not even going to make any complaints (because it's a beta, know what I mean?) Graphics, music, character customization, quest content, harvesting....omg I could go on and on and on! I'm so excited for when the game goes live :3
#42 Sep 07 2010 at 11:11 AM Rating: Default
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GLOBAL CHAT SYSTEM


You're posting in the wrong thread. This is the thread discussing what people like. Your post started out nice but it gradually turned into a nerd rage.

I dont want a freakin global chat system. Why would we want one in this game? So trolls can annoy everyone? So the American gamers can spout racial slurs every 5 seconds like every other NA mmo? No ty. I'm super happy playing without a global chat, or any other regional chat for that matter. It's refreshing being able to immerse yourself in the game world for a change.

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I LIKE TO QUEST GRIND


Let me stop you right there again. If you like to quest grind then FF series isnt for you. Sorry to burst your bubble but FF series is about combat, not running back and forth telling an NPC how you killed 15 sheep for him so he can make you a stronger player in return. I always hated quests in mmo's. So stupid.

I can tell you are one of the players in that spends your days solo questing while trolling global chat. GTFO, we dont want you here.

And yes, this is not a complaint thread. Read the title. Goto one of the 5 thousand other complaint threads.

Edited, Sep 7th 2010 12:44pm by Soezu


A GCS is !optional!, you don't have to turn it on. I typically like them because they make forming groups, finding information, and chatting with other people server wide that much easier. I don't want to have to sit in a city sifting through LFG /shouts, LS recruit /shouts, and RMT spam. I'm not sure of what games you play but I don't have an issue with racial slurs or whatever you're talking about.

In general, I spend an hour or two questing.. not days, I don't have time to play that much. When I do reach a higher level where hopefully instancing and group play is more dominant having a GCS (that is only available to higher levels) makes the game facilitate faster grouping and socialization -- spamming shout and hoping someone is in the zone listening is not a reasonable or enjoyable alternative. If you're going to talk about maintaining realism and the believability of the role-play aspect, then you can just get rid of the shout command all together.

To address your point about FF being a combat driven game -- that's obvious. Though you totally missed my point. My point is there is no excuse not to develop a depth-filled quest engine that can level you from 1-50 solo OR in a group. It's not that I like to quest vs. exp grind, it's that I'm in no way shape or form motivated to sit in a xp dungeon for 6-8 hours a day for months to get to max level. You give me a focused path, with intuitive and FUN quests, that further expands on the lore and I'm in.

Final Fantasy is actually about story-telling with a brilliant combat system, it always has been. In this day and age you can make an online fantasy game that encompasses an EPIC story line, one that could fill volumes of books and give people the option of pursuing it. I will reiterate that there is no reason to be required to xp grind just to get back onto the main quest line -- it should all flow together with the myriad of quests which are possible.

If you don't want to quest, then fine, go kill 10,000 Goobues -- IDC, but because that's how you want to play doesn't mean that's how I want to play. To remain competitive and successful SE must realize this -- because having a game with 500k-2million subscribers is much easier to justify maintaining and improving to corporate than a game with 250k subscribers.

It's important everyone realizes this, if this game flops on subs, updates and improvements will come much slower with a dev team that is half the size. I'm going to stop with telling you I love Final Fantasy, I always have. I want to see this game succeed and that's why I'm not going to prattle on about how much I love this game when in fact it has to improve or it won't be as successful and enjoyable as it potentially could be.
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#43 Sep 07 2010 at 11:24 AM Rating: Default
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excellent raiding content, a robust instance/dungeon system, and a GLOBAL CHAT SYSTEM.


I'll give you global chat system but how does raid content and dungeon system build community? Smiley: dubious I think SE's definition of community is a little different, they want you to build a community by forcing you to build a community and it works - not everyone may agree with it but it worked in FFXI (although it was probably unintentional there) and it'll work in FFXIV - I honestly just want them to add a more intuitive UI, PC friendly, so all the bickering can stop.


every mmo out there has a wiki, database, and forums. When ffxi was released, these types of things were just starting to become popular so I can see where it would appear to have been successful. I don't really consider that a community. How the world interacts together, and how efficiently that can be facilitated is more my idea of community.

raiding options. i'd actually like to see multi-guild raids, where the only option to bringing down a zone is to bring in 3-4 raid forces that must move through the zone in tandem -- but separately -- to eventually merge onto one super epic boss that requires a force of a 100 people to kill. these kinds of events i think would help build community, help bring a server population together for once instead of having them at odds over contested mobs, and progression bragging rights.

i'd also like to see end game group instances that can be done daily, and I'd like a way to be able to rely on world chat to recruit for those instances, instead of camping a city zone /sh'ing for hours. I'd also like a way to easily recruit replacements if someone has to leave a group.

i'm not trying to hijack the thread, i just can't praise SE for the game in this fashion yet. They have way too much to improve on and things that imo should of been addressed before the game was scheduled even for a release date.
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#44 Sep 07 2010 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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A GCS is !optional!, you don't have to turn it on. I typically like them because they make forming groups, finding information, and chatting with other people server wide that much easier. I don't want to have to sit in a blah blah blah wall'o'text


First off, you're still in the wrong thread. ******** and complaining threads are THAT WAY.

