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#1 Sep 14 2010 at 10:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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First off let me say I haven't had ANY play time on FFXIV. BUt while I am waiting for my new computer to be delivered I have been pouring over all the forums I can and also as many videos on YouTUbe as I can.

Now in my FFXI days I was a dedicated Pld/War/Nin jobs, loved the jobs and just seemed to fit the way I play, especially after Pld/Nin got popular. BUt later in my career I started leveling Blm since it was soloable and ending up making a pretty decent Blm out of it. What really hooked me was the fine line on hate that you had to hold, which I understood well since i was a dedicated tank. But what really wowed me was the animations, I mean after I got AM i was just hooked.

WIth the videos I have been watching it seems like the animations are kind of BLAH, now this is only the videos I have seen.

Do you think SE will make some better animations for the spells, especially damage spells? I mean if I am casting some Tier 3 Tunder spell I want to see some fireworks.........right?

Anyway, not trying to make a complaint thread just wanted to see what you guys who are actually playing BETA seem to think of the animations and your thoughts.
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#2 Sep 14 2010 at 10:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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Most of the animations are alright with me, but I do agree I was hoping for a little more "spark" with the magical ones. Then again, I've only played around with the low-level spells, and I'm okay with them being kind of "meh" being they're the early spells. I do really like the water spell so far though--it looks good and sounds pretty good too (the sound of casting covers the sound effects of most other spells though, which I don't like)

I do hope that we'll have fireworks for the higher level spells, like you said.
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#3 Sep 14 2010 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
theres already a thread like the regarding animations, just physical animations.

wait until the higher level abilities. low level stuff in any game is usually boring, because it makes the higher level stuff feel more powerful
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#4 Sep 14 2010 at 11:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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I am hoping they magic animations get much better with high tier spells. I know the first time I cast an AM I was in awe in FFXI. Time will tell I guess. What is the highest tier magic anyone has seen/used?
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#5 Sep 14 2010 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Even the tier 1 spells from FFXI were a lot more interesting and unique than the ones in FFXIV. Next time I get a chance I'll play around with conjurer and get videos or screenshots of just exactly what the animation is. From what I remember though, they're very dull.
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