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#1 Sep 24 2010 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Greetings forum

I'm interested in purchasing FF 14, but I'd like to know a bit more about the gameplay mechanics before doing so. I've looked around but I couldn't find one so far, so could someone please link me to a page about the fundamentals of 14's gameplay?

Many thanks
#2 Sep 24 2010 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
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http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com
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#3 Sep 24 2010 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Naturally I've been to the game's website already. I'm not so interested in learning about the classes and races. The site tells little about the intricacies of the actual gameplay. I'm talking about advantages certain races have over others in classes, exactly which abilities can be learned and used in a different class, or if there are any limits at all concerning abilities, etc.
#4 Sep 24 2010 at 11:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Unfortunately, I must say that right now this game is a flop.

It its unbearable and I don't care what anyone says. This general discussion forum is FULL of posts about how LOTS of people are not enjoying this game and the reasons are very consistent.

My recommendation is to not buy this. I don't take my purchase as a loss because I think a lot of this will be fixed in time. That being said, don't expect to buy this game and enjoy it. I made that mistake.
#5 Sep 24 2010 at 11:56 PM Rating: Good
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doinkemb wrote:
Unfortunately, I must say that right now this game is a flop.

It its unbearable and I don't care what anyone says. This general discussion forum is FULL of posts about how LOTS of people are not enjoying this game and the reasons are very consistent.

My recommendation is to not buy this. I don't take my purchase as a loss because I think a lot of this will be fixed in time. That being said, don't expect to buy this game and enjoy it. I made that mistake.


I so wanna take this troll's bait. To the person asking about this game though, it's hardly a flop and as far as MMO launches go this has been one of the smoothest I've been a part of...and I've went through about 7 or 8 of them.
#6 Sep 25 2010 at 12:00 AM Rating: Default
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Jeraziah wrote:
doinkemb wrote:
Unfortunately, I must say that right now this game is a flop.

It its unbearable and I don't care what anyone says. This general discussion forum is FULL of posts about how LOTS of people are not enjoying this game and the reasons are very consistent.

My recommendation is to not buy this. I don't take my purchase as a loss because I think a lot of this will be fixed in time. That being said, don't expect to buy this game and enjoy it. I made that mistake.


I so wanna take this troll's bait. To the person asking about this game though, it's hardly a flop and as far as MMO launches go this has been one of the smoothest I've been a part of...and I've went through about 7 or 8 of them.
Don't believe that troll's opinion, that other guy's opinion is the right one.
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#7 Sep 25 2010 at 12:03 AM Rating: Default
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Sorry to spoil your fun but I am not trying to troll.

What I posted was my honest opinion and yes it is a flop. I expected so much more and was so pumped for this game and it really DID disappoint me and I am not the only one.

So go, take my bait and tell me im wrong. Give me a hard time if you want. Remember, though. When you do that you call most of the people posting in the general forum trolls.
#8 Sep 25 2010 at 12:05 AM Rating: Good
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doinkemb wrote:
Sorry to spoil your fun but I am not trying to troll.

What I posted was my honest opinion and yes it is a flop. I expected so much more and was so pumped for this game and it really DID disappoint me and I am not the only one.

So go, take my bait and tell me im wrong. Give me a hard time if you want. Remember, though. When you do that you call most of the people posting in the general forum trolls.


You didn't post an opinion. You said "This game sucks because some other people on the forum agree with me". The OP was asking for actual information, and you've provided none.
#9 Sep 25 2010 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
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doinkemb wrote:
Sorry to spoil your fun but I am not trying to troll.
Who said I was referring to you?
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#10 Sep 25 2010 at 12:10 AM Rating: Default
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I don't know why you chose to pick on me. Do you?
#11 Sep 25 2010 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
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doinkemb wrote:
I don't know why you chose to pick on me. Do you?
No, but apparently I should start.
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#12 Sep 25 2010 at 12:13 AM Rating: Default
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Meh, ur not worth my time any more. I thought maybe we could joke around or something but it sounds like you are serious business when it comes to forums.
#13 Sep 25 2010 at 12:14 AM Rating: Good
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Most servers are full. That's just the people that pre-ordered. I'd hardly call it a flop. It's your kind of game, or it isn't. If you have no patience, then i would suggest a different game.
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doinkemb wrote:
Meh, ur not worth my time any more. I thought maybe we could joke around or something but it sounds like you are serious business when it comes to forums.


I would take the time to explain this to you, but i don't want to take the satisfaction away from bsphil. Seeing how you called him out and all.
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#15 Sep 25 2010 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Teneleven wrote:
doinkemb wrote:
Meh, ur not worth my time any more. I thought maybe we could joke around or something but it sounds like you are serious business when it comes to forums.
I would take the time to explain this to you, but i don't want to take the satisfaction away from bsphil. Seeing how you called him out and all.
Nah, I'll just leave it as a /whoosh.
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#16 Sep 25 2010 at 12:18 AM Rating: Good
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doinkemb wrote:
Unfortunately, I must say that right now this game is a flop.

