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#1 Oct 21 2010 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
Hey Guys and gals

Former FFXI player and long time FF fan

Not enough money to have a good PC for XIV yet and PS3 is [Long time] away still.

Just had some questions about the game:

1- Mog Houses?? Not in the game? are they coming? why no Mog Houses I used to spend hours crafting in my house, not to mention its nice having your own spot online.

2- No screenshots I have seen show beastman? are they gone?

3- Airships? I have seen talk that they are in the game but not actually.

4- Do Lancers have a jump ability?

5- How close is this launch to how the original XI launch was?

6- Why did they give all the races new names but not really change them?

7- Moogles?

8- is the world open like XI? or do I HAVE to just do leves all the time?

9- Can you just go outside and fight? or is it all instances?

10- Is Ishgard going to be a new starting city? (and since the game was rushed or so I have read it wasn't ready) or is it a Jeuno type city?

11- On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how similar is this game to XI?

Sorry for all the questions I just haven't found this info

Thanks

Denard

PS: I do still play XI waiting till PS3


#2 Oct 21 2010 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
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not going to go into massive detail about any, but the short answer to your questions here:

1. no mog houses

2. havent seen any either, thats not to say theyr not there. maybe just at higher levels.

3. there appears to be the foundation for airship travel already in game (some structures that look like airship docks and etc) but theyr not functional yet. fair to assume they will be put in with a future patch

4. lancers are not dragoons, theres no reason they should have a jump ability.

5. na or jp launch for xi? alot of people have unreasonably high expectations for xiv's launch because they remember the na release of xi which had already been out like a year and even had an expansion pack out already. so with that said the na launch of xi was much smoother, but its a pretty unfair comparison.

6. providing the illusion of change while maintaining some degree of comfortability. i like the races from xi personally so it works for me.

7. there are moogles, but at least for now they dont serve the same purposes they did in xi.

8. you dont ever have to do a leve, its just a means to gain xp and skillpoints along with some monetary rewards. you can just grind all day if u prefer.

9. there are no instances (well technically some of the storyline is instanced). everything is open world

10. more than likely a central hub city like Jeuno, who knows tho

11. based on visual style, concept, and music this could easily be called ffxi-2, xi with a graphical update. leves and crafting functionality are pretty unique tho so depends on what your basis for comparison is.


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#3 Oct 21 2010 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
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1- Mog Houses?? Maybe later? I hope so anyway.

2- No screenshots I have seen show beastman? There are beastmen. I haven't taken a screenie of one but they do exist.

3- Airships? I have seen talk that they are in the game but not actually. you see them flying around and there are what appear to be landing pads but no one seems to have figured out how to unlock them if they are indeed unlockable.

4- Do Lancers have a jump ability? I don't know.

5- How close is this launch to how the original XI launch was? I wasn't there. Comparable to JP original launch from what some people are saying.

6- Why did they give all the races new names but not really change them? Ask Tanaka.

7- Moogles? Yes. They are part of the Gridania storyline.

8- is the world open like XI? or do I HAVE to just do leves all the time? No you don't have to do leves. Rewards can be enticing but they usually don't take much time. More like "dailies" a la WoW.

9- Can you just go outside and fight? or is it all instances? There are few instances.

10- Is Ishgard going to be a new starting city? (and since the game was rushed or so I have read it wasn't ready) or is it a Jeuno type city? Probably more like Jeuno.

11- On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how similar is this game to XI? 4 imo

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#4 Oct 21 2010 at 9:39 PM Rating: Good
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I'll skip a few that arent opinion based and already answered.


5: I wasnt there for FFXI's launch, but from the sounds of it its depressingly similar.

6: to create allow players from FFXI to carry over their characters. The 5 races kinda run the basic spectrum of character types, without adding lizard men or something there wasn't really any other directions to go.

11: 2-3. I think if the graphics hadn't been similar and final fantasy standbys (chocobos, airships) been included, nobody would have recognized anything. They play completely different, and the XIV classes are far from the iconic FF jobs.
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#5 Oct 21 2010 at 9:40 PM Rating: Good
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already been answered twice, but I'll chime in too.

1- Mog Houses? I hope to see them, but they're not in the game or pegged for the near future.

2- Beastmen - Haven't seen any yet. Come to think of it, I hadn't noticed that I hadn't seen any until you pointed it out.

3- Airships - Planned, but not in yet.

4- Jump - At later levels, I hope so; Jump is a staple of Dragoon/Lancer in other FF games. FF4, 5, and tactics all let their DRGs jump.

5- Perhaps a little better. Most MMORPGs are rough at launch and XIV is no exception.

6- Why did they give all the races new names but not really change them? Who knows.

7- Moogles? Haven't seen them yet either.

8- is the world open like XI? or do I HAVE to just do leves all the time? You don't -have- to do anything. And yes, it's a pretty big world out there.

9- Can you just go outside and fight? or is it all instances? Instances seem to only be done for quests, and mobs are phased for guildleves. Everything is out in the open though, for the most part.

10- Is Ishgard going to be a new starting city? (and since the game was rushed or so I have read it wasn't ready) or is it a Jeuno type city? I am pretty sure it will be like Jeuno was.

11- On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how similar is this game to XI? I have to agree that in terms of looks, it's just a prettier FFXI. In terms of gameplay, they're vastly different. Combat is a lot more button mashy, crafting is a lot more involved, everything is just more complicated/engaging (depending on who you ask) than XI's system was.
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