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#1 Sep 23 2010 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
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So i didn't even realise i had the shoes until i'd played for an hour or so and i'd read a post on the forum about how this FF XI bonus item increased walking speed dramatically. I searched through my inventory and there they were so i equipped them and sure enough, a buff appeared making me move faster.

About an hour or so later i noticed the buff had gone and i was walking normal again. I tried un-equiping and re-equping the shoes but no joy. I tried to see if there was some sort of way to activate them but nothing. Now when i read the text on the shoes it says nothing about a speed buff.

Have these been nerfed already?
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They stay active for a total of 15 min. Theres a 24 hour cool down after they wear off.
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#3 Sep 23 2010 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow, that's...amazingly useless.
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Yes... guess I will stop equipping them at random to see if they are working again...
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#5 Sep 23 2010 at 2:15 AM Rating: Good
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Kevrlet wrote:
Wow, that's...amazingly useless.


Not really useless just not what most people expected.
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#6 Sep 23 2010 at 2:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Kevrlet wrote:
Wow, that's...amazingly useless.


Not really useless just not what most people expected.


No really, they are useless... A speed boost is nice but you get it for only 15 minutes with a 24 hour recovery time? I'd take a midly faster running speed that was permanent over this. Or maybe make it so it's only effective in your home city's surrounding area. ****, make it so it really only kicks in when using field jobs, whatever... Having a method of traveling about the city or other areas faster would be a much needed benefit. It's great they make you really fast for a short time but the period is too short and the cooldown time is ridiculous. If it were say, every hour/two hours I could live with that at 15 minute intervals, but they could at least allow the effect stay without removing it when you change shoes.

EDIT: And while I'm aware of the "Teleport" ability that is still limited based on your overall available anima, and do we have any confirmation yet on how long it takes to recover it? I recall it was like 1-2 every 12 hours in Beta I think, but they were planning to decrease the time it takes to recover.

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The One and Only SamusKnight wrote:
jakarai wrote:
Kevrlet wrote:
Wow, that's...amazingly useless.


Not really useless just not what most people expected.


No really, they are useless... A speed boost is nice but you get it for only 15 minutes with a 24 hour recovery time? I'd take a midly faster running speed that was permanent over this. Or maybe make it so it's only effective in your home city's surrounding area. ****, make it so it really only kicks in when using field jobs, whatever... Having a method of traveling about the city or other areas faster would be a much needed benefit. It's great they make you really fast for a short time but the period is too short and the cooldown time is ridiculous. If it were say, every hour/two hours I could live with that at 15 minute intervals, but they could at least allow the effect stay without removing it when you change shoes.

EDIT: And while I'm aware of the


So you want a game breaking free item from level 1 do you?
The shoes are just a bit of fun, it doesn't matter that the effect is short lived at all.
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Kevrlet wrote:
Wow, that's...amazingly useless.


This is the same as saying Flee in THF FFXI was useless. This is situational, if you think you gonna be runing for some time, whether to a city or even a camp far away then this is a bonus.
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Hugus wrote:

This is the same as saying Flee in THF FFXI was useless. This is situational, if you think you gonna be runing for some time, whether to a city or even a camp far away then this is a bonus.


Err, no its not? While I don't agree that the boots are "useless" (I am a firm believer that these type of "bonus items" should never provide any great boon) if Flee was on a 24hr cooldown and only gave a mild speed increase then yes, Flee would be as a job ability, fairly useless.
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#10 Sep 23 2010 at 4:17 AM Rating: Good
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I don't mind it being temporary as it's a free item at the end of the day. What i don't like is the total lack of explanation for anything that happens in this game. I'm willing to admit i may have overlooked a description on the shoes but i haven't seen it. There's a lot of stuff which isn't explained in this game. I'm level 9 and still have not seen an explanation of what that TP bar is for that fills up during fights.

There have been occaisions where i have missed text as it didn't pop up in that window or in the chat in the middle, but instead just scrolled on past in the bottom left without me paying attention to it. It would be handy if stuff like this got dumped into your journal as a reference so you could go back and view it if you missed it, or just need reminding on something you saw the last time you played.
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Kordain wrote:
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This is the same as saying Flee in THF FFXI was useless. This is situational, if you think you gonna be runing for some time, whether to a city or even a camp far away then this is a bonus.


