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#1 Oct 13 2010 at 4:21 AM Rating: Good
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Didn't see this posted yet so sorry if it has been.

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At the following time period, we will be performing maintenance on all Worlds. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XIV will be unavailable.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

[Date & Time]
Oct. 15, 2010 from 0:00 to 3:00(PDT)
* Maintenance completion time may be subject to change.

[Affected Service]
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http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/news/detail?newsId=ff98b0f466384150d7788d892a819895195821fa
#2 Oct 13 2010 at 4:25 AM Rating: Good
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Hopefully that's when they'll implement the Market Ward/Retainer changes they promised (saying it was due this week) among other random issues.
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#3 Oct 13 2010 at 4:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Thats what I'm expecting. I'm just glad this game does their maitenance while I'm at work unlike XI.
#4 Oct 13 2010 at 4:44 AM Rating: Decent
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They are announcing this maintenance a couple days in advnce (almost), so this is definately at least a minor update patch. Market wards will be included in this one, as they mentioned that in the previous update for this week.
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I'm just hoping we have a sort after this :P
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This guesswork is lame, SE should really inform us what they're up to, before they do it, not after. I find it's nicer to look forward to getting things fixed, instead of looking forward to losing playtime.
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Yay update fingers crossed!

On another note, have to remember this is SE and its a culture thing.
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#8 Oct 13 2010 at 6:27 AM Rating: Good
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I'm digging these maintenance times for the last couple. I don't remember ever having multiple maintenances occur while I am asleep.
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RustyMcDaggers wrote:
This guesswork is lame, SE should really inform us what they're up to, before they do it, not after. I find it's nicer to look forward to getting things fixed, instead of looking forward to losing playtime.


You should have named your character Veruca Salt.

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crushgroove wrote:
RustyMcDaggers wrote:
This guesswork is lame, SE should really inform us what they're up to, before they do it, not after. I find it's nicer to look forward to getting things fixed, instead of looking forward to losing playtime.


You should have named your character Veruca Salt.

[singing] I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me now.

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I will never understand this self righteous, instant gratification mindset.



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#11 Oct 13 2010 at 6:47 AM Rating: Decent
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ChrisMattern wrote:
crushgroove wrote:
RustyMcDaggers wrote:
This guesswork is lame, SE should really inform us what they're up to, before they do it, not after. I find it's nicer to look forward to getting things fixed, instead of looking forward to losing playtime.


You should have named your character Veruca Salt.

[singing] I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me now.

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I will never understand this self righteous, instant gratification mindset.



Oompa loompa doompety doo
I've got another puzzle for you
Oompa loompa doompety dee
If you are wise you'll listen to me

Who do you blame when your kid is a brat
Pampered and spoiled like a siamese cat
Blaming the kids is a lie and a shame
You know exactly who's to blame
The mother and the father

Oompa loompa doompety da
If you're not spoiled then you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa Doompety do


^^^ Win.
#12 Oct 13 2010 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
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crushgroove wrote:
RustyMcDaggers wrote:
This guesswork is lame, SE should really inform us what they're up to, before they do it, not after. I find it's nicer to look forward to getting things fixed, instead of looking forward to losing playtime.


You should have named your character Veruca Salt.

[singing] I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me now.

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I will never understand this self righteous, instant gratification mindset.


SE should be telling us what they're fixing and how they're fixing it before they fix it <well in patch notes of some kind as we dl the patch>
when i played EQ <yeah i'm an eq fanboi, but have moved on> the patch notes would even mention trivial stuff like npc text being corrected... se doesn't even tell us when they're changing the crafting system unless they mess it up.

and no i'm not trying to say this game should be like EQ, but after playing many mmo's i've come to appreciate SOE's customer service and the fact that the devs actually talk to the community.

Edited, Oct 13th 2010 6:40am by gerwenscalebane
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There are reasons SE keep the update notes hidden until after the patch. There are ways to exploit the system if you know beforehand what they are going to fix. Other MMO's have learned the hard way by giving out too much information.

