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#1 Oct 08 2010 at 1:28 AM Rating: Default
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O man i hate asking stuff like this because i feel like a scrub but here goes.

I really want to play FFXIV BUT, i hear so many bad things about it and spending money on it with all the bashing is scary. SOOOOO, can anyone help me out with a free trial (or if someone who is tired of the game). I have seen a lot of fed up with the game posts and im willing tohelp take the account off your hands :P

Please understand im not used to trying for handouts , but in this case i want to play it safe and not waste 50-60 dollars on something that i might not enjoy.

Thankyou Zam
#2 Oct 08 2010 at 1:35 AM Rating: Default
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Go with your gut. If you read that the game sucks and is definitely not worth it, then don't bother.

/wait 10
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The game is a newborn, and it's got to crawl before it walks/runs/flies/hyperjumps. It has problems, but if you're patient and willing to learn something new, then by all means go for it. I'm STILL having fun after the first full week of play. Yes, I get the random disconnects, but out of a whole week it's happened 6-7 times. The UI is laggy, but that's all I can honestly say in the negative.
#3 Oct 08 2010 at 1:39 AM Rating: Default
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I see, yeah everything that i have heard bad is something that i would be willing to deal with. At the same time though 50 dollars is hard to come by and thats why i am trying to look for a free trial of sorts

Thankyou for your post though, it did help.
#4 Oct 08 2010 at 1:41 AM Rating: Good
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You want a buddy Pass? I'll PM it to you if you do
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#5 Oct 08 2010 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Def man, would love a buddy pass. Lifesaver
#6 Oct 08 2010 at 1:51 AM Rating: Good
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There are some pretty big issues with the game currently. SE may fix them (may be fixing some of them right this minute in fact) and they may not. The game itself has a lot of potential, and personally I'm finding it more enjoyable than not. If you are afraid of starting right now, wait around until March, and keep an eye on things here. I'm sure we'll know by then whether SE has it in them to turn things around or not.

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#7 Oct 08 2010 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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CunningLinguist wrote:
If you read that the game sucks and is definitely not worth it, then don't bother.




worst advice iv ever heard......




WELL THEY SAID IT WAS TRUE SO IT MUST BE!




form your own opinions.. it only costs 50$ and if you cant afford that on what could potentially be a game you dont enjoy then you shouldnt spend that money in the first place. save it for your electric bill or crippling smack habit.


Edited, Oct 8th 2010 2:53am by Elamille
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#8 Oct 08 2010 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanx ootsanati, that is what i have been thinking. Not the waiting but its a type of game i love so i can look over the flaws, hopefully ^^^^ comes through with a buddy pass and i can give me own review :P
#9 Oct 08 2010 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Elamille wrote:
CunningLinguist wrote:
If you read that the game sucks and is definitely not worth it, then don't bother.




worst advice iv ever heard......




WELL THEY SAID IT WAS TRUE SO IT MUST BE!




form your own opinions.. it only costs 50$ and if you cant afford that on what could potentially be a game you dont enjoy then you shouldnt spend that money in the first place. save it for your electric bill or crippling smack habit.


Edited, Oct 8th 2010 2:53am by Elamille

Haha as bad as my crippling smack habit is, what 50 dollars to someone can be different.
#10 Oct 08 2010 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
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If you are uncertain now I would honestly wait a few months let SE work things out.

I like the game my self. I recognize the issues many players have with it. But I have patience and I'm willing to ride out the storm of the first few months to see where SE wants to take this game.

Right now XIV is a slow burn. You aren't presented with a lot to do up front. Besides level your different classes, or craft. The story CS take time to get to. lv 1 10 15 20 and 26. And at this point it's a solo game. The potential for a huge engrossing game is here. Just not available yet. This is where having patience is crucial.

Things to be aware of if you choose to play now:

1) It might not run very well on your system. Run the XIV benchmark to see how it preforms.
2) While hardware mouse has been implemented, the Mouse isn't used besides selection and camera movement. (get a gamepad to make your XIV life easier)
3) There will undoubtedly be many changes / improvements / additions in the coming months, While it may take time for things to happen, those things will.

If you are a fan of Western MMO (WoW, LoTRO, EQ2 ect ect) you will not find the experience to be similar at all. You will most likely not like XIV.
If you played FFXI and didn't like it, don't play this.
If you played FFXI and want a graphical upgrade with the same cornucopia of content to devour, Wait on playing XIV.
If you love XI (I do!) and want to be part of a new world and experience the changes of a new MMO give XIV a go.

Maybe if you can wait for the ps3 launch. especially if your PC doesn't play the benchmark well. PS3 will run you $300 (plug a USB keyboard into the PS3 to chat or buy a bluetooth KB.) You'll be playing with a controller which is honestly the way to play this game. It'll launch with 6 months of additional dev time, and have a less dramatic community than what is currently here.

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#11 Oct 08 2010 at 2:32 AM Rating: Default
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Quote:
worst advice iv ever heard......


Shut the **** up.
#12 Oct 08 2010 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
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O man i hate asking stuff like this because i feel like a scrub but here goes.

I really want to play FFXIV BUT, i hear so many bad things about it and spending money on it with all the bashing is scary. SOOOOO, can anyone help me out with a free trial (or if someone who is tired of the game). I have seen a lot of fed up with the game posts and im willing tohelp take the account off your hands :P

Please understand im not used to trying for handouts , but in this case i want to play it safe and not waste 50-60 dollars on something that i might not enjoy.

Thankyou Zam



Come back, in 3 months and see how the posts in the forum are. Hopefully we will get a sticky on "Current State" of the game. Do not spend the money unless you have a lot of patience.
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