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#1 Oct 09 2010 at 10:12 AM Rating: Good
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My opinion of the game was initially quite low. Like many people who's threads I have read I intended to cancel my account when my free play period (which in reality cost me $75) was up.

While reading a thread a couple days ago in regards to the PC release as a paid beta before the PS3 release in March it occurred to me that had I been offered a place in the alpha or closed beta for the game for $13/mo I likely would have jumped at the opportunity.

Bad game mechanics and dismal press not withstanding, if you had been offered a place in the beta, but had to pay ~$10 to secure your slot, would you have done it?

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#2 Oct 09 2010 at 10:18 AM Rating: Good
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I bought the CE to play early, does that count? Here's what happened.

1. Denial: Don't worry, this is just beta, it'll be a vastly different game at release. I'm still paying 150$ for two CEs plus game controllers and new video cards, it'll be awesome!

2. Anger: Did I forget to uninstall beta!? This is the exact same thing! Except the mouse work. Great, I bought controllers for nothing. RARGH!

3. Bargaining: Look, just add an AH next patch and it'll be fine. Or a search feature. Or anything! Just talk to me, Square-Enix!

4. Depression: Oh no, I gained another level and a new skill, now I have to go equip it... And setup my macros again... And I have to go repair my stuff in town... Ugh Even logging out takes too long. *Alt-Tab*

5. Acceptance: See you all next year after PS3 release! /uninstall
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#3 Oct 09 2010 at 10:20 AM Rating: Good
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I learned the 5 stages of grieving in Paramedic School :)

I feel the same way, don't know if I will be back though. **** at this rate there may never be a PS3 release.
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#4 Oct 09 2010 at 10:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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Teegotaru wrote:

Bad game mechanics and dismal press not withstanding, if you had been offered a place in the beta, but had to pay ~$10 to secure your slot, would you have done it?


Actually, didn't a lot of people pay $10 for fileplanet memberships just to get a chance to get a beta key?

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#5 Oct 09 2010 at 10:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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This paid beta talk needs to stop. "The first six months of any MMO are horrible" needs to stop. There is simply no excuse to release a game where the basic mechanics are flawed.
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#6 Oct 09 2010 at 11:07 AM Rating: Default
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onineko wrote:
This paid beta talk needs to stop. "The first six months of any MMO are horrible" needs to stop. There is simply no excuse to release a game where the basic mechanics are flawed.


If all the whining would stop and people who dislike the game would just go on their way all of that talk would stop as well.

Look at the root of the issue, it's you.
#7 Oct 09 2010 at 11:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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So you are saying that if 3/4 of the membership for the game picks up and leaves you would be happy with your ghost world?
#8 Oct 09 2010 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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No one likes it,you know it's bad when Japanese sites rip a SE title apart.

Everyone that doesnt like it should leave.I agree,then they can consolidate all the servers into one,and the 250 ppl that love it can all make one LS and play in their little private server.
#9 Oct 09 2010 at 12:10 PM Rating: Good
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Teegotaru wrote:
My opinion of the game was initially quite low. Like many people who's threads I have read I intended to cancel my account when my free play period (which in reality cost me $75) was up.

While reading a thread a couple days ago in regards to the PC release as a paid beta before the PS3 release in March it occurred to me that had I been offered a place in the alpha or closed beta for the game for $13/mo I likely would have jumped at the opportunity.

Bad game mechanics and dismal press not withstanding, if you had been offered a place in the beta, but had to pay ~$10 to secure your slot, would you have done it?

-Teeg
No. I ended up letting a friend of mine use my alpha/beta account because I got so annoyed with it.

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onineko wrote:
This paid beta talk needs to stop. "The first six months of any MMO are horrible" needs to stop. There is simply no excuse to release a game where the basic mechanics are flawed.
If all the whining would stop and people who dislike the game would just go on their way all of that talk would stop as well.

Look at the root of the issue, it's you.
Stopping people from complaining doesn't suddenly fix all of the bad implementation in FFXIV.

Edited, Oct 9th 2010 1:12pm by bsphil
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