Anyways...why does it matter if you know beforehand? What are you going to do with the information besides say "oh...they are going to fix that". Where is the actual benefit?

Just think of it like an X-mas present. May be socks...but it may also be a new BB gun you've been wanting.
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if people know they are going to fix something they can stop b*tching about it, but i'd be happy with being told as it's being fixed.

for example we've been told they're gonna "fix" the wards, but so far it just sounds like they're gonna rename the wards and reward people for selling the right stuff in each ward.
i don't remember any mention of a search function.
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#15 Oct 13 2010 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Please, for the love of Pete, fix the UI!
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#16 Oct 13 2010 at 8:43 AM Rating: Good
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Simool wrote:
Just think of it like an X-mas present. May be socks...but it may also be a new BB gun you've been wanting.


I'd actually prefer socks at this point in my life. Just like I'd prefer little fixes like arrows stacking to 999 over some new awesome wtfbbq endgame boss.
#17 Oct 13 2010 at 9:00 AM Rating: Good
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RustyMcDaggers wrote:
This guesswork is lame, SE should really inform us what they're up to, before they do it, not after. I find it's nicer to look forward to getting things fixed, instead of looking forward to losing playtime.


This is safer for them than if they try to announce the list of patches they tend to fix. If the one of the fixes listed didn't make the cut of patch release then they'd be bashed more heavily.

Beside's most major software updates and the bugs they will fix are also not announced except when you download the said patch...
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#18 Oct 13 2010 at 9:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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There are reasons SE keep the update notes hidden until after the patch. There are ways to exploit the system if you know beforehand what they are going to fix. Other MMO's have learned the hard way by giving out too much information.

Anyways...why does it matter if you know beforehand? What are you going to do with the information besides say "oh...they are going to fix that". Where is the actual benefit?

Just think of it like an X-mas present. May be socks...but it may also be a new BB gun you've been wanting.


That's not necessarily true. Blizzard keeps a running set of patch notes up for the PTR that outlines most of the upcoming changes at any given time. Sometimes to the PTR changes don't make it live and sometimes some of the changes that go live weren't on the list, but the majority of changes are available for all to see even before the patch date is announced.

I've noticed that SE has fixed several bugs and issues without listing them in patch notes, and they've also stealth nerfed things already, too. The bug fixes were appreciated...can't always say the stealth nerfs are.

The way I see it, SE is creating a game with rules that govern how things work and they're not very good at informing the playerbase when they change the rules. Sometimes it makes no real difference, like the bug that used to activate DoH abilities that were left on your character when you switched to a DoL class. Ahh, the mirth of going to take a swing at a mining node and all of a sudden your character activates Maker's Muse. It never really bothered me but at least now if my character activates something while mining, it's usually actually useful.

Other things like nerfing success rates and outcomes of Standard and Rapid synthesis can be very costly and frustrating things to change without informing your players. Let's not **** around here...most people don't even read the patch notes anyways. And since SE isn't making use of the launcher as a tool to list such things without having to go out of your way to look for them, the number of people who read the noees would be even less than you might expect relative to other MMOs where patch notes are prominently displayed when you log in. Nevertheless, it's frustrating as a player when you notice that something has obviously changed, the changes are causing you to be unsuccessful at something that was previously not an issue, and the resulting failures carry consequences. In the case of crafting, blowing up several dozens shards + mats in the process of learning that SE has changed things without a word can make a person lose faith in the developer.

I've noticed some changes that seem helpful but any time I find myself observing a helpful change that hasn't been announced in patch notes, I can't help but wonder if it's really an intentional change or a new bug as a result of something else they changed that I shouldn't be exploiting. One such change is the ability to use Guard to raise your shield while you're in the middle of casting a spell. Is it working as intended and a boon to casters who find their shield arm falling just as they've started a 3 second cast, or a bug? Don't know, because SE has been making all kinds of tweaks and adjustments without saying much about them.
#19 Oct 13 2010 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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crushgroove wrote:
You should have named your character Veruca Salt.