You're wrong about global chats making grouping faster and easier. FFXI is prime example. It's just all the games you played had FAIL LFG systems. I never had to shout once in FFXI to find party members or find a group. You're just accustomed to having no :FG system whatsoever therefore you think a global chat is required for forming groups lol.

You are getting FFXI mixed up with FFXIV. FFXIV is "solo grind friendly". You can go grind solo and progress greatly in a matter of an hour or 2. plus you get your ever so needed kill quests every 48 hours. SE is trying to please everyone rather than just please people like you. All mmo's are the same. They get infested with people like you that have this attitude like "I want to play the game MY WAY, so design your game around MY WAY or im quitting!".

I'm just glad SE dont care about your kind. SE wont budge an inch to please the masses. They dont need to. They have a dedicated fanbase to sustain itself regardless of the wowtards playing or not. SE realizes this. Some companies arent ALL about money you know. There still are a few companies out that that stick to their visions even if it means losing a few pennies. SE is one of em. Get used to it or GTFO.

The difference between a FF player and a wowtard is, wowtards care about how many players play their games. FF players dont give a sh*t because they know it will be a solid playerbase regardless. We have nothing to fear as SE fans. FFXIV is here to stay. Keep trying to say 300k subscribers is a bad thing lmao. If anything any more than that just makes for horrible communities that attract players like yourself.

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I'm not going to prattle on about how much I love this game when in fact it has to improve or it won't be as successful and enjoyable as it potentially could be.


Why are you even posting in a thread titled "I love this game" again? Can you please remind me? GTFO wowtard.

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LOL I remember after playing FFXI for 5 years and going to another more "western" mmo, i was like "Are you serious? I have to spam in global chat to find a group? This is RETARDED!"


Also to the above poster. Everyone or almost everyone in this thread has admitted FFXIV requires lots of polish and many improvements. But it stopped there. Your page long rants should be in another thread. Sorry but it's true. GTFO.


Edited, Sep 7th 2010 1:43pm by Soezu
#45 Sep 07 2010 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Why are you even posting in a thread titled "I love this game" again? Can you please remind me? GTFO wowtard.

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LOL I remember after playing FFXI for 5 years and going to another more "western" mmo, i was like "Are you serious? I have to spam in global chat to find a group? This is RETARDED!"


Edited, Sep 7th 2010 1:37pm by Soezu


I don't play WoW, I tried it but didn't really like it.

I'm clearly not getting through to you since you've started insulting me and telling me to GTFO. I'm saying to you that I love the concept of this game, I love the visuals, I love what could potentially become a very successful and popular MMO.

Do you not understand that the more successful this MMO is, the more support, updates, content, and fixes will come along with it?

I don't want kill/repeat/faction grind type quests either. An in-depth storyline that is capable of carrying my character from start to end-game. I don't want to have to xp camp/grind at all, and you may ask why -- it's because that crap is 1990's. You *can* deploy that much content, that much story, and build a intuitive system around it to make it non-chore like. Just because you're stuck in the dark ages of MMOs doesn't mean the rest of us are. I do respect your game style and your style should be facilitated as much as anybody else's.

I would love to have a system in place that makes the end-game intuitive, interactive, and enjoyable. I can't really comment on the end-game because SE isn't beta testing content they're beta testing server load and basic mechanics issues.
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#46 Sep 07 2010 at 11:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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I have posted on other threads my gripes with the game and my hopes as well.
But I must say that I agree I do love this game. I've been playing since the beta came out and can't wait for retail.

I'm at work right now and all I want to do is go home and play more. I actually like that leve system and that you can choose difficulty depending on party size. Thats a nice addition. I can only assume it's only going to get better.

I think most of the gripes people have are going to be addressed. But right now I think the games is very playable and when retail hits I think the community will improve the experience.

#47 Sep 07 2010 at 11:58 AM Rating: Good
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Soezu wrote:

I dont want a freakin global chat system. Why would we want one in this game? So trolls can annoy everyone? So the American gamers can spout racial slurs every 5 seconds like every other NA mmo?


Wow, you got a bit trollish yourself there. American gamers spout racial slurs every 5 seconds? really? I'm pretty sure I'm an American gamer and I don't do that. I also am pretty positive racism is not exclusive to Americans. You just don't understand enough other languages to experience it as often.

Why not just let that guys comment fade into nonexistence instead of back-lashing with a ridiculous amount of hate? Could have done without reading your crap.
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That **** was the 1990's? That's funny, didnt FFXI come out in 2003? And a ton of people still play it?

Like i said, this isnt some new mmo on the market that nobody has played before. It's Final Fantasy 11 sequel. And you can expect it to have many similarities to Final Fantasy 11. One of those similarities is the relaxed grinding aspect of gaining experience. Nobody tells you that you need to grind for 6 hours straight, that's your own choice. If you even played FFXI at all you'd realize that FFXIV has become drastically causual friendly in comparison.