Err, no its not? While I don't agree that the boots are "useless" (I am a firm believer that these type of "bonus items" should never provide any great boon) if Flee was on a 24hr cooldown and only gave a mild speed increase then yes, Flee would be as a job ability, fairly useless.


I disagree as the length of Flee is much less than the one on the Herme's Shoes. Also stating that Flee as a Job Ability was/is useless can only mean that either things changed in the last few years for THFs or you didn't really play THF much. Flee and Perfect Dodge saved many THFs their lives and I remember pulling some raptors (Altepa Deset?) with which Flee was VERY welcomed.
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#12 Sep 23 2010 at 4:56 AM Rating: Default
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worthless piece of crap, a useless item SE really knows how to bend ppl backwards and stick it to them.
#13Hugus, Posted: Sep 23 2010 at 5:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You do know you don't have to use it, right?
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Hugus wrote:
gaiaxzero wrote:
worthless piece of crap, a useless item SE really knows how to bend ppl backwards and stick it to them.


You do know you don't have to use it, right?

It's a bonus, if you don't want it just drop it. I bet there are a lot of people who would like to have them.

i dont use them because they are useless.
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gaiaxzero wrote:
Hugus wrote:
gaiaxzero wrote:
worthless piece of crap, a useless item SE really knows how to bend ppl backwards and stick it to them.


You do know you don't have to use it, right?

It's a bonus, if you don't want it just drop it. I bet there are a lot of people who would like to have them.

i dont use them because they are useless.


Then I would advise you to drop them so you don't get all agravated everytime you see them in your inventory.
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The One and Only SamusKnight wrote:
jakarai wrote:
Kevrlet wrote:
Wow, that's...amazingly useless.


Not really useless just not what most people expected.


No really, they are useless... A speed boost is nice but you get it for only 15 minutes with a 24 hour recovery time? I'd take a midly faster running speed that was permanent over this. Or maybe make it so it's only effective in your home city's surrounding area. ****, make it so it really only kicks in when using field jobs, whatever... Having a method of traveling about the city or other areas faster would be a much needed benefit. It's great they make you really fast for a short time but the period is too short and the cooldown time is ridiculous. If it were say, every hour/two hours I could live with that at 15 minute intervals, but they could at least allow the effect stay without removing it when you change shoes.

EDIT: And while I'm aware of the


So you want a game breaking free item from level 1 do you?
The shoes are just a bit of fun, it doesn't matter that the effect is short lived at all.


Given what's required to get them in the first place, I wouldn't really call them "Free".
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Hugus wrote:
gaiaxzero wrote:
Hugus wrote:
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worthless piece of crap, a useless item SE really knows how to bend ppl backwards and stick it to them.


You do know you don't have to use it, right?

It's a bonus, if you don't want it just drop it. I bet there are a lot of people who would like to have them.

i dont use them because they are useless.


Then I would advise you to drop them so you don't get all agravated everytime you see them in your inventory.

actually that was i actually did, worthless items should'nt take up space.
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Hugus wrote:

I disagree as the length of Flee is much less than the one on the Herme's Shoes. Also stating that Flee as a Job Ability was/is useless can only mean that either things changed in the last few years for THFs or you didn't really play THF much. Flee and Perfect Dodge saved many THFs their lives and I remember pulling some raptors (Altepa Deset?) with which Flee was VERY welcomed.


I wasn't saying Flee was useless. I am saying if Flee had the same characteristics as the Hermes boots it would be useless. It is not, and therefore is useful, to which I was pointing out your argument of saying "thats like saying Flee is useless" is a poor argument.
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#19 Sep 23 2010 at 6:18 AM Rating: Decent
Thank god Flee wasn't on a 24 hour cooldown.
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I must say I was disappointed when the boots wore off last night before I had even gotten to my first levequest!
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I think the big issue with the shoes is that the 15 minutes every 24 hours wasn't mentioned when the bonus item was announced. Lots of people renewed their FFXI account to get these shoes who wouldn't have if they were advertised truthfully. I'd hate to think that SE did this intentionally.
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#22 Sep 23 2010 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
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of course they did it intentionally. they knew anyone that played 11 would jump on the chance to run faster.
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I think the big issue with the shoes is that the 15 minutes every 24 hours wasn't mentioned when the bonus item was announced. Lots of people renewed their FFXI account to get these shoes who wouldn't have if they were advertised truthfully. I'd hate to think that SE did this intentionally.


