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#1 Sep 30 2010 at 5:21 AM Rating: Good
I spent the last nearly 6 hours exploring stuff with a friend, explaining a bit of stuff to her and just having a fun time. We ran a couple leves, checked out some of the cities, and she did a naked (As naked as you can get wearing only underwear.) Miqo'te dance for me and earned me Rank 9 in Alchemy. Smiley: grin

After she logged I helped two people who were having trouble finishing a leve then teamed up for a few quick leves with them. All-in-all it was a pretty good day. So despite the rants, the game does have its fun side and I still don't regret buying it either way. 11 Conjurer, 17 Physical. I'm happy.

EDIT: Also some weird but funny glitches such as the ferry in Limsa Lominsa glitched and it literally docked INTO the dock itself. Funny watching as people walk off the pier and then camera switches with them standing in air before it finally shows the ferry leaving. Another had my friend and I sitting in the same chair as for some reason we couldn't really see each other right away.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 4:24am by SamusKnight
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#2 Sep 30 2010 at 5:29 AM Rating: Default
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I've to admit I agree. It's growing on me.

The initial frustrations are starting to ebb off as I level further. I'm having fun.

Something is making me come back every time I turn it off. It's worryingly addictive, even though I know it's far from ready yet and there are so many things wrong.

It's one thing knowing something is broken for good, and another knowing something is just brand new and need lots of work.

I love it. Just wish we could do more random quests, but that'll come.

#3 Sep 30 2010 at 5:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Sounds like an eventfull day :)


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#4 Sep 30 2010 at 5:35 AM Rating: Decent
Yea, I do rant about the game, some of the things need fixing badly (like targeting, I didn't realize how bad that was until I was able to get into an actual party.) but this thread isn't about the bad stuff, but the good stuff. Like I have been telling my friends and everything, FFXIV actually has features that are keeping me genuinely interested unlike so many other MMOs I've played. Normally I find grindfest games to be a bore, but there's more interaction here and more reward vs the effort put into it. I loved FFXI, but it was one of the reasons I just couldn't handle playing anymore, too much of the game was grind for x, do y, and collect z with z being usually not worth the time and effort.
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#5 Sep 30 2010 at 5:40 AM Rating: Decent
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There is certainly "launch pains" but I have already become attached to the game and I look forward to seeing how it adapts and grows from here. There are some issues needing attention quicker than others of course, I hope to see some of those alleviated soon.
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#6 Sep 30 2010 at 5:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I just finished posting in another thread about how i was having a lot of fun despite its flaws. I just wish people would stop putting it down so much. I know the game will come back in the future and be great, theres no way they can ***** this over in the long run, they are too great of a company and have a nearly perfect reputation to keep.. they'll throw money at it if they have to.
#7 Sep 30 2010 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
Now for something totally random: Watching a Lalafell run has to be one of the funniest things I have seen in any game. It just makes me want to set one down, watch it do a jolly dance, then punt it over a gate. Sorry Lalafell fans, but you guys are little footballs with ears! Hehe... No but seriously, Lalafell are so much better than their Tarutaru counterparts, I might even make one just because I like them that much more.
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#8 Sep 30 2010 at 5:55 AM Rating: Decent
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The One and Only SamusKnight wrote:
Now for something totally random: Watching a Lalafell run has to be one of the funniest things I have seen in any game. It just makes me want to set one down, watch it do a jolly dance, then punt it over a gate. Sorry Lalafell fans, but you guys are little footballs with ears! Hehe... No but seriously, Lalafell are so much better than their Tarutaru counterparts, I might even make one just because I like them that much more.


i was actually thinking about making someone named Lalafell Punter later today when i get off work... i have a feeling its taken though :(
#9 Sep 30 2010 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Despite the title of this thread.....

Most of what you say I would agree with.
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#10 Sep 30 2010 at 6:20 AM Rating: Decent
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It's not too random. I would have to agree with you. I find myself smiling every time I see one run past me. I mean ... do their knees bend? *snicker*
#11 Sep 30 2010 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
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And it can only get better, as they fix alot of things that were missed.
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#12 Sep 30 2010 at 6:29 AM Rating: Good
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im enjoying it too for the most part. i have my issues with it of course, first and foremost being the catch-22 inspired logic behind the crafting system ("You need better tools to craft with. You can make these tools at a reasonable level to use them to improve your crafting, but you need materials from another craft that are much higher level. But it's ok, you can make tools for those crafters to use at a higher level to make you the items to make your tool. You just need to make a better tool first" or as i like to say it, "Open drawer, insert d*ck, slam drawer, /repeat), secondly being the off-kilter targetting, and thirdly being the slow regen rate of anima (or more pointedly, the lack of other means of transportation).

but when you get into the meat of things, its not bad. its actually pretty fun, and it brings to light a good sense of accomplishment when you successfully take out a pack of 3-4 guys, or manage to squeak by in a synth because of a well-planned use of abilities and the appropriate synthesis techniques.

the game just needs a lot of refining done.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 5:31am by Quor
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#13 Sep 30 2010 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh naive optimism...

They can definitely make it worse. But surely they won't, right? ...Right?

They're more likely to disappoint with poorly implemented and ultimately wasted efforts. Things like Chocobo Racing and Pankration that took up so much development time, and ultimately failed.
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#14 Sep 30 2010 at 6:49 AM Rating: Good
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I find myself going in the opposite direction. When I first got the game I could overlook the shortcomings because I could still get things done in a decent amount of time with some effort. Now I feel like I'm smashing my head against a concrete wall whenever I try to craft or level and I'm getting really tired of it.
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#15 Sep 30 2010 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I'd probably be feeling the same way if I indulged much in the beta. I played the most in alpha and the scheduled betas. By the time the servers went 24/7, I played very little, mostly because I knew that the game wouldn't be SO fun that I'd want to level up AGAIN.
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
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