But basically you're saying it's not casual friendly enough for you. They give you a decent sized slice of apple pie, yet you're demanding you want the whole pie or else you quit lol. Well I say GTFO we dont want you here. We have a dedicated enough fanbase that we dont need the game to get ruined by the masses of casual players.

Square Enix arent sell outs to their true fans. Get used to it. Also you seem to think all profit from FFXIV goes towards expanding FFXIV. I could guarentee they have a set schedule for expansions and updates. Any extra profit will funnel out into other projects. SE makes enough money as it is to worry about "zomg the wowtards arent coming! We might have to shut down the company!"
#49 Sep 07 2010 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Soezu wrote:
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A GCS is !optional!, you don't have to turn it on. I typically like them because they make forming groups, finding information, and chatting with other people server wide that much easier. I don't want to have to sit in a blah blah blah wall'o'text


First off, you're still in the wrong thread. ******** and complaining threads are THAT WAY.

You're wrong about global chats making grouping faster and easier. FFXI is prime example. It's just all the games you played had FAIL LFG systems. I never had to shout once in FFXI to find party members or find a group. You're just accustomed to having no :FG system whatsoever therefore you think a global chat is required for forming groups lol.

You are getting FFXI mixed up with FFXIV. FFXIV is "solo grind friendly". You can go grind solo and progress greatly in a matter of an hour or 2. plus you get your ever so needed kill quests every 48 hours. SE is trying to please everyone rather than just please people like you. All mmo's are the same. They get infested with people like you that have this attitude like "I want to play the game MY WAY, so design your game around MY WAY or im quitting!".

I'm just glad SE dont care about your kind. SE wont budge an inch to please the masses. They dont need to. They have a dedicated fanbase to sustain itself regardless of the wowtards playing or not. SE realizes this. Some companies arent ALL about money you know. There still are a few companies out that that stick to their visions even if it means losing a few pennies. SE is one of em. Get used to it or GTFO.

The difference between a FF player and a wowtard is, wowtards care about how many players play their games. FF players dont give a sh*t because they know it will be a solid playerbase regardless. We have nothing to fear as SE fans. FFXIV is here to stay. Keep trying to say 300k subscribers is a bad thing lmao. If anything any more than that just makes for horrible communities that attract players like yourself.

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I'm not going to prattle on about how much I love this game when in fact it has to improve or it won't be as successful and enjoyable as it potentially could be.


Why are you even posting in a thread titled "I love this game" again? Can you please remind me? GTFO wowtard.

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LOL I remember after playing FFXI for 5 years and going to another more "western" mmo, i was like "Are you serious? I have to spam in global chat to find a group? This is RETARDED!"


Also to the above poster. Everyone or almost everyone in this thread has admitted FFXIV requires lots of polish and many improvements. But it stopped there. Your page long rants should be in another thread. Sorry but it's true. GTFO.


Edited, Sep 7th 2010 1:43pm by Soezu


Wow, you know what.. That guy might be "in the wrong thread", but you're in the wrong forum. You are a huge prick. Only a prick says things like, "I'm just glad SE dont care about your kind." And WoWtard? Really?

Please.. Go away.

Edited, Sep 7th 2010 2:02pm by runtheplacered
#50 Sep 07 2010 at 12:02 PM Rating: Good
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Not all Americans lol. But yeah, NA mmo's are plagued with American rednecks that have no shame in spoutng racial slurs over global chat. There's only a few mmo's i played where this wasnt the case. FFXI, and LOTRO. All other mmo's are the same crap. Americans just like to ruin everyt online game they get their hands on, sorry but it's true.

And no I'm not trolling. Trolling going into a thread with the intent of trying to **** someone off. I'm just being honest.

But yeah this thread has been officially derailed by yet another cry baby. We need to make forums where it's fanboys only. Even then I swear the wowtards would somehow get onto them.

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Does wowtard offend you i take it? And yes lol, I'm glad SE doesnt care about pleasing the masses of A.D.D. players. I got no shame in admitting that.

I'm a happy go lucky guy until someone is an idiot. Like coming into a thread titled "I love this game" and spouting complaint after complaint. In my opinion that's trolling. Then yes, I turn into a prick. There, admitted.



Edited, Sep 7th 2010 2:08pm by Soezu
#51 Sep 07 2010 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Soezu wrote:
Not all Americans lol. But yeah, NA mmo's are plagued with American rednecks that have no shame in spoutng racial slurs over global chat. There's only a few mmo's i played where this wasnt the case. FFXI, and LOTRO. All other mmo's are the same crap. Americans just like to ruin everyt online game they get their hands on, sorry but it's true.

And no I'm not trolling. Trolling going into a thread with the intent of trying to **** someone off. I'm just being honest.

But yeah this thread has been officially derailed by yet another cry baby. We need to make forums where it's fanboys only. Even then I swear the wowtards would somehow get onto them.


No, we don't need to make a forum where it's fanboys only. That is a terrible idea. That's not how you have a conversation.. that's just ************* You need to find a way to become tolerant of other peoples opposing beliefs. That's really all there is to it.
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