Its a level 1 item ofcourse its going to be severly limited and ofcourse SE knew people would reactivate their accounts thinking this was some super godly item. After all a sucker is born every minute.
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#24 Sep 23 2010 at 9:01 AM Rating: Good
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I'm level 9 and still have not seen an explanation of what that TP bar is for that fills up during fights.


I take it you haven't noticed that you have some abilities that have a TP cost on them either then?
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I'm really surprised to see people being Square apologists on this issue. They clearly deliberately misled people into reactivating their FFXI account with this item. This game has gotten off to a bad start for me and this first month is going to have to be stellar for me to not cancel and just play Civ V until something else comes along.
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Hermes' Shoes do suck. Pitiful for SE to intentionally trick people with a bonus item that only works 15min every 24 hours.

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the only official SE thing I saw just mentioned a Bonus in-game item. I saw it leaked about boots that increase speed on antoher site. Never once did I assume it would be a permanent movement speed increase, like the Herald's Gaiters - one of the most rare and sought-after items in the entire world of FFXI.

I think they are a nice bonus worth the $12 (though I don't agree with the idea of real money for in gmae items, which is what this is and it better not continue or I will quit in a heartbeat).

For people who will be playing 6 to 8 hrs or more per day I cna see you being frustrated with this. but for people like me who play some at night after work i think these will be useful getting to a camp or running around completing a mission or quest.
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15 mins a day > No 15 mins a day

There neat but nothing that upsets the balance and have been usefull in running from town to town.

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I think they are a nice bonus worth the $12


I keep hearing stuff like this and it really grinds my gears. They were intended as a bouns for those of us who are plying ffxi and ffxiv together....not those "activating their 4yr old account just for extra stuff" and ffxiv
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gaiaxzero wrote:
worthless piece of crap, a useless item SE really knows how to bend ppl backwards and stick it to them.


Wow, someone is angry that they spent 12.99 to reactivate their FFXI accoutn just for an ingame item... Here's a tip, stop paying real money for fake items. I bet you'll buy gil too..

Seriously, if it was a permanent speed boost like Hermes Sandals in ffxi (a 3 mil item) or Crimsons cuisses in ffxi (months of endgame + quest to make + money for mats) it would be Ungodly broken and give a ridiculous advantage to players of FFXI.

It should be explained, yes. It should be a 24 hour 1/1 charge also, so people know whats up with it. **** it should have even the slightest dialog explaining it...

What it shouldn't be is an advantage.
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I'm level 9 and still have not seen an explanation of what that TP bar is for that fills up during fights.


I take it you haven't noticed that you have some abilities that have a TP cost on them either then?


Nope, i just got Spirit Dart, a fireball spell and a blizzard spell, no abilities that use TP to my knowledge, or not that i've seen anyways. And i've opened with those in combat so i'm pretty sure they don't use any TP as TP bar is at zero at start of combat.
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Mages wont use TP until level 10 unless they use a TP ability from another class before then.
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Louiscool wrote:
gaiaxzero wrote:
worthless piece of crap, a useless item SE really knows how to bend ppl backwards and stick it to them.


Wow, someone is angry that they spent 12.99 to reactivate their FFXI accoutn just for an ingame item... Here's a tip, stop paying real money for fake items. I bet you'll buy gil too..

Yeah, @#%^ all these gil buyers taking advantage of the promotion.
I bet you eat babies and rape kittens because you have a different opinion than me.

I don't think anyone was expecting 15% movement speed all the time.
I was expecting something like a 3-5% bonus or some kind of area limitation.
A cool down wouldn't be bad either if they had told people ahead of time and it was displayed on the item.

If these are functioning properly they are a complete waste of time and inventory space.
I seriously wonder how many of these posters are expressing their genuine opinions and how many are **** riding.
It seems like anyone posting any negative feedback these days is flamed or karma bombed.

Edited, Sep 23rd 2010 3:11pm by Osanshouo
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Personally, I think the shoes are balanced perfectly well.

I'd be bummed out if the bonus was such that the shoes were quite useful; everyone would wear them for everything. It's already a bit much that everyone and their mother is wearing an Onion Helm, IMHO (and that's just because of the lack of early headgear). Better to have it be a small, situational bonus, so that the item gets phased out of regular usage early, and is relegated to a niche role.

I could see using it if you're trying to complete a levequest on a tight deadline, or running a long way every once in a while. It serves those uses perfectly well, doesn't it? Not bad for a free item, I'd say.