But then they'd randomly get questions like...

What's a Levolor?

Did Seether name themselves after one of your songs?....

etc... (I like your refrence better, but I prefer to be obscure... yes I used to enjoy semi-angry chick music)

Just in case I've left some of you lost


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGAfZiERrcs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veruca_Salt_(band)
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I would say a lack of official forums sums up their lack of customer service.
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#21 Oct 13 2010 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
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I would say a lack of official forums sums up their lack of customer service.


Not really. They could accomplish as much by having a liaison get involved on the premium sites as they could with their own official forums. It wouldn't be as efficient but it would go a long way to keep the playerbase informed. Remember...hardly anyone at SE appears to speak English. They would have to hire a team of multi-lingual liaisons to manage official forums if they had them. Blizzard can afford to do things like that. I'm not sure SE can.
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#23 Oct 13 2010 at 10:53 AM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
Seventhblood wrote:
I would say a lack of official forums sums up their lack of customer service.


Not really. They could accomplish as much by having a liaison get involved on the premium sites as they could with their own official forums. It wouldn't be as efficient but it would go a long way to keep the playerbase informed. Remember...hardly anyone at SE appears to speak English. They would have to hire a team of multi-lingual liaisons to manage official forums if they had them. Blizzard can afford to do things like that. I'm not sure SE can.


SE can afford what Blizzard can afford...I don't think that's an issue. I doubt most know this...but SE's FY March 2010 shows they are not hurting financially. Recording sales of 192,257 million yen (that's over 2 billion US dollars). Net income of around 9,509 million yen(aprox 110 million US dollars). I comparison, Activation/Blizzard was about double this...most of which due to WOW. I only bring this up because I sense people think due to the poor reviews and poor communication, SE may give up on the project. This project was not a lets see how it does for a few months and determine if we should shut it down. They made a poor business decision by releasing a product that was not complete. But to compare this to other failed MMOs(like APB) is just mind numbing. Its comparing apples and oranges. Square has aprox 3400 employees...down a few hundred from the previous year. They are running leaner due to economic conditions while expanding...buying Eidos last year for example.

FFXIV is not going anywhere...and I doubt they will be rushing to make changes just to shut everyone up.

http://www.square-enix.com/10q4earnings.pdf - everything you want or don't want to know about how they did last year.

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Simool wrote:
The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
Seventhblood wrote:
I would say a lack of official forums sums up their lack of customer service.


Not really. They could accomplish as much by having a liaison get involved on the premium sites as they could with their own official forums. It wouldn't be as efficient but it would go a long way to keep the playerbase informed. Remember...hardly anyone at SE appears to speak English. They would have to hire a team of multi-lingual liaisons to manage official forums if they had them. Blizzard can afford to do things like that. I'm not sure SE can.


SE can afford what Blizzard can afford...I don't think that's an issue. I doubt most know this...but SE's FY March 2010 shows they are not hurting financially. Recording sales of 192,257 million yen (that's over 2 billion US dollars). Net income of around 9,509 million yen(aprox 110 million US dollars). I comparison, Activation/Blizzard was about double this...most of which due to WOW. I only bring this up because I sense people think due to the poor reviews and poor communication, SE may give up on the project. This project was not a lets see how it does for a few months and determine if we should shut it down. They made a poor business decision by releasing a product that was not complete. But to compare this to other failed MMOs(like APB) is just mind numbing. Its comparing apples and oranges. Square has aprox 3400 employees...down a few hundred from the previous year. They are running leaner due to economic conditions while expanding...buying Eidos last year for example.

FFXIV is not going anywhere...and I doubt they will be rushing to make changes just to shut everyone up.

http://www.square-enix.com/10q4earnings.pdf - everything you want or don't want to know about how they did last year.

Edited, Oct 13th 2010 12:56pm by Simool


To summarize what he just said in bullet points...