It its unbearable and I don't care what anyone says. This general discussion forum is FULL of posts about how LOTS of people are not enjoying this game and the reasons are very consistent.

My recommendation is to not buy this. I don't take my purchase as a loss because I think a lot of this will be fixed in time. That being said, don't expect to buy this game and enjoy it. I made that mistake.



This site is also FULL of posts from LOTS of people (who often time have better gaming credentials than the 2 post whiners) who love the game and understand what is actually going on. 8/10(Yeah I been keeping a tally) bad game posts are by people who unwittingly post complaints of issues that only show their lack of experience with mmo launches and/or incompetence with a computer. The consistent posts are sadly often people who either cannot grasp simple concepts or who want this game to just uproot and become WoW or some other game right this instant. Then there's the rest who want rational fixes and additions for things that the game potentially could be better with. I get those people and can't complain a ton about that.

There are problems with this game but I would say there are less problems than the norm in the first week of launch. The gameplay is fun the story is good(well, what of it is found/released) and the servers and UI need a bit of love. There are also a few staples of an mmo that aren't in game. Having played open beta tho and got my hands on some retail SE has improved this game in leaps and bounds in the last month. I'm sure more is coming.

OP: This site has a bunch of information in the database on all the classes and abilities. If you want to see the classes in action go to youtube and look for "Rocslock" He has posted a lot of gameplay videos thorughout beta and as far as I'm aware is still posting them. That will give you an idea of what the classes look like playing. As for races it seems not to make a lot of difference. They left a lot more up to how you spec than what race you choose this time. Some races may be a minimal amount of points better than the next at a task but in the end I don't think many will ever notice a Race particularly sucking at a class.
#17 Sep 25 2010 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Sad to say he only thing FFXIV has over FFXI is graphics. In every other way FFXI is a better game.
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#18 Sep 25 2010 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Sad to say he only thing FFXIV has over FFXI is graphics. In every other way FFXI is a better game.

well after 10 years of being out you'd freakin hope so huh. You should maybe look back at FFXI when it released at first(not NA release) I think you'll see where this has no merit.
#19 Sep 25 2010 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
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This is all a wonderful discussion, but please allow me to redirect this thread to its original purpose: to inform me and anyone else about the details of FFXIV's gameplay.

I wish to have enough information to be able to create an approach to the game. To do that I require knowledge about nearly everything that there is known about the gameplay to date. Is there anyone that has access to such information?

Thanks, I greatly appreciate it.
#20 Sep 25 2010 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Lobivopis wrote:
Sad to say he only thing FFXIV has over FFXI is graphics. In every other way FFXI is a better game.


You realize you're comparing a game that's been out for four days to a game that's been out for almost ten years right?
#21 Sep 25 2010 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
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It its unbearable and I don't care what anyone says. This general discussion forum is FULL of posts about how LOTS of people are not enjoying this game and the reasons are very consistent.


>implying a few posts on a random forum = the thousands of people logged in and playing

>implying a game designed to be played and updated for years to come is going to be perfect in what can only be called "week 0"
#22 Sep 25 2010 at 4:58 PM Rating: Default
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Right now i just find it sluggish, take to long to implement anything with out series of delay, even speaking to a npc vender take time to initiate, targeting still need work when dealing with multiple enemies, engaging commands i find sluggish. the graphics are awesome, scenery is nice and areas are beautifully detailed, but the game play cant keep up with the game itself for now. I just find it funny to use prehistoric tools to craft O_o hammer and a nail lmao.

Edited, Sep 25th 2010 7:04pm by gaiaxzero
#23 Sep 25 2010 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
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CaptainBasch wrote:
This is all a wonderful discussion, but please allow me to redirect this thread to its original purpose: to inform me and anyone else about the details of FFXIV's gameplay.

I wish to have enough information to be able to create an approach to the game. To do that I require knowledge about nearly everything that there is known about the gameplay to date. Is there anyone that has access to such information?

Thanks, I greatly appreciate it.


I'm very confused... You're sitting on one of the sites if not THE site with the most information on the game. You want an approach to the game. Youtube is also filled with gameplay videos and still free. Are you wanting someone else to do all the work so you don't have to or what? You've been given information enough to know as much as anyone else can know... Use it and apply it and make your character as good as you figure it can be....
#24 Sep 26 2010 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
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zoltanrs wrote:
I'm very confused... You're sitting on one of the sites if not THE site with the most information on the game. You want an approach to the game. Youtube is also filled with gameplay videos and still free. Are you wanting someone else to do all the work so you don't have to or what? You've been given information enough to know as much as anyone else can know... Use it and apply it and make your character as good as you figure it can be....


Thanks for answering. If this site has all of the knowledge available then I suppose I'll make do with what I've got. I was simply hoping that there would be a bit more accessible information. Again, thank you for finally answering my question.
#25 Sep 26 2010 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
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~ I'd recommend watching some random gameplay and tutorials on youtube also. Watching someone else play is as close as you can get to actually playing it yourself, and sure makes more sense than reading about it.
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