If it was a perpetual bonus, I bet we'd be seeing people wearing them at level 50. Smiley: tongue
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gaiaxzero wrote:
worthless piece of crap, a useless item SE really knows how to bend ppl backwards and stick it to them.


Wow, someone is angry that they spent 12.99 to reactivate their FFXI accoutn just for an ingame item... Here's a tip, stop paying real money for fake items. I bet you'll buy gil too..

Seriously, if it was a permanent speed boost like Hermes Sandals in ffxi (a 3 mil item) or Crimsons cuisses in ffxi (months of endgame + quest to make + money for mats) it would be Ungodly broken and give a ridiculous advantage to players of FFXI.

It should be explained, yes. It should be a 24 hour 1/1 charge also, so people know whats up with it. **** it should have even the slightest dialog explaining it...

What it shouldn't be is an advantage.

wow your just stupid to assume anything, you fool, i been playing non stop since 2002, from bahumut, to guarda, to lakshmi where the **** does it come off i reactivated my account. did i say i reactivated my account answer to that is no, do you know me, the answer is no, i been playing ffxi for a **** of a long time, and following ffxi since betas just the same. dont put your foot where your mouth is and assume anything with out knowing anything. just because i said the boots suck does'nt mean im a gill seller, so get your sh*t straight before you open your mouth.

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Yeah, @#%^ all these gil buyers taking advantage of the promotion.
I bet you eat babies and rape kittens because you have a different opinion than me.

I don't think anyone was expecting 15% movement speed all the time.
I was expecting something like a 3-5% bonus or some kind of area limitation.
A cool down wouldn't be bad either if they had told people ahead of time and it was displayed on the item.

If these are functioning properly they are a complete waste of time and inventory space.
I seriously wonder how many of these posters are expressing their genuine opinions and how many are **** riding.
It seems like anyone posting any negative feedback these days is flamed or karma bombed.

Edited, Sep 23rd 2010 3:11pm by Osanshouo


and the same to you, what you think your the only player on the game, to think its only gill seller is to be navie, of course no one was expecting a cool down cause it was never even mention, only thing was mention is it would quicken your speed, which i tought would be cool so it would have to take me long to get to point A to point B in least amount of time like a Republic Aketon, not to realize that its once a day. but no that thought did'nt go threw your mind did it. next time choose your word carefully case the only **** anyone is riding is the one lodge in your ***.

****** me off for two *** hat to make assumption with out even knowing me, to dare call me a gillseller, just cause i voice my opinion i did'nt like the boots, are you retarted, or just stupid. Dont ever dare tarnish my name.





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First of all, it's "gil". Secondly, ladies and gentlemen, I believe we have struck The Nerve.

Who cares how much time you've wasted on FFXI. Use the boots or don't, nobody cares. Some people aren't happy no matter what they get, it seems.

Overall helpful thread, because after today's announcement of a $7 subscription fee, and the bonus item, I was considering reactivating my account. I still may, at least until FFXIV is smoother.

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Better ask for a FFXIII refund because your armguards don't give you super-strength.
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The One and Only SamusKnight wrote:
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Wow, that's...amazingly useless.


Not really useless just not what most people expected.


No really, they are useless... A speed boost is nice but you get it for only 15 minutes with a 24 hour recovery time? I'd take a midly faster running speed that was permanent over this.


So would I. That still doesn't make them useless. Once every 24 hours you can get away from a mob that's gonna eat you. Or you can run down a fleeing leve mob before he reaches his reinforcements so that you don't have to fight him and the reinforcements together. That's useful.

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almost a month old thread, but i don't blame you for digging to page 4 or 5 to find it. Otherwise the socialist forum admins will lock the thread. I know what would improve "my" FFXIV experience in general, new forum admins!
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Hermes shoes have been great when I need to make a long run or want to explore. My Anima hovers around 70 thanks to them.
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I just consider the shoes an additional JA with a really long down time.

Had I know what it did beforehand, I would not have activated my FFXI account.

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almost a month old thread, but i don't blame you for digging to page 4 or 5 to find it. Otherwise the socialist forum admins will lock the thread. I know what would improve "my" FFXIV experience in general, new forum admins!


First of all - do you even know what a socialist is?

Second of all, if you don't like the forum and the hard working admins that work to make it a useful tool - get lost. It isn't as if you are contributing to anything here.

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You get flee effect when you equip them to make it worse the time running in town is added... i just stopped taking mine off i haven't seen that useless flee in over a week.
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