1) SE has alot of money, but not as close to Blizzard.
2) FFXIV is not SE's only game that it finances compared to Blizzard's 3-4 projects.
3) FFXIV is not APB. Quit comparing it...
4) All companies handle things differently.
#25 Oct 13 2010 at 11:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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FFXIV is not going anywhere...and I doubt they will be rushing to make changes just to shut everyone up.

http://www.square-enix.com/10q4earnings.pdf - everything you want or don't want to know about how they did last year.


Your link isn't working, but if you're linking the same information a bunch of other people were linking a while ago, you're comparing SE's fiscal YEAR to Blizzard's QUARTER. A year is 12 months. A quarter is 3 months. Blizzard made more in the three months ending March 2010 than SE made in the year ending March 2010. Blizzard has mountains of resources. SE does not. SE is the company that hangs on the verge of bankruptcy every few years waiting for their next big title to come out. I'm not trying to say Blizzard is a "better" company than SE, I'm just pointing out the difference in available resources.
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The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
Simool wrote:


FFXIV is not going anywhere...and I doubt they will be rushing to make changes just to shut everyone up.

http://www.square-enix.com/10q4earnings.pdf - everything you want or don't want to know about how they did last year.


Your link isn't working, but if you're linking the same information a bunch of other people were linking a while ago, you're comparing SE's fiscal YEAR to Blizzard's QUARTER. A year is 12 months. A quarter is 3 months. Blizzard made more in the three months ending March 2010 than SE made in the year ending March 2010. Blizzard has mountains of resources. SE does not. SE is the company that hangs on the verge of bankruptcy every few years waiting for their next big title to come out. I'm not trying to say Blizzard is a "better" company than SE, I'm just pointing out the difference in available resources.


hey now..no reason to be sarcastic. I'm a financial analyst by day and gamer at night...I kinda do know what a quarter is. My point about available resources is that they could afford some staff to monitor forums like Blizzard does. They choose not to because they that's how they roll. And regarding Blizzard...i would say yes, they are better company. Better customer service...and sales show they have a better overall product.

hmmm and link works fine for me. Very sorry for the duplicate posting of the financials.

http://www.advfn.com/p.php?pid=financials&btn=annual_reports&mode=quarterly_reports&symbol=NASDAQ%3AATVI&istart_date=61 This is where I saw the Blizzard Revenue. YE 12/09 4.2 billion

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we will see what will happen with this maint. wont expect much. i do find it funny how people troll all day about "who's better" or even worse "who makes more money". blah blah blah. mcdonalds makes more money then carl's jr... doesnt mean its better. SE made some horrible moves, especially since they have a bad habit of releasing games and expecting people to learn how to play it on their own... which is kind of like the way older games were. Blizz on the otherhand makes their games user friendly or should we say omfg way too easy. games like that bore me. its like connect four compared to chess. funny how ppl compare these two companies. sounds like a bunch of fan boys on each side of these respective companies seeing whos dad is the best. bah! let it be. btw only game blizzard made that i like is SC all other games fail.
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I always find it strange people think more is better. Payless shoes definitely sells more shoes than John Lobb, but no sane person would consider their shoes better shoes.
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#29 Oct 13 2010 at 12:00 PM Rating: Good
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I dearly hope that this patch will allow me to buy another retainer. I want to level my gathering skills but don't feel like npcing everything I own to make that happen.
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I dearly hope that this patch will allow me to buy another retainer. I want to level my gathering skills but don't feel like npcing everything I own to make that happen.

I'm really not one of the Apocalypse Nigh crowd, but it has to be said. If the user base is begging for the opportunity to throw money at the company's feet to be able to play the game, there may be something wrong.

Edited, Oct 13th 2010 3:55pm by Hulan
#31 Oct 13 2010 at 1:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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I dearly hope that this patch will allow me to buy another retainer. I want to level my gathering skills but don't feel like npcing everything I own to make that happen.



Seriously. I might even buy two retainers. The +1/2/3 item system is cool, but man... it's killer on the inventory.
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I love how people think Blizzard caters to their customers while Square doesn't.

