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#1 Sep 26 2010 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
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In this game everyone is so anti-social even when there are loads of people.. Everyones out soloing doing their own quests and stuff.. yeah it can be fun at first but then you actually want others to take part in it with you and you can't do that if you're just gonna solo for most of the time... and anyone hardly replies in my server Besaid.. im curious if other servers are silent.. It doesnt mean i dont like this game because i think its really awesome the graphics the story is actually pretty good and all the other additional bits... I know maybe it is early to make a subject on this since its early access... im just really baffled by it.. >.<
#2 Sep 26 2010 at 11:52 AM Rating: Default
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I think it is cause everyone is still trying to learn so much. Also chat filters make me lose so much and it is hard to read.
#3 Sep 26 2010 at 11:57 AM Rating: Good
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Also, the chat system is...well, the nicest thing I can say is that it's...retro.
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#4 Sep 26 2010 at 12:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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hexaemeron wrote:
Also, the chat system is...well, the nicest thing I can say is that it's...retro.


You know something is wrong when they make a system that doesn't work as well as their previous game. I miss the Say/Party/Linkshell grouping, the ability to hold text as other messages go shooting by, and most of all a nice background so I don't have to squint to high **** trying to read yellow text against a desert background :/

I'm sure it'll get better, but right now it is a horrible implementation of a chat system.
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#5 Sep 26 2010 at 12:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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The crafting system discourages socializing which is sad. It's bad enough that the maximum amount of characters in a line of text is so low, but you can't even type without getting interrupted from the crafting UI.
#6 Sep 26 2010 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
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AliciaRose93 wrote:
In this game everyone is so anti-social even when there are loads of people.. Everyones out soloing doing their own quests and stuff.. yeah it can be fun at first but then you actually want others to take part in it with you and you can't do that if you're just gonna solo for most of the time... and anyone hardly replies in my server Besaid.. im curious if other servers are silent.. It doesnt mean i dont like this game because i think its really awesome the graphics the story is actually pretty good and all the other additional bits... I know maybe it is early to make a subject on this since its early access... im just really baffled by it.. >.<

If you're on Besaid, I know of a linkshell you can join, full of friendly people. Link's in my sig. You may also want to check the Besaid server forums here on Zam, as I know a couple other people have started some social linkshells.
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#7 Sep 26 2010 at 12:25 PM Rating: Default
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Mysida people can join my linkshell "Eternal Rain", i tend to find the people who like grouping and socializing, just give Bryan Arthur a /tell
#8 Sep 26 2010 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
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It's getting better on Trabia. Made a couple friends, joined a couple dodo parties. Late night exploration of mistbeard with a random manthra. Bought some rings from a nice crafter. Repaired some fellow's axe. Etc etc. Give it some time, people will open up. The game forces socialization on you :-)
#9 Sep 26 2010 at 12:56 PM Rating: Good
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Wloire wrote:
Give it some time, people will open up. The game forces socialization on you :-)


I just hope they drop some heavy group onry content in to the game. There's no point playing an MMO on your own. never understood that mentality.
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#10 Sep 26 2010 at 12:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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I am anti social because the social part of the User Interface sucks balls, in plain english.

I can only send chat messages in SMS-lenght, the chat areas are pitifully small, you can't chat while crafting (or doing anything whatsoever) and well, there you have it.

Give me a usable chat UI and you'll see me be social.
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#11 Sep 26 2010 at 1:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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Everyone's so quiet on this game, mainly because of soloing god-awful chat log/input.

Most times i can sit around bored enough to chat is while crafting.
Guess what, that's when literally every 5 seconds, whatever you're typing gets erased.
***** talking, I've decided, until they fix this crap.

It's bad enough the input is laggy, and i have to hit spacebar, and i can't reply without typing someone's idiotically long and strange name once.
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#12 Sep 26 2010 at 1:21 PM Rating: Good
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I admit I'm not a very social person in any respects, but I'm trying to at least speak up a bit if someone asks a question that I know the answer to. In FFXI I'd always get nervous that I'd be that person who messed something up or aggroed something bad. Probably kept me from doing a lot of stuff I wanted to do. This time I'm definitely trying to open up more and interact with people beyond the ones I know irl.
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#13 Sep 26 2010 at 1:26 PM Rating: Good
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From my experience Kashuan is a talkative bunch but as for partying up, I only did it with my LS once, and I blame lack of parties on a stupid party recruitment system. I can't wait 'til things get ironed out.
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#14 Sep 26 2010 at 1:29 PM Rating: Good
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Why did they remove the party search function that was in XI? Instead they replaced it with a clunky, useless search that confuses everyone and well its USELESS.
#15UnlovedTitan, Posted: Sep 26 2010 at 1:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i think i am the only one who talks in kashuan griddy, sheesh so many mimes, i hate mimes!
#16 Sep 26 2010 at 2:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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Whoever designed the chat system, the search system, and just about the whole UI need to be shipped to North Korea and leave him/her/it/them in the work camp. Shooting them in the head will be too easy :P
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#17 Sep 26 2010 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
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UnlovedTitan wrote:
i think i am the only one who talks in kashuan griddy, sheesh so many mimes, i hate mimes!

i had my second conversation last night since the 22nd, been only in 3 groups since that day.

so lonely


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Talk to Bartel Hayward, ask him if you can join his Linkshell, we have a fairly talkative group and they all like working together - if he's recruiting he'll probably take you, ask him.
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#18 Sep 26 2010 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
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[quote=WarriorJozi]I think it is cause everyone is still trying to learn so much.


this...


i'd love to join a linkshell, posted my info in the wutai forum but no responses linkshells. while i'm triying to solo i am learning quite a bit on my own andy by surfing the web but i'm sure more can be done and learned.


it would be nice to just ask a question within the ls and not have to spend my time sifting through the web....
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#19 Sep 26 2010 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm on Cornelia wandering around Gridania all weekend. I'd love to group up some but I'm simply not hearing people forming groups or searching for them, nor do I have any idea what I'd do with one once I put it together. I think the person who said that everyone's still learning things is probably right but some improvements to the chat and search functions would be welcome nonetheless.
#20 Sep 26 2010 at 4:19 PM Rating: Good
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OneFromSilverLight wrote:
Wloire wrote:
Give it some time, people will open up. The game forces socialization on you :-)


I just hope they drop some heavy group onry content in to the game. There's no point playing an MMO on your own. never understood that mentality.


Just because you don't understand it, doesn't mean it's pointless.
#21 Sep 26 2010 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I've noticed people are starting to open up, communicate, ask/answer questions, and even duo/trio a little more now.

I'm on Istroy by the way.

It's a work in progress, and the word progress is key and is present.
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