Really? Just look at the forums right now over the recent change of the live servers to 4.0, which people generally hated. You can't even answer a thread because the QQ flows so fast.

Developers don't interact with the playerbase. They have reps like Ghostcrawler who sit there answering questions with the same broad answers that Square devs are using, and making assinine statements about changes to classes he obviously knows nothing about, and calling them "improvements."

You guys keep harping on about WoW's playerbase. They have over 10 million accounts, sure, but I highly doubt even half of those are active/non-trial/former subscribers. Just look at server populations. There are only a handful of high pop servers with a whole load of low pop servers, and even those have terrible faction balances.

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Isn't this also probably the last patch before the free 30-day trial expires for the initial batch of CE buyers? I would hope they fix at least *some* of the current issues with this fact in mind.
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#34 Oct 13 2010 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
Ya, if this is the last patch before the end of the free trial, it can be a make it or break it deal for a lot of people, including myself. If they can address UI lag, I'll stick around another month, if not, I'm done. Make the market wards searchable all you want, if it still takes me 5 hours to sell and buy ****, it's all pointless.
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And then, when I have two or three retainers, I'm going to be like, "Now who the **** did I give all those Gridanian chestnuts and walnuts to... and my oak logs... and my dodo skins." Smiley: lol
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And then, when I have two or three retainers, I'm going to be like, "Now who the **** did I give all those Gridanian chestnuts and walnuts to... and my oak logs... and my dodo skins." Smiley: lol



At some point, I may end up buying one retainer for each craft :|...
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Your link isn't working, but if you're linking the same information a bunch of other people were linking a while ago, you're comparing SE's fiscal YEAR to Blizzard's QUARTER. A year is 12 months. A quarter is 3 months. Blizzard made more in the three months ending March 2010 than SE made in the year ending March 2010. Blizzard has mountains of resources. SE does not. SE is the company that hangs on the verge of bankruptcy every few years waiting for their next big title to come out. I'm not trying to say Blizzard is a "better" company than SE, I'm just pointing out the difference in available resources.


You are absolutely right, but this is also what forces things like the marriage of Squaresoft and Enix when something doesn't work out as planned because they aren't moving with the dollar.

No one even really argue that they do it to be true to their art and put out their kind of good product. Lately, their products don't even stand up to their OWN past releases........

If they were still making those epic Hail Mary titles of old, I and many others wouldn't be up in arms like we are.
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At some point, I may end up buying one retainer for each craft :|...


Tell me again why we are paying extra for something that is considered a "standard feature" outside of Final Fantasy Land... hehe
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And then, when I have two or three retainers, I'm going to be like, "Now who the **** did I give all those Gridanian chestnuts and walnuts to... and my oak logs... and my dodo skins." Smiley: lol



At some point, I may end up buying one retainer for each craft :|...



I had/have 6 mules in XI. One for each nation, 2 in Jeuno and one in Norg (don't ask). Each one had its own category of items to hold, and they all had moghouse expansions done.
#40 Oct 13 2010 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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There are reasons SE keep the update notes hidden until after the patch. There are ways to exploit the system if you know beforehand what they are going to fix. Other MMO's have learned the hard way by giving out too much information.

Anyways...why does it matter if you know beforehand? What are you going to do with the information besides say "oh...they are going to fix that". Where is the actual benefit?

Just think of it like an X-mas present. May be socks...but it may also be a new BB gun you've been wanting.

Oh man, remember when they announced in XI that new BCNM's were coming that included rewards of Vclaws and the hauby ingots and a new sniper ring alternative? Everyone who had a surplus that used them for income, started selling them at rock bottom prices to unload them before they were worthless post-update. Guess what happened post-update? It didn't start raining rare items and rare mats.
So like Soviet Russia, sometimes the announcements exploit YOU!

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Pikko wrote:
And then, when I have two or three retainers, I'm going to be like, "Now who the **** did I give all those Gridanian chestnuts and walnuts to... and my oak logs... and my dodo skins." Smiley: lol


I'm not trying to be a sarcastic ***, but, pen and paper still exist. Get a notebook... better yet, you're on a computer, microsoft word... or even notepad (it's free!)... can solve your memory issue.
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Just seems like a bad business practice to me. One thing I'll never understand is how customers who pay for a service are so willing to excuse the service when it's so blatantly bad.

Well, actually I understand it just fine. Brand identification is a powerful marketing elixir that frequently supersedes economic principles like "product quality" and "customer service."
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#44 Oct 13 2010 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
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SE will probably update the lodestone with information about the patch probably sometime tomorrow, I'm thinking.
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#45 Oct 14 2010 at 10:23 AM Rating: Good
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Kachi wrote:
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I will never understand this self righteous, instant gratification mindset.


Just seems like a bad business practice to me. One thing I'll never understand is how customers who pay for a service are so willing to excuse the service when it's so blatantly bad.

Well, actually I understand it just fine. Brand identification is a powerful marketing elixir that frequently supersedes economic principles like "product quality" and "customer service."



I agree. I think a lot of the time people are mis-reading the frustration. Instant gratification isn't the goal it's just plain gratification. Most people aren't going to play for a month to one point of gratification. The issue with SE in both XI and XIV(not as bad in XIV)is most rewards requires a HUGE time investment.

It could be hours,days if not months. And the sad thing is the reward is almost always not worth the amount of time put into it.

#46 Oct 14 2010 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
irtehscarry wrote:
Pikko wrote:
And then, when I have two or three retainers, I'm going to be like, "Now who the **** did I give all those Gridanian chestnuts and walnuts to... and my oak logs... and my dodo skins." Smiley: lol



At some point, I may end up buying one retainer for each craft :|...



I had/have 6 mules in XI. One for each nation, 2 in Jeuno and one in Norg (don't ask). Each one had its own category of items to hold, and they all had moghouse expansions done.



getting one of my mules to Norg was so fun!

I ran through Yuhtunga/Yhoator area as a Lv1. I had a buddy run with me to raise me along the way... =P

Good times!
#47 Oct 14 2010 at 1:53 PM Rating: Good
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ScaryTrees wrote:
Didn't see this posted yet so sorry if it has been.

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At the following time period, we will be performing maintenance on all Worlds. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XIV will be unavailable.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

[Date & Time]
Oct. 15, 2010 from 0:00 to 3:00(PDT)
* Maintenance completion time may be subject to change.

[Affected Service]
FINAL FANTASY XIV


Not that great at time conversions but looks like 2:00am to 5:00am (CDT).

#48 Oct 14 2010 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Sir lastly wrote:
Pikko wrote:
And then, when I have two or three retainers, I'm going to be like, "Now who the **** did I give all those Gridanian chestnuts and walnuts to... and my oak logs... and my dodo skins." Smiley: lol


I'm not trying to be a sarcastic ***, but, pen and paper still exist. Get a notebook... better yet, you're on a computer, microsoft word... or even notepad (it's free!)... can solve your memory issue.


Ya know that would make sense if it wasn't a self contradicting statement. Why in this age of video games when it is so easy to keep track of things did they not include some sort of in-game method of doing so? Imagine that, an in-game solution to tracking recipies and inventory. Of course you can do that on your own out of the game, oh wait you can't alt-tab without crashing the game. So play it in windowed mode? Well I didn't invest $500 - $1000 upgrading my rig just for this game and my comp seems to run the game better in full screen, so no.

Now I'm not saying that they should hand me all the recipies and materials and let me craft what I want (WoW crafting is boring) but FFXIV could take some lessons from WoW on the utility of their interface. Right now FFXIV's interface makes every aspect of the game a chore. As it is I play with my laptop on my desk to keep notes and reference websites so I can run multiple applications without interfering with the game performance, and I hate it. It is inconvenient, and yes, I am a firm believer that some things in a game should be convenient. I don't believe in paying people to allow me the opportunity to work.
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